Vol. XXXVIII (1V) January - March 2008



In this issue…….



·        Research Institutes and their e-mail ids


·        Programmes


·        Book Review


·        Regional Centres


·        Research Institutes



International Collaboration


During the period under report, the following activities were carried out:


India-France CEP


The ICSSR and the Maison Des Sciences de L’Homme, Paris has collaborative relations in the field of social sciences under the India-France Cultural Exchange Programme.  Exchange of scholars, joint seminars, and joint publications are major activities.  Under this programme, following activities were undertaken:


Exchange of Scholars

French Side


1.         Dr (Mrs) Francoise Dasques, 11, Rue Saulnier, 75009 Paris, France visited India for a duration of six weeks starting from 1 February 2008 in connection with her research work on ‘Evolution of French Architectural Models During the Nineteenth Century: A Comparative Study Between India and Mexico’.


2.         Professor Bernard Faure, MSH, Paris visited India for a duration of one month starting from 21 February 2008 in connection with his research work on ‘Influence of Indian Mythology and Ritual on Medieval Japanese Buddhism’.


3.         Dr (Mrs) Lucy Baugnet, Faculty of Philosophy, Human and Social Sciences, University of Picardie, “Jules Verne”, France visited India for a duration of one month starting from 13 February 2008 in connection with her research work on ‘(i) Indo-French Perspectives on Local Government and Democracy, (ii) Cross-Cultural research on Attitudes and Social Representations towards Globalistion and (iii) Crossing Cultural Codes, Syncretism and Innovation’.


4.         Professor (Mrs) Sonia Dayan Herzbrun, University of Paris 7, Paris, France visited India from 3 to 16 March 2008 in connection with her research work on ‘Gender and Citizenship in Postcolony’.


5.         Dr Dominique Fougeyrollas-Schwebel, Charge de recherché, CNRS en sociologie, IRISES (Institute de recherche interdisciplinaire en sociologie, economie et science politique), UMR 7170 DU CNRS, University Paris-Dauphine, France visited India from 3 to 16 March 2008 in connection with her research work on ‘Gender and Citizenship in Postcolony’.


Indo-French Joint Advisory Committee (JAC)


The Indo-French Joint Advisory Committee (JAC) meeting was held from 7 to 8 January 2008 in Paris to review the programme, consider proposals under the exchange of scholars, joint seminars etc.  Prof. S.K. Thorat, Chairman, UGC, Prof. Sabyasachi Bhattacharya, Chairman, ICHR, Prof. K. Ramakrishna Rao, Chairman, ICPR and Prof. T.C.A. Anant, Member-Secretary, and Dr K.N. Jehangir, Dy. Director from ICSSR and Prof. France Bhattahcarya from MSH, Paris attended the meeting.

            The Committee considered the proposals of each organisation in respect of exchange of scholars, seminar proposals and policy related issues.

ICSSR-NWO Collaboration


Professor T.C.A. Anant, Member-Secretary, ICSSR and Dr K.N. Jehangir, Deputy Director (IC), New Delhi visited Hague, The Netherlands from 9 to 11 January 2008 to meet and discuss with officials of NWO, MaGw, WOTRO to initiate the implementation of activities of the ICSSR-NWO joint programme.




ICSSR and UNU/WIDER, Helsinki, had initiated a joint project on ‘Hunger and Food-Security’ in association with FAO, Rome. As an outcome of this project, the following two volumes have been published:


Volume:            Food Insecurity, Vulnerability and Human Rights Failure,

                         Palgrave-Macmillan, UK


Volume:            Food-Security: Indicators, Measurement and the Impact of

             Trade Openness, Oxford University Press (OUP), UK


 Professor Shabd S Acharya, Honorary Professor, Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Jaipur and Professor Basudev Guha-Khasnobis, Research Associate, UNU-WIDER, Helsinki were the editors of the volumes.






A book release function of the two edited

volumes was held on 22 January 2008 in

New Delhi. The volumes were released

by Professor Deepak Nayyar, Chairman,

Governing Board, UNU/WIDER, Helsinki.

 Professor André Béteille, Chairman, ICSSR

presided over the function.




A seven-member delegation from Economic and Social Science Research Council (ESRC), London, UK led by Dr Glyn Davies, Director of Policy & Resources and Deputy Chief Executive visited ICSSR from 13 to 14 December 2007 to participate in the joint meeting and to finalise the MOU between the two organisations.

ICSSR and ESRC (UK) has now signed an agreement for collaboration in social sciences. The activities to be undertaken are exchange of scholars, joint projects and joint seminars. The programme is now being initiated from April 2008.


India-Russia Programme


In pursuance of the Cultural Exchange Programme signed between the two countries for the years 2007-2009 signed on 25 January 2007 in New Delhi, the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), which is one of the implementing agencies of India-Russia Cultural Exchange Programme, organised a Round Table workshop on Russia and India: Ethics of Non-violence in the Globalization Epoch.  As a part of the celebration of the Year of Russia in India the above Round Table workshop was organised in collaboration with the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Moscow, Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi and Indian Council of Philosophical Research, New Delhi from 17 to 18 March 2008.  In this Round Table the following scholars participated and contributed papers.


Session I: Concepts of Non-violence in the Spiritual Legacy of India and Russia



Prof. R.B. Rybakov


Prof. V. Lysenko, Non-violence and Ahimsa in Ecological Perspective: Tradition and Modernity

Prof. Ramashray Roy, Non-Violence in Indian Tradition

Prof. Yu. E. Vanina, Non-violence and Historical Legacy

Prof. A.A. Guseinov, Lessons from Great Moralists of Russia and India – Leo Tolstoy and Mahatma Gandhi


Session II: Violence in Modern World: Premises and Perspectives         



Professor Ramashray Roy


Prof. R.B. Rybakov, Non-violence ethics in the Globalisation Epoch

Prof. K. Ramakrishna Rao, Colors of Violence: A Psycho-Social Analysis from a Gandhian Perspective

Prof. R.P Singh, Violence in Modern World: Premises and Perspectives

Prof. Arjun Deb, Gandhi and the Palestine Problem


Session III: Withstanding Violence in the Modern World: Methods and problems



Professor S. Bhattacharya


Prof. T.L. Shaumian, Non-violence and Human Rights

Prof. M.P. Dube, A Gandhian Way of Controlling Violence

Prof. V.I. Mukomel, Xenophobia and Non-violence: a Socio-cultural Aspect

Prof. Bindu Puri, Gandhian Satyagrah: Love & Ethics of Listening

Professor G Haragopal, Globalisation and Violence: Relevance of Gandhian Methodology


Session IV: Non-violence as a Moral Imperative in the Globalisation Epoch



Professor A. A. Guseinov        


Prof. Irfan Habib, Imperialism and Non-violence       

Prof. I.V. Zaitsev, Islamic Ethics in the Globalisation Epoch

Prof. Mridula Mukherjee, A Strategy of Non-violence in the Globalised World

Prof. D. Jeevan Kumar, Globalisation, Development and the Moral Imperative of Non-violence

Prof. F.N. Yurlov, Violence and Social Justice in the Globalisation Epoch


India-China CEP


Visit of Chinese Delegation


A six-member delegation headed by Professor Chen Jiagui, Vice President, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), Beijing, China visited ICSSR on 31 March 2008.  The other member of the delegation were:


1.      Professor Li Yang, Director, Institute of Finance, CASS

2.      Professor Jin Bei, Deputy Director, Institute of Industrial Economy, CASS

3.      Professor Huang Qunhui, CASS

4.      Professor Xie Lili, CASS

5.      Professor Zhang Qiaozhi, CASS


A meeting with the delegates was arranged in the ICSSR for discussion on next MOU, the theme of the Indo-China Joint Seminar proposed to be held in Beijing in 2008, and other activities under the Cultural Exchange Programme.


Exchange of Scholars


Chinese Side


1.             Professor Zhang Mingshu and Professor Feng Yue from Institute of

Political Science, (CASS), Beijing, China visited India from 14 to 28  February 2008 in connection with their research work on ‘Indian Democracy and Its Relations with Economy, Religion and Culture’. 


2.                  Professor Feng Yue from Institute of Political Science (CASS), Beijing, China visited India from 14 to 28 February 2008 in connection with his research work on ‘Characteristics of Indian Democratic Systems’. 


3.                  Professor Liu Jian, from Institute of Asia Pacific Studies, (CASS), Beijing, China visited India from 25 January to 10 February 2008 in connection with his research work on ‘Indian Literature, Tagore, Religion, Culture as well as China-India Relations’.


4.                  Professor Wang Xiaodon from Institute of Asia Pacific Studies, (CASS), Beijing, China visited India from 25 January to 10 February 2008 in connection with his research work on ‘Hindi Literature, Indian Human Development and Social Issues’. 


Indian Side


1.       Dr Amlan Majumdar, Dinhata College, P.O. Dinhata, Coochbehar, West Bengal visited China for duration of one month in connection with his research work on ‘A Multidimensional Assessment of Well-being based on Amartya Sen’s Functioning Approach in the Context and India’.


  1.     Dr Byasdeb Dasgupta, Department of Economics, University of 

          Kalyani, Kalyani visited China for duration of one month in connection

         with his research work on ‘An assessment of Implications of FDI Flows

         on  duration of Market Structure and Corporate Governance in India and



  1.   Dr T.G. Suresh, Centre for Political Studies, School of Social    Sciences,

        JNU, New Delhi visited China for duration of one month in connection

       with his research work on ‘State and Labour in Post- Reform Societies: A

       Comparative Studies in India and China’.


  1.  Dr Ritu Aggarwal, Lecturer in Political Science, Janki Memorial           College, University of Delhi, Delhi visited China for duration of one month in connection with his research work on ‘Gender and Law in China’.


Financial Assistance to scholars who went abroad to participate in an International Conferences


1.                     Professor Tulsi Patel, Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, Delhi participated in the European Social Science History Conference (ESSHC) 2008 at Lisbon, Portugal from 26 February to 1 March 2008.


2.                     The following scholars participated in the international conference on ‘Inter Asian Connection’ at Dubai, UAE from 21 to 23 February 2008.


    (i)        Dr Deeptha Achar, Reader, Department of English, Faculty of

                Arts, M.S. University of Baroda, Baroda.

(ii)                Dr Ganmalla Gita Visvanth, Satyam, Cross Courts Society, Sama Savli Road, Baroda.

(iii)               Dr T.T. Haokip, Senior Lecturer, Department of Political Science, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong.

(iv)              Dr Aradhna Aggarwal, Head, Department of Business Economics, University of Delhi South Campus, Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi.

(v)                Dr Vishwanatha, Professor, Department of Economics, Mangalore University, Mangalagangothri.

(vi)              Dr Sony Pellissery, Associate Professor, Institute of Rural Management Anand, Anand.


Financial Assistance provided for organising International Conferences in India



  1. Ms Veena Naregal, Reader, Sociology Unit, Institute of Economic Growth, University of Delhi, North Campus, Delhi, organised the international seminar on ‘Reviewing Theatre History: Disciplinary, Agendas, Cultural, Arenas, institutions in South and South-East Asia’ at Delhi from 23 to 25 January 2008.


  1.    Dr L.M. Bhola, Professor (Economics), IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai,

          organised the international seminar on ‘Development Through Planning,

          Market or Decentralisation’ at Bombay from 21 to 23 January 2008.


3.                        Dr Sunita Reddy and Dr. Harish Naraindas, School of Social Sciences, Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health, J.N.U. New Delhi, organised the international seminar on ‘Re-examining Disaster, Recovery and Reconstruction: Social Science Perspective on the Tsunami’ at J.N.U. New Delhi from 14 to 15 January 2008.


4.                        Professor Debal K. Singha Roy, Professor of Sociology, IGNOU, Maidangarhi, New Delhi, organised the international seminar on ‘Social Development, Social Movements and the Marginalised: Perspectives and Concerns’ at IGNOU, New Delhi from 16 to 19 February 2008.


5.                        Professor Anjoo Sharan Upadhyay, Coordinator, Centre for the Study of Nepal, faculty of Social Sciences, BHU, Varanasi, organised the  international seminar on ‘Role of Civil Society in Emerging Democratic Nepal’ at BHU, Varanasi from 18 to 19 January 2008.


6.                        Dr Jayanti Basu, Department of Applied Psychology, Calcutta University, Kolkata, organised the international seminar on ‘12th International & 43rd National Conference of Indian Academy of Applied Psychology, 2008 Challenges of Applied Psychology for Social Transformation’ at Calcutta University, Kolkata from 7 to 9 February 2008.


7.                        Dr Basabi Bhattacharya, Centre for Advanced Studies, Department of Economics, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, organised the international seminar on ‘Issues in Finance-Theory and Empirics’ at Kolkata, from 2 to 3 January 2008.


8.                        Professor P.R. Vyas, Organising Secretary, Department of Geography and Natural Resource Management, Rajasthan Vidyapeeth University, Udaipur, organised the ‘2nd International Indian Geography Congress of National Association of Geographers’ at Udaipur from 29 February to 2 March 2008.


9.                        Dr K.R. Sinha-Kerkhoff, Organiser, Asian Development Research Institute, BSIDC Colony, Patna, organised the international seminar on ‘Coping with Academic Dependency: How’ at Patna from 4 to 7 February 2008.


10.                    Professor Niteen Gupta, Department of Foreign Languages, University of Pune, Ranade Institute, Fergusson College Road, Pune, organised the international seminar on ‘Communication Over Boundaries: Current Approaches Towards Intercultural Understanding’ at University of Pune, Pune from 6 to 10 January 2008.


11.          Dr Karma Oraon, Department of Anthropology, Ranchi University. Jharkhand, organised the international seminar on ‘Human Rights in the Era of Globalisation’ at University of Ranchi, Jharkhand from 26 to 28 February 2008.


12.          Prof. Amiya Kumar Bagchi, Institute of Development Studies, Calcutta University, Alipore Campus, Kolkata, organised the International Seminar on ‘The Health Transition in India: Public Health, governance and the Market’ at Kolkatta from 19 to 21 February 2008.  


13.          Prof. Kailash Pattnaik, Head, Department of Oriya, Visva-Bharati, Santi Niektan, West Bengal, organised the international seminar on ‘International Folklore Conference’ at West Bengal from 18 to 21 February 2008. 


14.           Prof. Biswajit Das, Director, Centre for Culture, Media and Governance and Zakir Hussain Studies Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, organised the International Seminar on ‘Asia Without Borders: Rethinking History, Anthropology and Politics’ at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi from 18 to 19 January 2008.  


15.           Prof. Minati Panda, Associate Professor, Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies, SSS, JNU, New Delhi, organised the international seminar on ‘Multilingual Education: Challenges Perspectives and Opportunities’ at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi from 5 to 8 February  2008.  


16.          Dr S.P. Singh, Principal, National P.G. College, Rana Pratap Marg, Lucknow, organised the international seminar on ‘Land Use Land Cover Change and Agro Biodiversity’ at Lucknow from 7 to 8 March 2008.


17.          Prof. Aswini K. Mohapatra, Center for West Asian & African Studies, School of International Studies, JNU, New Delhi, organised the  international seminar on ‘India & the Mediterranean Region’ at JNU, New Delhi from 18 to 20 March 2008.  


18.          Dr Prabh Mohapatra, Secretary, Association of Indian Labour Historian, Deshbandhu Society, Patparganj, New Delhi, organised the international seminar on ‘7th International Conference of Labour History’ at New  Delhi from 27 to 29 March 2008.  


19.          Shri Pradeep Bhargava, Director, Govind Ballabh Pant, Social Science Institute, Jhusi, Allahabad, organised the international seminar on ‘Intensive Village studies to the Understanding of the Rural Scenario in India’ at G.B. Pant Institute, Allahabad from 29 February to 1 March 2008.


20.          Dr Mohd. Moazzam Ali, Convener, Department of Political Science, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, organised the international seminar on ‘Changing Threat Perception in a Globalizing World with Special Reference to India’ at University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad from 3 to 4 March 2008.


21.           Prof. A.P.S. Chauhan, Director, Centre for Central Asian Studies, Jiwaji University, Gwalior, organised the international Seminar on ‘India-Central Asia: Renewal of Historical-Cultural ties on New Basis in Contemporary Context’ at Gwalior from 28 to 29 February   2008.   


22.          Dr Harishwa Dayal, Institute of Human Development Ashok Vihar, Ranchi, organised the international seminar on ‘Human Development in Jharkhand: Respectives and Policies’ at Jharkhand from 28 to 29 March 2008.  


23.       Professor K. Narayanan Nair, Director, Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum, organised the international seminar on ‘Implementation of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act in India and Compare the Essence of the set and its Implementation with Similar Initiatives in other Developing countries’ at Trivandrum from 23 to 25 March 2008.



