Suhrita Saha

Professor and Head of the Department

My doctoral thesis is on Globalization and Resurgent Hindu Nationalism in India.The twin processes dominated the socio political and cultural space of India from the last decade and a half of 20th century.Apparently, the trends are contradictory to each other. On the one hand there is a strong urge to integrate with the global market economy.On the other,this is matched equally strongly by the surfacing of a plethora of chauvinistic 'Hindu' nationalist parties on the political horizon of the country. However, resurgence of Hindu nationalism should not be seen as mere revival of the past or coming back of the primordial.Such a theorisation fails to appreciate the absolute hold that modernity has over the construction of identities within the dynamics of change. Instead we should more closely examine the part played by 'modernity' itself. The universalizing tendency of global market economy and the homogenizing tendency of Hindu nationalism are actually mutually conditioned and are to be seen as consequences of modernity.I have specifically focused on West Bengal as my field,interrogated the processes,examined their relationship,analysed their nature and theorised upon their prospects in relational as well as discrete sense.

.Recently, I have been looking into Globalization,Work,Consumption,Leisure;Indian Sociological Thinkers.I have taught for the past 17 years and my teaching interests include classical sociological thinkers,theories,Indian society.My administrative capacities have been Board of Studies Member,Joint Coordinator of NAAC,Examination Centre In Charge,Routine Committee In charge, etc.

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