Dr. Priyadarshi Kar

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Department of History

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Dr   Priyadarshi Kar hasbeen working as an Asst. Professor in the Dept of History, Ravenshaw University since March 2010. He graduated (in History-Hons) from B.J.B College, Bhubaneswar (1992) as a universityrank-holder with Distinction. Dr Kar obtained his MAdegree from Central University of Hyderabad (1994) and M. Phil degree from Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi(1999) with Modern Indian History as specialization. He qualified UGC-NET (1996-97) and was awarded Ph.D from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, (2008).The title of his  thesis was: Osho Rajneesh: Life and Thought: A Psycho-historical Study of the Rajneesh Movement (1931-1990).

His areas of research interest include Modern and Contemporary Indian History, History of Religion & New Religious Movements, Psycho-history, Gender Studies, History of Tribes. An alumnus of Sainik School Bhubaneswar (1982-89), Dr. Kar later worked as a lecturer in National Defence Academy, Pune, and also served as Executive Editor in Spectrum Books, New Delhi, prior to joining Ravenshaw. Dr Kar has more than twenty years of work experience.

Selected Publications

  1. Title of the paper:Naxal Movement and Issues of Tribal Development in Odisha (1960-2010), Proceedings of Indian History Congress; Year of Publication: 2016; Volume: 76; Issue No: NA; Page No From: 953; Page No To: 961; ISSN: 22491937
  2. Title of the paper:Bhima Bhoi and Mahima Dharma: Mapping Social Dissent in Colonial Orissa, Proceedings of South Indian History Congress; Year of Publication: 2016; Volume: 36; Issue No: NA; Page No From: 520; Page No To: 527; ISSN: 22293671
  3. Title of the paper:Exploring Gender Issues in Colonial Odisha: Gleanings from Vernacular Tracts, Mahila Pratishta; (co-authored with R.Dalai)Year of Publication: 2020; Volume: 6; Issue No: 1; Page No From: 1; Page No To: 8; ISSN:2454-7891
  4. Title of the paper:Education and Social Transformation: Reflections on the Thoughts of a Contemporary Mystic, Social Vision; Year of Publication: 2020; Volume: 17; Issue No: 2; Page No From: 127; Page No To: 136; ISSN:2277-5560.
  5. Title of the paper:History and Psycho-analysis: Exploring Psycho-history, Proceedings of Odisha History Congress; Year of Publication: 2014; Volume: 35; Issue No: NA; Page No From: 189; Page No To: 198; ISSN: 22775560
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Rajashree Dalai

Research Scolar

Group Alumni

Dr. Kuntala Soy

Thesis Title : Identity Politics Of Tribal Communities In Odisha : A Case Study Of 'Ho' Tribe (1820-1965)

Sabitri Sethi

Thesis Title : Tribal Resistance in odisha (1947-2000).

Sujata Barik

Thesis Title : Agrarian Questions And The Peasant Movements In Orissa (1947-2000 Ad

Research Work Under Progress:

Books:

  1. Development of Psycho-history in India.
  2. The Unconventional Mystic: A Study of Osho Rajneesh and His Followers.
  3. Translation of Chithire Chithire Sabyasachi (Odia) into English.

Articles:

  1. Hundred Years of The Samaja: Biography of a Newspaper.
  2. Life and Times of Meerabai: A Gender Perspective.
  3. Language Politics of the Ho Tribes in Odisha.
  4. Understanding New Religious Movements: A Case Study of the Rajneesh Movement (1960-1990)
  5. Colonialism, Tribes and Resistance: Some Reflections on Tribal Resistance in Colonial Odisha.
Projects:

Project Undertaken: One (ongoing 2017-22)

Title of the project: Tribal Resistance and Emergence of Naxalism in Odisha (1960-2015) funded by World Bank under OHEPEE, Centre of Excellence (COE)

Research Guidance: Dr Kar has supervised four PhD scholars (2 awarded and 2 submitted) and 13 M Phil scholars during 2010-21 period.

BOOKS:

  1. Against the Tyranny of Society: Reflections on a Protest Movement, Academic Excellence, New Delhi, 2006, ISBN-81-88684-79-1
  2. Gandhi, Nehru and Tagore and Other Eminent Personalities of Modern India (Co-author), Spectrum Books Private Limited, New Delhi, (2010 Edn). ISBN-81-7930-373-X
  3. A Comprehensive History of Modern India, (Co-Authored with B. Bandyopadhyah), Spectrum Books (P) Ltd., New Delhi, 2011(2nd Edn). ISBN-81-7930-407-8
  4. Constitution of India and Indian Polity (Co-author), Spectrum Books (P) Ltd., New Delhi, 2008. ISBN-81-7930-306-3
  5. International Organizations, Conferences and Treaties, (Co-author), Spectrum Books (P) Ltd., New Delhi, 2008. ISBN-81-7930-306-3

CHAPTER IN BOOKS :

  1. Locating Vivekananda in the Contemporary Education System” in Atanu Mahapatra (Ed) Vivekananda and Contemporary Education in India: Recent Perspectives, Surendra Publications, New Delhi, 2014, pp 79-90, ISBN-978-93-80817-50-7.
  2. Mira and the Mahatma: A Review” in S.Pani &N.Pani (Ed) Reflections on Gandhi : The Forgotten Mahatma, Zenith Books International, Delhi, 2008, pp183-187, ISBN 978-81-906069-5-0

ARTICLES :