Research Projects


Research Projects Sanctioned


1.       Dr Sanjukta Das, Reader, P.G. Department of Economics, Sambalpur University, Jyotivihar, Burla, Sambalpur-768002, Orrisa, ‘Childhood Poverty in Urban Orissa – A Case Study of Sambalpur Town’, Rs.2,73,050/-.


2.       Dr Usha Rathi, Head, P.G. Department of Economics, Govt. Bangar College, Pali-Rajasthan, ‘Economic and Environmental Impact Assessment of Watershed Development Projects in Rajasthan (with special reference to selected districts of Rajasthan)’, Rs.2,20,375/-.


3.       Dr Sachinandan Sau, Department of Economics with Rural, Development, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore-721102, West Bengal, ‘Development of Haldia Urban Industrial Complex and Displaced: A Study with Reference to Changes in Livelihood  and Human Development of Displaced people’, Rs.3,63,350/-.


4.       Dr S. Baluchamy, Department of Adult Continuing Education and Extension, Faculty of Rural Development, Gandhigram Rural University, Gandhigram – 624 302, Tamil Nadu, ‘Gender issues in industrial set up – A Study of industries in Coimbatore Districts, Tamil Nadu’, Rs.2,68,750/-.


Research Reports Received



1.                  Dr Sheila Rai, 6, Shivaji Nagar, Civil Lines-16, Jaipur-302004 (Rajasthan), ‘Caste, Party and Ticket Distribution in Rajasthan (1952 to Present): A Study’.


2.                  Dr Prakash C. Jain, Centre for West Asian & African Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi-110067, ‘Non-Resident Indian Entrepreneurs in the Gulf countries: A Case Study of the United Arab Emirates’.


3.                  Dr Vanita Tripathi, Department of Commerce, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007, ‘Company Fundamentals and Equity Returns in India’.


4.                  Dr Ravindra Sharma, ZB-2, Sah Vikas Apartment 68, IP Extention, Patparganj, Delhi-110092, ‘Chinese Politics and Ideology Since Tiananmen (1988-2002)’.


5.                  Dr Abha Chauhan, Department of Sociology, University of Jammu, Jammu, ‘Gender Implications of Interface between Personal and Customary Laws: The Meos of Mewat’.


6.                  Dr Bhagyalaxmi Mahapatra, Nabakrushna Choudhury Centre for Development Studies, Bhubaneswar-751003, ‘Ethnic Dance & Music of Western Orissa: An Anthropological Study Towards Promoting Eco-Tourism’.


7.                  Dr V C Govindraj, 213, Vaishali, Pitampura (Near TV Tower), Delhi-110088, ‘The Indian Conflict of Laws-Inter-Territorial and Inter-Personal’.


8.                  Dr Manoj Kumar Agarwal, Department of Economics, University of Lucknow, Lucknow (UP), ‘Comparative Analysis of Socio-Economic and Demographic Feature among the Tribes of Uttranchal: A Study of the Bhotia and Raji Tribes of Pithoragarh District’.


9.                  Dr N B Shukla, Reader in Physical Education, Faculty of Arts, BHU, Varanasi-221005 (UP), ‘Assessment of Bio-Cultural Status in Development of Tribal Children with Potentialities for sports: A Study of Sports Anthropology among the Tribal Girls of Ranchi’.


10.              Dr S Ushashree, Professor & Head, Department of Psychology, S V University, Tirupati-517502 (AP), ‘Stability and Change in Older Adult Perception of Social Support and Reciprocity: A Longitudinal Study’.


11.              Dr Anup Saikia, Department of Geography, Gauhati University, Guwahati-781014, ‘Myopic Overexploitation or Hobson’s Choice: Drivers of Forest Loss in North East India’.


12.              Prof. A Lanunungsang, Department of Sociology, Nagaland University, Headquarter Lumami, ‘Study of Cross Border Trade in North East India: A Sociological Investigation of the Flow of foreign Goods to Manipur and Nagaland States’.  



During the period under report the ICSSR provided financial assistance to the following Training Courses:


1.      A ten-day Research Methodology Course on  ‘Computer Applications in

Social Science Research’, organised by Professor Sailabala Debi, Centre for Multi-Disciplinary Development Research (CMDR), Plot No.82, Near Yelakki Shettar Colony, Lakamanahalli, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Nagar, Dharwad,

Rs. 96,200/-.


2.      A two-week refresher course on  ‘Macro Economics with special reference

to Indian Economic System’,  organised by Professor Anita Arya, Sardar Patel Institute of Economic & Social Research, Thaltej Road, Ahmedabad,  Rs.1,66,200/-.


3.      A ten-day Research Methodology course in ‘Development Studies with

special focus on North East India’, organised by  Professor Indranee Dutta, Director, O.K.D. Institute of Social Change and Development, VIP Road, Upper Hengrabari, Guwahati,  Rs.1,84,700/-


During the period under review, the following scholars availed Guidance and  

Consultancy Services in Data Processing


Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi


1.      Priyanka Mishra, London School of Economics, ‘Impact of Work Life conflict on various job outcomes’.

2.      Neetu Sethi Tyagi, Department of Home Science, University of Jammu, ‘Interaction of teacher and parents as a function of school performance of children’.

3.      Varsha Tayal, Department of Education, CCS University, Meerut, ‘Evolving a model of teacher evaluation by students of secondary level’.

4.      Amit Kumar, Department of Education, CCS University, Meerut, ‘Relationship between professional commitment of teachers and their job satisfaction’.

5.      Sanjay, Meerut College, CCS University, Meerut, ‘Muslim Chataro ki Aakanchaye aur Samasyaen (in Hindi)’.

6.      Shireesh Pal Singh, HNB Garhwal University, ‘Rashtriya Mulyo aur Manawadhikaro ke prati bhavi sewarat adhyapako ke abiwakti’.

7.      Jaya Kumar, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, ‘Role of Physical Environment in the design of spaces for primary school children’.


Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune


1.        P.R. Gate, Azad College, Ausa, ‘An Evaluation study of Shidhishwar Sahakari Bank Ltd.


2.        D.S. Shahapure, Nehru Institute of Social Sciences, TMV, Pune, ‘An Evaluation of the Implementation of Prime Ministers Rozgar Yojana in Maharashtra’.

3.        Shaikh Naseem Muzaffar, Ind Search Law College Road, Pune, ‘Impact of liberalisation on India’s Export Sector’.

4.        Sonam Mansukhani, Department of Sociology, University of Mumbai, ‘Informal Relationships in Formal Organisations: Relevance of informal relationships to decision making in a structured organisation’.




               Fellowship Awarded


Institutional Doctoral Fellowship


Dr Babasahib Ambedkar National Institute of Social Sciences, Mhow


  1. Narottam Bal, ‘Professionalisation and Women’s Employment (Study of ICT Professional Women)’.
  2. Bhavana Hammad, ‘Krishi Khetra Main Aadiwasi Balika Shramik’.


Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai.


  1. P.K.Annapoorani, ‘An Institutional Intervention of the Scavengers: A Study of the National Commission for Safai karmacharis’.
  2. P.Chandrasekaran, ‘The Economic Valuation of Health Impacts’.
  3. B.S.Sumanlatha, ‘Commodity Future Markets under the Globalisation Regime: A Case Study of Indian Scenario’ .

    4.    S.Vanathy, ‘Growing Urban Stress, Lack of Long Term policy Perspectives and Fragmented Institutions: The Study of Chennai urban and Peri urban Eco-systems’.


Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi


 1.        Justin Mathew ‘A City by the Waters: Port Economy and Urban life in the Twentieth Century Cochin’.

2.         Carmel Christy, ‘Sexuality, Gender, Caste and Media: A Study of the Post 1990s Kerala’.

3.         Para Ramesh Babu, ‘Education and Empowerment: A Study on Dalit’s in Andhra Pradesh’.

4.         Tarangini Sriraman, ‘Identification Documents, Legality and Perspectives on the Indian State’.


Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata


1.       Kallol Roy, ‘Of Travelling Gazes and Banality: Colonial/Postcolonial Travel Writing Photography Art and the Everday’.

2.  Susmita Ghosh, ‘Stylising Masculinity Anew: An Analysis of Hindi Cinema’.

           3.    Suryanandini Sinha, ‘The Brush and the Lens: Shared Spaces between Painting and Photography in India’.

4.      Sarani Khatua,Is Megacity a Challenge to Poverty Alleviation? A

Perspective on Lolkata Megacity: Civil Governance vs. Population Pressure’.


Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi


1.           Debajit Jha, ‘An Empirical Study of Endogenous Growth Theory in Indian Context’.

2.   Chakarverti, ‘An Anthropological Study Exploring the Contours of Hindu-Muslim Relations in Bhagwah Village of District Doda, Jammu and Kashmir’.   


Giri Institute of Development Studies, Lucknow


1.    Dushyant Tyagi, ‘Role of New Micro Finance in Women’s Empowerment and in Poverty Alleviation: A Case Study of Uttar Pradesh’.

2.    Anil Kumar Saini, ‘Adoption and Consequences of Organic Farming in Meerut District: A Sociological Study’.

3.    Bibi Ishrat  Jahan, ‘Health Insurance as a Method of Financing Health Care Delivery System in India’.


O K D Institute of Social Change and Development, Guwahati


1.      Khaleda Sultan Ahmed, ‘Understanding the Process of Assimilation in Assam: A Case Study of Char Area Women’.

2.      Bani Kachari, ‘Value Addition on Agriculture and Horticulture Products in the context of Livelihood Generation: Cases in North East India’.


Partial Assistance


1.   Madhavi Patidar, Department of Economics, Vikram University, Ujjain, ‘xzfe.k {ks=kksa esa vkfFkZdl'kfDrdj.k esa Lo lgk;rk lewgksa dh Ekwfedk: ,d v/;;u >kcqvk ftys dh efgykvksa ds fo'ks"k lnZHk esa”


  1. Vineeta Gupta, Department of Economics, C.C. Singh University, Meerut, ‘mrj izns'k esa 'kgjh xjhch mUewyu dk;Zdzeksa ds izHkko dk fo'ys"k.kkREd v/;;u: ftyk vyhx< ds fo'ks"k lnZHk esa”


  1. Y. Cheithou Charles, Department of Sociology, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, ‘Indigenous Religion of the Chothe of Manipur: A Sociological Study’.


4    Aparna Tripathi, Department of Social Work, M.G.Kashi Vidyapith,

     Varanasi,  efgyk Jfedksa dh eukslekftd leL;k;s ,oa mudk ikfjokfjd lek;kstuk”


  1. Purnima, Department of Sociology, M.G. Kashi Vidyapith, Varanasi,

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6.       A.M.A.U. Attanyake, Centre for English Studies, JNU, New Delhi,

‘Under Graduate English in Sri Lanka:  A Critical Study’.


7.       Pankaj Singh, Department of Humanities and Social Science, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, ‘Causes and Consequences of Burnout Among Information Technology Professionals’.


8.   Sanjay Jain, Department of Management, Pacific Institute of Management, Udaipur, ‘A Study of Promotional Mix Strategies in the Large Pharmaceutical Companies’.



Library and Documentation Services

Library Services


During the quarter, 1,250 research scholars visited the library.


Online / CD-ROM  Databases


During the quarter, 57 library members used the following online bibliographic/indexing and abstracting databases:


● EconLit

● ISID database

● International Political Science Abstracts

● J-Gate



● PsycINFO

● Social Service Abstracts

● Sociological Abstracts

● Social Science Citation Index

● Journal Citation Report



Library Membership


The library has at present 80 annual members.  During the quarter, 10 scholars took annual membership. Four scholars became borrowing members.


Automatic Circulation System


The circulation record shows that 85 books were issued/returned by the ICSSR staff.


Study Tour


Fifteen students of M L Isc from Karnataka University, Dharwad visited the library on 12 January 2008 in order to have the first hand experience of the technology used in the library.  They also observed the working of different units of the library and documentation centre. 


Acquisition of Books/Theses/Periodicals


The library acquired 327 documents that include books, theses, research project reports etc. During the quarter, eight theses were acquired. NASSDOC received 570 issues of periodicals through subscription/exchange/gratis. In addition, nineteen daily newspapers were regularly subscribed, were duly received and extensively used by the readers.


Bibliography on Demand/Literature Search Service


During the quarter, thirty short bibliographies on specific themes/topics were compiled and supplied to scholars on demand. In addition, 36 themes specific literature search were conducted on request from scholars and institutions.


Photocopying Service


As many as 32,744 pages of photocopies were supplied on request to scholars for their academic work and 41,306 photocopies were made for official use.


Study Grant Scheme


During the period under report 14 scholars availed this grant.


Serial Publications


Conference Alert (Q) No. 2 April -June 2008.


Training Workshops/Seminar


The following training workshops/seminar were organised by NASSDOC under its Continuing Education Programme.


  1. Training workshop on ‘Capacity Building in Information Resource

Management for Social Scientists’ at Giri Institute of Development Studies, Lucknow from 21 to 23 February 2008.

  1. Training workshop on ‘Designing Institutional Digital Repository (IDR)

on Social Sciences’ at University of Kalyani, Kalyani from 11 to 14 March 2008.

  1. National seminar on ‘Social Science Information and Development: Role of Libraries and Information Centres in India’ at Nabakrushna Choudhury Centre for Development Studies, Bhubaneswar on 24 Feb 2008.
  2. ‘E-Resources and Bibliographical Citations’ at University of Delhi on 7 March 2008.
  3. ‘Library Automation, Networking and Digitisation’ at Sambalpur University, Burla, Orissa from 26 to 28 February 2008.




Dr P R Goswami, Director, NASSDOC attended the IFLA Presidential Meeting and Conference from 22 to 23 February 2008 at the Foreign Office, Berlin. A three-day visit to prominent German libraries was also organised for the visiting team of 21 senior library professionals from Asian countries.


Dissertations Acquired





1.      Barthla, Seema. Trade liberalisation and Indian agriculture              price and cropping pattern changes at the regional level.           Jawaharlal Nehru Unikversity. 2006.


2.      Avadhanam, Pawan Kumar. Performance of public sector           enterprises in stock marked in India from 1993-94 to 2004-05.            University of Hyderabad. 2006.


3.      Dennis Raja Kumar, J. Financing patterns and investment: A study of the private corporate sector in India. Jawaharlal Nehru University. 2003.


4.      Shaheen, P. Fiscal devolution and revenue mobilization: A study                    of gram panchayat finances in Kerala.  Jawaharlal Nehru                    University. 2003.




5.      Singh, Arvinder. Industrial transition in an agricultural surplus       region. A study of Punjab. Jawaharlal Nehru University. 1999.


6.      Suresh Babu, M. Competition, barriers to entry and productivity          growth in Indian manufacturing. Jawaharlal Nehru University. 2001.


7.      Kabir, M. Growth of service sector in Kerala : Comparative study   of Travancore and Malabar, 1901-1951. University of Kerala. 2002.


Political Science


8.      Patra, Karuna Kar. The concept of representation in contemporary political theory. University of Delhi.  2006.



Short Bibliographies Compiled



1.         Appreciation of Indian Rupee and Its Impact on Current Accounts  Since 2003.

2.         Boundary Dispute in South Asia: A Study of India and Its 


3.         Consumer Behavior: Electronic Media and Youth.

4.              Development of Education of Muslim Women in Uttar Pradesh Since  


5.                  Displacement and Rehabilitation.

6.         Environmental Movements in India.

7.         Identification of Training Gap in Indian B.P.O Industry.

8.         Impact of Drug Abuse on Mental Health, Self Esteem and Adjustment Among Adolescents.

9.         Impact of Micro Finance on Economic and Social Empowerment of Rural 

           Women: A Case Study of Selected Self-Help Groups in Anantapur District.

10.       Impact of School / Educational / Organizational Climate on Teacher’s Stress and Their Stress Management / Coping Style.

11.       Impact of Training on Development of Leadership Qualities in High School Children.

12.       Jari and Chikon Industry

13.      Marketing of Financial Services in India.

14.      Marketing Management of Health Tourism in Kerela.

15.       National Rural Health Mission

16.       New Social Movements.

17.      The Perception of Students, Teachers and Pupil Teachers About Good   Teachers at Elementary Education Level.

18.       Performance of Private Sector Mutual Funds Since Liberalization.

19.       Problems of the Tribal Women Labourer’s in Tribal Area.

20.       The Role of Rural Development Programmes in Women Socio-Economic Development.

21.      The Role of Sonia Gandhi in Indian Politics.                                        

22.       Social Justice and Human Rights.

23.      Students Understanding in Fraction with Application Ability at Primary Level Class V.


24.       A study of Academic and Infrastructural input, Learner Characteristics, Achievement and Placement of Scheduled Caste Students of Residential School.

