Dr. Amit Kumar Sharma
Associate Professor,
Centre for the study of Social Systems,
School of Social Sciences,
Jawaharlal Nehru University,
New Delhi-110067.
Phone 011-26742815 (R), 26704410 (0)
Mobile :9650747953
E-mail: amitjnu@yahoo.com aksharma@mail.jnu.ac.in

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ph. D (Submitted in July 1993, Degree awarded in October 1994) on `Symbols of Kinship Identity in a Village in Bihar' ; under the joint supervision of Dr. Patricia Uberoi and Prof. Yogendra Singh, CSSS / SSS / JNU, New Delhi.
  • M. Phil (Submitted in July 1988, Degree awarded in 1989) on `Social Construction of Women in Anamdas Ka Potha : A Sociological Study',  CSSS / SSS / JNU, New Delhi.
  • M. A. (1984-86) Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, Delhi, with Ist Division (61.9% marks).
  • B. A. Honours (Sociology) 1981-83 batch but result in 1984 from B. N. College, Patna, Patna University, High IInd division  (58.5% marks).
  • I. A. (Sociology, History, Logic) 1979-81 from B. N. College, Patna, Patna University, Ist Division (60.4% marks).

AREAS OF SPECIAL INTEREST

Cinema and Culture in India
Sociology of Religion
Gandhian Philosophy           
Sociology of Civilizations
Sociological Theories

TEACHING EXPERIENCE [17 Years]

  • Associate professor, Centre for the study of Social Systems, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, 24 September 2002 till date.
  • Assistant Professor (Senior Grade), Centre for the study of Social Systems, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, 2 December 1999 to 23 September 2002.
  • Lecturer(Senior Grade) at Post Graduate department of Sociology, Janta Vedic College, Baraut (Meerut University), July 28, 1998 to December 1, 1999.
  • Lecturer at Post Graduate department of Sociology, Janta Vedic College, Baraut (Meerut University), September 24, 1993 to July 27, 1998.
  • Lecturer of Sociology at Sri Venkateswara College, South Campus, University of Delhi, October 1991 to April 1992.

REFRESHER COURSES

  • Participated in the Refresher Course in Sociology organized by JNU (July 14 to
    August 8, 2003).
  • Participated in the Refresher Course in Sociology organized by JNU (November 19 to December 14, 2001).

PUBLISHED BOOKS

  1. Religion and culture in Indian civilization (Essays in honour of prof. C.N. Venugopal, Edited By Amit kumar Sharma), 2011, D.k. Printworld,New Delhi.
  2. Bhartiya samaj Shastra ke Pramukh Sampradaya, 2011, D.k. Printworld , New Delhi.
  3. Bharatiya Sanskriti Ka Swaroop, 2006, Kautilya Prakashan, New Delhi.
  4. Hind Swaraj Ki Prasangikata, 2005, Kautilya Prakashan, New Delhi.
  5. Structure of Indian Society (Urdu edition)– A Sociology Textbook for class XII, 2005,  NCERT, New Delhi.
  6. Structure of Indian Society – A Sociology Textbook for class XII, 2003, NCERT, New Delhi.
  7. Bhartiya Samaj Ki Sanrachana, 2003, NCERT, New Delhi.

BOOKS UNDER PUBLICATION

Samajshastra Ki Shastriye Parampara (Text Book for Sociology MA I, Paper1), Nalanda Open University, Patna.

Bhartiye Samajshastra Ke Pramuka Upagam (Text Book for Sociology MA 1st, Paper IV), Nalanda Open University, Patna.

