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Dr Jagannath Ambagudia

Associate Professor , Guwahati campus

Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies , School of Social Sciences and Humanities

M.A., M. Phil., Ph. D. in Political Science (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi)

Jagannath Ambagudia is Associate Professor at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, School of Social Sciences and Humanities, and Chairperson, Unit for Research and Development, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Guwahati Campus. Previously, he taught at Rajdhani College, University of Delhi; National Law School of India University, Bangalore and ARSD College, University of Delhi.

Jagannath's research primarily investigates the different dynamics of Adivasi society, especially Adivasi politics, every day experiences of inclusive policies of the state, development and deprivation, social discrimination and marginalisation, preferential treatment, distributive justice, their relationship with other communities in the context of resource utilisation in India. Though his research essentially focuses on Adivasi issues, he is also interested in migration studies, policy studies, democracy and development etc.

Journal Articles

1. "Doing Political Science Differently: Experiences from an Institute of Social Sciences", Studies in Indian Politics, 5(1), 2017, pp. 67-72.

2. "On the Edge of Scarcity: Understanding Contemporary Community Conflicts in Odisha, India", Conflict Studies Quarterly, 10, 2015, pp. 41-55.

3. “Scheduled Tribes and the Politics of Inclusion in India”, Asian Social Work and Policy Review, 5(1), 2011,  pp. 33-43.

4.“Tribal Rights, Dispossession and the State in Orissa”, Economic and Political Weekly, 45(33), 2010, pp. 60-67.



Chapters in Edited Volume

1. "Regime of Marginalisation and Sites of Protest: Understanding Adivasi Movement in Odisha, India" in John Synott, Heather Devere and Kelli TeMaiharoa (eds.), Peacebuilding and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Experiences and Strategies for the 21st Century,  Springer International, 2017, pp. 155-165.

2. "Scheduled Tribes and the Land Question: The Root of Discontent and Protest in Scheduled Areas of Odisha" in Yatindra Sigh Sisodia and Tapas Kumar Dalapati (eds.), Development and Discontent in Tribal India, Jaipur: Rawat Publications, 2015, pp. 34-52.

3. “Combating Social Exclusion in Education: Re-Examining the ‘Inclusive’ Framework” in Yagati China Rao and Sudhakar Karakati (eds.), Exclusion and Discrimination: Concepts, Perspectives and Challenges, New Delhi: Kanishka Publishers and Distributors, 2010, pp. 272-292.

4.  “Development or Destitution: Rethinking Tribal-State Relationship in Orissa” in Debal K. SinghRoy (ed.), Interrogating Social Development: Global Perspectives and Local Initiatives, New Delhi: Manohar Publishers and Distributors, 2010, pp. 239-267.

1. Scheduled Tribes and Democracy: Role of Tribals MPs in Indian Parliament, sponsored by Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi (2018- 2020, Major Research Project).

1. BC02: Social Theory and Research (Compulsory Course, M. Phil. in Social Sciences)

2. TC01: Democracy, Rights and Tribes in India (Thematic/Optional Course, M. Phil. in Social Sciences)

3. PaCS01: Studying Conflict (M.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies)

4. PaCS12: Conflict Resolution-I (M.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies)

5. CD6: Contemporary Politics in India  (M.A. in Social Work with Specialisation in Community Organisation and Development Practice)

6. LSSP22: Corporate Governance, Corporate Social Responsibility and Labour (M.A. in Labour Studies and Social Protection)

7.IC3: Development (B.A. in Social Sciences)



Email: jagannath.ambagudia[at]tiss[dot]edu

Dr. Jagannath Ambagudia

Associate Professor

Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies

School of Social Sciences and Humanities

Tata Institute of Social Sciences

Guwahati Campus

Tetelia Road



Assam, India