Education
Educational Qualifications
M.Sc. (Hons.) Botany

Hans Raj College (New Delhi , Delhi, India)

MSc Anthropology

Hans Raj College (New Delhi , Delhi, India)

M.Phill. (Anthropology)

Department of Anthropology, Panjab University (Chandigarh, Chandigarh, India)

Ph.D. (Anthropology)

Department of Anthropology, Panjab University (Chandigarh, Chandigarh, India)

Professional Experience
Assistant Professor

Department of Anthropology, Panjab University

Responsibilites:
Achievements
Awards & Honours
2nd position of the Zayed International Prize for Scientific and Technological Achievements in Environment in 2006.

in 2006

Books/Chapters of Book Published
A Brief History of Anthropology, Book One: From Philosophy to Anthropology. 1994.

Meetings with the Other: The Techniques And Methods Of Anthropological Fieldwork. 1996

History and Culture of the Oraon Tribe by Abhik Ghosh. 2002.

The World of the Oraon: Their Symbols in Time and Space. 2006

Reinventing the Watermill in the Himalayas: The Gharat in History, Tradition and Modern Development: Northern Book Centre.

Anthropology and Society: Issues and Applications. New Delhi: Northern Book Centre.

Research Paper/Articles Published
Peoples of India: Anthropological Perspective.

Journal: Understanding People of India: Anthropological Insight, pp. 455-509.

Authors: 2

The Rise and Fall of the National Health Policy

Journal: Indian Anthropologist, vol. 31, No. 2, December, pp. 27-48.

Authors: 1

Mythologies of the Everyday: ‘Tribal’ Health and Medicine in Jharkhand

Journal: Man in India, vol. 85, Nos. 3-4, pp. 209-219, 2005.

Authors: 1

Reasoning the Oraons Out of Being: A Look at the Concept Called ‘Tribe’

Authors: 1

Studies in Indian Anthropology: Festschrift to Professor Gopala Sarana.

Authors: 1

Research Methodology and Ethics: The Case of Pesticides and Health in India

Journal: Medical Anthropology: India. Jhargram: INCAA and New Delhi: IGNCA, pp. 23-70.

Authors: 1

Spaces in the Oraon World: Tribal Perceptions of Areas and Localities in Jharkhand

Journal: Issues in Contemporary Society (A Festschrift in honour of Professor B.N. Borthakur). Guwahati: DVS Publishers (2010), pp. 79-105.

Authors: 2

The Land of the Spirits and the Spirits of the Land: Local Histories, Land and Measurement among the Oraons of Jharkhand

Journal: Development, Displacement and Marginalisation. Kolkata: Asiatic Society (2011), pp. 255-290.

Authors: 1

Prehistory of the Chotanagpur Region Part 1: Making Sense of the Stratigraphy

Journal: Internet Journal of Biological Anthropology, vol. 1, No. 2.

Authors: 1

Prehistory of the Chotanagpur Region Part 2: Proposed Stages, Palaeolithic and the Mesolithic

Journal: Internet Journal of Biological Anthropology, vol. 2, No. 1.

Authors: 1

Prehistory of the Chotanagpur Region Part 3: The Neolithic Problem and the Chalcolithic

Journal: Internet Journal of Biological Anthropology, vol. 2, No. 2.

Authors: 1

Recreating the Tribe Ever Anew

Journal: Eastern Anthropologist, vol. 61, No. 4, pp. 485-506.

Authors: 1

Prehistory of the Chotanagpur Region Part 4: Ethnoarchaeology, Rock Art, Iron and the Asuras

Journal: Internet Journal of Biological Anthropology, vol. 3, No. 1.

Authors: 1

Prehistory of the Chotanagpur Region Part 5: State Formation and General Conclusions

Journal: Internet Journal of Biological Anthropology, vol. 3, No. 2.

