Sociological Perspectives: Old and New

Celebrating 25 years of the Department of Sociology, Presidency University
Sociological Perspectives: Old and New
December 22 & 23, 2014

Day 1 (22.12.2014)


Session 1: Introducing the event (10:30 to 12:00)
Chair: Dr. Suhrita Saha
Inaugural Address: Prof. Anuradha Lohia (Vice-Chancellor, Presidency University)
10.30-10.45
Opening Address: Prof. Prasanta Ray (Presidency University)
10:45 to 11:00
Key Note Address: Prof. T.K Oommen (Jawaharlal Nehru University)
11:00 to 11:45
Reminiscences: Prof. Abhijit Mitra (Burdwan University)
11:45 to 12:00

Lunch: 12:00 to 1:30

Session 2: Rethinking Disciplinary Debates (01:30 to 03:30)
Chair & Discussant: T.K Oommen
Caste & Comparative Understanding of Social Inequalities
Prof. S.S. Jodhka (Jawaharlal Nehru University)
Indian Sociology & Global Sociology: A Dialogue
Prof. Ishita Banerjee-Dube (Centre for Asian and African Studies, El Colegio de Mexico) 2.00-2.30
Genre Envy: Disciplinary Identity in the Time of Blurred Boundaries Prof. Satish Deshpande (University of Delhi)

Tea: 3.30-4.00

Session 3: Identities and Inequalities (04:00 to 06:00)
Chair & Discussant: Prof. Saurabh Dube
The Ayodhya Dispute—The Absent Mosque, State of Emergency and the Jural Deity Prof. Deepak Mehta (Shiv Nadar University)
Social Mobility—An Urban Story
Dr. Divya Vaid (Jawaharlal Nehru University)
Studying Sociology in Kolkata or Studying Kolkata in Sociology
Dr. Rukmini Sen (Ambedkar University)



Day 2 (23.12.2014)

Session 4: Margins and Modernity (10:00 to 12:00)
Chair & Discussant: Deepak Mehta
Sudden Selves: Personality Development, Tupperware and the Making of New Labour in North India
Prof. Sanjay Srivastava (Jawaharlal Nehru University)
Bare Nomads: Refugee Camps in south Asia
Dr. Rajarshi Dasgupta (Jawaharlal Nehru University)
From Tiger Chasers to Embankment Builders: Constructions of Adivasi Personhood in the Sundarbans
Dr. Amites Mukhopadhyay (Jadavpur University)

Lunch - 12:00 to 1:30

Session 5: The ‘inside’ and the ‘outside’ (1:30 – 3:30)
Chair & Discussant: Dr. Rajarshi Dasgupta
Enticements and Incitements: Modernity, Time /Space, Margins
Prof. Saurabh Dube (Centre for Asian and African Studies, El Colegio de Mexico)
Gandhi: antiliberal, or a departure within liberalism?
Dr. Manas Ray (Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata)
Mind, Self & Society: Perspectives in Indian Sociology
Prof .V. Sujatha (Jawaharlal Nehru University)

Tea Break: 3.30 to 4.00

Concluding Session

Dr. Upal Chakrabarti (Presidency University)
4.00 to 4.30

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