PUBLISHED ARTICLES

  1. “Sabhyata Ka Vaishwik Sandarbh”, Sab Log, May 2010
  2. “ Samakaalin Bharatiya Samaj aur Mahatma Gandhi”, Vichar, March 2010
  3. “Khagolikaran ka Naya Roopa”, Sab Log, Febrauary 2010
  4. “Kujat Gandhivedi Lohia”, in Akraar ,March 2010
  5. "Bhartiya Cinema ka Lokshastra" in Samved-18, July 2009
  6. "Bhajpa ki Vidambana" in Sablog, October, 2009
  7. "Parv aur Teerth ka Mahatva", in Bharteeya Paksha, Vol 6, No. 9, September 2009
  8. "Gotra Vivad ke Sanskritik Aayam", in Sablog, September, 2009
  9. "Maut Matam Nahi Masti ka Vishay", in Bharteeya Paksha, Vol 6, No. 8, August 2009.
  10. "Char Prishthon Mein Hind Swaraj ", in Bharteeya Paksha, Vol 6, No.7, July 2009.
  11. "Dor: Ek Samajshastra Dristikon in Rabindranath Tripathi", edited, Media: Film Visheshank, a journal of Kendriya Hindi Sansthan, New Delhi, 2009.
  12. “Hind Swaraj Ka Darshanik Aadhar" in Sab Log, May 2009.
  13. "Hindi Cinema Ka Lok Shastra" in Samveda-21, 2009.
  14. "Bharateeya Samaj Ki Antardhara", Sab Log, March, 2009.
  15. "Yuva Manaska Bahurang", Sab Log, January, 2009.
  16. "Pradeep Tiwari, Bharateeya Cinema Aur Uttar Bharat Ki Lok Sanskriti", Aagah,Volume 7, Mumbai, 2009.
  17. "Mahatma Gandhi Ka Sabhyata Mulak Vimarsh", Prabhat Khabar Deepawali Visheshank, Ranchi, 2008.
  18. "1857 Ki Kranti" in 1857: Bharat Ka Pehla Mukti Sangharsha, (edited by Devendra Chube et al ), Prakashan Sansthan, New Delhi, 2008 (PP 314-317).
  19.  "Bharatiya Cinema Ka Samajik Mulya",Bharatiya Paksha, Volume 4, No. 4,   April 2007
  20. "Jaan Pehchan Ka Hindi Cinema",Pratham Pravakta’, April 2007.
  21. "Bharatiya Cinema Ka Mulyabodh", Bharatiya Paksha, Volume 4, No.5, May 2007.
  22. "Bharatiya Sanskriti Ka Samajshastra" in Sahitya Ka Naya Saundaryashastra, edited  by Devendra Chaubey, Kitab Ghar Prakashan, New Delhi, 2006.
  23.  “Empires & Communication Strategies”, with Uday Sahay & Pavan Choudary in Uday Sahay (edited), Making  News, OUP, New Delhi, 2006.
  24.  “Indology in India”, Think India, Vol. 8, No. IV, October-December, 2005.
  25. “Tilak, Gandhi aur Shukla” in Bhartiya Paksha, Vol. 7 & 8, July -August, 2005.
  26. “Aacharya Ramchandra Shukla Awam Hindi Sahitya Ka Samajshastra:  Chintamani-4 Ke Sandarbh Mein” in Naya Mandand, Vol. 35-36, January-March to April-June, 2005.
  27. “Shrimadbhagawat Gita Aur Hind Swaraj” in Bhartiya Paksha, Vol. 6, June, 2005.
  28. “Lok Paramparaon Ka Shashtra” in Bhartiya Paksha, Vol. - 5, May, 2005.
  29.  “Hind Swaraj Ki Prasangikata” in Bhartiya Paksha, Vol. - 4, April, 2005.
  30. “Ekkisawi Sadee Ka Rawan” in Bhartiya Paksha, Vol. - 1, January, 2005.
  31.  “Element of Indian Civilisation: A Sociological Perspective” in Indian  Anthropologist, Volume 33, June, 2003.
  32. “Bhartiya Sanskriti Ka Samajshastra” in Aajkal, Vol.- 691, No.-1, May, 2002.
  33.  “Samajshastriya Vimarsh Ke Aayam” in Samveda, Vol.-11, February, 2002.
  34. “Ekkisawi Sadee Ka Rawan” in Swadeshi Patika, Vol.- 6, No. – 12, 2001.     

