NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY SILCHAR

राष्ट्रीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान सिलचर

Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

National Conferences


  1. 1. (with Subodh Chandra Das) “Democracy in the Grass Root: A Case study of Nagendra Nagar Gaon Panchayat in Karimganj District of Assam”, in L S Gassah and C J Thomas, (eds), 2015, Democracy and Development in India’s Northeast: Challenges and Opportunities, Bookwell, Delhi
  2. (with Subodh Chandra Das) “Democracy in the Grass Root: A Case study of Nagendra Nagar Gaon Panchayat in Karimganj District of Assam”, in L S Gassah and C J Thomas, (eds), 2015, Democracy and Development in India’s Northeast: Challenges and Opportunities, Bookwell, Delhi
  3. "Dynamics of India-China Relations in a Changing Global Geo-Political Environment", in Das, Gurudas and C Joshua Thomas, (eds), Voices from the Border: Response to Chinese Claims over Arunachal Pradesh, 2015, Pentagon Press, New Delhi
  4. 2. “Identity, Underdevelopment, and Violence: A Roadmap for the Restoration of Peace in North East India”, in Bera, Gautam Kumar, et al, (eds), 2011, Social Unrest and Peace Initiatives: Perspectives from North East India, EBH Publishers, Guwahati (ISBN 978-93-80261-25-6), pp: 119-134 5. “Development of National Peripheries through Mobilizing Cross-Border Synergies: A Case for Sino-Indian Cooperation for the Development of India’s Northeast and China’s Southwest”, in Das, Gurudas a
  5. 3. “Development of National Peripheries through Mobilizing Cross-Border Synergies: A Case for Sino-Indian Cooperation for the Development of India’s Northeast and China’s Southwest”, in Das, Gurudas and C Joshua Thomas, (eds), 2010, India-China: Trade and Strategy for Frontier Development, Bookwell, New Delhi
  6. 4. “Globalization and Human Development: Is there any Trade Off?”, in Chakraborty,Kiran Sankar and Gurudas Das, 2007, (eds), Human Develoment: Experiences of North East India, Akansha Publishing House, New Delhi
  7. 5. “Security, Engagement and Development: Development Interest of India’s North East and the art of conduct of India’s Relations with the Neighbouring Countries”, in Thomas, C Joshua, (ed), 2006, Engagement and Development: India’s North East and Neighbouring Countries, Akansha Publishing House, New Delhi
  8. 6. “War and Peace in India’s North East: Issues, Complexities and Options”, in Biswas, Prasenjit and C Joshua Thomas, (eds), 2006, Peace in India’s North East: Meaning, Metaphor and Method”, Regency Publications, New Delhi
  9. 7. “Border Trade in India’s North East: Theory and Practice”, in Syiemlieh, David R., et., al, (eds), 2006, Challenges of Development in North-East India, Regency Publications, New Delhi
  10. 8. “Informal Sector in India’s North East: Migration, Competition and Conflict Situations”, in Datta Ray, B. and Gurudas Das, (eds), 2006, Informality and Poverty: Urban Landscape of India’s North East, Akansha Publishing House, New Delhi.
  11. 9. “Structural Change and Resource-Industry Linkages in India’s North east: Some Policy Imperatives”, in Gurudas Das, (ed), 2005, Structural Change and Strategy of Development: Resource-Industry Linkages in North East India, Akansha Publishing House, New Delhi.
  12. 10. Land in the Hills of North East India: Factor Immobility Vs Market-led Growth”, in C. Joshua Thomas, (ed), 2005, Polity and Economy: Agenda for Contemporary North East India, Regency Publications, New Delhi.
  13. 11. “Small Societies in Large Democracy: Problems of Conflict Resolution in India’s North East”, in Monirul Hussain, (ed), 2005, Coming Out of Violence: Essays on Ethnicity, Conflict Resolution and Peace Process in North East India, Regency Publications, New Delhi.
  14. 12. “Economy of Myanmar: Trends, Structure and Implications for Border Trade with India’s North East” (with C J Thomas) in Gurudas Das, et al, (eds), 2005, Indo-Myanmar Border Trade: Status, Problems and Potentials, Akansha Publishing House, New Delhi.
  15. 13. “Geo-Economy of Arunachal Pradesh: The Cross-Border Trade Dimension”, in S. Dutta, (ed), Cross-Border Trade of North East India, 2002, Hope India Publications, Gurgaon, Haryana
  16. 14. “Armed Struggle in Nagaland: Tactics, Strategies and Its Ramifications for Economic Development”, in C. Joshua Thomas and Gurudas Das, (eds), Dimensions of Development in Nagaland, 2002, Regency Publications, New Delhi
  17. 15. “Immigration into North-East India : The Security Dimension”, in C. Joshua Thomas, (ed), 2002, Dimensions of Displaced People in North-East India, Regency Publications, New Delhi
  18. 16. "Social Change and Traditional Tribal Political Systems in Meghalaya", in M.N. Karna L.S. Gassah and C.J. Thomas, (eds), Power to People in Meghalaya, 1998, Regency Publications, New Delhi.
  19. 17. "Limits to Economic Development of North Eastern Region : An Analysis of Contradictions Between Economic Goals and Social Choices", in B. Datta Ray and Prabin Baishya, (eds), 1998, Sociological Constraints to Industrial Development in North East India, Concept Publishing Company, New Delhi.
  20. . 18. "Liberalization and Internal Periphery : Understanding the Implications for India's North East ", in Gurudas Das and R.K. Purkayastha, (eds), Liberalization and India's North East, 1998, Commonwealth Publications, New Delhi.
  21. 19. "Understanding the Insurgency Phenomenon in India's North-East : An Analytical Framework", in B. Pakem, (ed), Insurgency in North - East India, 1997, Omsons Publications, New Delhi.
  22. 20. "Ethnicity and Political Economy of Development in India's North-East : An Appraisal", in Girin Phukan and N.L. Dutta, (eds), Politics of Identity and Nation Building in North-East India, 1997, South Asian Publishers, New Delhi.
  23. 21. “Agriculture in Arunachal Pradesh: Trends and Problems of Objective Assessment", in M.C. Behera and N.C. Roy, (eds), Trends in Agrarian Structure in the Hills of North East India, 1997, Commonwealth Publishers, New Delhi.
  24. 22. "Features of Peripheral Urbanization : A study of the Nature and Growth of Urban Settlements in Arunachal Pradesh", in J.B. Ganguly, (ed), Urbanization and Development in North East India, 1995, Deep and Deep Publications, New Delhi.
  25. 23. "Incorporation of Arunachal Hills into Colonial British India : A Politico-Economic Analysis", in the Proceedings of the North East India History Association, 1994, Fifteenth Session, NEIHA, Shillong.
  26. 24. "Reflections on Ethnicity and Politics", in the Proceedings of the Third Annual Conference of the North-East India Political Science Association (NEIPSA), 1994, NEIPSA, Shillong.
  27. 25. "On Some Aspects of Demographic Economy of Arunachal Pradesh", in S. Mukherjee, et.al., (ed), Demographic Profile of North-East India, 1994, Omsons Publications, New Delhi.
  28. 26. "The Nehru-Elwin Policy if Tribal Development : Genesis, Growth and Renunciation", in the Proceedings of North-East India History Association (NEIHA), 1994, Fourteenth Session, NEIHA, Shillong.
  29. 27. "Tribal Formations and their Economic Base in Arunachal Pradesh : A Reconstruction", in the Proceedings of North East India History Association (NEIHA), 1993, Thirteenth Session, NEIHA, Shillong.
  30. 28. "The Pace of Development and Emerging Structural Constraints of the Agrarian Economy of Arunachal Pradesh", in K. Alam, (ed), Agricultural Development in North East India, 1993, Deep and Deep Publications, New Delhi.