25.       A Study of Car Finance Provided by Selected Commercial Banks in Madurai District, Tamil Nadu.

26.      Constitutional Awareness Among M.Ed. Teachers Trainee.                 

27.     A Study on Students Perception on School Infrastructural Facilities and  Qualities of a Teacher at Elementary Level

28.     A Study on Working of Employee’s State Insurance Scheme in Tamil Nadu.

29.       Tourism.

30.       Women in Higher Education, Administrative Post.


Books Purchased


1.   Adato, Michelle Ed. Agricultural research, livelihoods and poverty: studies of economic and social impacts in six countries. --New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2007


2.   Addison, John T. and Blaug, Mark. Recent developments in labor economics. -Cheltenham: Elgar Reference Collection, 2007. 3 Vols.


3.    Aggarwal, Aradhna. Anti-dumping agreement and developing countries: an

       introduction . – New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2007


4.         Aggarwal, S.K. Urbanization, urban development and metropolitan cities in India. --New    Delhi: Concept Publishing, 2007


5.         Ahmad, Aijaz. In theory: nations, classes, literatures. --London: Verso, 2008


6.         Aitken, Stuart. Ed. Approaches to human geography. --London: Sage Publications, 2006


7.         Alternative Survey Group. Alternative economic survey, India 2006-07: pampering corporates , pauperzing masses. --Delhi: Daanish Books, 2007


8.         Alternative Survey Group. Alternative economic survey, India 2004-05: disequalising growth . --Delhi: Daanish Books, 2005


9.         Alternative Survey Group. Magnifying mal-development: Alternative Economic Survey, India . –Noida: Rainbow Publishers, 2004


10.       Amit, Vered. Ed. Claiming individuality: the cultural politics of distinction. --London: Pluto Press, 2006


11.       Anderson, Perry. Spectrum. --London: Verso, 2007


12.       Arestis, Philip. Ed. Economic growth: new directions in theory and policy. --Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2007


13.       Arun, C. Joe. Constructing dalit identity. –Jaipur: Rawat Publications, 2007


14.       Arvind Kumar. Penguin English-Hindi/Hindi-English thesaurus and dictionary. --New Delhi: Penguin Books, 2007. 3 Vols.


15.       Bagchi, Amiya Kumar. Ed. Capture and exclude: developing economies and the poor in global finance. --New Delhi: Tulika Books, 2007


16.       Ballve, Teo. Ed. Dispatches from Latin America: experiments against neoliberalism . --New Delhi: Leftword Books, 2006


17.       Bandyopadhyaya, Jayantanuja. Class and religion in ancient India. --London: Anthem Press, 2007


18.       Banerjee, Abhijit Vinayak. Ed. Understanding poverty.--New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2006


19.       Banik, Dan. Starvation and India's democracy. –London: Routledge, 2007


20.       Barbaree, Howard E. Ed. Juvenile sex offender. –New York: Guilford Press, 2006


21.       Bardhan, Pranab. Ed. Globalization and egalitarian redistribution. --New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 2006


22.       Barrow, Robin. Ed. Academic ethics. –Hampshire: Ashgate Publishing, 2006


23.       Basu, Kaushik. Welfare law and globalisation. –New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2007


24.       Baviskar, Amita. Ed. Waterscapes: the cultural politics of a natural resource. --Ranikhet: Permanent Black, 2007


25.       Baxi, Upendra. Human rights in a posthuman world: critical essays. --New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2007


26.       Bebarta, Kailash Chandra. Forest planning at landscape level: a case study of working plan revision in Chhattisgarh. --New Delhi: Concept Publishing, 2007


27.       Behar, Amitabh. Ed. Citizen's report on governance and development 2007. --Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2007


28.       Behera, Deepak Kumar. Contemporary society: tribal studies. --New Delhi: Concept Publishing, 2005


29.       Betts, Richard K. Enemies of intelligence: Knowledge and power in American National Security. –New York: Columbia University Press, 2007


30.       Bhargava, Rajeev. Individualism in social science: forms and limits of a methodology. --New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2008


31.       Bhasin, Anuradha. India rural infrastructure report. --New Delhi: Sage Publications, 2007


32.       Bhatia, Manjeet. Ed. Gender concerns in South Asia: some perspectives. --Jaipur: Rawat Publications, 2008


33.       Bhattacharya, Ajoy Kumar. Ed. Forestry for the next decade: managing thrust areas. --New Delhi: Concept Publishing, 2007. 2 Vols.


34.       Bianchi, Patrizio. Ed. International handbook on industrial policy. --Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2006


35.       Bimal Prasad. Ed.  Jayaprakash Narayan: selected works.--New Delhi: Manohar Publishers, 2007


36.       Biswas, Prasenjit. Ethnic life-worlds in North-East India: an analysis. --Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2008


37.       Blakeley, Georgina. Ed. Impact of feminism on political concepts and debates. --New York: Manchester University Press, 2007


38.       Bleischwitz, Raimund. Ed. Corporate governance of sustainability: a co-evolutionary view on resource management. --Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2007


39.       Bloomquist, Michael L. Skills training for children with behavior problems: a parent and practitioner guidebook. --New York: Guilford Press, 2006


40.       Books in print: 2007-2008--New Jersey: R.R. Bowker, 2007. 7 Vols.


41.       Blum, William. Rogue state: a guide to the world's only superpower. --London: Zed Books, 2006


42.       Boix, Carles. Ed. Oxford handbook of comparative politics. --New York: Oxford University Press, 2007


43.       Boltanski, Luc. New spirit of capitalism. --London: Verso Press, 2007


44.       Bose, A.B. Social security for the old: myth and reality --New Delhi: Concept Publishing, 2006


45.       Bozyk, Pawel. Globalization and the transformation of foreign economic policy. - Hampshire: Ashgate Publishing, 2006


46.       Brenner, Johanna. Women and the politics of class. --Delhi: Aakar Books, 2006


47.       Bricmont, Jean. Humanitarian imperialism: using human rights to sell war. --Delhi: Aakar Books, 2007


48.       Cederlof, Gunnel. Ed. Ecological nationalisms: nature, livelihoods and identities in South Asia. –Delhi: Permanent Black, 2005


49.       Chan, Lois Mai. Library of Congress subject headings: principles and application. --New Delhi: Ess Ess Publications, 2007



50.       Chandler, David. Empire in denial: the politics of state-building. --London: Pluto Press, 2006


51.       Chari, Chandra. Ed. War peace and hegemony in a globalized world: the changing balance of power in the twenty first century. --London: Routledge, 2008


52.       Chaudhury, Sukant K. Indian tribes and the mainstream. --Jaipur: Rawat Publications, 2008


53.       Chopra, Radhika. Ed. Reframing masculinities: narrating the supportive practices of men. --Hyderabad: Orient Longman, 2006


54.       Cirincione, Joseph. Bomb scare: the history and future of nuclear weapons. --New York: Columbia University Press, 2007


55.       Coch, Donna. Ed. Human behavior learning and the developing brain: a typical development. --New York: Guilford Press, 2007


56.       Cockburn, Cynthia. From where we stand: war, women's activism and feminist analysis. --London: Zed Books, 2007


57.       Crane, Andrew. Ed. Corporate social responsibility. --Los Angeles: Sage Publications,  2007. 3 Vols.


58.       Dalgaard-Nielsen, Anja. Ed. Transatlantic homeland security: protecting society in the age of catastrophic terrorism. --London: Routledge, 2006


59.       Dallago, Bruno, Ed. Corporate restructuring and governance in transition economies. --Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007


60.       Dasgupta, Prosenjit. After Elwin: encounters with tribal life in Central India. --New Delhi: Chronicle Books, 2007


61.       Dasgupta, Samir, Ed. Globalization and after. –New Delhi: Sage Publications, 2006


62.       Dasgupta. Sanjukta. Ed. Indian family in transition: reading literary and cultural texts. --New Delhi: Sage publications, 2007


63.       Dattilio, Frank M. Ed. Cognitive behavioral strategies in crisis intervention. --New York: Guilford Press, 2007


64.       Davies, Maire Messenger. Practical research methods for media and cultural studies: making people count . --Jaipur: Rawat Publications, 2006


65.       Deb, Bimal J. Ed. Changing agricultural scenario in North-East India. --New Delhi: Concept Publishing, 2006


66.       De Blij, H.J. Geography: realms, regions and concepts. --Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2008


67.       De Lombaerde, Philippe. Ed. Assessment and measurement of regional integration. --London: Routledge, 2006


68.       De Sousa Santos, Boaventura. Another production is possible: beyond the capitalist canon. --London: Verso, 2006


69.       De Sousa Santos, Boaventura. Rise of the global left. --London: Zed Books, 2006


70.       Deshpande, Ashwini. Globalization and development: a handbook of new perspectives. --New Delhi: Oxford university press, 2008


71.       Devika, J. En-gendering individuals: the language of re-forming in twentieth century Keralam. –Hyderabad: Orient Longman, 2007


72.       Dicther, Thomas. Ed. What's wrong with microfinance?.--London: Practical Action Publishing, 2007


73.       Dolan, Simon L. Fundamentals of international organizational behavior. --New Delhi: Sara Books, 2008


74.       Dominelli, Lena. Ed. Revitalising communities in a globalising world. --Hampshire: Ashgate Publishing, 2007


75.       Dube, Saurabh. Ed. Historical Anthropology. --New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2007


76.       Dunn, Bill. Ed. 100 years of permanent revolution: results and prospects. --London: Pluto Press, 2006


77.       Duran, Lydia Alpizar. Ed. Building feminist movements and organizations: global perspectives. --London: Zed Books, 2007


78.       Dusenbery, Verne A. Sikhs at large: religion, culture and politics in global perspective. --New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2008


79.       Eagleton, Terry. Ideology: an introduction. –London: Verso, 2007


80.       Eisen, Andrew R. Ed. Treating childhood behavioral and emotional problems: a step-by-step evidence-based approach. --New York: Guilford Press, 2008


81.       Evenson, Robert. Ed. Handbook of agricultural economics. --Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2007


82.       Eysenck, Michael W. Ed. Fundamentals of cognition --Hove: Psychology Press, 2006


83.       Falk, Richard. Ed. Human rights: critical concepts in political Science. --London: Routledge, 2008. 5 Vols.


84.       Fatima, Tanzeem. Ed. Marriage contract in Islam. –New Delhi: Deep & Deep Publications, 2007


85.       Fernandes, Leela. India's new middle class: democratic politics in an era of economic reform. --New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2006


86.       Fingleton, Bernard. Ed. New directions in economic geography. --Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2007


87.       Fink, Bruce. Fundamentals of psychoanalytic technique: a lacanian approach for practitioners. --New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2007


88.       First, Michael B. Clinical guide to the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders --Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons., 2006


89.       Fitzgerald, Michael. Ed. Handbook of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. --West Sussex: John Wiley & Sons, 2007


90.       Fleisher, Belton M. Ed. Market development in China: spillovers growth and inequality. --Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2007


91.       Flint, Colin. Introduction to geopolitics. –London: Routledge, 2006


92.       Fox, Renee C. Ed. After Parsons: a theory of social action for the twenty-first century. --New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 2005


93.       Frank, Ellen. Ed. Treating bipolar disorder: a clinician's guide to interpersonal and social rhythm therapy. --New York: Guilford Press, 2005


94.       Froerer, Peggy. Religious division and social conflict: the emergence of Hindu Nationalism in rural India. --New Delhi: Social Science Press, 2007


95.       Gangoli, Geetanjali. Indian feminisms: law patriarchies and violence in India. --Hampshire: Ashgate Publishing, 2007


96.       Ghosh, Abhik. World of the Oraon: their symbols in time and space. --New Delhi: Manohar Publishers, 2006


97.       Ghosh, Anindita. Ed. Behind the veil: resistance, women and the everyday in colonial South Asia. --Ranikhet: Permanent Black, 2007


98.       Gills, Barry K. Ed. Global politics of globalization: "empire" vs "Cosmopolis" . --London: Routledge, 2008

99.       Gitierrez, Mates. Climatic geomorphology. --Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2005


100.     Goddard, C. Roe. Ed. International political economy: state-market relations in a changing global order. –New Delhi: Viva Books, 2005


101.     Goldstein, Sam. Ed. Handbook of neurodevelopmental and genetic disorders in adults. --New York: Guilford Press, 2005


102.     Gooptu, Suparna. Cornelia Sorabji: India's pioneer woman lawyer. --New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2006


103.     Goswami, Sambodh. Female infanticide and child marriage. --Jaipur: Rawart Publications, 2007


104.     Gough, Ian. Ed. Well-being in developing countries: from theory to research. --New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007


105.     Gready, Paul and Ensor, Jonathon. Reinventing development? translating rights-based approaches form theory into practice. --London: Zedbooks, 2005


106.     Greene, Ross W. Treating explosive kids: the collaborative problem-solving approach. --New York: Guilford Press, 2006


107.     Grewal, J.S. Sikh ideology polity and social order: from Guru Nanak to Maharaja Ranjit Singh. --New Delhi: Manohar Publisher, 2007


108.     Grewal, P.M.S. Bhagat Singh: liberation's blazing star. --New Delhi: Leftword Books, 2007


109.     Guevara, Aleida. Chavez, Venezuela and the new Latin America: an interview with Hugo Chavez –New Delhi: Leftword Bookd, 2005


110.     Guha, Ramachandra. How much should a person consume? thinking through the environment. --Delhi: Permanent Black, 2006


111.     Gupta, Amit. Ed. Strategic stability in Asia . --Hampshire: Ashgate Publishing, 2008


112      Habib, S.Irfan. To make the deaf hear: ideology and programme of Bhagat Singh and his comrades --Gurgaon: Three Essays Collective, 2007


113.     Hall, C. Michael. Geography of tourism and recreation: environment, place and space --London: Routledge, 2006


114.     Hall, Tim. Urban geography --London: Routledge, 2006


115.     Hamilton, Malcolm Ed. Sociology of religion: critical concepts in Sociology --London: Routledge, 2007. 5 Vols.


116.     Hammen, Constance. Depression --Hove: Psychology Press, 2008


117.     Handy, Femida. Grass-roots NGOs by women for women: the driving force of development in India --New Delhi : Sage Publications, 2006


118.     Hardy, Kenneth V. Teens who hurt: clinical interventions to break the cycle of adolescent violence –New York: Guilford Press, 2005


119.     Harriss-White, Barbara.  Rural commercial capital: agricultural markets in West Bengal --New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2008


120.     Harriss-White, Barbara Ed. Trade liberalization and India's informal economy --New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2007


121.     Hasan, Zoya Ed. Democracy in Muslim societies: the Asian experience  --Los Angeles: Sage  Publications, 2007


122.     Herath, Gamini Ed.  Child labour in South Asia --Hampshire: Ashagate Publishing, 2007


123.     Hilal, Jamil Ed. Where now for Palestine? the demise of the two-state solution. --London: Zed books,  2007


124.     Hinnellis, John R Ed. Religious reconstruction in the South Asian diasporas: from one generation to another.--Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007


125.     Hoff, Erika. Ed. Blackwell handbook of language development. --Malden: Blackwell Publishing, 2007


126.     Hooja, Rakesh. Ed. Water management: multiple dimensions. --Jaipur: Rawat publications, 2007


127.     Hurd, Ian. After anarchy: legitimacy and power in the United Nations Security Council -- New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2007


128.     Inda, Jonathan Xavier. Ed. Anthropology of globalization: a reader. --Malden: Blackwell Publishing, 2008


129.     International Who's Who: 2008. --London: Routledge, 2007


130.     Ishay, Micheline R. Ed. Human rights reader: major political essays speeches and documents from ancient times to the present. --New York: Routledge, 2007


131.     Ismail, Salwa. Rethinking Islamist politics: culture the state and Islamism. --London: I.B. Tauris, 2006


132.     Iyer, Ramaswamy R. Towards water wisdom: limits, justice, harmony. --Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2007


133.     Jain, Prakash C. Indian diaspora in West Asia: a reader. --New Delhi: Manohar publisher, 2007


134.     James, Petras. Empire with imperialism: the globalizing dynamics of neoliberal capitalism. --London: Zed Books, 2007


135.     Jennex, Murray E. Knowledge management: concepts methodologies tools and applications. --Hershey: Information Science Reference, 2008. 6 Vols.


