Arnab Roy Chowdhury
- Arnab Roy Chowdhury has been at HSE University since 2017.
Education and Degrees
PhD in Sociology
National University of Singapore
Thesis Title: Subalternity, State-Formation and Movements against Hydropower Projects in India, 1920-2004
Master's in Sociology
Master's in Sociology
Awards and Accomplishments
In the XVIII World Congress of Sociology in Yokohama, Japan, (13-19 July 2014), the International Sociological Association (ISA) Research Committee on Futures Research (ISA-RC07), conferred me with the 'Best Graduate Student Paper' award (paper titled:‘State-Formation from Below: Social Movement of the Dam Evictee’s and ‘Legal Transformation’ of the State in Maharashtra (India), 1960-1976). The award consists of a certificate and a monetary reward of US$2000.
Student Term / Thesis Papers
T. Tuguldur, Identifying the Determinants of Relative Poverty in Mongolia. Faculty of Social Sciences, 2020
A. Yeboah, Corruption in Postcolonial Ghana: Political, Economic, Cultural and Religious Perspectives. Faculty of Social Sciences, 2020
A. Plotnitskiy, “Our Villages are Destroyed by Extracting Companies”: Ways of Defending Indigenous Rights. Faculty of Social Sciences, 2020
J. Agostini, Indigenous Struggles in India: A Comparative Study of Anti-mining Movements in Chattisgarh and Odisha. Faculty of Social Sciences, 2020
O. Goodhead, A Comparative Study of Policies on Security at Urban Parks in USA: the Case of Centennial Olympic Park (Atlanta) and Central Park (New York). Faculty of Social Sciences, 2018
Education and Innovation Policy (Master’s programme; Faculty of Social Sciences; field of study "38.04.04. Государственное и муниципальное управление", field of study "41.04.04. Политология"; 2 year, 1, 2 module)Eng
- Methods in Comparative and Historical Sociology (Master’s programme; Faculty of Social Sciences; 1 year, 1, 2 module)Eng
- Sociological Reasoning: Journal Seminar (Optional course (faculty); Faculty of Social Sciences; 3, 4 module)Eng
- Article Roy Chowdhury A. Book Review: Water Policy Processes in India by Vandana Asthana // Asian Journal of Social Science. 2011. Vol. 39. No. 1. P. 102-103. doi
- Chapter Roy Chowdhury A. Summarizing Dipesh Chakrabarty: Locating a Cozy Prefecture between Self, Alterity and Transcendence, in: Avenel Companion to Modern Social Theorists. Kolkata : Avenel, 2011. P. 108-121.
- Article Roy Chowdhury A. Book Review: Protest with Chinese Characteristics by Ho- Fung Hung // International Sociology. 2012. Vol. 27. No. 5. P. 656-658. doi
- Article Roy Chowdhury A. Book Review: Changing Homelands: Hindu Politics and Partition in India by Neeti Nair // Asian Journal of Social Science. 2013. Vol. 41. No. 2. P. 230-232. doi
- Article Roy Chowdhury A. Decommissioning Large Dams in India: A Comparative Assessment of Mullaperiyar and other Cases // Development in practice. 2013. Vol. 23. No. 2. P. 292-298. doi
- Article Roy Chowdhury A., Ngamjahao K. Deluge amidst Conflict: Hydropower, Development and Displacement in North-East Region of India // Progress in Development Studies. 2013. Vol. 13. No. 8. P. 195-208. doi
- Article Roy Chowdhury A. Book Review: Civil Society and Democratization in India: Institutions, Ideologies and Interest, by Sarbeswar Sahoo, // Contemporary South Asia. 2014. Vol. 22. No. 2. P. 216-217. doi
- Article Roy Chowdhury A. Book Review: Marxism and Social Movements (eds.) Colin Barker, Laurence Cox, John Krinsky, Alf Gunvald Nilsen // Asian Journal of Social Science. 2014. Vol. 42. No. 6. P. 815-817. doi
- Article Roy Chowdhury A. ‘Repertoires of Contention in Movements against Hydropower Projects in India’ // Social Movement Studies. 2014. Vol. 13. No. 3. P. 399-205. doi
- Chapter Roy Chowdhury A. Claiming ‘Ecological Property Rights’: Movements against Hydropower Projects in Maharashtra (India), 1960-2004 Arnab Roy Chowdhury, in: Understanding Southern Social Movements. Oxford : Routledge, 2016. P. 27-41.
