SUDEEP BASU Profile

SUDEEP BASU

E-mail: sudeepbas@gmail.com

Phone no: 9426803102

School of Social Sciences, Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar

EDUCATION

2010

Ph.D. in Sociology , Jadavpur University, Kolkata

Title of Dissertation

Social Change in a Diasporic Community: A Case Study of the

New Generation Tibetan Refugees in India

Dissertation Advisors

Pradip Bose, Former Professor of Sociology, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta (CSSSC) and Dr. Ruby Sain, Department of Sociology, JadavpurUniversity, Kolkata.

1998 – 2000

M.Phil. in Sociology from the Centre of Advanced Study of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi. Secured 1st Class, 65.8%.

Title of Dissertation

Perspectives on the Sociology of Knowledge

Dissertation Advisor

Dr. Rabindra Ray, Associate Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi.

1996 – 1998

M.A. Sociology from the Centre of Advanced Study of Sociology, DelhiSchool of Economics, University of Delhi. Secured 58.4%

1993 – 1996

B.A. (Honours) Sociology from SriVenkateswaraCollege, University of Delhi. Stood first in the class with 1st class, 60%.

AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS, ACADEMIC DISTINCTIONS

2012-13

Recipient of the C.R. Parekh Post-Doctoral Fellowship 2012-13 at the Asia Research Centre, London School of Economics & Political Science .

2009

Award for the best paper , titled, “Ethnography of the Displaced: Interpreting the Tibetan Refugee Experience in Darjeeling Town, India,”from the April 2009 Centre for Refugee Studies (CRS), York University, Toronto, Graduate Students Conference. Selection of the winner for the best paper by the editorial team of Refuge-Journal from a total of 23 very strong submissions.

2004 – 2005

Received ICSSR Doctoral Fellowship from 25th May, 2004 to 25th May, 2005

1996 – 1998

National Scholarship from the Centre of Advanced Study of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics

1996

Awarded prize for securing first position and first class in College in BA (Hons),Sociology

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

2012

2004

Training Programme on “Migration and Development: Issues and Perspectives”, held at the V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, New Delhi from July 2-5.

Certificate Course on Forced Migration (Second Annual Winter Course), organized by Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group and supported by The Government of Finland, the Brookings Institution and UNHCR, 1-15 December 2004, Kolkata.

1999

Passed NET (National Eligibility Test for Lecturers) conducted by UGC.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Period

Designation and Organization

Oct 1, 2013 – till now

Assistant Professor, Centre for Studies in Social Management, School of Social Sciences, Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar

April 2011- Sep 2013

Assistant Professor, Gujarat Institute of Development Research (GIDR), Ahmedabad

August 2008 -

31st March, 2011

1stSeptember, 2005 –

21st August, 2008

July 2004 – January 2006

April 2002 – October 2003

November 2000 – October 2001

Assistant Professor, National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore

Assistant Professor, Institute of Development Studies Kolkata (I.D.S.K.)

Guest Faculty in the Sociology Department, Jadavpur University

Research Assistant, Institute of Social Sciences, Kolkata

Research Assistant, Centre for Organization Development, Hyderabad

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

At Central University Gujarat (CUG)

  • Teaching students of M.A. 5 year Integrated Programme in Social Management, the following courses:
  • Sociology I and II
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Law and Social Organizations
  • Sociology of Organizations
  • Development: Theories and Issues
  • Understanding Indian Society
  • Understanding Displacement, Resettlement and Rehabilitation
  • Developed course curriculum for the above subjects

At Gujarat Institute of Development Research (GIDR)

  • Taught scholars enrolled in PhD/M Phil programme, in the following courses
  • Qualitative Methods in the Workshop on Research Analysis and Writing in Social Sciences, held at the Gujarat Institute of Development Research, Ahmedabad from September 24-30, 2012.
  • Qualitative Methods for the Training Programme on Research Methodology and Applications, held at the Gujarat Institute of Development Research, Ahmedabad from April 5- April 28, 2012.

At Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy (CSSEIP), National Law School of India University (NLSIU)

  • Taught students of B.A. LL.B. (Hons). (1st and 5th years)
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Sociology of India
  • Sociology of Law
  • Seminar course on Law, Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy
  • Module on Internal Displacement
  • Setting of the syllabus for the all the above courses

At Institute of Development Studies Kolkata (I.D.S.K.)

  • Taught M.Phil students in Development Studies
  • Course instructor for the M.Phil. course in Development Studies. Modules developed and taught to M.Phil. students:
  • Qualitative methods – Ethnography
  • Refugees, Displacement and Diaspora
  • Ethnicity, Tribal Development and Globalization.
  • Designed the course content for the specialization course in Sociology for M.Phil. students in Development Studies.

At Sociology Department,

Jadavpur University

Taken courses in Sociology of Development and Sociology of Organizations for Bachelor of Engineering students.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Major Sponsored projects (mobilized by self)

June 2013

(Ongoing) Principal Researcher for project on ‘Diasporic Gujaratis and their Homeland: Documenting ‘social remittance’ practices in Gujarat’, funded by ICSSR for 15 months. Amount of funds – 6 lakhs

September 2012 - ongoing

(Completed) Principal Researcher for project titled,‘The Survey and Documentation of Non Resident Gujaratis (NRGs) contribution to the development of State’, funded by Gujarat State Non-Resident Gujarati Foundation, Udyog Bhavan, Government of Gujarat. Amount of funds – 16.15 lakhs

Other Research Projects

Dec 2003 – Jan 2004

Worked as Research Assistant in the following projects

Job Creating Potentials Among Micro and Small Enterprise Cluster and Public Policy’, Kolkata, funded by the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

April 2002 – Oct 2003

‘Trafficking in Women and Children’ funded by UNIFEM. Engaged in the West Bengal chapter of the project.

  • ‘Wealth and Well-Being Impact of Slum Upgradation’ , sponsored by Water and Sanitation Programme – World Bank.

Nov 2000 – Oct 2001

Research Assistant at the Centre for Organization Development, Hyderabad

  • Assisted in conducting Executive Development Programmes for executives from public and private sectors.

ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES

Coordinating the fieldwork for M.A. Social Management students.

Coordinator for the Discussion series at GIDR, Ahmedabad.

Prepared draft rules and vision statement for CSSEIP, NLSIU.

Supported the establishment of a documentation centre for CSSEIP, NLSIU.

Assisted in conducting Executive Development Programmes for executives from public and private sectors at Centre for Organization Development.

GUIDANCE FOR M.Phil./ Ph.D./ Fieldwork

Jointly supervised fieldwork and data analysis of field survey of the students under the M.Phil. course in Development Studies. Supervised M.Phil. dissertation of a M.Phil. student

Coordinating the fieldwork for M.A. Social Management students at Central University of Gujarat.

PUBLICATIONS

Chapters in edited books

2014 Paper titled, ‘Media, Tibet and the Tibetan Diaspora: Some reflections’. In Forced Migration & Media Mirrors, Sibaji Pratim Basu (ed.) Frontpage: Kolkata, pp. 123-134. ISBN: 978 93 81043 134

2008 Paper titled, “Interpreting the Tibetan Refugee Problem: The Pragmatics of Diasporic Identity”, in Ruby Sain ed., Contemporary Social Problems in India, Vol. 1, Kolkata: Tandrita Chandra (Bhaduri) Readers Service, 2008, pp. 133-169. ISBN: 81-87891-82-3

Journals

2013

Paper titled, ‘Anti-Beggary Laws Reconsidered: From Custodialization to Vocationalization’, Indian Journal of Human Development, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 313-321.

Paper titled, ‘Generating Meanings in Exile’, in Seminar: The Monthly Symposium, April 2013, pp. 78-79.

Book Review William H. Thornton and Songok Han Thornton, Towards a geopolitics of hope, Sage publications India, pp xiii + 262, Rs. 750 (hb)] Sociological Bulletin, 62 (3): 532-535.

2012

Paper titled, ‘Interrogating Tibetan Exilic Culture: Issues and Concerns’, in Sociological Bulletin: Journal of the Indian Sociological Society, Volume 61, No. 2, May-August 2012, pp. 232-254.

Paper titled, ‘Rethinking Knowledge as Ideology’, in Social Scientist, Vol. 40, Nos 01-02, 2012, pp. 69-80.

2011

Paper titled, ‘Practicing the Guiding Principles for Development’s Displacees: Problems and Prospects’, in Refugee Watch – A South Asian Journal on Forced Migration, 37, June 2011.

Paper titled, ‘Rethinking Beggary Laws in India’, in Mainstream, Volume XLIX, No. 33, August 6, 2011.