136.     Jeong, Ho-Won. Peacebuilding in postconflict societies: strategy and process. --New Delhi: Viva Books, 2006


137.     Jolly, Surjeet Kaur. Gandhi ek adhyayan: reading Gandhi. --New Delhi: Concept Publishing, 2007


138.     Kalra, Prem. Ed. India infrastructure report 2007: rural infrastructure. --New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2007


139.     Kamble, Baby. Prisons we broke. --Hyderabad: Orient Longman, 2008


140.     Kang, David C. China rising: peace, power and order in East Asia. --New York: Columbia University Press, 2007


141.     Kawata, Junichi. Ed. Comparing political corruption and clientelism. --Hampshire: Ashgate Publishing, 2006


142.     Kfoury, Assag. Ed. Inside Lebanon: journey to a shattered land with Noam and Carol Chomsky. --Delhi: Aakar Books, 2007


143.     Kidambi, Prashant. Making of an Indian metropolis: colonial governance and public culture in Bombay, 1890-1920. --Hampshire: Ashgate Publishing, 2007


144.     Kirsch, Max. Ed. Inclusion and exclusion in the global arena. --New York: Routledge, 2006


145.     Kitayama, Shinobu. Ed. Handbook of cultural psychology. --New York: Guilford Press, 2007


146.     Koves, Margit. Ed. Resistible rise: a fascism reader. --New Delhi: Leftword Books, 2005


147.     Kraly, F. Scott. Brain science and psychological disorders: therapy, psychotropic drugs and the brain. --New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2006


148.     Laclau, Ernesto. On populist reason. --London: Verso, 2005


149.     Laungani, Pittu D. Understanding cross-cultural psychology: eastern and western perspectives. --Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2007


150.     Lawoti, Mahendra. Ed. Contentious politics and democratization in Nepal. --Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2007


151.     Leonard, Karen Isaksen. Locating home: India's Hyderabadis abroad. --New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2007


152.     Lippe, Tanja Van der. Ed. Competing claims in work and family life. --Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2007


153.     Lopes, Maria De Jesus Dos Mart. Tradition and modernity in eighteenth-century Goa (1750-1800). --New Delhi: Manohar Publishers, 2006


154.     Martin, Ronold L. Ed. Economic geography: critical concepts in the social sciences. --London: Routledge, 2008. 5 Vols.


155.     Kaldor, Mary. Ed. Oil wars. --London: Pluto Press, 2007


156.     Mayaram, Shail. Ed. Muslims, dalits and the fabrications of histoy. --Ranikhet: Permanent Black, 2005


157.     McGillivary, Mark. Ed. Understanding human well-being. --Tokyo: United Nation University Press, 2006


158.     Mazumdar, Ranjani. Bombay cinema: an archive of the city. --Ranikhet: Permanent Black, 2007


159.     Menon, Ajit. Community-based natural resource management: issues and cases from South Asia. --Los Angeles: Sage publications, 2007


160.     Mercuro, Nicholas. Ed. Law and economics; critical concepts in law. --New York: Routledge, 2007. 5 Vols.


161.     Meszaros, Istvan. Marx's theory of alienation. –Delhi: Aakar Books, 2006


162.     Mibang, Tamo and Behera, M.C. Marriage in tribal societies: cultural dynamics and social realities. --New Delhi: Bookwell publishing, 2007


163.     Milligan, Christine and Conradson, David. Ed. Landscapes of voluntarism: new spaces of          health, welfare and governance. --Bristol: policy press, 2006


164.     Mishra, Anil Dutta. Inspiring thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi: Gandhi in daily life. --New Delhi: Concept Publishing, 2008


165.     Misra, Girishwar. Psychology and societal development: paradigmatic and social concerns. --New Delhi: Concept Publishing, 2006


166.     Misra, Girishwar. Ed. Psychological theory and teaching profession: selected essays by Prof. L. B. Tripathi. --New Delhi: Concept Publishing, 2006


167.     Misra, R.P. Geography of health: a treatis on geography of life and death in India. --New Delhi: Concept Publishing, 2007


168.     Mitra, Ashok. Prattler's tale: Bengal Marxism governance. --Kolkata: Samya, 2007


169.     Mittal, Sushil. Ed. Studying hinduism: key concepts and methods. --London: Routledge, 2008


170.     Mody, Ashoka. Foreign direct investment and the world economy. --London: Routledge, 2007


171.     Mohamed, Malik. Foundations of the composite culture in India. --Delhi: Aakar Books, 2007


172.     Mooney, Gerry and Law, Alex. Ed. New labour/hard labour? restructuring and resistance inside the welfare industry. --Bristol: Policy Press, 2007


173.     Mukherji, Rahul. India's economic transition: the politics of reforms. --New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2007


174.     Nag, Prithvish. Geographical information system: concepts and business opportunities. --New Delhi: Concept Publishing, 2007


175.     Nagar, Dinesh. Environmental psychology. --New Delhi: Concept Publishing, 2006


176.     Nair, Geeta S. Revisiting globalization through the gender lens. --New Delhi: Serials Publications, 2008


177.     Nair, Janaki. Promise of the metropolis: Bangalore's twentieth century. --New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2005


178.     Nanda, Meera. Wrongs of the religious right: reflections on science, secularism and hindutva. --Gurgaon: Three Essays Collective, 2005


179.     Narayana, N.S.S. Ed. Political economy of trade finance and development: selected essays of T.N. Srinivasan.. --New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2007


180.     Nayar, Baldev Raj. Ed. Globalization and politics in India. --New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2007


181.     Nemching, Grace Don. Marriage family and kinship among the Paite tribe of Manipur. --New Delhi: Concept Publishing, 2008


182.     OECD. OECD economic surveys: India:2007--New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2007


183.     Oommen, T.K. Knowledge and society: situating sociology and social anthropology. --New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2007


184.     Orsini, Francesca. Ed. Love in South Asia: a cultural history. --New Delhi: Cambridge University Press, 2007


185.     Palackal, Antony. Ed. Information society and development: the Kerala experience. --Jaipur: Rawat Publications, 2007


186.     Pandey, Nishchal N. India's North-Eastern region: insurgency economic development and linkages with South-East Asia. --New Delhi: Manohar Publishers, 2008


187.     Pandey, Sushma. Psychological consequences of child abuse. --New Delhi: Concept Publishing, 2007


188.     Pandey, Upasana. Uttar-adhuniktavaad aur Gandhi . --Jaipur: Rawat Publications, 2007


189.     Parashar, Archana. Ed. Redefining family law in India: essays in honour of B. Sivaramayya.  --London: Routlege, 2008


190.     Parikh, Kirit S. Ed. Explaining growth in South Asia. --New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2006


191.     Parveen, Shahnaz. Changing face and challenges of urbanization: a case study of Uttar Pradesh. --New Delhi: Concept Publishing, 2005


192.     Patel, Reena. Hindu women's property rights in rural India: law labour and culture in action. --Hampshire: Ashgate Publishing, 2007


193.     Patel, Tulsi. Ed. Sex-selective abortion in India: gender, society and new reproductive technologies. –New Delhi: Sage Publications, 2007


194.     Payne, Malcolm. What is professional social work?. --Jaipur: Rawat Publications, 2006


195.     Phadke, D.N. Geographical information systems (GIS) in library and information services.  --New Delhi: Concept Publishing, 2006


196.     Phelan, Craig. Ed. Future of organised labour: global perspectives. --Bern: Peter Lang, 2006


197.     Pijl, Kees van der. Global rivalries: from the cold war to Iraq. --New Delhi: Vistaar Publications, 2006


198.     Porter, Elisabeth. Peacebuilding: women in international perspective. --London: Routledge, 2007


199.     Pradhan, Basanta K. Social accounting matrix for India: concepts, construction and applications. --New Delhi: Sage Publications, 2006


200.     Prakasam, C.P. Ed. Population and environment linkages. --Jaipur: Rawat Publications, 2007


201.     Puri, Balraj. Kashmir: insurgency and after. --Hyderabad: Orient Longman, 2008


202.     Pushpam Kumar. Ed. Ecology and human well-being. –Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2007


203.     Raby, D.L. Democracy and revolution: Latin America and socialism today --London: Pluto Press, 2006


204.     Radhakrishna, R. Ed. India development report: 2008. --New Delhi: Oxfrod University Press, 2008


205.     Rajamanickam, M. Ed. Psychological perspective of HIV & AIDS. --New Delhi: Concept Publishing, 2006


206.     Rasure, K.A. Environment and sustainable development. --New Delhi: Serials publications, 2007. 3 Vols.


207.     Ravichandran, M. Environmental management: issues in potable water in rural Tamil Nadu. --New Delhi: Concept Publishing, 2007


208.     Ravirajan, S. Modernizing nature: forestry and imperial eco-development 1800-1950. –Hyderabad: Orient Longman, 2006


209.     Riley, Robin L. Ed. Interrogating imperialism conversations on gender, race and war. --New York: Palgrave, 2006


210.     Rogers, Paul. War too far: Iraq, Iran and the new American century. --London: Pluto Press, 2006


211.     Roy, Ananya. Calcutta requiem: gender and politics of poverty. --Delhi: Pearson, 2008


212.     Roy, Sara. Failing peace: Gaza and Palestinian-Israeli conflict. --London: Pluto Press, 2007


213.     Rudolph, Lloyd I. Explaining Indian democracy: a fifty-year perspective, 1956-2006: the realm of ideas: inquiry and theory. --New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2008


214.     Rudolph, Lloyd I. Explaining Indian democracy: a fifty-year perspective, 1956-2006: the realm of the public sphere: identity and policy. --New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2008


215.     Rudolph, Lloyd I. Explaining Indian democracy: a fifty-year perspective, 1956-2006: the realm of institutions: state formation and institution. --New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2008


216.     Rudolph, Lloyd I. Postmodern Gandhi and other essays: Gandhi in the world and at home.     --New Delhi: Oxford University Pres, 2006


217.     Saberwal, Satish. Ed. Assertive religious identities: India and Europe. --New Delhi: Manohar Publishers, 2006


218.     Sahoo, Ajaya Kumar. Ed. Sociology of diaspora: a reader. --Jaipur: Rawat Publications, 2007. 2 Vols.


219.     Samarasinghe, Vidyamali. Female sex trafficking in Asia: the resilience of patriarchy in a changing world. --New York: Routledge, 2008


220.     Sauvain-Dugerdil, Claudine. Ed. Human clocks: the bio-cultural meanings of age. --Bern: Peter Lang, 2006


221.     Saxena, D.P. Sociology of aging --New Delhi: Concept Publishing, 2006


222.     Segal, Daniel L. Personality disorders and older adults: diagnosis, assessment and treatment . --Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, 2006


223.     Seidman, Steven. Ed. Handbook of the new sexuality studies. --London: Routledge, 2006


224.     Sharma, Arvind. Fundamentalism and women in world religions. --New York: T & T Clark, 2007


225.     Sharma, K.L. Indian social structure and change. --Jaipur: Rawat publications, 2007


226.     Sharma, K.L. Studies in gerontology: intergenerational perspectives. --Jaipur: Rawat Publications, 2007


227.     Sharma, Manoranjan. Ed. India's transforming financial sector. --New Delhi: Atlantic Publishers, 2007

228.     Shresta, Ava Darshan. Ed. Impact of armed conflicts on women in South Asia. --New Delhi: Manohar Publishers, 2007


229.     Singh, Lal Bahadur. Scourge of unemployment in India and psychological health. --New Delhi: Concept Publishing, 2006


230.     Sivaraman, Mythily. Fragments of a life: a family archive. --New Delhi: Zubaan, 2006


231.     Small, Kenneth A. Economics of urban transportation . --London: Routledge, 2007


232.     Staples, James. Peculiar people, amazing lives: Leprosy, social exclusion and community making in South India. --Hyderabad: Orient Longman, 2007


233.     Stiglitz, Joseph E. Stability with growth: macreconomics, liberalization and development. --New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2006


234.     Streefkerk, Hein. Tools and ideas: the beginnings of local industrialization in South Gujarat, 1970-2000. --New Delhi: Manohar Publishers, 2006


235.     Subramanian, K.S. Political violence and the police in India. --Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2007


236.     Subramanian, K.S. Ed. Women's livelihood rights: recasting citizenship for development. --Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2007


237.     Susanne, Soederberg. Global governance in question: empire, class the new common sense in managing North -south relations. --London: Pluto Press, 2006


238.     Swain, Ashok. Globalization and challenges to building peace. --London: Anthem Press, 2007


239.     Tendulkar, Suresh D. Understanding reforms: post 1991 India --New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2007


240.     Thakur, Baleshwar, City society and planning: essays in honour of Professor A.K. Dutt. --New Delhi: Concept Publishing, 2007. 3 Vols.


241.     Thorat, Sukhadeo. Ed. Ambedkar in retrospect: essays on economics, politics and society. --Jaipur: Rawat Publications, 2007


242.     Thorat, Sukhadeo. Ed. B. R. Ambedkar perspectives on social exclusion and inclusive policies. --New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2008


243.     Thorat, Sukhadeo. Ed. In search of inclusive policy: addressing graded inequality. --Jaipur: Rawat Publications, 2008


244.     Tigar, Michael E. Law and the rise of capitalism. --Delhi: Aakar Books, 2005


245.     Tismaneanu, Vladimir. Ed. World order after Leninism. --London: University of Washington Press, 2006


246.     Tonkiss, Fran. Contemporary economic sociology: globalisation, production, inequality. –London: Routledge, 2006


247.     United Nations Population Fund. State of world population 2007: unleashing the potential of urban growth. --New York: UNPF, 2007


248.     Vijay Prashad. Darker nations: a biography of the short-lived third world. --New Delhi: Leftword Books, 2007


249.     Vijayasree, C. Ed. Nation in imagination: essays on nationalism, sub-nationalisms and narration. --Hyderabad: Orient Longman, 2007


250.     Vilarroya, Oscar. Social brain matters: stances on the Neurobiology of social cognition. --Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2007


251.     Visvanathan, Susan. Friendship, interiority and mysticism: essays in dialogue. --Hyderabad: Orient Longman, 2007


252.     Vyas, Bhaskar. Ed. Experiments with truth and non-violence: the Dalai Lama in exile from Tibet. --New Delhi: Concept Publishing, 2007


253.     Watts, Ruth. Women in science: a social and cultural history. --London: Routledge, 2007


254.     Webster, Jonh C.B. Social history of christanity: north-west India since 1800 --New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2007


255.     Welfens, Paul J.J. Innovations in macroeconomics. --Berlin: Springer, 2007


256.     Wieringa, Saskia E. Ed. Women's sexualities and masculinities in a globalizing Asia. --New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007


257.     Wilpert, Gregory. Changing Venezuela by taking power: the history and policies of the Chavez government. --London: Verso, 2007


258.     Wood, Ellen Meiksins. Democracy against capitalism: renewing historical materialism. --New Delhi: Cambridge University Press, 2007


259.     Woods, Alan. Venezuelan revolution a marxist perspective. --Delhi: Aakar Books, 2006


260.     Woolfolk, Robert L. Treating somatization: a cognitive-behavioral approach. --New York: Guilford Press, 2007






















Book Review



State Level Public Enterprises in Sikkim Policy and Planning


The study on State Level Public Enterprises in Sikkim by RK Sharma & J. Kiranmai takes a close view of the working of twenty two State Level Public Enterprises (SLPEs) in Sikkim with an investment of Rs.726,06 crores as on March 21, 2004.  Most of these SLPs have been organized as Govt. Companies.  Manufacturing enterprises are the largest group among the SLPEs followed by trade and service, utility welfare and promotional enterprises.  Half of the SLPEs are operating in a competitive market while the rest in a non–competitive environment.  Though the number of manufacturing enterprises is the largest, utility SLPEs claim 85% of the total investment.  The financial performance of the SLPEs is poor in that most of them are in red and has accumulated significant loses leading to capital erosion. 

The overall findings of the study are: the social purpose of SLPEs is very low; departmental enterprises have claimed a major chunk of investment; their wage cost is very high; there are hardly any R&D facilities in the enterprises; the investments in the SLPEs cost the state government heavily, to the tune of Rs.190.52 crores in 2003-04; strengths of the SLPEs are far less than their weaknesses; and most of the enterprises have not formulated any performance improvement plans.  

The Government of Sikkim has attempted to restructure the SLPEs and laid down the policy guideline for their disinvestment/privatization.  It has proposed to privatise/disinvest all non-strategic SLEPs taking into consideration the criteria to ascertain whether or not an enterprise is strategic in nature.  Examining the restructuring model adopted by the Government of Sikkim, the study has found that there is a vast scope for policy and managerial reforms for the SLPEs that would be retained as public enterprises in the medium and long term. 

The study has suggested that for effective restructuring for privatisation, disinvestment and retention, apart from political commitment, some legal accounting and financial requirements have to be met.


