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Name Dr. Dipak K. Midya
Designation Professor
Department Name ANTHROPOLOGY
Office Phone No 03222-276554 Extn. 438
Email ID
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Mobile No 9433278378
Personal Website
Address Department of Anthropology, Vidyasagar University
Educational Qualification
Degree NameInstituteYear of passing/awarded
UGC-IUC Post-Doc. AssociateshipIndian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla2016
Ph.D.Vidyasagar University2007
M.Sc.University of Calcutta1990

Career Profile / Teaching Experience
Professor, Dept. of Anthropology, Vidyasagar University since 24.10. 13
Associate Professor, Dept. of Anthropology, Vidyasagar University from 24.10.10 to 23.10.13
Reader, Dept. of Anthropology, Vidyasagar University from 10.09.10 to 23.10.10
Reader, Dept. of Anthropology, Seva Bharati Mahavidyalaya from 24.10.07 to 09.09.10
Senior Scale Lecturer, Dept. of Anthropology, Seva-Bharati Mahavidyalaya from 24.10.04 to 23.10.07
Lecturer, Dept. of Anthropology, Seva Bharati Mahavidyalaya affiliated to Vidyasagar University since 24.10.1998
Qualified in UGC-NET JRF and Lectureship in June, 1993

Specialization/Research Area
Field of SpecializationResearch Area/ Areas of Interest
Sociocultural Anthropology
Ethnic identity
Social unrest
Tribal problems
Extremist movement
Indigenous people

Course/ Subject Taught
B.Sc. (Hons) General Anthropology
Biological Anthropology
Sociocultural Anthropology
Fieldwork and practical in Biological Anthropology
M.Sc. Sociocultural Anthropology
Indian Society and Culture
Ethnographic Fieldwork
Anthropology of Civilization
Womens studies and Ethnicity

Conference/ Symposium /Journal Paper / Books Published
International Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Ethnic Fluidity, Boundary Maintenance, and Integration: A Study on the Indigenous People along the Red Corridor in Eastern India.Journal of the Indian Anthropological Society 48(3): 263-272. ISSN: 0019- 43872014IAS
Negotiating Ethnic Identity in Tribal Life along the Red Corridor in India.The Indian Journal of Anthropology. 2(1): 41-58. ISSN 2320-3757.2014INCAA
Ethnic Unrest and Political Militancy: A Tale of Junglemahal.Journal of the Anthropological Survey of India, 63(2): 265-285.2014Anthropological Survey of India
A Study on the Ritual Actions in Ho Festivals.Journal of the Indian Anthropological Society 31: 2, pp. 161 – 170. ISSN: 0019- 4387.1996IAS
The Changing Life of an Inmigrant Ethnic Group in Industrial Setting.Journal of the Indian Anthropological Society, 28(1): 55 – 68. ISSN: 0019-43871993IAS

National Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Who cares for Human Rights when Social Unrest turns Violent? The Context of JunglemahalAnthropology and Human Rights, edited by B. Chaudhuri & S. Biswas, pp.45-58.ISBN 978-81-316-0838-8.2017Rawat Publications
Ethnic Boundary, Minority Identity, and the Role of the StateIdentities, Ethnic Boundaries, and the State, edited by Ajit K. Danda, pp. 125-133. ISBN: 978-93-83088-14-0.2017INCAA
Social Exclusion and the Vulnerability to Subversive Activity: Looking into the Ethnic Groups in the Red Corridor of India.Journal of the Anthropological Survey of India, 65 (2): 225-236. ISSN 2277-436X.2016Anthropological Survey of India
Extremist Violence and Life of the Indigenous People inside Red Corridor in IndiaNorth Bengal Anthropologist, 3: 109-120. ISSN: 2320-8376.2015Dept. of Anthropology, NBU
The Ho concept of Life and continuity: Reflections from Mortuary Rites.Nrtattv: The Anthropology, 5 (7) & 6 (8): 81-90. ISSN: 2249-9830.2015Dept. of Anthropology, Visva-Bharati Univ.
Insurgency Movement and the Nation-State: Role of Welfare MeasuresUnrest, Insurgency, and Beyond. Edited by A.K.Danda, S. Sengupta and D. G. Danda, pp.223-243. ISBN: 978-93-83088-06-5.2015INCAA
Introduction.Indigenous People in India: Identity, Empowerment and Discontent, edited by D.K. Midya, pp.1-11.2012APH Publishing Corporation: New Delhi. ISBN 978-81-313-1439-5.
Assessing the Dying Life: The Lalgarh Context.Maoism in India: Ideology and Ground Reality, edited by Abhijit Guha, pp. 63-89.2012INCAA: Kolkata. ISBN: 81-903866-6-2.[Co-authors: S. Shit & C. Bej]
Ethnicity and its Role in Survival of a Displaced Indigenous People.Dimensions of Anthropological Research in India. Edited by J. Sarkar, A. Basu and A.K. Singh.2012The Indian Anthropological Society: Kolkata. ISBN: 81-85525-06-4.
Ethnicity, Migration and Identity Multiplicity: A Study on a Ho.Anthropology of Management. Edited by A.K. Danda & R.K. Das, pp. 71– 80.2007INCAA: Kolkata. ISBN: 81-903866-3-8.
A PTG in Transition: Identification of some Socio-Demographic Indicators.Anthropology of Management. Edited by A.K. Danda & R.K. Das, pp.81-87.2007INCAA: Kolkata. ISBN: 81-903866-3-8.[Co-author: A. Dinda
Human Rights, Indigenous People and Context: The Bhumij Reality.Anthropology and Human Rights in Contemporary Era,Vol. 3, pp.149-159. Edited by B.Chaudhuri and S. Chaudhuri.2007InterIndia Publications: New Delhi. ISBN: 81-210-0432-2.
Development, Displacement and Identity Crisis: A Study on the Ho.Indigenous People, Traditional Wisdom and Sustainable Development, Vol. 4, pp.166-175. Edited by B.Chaudhuri and S. Chaudhuri.2007InterIndia Publications: New Delhi. ISBN: 81-210-0433-0.
From Subsistence to Cash Crop Substitution and its Implications for Rural Development: The Case of Kuttiya Khonds of Andhra Pradesh.Perspectives of Rural Development: Problems and Prospects. Edited by Rajat Kanti Das, Arabinda Basu & Abhijit Guha, pp.139-149.2006IAS & Department of Anthropology, Vidyasagar University: Kolkata. ISBN: 81-85525-05-6.[Co-author: A.Dinda]
Denial of Tribal Right to Livelihood and Emergence of Social Unrest: West Bengal Scenario.Social Unrest. Edited by A.K. Danda, S.B. Chakraborty and A. Basu, pp.135-142.2006INCAA: Kolkata. ISBN: 81-903866-1-1.
Rice-Beer in the Tribal Life.The Oriental Anthropologist 3(2): 198 - 203.2004The Oriental Society
A Dynamics of Self and Modernity: Reflections on the Methodology and the People.Journal of the Department of Anthropology (C.U.), 3: 2, pp. 23-29.[Co-author: A.Das]1996The Department of Anthropology (C.U.)
The Rationales of Becoming Baha’is: A Study of the Ideological Integrity.Journal of the Department of Anthropology (C.U.), 2: 1, pp. 41 – 57.[Co-authors: Das, A., S.S. Bagchi, S. Talukdar1994The Department of Anthropology, CU.

Other Publication

Books Published
Title of the BookPublished byYearRole
The Ho: Ethnicity & Ritual Actions – the case of an indigenous people in India.LAP Lambert Academic Publishing: Germany. ISBN 978-3-8473-2868-1.2012Sole Author
Indigenous People in India: Identity, Empowerment and Discontent.APH Publishing Corporation: New Delhi. ISBN: 978-81-313-1439-5.2012Sole Author
Many Faces of Development.INCAA: Kolkata. ISBN 81-903866-4-6.2012Second Editor [with R.K. Das]
Essays in Cultural Anthropology.INCAA & IGRMS: Jhargram. ISBN 81-903866-7-02009Third Editor [with Danda, A. K., R. K. Mutatkar]

Ph. D. Thesis Guidence
Ongoing / Submitted Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Biswanath JanaImpact of Maoist Movement among the four Ethnic Groups in Paschim Medinipur District, West Bengal: An Anthropological Exploration Ongoing2017
Ashim DasCulture and Politics in the Maoist- affected villages of Junglemahal in Paschim Medinipur District of West Bengal, India. Ongoing2017
Bithika AdakEffect of early marriage on reproductive health among the Muslim women in Contai, Purba Medinipur , West Bengal. Ongoing2017
Md. Mohidul IslamEducation among the Muslims in Bengal - A Case Study Ongoing2016
Anindita GiriImpact of Family Composition on Socialization among Adolescent Students in Midnapore Municipality and its Adjoining Villages in Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal, India. Ongoing 

Project Work

Ongoing Project Works
Project titleWorked asFunding AgencyAmount in Rs.Duration in yearsPeriod
Year to Year
Extremism at Junglemahal in West Bengal: A Study in search of Socio-Economic Roots of the ViolencePrincipal InvestigatorICSSR10000002 year20162018

Completed Project Works
Project titleWorked asFunding AgencyAmount in Rs.Duration in yearsPeriod
Year to Year
Awareness on Health and Sanitation in JunglemahalProgram CoordinatorUGC500000 year and 6 months20162017
Maoist Extremism, Tribal Life and their Survival Strategy within Junjlemahal, Paschim Medinipur, West BengalPrincipal InvestigatorUGC (Innovative Research Scheme)500001 year and 6 months20152017
Ethnic Unrest and Political Militancy: An Anthropological Enquiry.PIUGC500002 year20082010

