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Ashutosh Kumar

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Email :ashutosh_chd@hotmail.com

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Department of Political Science Punjab University, Chandigarh, Punjab

Ashutosh Kumar is Professor at the Department of Political Science, Panjab University, Chandigarh. He has earlier served as a lecturer at the Department of Political Science, University of Jammu, Jammu after commencing his academic career with short stints at colleges of the University of Delhi. His research interests are in the area of state politics with a focus on the politics of north-western states. He has been associated with the Lokniti network, CSDS, Delhi as state coordinator for Punjab along with Prof. Jagroop Singh Sekhon. His email ID is ashutosh_chd2002@yahoo.co.in

Academic Distinctions/Honours

  1. UGC Visiting Fellow (UGC-SAP), Department of Political Science, North East Hill University, Shillong,  March 11-16, 2018.

  2. Visiting Faculty leading a delegation of researchers from Panjab University to Shanghai University of Political Science and Law, Shanghai, 8-17 December, 2017.  

  3. Visiting Fellow (UGC-SAP), Department of Political Science, University of Delhi, Delhi, March 2-9 September, 2017.

  4. Visiting Fellow, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla, 1-8 October 2016.

  5. UGC Visiting Fellow (UGC-SAP), Department of Political Science, Gauhati University, Guwahati, March 12-15, 2013.

  6. UGC Visiting Fellow (UGC-SAP), Department of Political Science, Calcutta University, Kolkata, 18-25 February, 2012.

  7. Visiting Professor at Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Paris, November 15 to December 15, 2011.

  8. UGC Visiting Fellow (UGC), Department of Political Science, University of Kerala, November 2010.

  9. Ford Foundation Fellowship under South-South Faculty Exchange Programme for two months at Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), Lagos, Nigeria, November-December 2004 (CDD coordinated the Programme in partnership with the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi).

  10. Taught an one credit course on ‘Ethnic Conflicts in South Asia: A case study of Jammu and Kashmir’ at International School of Social Sciences, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland under Faculty Exchange Programme between Panjab University and University of Tampere in October, 2002.

  11. Attended as a teacher fellow in the Four Week Training Session for University Teaching and Research in Human Rights at International Institute of Human Rights, Strasbourg (France), 26th Session, July 1998.

  12. UGC Junior Research Fellowship awarded by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi on qualifying at the National Educational Test (NET) held in August 1986.

Administrative Experience

  1. Honorary Director, UGC-HRDC, Panjab University, April 1, 2018 continuing.

  2. Honorary Director, Centre for IAS and Other Competitive Examinations, Panjab University, November 2, 2015-31 March, 2018.

  3. Member, Research Promotion Committee, Panjab University, Chandigarh, 2015-2017.

  4. Editor-in-Chief, Research Journal Social Sciences, Panjab University, 2012-2016.

  5. Deputy Coordinator, UGC-CAS Programme, April 1 2015. Continuing.

  6. Deputy Coordinator, UGC-SAP Programme, April 1 2009 to April 1, 2014.

  7. Chairperson, Department of Political Science, Panjab University, April 1, 2005 to March 31, 2008.

  8. Coordinator, UGC-ASIHSS Programme, April 1, 2006 to April 1, 2008

Teaching Experience

  1. Professor, Department of Political Science, Panjab University, Chandigarh, since 5.1.2008 continuing.

  2. Reader, Department of Political Science, Panjab University, Chandigarh, from 22.12.1999 to 4.1. 2008.

  3. Lecturer (Permanent/Senior Scale) Department of Political Science, University of Jammu, from 12-06-1989 to 21.12.1999.

  4. Lecturer (Temporary/Full Time), Department of Political Science, Shyamlal College, University of Delhi, from 05.11.1988 to 12.04.1989.

  5. Lecturer (Ad hoc/Part-time) Department of Political Science, Satyawati College, University of Delhi, from 28-02-1987 to 30-4-1987.

Publications
  1. Books Published (authored, edited, co-edited)
    1. Electoral Politics in the Indian States: 2014 Elections and After, Orient Blackswan, New Delhi (forthcoming in 2018).

    2. Rethinking State Politics in India: Regions within Regions, second paperback edition (with new introduction) Routledge, UK, 2017 (originally published in 2011, New Delhi) Edited. 

    3. Globalisation and Politics of Identity in India, Pearson-Longman, New Delhi, 2008. Co-edited.

    4. Burning Issues in Jammu & Kashmir Politics, Jay and Kay Publishers, Jammu, 1999. Co-edited.

    5. Politics of Autonomy in Jammu and Kashmir, Vinod Publishers, Jammu, 1998. Co-edited.

    6. Political Economy of the State in India, Atlantic Publishers, Delhi, 1993.

    Research Papers/Articles Published (Select List)

    International Journals
    1. The 2017 Assembly Election in Punjab: Emergence of a Triangular Electoral System’, Journal of Sikh & Punjab Studies, Vol 25(1), Spring 2018, 105-120 (co-authored)

    2. ‘Electoral Politics in Punjab: A Study of Shiromani Akali Dal’, Japanese Journal of Political Science, Cambridge University Press, 19(1), 1-20, 2018.

    3. ‘Moving Beyond Nation State: Framing State Level Politics in India’, India Review, Routledge, 16(3), 1–27, 2017.

    4. ‘Electoral Politics in Indian Punjab: A New Phase?’ South Asia Research, Sage, London, 37(1), (February), 2017.

    5. ‘2014 Parliamentary Elections in Punjab: Explaining the Electoral Success of Aam Aadmi Party’, Journal of Punjab Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, 21(1):113-127, (Spring), 2014.

    6. ‘Deras as Sites of Electoral Mobilisation in Indian Punjab: Explaining Why Political Parties Do Flock to the Deras’, Asian Ethnicity, Routledge, London, 17(3): 335-350, (June), 2014.

