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Professor Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University, Delhi 110007 _________________________________________________________________________ Current research interests include citizenship, war and counterinsurgency in South Asia, indigenous identity and politics in India, the sociology of law, and inequality. Education M.A, M.Phil, Ph.D, Anthropology, Columbia University, New York, 1989, 1991, 1995 B.A.(Hons.), Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Oxford University, 1988 Professional Experience Head, Department of Sociology, & Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, July 2010 February 2012. Professor, Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University, February 2005 onwards. Associate Professor, Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, Jan. 2002- Jan 2005. Reader (Associate Professor) , Sociology Unit, Institute of Economic Growth, Nov. 1997 Dec. 2001 Research Fellow, Dept. of Sociology, University of Edinburgh, Oct. 1994 Oct. 1997. Consultant, Office of Educational Research, New York City Board of Education, Dec. 1993 - May 1994. Co-editor, Contributions to Indian Sociology, 2007-11 Awards Infosys Science Foundation Award for Social Anthropology, 2010 M.N. Srinivas Memorial Prize, awarded by the Indian Sociological Society, 2002-2003 Fellowships/Visiting Positions Visiting Professor, Fondation Maison de Sciences Homme, June 2010 Fellow, Program in Agrarian Studies, Yale University, 2008-2009. Visiting Professor, Department of Political Science, Punjab University, Chandigarh, 17-23 March 2008 Hughes Visiting Fellow, Centre for South Asian Studies, University of Michigan, October 2005. L.M. Singhvi Visiting Fellow, Centre of South Asian Studies, University of Cambridge, U.K., 2003

Publications Books Subalterns and Sovereigns: An Anthropological History of Bastar, 1854-2006, Delhi, Oxford University Press, 1997, 2nd edition with afterword 2007. Gunda Dhur Ki Talash Mein, Delhi: Penguin/Yatra books, 2009. (Hindi translation of Subalterns and Sovereigns) Branching Out: Joint Forest Management in Four Indian States (with Roger Jeffery and Neil Thin), Delhi, Oxford University Press, 2001. Edited Volumes Popular Culture, Gender and Sexuality: Essays in honour of Patricia Uberoi. Special Issue of Contributions to Indian Sociology 44 (1 & 2), 2010 (edited with Satish Deshpande and Amita Baviskar). Legal Grounds: Natural Resources, Identity and the Law in Jharkhand, New Delhi, Oxford University Press, 2009. Anthropology in the East: The founders of Indian sociology and anthropology (edited with Patricia Uberoi and Satish Deshpande), New Delhi, Permanent Black, 2007. A New Moral Economy for India's Forests: Discourses of Community and Participation. (edited with Roger Jeffery), New Delhi, Sage Publications, 1999. In progress The Scheduled Tribes and their India, edited reader for Oxford University Press Series, Readings in Sociology and Anthropology. Civil War in South Asia, edited volume, (with Aparna Sundar). Journal Articles Winning Hearts and Minds: Emotional Wars and the Construction of Difference. Third World Quarterly, Vol. 33, No. 4, 2012, pp 1-17 The Rule of Law and Citizenship in Central India: Post-colonial Dilemmas. Citizenship Studies 15 (3-4) July 2011: 419-432 Interning Insurgent Populations: The Buried Histories of Indian Democracy. Economic and Political Weekly, February 5, 2011, XLVI No. 6, pp. 47-57 Educating for Inequality: The experiences of Indias Indigenous Citizens. Asian Anthropology, Vol. 9, September 2010, pp. 117-142.