PAPERS AND BOOK REVIEWS

  1. Book review “Nation and National Identity in South Asia edited by S.L. Sharma and T. K. Oommen” in The Book Review, Vol.- XXVI, No. 10, October, 2002.
  2. Book review “Stories, Dreams and Science: Recognising our limits” in Humanscape, August, 1999.
  3. Book Review, “Dynamics of change in the Modern Hindu Family” in Sociological Bulletein, 1996.
  4. Book Review, “Mesocosm: Hinduism and the Organisation of a Traditional Newar City in Nepal” in Contributions to Indian Sociology (N S), 29, 2, 1995.
  5. Book review “Social Movements in the South” in Lokayan Bulletin, No 11.4, January-February, 1995.
  6. Book review “The Concept of Person” (edited by Ostor, Fruzzetti and Barnett) in the Journal of Family Planning, Bombay, 1995.
  7. Book review “Probing Strands of Cultural Imperialism: Sociology and the Third World Perspective” in Down To Earth, February 28, 1993.
  8. Book review “The Jajmani System: An Investigation” by Bruce Caldwell, Delhi, Hindustan, 1991 in Contributions to Indian Sociology (N S) January 27, 1993.
  9. Book review “Abhinavadarshanama” by B.D. Tripathi, 1989, Varanasi in Contributions  to Indian Sociology (N S), 26, 2, 1992.
  10. Book review  "Boundaries and Identities: Muslims, Work and Status in Aligarh" by E.A. Mann, 1992, New Delhi, Sage in Down To Earth, September 30, 1992.
  11. Assistant editor of the special issue of Manthan [English] (A journal of DRI, New Delhi) on the theme of Integral Humanism of Deendayal Upadhyaya, July-September, 1991.
  12. “Deendayal Upadhyaya Ke Chintan Mein Bhoot, Vartaman Awam Bhavisya” (in Hindi) Manthan (A journal of DRI, New Delhi), September, 1991.
  13. Book review “Modern Civilisation: A Crisis of Fragmentation” by S.C. Malik, 1989, New Delhi, Abhinav in Contributions to Indian Sociology, (N S), 25, 1, 1991.
  14. Book review “Sociology of Indian Literature : A Sociological study of Hindi Novels” by S.R. Raghava, 1987, Jaipur, Rawat, in Contributions to Indian Sociology (N S), 23, 2, 1989

MANUSCRIPT READY / UNDER PUBLICATION
           
(A)  Books     
           (1) Marriage and Family among the Hindus in India.

(B) Articles

  1. “Indian Culture in the 21st Century: Decoding the Symbolic Codes of Vedic Cosmology”.
  2. "On the Need of a Coordinating Centre of Research, Training and Social   Reconstruction".
  3. "Chhayavad Ka Vastavik Swaroop".
  4. "Bharateeya Rajneeti Ka Bhavishya".
  5. "Jeevan Sangeet".
  6. "Ekadasi Vrat, Teerthayatra Tatha Desi Kheti".
  7.  "Hindutva Ka Artha".
  8. "Samakalin Bharateeya  Samaj Aur Mahatma Gandhi".
  9. "Bharateeya Samaj Ki Antardhara: Samaj, Khel Anam Cinema".

SCHOLARSHIPS

U G C Research Fellowship (NET 1986) for five years during M. Phil and Ph. D (1986-1991).

PROJECTS

Cultural Dimensions of Sampradaya in North India.

Sun Worship in North India CAS, CSSS/SSS.

RESEARCH WORK DONE [24 years]

  1. At M. Phil level - `Social Construction of Women in Anamdas ka Potha : A  Sociological Study' under the supervsion of Dr. Patricia Uberoi, CSSS / SSS / JNU from August 1, 1986 to July 1, 1988 (2 years).
  2. At Ph. D level, Symbols of Kinship Identity in a village in Bihar under the joint supervision of Dr Patricia Uberoi and Prof. Yogendra Singh, CSSS / SSS / JNU from 21st July 1988 to July 22, 1993 (5 years).
  3. Sociology of Traditional Sciences : A Comparative study of Vedic Astrology and Ayurveda (in Hindi) sponsored by Kautilya Institute of Development Studies (1993 to 1995).
  4. Social Psychology of Sampradayas and Aspects of Hindi Literature (in Hindi) sponsored by Society for Indian Thought and Action (SITA) (1996 to 1998).
  5. ‘Loka’ and ‘Shastra’ in Indian Civilisation (in Hindi) sponsored by Society for Indian Thought and Action (SITA) (1998 to 1999).
  6. Religious Philanthropy and Organised Development Efforts in India (With Rakesh Kapoor) sponsored by Indian Centre for Philanthropy 1999.
  7. Cultural and Social Dimensions of Sampradayas in India, JNU, CSSS / SSS (Partly Sponsored by DSA, CSSS, ASHIS Grant, CSSS) from 2000 till date.