    7. ‘Development focus and Electoral Success at State Level: Nitish Kumar as Bihar’s Leader’, South Asia Research, Sage, London, 33(2): 101–121, (July), 2013.

    8. ‘2012 Assembly Elections in Punjab: Ascendance of a State Level Party’, Journal of Punjab Studies, 9(2): 255-274, Fall 2012.

    9. ‘Disconnect Between Economic Reforms and Electoral Democracy in India: Explaining Why Indian Political Parties Do What They Do’, Journal of Asian and African Studies, Sage, London, 44 (6): 719-739, 2009.

    10. ‘The 2007 Punjab Election: Exploring the Verdict’, Journal of Punjab Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, 14(2): 267-280, Fall 2007.

    11. ‘Que Clase De Démocratisa Es La Démocratisa Mas Poblada Del Planète?’ Vanguardia Dossier, Special Issue on India, 27:25-29, Madrid, April-June 2008.

    12. ‘Problems of Democratic Transition and Consolidation in Nigeria: Drawing Lessons from the Democratic Experience in India’, Journal of Asian and African Studies, Sage, London, 40(5): 371-392, 2005.

    13. ‘Electoral Politics in Punjab: 1966-2004’, Journal of Punjab Studies, 12 (1): 111-128, Spring 2005.

    14. ‘The Recent Assembly Elections in Punjab: Some Reflections on Results and Changing Voter Preferences’, International Journal of Punjab Studies, 9(1): 113-134, January-June 2002. Co-authored.

    National Journals
    1. 'Punjab in Ferment'', Comment, Seminar, December, 2015 http://www.india-seminar.com/semframe.html

    2. ‘Coming Together of Two Bihar Leaders’, Comment, Seminar, July 2015.

      1. ‘2014 Lok Sabha Elections in Punjab: Emergence of Aam Aadmi Party’, Panjab University Research Journal Social Sciences, Special Issue on Lok Sabha Elections 2014 (in collaboration with CSDS), 22(2): 125-32, 2014 (co-authored).

      2. ‘Granville Austin: The Social Constitutionalist’, Studies in Indian Politics, Sage, 2(2), 2014.

      3. ‘Just another Election’, Seminar, 631, March 2012.

      4. ‘India against Corruption’ Seminar, 626:71-72, October 2011.

      5. ‘Electoral Politics in Indian States: Exploring the Trends’, Seminar, 620:77-83, April 2011.

      6. ‘Exploring the Demand for New States’, Economic and Political Weekly, 45 (33): 15-18, August 14, 2010.

      7. ‘Assembly Elections 2009 in Haryana: Exploring the Verdict’, Economic and Political Weekly, 45(1): 19-21 January 5, 2010.

      8. ‘Punjab: Resurgence of the Congress’, Economic and Political Weekly, 44(39): 183-186, September 26, 2009, co-authored.

      9. ‘Rethinking State Politics in India: Regions within Regions’, Economic and Political Weekly, 45: May 9, 2009.

      10. ‘Panchayat Elections 2008 in Punjab: What Went Wrong?’ Indian Journal of Political Science, 44(4), October-December, 2008.

      11. ‘Dissonance between Economic Reforms and Democracy’, Economic and Political Weekly, 43(1):54-60, 2008.

      12. ‘Punjab Elections: Exploring the Verdict’, Economic and Political Weekly, 42: 2043-2047, June 2, 2007.

      13. ‘Legislative Elite in Punjab: A Political Sociological Study’, Indian Journal of Politics, XL (4), October-December 2006.

      14. ‘Nigeria: Political Economy of Oil’, Economic and Political Weekly, June 11, 2005.

      15. ‘Politics of Ethno-Religious Identity in Kashmir: Dominant Concerns and Possible Solutions’, Contemporary India, 3 (2): 27-44, April-June 2004.

      16. ‘Punjab: In Search of New Leadership’, Economic and Political Weekly, December 18, 2004, p.5441-5444.

      17. ‘Hamza Alavi and Post-Colonial State’, Economic and Political Weekly, August 7, 2004.

      18. ‘Electoral Politics in Punjab: A Study of the Akali Dal’, Economic and PoliticalWeekly, May 20, 2004, p.1515-1520.

      19. ‘State Electoral Politics: Looking for the Larger Picture’, Economic and Political Weekly, July 26, 2003, p.3145-3147.

      20. ‘Reflections on Recent Assembly Elections in Punjab’, Mainstream, May 18, 2002, p.19-23, co-authored.

      21. ‘Punjab Assembly Elections: Decline of Identity Politics’, Economic and Political Weekly, 37: 1384-1388, April 13, 2002.

      22. ‘Communal Trifurcation of Jammu & Kashmir’, Economic and Political Weekly, 36 (16): 1359, April 21-27, 2001.

      23. ‘Why Kashmir Matters? Issues and Options’, Punjab Journal of Politics, 25 (2), 2001.

      24. ‘Some Thoughts on the Debate on Autonomy in Jammu and Kashmir, Mainstream, December 23, Annual Issue, 2000.

      25. ‘Globalization and the Developing States: Theorizing the Political Economy of Development in India’, Social Sciences Research Journal, Panjab University, 8(4): 90-104, 2000.

      26. ‘Regional Autonomy Committee Report for J & K: A Critique, Mainstream, August 12, 2000 (Co-authored with Rekha Chowdhary).

      27. ‘Reflections on the Report of the State Autonomy Committee for Jammu and Kashmir’, Mainstream, June 10, 2000.

      28. ‘Travesty of Elections in Kashmir’, Mainstream, November 1999, co-authored.

