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Sonowal, C.J.
Designation Associate Professor
Affiliation Centre for Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policies

Ph.D. (Dibrugarh)

Areas of Interest
  1. Forest and tribal Issues,
  2. Tribal welfare. tribal health and tribal development,
  3. Ethnic movements,
  4. Tribal autonomy and insurgency,
  5. Youth and entrepreneurship development among the tribals,
  6. Livelihood issues of tribal people
  7. Gender issues among tribes.

Tribal development issues

Career History

M. Sc. in Anthropology from Dibrugarh University, Assam

Ph. D. From Dibrugarh University on Gender Relationship among the tribal people.

Worked as Assistant Research Officer in DIrectorate of Research, Arunachal Pradesh.

UGC NET qualified and Joined as JRF in Dibrugarh University

Joined TISS in 1992 in the Unit for Child and Youth Research.

  1. Youth Dormitory and Enculturation Process among the Adis of Arunachal PradeshBoard of Research Studies, TISS. 1993.
  2.  Problems of Youth in Forest Villages of Assam: A Study in Dibrugarh District       Board of Research Studies, TISS.1996
  3. Problems and Prospects of Entrepreneurship Development Among the Tribal Youth in Assam.  Board of Research Studies, TISS, 1998
  4. An Evaluation Study on Environmental Orientation to School Education (EOSE) Scheme. Ministry of HRD, Dept. of Education, Govt. Of India, New Delhi                              2001
  5.  Socio-Cultural and Political-Economic Environment and its impact on health f Tribal Children : A study in Maharashtra. Board of Research Studies, TISS, 2002.
  6.  Social Analysis of Joint Forest Management and National Afforestation Programme Scheme in Maharashtra.Board of Research studies, TISS, 2006.
  7. Administration of Forest Villages and Tribal Situation – A Study in Assam. Research Council, TISS, 2008.

Gender System among the Sonowal Kacharis of Assam Raj Publishing House. Jaipur, 2000 (Book)

Quest for Identity, Autonomy and Development: The contemporary trends of Ethnic and Tribal Assertion in Assam(Edited Book) 2010.. Akansha Publishing House, Delhi.

Influence of Environmental Factors on Traditional Occupation: A Case Study Among the Kumars of Dibrugarh , Assam 1993, Bulletin of the Department of Anthropology, Dibrugarh University.

Female Initiation Ceremonies Among the Deoris: A Plains Tribe of Assam, 1993, Vanya Jati: Vol.XLI(4).

Identity Crisis and Revivalism among the Sonowal Kacharis of Assam         1995 Man In India: 75(1).

Rites of Passage and Gender Roles among the Deoris and Sonowal Kacharis 1997 Journal of Indian Anthropological Society, 29(1) 234-247.

Declining Youth Dormitory: A Case of Culture Change among the Adis of Arunachal Pradesh 1997 In K.C.Mahanta (ed.) Peoples of the Himalayas: Ecology, Development, Culture and Change: Kamla-Raj Enterprises, Delhi.

Forest Villages in Assam: Continued Ghettoisation 1997      Economic and Political Weekly, 22(39), Pp.2441-2443,

Tribal Situation in Dadra and Nagar Haveli: Development and Transition. 1998. Journal of Human Ecology, Vol.9, No.3, May.

Religious trends and Identity Crises : A Cross-cultural study among the three plains tribes of Assam. 1999. In S. Sengupta (Ed.).Peoples of North-east India; Inter-India Publications: Delhi.

Child Rearing Practices and Gender Roles: A Case Study among the Sonowal Kacharis of Dibrugarh, Assam 2000. Indian Anthropologist: Vol.30, No. 1&2. Indian anthropological Association, Delhi.

Ethnicity and Ethnic problems in North-east India with special reference to Assam. 2002. In S. Sengupta (ed.) Tribal Situation in North East India pp.43-62.  Mittal Publications: New Delhi.

Radiation and Tribal Health in Jadugoda: the Contention Between Science and Sufferings. 2003. Studies of Tribes and Tribals, No.1, Vol.2: Kamla Raj Enterprise, Delhi

Demographic Transition of Tribal People in Forest villages of Assam            2007 Studies of Tribes and Tribals. Vol. 5 No. 1: Kamla-Raj Enterprises, Delhi.

Tradition Vs Transition: Acceptance of Health care Systems among the Santhals of Orissa.2007. Studies on Ethno-Medicine. Vol.1 No.2: Kamla-Raj Enterprises, Delhi.

Entrepreneurship Development: A Case study Among the Tribes of Assam. 2008. The Icfai Journal of History and Culture. Vol. II, No.2: The Icfai University Press, Hyderabad.

Indian Tribes and Issue of Social Inclusion and Exclusion. 2008. Studies of Tribes and Tribals. Vol. 6, No. 2. Kamla-Raj Enterprises, Delhi

Entrepreneurship and Economic Development: A Study among the Mishing Tribes of Assam. 2008. Man in India, Vol 80 (4), October-December, Serials Publication.

Politics of Immigration, Resentment and Threat to National Integrity: A Political Discourse on Assam, India. 2009. Icfai University Journal of International Relations, Vol. 3, No. 2, April 2009.

Environmental Education in Schools: The Indian Scenario. 2009. Journal of Human Ecology, 28(1): 15-36 (2009).

Factors affecting the Nutritional Health of Tribal Children in Maharashtra. 2010.       Studies on Ethno-Medicine. Kamla-Raj Enterprises, Delhi, Ethno Med, 04(1)

Entrepreneurship Development: A Study Among the Tribes of Assam          2010 Tribal Rights - A Praxis. Amicus Books, ICFAI University Press, Hyderabad

Transition of Gender System through Time and Space: Case Study of a Tribal Group in Assam, India. 2010, Global Journal of Human Social Sciences. Vol. 10, Issue 4


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