Prof (Dr) Asima Sahu

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Department of Political Science

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sahu.asima@gmail.com

Prof Sahu is currently Professor and the Head of the Dept of Political Science. She has more than three decades of teaching and research experience .She obtained her Masters Degree from University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad and did her M.Phil in South Asian Studies, School of International Studies of JNU,New Delhi. She earned her PhD from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar. Her research interests encompass Development Studies, Gender Issues, India and her Neighbourhood and Human Rights of the vulnerable and marginalised communities. She has published several research articles in reputed journals and authored six books. She has contributed chapters to the edited books. Nine scholars have been awarded the PhD degree under her supervision.

Selected Publications

  1. Muslim Women in India: Interrogating their Status and Position , Gender Dynamics and the Emerging Issues in 21st century(ed.) Aliva Mohanty and others, 2021, Mittal, New Delhi, PP. 309-322, ISBN 9390692180, 9789390692187.
  2. “Mapping the Linkages between Globalization and Women Trafficking” (2019), The Indian Journal of Political Science, Vol.LXXX, No 1, January-March,PP. 21-28, ISSN:0019-5510.
  3. Mapping Trajectory of India-Japan Relations: A Growing Complementarity of Interests in India’s Engagement with Extended Neighbourhood: Issues and Challenges (ed.), Roots Media, Toronto,Canada, 2018, , PP.150-163, ISBN 978-0-9953465-0-5.
  4. “Interrogating the Need for a Uniform Civil Code in India” (2018),The Indian Journal of Political Science, Vol.LXXIX , No 1, January-March, PP 186-191,ISSN 0019-5510 .
  5. “Peace-Building in Sri Lanka and India’s Role” (2014)JAIR Journal of International Relations, Vol.2 ,July-December, PP.31-36, ISSN 2348-7496
  • Group
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Nafisa Alli

Research Scholar

Kadambini Dash

Research Scholar

Group Alumni

Rudra Narayan Mishra

Thesis Title : Poverty Alleviation Through Public Policy Intervention: A Study of the Working of Swarna Jayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojana(SGSY) in Erasama Bloc of Jagatsinghpur District in Orissa

Pravat Kumar Dash

Thesis Title : People’s Participation in the formation and Functioning of Gram Panchayats of Khurda Block in Odisha.

Prabina Sahoo

Thesis Title : Urban administration in Odisha: A Study of Cuttack Municipal Corporation.

Babula Kumar Pradhan

Thesis Title : Role of NGOs in Rural Development: A Study of Two Blocks in Puri District of Orissa.

Kaikasha Begum

Thesis Title : Women and Muslim Personal Law: A Study on the Status and Awareness among Muslim Women of Cuttack District of Odisha.

Sandeep Bal

Thesis Title : Development, Environment, and People’s Protest: A Study of Niyamgiri Movement in Odisha.

Snehasish Sahoo

Thesis Title : Political Participation of Scheduled Tribes in Grassroot Democratic Institutions of Odisha: A Study on Bondas of Khairaput Block in Malkangiri District.

Chinmay Kumar Pradhan

Thesis Title : Poverty and Distress Migration : A Case Study of Bolangir and Nuapada Districts of Odisha .

Bijayini Mishra

Thesis Title : Rural Development Policies and Strategies in India: A Case Study of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme(MGNREGA) in Puri District of Odisha .