      29. ‘Ethno-Religious Identity and Political Responses in Kashmir’, Punjab Journal of Politics, Vol. XXIII (1), 1999, co-authored.

      30. ‘State, New Social Movements and Democracy in India: A Theoretical Inquiry’, South Asian Studies, University of Rajasthan, 31(1-2), 1998, co-authored.

      31. ‘Nationalism, Ideology and the Nation-State: Thinking Theoretically about Kashmiri Nationalism’, Punjab Journal of Politics, XX (1-2): 35-46, 1997, co-authored.

      32. ‘Caste, Agrarian Relations and Agrarian Conflict in India’, Punjab Journal of Politics, XVII (2): 45-56, December 1993.

      33. ‘An Analysis of Class and State in the Post-Colonial Societies’, Punjab Journal of Politics, XV (1-2): 29-48, 1991. Abstracted in International Political Science Abstracts, Paris, 44, 1993.

      34. ‘Character of Indian State: Class Dimensions’, Teaching Politics, University of Delhi, XVIII (2): 9-22, 1992.

      35. ‘Marx and Engels on India’, The Indian Journal of Political Science, III (4): 493-504, October-December, 1992.

      36. ‘Intelligentsia, Local Protest Movements and Indian Democracy’, The UP Journal of Political Science, 4 (1 and 2): 49-51, January-December 1992.

      37. ‘F.A. Hayek: Economics and Politics’, The Indian Journal of Political Science, III (1): 47-56, January-March 1992, Abstracted in International Political Science Abstracts, Paris, Vol. 43(1), November, 1992.

      1. ‘Why is the Indian Parliament in a State of Decline’, in Ajay K. Mehra (ed.) The Indian Parliament and Democratic Transition. New Delhi: Routledge, 2017.

      2. ‘Punjab: Politics of A Borderland State’, in Himanshu Roy et.al. (eds) State Politics in India, New Delhi: Primus, 2017.

      3. ‘Middle Class Politics in India and the Growth of the Anti-Corruption Movements and the Aam Aadmi Party’ in Lancy Lobo and Jayant Shah (2015) (eds) Locating the Indian Middle Class The Trajectory of India’s Middle Class Economy, Ethics and Etiquette, Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars.

      4. ‘Punjab: Towards Consolidation of a Bipolar Polity’ in Suhas Palshikar, K. C. Suri, and Yogendra Yadav (2014) (eds) Party Competition in Indian States: Electoral Politics in Post-Congress Polity, New Delhi: Oxford University Press (co-authored).

      5. 'Middle Classes, Parties and Electoral Politics in India' in Ajay K Mehra (2013) (ed.) Party System in India: Emerging Trajectories, New Delhi: Lancer. pp.132-158.

      6. 'Quest for a Land of their 'Own' in Kashmir: The Autonomy Argument' in Kousar J. Azam (2013) (ed.) Conflicting Ethnicities: Locating the Local in the Global, New Delhi: Manohar. pp.67-88.

      7. ‘Coping with the Delimitation: New Electoral Strategies’, in Ajay K. Mehra (2010) (ed.), Emerging Trends in Indian Politics and the Fifteenth General Election, Routledge, New Delhi.

      8. 'Autonomist Politics of Diversities in A Comparative Perspective: Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab' in Akhtar Majeed (ed.) (2009) Federal Power Sharing: Accommodating Indian Diversity, Centre for Federal Studies, Hamdard University and Manak Publications, New Delhi.

      9. ‘Punjab: Dissonance between Governance and Electoral Processes’ in Sandeep Shastri, K.C . Suri and Yogendra Yadav (2009) (eds) Electoral Politics in Indian States, OUP, New Delhi.

      10. ‘Legislative Elite in Punjab: A Socio-political Study’, in Christophe Jaffrelot and Sanjay Kumar (2009) (eds), Rise of the Plebeians? The Changing Face of Indian Legislative Assemblies, Routledge, New Delhi (co-authored with TR Sharma).

      11. ‘The Politics of Identity in Kashmir’ in Bhupinder Brar, Ashutosh Kumar and Ronki Ram (2008) (eds) Globalisation and Politics of Identity in India, Pearson-Longman, New Delhi.

      12. ‘The Constitutional and Legal Routes' in Ranabir Samaddar (2005) (ed.) The Politics of Autonomy, Sage, New Delhi.

      13. ‘Evolving Nature of Regionalism in Indian Federal Polity’, in Gopal Singh and Ramesh Chauhan (2005) (eds) South Asia Today, Anamika Publishers, New Delhi, 2005.

      14. ‘Ideology and Politics of National Conference in Kashmir’ in Arun K Jana and Bhupen Sarmah (2002) (eds) Class, Ideology and Political Parties in India, South Asian Publishers, New Delhi, co-authored.

      15. ‘Nationalism, Colonialism and the Anti-Colonial Struggles: A Theoretical Study’, in Gopal Singh (1998) (ed.) South Asia: Democracy, Discontent and Societal Conflicts, Anamika Publishers, New Delhi.

      16. ‘Reading Gandhi the Marxist way’ in Ramjee Singh et al., Gandhi, Kasturba and Vinoba- A Continuum, Ariana, Delhi, 1997.

      17. ‘Terrorism and Democratic Regimes’, in BPS Sehgal (1995) (ed.) Global Terrorism, Deep and Deep Publications, New Delhi.

      18. ‘B.R. Ambedkar: Culture of Inequality and Injustice in India’ in K.L. Bhatia (1992) (ed.) Dr. B.R. Ambedkar: Social Justice and the Indian Constitution, Deep and Deep Publications, New Dehli, 1992.

      1.      Book Review, Townsend Middleton (2016).  The Demands of Recognition: State Anthropology and Ethnopolitics in Darjeeling, Stanford: Stanford University Press, p. 278. The Book Review Vol. XLI (7-8), July-August 2017.