- Article Roy Chowdhury A., Ngamjahao K. Contested State-craft on the Frontiers of the Indian Nation: ‘Hills-Valley Divide’ and the Genealogy of Kuki Ethnic Nationalism in Manipur’ // Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism. 2016. Vol. 16. No. 2. P. 283-303. doi
- Article Roy Chowdhury A., Kuntala L. The Geophagous Peasants of Kalahandi: De-peasantisation and Artisanal Mining of Coloured Gemstones in India // Extractive Industries and Society. 2016. Vol. 3. No. 3. P. 703-715. doi
- Article Roy Chowdhury A. Book Review: Living with Disasters: Communities and Development in the Indian Sunderbans by Amites Mukhopadhyay // Society and Culture in South Asia. 2017. Vol. 3. No. 1. P. 124-126. doi
- Article Roy Chowdhury A. Book Review: The Coal Nation: Histories, Ecologies and Politics of Coal in India, edited by Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt, // Commonwealth and Comparative Politics. 2017. Vol. 55. No. 2. P. 240-242. doi
- Article Roy Chowdhury A., Gupta P. Harnessing Gram Sabhas to Challenge State Profligacy in Chhattisgarh // Economic and Political Weekly. 2017. Vol. 52. No. 48. P. 58-63.
- Chapter Roy Chowdhury A. ‘Revisiting Naxalbari’: Narratives of Violence and Exclusions from the Marginal Spaces, in: Marginalities in India: Themes and Perspectives. Singapore : Springer, 2017. P. 81-94. doi
- Chapter Roy Chowdhury A., Kuntala L. Agrarian distress and Gemstone Mining in India: The Political Economy of Survival, in: Between the Plough and the Pick: Informal, Artisanal and Small-Scale mining in the contemporary world. Canberra : Australian National University, 2018. Ch. #4. P. 89-116. doi
- Article Roy Chowdhury A. Book Review: Undervalued Dissent: Informal Worker’s Politics in India, by Manjusha Nair // Asian Journal of Social Science. 2018. Vol. 46. No. 4-5. P. 571-573. doi
- Article Lahiri-Dutt K., Roy Chowdhury A. In the Realm of the Diamond King: Myth, Magic,and Modernity in the Diamond Tracts of Central India // Annals of the American Association of Geographers. 2018. Vol. 108. No. 6. P. 1620-1634. doi
- Article Roy Chowdhury A. State Formation from Below: Social Movements of Dam Evictees and Legal Transformation of the Local State in India, 1960–76 // South Asia: Journal of South Asia Studies. 2018. Vol. 41. No. 1. P. 194-211. doi
- Article Roy Chowdhury A. Book Review: Sarbeswar Sahoo (2018) Pentecostalism and the politics of conversion in India // Politics, Religion and Ideology. 2019. Vol. 20. No. 4. P. 520-521. doi
- Article Roy Chowdhury A. Book Review: Taberez Ahmed Neyazi, (2017) Political Communication and Mobilisation // Asian Journal of Social Science. 2019. Vol. 42. No. 2. P. 288-290. doi
- Chapter Roy Chowdhury A., Ahmed A. Emergent Protest Publics in India and Bangladesh: A Comparative Study of Anti-corruption and Shahbag Protests, in: Protest Publics. Toward a New Concept of Mass Civic Action / Отв. ред.: N. Y. Belyaeva, D. Zaytsev, V. A. Albert. Switzerland : Springer, 2019. doi Ch. 4. P. 49-66. doi
- Article Roy Chowdhury A. International-domestic linkages in a developing-country context: the case of the Rohingyas in Bangladesh // Policy Studies. 2019. Vol. 40. No. 3-4. P. 303-319. doi
- Chapter Roy Chowdhury A. Using Case Study Method Analysis to Explore the Indo-Myanmar Borderland Communities, in: Sage Research Method Cases. L. : Sage, 2019. P. 1-15. doi
- Article Roy Chowdhury A. An ‘un-imagined community’: the entangled genealogy of an exclusivist nationalism in Myanmar and the Rohingya refugee crisis // Social Identities. 2020. Vol. 26. No. 5. P. 590-607. doi
- Article Roy Chowdhury A. Postcolonial Turns in Indian Political Theorising: The Contributions and Imaginaries of Sudipta Kaviraj // Indian Anthropologist (India). 2020. Vol. 50. No. 1-2. P. 93-109.
