Centre for the Study of Law and Governance
26704763 / 26704021
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD): School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK
Master of Philosophy (MPhil): Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
Master of Arts (MA): Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
Bachelor of Arts (BA) (Honours): The M. S. University, Vadodara, India
Areas of Interest/Specialization
Politics of development and identity; critical governance studies (including governance indicators); conflict, governance and the state; democratic political process in India; policing in India; and, global governance
Awards & Honours
- Visiting Professor, Otto-Suhr-Institut für Politikwissenschaft, Freie Universität Berlin – 16 April 2o18 – 15 September 2018.
- ICCR Chair of Indian Studies, University of Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden by the Indian Council of Cultural Relations, New Delhi, India and University of Uppsala, Sweden – 22 February 2016-31 July 2016.
- Visiting Professor, University of Oslo, Norway – October 2015.
- Visiting Professor, University of Oldenburg, Germany – October 2015.
- Invited as DAAD Guest Professor, Südasien Institut, Ruprecht Karls Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany – 15 April 2015-13 July 2015.
- Visiting Professor, University of Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden - May 2013.
- UGC Visiting Professor, Centre for South & South East Asian Studies, University of Calcutta, Kolkata - March 2013.
- UGC-SAP Visiting Fellow, Department of Political Science, Panjab University, Chandigarh - December 2011.
- Visiting Professor, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark - November 2008.
- Visiting Professor, Sciences Po Bordeaux, France - October-December 2008.
- Directeur d’Etudes Associé (Visiting Professor) at the Fondation de la Maison Des Sciences De L’homme, Paris, France - September 2008.
- Directeur d’Etudes Associé (Visiting Professor) at the Fondation de la Maison Des Sciences De L’homme, Paris, France - June 2007.
- UGC-DAAD-PPP project (in collaboration with Prof. Markus Pohlmann, Professor of Sociology, Max Weber Institute of Sociology, Heidelberg University,) on Business and Governance in India: Top Managers, Career Patterns and Action Orientations in a Changing Political Economy – 2014-16.
- The Role of Governance in the Resolution of Socioeconomic and Political Conflict in India and Europe (CORE) funded by the European Commission – 2011-13.
- Invited by the Mahbub-ul-Haq Centre for Human Development to contribute the India chapter to South Asia Human Development Report, 2012 – 2012.
- Tribal Rights in Jharkhand funded by the United Nations Development Programme, India − January-April 2006.
- Group Discrimination and Elections in India funded by the International Centre for Ethnic Studies, Kandy, Sri Lanka, 2002.
Best Peer Reviewed Publications
- Jharkhand: Politics of Development and Identity, New Delhi: Orient-Longman, 2001.
- Monograph: Tribal Rights in Jharkhand, Bangkok: United Nations Development Programme, Regional Indigenous Peoples’ Programme, Asia Regional Governance Programme (UNDP RCB ARGP), 2007.
- ‘Fundamental Rights, Meaning, Content and Discrimination: A Franco-Indian Comparison’ (with Jean-Louis Halpérin), in Revue Internationale de Droit Comparé, vol. 64, no. 2, Avril-Juin, 2011, pp. 385-402.
- ‘The Democratic Story of Twin Challenges to Governance: Identity Needs and Developmental Needs’ in Ranabir Samaddar and Suhit K. Sen, eds., New Subjects and New Governance in India, New Delhi: Routledge, 2012, pp. 13-68.
- ‘Indian Development Discourse in a Changing World’ in Navnita Chadha Behera, ed., India Engages the World, New Delhi: ICSSR & Oxford University Press (ICSSR Research Survey and Explorations in Political Science), 2013, pp. 197-233.
- ‘Governance for Empowerment: the Indian Story’ in Human Development in South Asia 2012: Governance for People’s Empowerment, Lahore: Mahbub ul Haq Human Development Centre, 2012, pp. 32-63.
- ‘Governance, Governmentality and the Study of Conflicts’ in Janel B. Galvanek, Hans J. Giessmann and Mir Mubashir, eds., Norms and Premises of Peace Governance: Socio-Cultural Commonalities and Differences in Europe and India, Berlin: Berghof Foundation, 2012, pp. 50-57.
Recent Peer Reviewed Journals/Books
- ‘Identity, Migration and Crime: Conceptual Underpinnings and Select Evidence from India’ in Revista Degli Studi Orientali, Supplemento 2, Special Issue on De-Centring Dominant Narratives In India: Alternative Perceptions of History and Development (edited By Sanjukta Das Gupta And Amit Prakash), 2018.
- ‘The Capital City: Discursive Dissonance of Law and Policy’ in Ranabir Samaddar, ed., Migrants and the Neoliberal City, New Delhi: Orient BlackSwan, 2018, pp. 225-257.
- ‘Conflict and Governance: Participation and Strategic Veto in Bihar and Jharkhand’ in Cederlöf, Gunnel & Das Gupta, Sanjukta, eds., Subjects, Citizens and Law, New Delhi: Routledge, 2016, pp. 122-137.
- (co-author), ‘Homogenising Discourses of Governance and Local Processes: Identity and Autonomy in Jharkhand’ in Anglistica: An Interdisciplinary Journal, (Edizione speciale a cura di Rossella Ciocca e Sanjukta Das Gupta dal titolo Out of Hidden India: Adivasi Histories, Stories, Visualities and Performances), Vol. 19, N. 1, 2015, pp. 147-162.
- ‘Political Economy of Conflict and Peace: Governmentality of Participation and Strategic Veto in Bihar and Jharkhand, India’ in Richmond, Oliver P., Burgess, J. Peter & Samaddar, Ranabir, Cultures Of Governance and Peace: A Comparison of EU and Indian Theoretical and Policy Approaches, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2016, pp. 68-87.