Vigilantism, culpability and moral dilemmas. Critique of Anthropology, 30 (1), March 2010, pp. 1-9. Bastar, Maoism and Salwa Judum. In Economic and Political Weekly, Vol XLI (29), July 22, 2006, pp. 3187-3192, (published in Marathi journal Sadhana, 24 August 2009, as Bastar, Maovad ani Salwa Judum) Laws, policies and practices in Jharkhand. In Economic and Political Weekly, Xl (41), Occtober 8 2005, pp. 4459-4462. Custom and Democracy in Jharkhand. In Economic and Political Weekly, Xl (41), October 8 2005, pp. 4430- 4434. Toward an Anthropology of Culpability. In American Ethnologist, 31 (2), 2004, 145-163. Teaching to hate: The RSSs Pedagogical Program. In Economic and Political Weekly 39 (16), 2004, 1605-1612 (Also in Tom Ewing ed. Revolution and Pedagogy, PalgraveMacmillan, 2005, 195-218). Indigenise, Nationalise and Spiritualise: An Agenda for Education? In International Social Science Journal, 173, September 2002, 373-383. Debating Dussehra and Reinterpreting Rebellion in Bastar District, Central India. In Journal of the Royal Anthropological Society, 7 (1), 2001, 19-35. Divining Evil: The State and Witchcraft in Bastar. In Journal of Gender, Technology and Development, 5 (3), 2001, 425-448. Is Devolution Democratisation. In World Development, 29 (12), 2001, 2007-2024. Religion and Culture in Bastar: the Politics of Conversion. In Eastern Anthropologist, 54 (3-4), 2001, 255-272. Unpacking the `Joint' in Joint Forest Management. In Development and Change, 31, 2000, 255-279. Caste as Census Category: Implications for Sociology. In Current Sociology, 48 (3), 2000, 111-126. Defending the Dalki Forest: `Joint' Forest Management in Lapanga. In Economic and Political Weekly, 31 (45 & 46), 1996, 3021-3025, (with Abha Mishra and Neeraj Peter). The dreaded Danteswari: Annals of alleged sacrifice. In Indian Economic and Social History Review, 32 (3), 1995, 345-374.

Book Chapters Public-Private Partnerships in the Industry of Insecurity. In Zeynep Gambetti and Marcial Godoy-Anativia, eds. Rhetorics of Security. New York University Press, forthcoming. The Habits of the Political Heart: Recovering Politics from Governmentality. In Reframing Democracy and Agency: interrogating political society. Edited by Ajay Gudavarthy. Anthem press, 2012 (with Aparna Sundar) Adivasi Politics and State Responses: Historical Processes and Contemporary Concerns. In Sanjukta Das Gupta ed. Narratives from the Margins. Delhi: Primus Books, 2012 At War with Oneself: Constructing Naxalism as Indias Biggest Security Threat. In Michael Kugelman ed. India's Contemporary Security Challenges, Washington, DC: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2011. (slightly different version published as Insurgency, Counter-insurgency and Democracy in Central India, in Robin Jeffery et al ed. More than Maoism. Manohar 2012) The Rule of Law and the Rule of Property: Law-struggles and the Neo-Liberal State in India. In Akhil Gupta and K. Sivaramakrishnan eds., The Post-Liberalisation State in India. Routledge, 2010. Civil Society and Democratic Change. In Mia Mellin and Heidi Moksnes ed. Power to the People? (Con-)Tested Civil Society in Search of Democracy, Outlook on Civil Society, No. 1, pp. 41-56, Centre for Sustainable Development, Uppsala University, 2010. The Dialectics of Dussehra, Extract from Subalterns and Sovereigns, reprinted in Saurabh Dube ed. Historical Anthropology, Delhi, Oxford University Press, 2007, pp. 283-296. The Dilemmas of Working Anthropology in Twenty-first-Century India. In Les W. Field and Richard G. Fox eds. Anthropology Put to Work, Oxford, Berg Publishers, 2007, pp.181200. In the cause of anthropology: the life and work of Irawati Karve. In Patricia Uberoi, Satish Deshpande and Nandini Sundar (eds) Anthropology in the East: The founders of Indian Sociology and Anthropology, New Delhi, Permanent Black, 2007. Change and Development in Industrial Society. In Social Change and Development in India. Textbook in Sociology for Class XII. Delhi: NCERT, 2007. Forest Society and Colonialism. In India and the Contemporary World. Textbook in History for Class IX. Delhi: NCERT, 2006. Adivasi vs. vanvasi: the politics of conversion and re-conversion in Central India. In Satish Saberwal and Mushirul Hasan (eds.) Assertive Religious Identities. New Delhi, Manohar,