Having examined the working of the SLPEs in depth, the study has recommended a large number of concrete measures in order to unlock the value hidden in the SLPEs.  It has also recommended a detailed scheme towards optimal performance through internal management action.  The study has worked out the requirement of Rs.222.03 crore (comprising Rs.236.98 crore of gross restructuring cost minus 24.96 crore of restructuring cost of enterprise to be privatised/wound up plus 10 crore as the macro restructuring fund to be kept at the disposal of the Director of SLPEs) for SLPE reforms.  


In short, the study has, on the basis of a close examination of the 22 SLPEs working in Sikkim, have designed an action plan for each of the enterprises for appropriate restructuring, privatization or winding up as the case may be.  A detailed and highly disaggregated study of this type would serve as a significant aid for initiating action plan by the Government of Sikkim.  The data base for studying state level enterprises is usually not available.


It is credit worthy that the authors could gather the required data for close examination of the working of SLPEs in Sikkim.  What is more, they have been able to design a very persuasive and convincing scheme for the reform of State Level Public Enterprise of Sikkim.  The study has not only suggested the mode of restructuring but also designed an action plan within a time frame at the micro level.  The Government of Sikkim is expected to find this study very useful for carrying forward its restructuring programme.


Professor Atul Sarma

Member, Thirteenth Finance Commission

New Delhi.



Eastern Regional Centre

                                         10, Jadunath Sarkar Road (Lake Terrace)

                                                     Kolkata – 700 029


During the period under review the Centre provided financial assistance to the following seminars/workshop.


  1. A workshop on ‘Right to Information Act, 2005 among Adolescent Students’, organised by JMDPL Mahila College, Madhubani, Bihar from 22 to 23 March 2008, Rs.10,000/-.
  2. A two-day seminar on ‘Democratisation, Development and Governance: The Images of East and the North East of India’, organised by Department of Political Science, University of North Bengal, Darjeeling, West Bengal from 15 to 16 February 2008, Rs.30,000/-.
  3. A two-day seminar on ‘State Formation, Citizenship and Gender’, organised by Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group, Salt Lake City, Kolkata from 13 to 14 March 2008, Rs.30,000/-
  4. A seminar on ‘Banglar Shahar: Upanibeshik Aamal’, organised by Gram- Janapad, Kolkata on 29 March  2008, Rs.10,000/-.
  5. A two-day national seminar on ‘Indian Society and Practising Sociology: Changes and Challenges’, organised by Department of Sociology, University of Kalyani, Kalyani from 13 to 14 2008, Rs.25,000/-
  6. A seminar on ‘Plasscy: 250’, organised by Mahishadal Raj College, Mahishadal, Purba Medinipur, West Bengal from 14 to15 March 2008, Rs.15,000/-



During the period under review, scholars from China and France visited the Centre.


Study Grant


      During the quarter, one scholar availed study grant.



     Journals and newspapers which were regularly subscribed, were duly received

     and extensively  used by readers.  A few books were added to the ERC library.


     Photocopy Facility


     4961 pages of research materials were photocopied.


    Guest House

     During the period under report, there had been 42 scholars who stayed at the

     ERC Guest House for their research work in Kolkata.



North Eastern Regional Centre

Upper Nongthymmai, Shillong – 793 014




  1. News on North East- monthly newspaper clippings, Vol.5 May-December 2007.
  2. Ageing in North East India: Tripura Perspective, edited by Chandrika Basu Majumder and Paramita Saha, Akansha Publishing House, New Delhi, 2008.
  3. Indo-Bangladesh Border Trade – Benefiting from Neighbourhood, edited by Gurudas Das and C J Thomas, Akansha Publishing House, New Delhi, 2008.
  4. Ageing in Meghalaya, by C J Thomas and Fiasta T Diengdoh.
  5. Blisters on their Feet: Tales of Internally Displaced Persons in India’s North East, by Samir Kumar Das (ed.), SAGE Publications, New Delhi, 2008.


Apart from this the Centre provided publication assistance of Rs. 15,000/- to the Department of Political Science, Gauhati University, Guwahati for publishing their Departmental Journal, Journal of Political Science.




1.       Seminar on ‘The Eighteenth Century in North East India: Crisis, Sustenance, Transition’, organised by the Department of History, NEHU, Shillong from 26 to 28 March 2008 at NEHU, Shillong.

2.        National seminar on ‘Tribal Literature with Special Reference to Languages of North East India’, organised by the Department of Khasi, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong from 20 to 22 February 2008 at NEHU, Shillong.

3.         Seminar on ‘Mising Community of Eastern Assam’, organised by the

Vivekananda Kendra Institute of Culture, Guwahati from 9 to 10 February     2008.

4.    Seminar on ‘Ethnic Identity, Social Formation and Nation Building with   Special Reference to North East India’, organised by the Department of Anthropology, Dibrugarh University from  28 to 29 March 2008 at Dibrugarh University.

5.        Seminar on ‘Dimensions of Myanmar – Bangladesh Connections with Conflict Situation in North East India’, organised by the Department of Political Science, Dibrugarh University from 3 to 4 February 2008.

  1. Seminar on ‘Development of Entrepreneurship in North-East Region’, organised by the Dr Ram Krishna Mandal, Lecturer, Department of Economics, Dera Natung Government College, Itanagar during March 2008.
  2. Seminar on ‘Magnitude of the Problems of Elderly Persons in Manipur’, organised by the Manipur College, Imphal on 28 March 2008 at the Manipur College, Imphal.
  3. National workshop on ‘Drama as a Developmental Activity’, organised by the Department of English, North Eastern Hill University from 26 to 28 March 2008.
  4. Seminar on ‘Myth, Rituals and Belief Systems in Precolonial Societies of NEI’, organised by the Department of History, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong from 19 to 21 March 2008.


Study Grants


During this period 18 researchers availed study grant.




1.   Professor Kaushik Basu an eminent economist and Director, Centre for Analytic Economics, Department of Economics, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York delivered ICSSR Second Distinguished Lecture Series on ‘India’s Dilemma in Economic Policy in Globalising World’ on 7 January 2008 at the IIT-Guwahati and ‘The Role of Social Norms in Economics’ on 8 January 2008 at the Manipur University, Imphal.


2.    Dr Ramachandra Guha an eminent contemporary historian delivered ICSSR Third Distinguished Lecture Series on ‘Gandhi’s Faith and Ours’ on 5 March 2008 at Manipur University, Imphal; ‘Verdicts on Nehru: The Rise and Fall of a Reputation’ on 7 March 2008 at Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar and ‘The Challenge of Contemporary History’ on 10 March 2008 at IIT-Guwahati.


3.      Rev. B M Pugh Memorial Lecture organised by the Women’s College, Shillong in collaboration with North East Regional Institute to Education (NCERT), Shillong on ‘Theatre, Language and Expansion’, by Sri Ratan Thiyam, Former Director, National School of Drama, New Delhi and on 11 March 2008.


North-Western Regional Centre

ICSSR Complex, Panjab University,

Chandigarh –160 014


During the period under review the Centre provided financial assistance to the following seminars:


1.          ‘Emerging Scenario in Indian Banking’, organised by Dev Samaj College for Women, Chandigarh, Rs. 15,000/-.

2.          ‘Sources of Indian Nationalism-An Evaluation’, organised by S.D. College (Lahore) Ambala Centt., Rs. 20,000/-.

3.          ‘Human Rights’, organised by Shri Lal Bahadut Shastri Arya Mahila College, Barnala, Rs. 15,000/-.

4.          ‘Human Rights in Theory and Practice’, organised by Anglo Sanskrit College for Women, Khanna (Ludhiana), Rs. 15,000/-.

5.          ‘Human Rights in Globalised Era’, organised by Public College Samana (Patiala), Rs. 20,000/-.

6.          ‘Sufism and Impact on Punjab, Punjabi Society and Literature’, organised by D.A.V. College, Abohar, Rs. 20,000/-.

7.          ‘Domestic Violence Against Women’, organised by Guru Nanak College for Girls, Muktsar, Rs. 30,000/-.

8.          ‘The Contribution of great Revolutionary Bhagat Singh to the Cause of Freedom in India’, organised by G.T.B. National College Dekha (Ludhiana), Rs. 20,000/-.

9.          ‘Dimond Jubilee Workshop for History Teachers of the North-Western Region’, organised by Department of History, Panjab University, Chandigarh, Rs. 25,000/-.

10.      ‘Trends and Strategic Issues for Libraries in Global Information Society’, organised by Department of Library and Information Science, P.U. Chandigarh, Rs. 25,000/-.

11.      ‘Human Rights and Globalisation, Issues and Challenges: Canada and India’, organised by International Centre for Distance Education & Learning, H.P. University, Shimla, Rs 25,000/-.

12.      ‘Indian Ideas of Freedom’, organised by Department of Political Science, P.U. Chandigarh, Rs 40,000/-


Lecture Series


During the period under report the Regional Centre arranged the following lecture:


‘The Problem of Violence and Terror: A Gandhian Response’, by Professor N. Radhakrishnan on 3 March 2008


Violence and terror have made deep inroads in all spheres of our life  and unless serious  efforts are taken to  tame these two monsters  they will destroy all humanity said Professor N. Radhakrishnan, Chairman, Indian Council of Gandhian Studies, New Delhi.    Instead of accepting violence and terror as facts of life what we should do is to identify the factors and structures of violence in our personal and public life.  Terrorism has become a global phenomena but can we remain silent by telling so?   It has come knocking our doors and India is threatened by both external and internal in engineered  terrorism.   Violence can not be the answer to quell violence. Non violent alternatives have to be sharpened and an all out efforts involving educational social, political and economic institutions are to be brought into a collective efforts to keep both violence and terror under control. Gandhi demonstrated the power  of non violence and instead of   telling non violence  has no relevance in the globalised  context , we should explore the infinite power of every individual to non-violent change, urged Professor N. Radhakrishnan


Professor Ashvini Agrawal, Chairman, Department of Ancient Indian History Culture & Archaeology and former Dean Arts Faculty, Panjab University, in his presidential remarks observed that   Gandhi is more relevant in the present violent world. While fully supporting the views of Professor N. Radhakrishnan  about Gandhian  approach to resolve the  conflicts.  He asked the youth of India to follow the path of Gandhian non-violence  and the starting point should   come from within and  what  Gandhi  had seen in his enemy  as his friend,  they  should also  consider their enemy as their friends and only then they will be able to change their inner-self.


Shri P.K. Saini, Director (In-charge) while proposing vote of thanks said that we are today faced with the scour-age of terrorism fueled by religious, political and  ethnic conflict.  In many parts of the globe, societies are in discord, nations are at war, human security at risk.  In many cases violence is the cry of oppressed and exploited.   It is a sad  reality that in many instances violence has to be resorted   to be in order to be heard.   We have to understand the causes of conflict. Violence provides no solution.  It leads to untold suffering and atrocities.  Mahatma Gandhi was against the idea that violence is the only answer to violence. Once he  remarked  “An Eye for an Eye only ends up making the whole world blind”  The challenge  before us is to find creative inspiration that how we can curb the violence. The lecture was followed by a lively discussion in which teachers, students and research scholars participated actively. 


Book Release


Shri Pawan Kumar Bansal, Honorable Minister of State for Finance and Professor R.C. Sobti, Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University released the book entitled Financial Administration in India: Changing Contours and Emerging Challenges, edited by Professor R.K.Gupta and Shri P.K. Saini


Outreach  Programme       




1.      The Centre in collaboration with the Department of Political Science, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, organised a seminar on ‘ Human Rights: Contemporary Trends and Challenges’  from  7 to  8 January  2008.


2.      The Centre in collaboration with the Department of  Sociology, Himachal 

Pradesh University, Shimla organised a seminar on ‘Development Experience of Dalits in India: the Unresolved Issues in Democracy, Equity and Freedom’ from 28 to 29 March 2008.


Training Programme


The Centre organised a five-day training programme on ‘Research Methodology in Social Sciences’ at M.D. University, Rohtak from 24 to 28 March 2008.




During the quarter, two books, five sets of seminar paper and six research papers/occasional papers were received in the library.


Seminar-cum-Guest House Complex


The facilities of the seminar halls in the complex were provided to 61  Departments of Panjab University and Punjab, Haryana, U.T. of Chandigarh and Central Government departments for holding seminars /conferences/workshops etc.


The guest-house of the complex continued to provide accommodation to research scholars and social scientists coming to Chandigarh for their research and   other academic purposes.  During the period under report 396 scholars have availed the accommodation facilities.



Southern Regional Centre

Osmania University Library,

Hyderabad – 500 007  




  1. The 53rd All India Library Conference of Indian Library Association on ‘Developing Library and information resources and services in the internet era’, organised by the Department of Library and Information Science, and University College of Engineering & University College of Technology, Osmania University, Hyderabad from 13 to 16 December 2007.
  2. The 44th Annual Conference of the Indian Econometric Society (TIES), organised by the Department of Economics, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad from 3 to 5 January 2008.  The participants were from national, international, local universities and research institutes. 
  3. Indira Gandhi National Open University, Hyderabad and Open Learning Resources Centre with the support of Southern Regional Centre, organised Prof. G. Ram Reddy Memorial Seminar on ‘Open Distance Education in Andhra Pradesh: Promise, Performance and Potential’ at IGNOU Regional Centre on 9 February 2008.
  4. A seminar on ‘Contemporary Issues in Police Administration’ jointly organised by the Department of Public Administration, Railway Degree College, Secunderabad and Southern Regional Centre on 1 March 2008.
  5. A two-day conference of Telangana History Congress was conducted at University College of Arts & Social Sciences, Osmania University from 1 to 2 March 2008.  The scholars and students of Osmania University, Kakatiya University, Dravidian University, Kuppum and various colleges of Telangana participated in the conference. 
  6. The Department of Geography, Osmania University, Hyderabad, organised 2nd Round Table Conference on ‘The Empowerment of Muslims of Andhra Pradesh’ on 12 March 2008. 
  7. The Centre in collaboration with University College of Arts and Social Sciences, Osmania University organised a workshop in Research Methodology Course for M.Phil / PhD students from 17 to 31 March 2008.


Outreach Programme


1.            The 34th Annual Conference of Kerala Sociological Society was held at CMS College, Kottayam from 16 to 18 November 2007.

2.            A national seminar on ‘Ethno-medicine and Health care practices among the Tribes in India’, organised by the Department of Anthropology, S.V.University at Tirupati from 5 to 6 March 2008.

3.            A national seminar on ‘Ethical Empowerment of Poor under Sustainable Environment’, organised by the Department of Economics, Sri Venkateswara University from 14 to 15 March 2008 at Tirupati. 

4.            One day seminar on ‘The Status of Art & Culture in Telangana’, organised by the Telangana Study Centre, Department of Economics, Kakatiya University at Warangal on 29 March 2008. About 200 participants participated from various parts of Telangana region. 


Study Grant


During the period 17 researchers availed study grant.*


Documentation & Bibliographical Services


  1. Documentation in Social Sciences (English)
  2. Documentation in South Indian Languages: Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada












A.  N. Sinha Institute of Social Studies

Patna – 80001



Research Projects Completed


  1.  ‘Monitoring of SSA Programme in Lakhisarai, Jamui, Munger and Shiklpura district’, by Dr A.K. Jha.


  1. ‘Monitoring of SSA programme in Begusarai, Samastipur, Saharsa and Darbhanga district’, by Dr A.K. Jha.


  1. ‘Psycho-Social Support Programme on Flood Affected Children in Muzaffarpur and Samastipur Blocks: A Pilot Survey’, by Dr S.M.A. Yousuf.


  1. ‘External Evaluation of Post Literacy Programme – Lohardaga (Jharkhand)’, by Dr Sudhir Kumar.


  1. ‘Sample Authenctication of BPL households in the districts of Siwan, Gopalganj, Saran, Muzaffarpur, Darbhanga, Madhubani, Saharsa, Purnea, East Champaran, West Champaran, Madhepura, Vaishali in Bihar’, by Dr Sudhir Kumar.


  1. ‘Traffic Survey along major road bridges in Bihar’, by Dr Sudhir Kumar.


  1. ‘Perspective Plan Under NREGA for West Champaran District Bihar’, by Dr Jagdish Prasad.


Ongoing Research Projects  


1.        Monitoring of SSA programme in Patna, Vaishali, Muzaffarpur, Siwan and Saran district.


2.        Ethnographic Information Project (of castes: Tanti, Bind, Malah, Kiger Lohar, Karmker, Chandrabauri (Kalar), Barhi, Turaha, Rajbhar, Kumhar) etc. in Bihar.