      2. ''Of Change and Continuities'', Book Review, xxxix (12): 24-5, December, 2015 (Paul Wallace ed. India's 2014 Elections: A Modi Led BJP Sweep', Sage, New Delhi, 2015.

      3. Book Review, Contemporary South Asia, 2015, 23(2): 225-27. Auriol Weigold, eds. 2014. Rethinking India: Perceptions from Australia, Edited by Lance Brennan and Auriol Weigold, New Delhi: Readworthy Publications. 

      4. Book Review, February 2015, Book Review, January 2015, xxxix (2): 38.   Anastasia Pilavsky, 2014, ed., Patronage and Politics in South Asia, New Delhi: Cambridge University Press.

      5. Book Review, January 2015, xxxvii (1): 18-19. Sudha Pai and Avinash Kumar (2014) Revisiting 1956: BR Ambedkar and State Reorganization

      6. Book Review, Journal of Social Change, 44(3) (September), 2014. Sanjay Kumar and Praveen Rai (2014). Measuring Voting Behaviour in India, New Delhi: Sage.

      7. Book Review, Book Review, May 2014, xxxviii (5): 7-8. Mukulika Banerjee (2014) Why India Votes? Routledge, New Delhi.

      8. Book Review, Book Review, March 2014, xxxviii (3): 9-11. Sudha Pai (2013) (ed.) Handbook of Politics in Indian States: Regions, Parties, and Economic Reforms, Oxford University Press, New Delhi

      9. Book Review, Studies in Indian Politics, Sage, December 2013, 1(2): 255-257. Ranabir Samaddar (ed.) New Subjects and New Governance in India, Routledge, New Delhi

      10. Book Review, Pacific Affairs, June 2013, 86(2). Pritam Singh (2010) Economy, Culture and Human Rights: Turbulence in Punjab, India and Beyond. Three Essays Collective, Gurgaon.

      11. Book Review, Biblio, September-October, 2011, Sudha Pai (2010) Developmental State and the Dalit Question in Madhya Pradesh: Congress Response, Routledge and Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi.

      12. Book Review, Seminar, Vol. 618, February 2011, Pamela Price and Arild Engelsen Ruud (2010) (ed.) Power and Influence in India: Bosses, Lords and Captains, Routledge, New Delhi.

      13. Book Review, Contemporary South Asia, Volume 18 (3), September 2010. Manali Desai (2007): State Formation and Radical Democracy in India, London, Routledge.

      14. Book Review, Seminar, February 2009. Zoya Hasan (2009): Politics of Inclusion: Caste, Minorities and Affirmative Action, Oxford University Press, New Delhi.

      15. Book Review, Contemporary South Asia, Volume 17 (2), June 2009. Aseema Sinha (2005): The Regional Roots of Development Politics in India: A Divided Leviathan, Indiana University Press, Bloomington and Indianapolis.

      16. Book Review, Seminar, July 2008. SDSA Team (2008) (ed): State of Democracy in South Asia: A Report, OUP, New Delhi.

      17. Book Review, Seminar, March 2007. Subrata K Mitra (2006): The Puzzle of India’s Governance: Culture, Context and Comparative theory, Routledge, London.

      18. Book Review, Seminar, May 2005. Madhu Purnima Kishwar (2005): Deepening democracy: Challenges of governance and globalisation in India, OUP, New Delhi.

      19. Book Review, Seminar, 539, July 2004. Hindu Nationalism and Indian politics [with an introduction by Pratap Bahnu Mehta]. An omnibus comprising of John Zavos, The Emergence of Hindu Nationalism in India; Thomas Blom Hansen, The Saffron Wave; Christophe Jafferlot and Thomas Blom Hansen, ed., The BJP and the Compulsions of Politics in India, OUP, New Delhi, 2004.

      20. Book Review, Seminar, 534, February 2004. Sumantra Bose, Kashmir: Roots of conflict, paths to peace, Vistaar Publications, New Delhi, 2003.

      21. Book review, Mainstream December 2003. Gurpreet Mahajan in collaboration with Helmut Reifeld, ed., The Public and The Private: Issues of Democratic Citizenship, Sage Publications, New Delhi, 2003.

      22. Book Review, Seminar, 531, November 2003. Ajay K. Mehra, DD Khanna and Gert W. Kueck, Eds. Political parties and Party Systems, Sage, New Delhi, 2003, P.420.

      23. Book Review, Pacific Affairs, spring 2002-2003, Volume 76, No.5. Surinder S Jodhka, ed., Community and Identity: contemporary Discourses on Culture and Politics in India, Sage Publications, New Delhi, 2001.

      24. ‘Manageability of the electoral process’, The Book Review, July 2003. MP Singh and Rekha Saxena, India at the polls: Parliamentary elections in a federal phase, Orient Longman, Hyderabad, 2003.

      25. Book Review, Seminar, 527, July 2003. Satish Deshpande, Contemporary India: A Sociological view, Viking, Penguin Books India, New Delhi, 2003.

      26. Book Review, Seminar, 526, June 2003. Zoya Hasan, ed., Parties and Party politics in India, Themes in Politics series, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2002.

      27. ’Exploring Democracy’, Economic and Political Weekly, March 15-21, 2003. Niraja Gopal Jayal, ed., Democracy in India, Oxford University press, 2001.

      28. Book review, Seminar, 518, October 2002. Lawrence Saez, Federalism without a Centre: The impact of political and economic reform on India’s federal system ’, Sage, New Delhi, 2002.

      29. Book review, Seminar 515, July 2002. Amit Prakash, Jharkhand: Politics of Development and Identity, Orient Longman, Hyderabad, 2002.

