Noor Ahmad Baba

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Professor, Dept. of Political Science Former Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kashmir, Srinagar. Jammu & Kashmir

Prof. Noor Ahmad Baba, after graduating from Kashmir University, joined Jawaharlal Nehru University in 1976 for higher education. In JNU he completed his masters in Political Studies in 1978 and secured his M. Phil. and Ph.D. degrees from the School of International Studies in 1981 and 1988 respectively. In addition, he has also successfully completed specialized programmes for academic and research training from the department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University, Sweden and Donahue Institute of American Politics and Political Thought, University of Massachusetts, United States of America. Since March 1982 he has been working in the University of Kashmir, teaching Political Science at Masters level and guiding research scholars for M. Phil. and Ph.D. He has held a number of senior positions within the university. From 2008 to 2011 he was dean faculty of social sciences and has headed the department of political science for a record period of 15 years. In addition he also acted as Chairman, Sheikhul Alam Chair during 2010-11.

Prof. Baba has written extensively on a range of issues dealing with the South and West Asia, including Kashmir and the Indian Politics. His writings that include books and a large number of research Articles published in accredited Journals and edited volumes both nationally and internationally, have won him world level recognition. Some of his writings are prescribed as essential reading on the West Asian and Muslim Affairs in some of the prestigious universities of the world. He began with an interest in West Asian and Muslim World affairs. His present focus of research is Kashmir and South Asian Affairs with a peace research perspective. However, he continues his interest in Comparative Politics and Muslim World Affairs both for teaching and research

Dr. Baba has extensively traveled in Asia, Europe and the USA in connection with a number of academic assignments. He has participated in a host of seminars and conferences at national and international level. He has also been associated, as member, advisor and expert, with various academic and research institutes, organizations and universities. Select Publications:

Articles in Research Journal

  • “Federalism and the Indian Experience with Nation Building: An Appraisal”, South Asian Survey, (Sage, March 2011) Vol. 18, No. 1. pp. 109-120.
  • Concerns and Challenges for Social Sciences in Kashmir, Social Change, Sage, 43, 3 (CSD, 2013) pp. 471-480.
  • “Contextualising the Indo-Iranian Relations” World Focus, (Delhi, June 2013) Vol. 34. No. 6. pp. 23-28.
  • “The Global Challenge for Inter-civilization Peace and Reconciliation” Insight Islamicus, (Srinagar) Volume 10, pp. 130-140
  • “Northeast & Kashmir: Problems in a Comparative Perspective” The Journal of Kashmir Studies, Vol. VI, No. 1. (2012) (UNISCO Madanjeet Singh Institute of Kashmir Studies, University of Kashmir, Srinagar) pp. 65-79
Articles in Edited Volumes 
  • “Democracy and Governance in Kashmir”, in Nyla Ali Khan ed. The Parchment of Kashmir, History, Society and Politics, (New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012) pp. 103-124.
  • “Kashmir Special Status: Myth and Reality” in V. R. Raghvan, ed., Conflict in Kashmir; Impact on Polity, Society, and Economy, (New Delhi: Vij Books, 2012) PP. 191-208.
  • “Peace Process and Imperative of Resolving Kashmir Problem” in Amitabh Mattoo, Kapil Kak, Happymon Jacob, eds. India & Pakistan: Pathways Ahead, (New Delhi, Knowledge World, 2007) pp. 209-218
  • “OIC and Pakistan’s Foreign Policy: Indian Dimension” in Rajendra M. Abhyankar ed. West Asia and the Region: Defining India’s Role, (New Delhi, Academic Foundation, 2008. Pp. 669-684
  • Origins and Dimensions of Crisis in Kashmir, in Shri Prakash & G. M. Shah, Eds. Towards Understanding Kashmir Crisis, (New Delhi, Gyan Publishing House, 2002) pp. 51-60.
Authored Books
  • Organisation of Islamic Conference: Theory & Practice Of Pan Islamic Cooperation, (New Delhi: Sterling Publishers, 1994) & (Karachi, New York: Oxford University Press, 1994) & (Dhaka, Bangladesh University’s Ltd., 2004)
  • Theory and Practice of Panchayati Raj in Jammu & Kashmir. (Srinagar: State Resource Centre, 2002)
Edited Research Journals:
  • Kashmir Journal of Social Sciences, (Kashmir University, Faculty of Social Sciences) (From 2008 to 2010, Volumes 2,3 & 4.)
  • Alamdar: A Journal of Kashmiri Society and Culture (Srinagar, 2009) Vol. 2 (2009)

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