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Dr. R Vashum

Associate Professor

R. Vashum did his schooling a few schools in Ukhrul district and Imphal, Manipur. His Pre-University and Graduation were done in D.M. College of Science, Imphal. He obtained Post-Graduate degree in Anthropology (Social) from the University of Delhi. He was awarded Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Delhi (Anthropology Department). Prior to joining IGNOU, he worked in Indian Social Institute, New Delhi and also as Fellow in Developing Countries Research Centre, University of Delhi.
 
He has published and co-edited several books. Some of his books include, Nagas’ Right to Self-Determination: An Anthropological-Historical Perspective (2000; 2005-2nd edition); Indo-Naga Conflict: Problem and Resolution (2001); State, Development and Identity in South Asia: A Search for Alternative Paradigms (2002, eds.), Extraordinary Laws in India: A Reader for Understanding Legislations Endangering Civil Liberties (2002, eds.); and Encountering Modernity: Situating the Tangkhul Nagas in Perspective (2014). He has published many research articles in journals and edited books (international and national) and reviewed many books. He has also been editors of a couple of scholarly journals. He has also organized many seminars (international and national). He has to his credit many papers presented in international and national seminars and conferences.
 
He has contributed in the academic activities of IGNOU from conception and development of courses to coordination and its deliveries. He has to his credit many Ph.D and M.Phil scholars awarded degrees. He has also taken up many responsibilities of the University in various capacities ranging from the University level to School and Faculty levels. He has also actively participated in the teachers’ association of the university and other scholarly associations in various capacities.
                                       
EDUCATION:
 
Doctor of Philosophy (subject) year
                                                     1999
Name of the University: University of Delhi
Discipline: Department of Anthropology
Doctoral Research Topic: “Nagas and the Question of Self-Determination: An Anthropological-Historical Perspective”
Academic Achievement: if any
Master of Philosophy (subject) year
Name of the university: x
Discipline: x
Dissertation Topic: x
Academic Achievement: if any x
Master of Arts (Subject) year : 1994
Name of the university: University of Delhi
Discipline: Department of Anthropology
Academic Achievement:
Bachelor of Arts (Subject) year (B.SC)
                                                    1991
Name of the university: Manipur University
Academic Achievement:
 
WORK EXPERIENCE:
1. Lecturer to Associate Professor (2003-2018 and till date).
2. Fellow (2002-2003), Developing Countries Research Centre, University of Delhi.
3. Researcher/ Junior Research Fellow (1999-2003), Indian Social Institute, Delhi.
4. Visiting lecturer (1996-1999), Sentinel College, Ukhrul, Manipur.
 
 
FELLOWSHIP/ AWARDS:
Sl.No.
Name of the Fellowship/Awards
Granting/ Awarding Institution
Year
1.
JRF & SRF
 UGC, New Delhi
1994-1998
  
PUBLICATIONS:
BOOKS: 2 (authored) + 4 (co-edited) = 6
Ø CHAPTERS IN BOOKS: 9 (with ISBN) + 8 (without ISBN)=16
Ø RESEARCH PAPERS: 10 (with ISSN) + 20 (with RNI etc)=30
Ø Reviewed Books: 25
Ø POLICY DOCUMENTS: 2
Ø UNITS WRITTEN: 7
Ø Journal Publications: Published Issues as Editor= 10
 
MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODY/ STATUTORY BODY (INTERNAL/ EXTERNAL):

 

Membership of Professional body/ Statutory body
Name of statutory body/ institution/
Period
Member, School Board, SOSS
IGNOU
 
2010-2012
Member, School Board, SOSS
IGNOU
 
2018-2020
Member, Standing Committee on Research, School Board, SOSS
IGNOU
2017-2019
 
Member, Doctoral Research Committee (DRC), Faculty of Sociology, SOSS
IGNOU
2008- till date
Member (Life), Indian Anthropological Association (IAA)
IAA
1994- till date
President, Naga Scholars’Association (NSA)
NSA
 
2010-2013
Member, Naga Scholars’Association (NSA)
NSA
2010- till date
 
Advisor, Naga Scholars’Association (NSA)
NSA
2016-2019
General Secretary, Tangkhul Scholars’Association (TSA)
TSA
2010-2013
Member, Tangkhul Scholars’Association (TSA)
TSA
2010- till date.
Visiting Fellow, Developing Countries Research Centre (DCRC)
DCRC, DU
2003-2007

 

Official Address:
School of Social Sciences ,
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU),
Maidan Garhi,
New Delhi - 110068
New Delhi, India
  +91-011-29572715
  vashum51@yahoo.co.in