3.        A Study on Quality of Life of Physically Handicapped People.


4.        Participation of Minorities in Bihar Assembly Election 2000: A Politico-Psychological Survey.


5.        Performance of NREGA in six districts of Bihar (Nalanda, Muzaffarpur, Sheohar, Vaishali, Purnea and Gaya).


6.        External Evaluation on Total Literacy Campaign in Jagatsinghpur – Orissa.


7.        Sample Authentication of BPL households in the districts of Kaithar, Samastipur, Supaul, Sitamarhi, Sheohar, Kishangarj, Araria.


8.        Cost Benefit Analysis of Higher Education in Bihar.


9.        Perparation of District Perspective Plan under the NREGA for the district of Sitamarhi.


10.    PURA – DPR for Bhagalpur District.


11.    District Plan under BRGF, Nawada District, Bihar.




1.          Rural Development in India, by Dr A.K.Jha, Amrita Prakashan, Patna, 2007.

2.          Freedom From Bondage: Sagar of Freed Bonded Labourers in Bihar, by Dr Nil Ratan, Sage Publications, New Delhi.

3.          Bihar: Dynamic of Development, by Dr Jagdish Prasad, Mittal Publications, New Delhi, 2007.




1.          ‘New Trends in India – US relations’, by Mr Henry V. Jardine, the consul General of United States of America.


2.          ‘The Security of Agency: Analysing Poor People’s Search for Security in Developing Countries’, by Geof Wood, Dean, University of Bath, U.K. on 21 February 2008.


During the period under review, the faculty members contributed three articles in reputed journals. In addition, the faculty participated in five seminars/ workshops.



Centre for Economic and Social Studies

Nizamiah Observatory Campus, Begumpet,

 Hyderabad – 500 016


Research Projects Completed


1.     Turnaround of Indian Railways 2004-06 – A Case Study.

2.     Terms of Reference of the Thirteenth Finance Commission – Possible



Ongoing Research Projects


1.                  Indebtedness of Rural Households of Andhra Pradesh.

2.                  Young Lives project – Second Round.

3.         Common Mental Disorders in Primary Health Care Settings: Prevalence,

            Risk Factors, and Psychosocial Intervention.

4.         Evaluation of Sarva Siksha Abhiyan in Andhra Pradesh.

5.        Participation and Consequences of Education of Scheduled Caste Children

           in Andhra Pradesh.

6.       Agrarian Distress and Farmers Suicides: A Study in Andhra Pradesh.

7.       Indian Patent System: An Empirical Analysis -1992-2004

8.       Quality of Fiscal Adjustment in India.

9.       Institutions for Organising Agriculture in the Context of Neo-Liberal


10.     Rights, Entitlements and Impact on the Households under Andhra Pradesh

          Employment Guarantee Scheme.

11.     Indigenous Environmental Knowledge and Sustainable Development.

12.    Adoption of Tissue Culture Technology: A Study of Banana-Growing

         Farmers in Telangana Region.

13.   The functioning of land lease market in different sources of irrigated villages

        in Andhra Pradesh .

14.   Agricultural Credit - Recent trends.

15.    Socio-economic Scenario of Krishna  Basin Area and Other areas dependent    

         on Krishna Water.


New Projects Undertaken


Development of Industry: A Regional Perspective of Andhra Pradesh.




  1. Prantiya Asamanatalu: Pratyeka Telangana, by Prof Hanumantha Rao, published by Hyderabad Book Trust, January 2008.



  1. Right to Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy – A Case Study of Andhra Pradesh, CESS Monograph 4.
  2. Rating Assessment of Water Users' Associations in KC Canal Modernisation Project, ISEC Monograph January 2008.


Working Paper


Turnaround of Indian Railways 2004-06 A Case Study, CESS Working Paper No. 72.


During the quarter, the faculty published six articles in reputed journals/edited books and five articles in regional language.




  1. A seminar on What I Saw, Heard & Learnt About China’, by
    Dr T. Hanuman Chowdary, Director, Center for Telecommunications Management and Studies Hyderabad, Chairman, Pragna Bharati, Andhra Pradesh, on 23 January 2008.
  2. A lecture onSocial Inequality and Positive Discrimination in India: where are the limits of the overlapping consensus’, by Prof. Basudeb Chaudhuri Director, Center de Sciences Humanines (CSH), New Delhi on 5 March 2008.
  3. A lecture on The State of Competition in the Indian Manufacturing Sector’, by Prof. T. A. Bhavani, Institute of Economic Growth, New Delhi on 27 March 2008.


In addition, the faculty at CESS presented ten papers at various seminar and workshops.


Ph.D and M.Phil Programme 


Five Ph.D and two M.Phil students were awarded degrees.





Centre for Multi-Disciplinary Development Research

                        R.S.No.9A2, Plot No. 82, Dr B.R.Ambedkar Nagar, Near Yalakki

                       Shettar Colony, Lakamanahalli, Dharwad –580004



Research Project completed


‘Economics of Tobacco’, by Professor P R Panchamukhi and Dr S.N. Nayantara.       



Ongoing Research Projects



  1. Educational Data Bank Vol-II – Higher Education.


  1. Development and Implementation of a Reproductive Health Account for Karnataka State, India.           


  1. Educational Participation of Scheduled Tribes in Orissa : An Analysis of Demand and Supply Side Constraints.


  1. Prevention of Secondhand Smoke: Efficacy of the Cigarette and Other Tobacco Products Act 2003: A Case Study of Bangalore Transport Corporation, Karnataka (India).


  1. Regional Area Development Boards of Karnataka : An Inquiry to Understand their Developmental Role.



  New Projects Undertaken


  1. Economics of Tobacco.


  1. Market Making and Credit- Worthiness for CNX Nifty Futures: A Signaling Equilibrium Approach.


Academic Activities


  1. The Centre organised a Brain Storming Session on ‘Redressal of Regional Imbalances- What Next?’ on 16 January 2008.


  1. The Centre organised a symposium on ‘Union Budget- 2008-09’ on 4 March 2008. Scholars from different Departments of Karnataka University and Bankers attended this symposium.


Centre for Policy Research

                    Dharma  Marg, Chanakyapuri,

                              New Delhi- 110 21.


Ongoing Research Projects


1.        Policy issues of Urbanisation, in particular, those relating to land, Water, Migration, Energy and Governance and how far these issues are being addressed in the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission.

2.        Public-Private Partnership for improving the maternal care/safe delivery practices and newborn care at home level.

3.          Urban Issues.

4.         Situational analysis of Cotton Farming in India.

5.         Water Laws in India.

6.         PRS Legislative Research.


Workshops/Conference/ Lectures


During the period under report, the Centre organised the following workshops/conference/ lectures:


1.  Two-day workshop on ‘Global Regulatory Governance: India, The South and

The Shaping of Global Administrative Law’, jointly organised with Institute for International Law & Justice, New York University School of Law from 5 to 6 January 2008.

2.  Two-day workshop on ‘Northeast India and Its Transnational Neighbourhood’,

jointly organised in collaboration with Indian Institute of Technology (Guwahati, India) and International Institute for Asian Studies (Leiden, The Netherlands) from  17 to 18 January 2008 at Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati.

3.  One day workshop on ‘Urban Studies’ on 31 January 2008.

4.  One day workshop on ‘Special Economic Zones’ on 5 February 2008.

5.  A lecture on ‘Oil, Middle East, Iran - India US Relations’, by Dr Karin Kneissl,

     Visiting Austrian Scholar on 10 March 2008.

6.   A lecture on ‘Nuclear Deal: Balancing Indian concerns and US calculations’,

by Dr Anupam Srivastava, Center for International Trade and Security, University of Georgia, USA on 11 March 2008.

7.   The Centre organised the international conference in collaboration with The

      East Asian Institute, NUS, Institute of South Asian Studies, NUS, South Asia

     Studies The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS),

     and John Hopkins University on ‘China and India: Economic & Social

    Development’ from 17 to 18 March 2008 at Singapore.


8.   A lecture on ‘India’s National Rural Health Mission: Towards A Health

Systems Analysis’, by Prof. Peter Berman, Lead Economist, Health Nutrition Population (HNP), The World Bank, New Delhi.


In addition, the faculty participated/presented papers in seventeen seminars/conferences.





  1. Economic Freedom for States of India, 2007, by Bibek Debroy and Laveesh Bhandari, published by International Management Institute and Excel Books, 2008.


  1. India's Liberalisation Experience, Hostage to the WTO? Jointly edited by Bibek Debroy, Suparna Karmakar and Rajiv Kumar, Sage Publications and ICRIER, 2007.



During the quarter, four Legistative Briefs were published:


a)      The Airport Economic Regulatory Authority Bill, 2007

b)      The Land Acquisition (Amendment) Bill, 2007

c)      The Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill, 2007

d)      The Constitution (107) Amendment Bill, 2007 and The Sixth Schedule to the Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2007.  


During the period under review, the faculty members published nineteen articles in reputed journals/edited books/national newspapers.


Educational Testing & Personnel Policy Research


During the period under report, the ET&PPR Unit undertook the following assignments:


A test was held in January 2008 for the recruitment of

1.      Constable for an organisation of a Union Territory; and

2.      Sub-Inspector on behalf of State Police Organisation. 



Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development

Sector 19A, Madhya Marg, Chandigarh 160 019



Research Projects Completed


1.    Random Sample Survey of Habitations–2006 in Punjab and Haryana States.

2.    The Prevalence of non-institutional deliveries in Rural Punjab: Why Women Persist with Home Deliveries?

3.    Urban Poverty Reduction Strategy for the City of Ludhiana.

4.    Urban Poverty Reduction Strategy for the City of Ambala.

5.    Functioning of Panchayati Raj Institutions in Indian States: Issues, Status and Options.



Ongoing Research Projects


  1. Ethnographic Study of Scheduled Castes including their Representation in Services and Social Economic and Educational Status of Each Scheduled Caste in the State.
  2. Two Punjabs Centre (India and Pakistan).
  3. Role of Indian Diaspora in the Development of Punjab.
  4. Integrated Resource Management and Development Survey (A Follow-up Survey in 30 Villages of Kangra District of Himachal Pradesh).
  5. Evaluation of the Implementation of Recommendations of the Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) and Global School Personnel Survey (GSPS).
  6. Capacity Building of Elected Representatives and Officials of the Local Self Government, Punjab.
  7. Comprehensive District Agricultural Plans.
  8. District Perspective Plan, Sirsa.
  9. Rapid Diagnostic Evaluation (RDE) of the Mid Day Meal (MDM) Scheme in Union Territory of Chandigarh.
  10. Mining Safety – EU Asia Coal Mining Industry Collaborations. 


New Projects Undertakan

1.      District Perspective Plan, Sirmour and Chamba.

2.      Out-Migration from Punjab.



India-Eurasia: The Way Ahead (with special focus on the Caucasus), edited by Paramjit S. Sahai, Chandigarh: CRRID, March 2008

In addition, the faculty members contributed three articles in edited books.


Lectures /Seminars/Conferences/Workshops


The following lectures/seminars/conferences/workshops were organised by the Centre:


1.      A conference on ‘Indian Diaspora: Migration and Development with Focus on the State of Punjab’ from 14 to15 January 2008. 

2.      A two-day orientation workshop for women councilors and selected officials of Municipal Corporations/Nagar Panchayats of Punjab from 31 January to 2 February 2008. 

3.      A workshop on ‘Functioning of Panchayati Raj Institutions in Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh’, on 12 February 2008.  Forty-seven elected representatives of village, panchayats, intermediate panchayats and zilla panchayats of three states attended it.

4.      The Centre in collaboration with the Asian Education Society (AES), Chandigarh, organised a two-day interactive seminar on ‘Global Warming and Climate Change’ from 8 to 9 February 2008. 

5.      An international conference on ‘Cooperative Development and Peace in Central Asia: An Indian Perspective’, from 15 to 17 March 2008.    Academicians from India and abroad, Indian Ambassadors to Central Asian Republics and Ambassadors of Central Asian Republics in India participated in the conference.

6.      A international workshop organised by CRRID and was supported by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, New Delhi on ‘Total Agriculture- cum Field Visits: Farmers Connecting India and Pakistan through Knowledge sharing in Agriculture’ from 23 to 29 March 2008. 

7.      A lecture on ‘The Conditions of Work and Promotion of Livelihood in the Unorganised Sector in India’, by Prof. Arjun K Sengupta on 31 March 2008.


During the quarter, the faculty members participated/presented twelve papers in  seminars/conferences/workshops.



Centre for Social Studies

Veer Narmad South Gujarat University Campus,

Udhna-Magdalla Road

Surat-395 007


Ongoing Research Projects


1.      Dalit Situation in Maharashtra: With Reference to Conflict Mitigation Process.

2.      Ethnography of Fishermen in Gujarat: With Special Reference to Functioning of Panchayati Raj in Schedule Area of Gujarat.

3.      Functioning of Panchayati Raj in Scheduled Area of Gujarat.

4.      Globalisation, Gujarat State and Welfare for Poor.

5.      Money Remittance Channels of Oriya Migrant Workers.

6.      Monitoring and Evaluation of Sardar Sarovar Narmada Project Affected Families (PAFs).

7.      Recent Developments in Coastal Zones.

8.      Role of Gandhian Ideas and Constructive Activities in the Present Day Context of Gujarat.

9.      Socio-Economic Condition of Rag pickers: A Case Study of Surat City.

10.  Study of the Economics of Dairy Production and Marketing in Gujarat: A Case Study of Sarvodaya Milk Producers Co-operative of Navsari District.

11.  Study on Dalit Members of Social Justice Committees in Gujarat Panchayati Raj Institutions: An Evaluation.

12.  Understanding Socio-Economic Impact of Marwar-Mundwa Mining Project.


              Working Paper


Access and Utilisation of Health Care Services in urban low-income settlements in Surat, India’, by Acharya Akash, CSS Working Paper, no.5, 2008.


          Training programmes 


A ten-day ICSSR sponsored training programme on ‘Computer Applications in Social Sciences’, organised by the Centre SRIMCA, Surat from 24 March to 2 April 2008.





1.        A seminar on ‘The Economic Outcomes of Maternal Mortality and Morbidity’, by Paul McNamee, Senior Research Fellow, Health Economics Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, U.K., on 27 March 2008.

2.        A two-day workshop on ‘The theme, Status of Drinking Water in South Gujarat: Issues and Concerns’ from 11 to 12 March 2008 at CSS, Surat.

3.        A seminar on ‘Aghori in Banaras: The Gentrification of Radical Asceticism’, by Ronald Barrett, Assistant Professor, Emory University, USA on 28 February 2008, CSS, Surat.


During the quarter, the faculty members participated/presented papers in various seminars/workshops/training programmes.


Centre for Women’s Development Studies

                      25 Bhai Vir Singh Marg, New Delhi – 11000    



Research Project Completed


Women and Migration


Ongoing Research Projects


1.   Gender Professional Status and Migration: Nurses from Kerala in Delhi.

      2.   Work, Health and Family Life: A Study of Agarbathi Workers.

      3.   Women, Equality and the Republic: Landmarks in the Indian History.

  1. Crafting Democratic Citizenship: the Gender Dimensions of Electoral

Governance in India.

5.   Adverse Sex Ratio in five North Indian States

      6.   Gender and Urban Local Governance in two cities – Delhi and Bangalore.

      7.   A Historical Analysis of Patriarchy in India.

      8.   The Missing Girl Child: National and Global data.

9.   Globalisation and Women’s Work: Disaggregate Analysis of NSSO.

  1. Heterodoxy and the Idea of Women as Independent Entities: A Historical

Study of  Women in Early Kannada Literature C.800-1250 A.D.

11. Multiple Vulnerabilities and Marginal Identities: Exploring Violence in the

      everyday lives of Women with Disabilities in the city.

12.    Small Grant Programme – Sir Ratan Tata Trust – towards expanding the teaching of women’s studies at the Centre.

       13.  UNRISD Study on the Care Economy.


New Projects Undertaken


  1. Working Conditions of Women in Private/Industrial Sectors in Delhi.
  2. Gender and Migration: Negotiating Rights – A Women’s Movement


  1. Women’s Movement in India: Essays.
  2. Contemporary debates on citizenship in India.
  3. Media Censorship and the Postcolonial Regulation of  Sexuality and Culture.
  4. Muslim Women as beneficiaries of Government Income Generating Schemes.
  5. Impact of the Current Crisis on the Family of Weavers in Banaras.
  6. Pedagogic Dimension in Women’s Studies and M.Phil/Ph.D. Programmes in Women Studies.


Action Research Project in West Bengal – with Peasant Women (and Men)


On Wasteland Development, Joint Forest Management, Micro-Finance, Horticulture, Vermi-culture, Tasar Culture and Support services (Child Care and Rural Library Services) continues.




