Dr. Rajneesh Kumar Gupta Profile

CDr. Rajneesh Kumar Gupta

Assistant Professor

Centre for Diaspora Studies

SCHOOL OF LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND CULTURE STUDIES

Contact: : rajneeshkgupta@gmail.com ; rajneesh.gupta@cug.ac.in

Past Experience

Assistant Professor Motilal Nehru College, University of Delhi
Assistant Professor IP College for Women, University of Delhi
Guest FacultyLSR College, University of Delhi
Guest FacultyBR Ambedkar College, University of Delhi
Research FellowIndian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), New Delhi
Counsellor IGNOU (JMC Study Centre, New Delhi)
Consultant TV Today Group, New Delhi.

Academic Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. on “Role of Indian Diaspora in East Africa: Challenges of Integration, 1963-2003”, from School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) New Delhi.
  • M.Phil. from School of International Studies, JNU New Delhi.
  • M.A. in the subject- Politics with specialization in International Relations from SIS, JNU New Delhi.
  • B.A. from University of Allahabad.

Other Qualifications:

  • National Eligibility Test (NET) in Political Science.
  • State Level Eligibility Test (SLET) in Political Science.

International Exposure / Assignments handled:

  • Kenya- Conducted field survey among Indian communities during June-July 2007. Objectives of the survey were to asses their economic success and challenges of integration with host so-cieties.
  • Switzerland- Presented findings of the field survey conducted in Kenya.

Membership of Academic Associations:

  • Global Research Forum on Diaspora and Trans-nationalism (GRFDT).
  • African Studies Association of India (ASA) .
  • Organization for Diaspora Initiatives (ODI).
List of Publications
    1.  Books
      • ‘भारत और दक्षिण एशियाई क्षेत्रवाद’ Co-authored with Dr. Suman Sharma (New Delhi: Book Age Publications, 2014) ISBN-978-93-83281-38-1.
    2.  Articles in International Journals
      • ‘Indian Diaspora in East Africa: Migration Pattern and Current Profile’ World Focus Vol. XXXV No. 1 January 2014 pp. 30-34 [ISSN 2230-8458 U.S. Library of Congress No. 80910345].
      • ‘Indian Diaspora as a Non-state Actor in Promotion of India-Africa Partnership’ Journal of Social and Political Studies Vol. IV (1) June 2013 pp. 135-148 [ISSN 22293647].
      • ‘Role of Indian Diaspora in East Africa: Challenges of Integration’, ASA News, Vol. I No. 4 (September – December 2009), Pp. 26-29. [ISSN- 0974 5796].
    3. Chapters in Books
      • ‘Contributions of People of Indian Origin to East Africa’ in Dubey A. (ed.), Indian Di-aspora- Contributions to their New Home (New Delhi, MD Publications Pvt. Ltd., 2011) [ISBN 9788175333307].
      • ‘Trade and Investment Potentials in Malawi: Opportunities for India’ in Islam A. and Trivedi A.(eds.),Contemporary Africa: Issues and Concerns(New Delhi, Global Vision Publishing House, 2011) [ISBN 978-81-8220-371-6].
      • ‘Indian Diaspora in Francophone North and West Africa: Issues of Development and Linkages with India’ in Dubey, Ajay (ed.), India and Francophone Africa under Globali-sation (New Delhi, Kalinga Publications, 2009). [ISBN 978-81-907461-1-3].
      • ‘Recent Development in Nepal and Indian Foreign Policy Dilemma: A Neo-realist Per-spective’ in Joseph Benjamin (ed.), Democratic Process, Foreign Policy and Human Rights in South Asia (New Delhi: Gyan Publishing House, 2009). [ISBN 978-81-212104-4-7].
      • ‘Indian Diaspora In Kenya, Uganda And Tanzania : Historical Legacies And Contem-porary Challenges’ in Dubey, Ajay (ed.), Indian Diaspora in Africa : A Comparative Per-spective (New Delhi: MD Publications Pvt. Ltd., 2009). [ISBN 978-81-7533-232-4].
      • ‘Indian Diaspora in East Africa: Entrepreneurships and Philanthropy’ in Jain SK (ed.),The Indian Diaspora in Era of Globalization (New Delhi: Gyan Publishing House, 2012) [ISBN 978-81-7835-923-6].
      • ‘Migrant Communities and Remittances- Indian Experience’ in Jain SK (ed.), The Indi-an Diaspora in Era of Globalization (New Delhi: Gyan Publishing House, 2012) [ISBN 978-81-7835-923-6].
      • ‘Indian Diaspora in Central Asia’, in Chauhan, APS, India-Central Asia: Reinforcing Tra-ditional Relationship Through Synergy of Culture & Energy (forthcoming)
      • ‘Indian Diaspora: Role in Promoting Indo-African Partnership’ in Dubey, Ajay (ed.) India Africa Partnership for Human Resource and Capacity Building (forthcoming).
    4. Book Review
      • Review of D’Souza Blanche R., Harnessing The Trade Winds: The Story of The Centuries-old Indian Trade With East Africa Using The Monsoon Winds published in Africa Review, Vol. 2 No. I (January- June 2010) [ISSN 0974-4053]
      • Review of Matlosa K., G. Khadiagala and Victor Shale (eds.), When Elephants Fight: Pre-venting and Resolving Election-related Conflicts in Africa, published in Africa Review, Vol. 3 No. 2 (July- December 2011) [ISSN 0974-4053]
      • Review of Jain S.K., The Indian Diaspora in Era of Globalization, published in Asian Eth-nicity Volume 14, Issue 3, 2013 [ISSN 1463-1369 (Print), 1469-2953 (Online)]
      • Review of Z. Mokomane (Ed.), Work–Family Interface in Sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges and Responses published in Insight on Africa Vol. 6 No. 2 pp. 161-163 (July 2014) [ISSN 0975-0878 (Print), 0976-3465 (Online)]
    5. Course Content Development
      • Political Economy, Course Material of MA in Political Science Sikkim Manipal Universi-ty, Gangtok (Sikkim) [ISBN 978-93-259-6401-3].
      • Co-author राजनीति विज्ञान के मूल आधार, Course material of BA, Sikkim Manipal Universi-ty, Gangtok (Sikkim) [ISBN 978-81-259-5132-2]
      • Co-author International Relations: Theories and Issues, course material of MA in Political Science (First Year, Paper IV) , Directorate of Distance and Continuing Education, MS University, Tirunelveli (Tamilnadu) [ISBN 978-81-259-874-2]
      • Co-author International Politics: Theory, course material of MA in Political Science (Sec-ond Semester, Paper VII) , Krishna Kanta Handiqui State Open University, Dispur (As-sam) [ISBN 978-93-259-6037-4]
      • Co-author Dynamics of International Politics, course material of MA in Political Science, Directorate of Distance Education, Sikkim Manipal University, Gangtok (Sikkim) [ISBN 978-93-259-6408-2]
      • Co-author Foundations of Political Science, course material of BA (First Year), Mahatma Gandhi University, Khanapara, District Ri-Bhoi (Meghalaya) [ISBN 978-81-259-6385-2]
      • Co-author International Relations Since 1945, course material of BA (First Year), Institute of Advanced Studies in Education (Deemed University), Sardarshahr, (Rajasthan) [ISBN 978-81-259-5071-4]
      • Co-author राजनीति के सिद्धांत, Course material of BA (Second Year), Chaudhary Devilal University, Sirsa (Haryana) [ISBN 978-93-85879-52-4]
      • Co-author Capitalism and Imperialism, course material of MA in History (First Semester), Directorate of Distance Education, Tripura University, Suryamaninagar (Tripura) [ISBN 978-93-259-7904-8]
      • Co-author Indian Government and Politics, course material of M.Phil. in Political Science (Second Semester), Directorate of Distance Education, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Muzaffarpur (Bihar) [ISBN 978-93-5259-253-1]
      • Course content for Delhi University [ILLL]
        1. उदारवाद
        2. उदारवाद के समक्ष चुनौतियां
        3. राज्य
        4. Consolidation of British Power in India
        5. Civil Administration and Legal Foundations of Colonial India
        6. Swadeshi and Radicals
        7. स्वदेशी और उग्रपंथी आन्दोलन
        8. Constitutional Developments and Political Economy in Nigeria
        9. नाइजीरिया में संवैधानिक विकास और अर्थव्यवस्था
        10. औपनिवेशिक शासन की नींव: भारत में ब्रिटिश सत्ता की स्थापना
        11. सोवियत संघ का पतन और शीत युद्ध का अंत