SEMINARS AND LECTURES

2000
 
Key-note Speaker, Social Choice Before India in the Emerging Global order in a Seminar on facing the New Millenium, organised by Society for Indian Thought and Action (SITA), New Delhi, February 12, 2000

Keynote Speaker, "Dialectics of Indian Tradition: The Buddhist Perspective at a Seminar on Indian Tradition Organised by the Society for Indian Thought and Action, Patna on 21.6.2000

Discussant in a Seminar on 'Science Policy in India' given by Prof. V.V. Krishna in CSSS / SSS Thursday Seminar on 31.8.2000

Speaker, 'Our Kind of Future' in a Symposium on the theme 'Our Kind of Futures' organised by the Alternative Futures, New Delhi on 2.10.2000

Speaker, Scientific Method and Indian Sociology: A view-point in a special discussion on Scientific Method organised by CSSS / SSS on 8.11.2000

Organised a three day dailogue with Prof. J.P.S. Uberoi on his study of Indian Tradition and Western Modernity for Society for Indian Thought and Action, JNU November 27-29, 2000

Key-note Speaker, Family and Kinship in India: Some Conceptual Problems organised by Academic Staff College, JNU, 21.7.2000

Key-note Speaker, Globalisation and Indian Civilisation; Some Random Thought, organised by Academic Staff College, JNU, 16.11.2000

Sociology and Indian Social Thought: Need for Reflection CSSS / SSS / JNU 31.8.2000

2001

Presided over a workshop on crisis in Indian Civilisation, Kautilya Institute of Development Studies, New Delhi, May 5, 2001.

Presidential Speech titled 'Vivekanand and Ramakrishna: A Comparitive study' delivered in a Seminar on Vivekanand and the New Millenium, organised by the Vivekanand Vichar Manch, JNU on 13.1.2001.

Discussant in a Seminar on Mind and the World in Sociology given by Prof. J.P.S. Uberoi, CSSS / SSS / JNU, Thursday Seminar 18 January 2001.

Speaker, Charity in Hinduism at the Indo-German dialogue on Religion and Charity, CSSS / SSS / JNU February 23.24.2001.

Discussant in a Seminar on the crisis of Higher Education in India Organised by Prof. Anand Kumar, CSSS / SSS March 8, 2001.

Keynote Speaker, Role of Venus in the Personality Development in Indian and Equadorian Culture in a Seminar on Personality Development, organised by the Society for Indian Thought and Action, Delhi, May 14, 2001.

Presided over a workshop on Inter-Cultural  Dialogue between India and Equador, organised by the Society for Indian Thought and Action, Delhi, June13, 2001.

Participated in a Seminar on Relevance of Sri-Aurobindo Today, organised by Gnostic Centre, Delhi, August 15, 2001.

Keynote Speaker in a workshop on Rethinking Vivekananda organised by Society for Indian Thought and Action, Delhi, August 15, 2001.

Participated in a dialogue on Science and Religion with Swami Ananta, Society for Indian Thought and Action, Delhi, October 24-25, 2001.
Participated in the Refresher Course in Sociology, November 19 to December 14, 2001, Academic Staff College, JNU.

Presidential address, Relevance of Vivekananda Today, Vivekananda Vichar Manch, JNU, January 11, 2001.

2002

Participated in a Seminar on Vedic Science Heritage organised by Navodayam, Delhi and Indian Institute of Scientific Heritage, Trivandrum, January 12, 2002.

Rethinking Lucknow School of Sociology in Prof. R. K. Jain Felicitation Seminar on Dynamics of Culture and Social Change, CSSS / SSS January 23-24, 2002.

Speaker, Indian Culture: The Eternal Flow, Vivekananda Manch, JNU, 27.1.2002.

Speaker, Science and Sprituality in the Philosophy of Vivekananda, Shaheed Bhagad Singh College, 30.1.2002.

Panelist, Communal Viloence and the Role of the State: A Case of Gujarat CSSS/SSS, 7.3.2002.

Speaker, Gandhi as a Hindu Theologian, in C.N. Venugopal Felicitation Seminar on Sociology of Religion in India, CSSS / SSS / JNU, April 15, 2002.