Invited Lectures 
TitleOrganized byVenueYear
Social exclusion, Disadvantaged Ethnic Groups, and Extremist violence in the Red Corridor of India.University Department of Anthropology & TRL, Vinobabhave University, HazaribagVinobabhave University, Hazaribag2017
The Ho Concept of Life and Continuity: Reflections from Mortuary RitesLokosamskriti Charcha Kendra, Rabindra Bharati UniversityJorasanko Campus, RBU2013
Indigenous People: Their Identity and DiscontentAnthropological Survey of India, Ministry of Culture, Government of IndiaAnSI, Eastern Regional Centre2013

Association with Professional Bodies
Type of Professional ActivityPeriod
Indian Anthropological Society [Life Member]Since 2002
Indian National Confederation and Academy of Anthropologists [Founder Member]Since 2002

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended/Organised

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended

Title of the Seminar/Conference/WorkshopYearRoleHeld at and Organiser
International Conference on Indigenous People, Human Security and Sustainable Development: Emerging Challenges in the Present Global Context2018Session Proposer and ChairCommission on Human Rights, International Union of Anthropological & Ethnological Sciences and the Department of Anthropology, West Bengal State University, Barasat Held @WBSU
Indian Tribes: Planning for Integrated and Inclusive development2017Session Co-Chair and Paper presenterUniversity Department of Anthropology & RTL, Binobabhave University, Hazaribag
Emerging Frontiers of Anthropology2016Paper presenterDepartment of Anthropology, Assam University, Diphu campus in collaboration with IGRMS, Bhopal
Ethnic Identity and Indigeneity: the People of Junglemahal2015Paper presenter and Session ChairDepartment of History in collaboration with the Department of Anthropology, Subarnarekha Mahavidyalaya, Gopiballavpur, Paschim Medinipur
Human Variation, Plurality and Diversity: Anthropological Perspectives2014Paper presenterINCAA:Department of Anthropology, Dibrugarh University
Anthropology and Human Development: Issues and Challenges2013Paper presenterDepartment of Anthropology, Pune University
UGC-IUC Post-Doctoral Associateship [2nd Spell]2013Paper presenterIndian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla
UGC-IUC Post-Doctoral Associateship [1st Spell]2012Paper presenterIndian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla
IUAES Conference on Mega-Urbanisation and Human Rights: emerging Challenges and Opportunities2011Paper presenterDepartment of Anthropology, WBSU: Indian Museum
INCAA Inter-Congress2011Paper presenterAnthropological Survey of India in collaboration with IGRMS
Development of Anthropology in Two Distinct Time-Frames: Independent and Post-Independent2010Paper presenterDepartment of Anthropology, Ranchi University
Proposals for the Restructuring of UG Courses and Evaluation System Reforms2009workshop participantVidyasagar University
Indigenous People, Dalit, Minorities and Human Rights2008Paper presenterUniversity of Calcutta
Approaching Development: Theory and Practice2007Paper presenterDepartment of Anthropology, Vidyasagar University
Peace, Human Rights and Conflict Resolution2006Paper presenterUniversity of Calcutta and Burdwan University
INCAA Inter-Congress on Social Unrest2005Paper presenterINCAA:FTC, Jhargram
Environmental Issues of Western Part of West Bengal: Problems and Prospects2004Paper presenterSeva Bharati Mahavidyalaya, Kapgari
IUAES Inter-Congress on Mega Urbanisation, Multiethnic Society, Human Rights and Development2004Paper presenterUniversity of Calcutta
Problems of Sustainable Development: Tribal, Rural and Urban2003Paper presenterJhagram: IAS
Indian Anthropology for the 21st Century: The Challenges Ahead2003Paper presenterINCAA: NEHU, Shillong
Perspectives of Rural Development: Problems and Prospects2002Paper presenterDepartment of Anthropology, VU

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Organised

Title of the Conference/Seminar/WorkshopYearRole in the EventFunding Agency
Indian Anthropology Congress (INCAA Congress)on Shaping New India: Role of Anthropology and Anthropologists2017Organizing SecretaryIGRMS, AnSI, ICSSR, ICHR, ICMR & UGC-Unassigned grant
Anthropology of Music2016Joint ConvenerUGC
Fieldwork and the Legacy of T.C. Das2015ConvenerUGC and AnSI
Development of Teaching and Curricula of Anthropology at UG level2012ConvenerUGC Unassigned Grant
Indigenous People in India: Identity, Empowerment and Discontent2007ConvenerUGC and ICSSR, New Delhi.
Social Unrest2005Local SecretaryDept. of Higher Education, Government of West Bengal, IGRMS, Bhopal
Environmental Issues of Western Part of West Bengal: Problems and Prospects2004Member, Organising CommitteeUGC

Award NameAwarded ByYear
Post-Doctoral AssociateshipUGC-IUC2012

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