Authors: 1

Tribes, Development, Terrorism and the State: Contested Resources, Unlimited Needs and Multiple Actors

Journal: State, Development and Communities. Jhargram: Indian National Confederation and Academy of Anthropologists, Bhopal: Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, pp. 148-181 (2011).

Authors: 2

Apologetically Embedded Within the Social System: The Politics of Development and Ethics in Indian Anthropology

Journal: National Confederation and Academy of Anthropologists.

Authors: 3

Writing Beyond Documentation: The Art and Artifice of Ethnography

Journal: The Eastern Anthropologist, Vol. 64, No. 1, January-March, pp. 37-54.

Authors: 1

Identities in Search of Companionship, Ethnicities in Search of Groups: The Emergent Social World of Ideas in the Everyday

Journal: Contested Identities in the Globalized World. Jhargram: INCAA, pp. 28-50.

Authors: 3

Reassessing the Wave of the Future: A Brief Introduction to Applied Anthropology in India

Journal: Anthropology and Society: Issues and Applications. New Delhi: Northern Book Centre, pp. 60-83.

Authors: 6

Knowledge of Sex, Sexual Behaviour, AIDS and Reproductive Health among Middle and Late Adolescents in Delhi and Chandigarh

Journal: Anthropology and Society: Issues and Applications. New Delhi: Northern Book Centre, pp. 347-376.

Authors: 6

Populating Architecture with Community: The Symbolic Integration of Stark Concrete with Everyday Life in Chandigarh

Journal: The Eastern Anthropologist, Vol. 66, Nos. 2-3, April-September, pp. 249-278.

Authors: 2

The Politics of the Future of Anthropology in India

Journal: Anthropology and the Future of Humankind. Jhargram: INCAA; Bhopal: IGRMS, pp. 180-202 (2014).

Authors: 3

Anthropology in Northern India

Journal: The Indian Journal of Anthropology, Vol. 1, No. 1, June, pp. 153-166.

Authors: 1

‘Medicalization’ of the Environment: Empowering the Munda

Journal: Livelihood and Health: Issues and Process in Rural Development. Ranchi: SRIANS, New Delhi: Serials, pp. 469-485.

Authors: 2

Chapter 14: Cultural Services

Journal: Ecosystems and Human Well-being: Policy Responses, Volume 3. Washington, Covelo, London: Island Press, pp. 401-422.

Authors: 4

Sex Differences in Fingerprint Ridge Density – Causes and Further Observations

Journal: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, vol. 17, Number 3, April, pp. 172-173.

Authors: 5

Stature Estimation from Inter-Anterior Superior Iliac Spinous Distance – Some Technical Considerations

Journal: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, Vol. 18, Issue 8, p. 388.

Authors: 4

Forensic Anthropology Casework – Essential Methodological Considerations in Stature Estimation

Journal: Journal of Forensic Nursing, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 45-50.

Authors: 5

Communities in Stone: Translating from Artifact Clusters, Topography and Structure to Cultures in the Everyday in Jharkhand

Journal: Inter-Disciplinary Perspectives on Paleoanthropology and Prehistory. Special issue of Quaternary International, Vol. 269, 14 August, pp. 38-47. Published by Elsevier.

Authors: 2

Losing the Community Trees in the Global Wood: the Academic Marginalisation of Local Data in Biological Anthropology(Editor)

Journal: Internet Journal of Biological Anthropology, Vol. 3, No. 2.

Authors: 3

What’s There in Our Genes? A Case For a More Inclusive and Multi-Disciplinary Outlook (Editor)

Journal: Internet Journal of Biological Anthropology, Vol. 4, No. 1.

Authors: 2

Facial Reconstruction: The Art of the Science(Editor)

Journal: Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences, Vol. 2, pp. 43-44.