Organised a two days workshop on Indian Culture, Society for Indian Thought and Action, Committee Room, JNU, April 20-21, 2002, New Delhi.

Participated in a Seminar on National Curriculum, Framework for School Education, 2000, DEPH of Education in Social Sciences and Humanities NCERT, New Delhi, September 3-5, 2002.

Participated in a Seminar Felicitating Prof. T.K. Oommen on Rethinking Sociology: There Indian Context 21-23 October, 2002.

2003

Speaker, Indian Theory of Governance, Kautilya Institute, May 3, 2003.

Speaker, Media and Mediation of Democratic process in Indian Society, Kautilya Insitute, September 23, 2003.

2004

Keynote Speaker, Organic Farming in Indian Tradition, Organic Farming, Surabhui Sodha Sansthan Varanasi and Kautilya Institute of Development Studies, Delhi, February, 4-5, 2004 at Varanasi.

Keynote Speaker, Sampradayas in Indian Civilisation in a  Seminar on 21st Century, Kautilya Institute of Development Studies, March 9, 2004, Haridwar, Uttaranchal.

Participated in a Workshop at NCERT, New Delhi Theme, Preparing Annotated Bibliography for School Children, March 18-19, 2004.

2004-2005

Speaker, Organic Farming, Naturopathy and Paganism in Contemporary Societies, Cultural Dimensions of Globalisation, Kautilya Institute of Development Studies, New Delhi, May 8, 2004.

Speaker, Sampradayas and Sanatan Dharma - Some Observations, Shaswat Bharti, Vrindavan, June 14-16, 2004.

Speaker, Twelve Lectures on the Hind Swaraj of M.K. Gandhi organised by Society for Indian Thought and Action, Patna, June 21- July 3, 2004.

Speaker, 'Construction and De-Construction in Social Sciences: A Public Lecture in honour of Prof. J. Derrida organised by Philosophy, A Study circle in JNU, September 23, 2004.

Speaker, Role of Temples in the Sanatan Dharma, Rethinking the Strength and Weakness of India as a Civilisation, Adhyatama Sadhana Kendra, Chhterpur and Kautilya Institute, February 5-6, 2005.

Speaker, State and Society in Indian Tradition: A Sociological Viewpoint, State and Civil Society in the Emerging Global Village, Shaswat Bharti, New Delhi, March 4, 2005.

Speaker, Hindi Cinema and Indian Culture: A Sociological Perspective on Devdas, Chitralekha and Black in a Seminar on Cinema and Society in the Global Village, Shaswat Bharti, New Delhi, March 5-6, 2005.

Participated in a two days Symposium on Relevance of Hind Swaraj at Gandhi Peace Foundation (organised by Kautilya Prakashan, New Delhi) August 11-12, 2005.

Participated in the Prof. K.L. Sharma Felicitation Seminar on Dynamics of Indian Society: Stratification and Change 19-20 November, 2004.

2006

Speaker, Pushkar and Ajmer: the Culture of Two Cities, Society for Indian Thought and Action, Ajmer, September 3, 2006.

Speaker, Cinema and Reconstruction of History in Tajmahal of M. Sadia, Kautilya Institute, New Delhi, September 16, 2006.

2007

2007, January 18, Mahatma Gandhi and the Study of European Tradition: an Exercise in Westology, Department of Sociology, University of Delhi.

2007, March 22, Texual Analysis in Civilization Context: An Indian Perspective, Department of Anthropology, University of Delhi.

Organised a Four days Seminar on Cinema and Society in India, CSSS/SSS/JNU, February 24-27, 2007.

Speaker, The National Character of Hindi Cinema: A Sociological Analysis at Academic Staff College, JNU, April 19, 2007.

Speaker, Leo Saturn and the Paradigmatic Change in Indian Civilisation in a Seminar on Brihat Samhita, Society for Indian Thought and Action, Tehri Garhwal, Uttaranchal, May 22-26, 2007.

Speaker, Sun Temple, Solar Energy and Solar Dynasties in Indian Civilisation, Maharasa Foundation, New Delhi, August 16, 2007.

Speaker, the Process of Liberation and Creation in Indian Culture, Maharasa Foundation, New Delhi, December 7, 2007.