  1. Title of the paper:Naxal Movement and Issues of Tribal Development in Odisha (1960-2010), Proceedings of Indian History Congress; Year of Publication: 2016; Volume: 76; Issue No: NA; Page No From: 953; Page No To: 961; ISSN: 22491937
  2. Title of the paper:Bhima Bhoi and Mahima Dharma: Mapping Social Dissent in Colonial Orissa, Proceedings of South Indian History Congress; Year of Publication: 2016; Volume: 36; Issue No: NA; Page No From: 520; Page No To: 527; ISSN: 22293671
  3. Title of the paper:Exploring Gender Issues in Colonial Odisha: Gleanings from Vernacular Tracts, Mahila Pratishta; (co-authored with R.Dalai)Year of Publication: 2020; Volume: 6; Issue No: 1; Page No From: 1; Page No To: 8; ISSN:2454-7891
  4. Title of the paper:Education and Social Transformation: Reflections on the Thoughts of a Contemporary Mystic, Social Vision; Year of Publication: 2020; Volume: 17; Issue No: 2; Page No From: 127; Page No To: 136; ISSN:2277-5560.
  5. Title of the paper:History and Psycho-analysis: Exploring Psycho-history, Proceedings of Odisha History Congress; Year of Publication: 2014; Volume: 35; Issue No: NA; Page No From: 189; Page No To: 198; ISSN: 22775560
  6. Title of the paper: Politics of Hindutva and the Legacy of Vivekananda, Proceedings of Odisha History Congress; Year of Publication: 2016; Volume: 37; Issue No: NA; Page No From: 191; Page No To: 200; ISSN: 22775560
  7. Title of the paper:Understanding Osho Rajneesh: A Psycho-historic Perspective, in Search; Year of Publication: 2014; Volume: 08; Issue No: 1; Page No From: 93; Page No To: 107; ISSN: 09745416
  8. Title of the paper:The ‘Ho’ Women and their Status in the Society, Journal for Social Development; (co-authored with K.Soy),JIF: 01; Year of Publication: 2015; Volume: 07; Issue No: 3; Page No From: 68; Page No To: 74; ISSN: 09750142
  9. Title of the paper:The Ho tribe: Locating a Community, Journal for Social Development;(co-authored with K.Soy),Year of Publication: 2015; Volume: 07; Issue No: 3; Page No From: 104; Page No To: 114; ISSN: 09750142
  10. Title of the paper:Reorganization of Districts in Orissa, Journal for Social Development; (co-authored with B.Parida),Year of Publication: 2015; Volume: 07; Issue No: 3; Page No From: 80; Page No To: 86; ISSN: 09750142
  11. .  Title of the paper: Revisiting Adivasi Question in Post-colonial Odisha, Journal of Odisha History; Year of Publication: 2019; Volume: XXXII; Issue No: 3; Page No From: 45; Page No To: 59; ISSN:2277-5560

OTHER ARTICLES :

  1. Gandhi Today: Demystifying an Enigma” published in Media Spectrum 1-15 October 2007, New Delhi.
  2. Education Matters: Rosy Picture, Thorny Issues” (with Vidya Bhaskar) in Media Spectrum 16-30 September 2007, New Delhi.
  3. Human Rights Activism: A Call for Global Attention” published in Media    Spectrum 1-15 December 2007, New Delhi
  4. The Issue of Judicial Accountability”published in Media Spectrum 16-30 June 2008, New Delhi.
  5. Education in India: Lacunae and Remedies, published in Media    Spectrum 16-30 November 2008, New Delhi, pp.33-35.
  6. Tackling Climate Change: New Global Alignments Needed, published in Media    Spectrum 16-28 February 2007, New Delhi, pp.06-09.
  7. Verdict-2009: General Elections published in Media    Spectrum 1-15 June 2009, New Delhi, pp.05-13.
  8. Regional Chauvinism versus Democratic Space, published in Media    Spectrum 16-29 February 2008, New Delhi, pp.05-10.
  9. Nandigram Travails, published in Media    Spectrum 16-30 November 2007, New Delhi, pp.20-23.
  10. Problems and Issues of Indian Agriculture, published in Media    Spectrum 1-15 August 2007, New Delhi, pp.17-18.
  11. The Issue of Readymade Licenses, Copyright and Blogging, published in Media    Spectrum 16-28 February 2009, New Delhi, pp.31-32.
  12. Airlines Merger on the Anvil, published in Media    Spectrum 1-15 March, 2007, New Delhi, pp.26-28.
  13. South Asian Regional Cooperation: Whither Headed, published in Media    Spectrum 16-30 April, 2007, New Delhi, pp.05-12.
  14. Nepalin Transition: from Monarchy to Republic, published in Media    Spectrum 1-15 June 2008, New Delhi, pp.05-12.
  15. Uttaranchal: Making Himalayan Strides, published in Media    Spectrum 1-15 November 2006, New Delhi, pp.19-20.
  16. North Korea’s Big Bang Arrests Global Attention, published in Media    Spectrum 16-31 October 2006, New Delhi, pp.21-22.
  17. Hu’s Visit- A Turning Point in Sino-Indian Relations, published in Media    Spectrum 1-15 December 2006, New Delhi, pp.23-24.
  18. Fiji: Coup-culture versus Democracy, published in Media    Spectrum 16-31 December 2006, New Delhi, pp.24-26.
  19. Piracy and Safety of the Seas,published in Media    Spectrum 16-30 April 2009, New Delhi, pp.05-13.

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