Ongoing Research Projects :
  1. ICSSR Major Project,Vulnerability, Deprivation and Well-being of the Geriatric Persons in Odisha: Challenges and Opportunities.
  2. ICSSR IMPRESS Co-PI, Governance and Management of Religious Tourism in India: A Comparative Study of Jagannath Temple of Odisha, Tirupati Temple of Andhra Pradesh, Sabarimala Temple of Kerala and Baishnodevi Temple of Jammu & Kashmir.
  1. “Impact of MGNREGA on Rural Lives: A Case Study in Puri District of Odisha” (2020), Social Vision, Vol 7, No 2, July-September, PP. 32-40, ISSN:2349-0519
  2. “Poverty and Distress Migration in India”, (2020), Alochana Chakra Journal, May, ISSN: 2231-3990
  3. “Criminal Justice System in India: An Evaluation” (2019)Social Vision, Vol.06, No 2, July-September ,PP.118-127,ISSN: 2349-0519
  4. “Mapping the Linkages between Globalization and Women Trafficking” (2019), The Indian Journal of Political Science, Vol.LXXX, No 1, January-March, PP. 21-28, ISSN:0019-5510
  5.  “Role of Gender in Environment” (2018)Mahila Pratistha (International Multidisciplinary Journal of Women and Gender Studies), Vol.4, No 2, October-December , PP.155-162,ISSN 2454-7891
  6. “Mapping the Gender –Based Violence in India” (2018), Mahila Pratistha (International Multidisciplinary Journal of Women and Gender Studies),July-September , Vol 1, No 4,ISSN:2454-7891,PP.1-10
  7. “Interrogating the Need for a Uniform Civil Code in India” (2018),The Indian Journal of Political Science, Vol.LXXIX , No 1, January-March, PP 186-191,ISSN 0019-5510 
  8. “Violence Against Women in India” (2017)Odisha Political Science Journal, December ,Vol XXI, No 1,PP.162-168 , ISSN 0377-1997
  9. “Soft Power and India: A Critical Analysis” (2016)Scholarly Research Journal for Humanity Science & English Language, Vol.3, Dec-January,PP.3301-3314, ISSN2348-3083
  10. “Intersectionality of Gender, Religion and Culture: A Study of Women Rights in an Indian State” (2016), International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Review, Vol.2, September, PP.16-28, ISSN 2410-5171(Online) ISSN 2415-1246 (Print) 
  11. “Understanding the Women Rights as Human Rights through Feminist Lens” (2016)MahilaPratishtha ((International Multidisciplinary Journal of Women and Gender Studies) Vol 4, No  , April –June PP.123-136, ISSN 2454-7891
  12. “Peace and Reconciliation in Post-LTTE Sri Lanka: Issues and Challenges Before India” (2016), The Indian Journal Political Science, Vol LXXVII, No 2, April-June, PP .229-234, ISSN No 0019-5510,
  13. “Development-induced Displacement and Issues of Resettlement” (2016) International Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies, vol.2, February,PP.1-10,ISSN 2454-8499
  14. “How far Human Rights are Secured: Some points to Ponder” (2016) Mahila Pratishtha(International Multidisciplinary Journal on Women and Gender Studies), Vol.3, No  January-March, PP. 104-110, ISSN 2454-789,
  15. “Violence Against Women in India: An Analysis of the phenomenon of Female Deselection” (2016) ,Scholars World, Vol. 4,  January, PP.94-98, ISSN 2319-5789
  16. “Peace-Building in Post-Conflict Sri Lanka: India’s Concerns, Opportunities and Impending Challenges” (2016) Eurasia Review, January 18, PP.1-8, ISSN 2330-717X,
  17. “Skill Innovation and Sustainable Rural Entrepreneurship” (2016)Journal of Indian Institute of Public Administration Regional Branch, Odisha, PP.173-182, ISSN No 2231-556X,
  18. “Role of NGOs in Rural Development: A Case Study in Puri District of Odisha” (2015-16)Manjari, PP.138-146, ISSN 0974-9896
  19. “Muslim Women and Gender Justice in India” (2015)Asian Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies, Vol.3, December, PP.139-141,ISSN 2321-8819
  20. “Peace and Reconciliation in Post-LTTE Sri Lanka: Issues and Challenges BeforeIndia” (2015)Global Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies, Vol.5 ,December pp.102-109, ISSN 2348-0459
  21. “Gender-based Violence in India: Some Reflections” (2015)The Journal of Social Science Scholar, Vol.2, July,PP.62-72,ISSN 2321-8266, 
  22. “Mapping the Rights of the Muslim Women in India” (2015)Vision, Bhubaneswar, Vol. XXXV,April-Sept, PP.51-60, ISSN 2249-9857
  23. “The Trajectories of India-Japan Relations: A Growing Convergence of Interests” (2015),The Journal of Social Science Researcher, January, , PP.87-97, ISSN 2319-618
  24. “US and Indian Nuclear Policies: Convergence and Divergence” (2015) The Indian Journal of Political Science, Vol.LXXVI, Jan-March, pp.117-126, ISSN 0019-5510,
  25. “People’s Participation in Panchayati Raj: A Conceptual Analysis” (2014-15)Manjari Journal of Science and Social Science, pp.105-115,ISSN 0974-9896
  26. “Dynamics of Coalition Politics in India” (2014) Asian Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies, Vol.2,  August, PP.265-269,ISSN 2321-8819
  27. “Peace-Building in Sri Lanka and India’s Role” (2014)JAIR Journal of International Relations, Vol.2 ,July-December, PP.31-36, ISSN 2348-7496
  28. “The Menace of Women Trafficking: A Growing Concern” (2014)Asian Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies, Vol.2, May, PP.167-171, ISSN 2321-8819,
  29. “Dynamics of India-Sri Lanka Relations” (2011)Odisha Journal of Political Science, Vol. XVII, December, PP.83-89, ISSN,0377-1997
  30. “Perspectives on Women Deficit in India” (2011)Vision, Bhubaneswar,Vol.XXI, PP. 44-50
  31. “Women & Environment: The Indian Perspective” (2010)Orissa Political Science Journal, Bhubaneswar, Vol XVII, PP.66-71,ISSN 0377-1997,
  32. “Development, Displacement & Rehabilitation” (2008)Utkal Journal of Political Science, Bhubaneswar, Vol XV, PP.66-74
  33. “U.S. & India: The Issue of Nuclear Non-Proliferation” (2008), Utkal Journal of Political Science, Bhubaneswar, vol. XV, PP. 100-112
  34. “Women in Panchayati Raj” (2007-08) IIPA Journal (Regional Branch), Bhubaneswar, Vol. XVI, PP.297-305
  35. “Coalition Politics in India” (2007) Orissa Political Science Journal, Bhubaneswar, Vol XIV, pp.85-91
  36. “The Non-Proliferation Regime” (2006) Orissa Political Science Journal, Bhubaneswar, Vol XIV, PP. 192-198
  37. “Social Movements in India” (2005) Ravenshaw Journal of Politics and Administration, Vol.2, PP.125-131
  38. “Reorganisation of Field Administration in Orissa” (1996) Journal of the Indian Institute of Public Administration, Vol IV, PP.21-22
  39. “Women’s Development” (1993-94) Journal of the Indian Institute of Public Administration (Regional Branch), PP.19-23

