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Dr Jagannath Ambagudia

Associate Professor , Guwahati campus

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

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

Jagannath Ambagudia is currently working as Associate Professor at 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. The sincere grounding gained at the Bachelor and Master level provided him the opportunity to specialise in the areas of Indian Politics. To further his research interest, Jagannath worked on the issues of social discrimination and distributive justice for M.Phil. degree at Jawaharlal Nehru University under the guidance of Professor Sudha Pai and carried out his doctoral studies at the same university under the supervision of Professor Pralay Kanungo. His Ph.D. Thesis focused on different dynamics of community conflicts within the broader framework of competition to control over or access to resources in India.

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

2. “Scheduled Tribes and the Politics of Inclusion in India”, Asian Social Work and Policy Review, Vol. 5, Issue 1, February 2011,  pp. 33-43.

3.“Tribal Rights, Dispossession and the State in Orissa”, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. XLV, No. 33, August 14-20, 2010, pp. 60-67.

4. “Reading Conflicts in the Context of ‘Ethnicity’ in Orissa”, Think India Quarterly, Vol. 12, No. 2, April-June, 2009, pp. 62-74.

 

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,  Forthcoming/2016.

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.

 

Book Reviews

1. "Whose Movement", a review of Crispan Bates and Alpa Shah (eds.), Savage Attack: Tribal Insurgency in India, New Delhi: Social Science Press, The Book Review, Vol. XXXIX, No. 3, March, 2015.

2. A review of Rudolf C. Heredia, Taking Sides: Reservation Quotas and Minority Rights in India by Rudolf C. Hired, New Delhi: Penguin, History and Sociology of South Asia, Vol. 9, January, 2015, No. 1, pp. 102-105.

3. “Whose Development?”, a review of Arun Kumar Ghosh and Ram Dayal Munda (2012) (eds.), The Other Side of Development: The Tribal Story, New Delhi: Konark Publishers Pvt. Ltd., Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. XLIX, No. 12, March 22, 2014, pp. 27-30.

4. “Vagrant Community Life”, a review of Daniel Buckles, Rajeev Khedkar, Bansi Ghevde and Dnyaneshwar Patil (2013), Fighting Eviction: Tribal Land Rights and Research-in-Action, New Delhi: Foundation Books, The Book Review, Vol. XXXVII, No. 5, May, 2013, pp. 13-14.

5. “Adivasi-Colonial Interface”, a review of Biswamoy Pati (2011) (ed.), Adivasis in Colonial India: Survival, Resistance and Negotiation, New Delhi: Orient Blackswan, The Book Review, Vol. XXXV, No. 12, December, 2011, pp. 17-18.

6. “Religious Assertion and Conflict”, a review of Peggy Froerer (2010), Religious Division and Social Conflict: The Emergence of Hindu Nationalism in Rural India, New Delhi: Social Science Press, The Book Review, Vol. XXXV, No. 5, May, 2011, pp. 16-17.

 

Pedagogical Publications

1. "Caste in Politics and the Politicisation of Caste", E-content written for the Institute of Lifelong Learning, University of Delhi, 2015.

2. “Tribals: Status and Development” in Understanding the Tribals (MSWE-041): Development of Tribals, unit written for Post-Graduate Diploma in Social Work Among Tribals, School of Social Work, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, 2011, pp. 5-22.

3. “Education and Training of Tribals” in Understanding the Tribals (MSWE-041): Development of Tribals, unit written for Post-Graduate Diploma in Social Work Among Tribals, School of Social Work, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, 2011, pp. 23-39.

4. “Empowerment of Tribals” in Understanding the Tribals (MSWE-041): Development of Tribals, unit written for Post-Graduate Diploma in Social Work Among Tribals, School of Social Work, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, 2011, pp. 56-70.

5. “Tribal Governance and Polity” in Tribal Society (MSWE-043): Tribal Society in Transition, unit written for Post-Graduate Diploma in Social Work Among Tribals, School of Social Work, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, 2011, pp. 5-18.

6. “Land, Environment and Sustainable Livelihood” in Tribal Society (MSWE-043): Tribal Identity and Ethnicity-II, unit written for Post-Graduate Diploma in Social Work Among Tribals, School of Social Work, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, 2011, pp. 45-59.

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1. BC2: Social Theory and Research (M. Phil./Ph. D. in Social Sciences)

2. TC02: Democracy, Rights and Tribes in India (M. Phil./Ph.D. 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. PaCS22: Indigenous People's Movement (M.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies)

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

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

8.LSSS17: Public Policies and Labour (M.A. in Labour Studies and Social Security)

9.CD07: Nationalism, State and Human Security (M.A. in Social Work with Specialisation in Community Organisation and Development Practice)

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

 

 

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

Dr. Jagannath Ambagudia

Associate Professor

Tata Institute of Social Sciences

Guwahati Campus

14A, Bhuban Road, Uzanbazar

Guwahati-781001

Assam, India

Ph. 0361-2736765/ 2736526 (Ext. 206)