2006, 357-390. (also reprinted in Dharmendra Kumar ans Yemuna Sunny eds. Proselytisation in India: The Process of Hinduisation in Tribal Societies, Delhi, Aakar, 2009, pp. 112-148). Tribal Politics. In Stanley Wolpert et al eds. Encylopedia on India. New York, Charles Scribners, 2005. Census Perspective on Caste. IGNOU MA Sociology Reader. New Delhi: Indra Gandhi National Open University, 2005. Verrier Elwin and the 1940s Missionary Debate in Central India. In T.B. Subba and Sujit Som (eds.) Between Ethnography and Fiction: Verrier Elwin and the Tribal Question in India. New Delhi, Orient Longman, 2005, pp. 86-109. Devolution, Joint Forest Management and the Transformation of Social Capital. In Dwaipayan Bhattacharya, Niraja Jayal, Bishnu Mohapatra and Sudha Pai (eds.) Interrogating Social Capital: The Indian Experience, New Delhi, Sage, 2004, pp. 203-232. Introduction. In The Kamar by S.C. Dube, Delhi, Oxford University Press, 2003. A Move from Major to Minor: Competing Discourses of Non-Timber Forest Products in India. In P. Greenough and A. Tsing (eds.) Environmental Discourses in South and Southeast Asia, Duke University Press, 2003, (with Roger Jeffery). License to Kill: Patterns of Violence. In Siddharth Varadarajan (ed.) Gujarat: The Making of a Tragedy, New Delhi, Penguin, 2002. Village Histories: Coalescing the past and present. In Partha Chatterjee and Anjan Ghosh (eds.) History and the Present, Delhi, Permanent Black, 2002, 144-182. Beyond the Bounds? Violence at the Margins of New Legal Geographies. In N. Peluso and M. Watts (eds.) Violent Environments, Cornell, Cornell University Press, 2001, 328-353. Joint Forest Management: A Silent Revolution among forest staff? In B. Vira and R. Jeffery (eds.) Participatory Natural Resource Management: Analytical Perspectives, London, Macmillan, 2001, 144-162 (with Roger Jeffery, and Pradeep Khanna). The Construction and Destruction of Indigenous Knowledge in India's Joint Forest Management Program. In Roy Ellen (ed.) Indigenous Technical Knowledge and its Transformations, London, Harwood Press, 2000, 79-100. (Excerpted and published in Darell Posey ed. Cultural and Spiritual Values of Biodiversity, London, UNEP/Intermediate Technology Publications, 1999, 388-392). The Indian Census: Identity and Inequality. In R. Guha and J. Parry (eds.) Institutions and Inequality, Delhi, Oxford University Press, 1999, 100-127 The Asna Women's Collective: The Interplay of Gender and Environment in a Village Ecological Initiative. In G. Persoon and A. Kalland (eds.) Environmental Movements in Asia, London, Curzon Press, 1998, 227-252.

Comments Police States, Anthropology and Human Rights. In Monica Narula, Shuddhabrata Sengupta and Jeebesh Bagchi eds Fear. Sarai Reader 08, Delhi, Sarai, 2010, pp. 149-154. Jungle Book: Tribal Forest Rights Recognised for First Time. In Sanam Roohi and Ranabir Samaddar eds. Key Texts on Social Justice in India, New Delhi, Sage 2009, pp. 537-539 (reprinted from the Times of India, 4 May 2005). Democracy versus Economic Transformation?: A Response to Partha Chatterjees Democracy and Economic Transformation in India. Economic and Political Weekly, November 18 2008 (with Amita Baviskar) Missing the Ethical Woods for the Bureaucratic Trees. American Ethnologist, Vol. 33, Number 4, November 2006, 535-537. Comment on Michael Carrithers, Anthropology as a moral science of possibilities. In Current Anthropology, 46 (3), June 2005, 453. Comment on Arun Agrawal, Environmentality: Community, Intimate Government and the Making of Environmental Subjects in Kumaon, India. In Current Anthropology, 46 (2), April 2005, 185-186. Comment: Activism and Academic Angst. In Seminar 488, April 2000, 68-73. Situating Sociology: A Symposium on Knowledge, Institutions and Practices. Special Issue of Seminar, 495, November 2000. (Guest-edited with Satish Deshpande and Patricia Uberoi). Indian Anthropology and Sociology: Towards a history (Report of a Seminar). In Economic and Political Weekly, 35 (24), 2000, 1998-2002 (with Satish Deshpande and Patricia Uberoi). Caste and the Census: Implications for society and the social sciences (Report of a Seminar). In Economic and Political Weekly, 33 (32), 1998, 2157-59 (with Satish Deshpande). Select Lectures (Keynote addresses)
Civil Society in Asia. Keynote lecture at the Conference on Civil Society and Democratic Change: Global Differences and Challenges, Uppsala, 23-24 March 2010.

