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Dr. Siba Sankar Mohanty

Assistant Professor

Centre for Diaspora Studies (CDS)

Independent Centre

Detailed Profile

Dr. Siba Sankar Mohanty has experience in teaching, research and editing. Dr. Mohanty is teaching as an Assistant Professor, Centre for Diaspora Studies, School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies, Central University of Gujarat since 2011. He has completed his doctoral research with specialisation on the literary, socio-cultural and political aspects of Indian diaspora in the Caribbean and V.S. Naipauls writings from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has completed his M.Phil. from Jawaharlal Nehru University with his dissertation on Indian ethnic identity in the Caribbean and V.S. Naipauls A House For Mr. Biswas. Before joining the Central University of Gujarat he was working on a regular basis as an Assistant Programme Officer, India Office, New Delhi of Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, a unique bi-national research institute between the Government of India and Government of Canada. He has taught English as a guest faculty at NCWEB, University of Delhi. He has worked as an Editorial Associate with the Indian Foreign Affairs Journal, a unique quarterly peer reviewed journal published by the Association of Indian Diplomats, New Delhi. And he has also worked honourarily as an Editorial Associate with Eurasian Report, a quarterly journal published by Eurasian Foundation, New Delhi. He has published research papers on varied aspects of Indian diaspora. He has also been one of the editors to two books, Contemporary Odisha: Realties and Vision, and Emerging Odisha Problems and Prospects. He has presented papers at various international and national conferences on the theoretical contours of diaspora, literary, socio-cultural, political and economic aspects of Indian diaspora in the Caribbean, Fiji and other parts of the globe, V.S. Naipauls writings etc. Eight M.Phil. and Ph.D. students of the Centre are working under his supervision.

Areas of Interest/Specialization:

Diasporic Literature, Socio-Cultural and Political aspects of Diaspora, Indian Diaspora, Caribbean Studies.

Courses Taught

  • DS605: Perspectives on Diaspora: History, Concepts and Diasporic Linkages
  • DS-602: Research Methodology
  • DS-613: Perspectives on Cultural Pluralism and Discourses of Otherness
  • DS-650: Indian Diaspora Across the Continents: Theories, Perspectives, Trends and Issues
  • DS-654: Literary and Cultural Perspectives on Diaspora
  • Remedial English


Books (as Editor):

  • One of the editors of the book titled, Contemporary Odisha: Realities and Vision (2011), published by Axis Publishers, Delhi for Eurasian Foundation, New Delhi. ISBN No. 978-93-81302-37-8.
  • One of the editors of the book titled, Emerging Odisha Problems and Prospects (2014), published by Mittal Publication, Delhi for Eurasian Foundation, New Delhi.

Chapter(s) in Book(s):

  • Engaging the Odia (Oriya) Diaspora in the Development Process: Prospects and Perspectives, in Arun Mohanty, Siba Mohanty (et al.) eds. (2011), Contemporary Odisha: Realities and Vision, Published by Axis Publishers, Delhi for Eurasian Foundation, New Delhi. ISBN No. 978-93-81302-37-8.
  • Migration and its Nightmares: A Study of Benyamins Goat Days, in Arun Mohanty, Siba Mohanty (et al.) eds. (2011), Emerging Odisha Problems and Prospects (2014), published by Mittal Publication, Delhi for Eurasian Foundation, New Delhi.

Article(s) in Journal(s):

  • Women and Indentureship: A Study of Indian Indentureship in the Caribbean, Vikasvani Journal, Vol. V, Issue 2, April-June 2011, a Quarterly Journal of Xavier Institute of Management, Jabalpur. ISSN No. 0974-8083.
  • Caste and Gender in Seepersad Naipauls The Adventures of Gurudeva, Sangharsh/Struggle: E-Journal of Dalit Literary Studies, Jan-March 2012, Vol.1, Issue.1. ISSN No. (online) 2278-3067.

Conference Participation (as Paper Presenter)

Papers presented at International Seminar/Workshop/Symposia/Conference

  • Presented Paper entitled, Crossing the Kala Pani: The Neo-Slaves in the Caribbean, at the International Conference on India Diaspora Interlinkage and Synergy, held on 12-13 January 2012, organised by Study Abroad Programme, Gujarat University and Global Organisation of People of Indian Origin.
  • Discussant on the theme, New Generation Literature at the International Conference on Chile in the Age of Globalisation: India-Chile Dialogue, 27-29 September 2010 organised by Centre for Canadian, US & Latin American Studies, School of International Studies (SIS), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) & School of Social Sciences, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), co-sponsored by Instituto de Ciencia Politica, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Escuela de Gobierno, Universidad del Desarrollo, Academic Exchange Programme, Embassy of Chile, and ICSSR.
  • Indian Diaspora in Fiji at the 5th International Conference of Indian Association for the Study of Australia, 18-20 January 2010 organized by IGNOU and Australia-India Council held at University of Goa.
  • Freeing the Colour Enslaving the Skin: A Study in Indian Indentureship in the Caribbean at the Third International Conference of CELAO, 3-5 December, 2008 organised by Centre for Canadian, US and Latin American Studies, SIS, JNU, and School of Social Sciences, IGNOU, New Delhi.

Papers presented at National Seminar/Workshop/Symposia/Conference

  • Migratory Dreams and Their Nightmares in Benyamins Goat Days presented at the 2nd National Seminar on Interdisciplinary Approaches to Knowledge, 3-4 April 2014, held at Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar.
  • Indias Policy towards its Diaspora: Contextualising Indian Diaspora in Canada, presented at the National Seminar on Diplomacy, Defence and Development: Canadian and Indian Perspectives, organised by Berhampur University, Berhampur, held on 18-19 February 2012.
  • Diasporic Elements in V.S. Naipauls Writings at the National Conference on Contemporary Latin America and Caribbean, 18 January 2010 organized by the Latin American Studies Department, University of Goa, Goa.