Department of Political Science

Dr. Ranjita Chakraborty

Dr. Ranjita Chakraborty

B.A., M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Life Member- Indian Association of Political Science, West Bengal Association of Political Science

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Department of Political Science, University of North Bengal, P.O.-NBU, Dist. Darjeeling, West Bengal, Pin-734013, India.

Subject Specialization: Public Administration, Gender Studies, India’s Government and Politics, Research Methodology.

Areas of Research Interest: Gender Studies,Human Rights Public Administration, Development Studies, Environmental Studies, India’s Government and Politics.

No. of Ph.D. students:    (a) Supervised: Nil       (b) Ongoing: 03

No. of M.Phil. students: (a) Supervised: 14       (b) Ongoing: 03.

No. of Publications:        17 (Books-01, Articles in Books-06, Journal Articles-10)

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Selective List of Publications:

            Books Authored:
  1. Women’s Empowerment and Gender Insecurities: A South Asian Perspective, Ranjita Chakraborty &Maitrayee Choudhury(ed) Levant Books, Kolkata,2009.

    Articles in Book:

  2. “Ethnic Identities at the service of political parties: The Shiv Sena Phenomenon in Maharashtra” in Arun K. Jana &BhupenSarmah (ed) Class, Ideology and Political Parties in India, South Asian Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, 2002.
  3. “The Hidden Enemy:The Mechanism of Power in Gender Violence” in Sanchari Roy   Mukherjee (ed) Indian Women,Broken Words, Distant Dreams, Levant, Kolkata,2007.
  4. “Interrogating the Challenges to Women’s Empowerment through Participation”, in Ranjita Chakraborty &Maitrayee Choudhury(ed) Women’s Empowerment and Gender Insecurities: A South Asian Perspective,  Levant Books, Kolkata,2009.
  5. “Ethnic Movements and Women’s Participation: A Critical Reflection on the Participation of Women within the Gorkhaland Movement” jointly with NamitLepcha in AnupShekhar Chakraborty &Padam Nepal(ed) Politics of Culture, Identity and Protest in North East India, Authors Press, New Delhi,2012.
  6. “Dilemmas and Convergences in Indo-Iran Relations: a Tight Rope Walk”, in Mishra,S.(ed) Studies on Iran, Paragon International Publishers, New Delhi,2014.
  7. "Gender Justice and Women’s Empowerment in India: Exploring the Realities and Possibilities”, in Basu,J. and Jana.M (ed) Women’s Empowerment: Miles to go.., Radiance, Kolkata,2015.

    Articles in Journal:

  8. People’s Participation: Politics of the Possible, Journal of Political Studies, Vol 1,2007.
  9. Changing Dimensions of the role of the Chief Minister of an Indian State, Journal of   Political Studies, Vol 2,2008.
  10. Gender Planning in India: Critically Looking Through It, Dynamics of Public Administration, Department of Public Administration, University of Lucknow, January-December,2009.
  11. Managing Public Morality, The Indian Journal of Political Science,Volume LX Vol Sept- Dec 2010.
  12. 'Gender Concerns within Planning in India: An Inquiry into the nature of Inclusion” The Indian Journal of Public Administration, Vol LVII, No. 4, Oct-Dec, 2011.
  13. “Witch Hunting Practice in India: An Inquest into the Secret Collusion” Indian Journal of Human Rights and Law, Volume 10,No.1-2, January-December 2013.
  14. “Dilemmas and Convergences in Indo-Iran Relations: a Tight Rope Walk”, Journal Of Foreign Policy Research Centre, Country Studies-1: Volume-Iran , 2013.
  15. 'Protesting Environmental Pollution: Urbanization and Environmental Pollution”, Indian Journal of Law and Social Justice, Vol.1-2 No. 2014.
  16. 'Empowerment through Self Help Groups: A study on the role of SHG in the process of Women’s Empowerment in the districts of Jalpaiguri, Coochbehar and Siliguri subdivision”, Journal of Life Long Learning and Education, NBU, Vol 3 2015.
  17. Women, NGOs and CBNRM in West Bengal , in The West Bengal Political Science Review , Vol. XVIIINo.1 and 2 2015-2016.
  18. Cyber Crimes and Women: A Story of One step forward and two steps backward, in Indian Journal of Human Rights and Law, Volume 13,No.1-2, January-December 2015.