2008

Structural Study of John Matthew Mathan's Sarfarosh, Debaki Bose Institute of Cinema and Culture, Delhi Branch, January 6, 2008.

On the Concept of Sanjeevini Vidya and Amrit Vidya in Vedic and Aagmic Literature, Debaki Bose Institute of Cinema and Culture, Delhi Branch, January 8, 2008.

Keynote address, Understanding Gandhi through his Life, Works, Ideas and Inspirations, Gandhi Peace Foundation, March 5, 2008.

FICCI Frames, Mumbai, 26 March, 2008, Keynote Speaker, Talent Crunch in Media and Entertainment Industry.

On the Need of a Political Training Institute, in a Seminar on Politics in Contemporary India, SITA, Hyderabad, July 25-26, 2008.

Co-chair in a Seminar on Poverty Reduction and Social Protection, CSSS/SSS/JNU, October 2, 2008.

From Chhatha Puja to Gayatri Japan: Cultural Diversity in Sun Worship in North India, Lecture at Kautilya Institute, Patna, December 24, 2008.

2009

Panel Discussion - Relevance of Gandhi and his Ideas on Lok Sabha TV, 30 January, 2009.

Panel Discussion - Mahatma Gandhi and his Hindu Critics, Gandhi Peace Foundation, 28 March, 2009.

Speaker, Cinema and Society in India, Academic Staff College, JNU, 5 March, 2009.

Panelist, Mahatma Gandhi and his Hindu Critics, Gandhi Peace Foundation, New Delhi, 28 March, 2009.

Discussant, Phd. Workshop, CSSS/SSS/JNU, 30 March, 2009.

Discussant, M.N.Panini Felicitation Seminar on Economy, Society and Sociology in South Asia, 7 March, 2009.

Speaker, Western Influence in Contemporary Indian Society, Patanjali Yogapeeth, Haridwar, 11 April, 2009.

20 May, 2009- Speaker, Rethinking Chayavaad in Hindi Literature, Society for Indian Thought and Action, Van Devi Estate, Hasan, Karnataka.

25 May, 2009- Speaker, Death and the Celebration of Life in Indian Civilization, Society for Indian Thought and Action, Van Devi Estate, Hasan, Karnataka.

22 JUNE, 2009- Speaker, Symboisis of Folk and Classical In Hindi Film Music, Maharaas Foundation, Patna.

24 June,2009-Speaker, Art and Craft in Indian Civilization, Maharaas Foundation, Patna.

7 September, 2009- Ramdhari Singh Dinkar and the discourse of Indian Culture in Hindi Literature, Kautilya Institute of Development Studies, New Delhi.

9 September, 2009- The Cycle of Leo-Saturn and the Paradigmatic Changes in Human Civilization, Surya Vandana Kendra, Faridabad.

18 September, 2009-Speaker, Hindi Cinema of Small Budgets: The Emerging Trends, Society for Indian Thought and Action, New Delhi

Main Speaker,"Hind Swaraj in The Present Context" on a  seminar on 100 years of Hind Swaraj organized by India Policy Foundation, 10th October,2009

22 October, 2009- Main Speaker on Theory and Method of Levi-Strauss in a special lecture organized by Dr. Vivek Kumar, CSSS / SSS / JNU

24 December,2009- Speaker, Crisis of the Political System in Indian Society, Society for Indian thought and Action, Patna.

2010:

17 Feb,2010- participated in a Panel discussion on Ranganath Mishra Report at India Policy Foundation, New Delhi.

9 March 2010-Lecture, Cinema and Society in India, ASC, JNU.

14 September 2010- Main Speaker , The Future of Indian Polity, Kautilya Institute of   Developmental Studies ,New Delhi

21 September 2010- Main Speaker, Religion in India :P NA Sociological Perspective in a workshop on Understanding India for Austria Students organised by Prof. Anand Kumar at    Rajendra Bhawan , Delhi

22 Septmber 2010- Main Speaker, Cinema and Culture in India :The Dialectical Relationship, in a workshop on Understanding India for Austria Students organised by Prof.  Anand Kumar at Rajendra Bhawan , Delhi

7 October 2010 – Speaker, Cinema and Culture in India, Thursday Seminar on Works in Progress, CSSS / SSS / JNU

PhD AWARDED

Leela, P.U., Religious Beliefs and Medical Practices : A Sociological study of Ashtavaidyas of Kerala, 2008, CSSS / SSS / JNU.

