Education
Educational Qualifications
Ph.D

-2004

Punjab University (Chandigarh, Chandigarh, India)

M.Phil

-1990

Department of Political science, Panjab university (Chandigarh, Chandigarh, India)

Master of Arts(M.A)

-1989

Department of Political science, Panjab university (Chandigarh, Chandigarh, India)

B.A. (Hons.)

-1987

DAV College-10 (Chandigarh, Chandigarh, India)

Professional Experience
Teacher

1992 -to- 2000

Arunachal University

Responsibilites: TEACHING
Senior Lecturer

2002 -to- 2004

Punjab University

Responsibilites: TEACHING
Senior Lecturer

2004 -to- 2005

Punjab University

Responsibilites: TEACHING
Reader

2005 -to- 2007

Punjab University

Responsibilites: TEACHING
Associate Professor

2007 -to- Till Now

Punjab University

Responsibilites: Associate Professor
Achievements
Seminars
Presented a paper on Multiculturalism and Northeast India in a National Seminar on Philosophy, History and Multiculturalism: Contesting Claims organized by the Department of Philosophy, Panjab University

in February

, 2010

Presented a paper on ‘Tangled Marginalities: Chakma Refugees and the Indigenous Peoples of Arunachal Pradesh’ in National Seminar ‘Meanings of Marginality in Modern Indiaa’, organised by the Department of Political Science

in February

, 2007

Presented a paper, “State, Statelessness and Ethnic Nationalism: The Chakma Refugess and the Indigenous Peoples of Arunachal Pradesh”, Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla

in July

, 2004

Presented a paper, Responses to Refugees in South Asia: Need For an Alternative Framework, in a National Seminar on Democracy, Development and Discontent in South Asia, organized by Department of Political Science, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla

in May

, 2002

Presented a paper, Rethinking India’s Refugee Policy, in a National Seminar on Rethinking India’s Foreign Policy, organized by the Department of Political Science in collaboration with the Centre for the Study of Geopolitics, Panjab University

in March

, 2002

Presented a paper, The Chakma Issue in the Northeast India: A question of competing claims, in a National Seminar on Ethnic Situation in the Northeast India, organized by the Anthropological Survey of India Shillong

in September

, 1996

Visiting Faculty at South Asian Studies Council, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

in April

, 2010

Delivered a Lecture on Federalism in India: Experiences from the Northeast for the Graduate students of the Department of Political Science, Yale University, New Haven, USA.

in April

, 2010

Delivered a Public Talk on Lost in Transitions: Stateless Chakmas in India’s Northeast,at South Asian Studies Council, Yale University, New Haven, USA

in April

, 2010

Delivered a talk on Stateless in South Asia in the South Asia Graduate Colloquium, South Asian Studies Council, Yale University, New Haven, USA.

in April

, 2010

Presented a Paper on “A Tale of Two Marginal People: Chakma refugees and the indigenous peoples of Arunachal Pradesh”, in a Seminar on Asian Borderlands: Enclosure, Interaction and Transformation, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

in November

, 2010

Presented a paper on Chakmas between Bangladesh and India: A Failure of Policy?in an international seminar on Challenges of Ethnicity: the Local and Global organized by the Osmania University Centre for International Programmes, Osmania University Campus, Hyderabad

in November

, 2009

Presented a paper on Chakma Diaspora in Northeast India: Excluded Communities, Fragmented Identities in an international seminar on Equality and Inclusiveness in Contemporary India: Emerging Discourses, Department of Political Science, Banaras Hindu University

in January

, 2010

Participated in International Seminar on The European Union in World Politics, India International Centre, New Delhi, jointly organised by Centre de Sciences Humanities, EC Delegation, FundacoOriente, India International Centre, Indira Gandhi National Open University and JNU European Union Studies Programme.

in May

, 2003

0. Presented a paper on The Chakma Question in Arunachal Pradesh in an International Seminar on Human Rights and Security: Refugees in Regional and International Perspectives, Jadavpur University, Calcutta, organized by Centre for Refugee studies in collaboration with ICRC, New Delhi

in September

, 2002

in March

, 2002

Workshops/Training
National Training Workshop

on Laws Relating To Refugees, Calcutta, organized by Socio-Legal Aid Research and Training Centre in collaboration with UNHCR, New Delhi.,
in 1997 for 2 Days

Books/Chapters of Book Published
Stateless in South Asia: The Chakmas between Bangladesh and India, Sage Publications, New Delhi, Los Angles, London, Singapore, Washington D.C., 2010.