During the period, the library added 127 books/papers/conference and annual reports to its collection. Five hundred twenty eight entries were added to the articles/newspaper clippings database. Around 175 users representing various universities, colleges, institutions from India and abroad accessed the library and its information services.  The library zeroxed over 11,199 pages for the users.






Deconstructing Mental Illness: An Ethnography of Psychiatry Women and the Family, by Renu Addlakha, Zubaan Books, New Delhi.


Occasional Paper


Educating Women and Non-Brahmans as loss of Nationality: Bal Gangadhar Tilak and the Nationalist Agenda in Maharashtra, by Parimala V. Rao, January 2008.




Indian Journal of Gender Studies.


During the period under report the faculty presented four papers in national/ international conferences/seminars.




  1. IAWS-CWDS organised XII National Conference on ‘Women’s Studies on Feminism, Education and the Transformation of Knowledges’ from 7 to 10 February 2008 at University of Lucknow and Isabella Thoburn College, Lucknow.


2.      The Centre organised a workshop on ‘Curriculum Development Consultation’ from 11 to 12 January 2008 at YWCA, Sansad Marg, New Delhi.


  1. The exhibition ‘Representing Indian Women 1875-1947’ travelled to Lucknow, Shillong, Guwahati and Bhubaneswar during February-March 2008.


In addition, the Center conducted one in house seminar.





                         Southern Regional Centre, Hyderabad – 500 030



     Ongoing Research Projects


1.         Identification of Gaps in Technology Utilisation and Training for the Development of Rural Women : A Study in Andhra Pradesh.      

2.                  Impact of Reservation for SCs, STs and Women in Panchayati Raj Institutions:  A Pilot Study in Andhra Pradesh. 

3.         Assessment of   Willingness  to  Pay  for   Electricity   in  Remote  Unelectrified   Villages: A  Multi-State Study in  India  (Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Meghalaya, Assam, Orissa, Jharkhand and Maharashtra.

4.         National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme – A Preliminary Assessment with reference to Kerala.

5.         Coping with Extremes: Strategic Dimension of Policies and Information.            


During the quarter, the faculty participated/ presented papers in various seminars  and published a few articles.   



Giri Institute of Development Studies

       Sector ‘O’, Aliganj Housing Scheme, Lucknow- 220 024


Research Projects Completed


1.    Diagnostic Study of Handloom Clusters in Madhubani and Bhagalpur District of Bihar’, by Dr Nripendra Mishra.


2.       ‘Diagnostic Study of Handloom Clusters in Mubarakpur, Bijnor and Varanasi districts of U.P.’, by Prof. A.K. Singh, Prof. A. Joshi and Dr Y.P. Singh.


3.       ‘A Study on Chikan Industry of Luckow’, by Professor A.K. Singh and Prof. S.S.A. Jafri.


4.         ‘Monitoring and Evaluation of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan for Balrampur Districts of U.P.’, by Dr R.C. Tyagi.


5.       ‘Monitoring and Evaluation of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan for Gonda District of U.P.’, by Dr Fahimuddin.


6.       ‘Monitoring and Evaluation of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan for Basti District of U.P.’, by Dr B.K. Bajpai.


7.         ‘Monitoring and Evaluation of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan for Ambedkar Nagar District of U.P.’, by Dr G.S. Mehta.


8.     ‘Survey of Primary and Upper Primary Schools in the Districts of U.P.’, by Dr A. Joshi, Dr Y.P. Singh and Dr P.S. Garia.


Ongoing Research projects


1.                  Status of Women and Children in U.P., 2007.

2.                 Food Insecurity Index for U.P.

3.                  Socio Economic Impact Assessment of Some Sodic affected Villages in U.P.

4.                  Preparation of a Road Map for Rapid Economic Development of U.P.

5.                  Baseline Survey in Minority Concentrated Districts in U.P.

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7.                  Diagnostic Study of Zari Handicraft of Lucknow.

8.                  Changing Status of Dalits and Emanating Rural Social Formation in U.P.: Resilience and Metamorphosis.

9.                  Trends and Determinants of Female Work Participation in Uttar Pradesh.

10.             Functioning of Bazaar Economy in Lucknow in the State of U.P.

11.             Performance of UP Agriculture: Study of Trends Pattern and Constrains.

12.             Working of Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme in Sitapur District of Uttar Pradesh.

13.             Estimation of the Incremental Capital Output Ratio for U.P. for the Period 1993-2003.

14.             Study on Factors Affecting Participation of SC Children in Elementary Education and Gains from It.

15.             Post Enumeration Survey of Dise-Data in Saharanpur, Sidharth Nagar and Barabanki Districts of U.P.




  1. A lecture on ‘Washington Consensus and Its Impact on Developing Economies’, by Dr Subhrendu Bhattacharya, IAS, Visiting Fellow, Institute of Technology, IOWA University, USA on 12 February 2008.


  1. The Institute organised a three-day seminar on ‘U.P. Economy At the Cross Roads’ from 25 to 27 March 2008. The issues related to various dimensions of social and economic development in the state were discussed in the seminar. More then 40 eminent social scientists from various research institutions/universities/colleges and Government officials participated in the seminar.


  1. The Institute in collaboration with the Circle for Child and Youth Research Cooperation in India and J.N. Post Graduate College, Lucknow, organised a seminar in the honour of Prof. Bali Ram, Senior Research Advisor, Demography Division, Statistics, Canada on ‘Child, Health and Mortality in India’ on 28 March 2008.


Training Programme


The Institute in collaboration with the NASSDOC (ICSSR), organised a three-day training programme on ‘Capacity Building in Information Resource Management for Social Scientists’ from 21 to 23 February 2008.


Institutional Doctoral Fellowship


Three scholars were selected for the award of ICSSR institutional doctoral fellowships and one scholar was selected in the category of teacher fellowship.







Towards Improving Livelihoods in Mountains: Options and Strategies, by Dr G.S. Mehta, Zenith Books International, Delhi


Working Papers


1.     Inequity in Distribution of Water Resources: A Study of Ground Water Irrigation Across States in India, by Dr S. Nayak, Working Paper No.194.


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Institute of Economic Growth

University of Delhi Enclave,

North Campus, Delhi- 110 007



Research Projects Completed


1.                  ‘Effectiveness of Rural Water Supply Schemes in India: Background

            Report’, by Prof. B.N. Goldar et al.


  1. ‘Unmet Need for Family Planning in Bihar’, by Prof. S.C. Gulati, Ms 

       Puspita Dutta’, and Mr R. Mani Singh.


Ongoing Research Projects


1.                  Forecasting Agricultural Output Using Space, Agro-Meteorology and 

            Land based Observations.


2.                   A New Environmental Accounting Framework Using Externality Data

             and Input-Output Tools for Policy Analysis.


  3.     The Middle Classes in India: Identity Citizenship and the Public Sphere.


  4.       ARV Adherence/Treatment Outcomes in India.


  5.      Report on the State of Population, India.


              6.      Reviewing Theatre History: Disciplinary Agendas, Cultural Arenas,

                     Institutions in South and South East Asia.


  7.      Urban systems: NCR of Delhi.


  8.     Practice of Environmental Valuation in South Asia.


  9.      A Study of Out-of-Pocket Expenditure on Medical Drugs and Services.


  10.    Socio-Economic Scenarios for India in the Context of Climate Change.


   11.    The Impact of Crude Oil Price on Ethanol and Sugar Prices.





IEG Discussion Papers


1.        Population Ageing in South Asia: An Overview and Emerging of Poverty and Old Age  Health, by Moneer Alam, IEG Discussion Paper No.123/2008.


2.        Threshold Level of Inflation for India,  by N.R. Bhanumurthy and Dony

       Alex, IEG Discussion Paper No.124/2008.



1.   Dr Madhu Khanna, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, ‘What Drives     Firms to be Green? Total quality Management Systems and the Nature of Pollution Prevention Innovation’ on 11 January 2008.


2.  Dr Nilabja Ghosh and Mr S.S. Yadav, IEG, ‘Effects of Crop Insurance on Agriculture: Reviewing India’s Nais’ on 1 February 2008.


3.   Dr C.S.C. Sekhar, Associate Professor, IEG, ‘Determinants of State Fragility –

      A Cross-Country Analysis’ on 7 March 2008. 


4.  Dr N. Mrinalini, Senior Scientist, National Institute of Science Technology and   

       Development Studies, New Delhi, ‘Foreign R&D Centres in India: Is there

       any positive impact?’ on 14 March 2008.


5.    Dr G.D. Sandhya, Scientist, National Institute of Science Technology and

       Development Studies, New Delhi, ‘Manufacturing Capabilities to Innovation

       Capabilities in the Auto Components Sector –  Is the Dynamism Sustainable?’

       on 28 March 2008.


Training Programmes


The XXIX Batch of Indian Economic Service Probationers is undergoing 4½ months training at Institute of Economic Growth starting from 4 February 2008. Nine Probationers are attending the ongoing programme.


Golden Jubilee Series  

The following coferences/lectures/workshops were organised under its Golden Jubilee Series.




1.                  ‘Reviewing Disciplinary Agendas in Theatre Studies: Cultural Arena Policies Institutions’ from 23 to 25 January 2008.


2.                  ‘Growth and Macroeconomics Issues and Challenges in India’ from 14 to 15 February 2008.


3.                  ‘Population Health and Human Resources in India’s Development’ from 24 to 25 March 2008.




  1. A lecture on ‘Wishing Poverty Away….. Looking back on the Inclusive Growth Trajectory in Gujarat’, by Professor Jan Breman, Amsterdam School and Fellow of the International Institute of Asian Studies on 23 January 2008.


  1. A lecture on ‘Financial Development in India and Inclusion: Is the Strategy Working? What Needs to be Done’? , by Prof. Raghuram Rajan, University of Chicago, formerly Economic Counsellor and Director of Research at the IMF on 15 February 2008.


  1. ‘India’s Demographic Transition and its Consequences for Development’, by Prof. Tim Dyson, London School of Economics on 24 March 2008.


  1. SANDEE workshop on ‘Environmental Valuation in South Asia’ from 7 to 8  February  2008.


  1. Faculty training workshop on ‘Water and Economics’, jointly organised by The Indian Society for Ecological Economics and the Institute of Economic Growth, sponsored by SaciWATERS, Hyderabad from 9 to 17 March 2008. Eight participants attended this programme. They were from India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal.


  1. A workshop on ‘Social and Political Transformation in Contemporary India’ from 27 to 29 March 2008.


Insitute of Public Enterprise,

Osmania University Campus

                                                  Hyderabad- 500 007


Research Projects Completed


1.   ‘Historical Performance of SLPEs in A.P. – Prescription for 21st Century’, by  Prof. R.K.Mishra et al. 


      2.   ‘Annual Performance Report of Karnataka SLPEs for the year 2004-05’, by Dr S. S. Subrahmanyam and Ch. Lakshmi Kumari.


3.   Annual Survey of State Level Public Enterprises (SLPEs).  


Ongoing Research Projects


1.   Strategy and Action Plan on Anti Corruption: A Sector Specific Study.


2.   Database on SLPEs.


3.   Commercial Viability of State Level Public Enterprises in India.


4.   Restructuring of Public Enterprises in A.P.


5.   The Impact of Free Electricity to Agricultural sector and the economy of A.P.  


6.   Study on the impact of Indiramma Integrated Novel Development in Rural

      areas and model Municipal Areas Programme in A.P.


7.   Integrated Marketing Communications.


8.  Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) in Biotechnology Research and

      Commercialisation – A Study of   Select Public and Private Organisations.


9.   Venture Capital Finance in India – Practices, Problems and  Prospects.


Development Convention


VII Development Convention on ‘Rethinking India’s Growth Strategy: Services vs Manufacturing’ was held from 20 to 22 February 2008 with the primary objective to analyse the problems pertaining to development issues of India in general and southern states in particular and to bring forth the dynamism of the services and manufacturing sectors in the context of the growing Indian economy. Papers address the larger issues of (a) Growth strategies-old, new economy models (b) Sectoral shifts and emerging challenges, (c) Productivity trends across sectors (IT, Biotech, Pharma, etc) (d) Reform process and its impact (c) International issues- trade and foreign capital; CAC; WTO & IPR; (d) Issues in Public finance and (e) Social issues - poverty, unemployment, inequality, rural indebtedness, health, etc.  The convention attempts to be a platform for industry- academia interface to bring forth the future implications of these developments in transforming  Papers in related areas of Management- HRM, Marketing, Finance, Production, Entrepreneurship, Strategy, etc, which contribute to the main theme were also presented.


The consensus of the entire proceedings and papers was summed up as follows the growth strategy that the country has been pursuing is broadly on the right track in so far as it goes. Looking ahead, it should be stated that it is no longer advisable to look at services versus manufacturing sector, while analysing India's growth strategy. What is relevant is the focus should be on manufacturing and services, along with acceleration in agricultural growth. Growth of agriculture and manufacturing sectors needs to be substantially improved, while continuing to avail of the advantages the country possesses in the contribution of the service sector, in particular in IT and a few other segments. Segments even within the service sector where growth has not be been up to our expectations, needs to be focused upon.


There is need to supplement the growth strategies by a strong public sector involvement that focuses on education and health, in relation to the needs of the emerging areas in the post-reforms era, and the need for a consciously implementing strategies for inclusiveness in every sphere of socio-economic activity, to improve the human development indices, and capacity building for facing the challenges of shortage of skills, and social security measures in the coming years. Building up of appropriate world class infrastructure, nurturing of a, better and corruption free governance, and working for a more caring society, by paying special attention to inclusiveness in all socio-economic spheres, are to be given priority in the reformulated strategies. I would like to mention that our deliberations will go a long way in crystallizing the thinking and programme of action for the future. Many eminent policy makers, public enterprise CEOs, captains of private sector, researchers and teachers from all over India attended the Convention. 


Distinguished Lecture Series


1.                              ‘Paradigm Shift in Growth Perspectives of Indian Economy’, by  Dr R

C Panda, IAS, Secretary, Department of HI and Public Enterprises, GOI on 20 February 2008.


2.       How Inclusive the inclusive growth of 11th five year plan can be’, by Dr N

          J Kurian, Visiting Professor, CSD, New Delhi on 22 February 2008.


3.       ‘Rethinking India’s Growth Strategy’, by Prof. S K Rao, Principal,

           Administrative Staff College of India on 22 February 2008.



Institute for Social and Economic Change

                  Nagarabhavi PO: Bangalore-560 072


Research Projects Completed


1.       ‘Rating Assessment of Water User Associations in Kurnool-Cuddapah Canal Modernisation Project’, by Dr R S Deshpande.

2.       ‘Study for Estimation of Seed, Feed and Waste Ratios for Major Food Grains’, by Dr R S Deshpande.

3.       ‘Pre-service Secondary Teacher Education for Secondary Stage Education in Emerging Diverse Education Context in Karnataka/India’, by Dr M D Usha Devi.

4.       ‘Social Capital and Participative Public Service Delivery: With Special Reference to Self Regulatory Authorities’, by Dr Satyanarayana Sangita.

5.       ‘The Practice of Untouchability: An Analysis of Its Contextual Variations’, by Dr Manohar Yadav.

6.       ‘Changing Child Population and Health Care Infrastructure in Karnataka’, by Dr C M Lakshmana.

7.       ‘Gender Differentials in Health Among Children in Karnataka’, by Dr T S Syamala.

8.       ‘Lifestyle and Health of the Elderly in Karnataka’, by Dr R Mutharayappa.

9.       ‘The Performance of SHGs-Bank Linkage Programme in India: A Comparative Study of Karnataka and Gujarat’, by Dr Veerashekharappa and Dr H S Shylendra.


Ongoing Research Projects


  1. Sustainable Agriculture Development through Organic Farming in Karnataka.
  2. Study of Tanks in Watershed Development Area in Karnataka.
  3. State Budgetary Resources and Agriculture Development.
  4. The impact of Macro Management of Agriculture.
  5. Decline in Productivity in Important Crops.
  6. Assessing Micro-Finance Needs of Vulnerable Groups.
  7. Economic Reforms and Political Decentralisation: A Comparative Study of Some Selected Indian States during post-reform period.
  8. Improving Institutions for Pro-Poor growth.
  9. Electricity Pricing in Karnataka: An analysis.
  10. Review and Strategy Guidelines and Institutional Mechanisms for Watershed Programs in India.
  11. Strategy and Methodology for Improved IWRM – An Integrated Interdisciplinary Assessment in Four Twinning River Basins.
  12. Desertification Vulnerability Index Model.
  13. Construction of National Transfers Accounts for India.
  14. Analysis of Survey Data on Earnings Differentials in Urban Indian Labour Market.
  15. Globalisation and Employment: Survey of Women Workers in Bangalore’s RMG Industry.
  16. Child poverty among social and economic groups in India.
  17. New Dimensions of Rural Indebtedness in India: An Assessment of the Challenges to the Credit Institutions.
  18. Assets as Liability? : NPAs in the Commercial Banks of India.
  19. Local Welfare in a Global Context: Slums and Urban Welfare in Karnataka’s Development.
  20. National Child Labour Project: An Evaluation in Karnataka.
  21. Study on Global Ageing and Health.
  22. Monitoring of DLHS-3 Survey.
  23. The Institutional and Cultural Dimensions of Public Primary Education: Rural Karnataka in Comparative Picture.