K. Rajshree, Marriage Rituals and Kinship systems among the Meiteis of Manipur : A  Sociological study, 2008, CSSS / SSS / JNU.

Grace Don Nemching, Marriage Rituals : A Sociological study of the Meities and Paite Tribe of Manipur, 2008, CSSS / SSS / JNU.

K. P. Faisal, Rites of Passage among Muslims of Kerala: A Sociological Study of       Texts   and Practices,2010, CSSS / SSS / JNU.

PHD Submitted

Manoj Kumar, Education and Social Change among Gond Tribes in Rohtas: Bihar (A Sociological Study) 2010, CSSS / SSS / JNU.

M. Phil DEGREE AWARDED UNDER MY SUPERVISION
           
(A)   M. Phil Dissertations completed and Degree Awarded :

Kunnath, Basil Philip, 2011, Christianity, Modernity and Sociology: An Ideological History, CSSS / SSS / JNU

Prajapati, Rishikant, 2011, Rural Development Programmes in India: A Sociological Study, CSSS / SSS /JNU

Muhammed, Madappalli, 2010, Knowledge and Power among Muslims of Kerala: A Sociological Study, CSSS / SSS / JNU

Anil Kumar, 2009, From Pragmatism to Indian Materialism: A Sociological  Study,CSSS/SSS/JNU

Shivam, 2008, A Sociology Study of Indian Diaspora in the USA, CSSS / SSS / JNU

Harsh Vardhan Shah Shyam, 2008, A Critical Analysis of Media (TV) and Audience Response in Contemporary Society, CSSS / SSS / JNU.

Binoyjyoti Das, 2008, Social Construction of Romantic Love in Hindi Cinema: A Sociological Study of Selected Films From 1973 to 2007, CSSS / SSS / JNU.

Sanjana Sharma, 2008, Changing Notions of Indian Beauty in the Era of Globalization, CSSS / SSS / JNU.

Esha Sanyal, 2007, The Sociology of Body and Desire: A Case Study of Selected Hindi Films, CSSS / SSS / JNU.

Ketki Dwivedi, 2007, Social Security in Unorganized Sector in India: A Sociological Study, CSSS / SSS / JNU.

Elizabeth Lhaineilhing, 2006, New Religion Movements and Healing in Contemporary India: A Sociological Study, CSSS / SSS / JNU.

Pradeep Kumar, 2006, Evaluation of Reservation Policy and Its' Extension in Private Sector, CSSS / SSS / JNU.

Silpee Mohanty, 2005, The Sociology of the Body and Desire in Indian Culture: A Case Study of Devdas (2002), CSSS / SSS / JNU.

K.P. Faisal, 2005, Modernity and Tradition among the Muslims of Kerala, CSSS / SSS / JNU.

Sonal Chandra, 2004, Culture Industry: A Sociological Exploration, CSSS / SSS / JNU.
 
Smita Sarangi, 2004, Culture and Narration: A Sociological Exploration of the forms of Narrative Strategies manifested in Indian Culture, CSSS / SSS / JNU.

Roopa Roshan, 2004, A Sociological Analysis of Cinema and Society in India, CSSS / SSS / JNU.

Lagana Ray, 2004, Educational Experiments at Shantiniketan: A Sociological Study, CSSS / SSS / JNU.

Renu Choudhary, 2003, Changing Status of Women in Hindu Family, CSSS / SSS / JNU.

Leela P. U., 2003, Religion and Ecology: Selected study of Sacred Groves in Kerala, CSSS / SSS / JNU.

Kwang Sun Kim, 2003, Religion and Society: A Comparative study of Christianity in India and Korea under Colonial Era, CSSS / SSS / JNU.

Ritu Sharma, 2003, Sociology of Literature: A Comparative study of Chitralekha and Agani Varsha, CSSS / SSS / JNU.

Grace Don Nemching, 2002, Marriage, Family and Kinship among the Paite Tribe of Manipur, CSSS / SSS / JNU.

Baikuntha Nath Mohapatra, 2002, Concept of ‘Tradition’ in Indian Sociology: Sociological Understanding, CSSS / SSS / JNU.

THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS ARE WORKING ON THEIR PhD. THESES UNDER MY SUPERVISION. THEY ARE AT DIFFERENT STAGES OF THEIR STUDY.

Baikuntha Nath Mohapatra, Marriage Rituals, Kinship Terminology and Prestrations: A study of Two villages in Orissa, CSSS / SSS / JNU.

Ritu Bhasin, Changing Dimensions of Child Socialisation: A Sociological study of Selected Hindu Families in Delhi, CSSS / SSS / JNU.

Kwang Sun Kim, Economic Ethos and Religious Affiliation in Korean Society: A Comparative study of Confucian and Christian Values, CSSS / SSS / JNU.       

Smita Sarangi, Contemporary Dimensions of Marriage and Family in Urban India: A Sociological study of Selected cases in Jamshedpur, CSSS / SSS / JNU.

Roopa Roshan, A Sociological Analysis of the Impact of Cinema on Indian Society: A study of selected Popular Hindi Films, CSSS / SSS / JNU.
 
Sonal Chandra, The Culture Industry in India: A Sociological Study of Bombay Film Industry, CSSS / SSS / JNU.

Subrat Rath, Changing Roles of Temples in Society: A Comparative Study of  Sun Temple, Lingraj Temple and Jagannath Temple In Orissa, CSSS / SSS / JNU.

Sarika Chandrabanshi, Sociological Study of Women Prisoners; A Case Stusy of   Central Jail, Bhopal, CSSS / SSS / JNU.

Harsh Vardhan Shyam, The Changing Dynamics of Politics in Uttar Pradesh( 1989-2010), CSSS / SSS / JNU

Shivam, Portrayal of Rural Culture in Hindi Cinema (1950-2010) : A Sociological Study, CSSS / SSS / JNU

Binoyjyoti Das, Politics of Sub-Nationalism and Ethnic Identity : A Case Study of Assam Since 1979, CSSS / SSS / JNU

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

Warden, Recreation, Narmada Hostel (JNU), 2000.

Warden, Sanitation and Maintainance, Narmada Hostel (JNU), 2001.

Warden, Mess, Narmada Hostel (JNU), 2002.

Senior Warden, Narmada Hostel (JNU), 2003.

Warden, Recreation, Narmada Hostel (JNU), 2004.

Senior Warden, Narmada Hostel (JNU), 2005.

Warden, Recreation, Narmada Hostel (JNU), 2006.

Warden, Mess, Narmada Hostel (JNU), 2007.

Warden, Sanitation and Maintenance, Narmada Hostel (JNU), 2008.

Warden, Recreation, Narmada Hostel (JNU), 2009.

Warden, Mess, Narmada Hostel (JNU) 2010

Warden, Sanitation and Maintenance, Narmada Hostel (JNU),2011
            
Member Library Committee, SSS/JNU (2001-2004) as a Representative of CSSS / SSS, JNU.

Member, Board of Studies, SSS/JNU (2002-2004).

Member, Board of Studies, M.D.U., Ajmer, Rajasthan (2006-2008)

Member, Academic Council, JNU (2008-2010)

Member, JNU Court (2008- 2010)

Note : The experience as Warden has helped me understand the social Psychology of students in JNU. This gives the backstage of students.

21. COURSES DEVELOPED

MA SS 463 N: Cinema and Culture in India (4 credits) optional
 
M. Phil SS630   : Textual Analysis in Cultural Context: Social Anthropology of  Civilization (optional)

MA SS458 N   : Religion and Society in India (4 credits) Compulsary (developed with  Susan Visvanathan, Renuka Singh and Nilika Mehrotra)
         

COURSES REVISED AND TAUGHT 

At M.Phil Level
           
SS  601      Theoretical Orientations in Sociological Analysis.
SS  622      Social Structure, Values and Religious Systems.
SS  630      Texual Analysis in Cultural Context: Social Anthropology of Civilization.
    
At M. A. Level
           
SS  411       Indian Society: Structure and Process.
SS  429       Modern Indian Social Thought.
SS  416       Sociology of Medicine.
SS  405       Sociology of Family Life and Kinship.
SS  451N     Methodology of Social Sciences. 
SS  463N     Cinema and Culture in India.

       At Undergaduate Level 

SS  202N         Themes in Indian Society : Structure and Change