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Faculty Publication

Criminalisation of Politics   Revisiting 1956: B. R. Ambedkar and States Reorganisation   The Indian Parliament : A Critical Appraisal  


Avinash Kumar
Rawat Publications, 2015.


Revisiting 1956: B. R. Ambedkar and States Reorganisation

Sudha Pai and Avinash Kumar
Orient Blackswan, 2014.


The Indian Parliament : A Critical Appraisal

Sudha Pai and Avinash Kumar
Orient Blackswan, 2014.


Progressive Fiscal Policy in India

Praveen K Jha
SAGE Publications, 2011


Public Provisioning for Elementary Education in India

Praveen K Jha, Subrat Das, Siba Sankar Mohanty, Nandan Kumar Jha
SAGE Publications India, 2008


Land Reforms in India: Issues of Equity in Rural Madhya Pradesh

Praveen K Jha
SAGE Publications, 09-May-2002


Contested Transformations: Changing Economies and Identities in Contemporary India

Mary E. John, Praveen Kumar Jha, Surinder S. Jodhka
Tulika Books, 2006


Agricultural Labour in India

Praveen K Jha
Vikas Publishing House, New Delhi, 1997.

Against Ecological Romanticism: Verrier Elwin and the Making of an Anti-Modern Tribal Identity, Three Essays Collective, 2011.  

Environment, Development and Society in Contemporary India: An Introduction

Archana Prasad 
Macmillan, 2008, New Delhi.


Environmentalism and the Left: Contemporary Debates and Future Agendas,

Archana Prasad
Left Word, 2004. New Delhi.

A warm welcome to the modified and updated website of the Centre for East Asian Studies. The East Asian region has been at the forefront of several path-breaking changes since 1970s beginning with the redefining the development architecture with its State-led development model besides emerging as a major region in the global politics and a key hub of the sophisticated technologies. The Centre is one of the thirteen Centres of the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi that provides a holistic understanding of the region.

Initially, established as a Centre for Chinese and Japanese Studies, it subsequently grew to include Korean Studies as well. At present there are eight faculty members in the Centre. Several distinguished faculty who have now retired include the late Prof. Gargi Dutt, Prof. P.A.N. Murthy, Prof. G.P. Deshpande, Dr. Nranarayan Das, Prof. R.R. Krishnan and Prof. K.V. Kesavan. Besides, Dr. Madhu Bhalla served at the Centre in Chinese Studies Programme during 1994-2006. In addition, Ms. Kamlesh Jain and Dr. M. M. Kunju served the Centre as the Documentation Officers in Chinese and Japanese Studies respectively.

The academic curriculum covers both modern and contemporary facets of East Asia as each scholar specializes in an area of his/her interest in the region. The integrated course involves two semesters of classes at the M. Phil programme and a dissertation for the M. Phil and a thesis for Ph. D programme respectively. The central objective is to impart an interdisciplinary knowledge and understanding of history, foreign policy, government and politics, society and culture and political economy of the respective areas. Students can explore new and emerging themes such as East Asian regionalism, the evolving East Asian Community, the rise of China, resurgence of Japan and the prospects for reunification of the Korean peninsula. Additionally, the Centre lays great emphasis on the building of language skills. The background of scholars includes mostly from the social science disciplines; History, Political Science, Economics, Sociology, International Relations and language.

Several students of the centre have been recipients of prestigious research fellowships awarded by Japan Foundation, Mombusho (Ministry of Education, Government of Japan), Saburo Okita Memorial Fellowship, Nippon Foundation, Korea Foundation, Nehru Memorial Fellowship, and Fellowship from the Chinese and Taiwanese Governments. Besides, students from Japan receive fellowship from the Indian Council of Cultural Relations.