      30. ‘Invaluable Study of Dravidian Party Politics’, Mainstream, June 8, 2002. Narendra Subramanian, Ethnicity and Populist Mobilization: Political Parties, Citizens and Democracy in South India, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 1999.

      31. ‘Globalization and after’, Economic and Political Weekly, January 26, 2002. Pamela Shurmer-Smith, India-Globalization and Change, Arnold, London and co-published by Oxford University Press, New York, 2000.

      32. ‘On Problems of Democratization from below’, Mainstream, Annual Number, December 22, 2001. Olle Tornquist, Politics and Development: a critical Introduction, Sage publications, New Delhi, 2000.

      33. ‘Hard choices before India in New century’, Mainstream, August 18, 2001.  Romila Thapar, edited, India: another Millennium, Viking, New Delhi, 2000.

      34. ‘Need for More States: Justification of Uttarakhand’, Mainstream, November 25, 2000. The Uttarakhand Movement: Construction of a Regional Identity, Kanishka Publishers, New Delhi, 2000.

      1. ‘Punjab: Traditional Vs Elite Politics’, The Tribune, 27 October 2010.

      2. ‘Captain of his fate’, Indian Express, September 22, 2008.

      3. ‘The Real Star in Punjab is AAP’, The Hindu, 25 May 2014 (co-authored).

      4. ‘Chunavi Rajniti Ka Haryana Model’, Dainik Bhaskar, 23 October 2014.

      5. ‘The Haryana Model’, Indian Express, 1 November, 2015.

      6. ‘Driven by Dera’, Indian Express, 29 November, 2015.

      7. ‘Bihar Assembly Elections: A Tale of Two Leaders’, The Tribune, 20 October, 2015. http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/comment/bihar-assembly-elections-a-tale-of-two-leaders/148057.html

      8. ‘A Model State now at Crossroads’, Deccan Herald, 22 November, 2015.

      1. ‘Lalu leads the way, state leaders hog limelight’, Deccan Herald, 24 December, 2015. http://www.deccanherald.com/content/519231/lalu-leads-way-state-leaders.html

      2. ‘Akali Dal losing ground in Punjab’, Deccan Herald, 2 June, 2016. http://www.deccanherald.com/content/549977/akali-dal-losing-ground-punjab.html

      3. 'A Turning Pitch', 20 July, 2016, Indian Express.

      1. 'Will Sidhu's exit help AAP?', 25 July, 2016, Deccan Herald

      1. In Punjab, it's no longer pehle AAP’, The New Indian Express, 16th September 2016

      1.   'Politics as Unusual', Indian Express, 30 January 2016.

      1. ‘5 reasons why SAD was crushed in Punjab elections’, The Hindustan Times, 12 March, 2017http://www.hindustantimes.com/assembly-elections/5-reasons-why-sad-was-crushed-in-punjab-elections/story-e11JwWMbftVZGgNmTIcnLO.htm

      2. ‘The Congress’s Punjab lifeline’ The Hindu, March 13, 2017.

      3. "Whither BJP in Punjab', Deccan Herald, 18 March, 2017.

      1. Is AAP’s promise of an alternative politics over? The Hindu, May 5, 2017. http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/is-aaps-promise-of-an-alternative-politics-over/article18385296.ece

      2. ‘Will India get over its obsession with godmen?' The Hindu, October 13, 2017. http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/will-india-get-over-its-obsession-with-godmen/article19847535.ece

      3. ' Gurdaspur verdict is no certificate of success for the Congress', The Print, 16 October 2017 https://theprint.in/2017/10/16/gurdaspur-certificate-success-congress/‎

      1. Aman Kant Panta. ‘ Politics of Development in Himachal Pradesh Special focus on Education and Health Care’(submitted to Panjab University, 2018)

      2. Navneet Kaur. ‘Making of India’s Federation: Accession of Princely states’ (awarded by Panjab University, Chandigarh).

      3. Hardeep Kaur, ‘Assembly Elections in Punjab: Emergent Electoral Trends 1997-2012’ (Awarded by Panjab University, Chandigarh).

      4. Sukhvir Kaur, ‘National Election Studies: Looking for Electoral Trends at State Politics’ (Awarded by Panjab University, Chandigarh).

      5. Chamba Skalzang Kaysar, ‘Ladakh: Demand for Union Territory Status’ (Awarded by Panjab University, Chandigarh).

      6. Neenu Rishi Chanchal, ‘Special Economic Zones in Punjab: Revisiting the Policy Debate’ (Awarded by Panjab University, Chandigarh).

      7. Anupama Thakur, ‘Electoral Politics in Himachal Pradesh’(Awarded by Panjab University, Chandigarh).

      8. Ritu Khosla, ‘The Political Economy of Punjab’ (Awarded by Panjab University, Chandigarh).

      9. Jaspal Singh, ‘Shiromani Akali Dal’, (Awarded by Panjab University, Chandigarh).

      10. Navjot Brar, ‘Electoral Politics in Punjab; 1966-2004’. (Awarded by Panjab University, Chandigarh).

      11. Kiranpreet Cheema, ‘Federalism, Regionalism and the Creation of New States in India: A Political-Sociological Study’ ((Awarded by Panjab University, Chandigarh).

      12. Anuradha Negi, ‘Indian Federalism: Implications of New Economic Policies’. (Awarded by Panjab University, Chandigarh)

      13. Malkeet Singh, ‘The state of Human Rights in Punjab: A case study of Amritsar district’ (1980-1990). (Awarded by Panjab University, Chandigarh)

      14. Amandeep Kaur, ‘Demand for State Autonomy: A Comparative Study of J& K and Punjab’. (Awarded by Panjab University, Chandigarh)

      15. Rachna Kumari, ‘Analysis of Caste and Class in India: A Theoretical Enquiry’ (Awarded by University of Jammu, Jammu).

