Subject Specialization: Indian Politics, Political Economy of Development.
Areas of Research Interest: Indian Politics, Political Economy of Development, Social Movements, Identity Politics and Political Parties.
No. of Ph.D. students: (a) Supervised: 04 (b) Ongoing: 07
No. of M.Phil. students: (a) Supervised: 13 (b) Ongoing: Nil.
No. of Publications: (a) Journal(s) : 04 (b) Books Authored/Edited: 02 (c) Book Review: 09 (d) Book Chapters: 11 (d) Papers in Conf. Proc.:01
Achievement & Awards:
Awarded the Manas Chatterjee award of excellence in Research on Regional Science in the annual Indian Regional Science Association Conference in 2008.
Post Doctoral Fellow at the International Centre for Ethnic Studies (ICES), Kandy, Sri Lanka for four months in 2005.
Head of the Department for Two years, February 17, 2012 to February 16, 2014,
Served as Registrar (Officiating) for Six Months, October 1, 2012-March 31, 2013.
UGC Minor Res. Project: ‘Political Parties in Power: An Assessment of Regional Party Led Governments in Four Indian States: 1995-2002’ (Completed in 2006).
ICSSR: ‘Underdevelopment, Identity Politics and the Demand for Separate States in Orissa and West Bengal.’ (Completed in 2014)
Selective List of Publications:
Books Published as Single Author or as Editor:
Jana, Arun K. & Sarmah, Bhupen (eds) Class, Ideology and Political Parties in India, South Asian Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, 2002. (ISBN 81-7003-261-X)
Jana, Arun K & Ghosh, Maya (eds), Development and Disorder: The Crises in Governance in the Northeast and East of India, South Asian Publishers, New Delhi, 2010 (ISBN 81-7003-326-8)
Book Reviews Published in International Journals:
Rakesh Gupta, The Use of Metaphor by Jawaharlal Nehru, Shubhi Publications, Gurgaon, 2007, Journal of Contemporary Asia, Vol. 39, No. 1, February 2009.
Veena Kukreja, Contemporary Pakistan: Political Processes, Conflicts and Crisis, Sage Publications, New Delhi, 2003, Published in The Journal of Development Studies, Volume 41, Number 3, April 2005.
Paranjoy Guha Thakurtha & Shankar Raghuraman, A Time of Coalitions: Divided We Stand, Sage, New Delhi, 2004 published in the Journal of ContemporaryAsia, Vol. 35 No.3, 2005.
Vidhu Verma, Malaysia: State and Civil Society in Transition, Lynne Rienner Publishers, Boulder, London, 2002 published in the Millennium: A Journal of InternationalAffairs, (Published from the London School of Economics).
Kanchan Chandra, Why do Ethnic Parties Succeed? Patronage and Ethnic Headcounts in India, Cambridge, Cambridge, 2004, Published in the Ethnic Studies Report (Journal ofthe International Centre for Ethnic Studies), Vol.XXII, No.1, January 2004.
Lawrence Saez, Federalism without a Centre: The Impact of Political and Economic Reform on India’s Federal System Sage, New Delhi, 2002 published in Journal of Contemporary Asia, Vol.34 No.1, January 2004.
Sucha Singh Gill (ed.) Land Reforms in India (V0l.6): Intervention for Agrarian Capitalist Transformation in Punjab and Haryana, Sage Publications, New Delhi, 2001 published in Journal of Peasant Studies, (A Frank Cass Journal Published from United Kingdom) Vol 31/No.1, October, 2003.
Anne Kruegger (ed.) Economic Policy Reforms and the Indian Economy, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2002 published in Contemporary South Asia Vol.12 (3) September 2003.
Sangeeta Kamat, Development Hegemony: NGOs and the State in India, Sage, New Delhi, 2002 Published in TheJournal of Development Studies, (A FRANK CASS JOURNAL Published from United Kingdom) Volume 39 Number 4 April 2003.
Chapters Contributed to Edited Volumes Published by International Publishers:
Jana, Arun K., ‘Backwardness and Political Articulation of Backwardness in the North Bengal Region of West Bengal” in Ashutosh Kumar (ed.), Regions within Regions: Rethinking State Politics in India, Routledge, New Delhi & London Simultaneously, 2010. (ISBN 978-0-415-59777-7)
Chapters in National Level Publishers with ISBN/ISSN and with Numbers of National and International Directories:
Jana, Arun K., ‘The Construction of a Kosli Identity and the Movement for a Separate State of Kosal in Western Odisha’ in Sanjay K Roy & Rajatsubhra Mukhopadhyay (eds), Ethnicity in the East and North-East India, Gyan, New Delhi, 2015 ISBN (978-81-212-1255-7)
Jana, Arun K., ‘The Indian National Movement: Ideological Discourse and Political Legacies’ in Mahendra Prasad Singh & Subhendu Ranjan Raj (eds), The Indian Political System, Pearson, Delhi, 2012. (ISBN 978-81-317-6124-3).
Jana, Arun K., ‘Ethnic Minorities, the Politics of Identity and the State in Contemporary West Bengal, India’ in Padam Nepal & Anup Shekhar Chakraborty (eds), Politics of Culture, Identity and Protest in North east India (Volume II), Authorspress, New Delhi, 2012. (ISBN 978-81-7273-626-2)
Jana, Arun K., Development and Democratic Decentralization in Assam Under Asom Gana Parishad Led Government (1996-2001) in Arun K Jana & Maya Ghosh (eds), Development and Disorder: The Crises in Governance in the Northeast and East of India, South Asian Publishers, New Delhi, 2010 (ISBN 81-7003-326-8)
Jana, Arun K., “Development (?) and Identity Politics in West Bengal: The Kamtapur Movement in North Bengal” in Ashutosh Kumar & Bhupendar Brar (eds) Globalisation, Development and Identity Politics in India, Pearson-Longman, New Delhi, 2008. (ISBN 81-317-0787-3)
Jana, Arun K. & Sarmah, Bhupen, “Democracy and the Multiplicity of Political Parties in India” in Arun K. Jana & Bhupen Sarmah (eds) Class, Ideology and Political Parties in India, South Asian Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, 2002. (ISBN 81-7003-261-X)
Jana, Arun K., “CPI (M), Government and the Politics of Working Class Mobilisation in West Bengal” in Arun K. Jana & Bhupen Sarmah (eds) Class, Ideology and Political Parties in India, South Asian Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, 2002. (ISBN 81-7003-261-X)
Jana, Arun K., ‘Dalit Movement’ in Social Movement and Politics in India, Post Graduate Study Material in Political Science (MPSE-007), Indira Gandhi NationalOpen University, Delhi, 2005. (ISBN 81-266-1824-8).
Jana, Arun K., ‘Political Parties and Party Systems’ in State Politics in India, Post Graduate Study Material in Political Science (MPSE-008), Indira GandhiNational Open University, Delhi, 2005. (ISBN 81-266-1602-4).
Jana, Arun K., ‘Working Class and Peasant Movements in India’ in India: Democracy and Development (Book I), Post Graduate Study Material in Political Science, Indira Gandhi National Open University, Delhi, 2004. (ISBN- 81-266-1213-4).
Articles/Papers in Refereed Journals:
Jana, Arun K., ‘Ethnic Parties in Multi-Party Democracies of South Asia: India and Sri Lanka in a Comparative Perspective’, International Journal of Ethnic and Social Studies, (Journal of the International Centre for Ethnic Studies, Kandy, Sri Lanka), Volume I, No. 2, December 2010. (ISSN2012-712X)
Jana, Arun K. & De, Soumitra, “ Democratic Decentralisation, Alleviation of Poverty and Administration of Scheduled Areas: A Focus on PESA”, Indian Journal of Political Science, Vol. LXVIII, No. 1 Jan-Mar, 2007.
Articles/Papers in Non- Refereed Journals:
Jana, Arun K., ‘Communalism and Indian Democracy’, Journal of PoliticalScience, A Journal of the Post Graduate Department of Political Science, DAV College Jalandhar, Vol.V, No.1, April 2009.
Jana, Arun K., ‘The BJP and the Politics of Hindutva’, Journal of PoliticalScience, A Journal of the Post Graduate Department of Political Science, DAV College Jalandhar, Vol.II, No.2, Nov. 2006.
Full Paper Published in proceedings of Conferences/Seminars/Symposia, etc.:
Jana, Arun Kanti, Ethnic Minorities, the Politics of Identity and the State in Contemporary West Bengal, India published in the proceedings of International Symposium on Ethnic Minorities in Asia: Subjects or Citizens, Organised by the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, June 25-26, 2009.