  1. Participated as resource person at the 3 Day Online National Symposium on Reading and Interpreting Literature, organised by the Department of English, Highland National College, Kanglatongbi, Manipur, during 8th to 10th April 2021 .
  2. Delivered a keynote lecture entitled "Women for Women" at the two-day National Webinar on "Women Empowerment at Workplace and Beyond" on 5th and 6th December 2020, organised by the Women Empowerment Committee, Department of Management, Humanities and Social Sciences, National Institute of Technology Agartala.
  3. Delivered plenary lecture at the two-day National Webinar on “Tribal Literature and Philosophy of North East India”, 2-3 October, 2020 organized by Poorvangan, Shillong in collaboration with ICSSR, Shillong.
  4. East- West Encounter in Orhan Pamuk’s My Name is Red and Snow at A Two Day National Conference on Interdisciplinarity: Theory and Practice organised by Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, National Institute of Technology Meghalaya during 22nd and 23rd July 2016
  5. Meitei Lai Haraoba : The Universality of Belief in God at A two-day ICSSR , New Delhi Sponsored National Seminar entitled Knowing Manipur from Endogenous Perspective organized by the Centre for Manipur Studies , Manipur University during 20th and 21st October 2014
  6. Quest for Identity in Anita Desai’s ‘Bye- Bye Blackbird’ and Manju Kapur’s ‘The Immigrant’ at the seminar on Women and Media: Challenges and Opportunities (3rd and 4th March 2014) organised by Centre for Bangladesh Studies, in collaboration with the Department of Bengali and the Department of Mass Communication, Assam University.
  7. Role of Ancient Narratives and Globalisation at the seminar on Dynamics of Higher Education; Role of Teachers (21-22 July 2011) organised by Assam University Teachers’ Association at Assam University Silchar
  8. Globalization and Language Preservation at the seminar on Linguistics Movement and their Future in Southern Assam (19-20 August 2011)organised by Department of History in Collaboration with Barak Upatyaka Bangla Sahitya at Srikishan Sarda College, Hailakandi, Assam.
  9. Indian Identities and Transculturalism in Kiran Desai’s Inheritance of Loss at the seminar on Role of Literature in Promoting National Integration (20-21 November 2007) held at Women's College, Silchar


  1. Art Education Summit 2019, organized jointly by Art1st, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) & Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), at IGNCA, Delhi, 18-21 Dec 2019
  2. National Seminar on The Topography of Bhakti: Social Reform Watersheds in Indian Intellectual History, Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS), Shimla, 22-24 April 2019
  3. National Seminar on Contemporary Debates on Science, Technology and Nationalism in India, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati, 31 Oct-2 Nov 2018
  4. National Seminar on Indian Music and Dance: The Absence of Critical Attention and Analysis, The Indian Institute of AdvancedStudy (IIAS), Shimla, 4-6 September 2017
  5. National Seminar on Anthropological Histories and Tribal Worlds in India, The Indian Institute of AdvancedStudy (IIAS), Shimla, 27-29 March 2017
  6. National Conference on Interdisciplinarity, NIT Meghalaya, Shillong, 22-23 July 2016
  7. National Seminar on Reinterpretations of the Past: The Discourse of Cultural Identity in South Asia, North Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong, 17-18 March 2016
  8. Study Week on ‘Historiography of Translation in India’, The Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS), Shimla, 10-14 August 2015.
  9. EGSS Graduate Conference, University of Montreal, Canada, March 11-12, 2011.
  10. Young Researcher’s Workshop 2010, at Centre for the Study of Culture and Society (CSCS), Bangalore during March 25-27, 2010.