Professor, Department of Sociology
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Ph.D. 2003 Goldsmiths College, University of London
M.Phil. 1993 Jawaharlal Neheru University
M.A. 1991 Jawaharlal Neheru University

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MA courses on Contemporary Social Theory, Environment and Society, Organizations, Professions and Occupations

M.Phil course on Indian Society
Research Area
Research interests include the sociology/social anthropology of environment and development in South Asia with particular focus on coastal India and deltaic borderlands; competing perspectives on development and resource use; governance state-making and discourses of civil society in Indian context
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Journal Papers Published (6)
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Haunting Tiger, Hugging Ancestors: Constructions of Adivasi Personhood in the Sundarbans Perspectives in Indian Development New Series 4, Occasional Paper Series. Delhi: Nehru Memorial Museum and Library Teen Murti 2013 -
In Aila-struck Sundarbans Economic and Political Weekly 2011 46(40)-21-24
Rethinking Community: In the Discipline and Within Development Practices Maitrayee Chaudhuri (ed.) Sociology in India: Intellectual and Institutional Practices, New Delhi: Rawat Publications. 2010 -
On the Wrong Side of the Fence: Embankment, People and Social Justice in the Sundarbans Pradip K. Bose and Samir K. Das (eds.) Social Justice and Enlightenment: West Bengal, New Delhi: Sage 2009 -
Cyclone Aila and the Sundarbans: An Enquiry into the Disaster and Politics of Aid and Relief Policies and Practices series No.26, Kolkata: Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group 2009 -
Books Published (2)
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Living with Disasters: It looks at dynamics of development in the Indian Sundarbans Cambridge University Press 2016
Social Movements in India - (ed.) Delhi: Pearson 2012
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