“Locating the Dislocated in Globalised India:A Comparative Study of Resistance against Bhakhra and SardarSarovar Projects” in BhupinderBrar and Pampa Mukherjee (eds.), India’s Globality: Politics of Resistance, Relocation, and Reinventionin India, Oxford

Stateless in South Asia: The Chakmas between Bangladesh and India,(New Delhi: Sage Publications, 2010), pp. 180–182, 194–95, 197–200, in Maryellen Fullerton (Editor-in-Chief) The Refugee Law Reader: Cases, Documents, and Materials, Hungarian Helsinki Comm

"The Chakmas Between Bangladesh and India” in NaeemMohaiemen (ed.) Between Ashes and Hope: Chittagong Hill Tracts in the Blind Spot of Bangladesh Nationalism,Drishtipat Writers' Collective, Bangladesh, 2010, pp. 143-148.

“Responses to Refugees in South Asia: Need For an Alternative Framework” in Gopal Singh and Ramesh Chauhan, (eds.), South Asia Today, Anamika Publishers, New Delhi, 2005, pp. 178-88.

“The Chakma Question in Arunachal Pradesh” in Omprakash Mishra and Anindyo J. Majumdar (eds.), The Elsewhere People: Cross-border Migration, Refugee Protection and State Response, Lancer’s Books, 2003, pp. 95-110.

‘'The Refugee Question in Arunachal Pradesh: Some Conflicting Currents’, Special Issue on Ethnic Situation in North East India, The Journal of Anthropological Survey of India, Vol. 50, No. 4, December 2001, pp. 95-102. (Received in 2003).

“Stateless Chakmas in Arunachal Pradesh: From ‘Rejected Peoples’ to ‘Unwanted Migrants’”, Social Science Research Journal, Vol. 9, No. 1, 2001, pp. 47-82.

Communication to Limpert’s “People without a country”, Seminar, 465, April 1998, pp.74-76.

“Contesting the Tyranny of Developmentalism: Responses from Jharkhand”, in P.K. Samal (ed.) Tribal Development: Options, G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development, Almora, 1996.

“The Arunachal Tangle: Migration and Ethnicity”, Journal of Peace Studies, Vol.3, Issue 18-19, Sep.-Dec., 1996, pp.49-54.

“The Chakma and Hajong Question in Arunachal Pradesh”, Revolutionary Democracy, vol., No. 1, April 1996, pp. 67-70.

“In a Shifty State: Thriving on Defection in Arunachal Pradesh”, Frontline, March 23, 1995, pp.43-44.

“Going Strong: Congress (I) Entrenched in Arunachal Pradesh”, Frontline, 7 June 1995, p. 104.

“Perspectives on Ethnicity: An Assessment”, in ApurbaBaruah (ed.), Proceedings of the Third Annual Conference of Northeast India Political Science Association, 1994, pp. 9-17.

‘Transnational/Multinational Corporation and State’ in A.S. Narang (ed.), Comparative Politics: Issues and Trends, IGNOU, New Delhi, 2004, pp. 118-25.

Realist and Neo-Realist Approaches” in R. Narayanan and Darvesh Gopal (eds.), International Relations: Theory and Problems, IGNOU, New Delhi, 2003, pp. 9-18.

“Liberal and Neo-Liberal Approaches” in R. Narayanan and Darvesh Gopal (eds.), International Relations: Theory and Problems, IGNOU, New Delhi, 2003, pp. 19-30.