New Projects Undertaken


  1. Migration from North East Region: A Study of Educated Youth from NER in Bangalore and Delhi.
  2. Functional review of Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike.
  3. The documentation of the experiences of SDC-CAP DECK Programme.
  4. Infertility in India: Levels, trends, determinants and its impact on family and fertility.
  5. The Population dynamics and the deprivation in crude literacy among scheduled tribes in India.
  6. Risk perception and behaviours among youth in high HIV prevalent states in southern India.
  7. Pre-marital sex in India: Issues of class, gender and power.


Academic Activities


1.   Two-day NFHS-3 data user’s workshop was jointly organised by PRC, ISEC

and IIPS, Mumbai from 3 to 4 January 2008.  The major objective of the workshop was to acquaint the researchers with NFHS-3 data and to facilitate further analysis of the data.  Through this workshop, participants were introduced to the NFHS-3 data files, their management and generation of selected indicators on population, health and nutrition. A total of 31 members representing various academic, governmental and non-governmental organisations of the four southern states participated in the workshop. 


2.   The Founder’s Day of the Institute was celebrated on 20 January 2008.

His Excellency, Shri Rameshwar Thakur, the Governor of Karnataka and Ex-officio President of ISEC Society was the Guest of Honour. Shri S L Rao, Chairman, Board of governors presided over the function.

Dr N Jayaram, Director, welcomed the gathering. The participants included, among others, distinguished Members of Board of Governors, Founder/Life Members of ISEC Society, academicians from various universities and institutions, administrators, ISEC residents, general public, staff and students of the Institute. The following activities were held on the occasion:


     (i)  The fifth Professor V K R V Rao Memorial Lecture on ‘The Present Significance of Caste’ was delivered by Prof Andre΄ Béteille, Chairman, Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi.

(ii) The following persons were awarded Dr V K R V Rao prizes in Social Sciences for the year 2006.

a) Dr Varun Sahni, Professor in International Relations Theory,

Professor Andre΄ B́eteille delivering the Prof VKRV Rao Memorial Lecture

Centre for International Politics,

Organisation and Disarmament, School

of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (Political Science); and b) Dr Gobinda Prasad Samanta, Assistant Adviser, Department of Statistical Division, RBI, Mumbai (Economics).
















Text Box: ISEC Director Prof N Jayaram, ICSSR Chairman Prof Andre Beteille, Governor of Karnataka His Excellency, Shri Rameshwar Thakur and ISEC Board of Governors Chairman Shri S L Rao releasing the book during the Founders day on January 20, 2008.





The publication entitled Development in Karnataka – Challenges of Governance, Eqity and Empowerment, edited by Dr G K Kadekodi, Dr Ravi Kanbur and Dr Vijayendra Rao was released on the occasion.


3.        The Institute in association with the Bangalore Chamber of Industry and 

Commerce (BCIC) and Ramaiah Institute of Management Studies (RIMS), organised a seminar on ‘Budget 2008-09 - An Analysis’ on 1 March 2008 at Bangalore.


Outreach Activity by CHRD


1.  The CHRD in collaboration with State Project Office, SSA Mission/ GoK

organised a two-day state level workshop for ‘Developing Handbook on Research & Evaluation within SSA Framework’ from 6 to 7 March 2008. The aim of the workshop was to familiarise the officials at the state, district and sub-district levels to identify key research issues, research design and techniques to undertake suitable studies relating to access, quality, monitoring & supervision and community involvement under SSA framework. There were altogether 32 participants in the workshop which included key resource persons in the field of Education, the State Project Officers, SSA Mission, Deputy Directors of Public Instruction, DIET Principals & faculty, officers from the DSERT, Block Resource and Cluster Resource Persons.


2.  The Centre for Ecological Economics and Natural Resources of the

Institute in cooperation with the State Planning Board of Government of Karnataka organised one-day seminar on Water Resources in Karnataka: Emerging Challenges and Options on 25 March 2008 at Bangalore. The participants of the seminar were principal secretaries/secretaries/heads of concerned departments, academicians, NGOs, user groups and other stakeholders in the water sector.


3.  The Institute organised a two-day national seminar on ‘Globalisation

and the Management of Vulnerabilities’ from 26 to 27 March 2008. The seminar was expected to contribute to the ongoing debate on globalisation. While there is some minimum consensus that globalisation has exacerbated inequalities within and among nations, the exact nature of this relationship and its wider implications remain little explored, inadequately systematised and theorized. The seminar sought to address some of these gaps.


4.   A two-day national seminar on ‘Micro Finance Needs of Vulnerable Groups’,

organised at ISEC from 11 to 12 March 2008.  In all, 47 persons representing the government, academic institutions, banks, NGOs and donors attended the seminar. 


5. International Round Table jointly organised by the ISEC, the Commonwealth Secretariat, London, the Commonwealth Foundation, London and the Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver on ‘Indicators of School Quality: Towards Gender-Friendly Schooling Environment’, from 26 to 29 March 2008 The objectives of the Round Table were to develop indicators of school quality which can be used by School Management Committees/Boards and Communities.  Professor U R Ananthamurthy released the Commonwealth Foundation Report Girls’ Education: A Foundation for Development, on 28 March 2008. Forty delegates, of whom 20 from South Asian countries, 10 from outside South Asia and 10 from Bangalore and nearby places participated. 






     Madhya Pradesh Institute of Social Science Research

                       6, Bharapuri Administrative Zone, Ujjain – 456 010



Research Projects Completed

1.                      ‘Chronic Poverty in Remote Tribal Areas’, by D.C. Sah, Ashish Bhatt

              and Tapas Kumar Dalapati.     

 2.           ‘Teacher Absence in Primary and Upper Primary Schools in Madhya

               Pradesh’, by Sandeep Joshi.


Ongoing Research Projects


1.                Implementation of PESA in V Scheduled Areas: An Action Research Study of Working of Panchayat Raj in Tribal Regions of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat.

2.              Poverty in Dryland Areas of Madhya Pradesh.

3.              Development and Deprivation in Legging State: Issues in Rural

                 Madhya Pradesh.

4.              Monitoring and Supervision of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan in Madhya


5.             CHILDLINE Project.

6.             Status of Human Development and Future Strategies for Ujjain District

                of Madhya Pradesh.


New Project Undertaken


Management of Natural Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme in Madhya Pradesh: Issues and Challenges.


Training Workshop

Training Workshop on ‘Computer Application in Social Science’ from 9 to 18 January 2008.

 Special Lecture

Vartmaan Samay mein Bhagwat Geeta ki Prasangikata, by  Swami       Satyaroopanand Ji  Maharaj on  20 February 2008.






    During the quarter, the Institute brought out the second issue of 2007 of its bi-annual journal Madhya Pradesh Journal of Social Sciences.



During this period 238 books have been added to MPISSR Library.




Madras Institute of Development Studies

79, Second Main Road, Gandhi Nagar, Adyar,

Chennai- 600 020


Monthly Seminar


1.      ‘Beyond Sociology:  Structure, Agency, and Strategy among Tenants in India’, by Wendy Olsen, Senior Lecturer in Socio-Economic Research Institute for Development Policy and Management, University of Manchester, U.K. on 22 January 2008.

  1. ‘Varana Jati and thought of Jotirao Phule’, by G.P. Deshpande, Former Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi on 29 February 2008.
  2. ‘The Manifesto and The Modern Self: A Reading of Autobiographical Manifesto of Muthulakshmi Reddy’, by S. Anandhi Associate Professor, MIDS on 5 March 2008.
  3. ‘Contesting Diasporas: Theoretical and Experiential Reflections’, by R. Cheran, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Windsor, Canada on March 2008.
  4. ‘Union Budget 2008-09: Multi-Stakeholders’ Dialogue’ on 10 March 2008.




 Inter Disciplinary Research Methodology Workshop on Environment, Sustainable Development and Human Well-Being on 18-20 February 2008


Given the complexity and uncertainty in the relationship between environment-economy-human wellbeing, any change in the quantity and the quality of environment can affect the economy and human wellbeing in a non-linear way. The nature of the impact can be either positive or negative depending on the direction of the change that is multidimensional in nature. The extent of the environmental impact on the economy and wellbeing may be realised either at micro level or at macro level and sometimes, the micro level change will have its own cascading effect on the macroeconomy and vice versa, ultimately exerting influence on the human wellbeing. Understanding this influence is a complex issue and the social science disciplines need to address collectively. Therefore, the welfare implications of environmental sustainability need to be understood from a broader inter-disciplinary framework, with the change in the environmental and ecological resource base as the central focus of the inquiry. Within this broader framework, the papers presented in this IDRM workshop focus on three major themes embedded in environment-economy-human wellbeing, namely, issues related to macroeconomics of environment and human wellbeing, issues of non-market economic valuation and economic behavior and issues involved in institutions for formulating efficient environmental policies for sustaining the human wellbeing. In all 17 participants and 10 resource persons including guides attended the workshop.  Selected 12 papers were published in a book format entitled Environment, Sustainable Development and Human Well-Being.


      A Workshop in Transformative Learning on 28 March  2008

The discourse and practice of development are at cross roads now and contemporary processes of transformations challenge us to find new ways of understanding and nurturing development as manifold processes of human flourishing, well-being of all and planetary realisations. The workshop had presentations from scholars and students from various disciplines such as philosophy, humanities and social sciences.

Ongoing Research Projects

1.      Education Movements of India.

2.      Self Development and Social Transformation.

3.      State Development Report of Pondicherry.

4.      A book in Tamil on water governance.

5.      Adoption and livelihood resilience.

6.      Informal Institutions state and public action in Asia, under centre for future


7.      Rural Social and Economic Change.

8.      Science, Technology and Social Sciences.

9.      Management of Irrigation and its effect on productivity under Parambikulam

                Aliyar Project.

10.   Appropriate Institutions for Urban Water Sector Reforms: A Case Study of

                Bangalore City, India.

11.    Tamilnadu: Academic Perspectives from without.

12.    Neighbourhood Associations as Urban Collective Actors: A Comparative

                Study of Bangalore and Chennai.



        Environment, Sustainable Development and Human Well-being.


Nabakrushna Choudhury Centre for Development Studies

                 Plot No. A, Chandrasekharpur, Bhubaneswar – 751 013



Research Projects Completed


1.      ‘Rural-Urban Disparity: Case of Orissa’, by Dr S.P. Padhi and Dr   R.K. Meher.


2.      ‘Evaluation of National Child Labour Project in Orissa’, by Dr  Nilakantha Panigrahi, Dr S. Meher and Dr R.P.Mohanty.


3.  ‘Analysis of Annual Revenue Requirement and Tariff Proposal of Licensees/Generating Companies’,  by Dr S. Meher.


                  Ongoing Research Projects


1.      Study of Effectiveness of BRCs and CRCs in providing Academic  

Support and Supervision to Elementary Schools in Orissa and West Bengal.


2.      Tribal Women’s Access to Land: A Study of Joint Patta Act Rights in Orissa.


3.      A Study on Organisational Role Stress and Coping Strategies among the Working Women.


4.      Assessment of Progress of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan and Mid-Day Meal Programmes in Orissa.


5.      Evaluation of Minor Irrigation Projects under Rural Infrastructure Development Fund in Orissa.


6.      Socio-economic Survey of Villages affected by Jindal Project in

     Angul District.


7.      Agricultural Risk and its Management in Orissa: An Analytical Study of Household Strategy and Public Action.




A lecture on ‘East and West in the World Economy’, by Professor Ashok Guha on 14 March 2008.


During the quarter, one article was published by the faculty in reputed journal.




Omeo Kumar Das Institute of Social Change and Development

                              VIP Road, Upper Hengrabari, Guwahati – 781 036


Research Projects Completed


I. ‘Evaluation Study of Deen Dayal Rehabilitation Scheme in Manipur,

    Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura, Assam’, by  Professor Bhupen Sarmah et al.

2. ‘Quick Evaluation Study of the Scheme of Assistance to Voluntary Organisations for welfare of other Backward Classes’, by Dr Kalyan Das et al.


Ongoing Research Projects


1. Health and Healthcare in Meghalaya: A Status Report.

2. Coverage Evaluation Survey of the Reach Every District Strategy (RED) under

    Centre for Disease Control in 5 Focus Districts of Assam.

3.  Baseline Survey of Minority Concentration Districts in the Northeast.

4.  General Survey of Human Security in Northeast India.

5.  Foundational Crisis in South and South East Asia: Bangladesh, Indonesia and


6.  Pre-emptive Training in Peace Education: Theoretical and Activism Training.

7.  The socialisation of women rebels-Women Rebels: Revolutionising Patriarchal

     Norms or Mere Puppets within the Organisational Structure.

8.  An initiative for Peaceful Coexistence: A Look into the Policies and Capacity

     Building Aspect among the Displaced Populace in BTADC, Assam.

9.    The Civil Society in Assam and its Reaction to Insurgency: A Case study of

       Kamrup, Nalbari, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia Districts.

10.  Look East Policy and Northeast India: Challenges and Opportunities.

11.  Rural Indebtedness and Financial Inclusion- How to Reconcile.



  1. Health and Healthcare in Assam: A Status Report, by Indranee Dutta and Sailley Bawari, CEHAT, Mumbai and OKDISCD, Guwahati, 2007
  2. Fundamentalism in Bangladesh, by A.N.S. Ahmed, New Delhi, Akansha, 2007


  1. A lecture on ‘US Presidential Election’, by Mr Moulik D. Berkana, Assistant Public Affairs Officer, Consulate General of the United States of America, The American Center, Kolkata on 25 February 2008.
  2. A lecture in collaboration with American Centre, Kolkata and UNIFEM on ‘The Role of Women in the Peace Process and a snap shot from UNIFEM’, by Ms Anuradha Sen Mookerjee on 27 March 2008.
  3. Institute’s Foundation Day Lecture delivered by Dr Ashok Mitra on ‘Seven Sisters and Federal Polity’ on 30 March 2008.



     Sardar Patel Institute of Economic & Social Research

               Thaltej Road, Ahmedbad – 380054.



Research Project Completed

1.      'Natural Resource Depletion and Rural Urban Migration', by Hansa Jain.

2.      ‘Five percent sample checking of DISE Data 2007-2008: Post Enumeration Survey’, by R.R. Bhatnagar.

Ongoing Research Projects


1.      Implications of Agricultural Trade Liberalisation: An Analysis of the Growth Components and Contributory Factors for Agriculture across Indian States.


2.      Annual Employment Report of the Districts.


3.      Developments in Agriculture: A Comparative Analysis of the Growth Components and Contributory Factors across States.


4.      Evaluation Study of Namak Mazdoor Awas Yojana.


5.      Monitoring and Evaluation of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) in districts of Gujarat- Jamnagar and Banaskantha.


6.      Mid term evaluation for 'Implementation of Grameen Vikas Andolan in Santrampur block of Patan District.


7.      Mid term evaluation for 'Implementation of Grameen Vikas Adholan in Vav Block of Banaskantha district.


8.      Mid term evaluation study for Training computer, Sivan & Embroidery.


9.      Monitoring and Evaluation of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) in districts of Gujarat- Jamnagar and Banaskantha.


10.  Mid term evaluation for 'Implementation of Grameen Vikas Adholan in Vav Block of Banaskantha district.







The 38th Conference of Gujarat Economic Association was held at the Institute.  Dr T. Haque, Chairman, Commission of Agricultural Costs and Prices, Government of India, inaugurated the conference. He suggested that Rs.10000 crore plan to give homestead land could eliminate poverty because it would give resources to poor rural households to also participate with tree crops, horticulture and animal husbandry. He pointed out that the current rate of investment in agriculture at 12%, rising from 8% earlier has raised the growth rate of agriculture from less than 2% annual to 3%, but would need to raise to 16% to achieve a 4% rate. Coordinated efforts were needed for technology spread and credit.   Tariff and trade policies were against agriculture, he said giving examples from basmati rice, oil seeds and plantation crops. Dr Nilaben Oza, former Vice Chancellor of Bhavnagar University, gave the Presidential address on The Knowledge Economy.


During the period under review the faculty participated/presented papers and delivered lectures in seminars/conferences.