        12. शीत युद्धोत्तर घटनाक्रम
        13. शक्ति के उभरते हुए केंद्र: जापान और यूरोपीय संघ
        14. शक्ति के उभरते हुए केंद्र: ब्राजील, रूस, चीन और भारत
        15. भारतीय निर्वाचन प्रणाली की प्रकृति और चुनौतियां
    6. Course content for Delhi University [ILLL]
      • ‘Indian Communities in East Africa: Identity Retention and Engagements with Mother-land’ in an International Conference on “Centenary Commemoration of Abolition of Inden-tureship” jointly organized by Antar-rashtriya Sahayog Parishadarsp (ARSP) and Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi on 20-22 APRIL 2017.
      • ‘Cultural Identity and Diaspora: A Case of Indian Diaspora in Kenya’ in an international conference on “Migration and Diasporas: Emerging Diversities and Development Challeng-es”, 22-23 March 2017, Organised by SOITS, IGNOU, New Delhi.
      • “Development, Displacement and Problems of Schedule Tribes in Central India” in interna-tional seminar on “Ethnicity and Development in South Asia: Issues and Challenges” orga-nized by SOEDS, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi on 21-22 January 2016.
      • “Indian Development Cooperation in Africa” in an international seminar on ‘Indo-African Re-lations: Emerging Dimensions, Opportunities & Challenges in the 21st Century’ jointly organized by Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur and African Studies Association of India (ASA) on 24-25March 2014.
      • “Non-state Actors in International Relations: A Case of Indian Diaspora in Africa” in an in-ternational conference on “The Dawning of the ‘Asian Century’: Emerging Challenges before Theory and Practices of IR in India” organized by IAIS and IRIIS, New Delhi on 10-12 De-cember 2012 (In-absentia presentation).
      • “Challenges to Nation Building in Africa” in an international conference on “Nation Build-ing in Multicultural Society” organized by Rajiv Gandhi Chair in Contemporary Studies, Uni-versity of Allahabad on 4-5 March 2011.
      • “Indian Diaspora: Role in Promoting Indo-African Partnership” in an international confer-ence on “India and Africa: Partnership for Capacity Building and Human Resource Devel-opment” organized by African Studies Association of India (ASA India) in collaboration with Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) & India International Centre (IIC) on 9-10 February, 2010.
      • “Indian Development Cooperation in Africa” in an international conference on ‘India-Africa Summit for Economic and Trade Engagement: A New Vision for Mutual Cooperation’ organized by African Studies Department, University of Delhi on 25-27 February 2009.
      • “Asian African Minority in East Africa: Challenges of Integration” in an international con-ference on “Frontiers and Passages” jointly organized by “African Studies Association in Germany” (VAD) and the “Swiss Society for African Studies” (SGAS) in Freiburg (Germa-ny) and Basel (Switzerland) on 14-17 May 2008
      • “Exploring Central Asian Market: Potentials and Challenges” in an international seminar on “India and Central Asia: Renewal of Historical-Cultural ties on a New basis in the Contempo-rary Context” organized by Jiwaji University, Gwalior on 9-11 March 2008.
      • “A New Vision for Kenya-India Relations in the Era of Globalization” in the department of History, Archaeology and Political Science, Kenyatta University, Nairobi (Kenya) on 28 June 2007.
      • “Indian Diaspora in East Africa: Contributions and Challenges” in international seminar on "African Resilience: Contextualising Polity, Society and Economy” organized by UGC and University of Delhi on 30-31 March 2007.
      • “Indian Diaspora In Central Asia: Need For Constructive Engagement Policy,” in an In-ternational Seminar on “India-Central Asia: Reinforcing Traditional Relationship Through Synergy of Culture & Energy” organized by Jiwaji University Gwalior on 20-22 Jan. 2007.
      • “Recent Developments in Nepal and Indian Foreign Policy Dilemma: A neo-realist perspec-tive”, in an International Seminar on “Challenges of Democracy and Development in Nepal” organized by BHU, Varanasi on 18-19 Dec. 2006.
      • “Indian Diaspora in Francophone North and West Africa: Issues of Development and Linkages with India” in an International Seminar on “India and Francophone Africa: Issues in Foreign Policy” organized by Sub-Saharan Francophone Studies Programme, JNU, New Delhi on 27-28 Feb. 2006.
      • “Issues of Indian Diaspora in India’s relations with East Africa” in an International Seminar on “Emerging Trends in India-Africa relations” held at Indian Council for World Affairs, New Delhi on 19-20 Nov. 2004.
    7. National Conferences
      • ‘Indian Diaspora in East Africa: Agents of Identity Retention’ in a National Seminar on Migration and Diaspora: Theory, Cultures and Literatures on 24-25 March 2017 Organized by Bharati College (University of Delhi) & Global Research Forum on Diaspora and Trans-nationalism.
      • "Origin and Growth of Left Wings Extremism in Schedule Tribes Dominated Areas of Central India” in national seminar on “Youth , Naxalism and Terrorism: The Politics of De-velopment in Indian Subcontinent” organized by Isabella Thoburn College (Lucknow University) on 21-22 February 2014.
      • “South-South Cooperation: A Case of Indian Development Cooperation in Africa" in na-tional seminar on “India-Africa Bilateral: Onwards the Pathway of a Revitalized Smart Re-lationship" organized by Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi and Minis-try of External Affairs, Government of India on the 17th January 2014.
      • “Development, Displacement and Problems of Scheduled Tribes in Madhya Pradesh” in national seminar on “Development and Weaker Section: Issues and Challenges” organized by Indian Institute of Public Administration on 5-6 March 2012.
      • “Democratization, Governance and Participation: A Study of Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) in India" in national seminar on “Democracy in India” organized by University of Gwalior on 21-22 March 2009.
      • “Challenges to Regional Integration: A Comparative Study of AU and SAARC” in nation-al seminar on “Asserting African Unity and Identity: Prospects for Peace, Development and Democracy” organized by Jamia Millia Islamia on 29 March 2007.