      16. Dinesh Kumar, ‘Environmental Crisis, Development Theory and the Third World’ (Awarded by University of Jammu, Jammu).

      1. Amrit Negi, Religious beliefs, Cultural Practices and People’s Resistance on Hydropower Development: A Study of Kinnaur District’ (Awarded by Panjab University, Chandigarh, 2018).

      2. Ritu Khosla, Exploring the Demand for New States: A study of the Telangana and Gorkhaland Movements. (Awarded by Panjab University, Chandigarh, 2017).

      3. Shashi Kala Negi, ‘Politics in Slums of Chandigarh City’ (Awarded by Panjab University, Chandigarh, 2016).

      4. Anirudh Kumar Prasad, ‘Towards An Understanding of Kashmir Problem: A Political Economy Perspective’ (Awarded by Panjab University, Chandigarh, 2015).

      5. Khusboo Mahajan, ‘Urban Middle Classes, Democratic Politics and Economic Reforms: A Case Study of Chandigarh City’, (Awarded by Panjab University, Chandigarh, 2015).

      6. Malkeet Singh, ‘State, Militancy and Human Rights: A Study of Punjab (1980-1995)’ (Awarded by Panjab University, Chandigarh, 2013).

      7. Sunil Devi, ‘Analysis of Electoral politics in Haryana: 1996 Onwards’ (Awarded by Panjab University, Chandigarh, 2011).

      8. Kulwinder Paul, ‘Political Economy of Rural Punjab Since 1991’, (Awarded by Panjab University, Chandigarh, 2009).

      9. Seema Jamwal, ‘Liberal Democracy and People’s Movements in India: A Study of Ecology Movements of the Indigenous People’ (Awarded by University of Jammu, Jammu, 2008).

      10. Gaveshna Bansal, ‘Lala Lajpat Rai and his Vision of Indian Nationalism’ (Awarded by Panjab University, Chandigarh, 2006).

      11. Harpreet Kaur, ‘Political Economy of State in India: A Theoretical Enquiry into the Nature of the Proprietary Classes’ (Awarded by University of Jammu, Jammu, 2003).

      1. Roundtable on '2014 elections and its implications for Indian democracy' at Institute for Development and Communication (IDC), Chandigarh, August 13, 2015. Tile of the paper: 'Democracy for institutional and citizens' inclusiveness’.

      2. Leverhulme International Network Workshop on 'Continuity and Change in Indian Federalism’ at University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad. 9-11 April 2015. Tile of the paper: Politics of Autonomy in Jammu and Kashmir: Reading the Legal and Constitutional Text. 

      3. Research Workshop on State of Democracy in South Asia Project, organised by CSDS. Delhi, July 19-20, 2013.

      4. Research Workshop on "Traversing Bihar: Politics of Social Justice and Development", organised by Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, July 5-6, 2012. Paper presented on ‘Explaining the Power and Influence of State Level Leadership: Nitish Kumar and Politics of Recent Bihar’.

      5. Research Workshop on ‘Democracy and Violence in Contemporary India’ organised by Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla in collaboration of Calcutta Research Group, Kolkata, 26-28 September 2011, Shimla. Paper presented on ‘Democratic Institutions, Social Inequalities and Violence in India’.

      6. Experts Workshop on ‘The Middle Class in Emerging Economies: Indian Case Study’, organised by Konard Adenauer Stiftung under the auspices of European and International Cooperation, New Delhi, 16 September, 2011.  

      7. Final Research Workshop on Party Systems in India and Party Systems in India and Its Emerging Trajectories’,  organized by KAS-CPA, New Delhi, March 24-25, 2011, Manesar, Gurgaon, Haryana.

      8. A one-day dialogue on the theme of "Understanding Collective Action, Violence and Post-Colonial Democracy", organized by Indian Institute of advanced Studies, Shimla and The Calcutta Research Group, New Delhi, March 19, 2011.

      9. Electoral Politics in the Indian States 2004-2010’, organized by the Lokniti Network, CSDS, Delhi, January 24-26, 2011.

      10. Brainstorming Workshop on Perception Survey of Media Impact on the Kashmiri Youth, Institute for Research on India and International Studies (IRIIS), New Delhi, September 18, 2010.

      11. First research Workshop on ‘State Politics in India’, organized by School of Studies in Political Science and Public Administration, Jiwaji University, Gwalior, Status: Resource Person. Paper presented on ‘Punjab: Region, Religion and Electoral Politics’, September 2-5, 2010.

      12. Second research workshop on Development, Democracy, and Governance - Lessons and Policy Implications’ organized by CRG and funded by Ford Foundation, Kolkata, Status: Resource Person. Paper presented on ‘Ideals of Developmental Governance – Imaginations and Manifestos of the Political Parties ‘, May 14-15, 2010.

      13. Basic training workshop on ‘Quantitative Methods and Techniques in Social Science Research’ organized by ICSSR, North –Western regional Centre, Chandigarh. Status: Resource Person. Paper presented on ‘Use of Numbers in Society: National Election Studies’ September 15, 2009; ‘Building Hypothesis’, September 16, 2009.

      14. Research workshop on ‘Party Systems in India And its Multiple Trajectories’, jointly organized by Centre for Public Affairs in collaboration with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung at German House, New Delhi, Status: Resource Person. Paper presented on ‘The Middle Class in India’s Party System’, September 18, 2009. 

      15. Dandekar memorial workshop on ‘Changing Nature of Party System in India: The Role of National and Regional Parties’, Indian School of Political Economy, Pune, August 21-22, 2009.