Authors: 2

Research Papers/Articles Presented
Presented Context on Peoples of India: Anthropological Perspective.

presented at P. C. Biswas Centenary National Seminar , organizied by Department of Anthropology, University of Delhi, Delhi. on 2003-03-31 , National

Others
Thesis: ‘ORAON SYMBOLS AND EVERYDAY LIFE’ Published in 2002 as History and Culture of the Oraon Tribe and ‘ORAON SYMBOLS: A Study of Their Worldviews in Time and Space in Chotanagpur (Bihar)’. Published in 2006 as The World of the Oraon by Manohar.
Report Published: Goel, Sonu, Amarjeet Singh, Pallab Ray, Abhik Ghosh, A.K. Gupta and Salig Ram Mazta. 2013. Socio-Epidemiological Analysis of Recent Plague Outbreaks with Special Focus on Himachal Pradesh (IRIS ID No. 2008-03160) FINAL REPORT. Chandigarh: School of Public Health, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research.
Acted as Reviewer in Man in India (Serials, Delhi), IIAS Newsletter (Netherlands), Internet Journal of Biological Anthropology (Internet Scientific Publications, Texas, USA), Tribes and Tribal Studies (Kamla-Raj Enterprises, Delhi), African Journal of Microbiology Research (Academic Journals, USA), International Journal of Sociology and Anthropology (Academic Journals, USA), Gender, Space and Culture (Routledge, Taylor and Francis), Journal of the American Academy of Religion (Oxford Journals), International Journal of Child Health and Nutrition (LifeScience Global), Journal of the Indian Anthropological Society and Indian Anthropologist (Indian Anthropological Association, Delhi)
Project Work
THE SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL DIMENSIONS OF THE MUNDA WORLDVIEW. Funded by the Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University Chandigarh from January 2007 onwards. Amount: Rs. 20,000/-

in 2007

NUTRITION AND HEALTH AMONG THE CHEROS: A BIO-SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGICAL STUDY IN PALAMAU, JHARKHAND. Major project proposal submitted to Ministry of Tribal Affairs. (with Prof. Rajan Gaur). Accepted with modifications in 2010. Amount Rs. 2,50,000/-

in 2010

ROLE OF NATURAL MENTORING RELATIONSHIP IN HEALTH PROMOTION OF ADOLESCENT AND YOUNG STUDENTS. Major project from ICMR. Co-investigator with others including Dr. Dinesh Kumar Walia, Dr. Sharma, etc. at GMCH-32, Chandigarh. Rs. 27,00,000 from ICMR.

SOCIO-EPIDEMIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF RECENT PLAGUE OUTBREAKS IN INDIA WITH SPECIAL FOCUS ON HIMACHAL PRADESH. Co-investigator with Dr. Amarjeet Singh (Professor, Department of Community Medicine, School of Public Health, PGIMER), Dr. Sonu Goel (Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, School of Public Health, PGIMER), Dr. Pallab Ray (Additional Professor, Department of Medical Microbiology, PGIMER), Dr. Abhik Ghosh, Dr. A.K. Gupta (Medical Superintendent cum Head, Department of Hospital Administration, PGIMER) and Dr. Salig Ram Mazta (Professor and Head, Department of Community Medicine, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla). Rs. 22,97,000 from ICMR.

Professional Association
Life Member, Indian Anthropological Association
Life Member, South Asian Anthropologist
Life Member, Ethnographic And Folk Culture Society
Life Member, Indian Society For Prehistoric And Quaternary Studies
Life Member, Indian Sociological Society
Life Member, Indian Anthropological Society
Life Member, Indian National Confederation And Academy Of Anthropologists Governing Body Member
Executive Committee Member, Indian Anthropological Association (1997-2000)
Regional Secretary, Indian Anthropological Association
Former Associate Editor, Man In India
Life member, Indian Science Congress Association (2004; Membership Number 10521)
Life Member, The Oriental Institute Of Cultural And Social Research, Allahabad
Life Member, Punjab Academy of Sciences
Life Member, Society For Indian Medical Anthropology (Sima)
Editorial Board, Internet Journal Of Biological Anthropology
Life Member, The Indian Society For Ecological Economics