- Chapter Roy Chowdhury A. 'Re-thinking Postcolonial Politics': Salvaging Democracy from the Religious Right-wing Parties in India, in: IV ISA Forum of Sociology: Challenges of the 21st Century. Febr 23-27, 2021. Porto Alegres, Brazil. Book of Abstracts.. Faculty of Political Sciences and Sociology, University Complutense, 2021. P. 490-490.
- Article Roy Chowdhury A., Lahiri-Dutt K. Extractive capital and multi-scalar environmental politics: interpreting the exit of Rio Tinto from the diamond fields of Central India // Third World Quarterly. 2021. P. 1-18. doi (in press)
- Article Roy Chowdhury A. Neoliberal Entrenchment in India: Consequences for the Informal Labour and the Poor at Large // Sociology. 2021. Vol. 55. No. 2. P. 438-445. doi
- 201237th Annual Meeting of Social Science History Association (Ванкувер). Presentation: Subalternity, State-Formation and Movement against Hydropower projects in India, 1920-2004
- 201010th Essex Conference of Critical Political Theory (Колчестер). Presentation: Hydro-politics and Dynamics of Mobilizations against Large Dams in Maharashtra: a Post-Marxist Approach
- International Sociological Association (ISA), World Congress (Гётеборг). Presentation: The State on a Hydraulic Mission: The Political Ecology of Large Dams in Maharashtra
July 2016- June 2017 : Postdoctoral Researcher, in Move Media Communications under Bangladesh and Thailand office.
July 2015- June 2016: Visiting Assistant Professor, Public Policy and Management Group (PP&M), Indian Institute of Management –Calcutta (IIMC).
August 2013- January 2015: various positions (TA, RA and Postdoc) in National University of Singapore.
'Teaching at HSE' workshop held on November 15 once again welcomed internationally recruited faculty members and led a discussion about teaching findings and best teaching practices.
Participants of the workshop 'The Future of Science and Technology in BRICS Countries: Challenges and Responses', the closing event of the 8th HSE Foresight Conference, shared the five countries’ experience of promoting research cooperation and the results of joint foresight studies.
Several of this year’s tenure-track faculty members have stayed at HSE previously as postdoctoral fellows. The HSE Looktalked to Arnab Roy Chowdhury, Assistant Professor at School of Sociology, about his experience and on how best to get immersed into the HSE academic community.
In addition to interviews with international faculty, The HSE Lookis launching a new feature – a column about their life in Russia, what they discover in different cities, and interesting venues at HSE and beyond. If you have an interesting experience to share, please contact us at email@example.com. In this issue, we present a column by Arnab Roy Chowdhury.
Every year, HSE hires post-doctoral researchers from all over the world. And in 2017-18, more than 30 of them started work at laboratories and research centres in a large range of fields and specializations. The HSE Lookis pleased to introduce this year’s international researchers, so that you can learn more about your colleagues and find out about opportunities for potential collaboration.
On September 22 'Living and Working in Russia' workshop welcomed new international faculty members to HSE.