      16. First research workshop on “Development, Democracy and Governance – Lessons and Policy Implications”, Calcutta Research Group under the auspices of Ford Foundation, Kolkata, July 17-18, 2009

      17. Trainers’ training workshop concerning the ‘National Election Studies: 2009’ at CSDS, Delhi, March 29-30, 2009.

      18. Workshop concerning the ‘National Election Studies: 2009’ at CSDS, Delhi, December 12-14, 2008.

      19. North-western regional workshop on Rethinking Centre-State Relations in India Organized by Panjab University under the aegis of Commission on Centre-State Relations, ISCS, MHA, Government of India, New Delhi at Chandigarh, December 10-11, 2008

      20. Third Round Table workshop jointly organized by Centre for Public Affairs, New Delhi and Heinrich Boll Foundation, India Chapter at India International Centre, New Delhi on ‘The Fifteenth general elections and the Emerging Trends in the Indian Politics’ at New Delhi, November 7-8, 2008. First and Second Round Table meetings held on May 7 and November 7 2008 respectively at Heinrich Boll Foundation centre, New Delhi.

      21. Consultative meeting on ‘Development, Democracy, and Governance: Broad Lessons from Post-Colonial Experiences of India’ organized by Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group, Kolkata at Bhuvneswar, May 24-26, 2008. Research note presented on ‘Electoral Democracy and Politics of Development in Recent India; Solving the Puzzle of Two-Track Democracy’.

      22. Commonwealth sponsored workshop for young and mid-career journalists from all regions in Kashmir, organized by Panos Institute India, New Delhi at Kathmandu, (March 4 to March 9, 2008), acted as a resource person. Presentations were on: ‘The Archaeology of the Kashmir Conflict: Regions/Communities/Interests’ and ‘Jammu, The Valley and Ladakh: Aspirations, Differences and forward movement’.

      23. Two day national workshop on Mapping Indicators of Governance in India organized by Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, JNU, New Delhi at The Heritage Village, Manesar December 21-22, 2007.

      24. Two-day workshop on Research Methodology and Election Analysis, UGC centre for the Nehru studies, MLS University, Udaipur, August 31-September 1, 2007.

      25. Workshop on Political Parties, organized jointly by International IDEA and Lokniti, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi, February 23, 2006.

      26. Workshop on ‘Human Rights Curricula’, Core Group Training Programme, Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, Nashik, Maharashtra in collaboration with Human Rights Unit, Commonwealth Secretariat, London, May 13-15, 2005.

      27. Workshop on ‘Electoral Politics in India’ organized by Lokniti, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi at Bangalore in collaboration with International Academy for Creative Teaching, Bangalore, May 7-9, 2005.

      28. Workshop onFirst Dialogue on Constitutional Strategies for Accommodating Pluralism: The Indian Framework of Autonomy’, organized by Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group, Kolkata at Varanasi, March 29-30, 2004.

      29. Workshop on ‘National Election Survey’ organized by Lokniti, Centre for the Studies of Developing Societies, New Delhi, March 19-21, 2004 preceded by the Questionnaire Preparation Meeting on February 28-29, 2004.

      30. Workshop on ‘Democracy in South Asia’, organized jointly by Lokniti, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi, and Department of Politics and Public Administration, University of Pune, Pune, January 14-15, 2004.

      31. Workshop on ‘Conflict and Institutional change in India’, organized by Developing Countries Research Centre, Delhi University, December 5-6, 2003.

      32. Symposium on ‘Review of the Constitution of India’ sponsored by the National Commission to Review the Working of the Constitution, organized jointly by Departments of Political Science and Laws, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar on October-14, 2001.

      33. Workshop on ‘World Values Survey Project’. India Segment. Organized by Bangalore University in collaboration with University of Michigan, Michigan, Bangalore, July 28-29, 2001.

      34. UGC Workshop-cum-Zonal Board of Studies meeting on Political Science, Public Administration and International Relations, organized at the University of Jammu, 30th March-1st April, 1999.

      35. Workshop on ‘Recent Trends in Social and Cultural History’ held under the auspices of the Inter-University Centre for the Humanities and the Social Sciences of the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, from the October-14, 1992.

      1.     ‘Religion, Difference and Political Action in India’ at CPS, SSS, JNU, New Delhi, March 19-20, 2018.  Joint Paper presented:Shiromani Akali Dal: From Panthic to Developmental Agenda’.

      2. “State Level Political Leadership in India: Patterns, Trends, Challenges and Opportunities” at MPISSR, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, February 22-23, 2018. Paper presented:State Level Political Leadership in India: An Introduction’.

      3. ‘Polity as fiction, fiction as reality: fifty years of Raag Darbari. International conference organized at Department of Political Science. University of Delhi, Delhi. 29-30 January. Paper presented: Hindi Heartland then and now: Reading Raag Darbari.

      4. ‘New Trends in Parliamentary Democracy: The Indian experience in the Neo-Liberal Era’ organized by Department of Political Science, University of Kerala, Trivandrum, 25-26 September 2017.paper presented:  ‘Criticality of State Level Political Leadership in India'.

      5. ‘State Politics in India’, Nehru Memorial and Museum Library, Teen Murti, 17-18 May, 2017. Paper presented: ‘2017 assembly Elections in Punjab: Emergence of Triangular Electoral System’.

      6. ADRI Silver Jubilee Celebrations 2016-2017. International conference on Bihar and Jharkhand: Shared History to Shared Vision (In Memory of Arvind Narayan Das) March 24-28, 2017, Hotel Maurya, Patna. Paper Presented:  Beyond the Constituent States: Framing the Sub-Region Level Politics in India.

