Faculty Profile


Name : Surinder Singh  Jodhka
Designation : Professor
Centre/School/Special Centre : Centre for the Study of Social Systems
School of Social Sciences
Room No : 11, SSS-II
Off. Phone : 26704429
Residence : 26741451
Email : jodhka@mail.jnu.ac.in   ssjodhka@yahoo.com
Personal webpage : http://www.jnu.ac.in/Faculty/jodhka/CV.pdf


M.Phil; Ph.D. 

Areas of Interest/Specialization

* Social Inequality;
* Caste in Contemporary Times;
* Rural Society and Agrarian Change;
* Development Studies;
* Political Sociology of Social and Cultural Identities in Contemporary India  


1. Professor, School of Social Sciences, JNU, New Delhi (2006-)
2. Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences, JNU, New Delhi (2001-2006)
3. Reader, Department of Sociology, Panjab University, Chandigarh (1998-2001)
4. Lecturer, Department of Sociology, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad (1991-1998)
5. Associate Fellow, Centre for Social Studies, Surat (1990-1991) 

Awards & Honours

ICSSR-Amartya Sen Award for Distinguished Social Scientist (Sociology) 2012.
Visiting Professor (ICCR Chair), University of Lund, Sweden. October 2012-June 2013.
Visiting Associate Professor, University of Bergen, Norway. May-June 2005.
Honorary Visiting Fellow, University of Wisconsin, Madison: January-June 2002.
South Asian Visiting Scholar, University of Oxford: January- June 1997.
Charles Wallace India Trust Fellow: Queen’s University of Belfast, United Kingdom April-June 1996. 

International Collaboration/Consultancy

Country Coordinator, Religions and Development Research Programme (DFID- University of Birmingham) 2006-2011.

Member International Advisory Board of Sociology, official journal of the British Sociological Association. 2004-2008.

Member, 'The Global Network on Inequality', Princeton University, Princeton 2007-10.  

Best Peer Reviewed Publications (upto 5)

Caste in Contemporary India. London, New Delhi: Routledge 2015.

Interrogating India’s Modernity: Democracy Identity and Citizenship. New Delhi: Oxford University Press (edited) 2013.

Caste. Oxford India Short Introductions. New Delhi: Oxford University Press. 2012

Caste and Politics’ in Nirja Jayal and Pratap Bhanu Mehta ed. Oxford Companion to Politics in India Delhi: Oxford University Press. 2010

Agrarian Structures and their Transformations’ in Veena Das ed. Oxford India Companion to Sociology and Social Anthropology. (Volume II) Delhi: New Delhi: Oxford University Press 2003.  

Recent Peer Reviewed Journals/Books (upto 3)

The Indian Middle Class. New Delhi: Oxford University Press. May 2016 (co-authored with Aseem Prakash).

"Ascriptive hierarchies: Caste and its reproduction in contemporary India". Current Sociology (Monograph series)

"Cast(e) on the Hill: ‘Divine’ Power, Social Cohesion and Hierarchy in Himachal Pradesh". Economic and Political Weekly. Vol. L (21): 59-68. May 23, 2015  

Patents (if any)