“Marxist and other Radical Approaches” in R. Narayanan and DarveshGopal (eds.), International Relations: Theory and Problems, IGNOU, New Delhi, 2003, pp. 31-39.

“Neo-Radical Approaches” in R. Narayanan and Darvesh Gopal (eds.), International Relations: Theory and Problems, IGNOU, New Delhi, 2003, pp. 40-47. 6. “Post-Structuralist and Post-Modernist Approaches” in R. Narayanan and DarveshGopal (eds.), Internationa

Research Paper/Articles Published
A People off the Map

Journal: Indian Express, 13 March 2008

How Far, Arunachal

Journal: Indian Express, 21 June 2008.

Flaws of the Accord

Journal: Indian Express, 2 August 2012.

Invited Lectures and Chairperson-ships
Refresher Course

on Research Methodology , organized by Department of Political Science, Panjab University

Refresher Course

on Human Rights , organized by Department of Women Studies, Panjab University

Refresher Course

on Research Methodology , organized by Department of Police Administration, Panjab University

Refresher Course

on Research Methodology , organized by Department of Political Science, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar

Acted as the Coordinator for a Refresher Course

on Research Methodology , organized by Department of Political Science in collaboration with Academic Staff College, Panjab University, Cha

Acted as the Coordinator for a Round Table Conference

on Research Writing , organized by Department of Political Science and the Economic and Political Weekly, Mumbai.

Others
Books, National Eligibility Test for Lecturership, (NET) 1990, conducted by UGC, New Delhi.
Fellowships/Scholarships, New India Foundation Fellowship for writing a book, 2005-06, New India Foundation, Bangalore.
Fellowships/Scholarships, IUC Associateship at Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla, 2000-2003 (For a period of three months).
Fellowships/Scholarships, ICSSR Teacher (Doctoral) Fellowship: Jan. 1998-Dec.1999, Funded by Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi.
Book Reviews of "Book Review Essay, Gurudas Das, Security and Development in India’s Northeast, New Delhi: Oxford University Press India, 2012; Nani Gopal Mahanta, Confronting the State: ULFA’s Quest for Sovereignty, New Delhi: Sage Publications, 2013; Rakhee Bhattacharya and Sanjay Pulipaka, eds, Perilous Journey: Debates on Security and Development in Assam, New Delhi: MAnohar Publications. 2011 in Studies in Indian Politics, 1, 2 (2013): 241-44
Book Reviews of “Mohajir Musings of a Promised Land”, A R Siddiqi,Partition and the Making of the Mohajir Mindset: A Narrative,Oxford University Press, 2008, in Economic and Political Weekly, vol xliv no 25, 20 June 2009.
Book Reviews of “Lifeworld of Refugees”, B.S. Chimni (ed.), International Refugee Law: A Reader, Sage Publications, New Delhi, 2000, in Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. XXXVII No. 26, June 29-July 5, 2002, 2572-73.
Book Reviews of “The sad story of Chittagong Hills”, SubirBhaumik, MeghnaGuhathakurta, SabyasachiBasu Ray Chaudhry (eds.), Living on the Edge: Essays on the Chittagong Hill Tracts, South Asian Forum For Human Rights, Kathmandu, 1997, in The Tribune, 6 May 2001.
Book Reviews of “Seizing Guns Without Ammunition”, ManiniChatterji, Do And Die: The Chittagong Uprising: 1930-34, Penguin Books, 1999, The Tribune, July 9, 2000.
Book Reviews of “History of the Forgotten Ones”, UrvashiButalia, The Other Side of Silence: Stories from the Partition of India, Penguin Books, 1998, The Tribune, 20 January 2000.
Delivered a Lecture on “Locating the Dislocated in Globalised India: A Comparative Study of Resistance against Bhakra and Sardar Sarovar Projects” at Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar, Punjab.
Project Work
Professional Association
Member, Member, Selection Committee, Commonwealth Fellowship for Masters and Ph.D Programme, Ministry of HRD, New Delhi.
Member, Board of Studies, Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi