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Dr Abdul Rahman Ansari

Assistant Professor , Hyderabad campus

School of Livelihoods and Development

M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.

Abdul Rahman Ansari is Assistant Professor at School of Livelihoods and Development at TISS, Hyderabad. He has studied at Patna and New Delhi. He has done his M.A., M.Phil and PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University. Prior to joining TISS he has taught Political Science at Jamia Milia Islamia and University of Delhi for almost five years.

Abdul teaches courses related to politics, state and development.    




Abdul 's research interest areas are:

  1. State and Legitimacy 
  2. Secularism and
  3. Modernity 

Articles and Research Papers

  1. “The “Street” and Political Elite in Iran: Reflections on the 2009 Iranian Presidential Elections”, World Affairs, 2010, Vol. 14 (1): 144-163, ISSN 0971-8052
  2. “Nagrik Samaj aur Bhartiye Loktantra: Ling Adharit Nyay” (in Hindi) (2014), Lok Prashashan, 6 (2): 409-416: ISSN: 2249-2577
  3. “Nehru aur Bharat me Adhunikta” in Dhananjay Rai (ed), Nehru aur Adhunikta, Delhi: Aaakar Books, ISBN: 978-93-5002-429-4, PP: 71-76

Study Material 

  1. Study Material for the Development Studies’ paper of M A Political Science, Directorate of Distance Education, Tripura University, Vikas Publishing House, New Delhi, 2011, ISBN 978-81-259-5268-8

Review Article 

  1. “Emma Lundgren Jorum (2014), Beyond Syria’s Borders: A History of Territorial Disputes in the Middle East”, Contemporary Review of the Middle East, 2016, Volume 3 (2):1-4, ISSN: 2347-7989


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Abdul has taught at Faculty of Law, Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi, Department of Political Science at Gargi College, University of Delhi and Indraprastha College for Women between the years 2011 and 2017 before joining TISS in June 2017. 

He is currently teaching following courses;

  1. Understanding Politics
  2. State and Development 
  3. Human Rights, Social Movements and Development  

Email: abdul.ansari[at]tiss[dot]edu

Assistant Professor,

School of Livelihoods and Development 

Tata Institute of Social Sciences

Roda Mistry College of Social Work Campus

Opposite Bio-Diversity Complex

Gachibowli Road

Hyderabad- 500008

Telangana India

Ph: 08800207392

Email: abdul.ansari@tiss.edu