2010

Paper titled, “Organizing for Exile! “Self-Help” among Tibetan refugees in an IndianTown,” in Refugee Watch - A South Asian Journal on Forced Migration, 35, June 2010.

Paper titled, “Reflections on the Tibetan Paradigm of Exile,” in Refugee Watch Online – Co-publication of Refugee Watch, June 2010 as World Refugee Day special series.

2009

Paper titled, “Interpreting the Tibetan Diaspora: Cultural Preservation and the Pragmatics of Identity,” in Central European University Political Science Journal, Vol. 4, No. 3, September 2009.

2005

Review of a book titled “Tibetan Refugees in India,” by R.S. Kharat, Kaveri Books, New Delhi 2003, published in the Jadavpur University Journal of Sociology, Vol.1, Number-1, November 2005, pp. 94-95.

2002

Joint paper titled “Towards Alleviation of Poverty: Institutions and Social Mobilisation,” in Man and Development , in the June 2002 issue.

2001

Working Paper

2013

Review of a book titled “Managing Human Resources: A Contemporary Text” by E.A.Ramaswamy, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2000 pp.315 published in the Indian Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 36(4) 2001, pp.514-518.

Diasporas transforming Homelands: Nuancing ‘collective remittance practices in a western Indian village, London School of Economics, Asia Research Centre Working Paper 59.

SEMINAR/CONFERENCES

Invited Lectures

2014 Presented paper on ‘Marginality and the Dalit Question: Its Lineages and Contestations’, for National seminar on Sociology of Marginality: Contemporary Issues organized by Department of Sociology, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore, West Bengal, March 19.

2014 Presented paper on ‘Social Construct of Beggary’. National consultation on Model Legislation on Beggary, sponsored by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India, organized by National Law School of India University, Bangalore, January 8.

2013 Presented paper on, ‘Interrogating cultural rights/duties of refugees in Hostlands: Insights from the Tibetan diaspora’, in the14th International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM) conference on Contested Spaces and Cartographic Challenges, organized by Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group, held at Swabhumi, Kolkata from January 6 – 9.

September 30 to October 14, 2012.

Faculty for the Tenth Orientation Programme on Forced Migration , organized by the Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group and supported by The UNHCR, the Government of Finland and the Brookings Institution.

Presented a paper on, “Politics of Refugee Protection”, in a Workshop on Forced Migration, Statelessness & Issues of Citizenship in South Asia, organized by Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group and h eld in JamiaMilliaIslamia, New Delhi, March 22-23.

December 2010

December 2006

Faculty for the Eight Winter Course on Forced Migration organized by the Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group, Kolkata.

Faculty for the Fourth Winter Course on Forced Migration organized by the Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group, Kolkata.

INTERNATIONAL SEMINARS

2014

2013

2013

Presented paper titled, “Organizing for Exile! Self-Help ethics and its outcomes for Tibetan refugees” at the 15 thConference of the International Organization for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM): Forced Migration and Peace, 30th anniversary of the Cartagena Declaration, held from 15 and 18 July 2014in Bogota, Colombia.

Presented a paper titled, “ Diasporas transforming homelands: Nuancing ‘collective remittance’ practices in Jasalpur, a western Indian village”, in a seminar held on 25th June at the Asia Research Centre, London School of Economics & Political Science.

Presented a paper, titled,“Interrogating cultural rights/duties of refugees in Hostlands: Insights from the Tibetan diaspora”, in the14th International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM) conference on Contested Spaces and Cartographic Challenges, organized by Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group, held at Swabhumi, Kolkata from January 6 – 9.

2012

Presented a paper, titled, “Media, Tibet and Tibetan Refugee Rehabilitation in India”.

Participated in The Tenth Orientation Programme on Forced Migration, organized by the Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group and supported by The UNHCR, the Government of Finland and the Brookings Institution, from September 30 to October 14.

Presented a paper on, “Migration, Diaspora and Anthropological knowledge: Some reflections”, in an International Symposium on “Anthropology of Global Issues”, organized by Department of Anthropology, University of Delhi and held at University of Delhi, April 1-3.

Presented a paper on, “Understanding Diaspora and Transnationality: Reflecting on Non-resident Gujaratis and their Homeland”, in an International Conference on “Gujarat Society After Five Decades: Retrospect and Prospect, organized by Centre for Social Studies , Surat, held in Centre for Social Studies, Surat, January 18- 20.

2011

Presented a paper titled, “Practicing the “Guiding Principles for Development’s Displacees: Problems and Prospects”, in the 13th International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM) Conference on the theme, Governing Migration, organized by IASFM, held in Kampala, Uganda from July 3 – July 6.

2010

Presented a paper on “Situation of Internally Displaced Persons in India”, at the Regional Consultation of Citizen’s Voices on “The Challenges for South Asia: Human Rights and Democracy” organized by South Asians for Human Rights, held in Kathmandu, 27-29 November .

Presented a paper titled, “Self-Help Movement among Tibetan Refugees in India”, in the Eight Winter Course on Forced Migration, organized by Calcutta Research Group, supported by The UNHCR, the Government of Finland and the Brookings Institution, held in Kolkata from 1st to 6th December.

2008

Presented a paper titled, “Interpreting the Tibetan Diaspora: Cultural Preservation and the Pragmatics of Identity,” at the 4th Central European University Graduate Conference in Social Sciences on “Global Transformations: Integration, Transition and Development” in Budapest, Hungary from 20th to 22ndJune.

2007

Presented a paper titled, “The Tibetan Problem: From Refugees to Diaspora,” at the 12th International Cultural Studies Workshop on “Political Cultures”, organized by CSSSC, held in Hyderabad, from28th Jan to 2nd Feb.

NATIONAL SEMINARS

2014

2011

2008

2006

Presented paper on “Diasporic Remittances, Inequality and Social Transformation in Rural Gujarat”, in a National Seminar “Migration, Poverty and Social Justice: Perspectives, Policies and Experiences, held on March 24-25 at TISS, Mumbai.

Presented a paper titled, “Interrogating Exilic Culture: Insights from the Tibetan Refugee Experience”, in a Workshop on Sociology: State of the Discipline, in Remembrance of Dr. Anjan Ghosh, organized by Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta (CSSSC), held in CSSSC on June 10.

Presented a paper titled, “Of Beggars and Anti-Beggary Laws in India: A Re-appraisal”, in the Faculty seminar at the Gujarat Institute of Development Research on September 20.

Presented a paper titled, “The Meaning of Place in a World of Movement: A Study of the Tibetan Refugees in Darjeeling Town,” at the Programme on Social and Political Theory Workshop on “Theorizing the Contemporary” in the Centre for Study of Developing Societies, Delhi from 24th to 25th March.

Presented a paper titled, “Of Truth in Social Theory: A Perspective from the Sociology of Knowledge,” in the Faculty Seminar at the Institute of Development Studies Kolkata on 15th March.

DISCUSSANT/RAPPORTEUR

Chair for two sessions and drafted the rapporteurs report for the plenary sessions for the 14thIASFM conference, Kolkata.

Discussant for the paper on “Between Growth and Sustainability – The Illusions of Environmental Governance in India”, for the Workshop on "Development, Democracy and Governance - Lessons and Policy Implications" by Calcutta Research Group in collaboration with Ford Foundation in Kolkata from 14th - 15th May.

ORGANIZED SEMINARS

Organized a National Consultation on “Anti-Beggary Laws: Legal and Policy Interventions”, on December 16, 2010 at Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore.

Engaged in organizing the conference - preparing the program schedule and a list of resource persons for the various sessions, drafting a resolution for a National Conference on “Internal Displacement in India: Issues and Perspectives”, held on July 17, 2012 at the India International Centre, New Delhi. Presented a paper on “Normative/Ethical Framework and Applications”.

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES/ORGANIZATIONS

Member, South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR).

Member, International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM).

Member, Calcutta Research Group (CRG).

REFERENCES

  1. Prof. Pradip Bose

Former Professor of Sociology and Honorary Professor, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta

R-1, BaishnabghataPatuliTownship,

Kolkata – 700094, West Bengal, India

Phone nos. 91-033- 24627252 (O); 91-033- 24925482 (R); 9874141309 - (M)

Email id: pradip.bose@gmail.com

  1. Dr. Rabindra Ray

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology

DelhiSchool of Economics, University of Delhi, Delhi - 110007.

Phone no. (011) 27257858 - (O); 09911073565 - (M)

Email id: rabin_ray@yahoo.com

3. Prof. Ranabir Samaddar

Professor of Political Science and Director, Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group.

Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group

GC – 45, First Floor, Sector III, Salt Lake City,

Kolkata – 700106, West Bengal, India

Phone nos. 91-033-23370408; 9007450501- (M)

Email id: ranabir@mcrg.ac.in