Areas of Interests/Specialization
Political Theory/Thought, Gandhian Political Philosophy, Higher Education.
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).
Patents (If any)