Social and Political Exclusion: Religious Inclusion: the Adivasi Question in Education, B.M. Pugh Third Memorial Lecture 2009-2010, NCERT, Shillong, 17 March 2010. Published by NCERT, 2009. Citizenship in a Looking Glass-World. Talks at University of Texas, Austin and Cornell University, Ithaca, 8th April & 27th April 2009 (under publication) Tenth D.S. Borkar Memorial Lecture, My Vision of India: 2047 AD A Course Correction: 2008. India International Centre, New Delhi, 24 August 2008

Sociopolitical Factors that will influence Indias future. National Human Resource Development Conference, Kolkata, 29 November 2007 Reviews: I have written over 50 book reviews and newspaper articles, and refereed articles for a number of journals, including the American Ethnologist, American Sociological Review, Development and Change, Comparative Studies in Society and History, Signs, Journal of Asian Studies. I have also reviewed manuscripts for several presses, including Oxford University Press, Duke University Press, Sage Publications, Orient Blackswan, Toronto University Press, and The Social Science Press. Research Grants and Reports Civil War in South Asia, Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Workshop grant, February 2010 (jointly with Aparna Sundar). Report on the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes, commissioned by the Centre for Policy Research for the Department of Personnel & Training, Government of India, 2007-8. Legal Framework for Development in Jharkhand, UNDP/Ministry of Rural Development, 2003. Devolution and Forest Management in Central India, Centre for International Forestry Research 1999-2000. Women in Bastar: Gender Relations, Ritual and Witchcraft, Asian Institute of Technology, 1998. Advisory Positions Member, Editorial Board, American Anthropologist, 2012 onwards Member, Editorial Board, International Review of the Red Cross, 2011 onwards Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Conflict and Violence, 2011 onwards Member, Editorial Board, Dialectical Anthropology Member of the Governing Body, Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi, 201113. Member, Advisory Board, Adivasi Academy, Tejgadh, 2009-2010 Member, Advisory Committee, Arunachal Institute of Tribal Studies, Rajiv Gandhi University, 2008 onwards Member, Advisory Committee, Developing Countries Research Centre, Delhi University, 2008-2010 Member, Grievances Committee, ICSSR, 2007-8 External Member, Centre for the Study of Social Systems, Jawaharlal Nehru University, 2008-2010 Member, Board of Trustees, ATREE, Bangalore, 2005-2010. Member, Board of Trustees, Society for the Promotion of Wastelands Development, New Delhi, 2005 - 2008. Member of the Governing Body, Shyam Lal College (Evening), University of Delhi, 20072010. Member of the Advisory Committee of the Programme for the Study of Discrimination and Exclusion, Jawaharlal Nehru University, 2005-2007, 2007-2009. Member of the Technical Support Group to draft Rules for the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2007.

Member of the Working Group on Empowerment of Scheduled Tribes, Planning Commission, Government of India, 2007. Member of NCERT focus group on education for SC/STs, 2005. Member of the International Scientific Advisory Board, National Centre of Competence in Research North-South, University of Berne, June 2003-2005. Member of the Working Group on Decentralised Planning and Panchayati Raj Institutions, Xth Plan, Planning Commission, Government of India, 2001. Teaching Experience The graduate courses I have taught include social stratification (2006-8, 2009-2010, 201112), the sociology of law and human rights (2004), the sociology of work and industry (20057), development theory and practice (2003), anthropological methods and the history of anthropology (2005, 2009), the sociology of India (2005-6), Marxism (2006), Civil War (2009-10, 2011-12), the sociology of media (2011-12). I have supervised PhD and M.Phil students on a variety of themes ranging from water scarcity in Delhi and the agrarian crises in Andhra Pradesh to debates on the death penalty, Gujarati folk theatre and everyday life in armed conflict in Kashmir and Manipur. I am currently supervising 8 PhD students. Newspaper articles/interviews: Public writings available at