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Dr V Sawmveli

Assistant Professor , Guwahati campus

Chairperson - Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, School of Social Sciences and Humanities
North Eastern Regional Centre

B.A. (Calcutta University),
M.A. (Hyderabad University),
M.Phil. (Hyderabad University),
Ph.D. in department of Sociology (University of Hyderabad)

V.Sawmveli joined TISS in 2012.  She currently teaches at the Centre for Sociology and Social Anthropology and Centre for Under Graduate Studies. She co- developed  the MA programme in Centre for Sociology and Social Anthropology and coordinated the programme when it was first introduced in 2015 till 2019. She  also served as the convenor of the ST/SC Cell  2013 to 2015 and  the convener of Library Committee  during 2013-2015. 

She is currently the Converner of Women and Gender Development Cell (WGDC) and the Presiding Officer of the Internal Committee (IC).

V.Sawmveli is the recipient of ‘Linnaeus-Palme Grant’ as Guest Teacher from 2nd to 29th September 2016, Gothenburg University, Sweden.



  • Sociology of law, religion and gender
  • Legal Pluralism
  • Cultural Studies
  • Research Methodology (qualitative)
  • Gender and Sexual Violence issues especially in North-East India. The role of state, public institutions, legal and religious institutions.



  • Sawmveli, V & Ashley Telly (2010) “Crab Theology: Women, Christianity and Conflict in the ‘Northeast” in Preeti Gill (ed.), The Peripheral Centre: Voices from India’s Northeast, Zubaan (An Imprint of Kali for Women), New Delhi, pp. 130-142, ISBN 978-81-89013-60-8

  • Sawmveli, V “Contextualizing Child Rights: A Sociological Perspective” in C. Laldinsanga and P. B. Lallawmawmi (eds.), Child Rights and Child Protection: Issues and Challenges, Aizawl: Lengchhawn, 2016, pp. 13-30. ISBN NO- 978-93-85263-36-1

  • Sawmveli, V “Mizo Customary Law and the Discourse of Women’s Rights” in Melvil Pereira, Bitopi Dutta and Binata Kakati (eds.),Legal Pluralism and Indian Democracy: Tribal Conflict Resolution Systems in Northeast India, Routledge India,2018,pp.149-167. ISBN-10: 1138230782 ISBN-13: 978-1138230781

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  • Theories of Social Anthropology & Sociology (BASS)
  • Indian Society ( BASS & MA Centre for Sociology and Social Anthrapology)
  • Gender and Society (MA Centre for Sociology and Social Anthrapology)
  • Qualitative Research: Theory and Practice (MA Centre for Sociology and Social Anthrapology)
  • Law and Society (MA Centre for Sociology and Social Anthrapology)

Email: v.sawmveli[at]tiss[dot]edu