Books Authored :

  1. Human Rights Violations and The Law (Pointer: Jaipur, 1999), ISBN 81-7132-214-X
  2. Women’s Liberation and Human Rights (Pointer: Jaipur, 2000), ISBN 81-7132-252-2
  3. Rights of Muslim Women in India (Elite: Bhubaneswar, 2008) ISBN 81-85531-87-0
  4. The Nuclear Issue in Indo-US Relations (Elite: Bhubaneswar, 2009), ISBN 81-85531-86-2
  5. Environmental Movements in Odisha (Elite: Bhubaneswar, 2009) ISBN 81-85531-89-7 
  6. Sri Lanka’s Policy Towards India, 1965-77 A Study of Bilateral Dynamics (Lap Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, 2012), ISBN 978-3-659-14407-3

Chapters in Edited Books :

  1. Muslim Women in India: Interrogating their Status and Position , Gender Dynamics and the Emerging Issues in 21st century(ed.) Aliva Mohanty and others, 2021, Mittal, New Delhi, PP. 309-322, ISBN 9390692180, 9789390692187
  2. Mapping Trajectory of India-Japan Relations: A Growing Complementarity of Interests in India’s Engagement with Extended Neighbourhood: Issues and Challenges (ed.), Roots Media, Toronto,Canada,2018, , PP.150-163, ISBN 978-0-9953465-0-5.
  3. Mapping the Gender-based Violence in India in Women in Indian Society on a Resurgent Path: A New Perspective (Ed.), 2018, Kunal Books, New Delhi, PP.  ISBN 978-93-86714-51-0
  4. Gender in Muslim Community: Actuality of Rights and Awareness of Muslim Women in Odisha, A Micro Study in Whither Women: A Shift from Endowment to Empowerment (Ed) Edupedia, Delhi,2016, ISBN 9781523724116,PP. 23-37.
  5. Grassroots Democracy in Empowering Women in Rural India: A Study from Odisha in Gender Dynamics: The Emerging Frontiers (Ed), Research India Publications, Delhi, 2016, ISBN978-93-84443-71-9, PP. 127-141.
  6. Empowering women in India: Issues & Challenges in Empowering Women, Issues, Challenges & Strategies (Ed), 2009, Dominant, Delhi, ISBN978-81-908492-1-0, PP.25-35.
  7. Engendering Grassroots Democracy in India in Working of the New Panchayati Raj System in India (Ed), 2003, Zenith, Bhadrak, PP. 84-94
  8. Political Philosophy of Gopabandhu Dash in Indian Political Thinkers (Ed), 1995, Sabdaloka, Cuttack, ISBN 81-7413-018-7, PP. 295-308

Teaching :

  1. Democracy and Political Institutions in India.
  2. Political Process in India.
  3. Comparative Politics.
  4. Human Rights, Gender and Environment.