Department of Sociology

Dr. Saswati Biswas

Dr. Saswati Biswas

M.A.(NEHU), Ph.D. (NBU)


Life Member - Indian Sociological Society, Indian Anthropological Society, Northeast India Council for Social Science Research

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

Subject Specialization:Sociology of Religion, Gender. N.E. Studies. Sociology of Health

Areas of Research Interest:Sociology of Religion, Gender. N.E. Studies. Sociology of Health.

No. of Ph.D. students:    (a) Supervised: 02       (b) Ongoing: 04

No. of M.Phil. students: (a) Supervised: 01       (b) Ongoing: Nil.

No. of Publications:        21     

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Selective List of Publications:

  1. Land and Economic Development in Arunachal Pradesh”, in B. Datta ed Land Use Pattern in North-East India.Delhi, Gagan Publishers.1986.pp136-147.
  2. Planning for the Hills: An Evaluation”, in K.Alam ed Planning in NorthEast India.New Delhi. Omsons Publications.1986.pp199-206.
  3. “ Rural Development in the Hill Areas : A Study of Two Villages in Kalimpong.” Occasional Paper 3, Centre for Himalayan Studies. North Bengal University.
  4. Comprehensive Area Development Corporation: Principles and Practice. Observations from two villages in Kalimpong I”, in Madhu S.Mishra ed. Rural Development in Eastern and North Eastern India. Calcutta, Indian Institute of Management, 1988. Pp278-299.
  5. The Buddha His Doctorine and Women”, in Journal of the Indian Anthropological Society, Vol 25, 1990, pp253-263.
  6. Religion and National Integration”, in Social Science Probings, Vol 9, nos 1-4, March-December, 1992, pp104-109.
  7. Development Strategy in the Hill Areas of Darjeeling: A Critical Appraisal”, in Ranju R. Dhamala ed. Problems and Strategies of Development, New Delhi, Gyan Publishing House, 1993.
  8. With Sanjay Roy, “Tensions in Urban Middle Class Families in Contemporary India”, in Kalyan Kr. Chakraborty ed. The Indian Family. Bhopal Indira Gandhi National Museum of Man. 1994.
  9. Interethnic relations, Ethnicity and Social Stratification: Emerging Trends inNorth East India” in Journal of the Indian Anthropological Society, Vol 29, Nos 1&2, March/July, 1994pp.25-32.
  10. Religion and Social Protest: The Inherent Constraints”, in Journal of the Indian Anthropological Society, vol32, No. 2, 1998.pp.155-160.
  11. Relevance of Women’s Movement after fifty years of Independence”, in Bulletin of NBU Womens Association. Vol9, pp. 11-14.
  12. Preservation of Tribal Culture in North East India: How Strong is the Non-Tribal Threat?” in Sarthak Sengupta ed.Tribal Studies in North East India. New Delhi Mittal Publications,2002
  13. “Insurgency , State Response and Society in North –East Indi” , in R. K. Bhadra  and    Mita Bhadra(ed) Ethnicity, Movementand Social Structure : Contested CulturalIdentity pp 176-187 . New Delhi ; Rawat publications, 2007 .
  14. Anthropological Research in North East India: Issues in Methodology” , in Sanjay K. Roy and Ajit K. Danda (ed ) Methodological Questions in Social Anthropology . pp. 172-182. Indian National Confederation and Academy of Anthropologists, Kolkata 2007.pp172-182.
  15. “Gender Concerns in North East India and the Relevance of social Movements”,in A.K. Roy and B. Dutta Roy (ed ) Women Emancipation : FocusNorth East India .Delhi. Om publications,  2008 .pp87-100.
  16. “Democratisation, Development and the excluded Women: Focus on the Former Tea Garden Workers of Chandmani Tea Estate”, in Maya Ghosh and Arun K. Jana ed. Development and Disorder; Crises of Governance in the North East and East of India. New Delhi, South Asian Publishers, 2011.
  17. Tribal development Initiatives and the Tea garden Workers of North Bengal”, in The Journal of Indian Anthropological Society of India, Vol. 47; . Nov.2012pp283-292..
  18. Townships For Successful People: Urbanisation and Marginalisation In North Beng”, in  Man And Development, Volume xxxv, No.2 June 2013 pp 131-142.
  19. Declining Common Property Resources: Its Implication For Social Space”, in Suvrangshu Pan Ed. Economic Reformsand Common Property Resources in India.New Delhi. Regal Publishers.2014.pp82-95.
  20. “Social Medicine: Its Implications for Women’s Healthin Ind”, in Social Trends,vol-1,No.-1, March 2014.pp58-74.
  21. Townships For Successful People: Urbanisation and Marginalisation In North Bengal”,in Man And Development, Volume xxxv, No.2 June 2013 pp 131-142.