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Name Dr. Dipak K. Midya
Designation Professor
Department Name ANTHROPOLOGY
Office Phone No 03222-276554 Extn. 438
Email ID dkmidya@gmail.com
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Mobile No 9433278378
Personal Website http://vidyasagar.ac.in/dept_of_anthropology/CV_DipakMidya.pdf
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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
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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
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
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.
Nobody cares for Human Rights when social unrest turns violent: the Junglemahal situation in India.Research Journal of Social Sciences and Management, 5 (2): 28-35. ISSN: 2251-1571.[Co-author: Ashim Das]2015TIJ Research Publications Pte. Ltd., Singapore
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
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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
Tamal PathakHuman Development scenario among the Totos of North Bengal- An Anthropological Perspective. Ongoing2016
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
Status
Extremism at Junglemahal in West Bengal: A Study in search of Socio-Economic Roots of the ViolencePrincipal InvestigatorICSSR10000002 year20162018 Exptd.


Completed Project Works
Project titleWorked asFunding AgencyAmount in Rs.Duration in yearsPeriod
Year to Year
Status
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
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
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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.
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Awards
Award NameAwarded ByYear
Post-Doctoral AssociateshipUGC-IUC2012
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