      7. Final Leverhulme Conference in Delhi, 11-13 January, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, 11-13 January, 2017. Paper presented;  ‘Beyond the Constituent States: Framing the Sub-Region Level Politics in Contemporary India’,

      8. Keynote Speaker, ICSSR funded International Seminar on Social Stratification and Political Transformation organized by Department of Political Science, Bankura University , 10-11 November, 2016, West Bengal.  

      9. National Seminar on Electoral Politics, Peoples’ Rights and Regime’s Response in Northeast India, Sponsored by ICSSR, New Delhi, Gauhati University, Guwahati, March 17-18, 2016. Keynote Address

      10. NCR-ICSSR national seminar on Emerging Trends of State Politics in India: Retrospect and Prospect, MPISSR, Ujjain, January 21-22, 2016. Keynote Address.

      11. National seminar on Democracy :Institutions and Processes, Department of Political Science, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, 19-20 January,2016. Paper presented:  ‘Beyond Nation-State: Framing Regional Politics in India’.

      12. International Conference on Regional Political Economy, Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS), Azim Premji University, Bangalore, January 9-10, 2016. Paper presented:  ‘Beyond Nation-State: Framing Regional Politics in India’.

      13. International Conference on Elections and Political Parties in South Asia: A 21st Century Perspective , 7-9 December, 2015, organized by University of Kalyani, India and Research Committee , IPSA(RC23). Paper presented: 'Electoral Politics in Indian Punjab: A Study of Shiromani Akali Dal'. 

      14. ICSSR Seminar on ‘Dynamics of Electoral Politics in Northwest India with Focus on Punjab’, at Department of Political Science, GNDU, Amritsar on 27-28 February, 2015. Paper presented ‘2014 Elections in Punjab: Critical Reflections’.

      15. ICSSR Seminar on ‘Understanding the 2014 General Election Mandate and its Impact on National Politics’. 5-7 February 2015 organized by the Department of Political Science, CSDS-Lokniti-MLS University, Udaipur, Rajasthan. Paper presented ‘2014 Elections in Punjab: Emergence of Aam Aadmi Party’ (Co-authored).

      16. Keynote Address, Kerala Political Science Conference on 'Democracy, Development and Globalization: Perspectives and Experiences', Government College, Medapally, Calicut, 30-31 January 2015.

      17. Seminar on ‘Electoral Politics in India: 2014 Lok Sabha Election and After’ on 22-24 January 2015, organized by the Department of Political Science, University of Kerala, Trivandrum. Paper presented on 'Explaining the Electoral Verdict in Lok Sabha Elections 2014 in Punjab: Emergence of AAP '.  

      18. Conference on ‘Election 2014: A Paradigm Shift in Indian Politics’, organized collectively by CPA and India International Centre (IIC) at IIC, New Delhi, October 28-30, 2014. Paper presented on ‘Political Leadership and Election 2014’.

      19. Conference on ‘India’s Political Economy in Transition: The Crisis of Governance, Democracy and Development’, Organized by Department of Political Science, Goa University, India and Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla and Supported by Indian Council for Social Science Research, New Delhi, 21-22 December 2013. Presented a paper on 'Does State Leadership Matter: Politics and Economy of Recent Bihar'.

      20. Conference on 'Tracking the Growth of Middle Class in India' at Centre for Culture and Development, Vadodara, November 27-29, 2013. Presented a paper captioned 'Why does Middle Class Matter' .

      21. PSA Conference on the theme: ‘Re-thinking Politics, Policy and Governance in Federal Systems: India and the World’. Venue: Ramjas Conference Hall, Delhi University. (14-16 November 2013). Paper presented: Assertion of Regions: Demand for New States in India.

      22. Seminar on ‘The Indian Parliament and Democratic Transformation,’ organized collectively by KAS, CPA and India International Centre (IIC) at IIC, New Delhi, 9th-11thApril 2013. Paper presented on ‘State Level Parties in Parliament: Interrogating their Culpability in the Institutional Decline’.

      23. Seminar on ‘Indian Federalism: Emerging issues and Challenges’ on 8-9th March 2013 at India International Centre, New Delhi. 8-9 March 2013.  Paper presented on ‘Punjab: Politics of a Crisis State’.

      24. International Seminar on ‘Harnessing Counter-Culture to Construct Identity: Mapping Dalit Cultural Heritage in Contemporary India’ organized by IIAS, Leiden, the Netherlands, 7-8 December 2012. Paper presented on ‘Dalit Deras as Critical Sites of Counter Culture: Explaining Why Political Parties Do Flock to the Deras’.

      25. National Seminar on 'Devolution of Powers in Jammu and Kashmir’ organized by University of Jammu, Jammu, 21-23 November, 2012, Paper presented on the theme ‘ Devolution of Power: Concepts, Issues and Indian Experiments’.

      26. National Seminar on 'State of Democracy in Northeast India' organized by The Department of Political Science, Gauhati University, Guwahati on February 25-26,2010. Paper presented on 'Assertion of Regions: Exploring the Demand for New States in India'

      27. National Seminar on ‘Towards an Inclusive India: Role of Legislature in Social Change’ organized by Institute of Parliamentary Affairs, Government of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, at Ernakulum Maharajas College, Ernakulum, December 15 to 17, 2009. Paper presented on ‘'Electoral Politics in Regional States of Haryana and Punjab'.

      28. International Conference on ‘Challenges of Ethnicity: The Local and the Global’ organized by Osmania University Centre for International Programmes, Hyderabad, November 25-27, 2009.

      29. National Seminar on ‘Political Empowerment and Management of Diversities in the Indian Federal System’ organized by the Centre for Federal Studies, Hamdard University, New Delhi on November 1-2, 2008. Paper presented on ‘Politics of the Two Crisis States in India: Looking for Commonalities in the Autonomist Politics in Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir’.

      30. National Seminar on “Political Regimes in Indian States: Parties, Soc

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