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Dhananjay Rai Profile

Assistant Professor & Programme Coordinator M.A. in Social Work

Centre for Gandhian Thought and Peace Studies

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  • PhD .

Areas of Interests/Specialization

  • Political Theory/Thought, Gandhian Political Philosophy, Higher Education.


  • 7 years

Awards & Honours

  • UGC-NET for Junior Research Fellowship/Senior Research Fellowship
  • Visiting Scholar (March 3- March 8, 2014) under the DSA Programme of the Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
  • Visiting Fellow (March 1- March 6, 2016), Gujarat Vidyapith (Mahadev Desai Gramseva Mahavidyalaya, Sadra Campus), Gandhinagar, Gujarat

Best Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Rai, D. (edited) (2016). Nehru aur Adhunikta [Nehru and Modernity]. New Delhi: AAKAR BOOKS
  • Rai, D. (2014). Disappearance of the study of politics. Economic and Political Weekly, xlix (31): 53-57.
  • Rai, D. (2013). Contemporary Indian political theory: A critical analysis. New Delhi: AAKAR Books
  • Thakur, M. N. & Rai, D. (Eds.) (2013). Democracy on the move? Reflections on moments, promises and contradictions. New Delhi: AAKAR Books.
  • Rai, D. (2011). Popular Hindi cinema as Gandhi’s alter ego! An exploration in respect of “Gandhi, My Father”. Social Change, 41(1), 63-78.

Reccent Peer Reviewed Journals/Books

  • Rai, D. (2018). Regulation, Higher Education and Transformation. Indian Journal of Public Administration, 64 (3).
  • Rai, D. (edited). (2018). Politics: Essays in tribute to Randhir Singh. New Delhi: AAKAR BOOKS
  • Rai, D. (2017). Gujarat State Higher Education Council Bill: An Atrophied Autonomy. Economic and Political Weekly, 52 (13).

International Collaboation/Consultancy

  • Not Available

Patents (If any)

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