Faculty Profile


Name : Sudha  Pai
Designation : Retired Professor
Centre/School/Special Centre : Centre for Political Studies
School of Social Sciences
Room No : 121
Off. Phone : 26704434
Residence :
Email : sudhapai@mail.jnu.ac.in   jnu.sudha@gmail.com
Personal webpage : http://www.jnu.ac.in/Faculty/spai



Areas of Interest/Specialization

Indian Politics/Dalit Politics/State Politics 


Teaching & Research 

Awards & Honours

a) Senior Fellow NMML, New Delhi. 2006-09
b) Indo-Shastri Faculty Research Fellowship, 1996 

International Collaboration/Consultancy


Best Peer Reviewed Publications (upto 5)

1. Revisiting 1956: B.R. Ambedkar and States Reorganization Orient Blackswan, 2014

2. Handbook on Politics in the Indian States: Regions, Political Parties and Economic Reforms (edited) Oxford University Press, Delhi, 2013

3. Developmental State and the Dalit Question in Madhya Pradesh: Congress Response Routledge, New Delhi, 2010

4. Political Process in Uttar Pradesh: Identity, Economic Reforms & Governance (ed.) Pearson Longman, New Delhi, 2007.

5. Dalit Assertion and the Unfinished Democratic Revolution: the BSP in Uttar Pradesh Sage Publication New Delhi, 2002. 

Recent Peer Reviewed Journals/Books (upto 3)

1. “New Social Engineering Agenda of the Bahujan Samaj Party: Implications for State and National Politics” Journal of South Asian Studies Volume 32, Issue 3 2009. Special Issue Democracy, Civil Society and Governance: Contemporary Challenges in India.

2. Guest edited Special issue of Seminar no. 157, March 2007. “Battleground UP”.

3. "Transformation of the Party-System An Analysis of the 1966 Lok Sabha Elections" Asian Survey, XXXVI, No 12, December 1996: 1170-83 

Patents (if any)