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Name Prof. Sibaji Pratim Basu
Designation Professor
Office Phone No +91 3222 298-230 / Centrex Extn. 230
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Educational Qualification              
Degree NameInstituteYear of passing/awarded
PhDUniversity of Calcutta2005
M.A.University of Calcutta1983
B.A.Presidency College, University of Calcutta1981
Career Profile / Teaching Experience        
Professor, Department of Political Science with Rural Administration, Vidyasagar University since 27 November 2015
Associate Professor of Political Science, Sree Chaitanya College, Habra 2nd December 1985-26 November 2o15
Part-Time Faculty, Department of Political Science, University of Kalyani 1987-2006
Specialization/Research Area
Field of SpecializationResearch Area/ Areas of Interest
History of Socialist Thought; Indian Political Thought
Popular Movements, Sustainable Rights, Forced Migration & Displacement, Media Studies & Cultural Politics
Course/ Subject Taught 
Indian Political Thought
Migration and Internal Displacement
Reading Politics
Advanced Political Theory
Indian Political Thought & Movement
Socialist Thought
Sustainable Rights & Movements
Political Theory
Conference/ Symposium /Journal Paper / Books Published
International Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
"The Defining Moments of Left-Popular Politics in West Bengal: The Food Movements of 1959 & 1966"In Ranabir Samaddar (ed.), From Popular Movement to Rebellion: The Naxalite Decade2018Routldedge,UK & USA(Global Edition)ISBN:978-0-367-13466-2 Social Science Press, Delhi (South Asia Edition)ISBN: 978-93-83166-29-9
‘The Chronicle of a Forgotten Movement: West Bengal – 1959 Revisited’in Samir Kumar Das (ed) Understanding Democracy and Violence in India, OUP, New Delh (ISBN 978-0-19-945183-8)2015OUP, New Delhi
‘The Chronicle of a Forgotten Movement: West Bengal – 1959 Revisited’Policies and Practices, Kolkata, 2012, No 56 (ISSN 2348 0297)2012Calcutta Research Group
“The ‘Other’ in the ‘Self’: The IDPs in India"Reassessing Internal Displacement in South Asia (E-journal: Asians for Human Rights, Colombo
‘Right to Information in a Hunger Regime’ in Sibaji Pratim Basu and Geetisha Dasgupta (ed), Politics in Hunger-Regime: Essays on the Right to Food in West Bengal, Frontpage, Kolkata & London, 2011. (ISBN 978-93-810430-1-1)Sibaji Pratim Basu and Geetisha Dasgupta (ed), Politics in Hunger-Regime: Essays on the Right to Food in West Bengal, Frontpage, Kolkata & London (ISBN 978-93-810430-1-1)2011Frontpage, Kolkata and London
‘Globalisation and Right to Information’Sabyasachi Basu Ray Chaudhury and Ishita Dey (ed.), Sustainability of Rights after Globalisation, Sage, New Delhi, (ISBN 978-81-321-0640-1) (HB)2011Sage, New Delhi
‘State: In Europe and In the Third World’Satyabrata Chakraborty (ed), Political Sociology, Macmillan, New Delhi, (ISBN 1403-92845-2)2005Macmillan, New Delhi
‘Jati, Jatiyata o Jatiyatabad’, (on Nationalism as a process of abstraction) Benoy Ghosh (ed), Yogosutra, Kolkata, July 1995.1995Yogasutra, Kolkata

National Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Mobilising the Migrants - The Role of the UCRC in the Indian State of West Bengal - A Critical AssessmentVidyasagar University Journal of History Vol 6 [2017-2018] ISSN: 2321-08342019Department of History, Vidyasagar University
"The Idea of a University"Manojit Mandal (ed), Higher Education, Universities and Excellence: The Bengal Narrative (ISBN:978-93-83660-39-12017Jadavpur University, Kolkata
"Rabindranath Tagore: Axiology and Nationalism"Sebak Jana (ed), Tagore on Economy, Society and Politics (ISBN: 13- 978-81-9832214-1-9)2017Dey Book Concern, Kolkata
"The Defining Moments of Left-Popular Politics in West Bengal: The Food Movements of 1959 & 1966"Policies and Practices, Vol 81, Dec 16. ISSN 2348 02972016Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group
"Tagore’s Notion of the ‘Orient’: A Space Beyond Nationalism"Debnarayan Modak and Manan Kumar Mandal (ed), Parashmanir Pradip Tomar, Netaji Subhas Open University, Kolkata (ISBN 978-81-910832-3-1)2011Netaji Subhas Open University, Kolkata
‘Globalisation and Right to Information: The Indian Scenario’Policies and Practices, Kolkata, June 2010, No. 35 (ISSN 2348 0297)2010Calcutta Research Group
‘Experiencing Civil Society in West Bengal’ inAmartya Mukhopadhyay (ed), Civil Society and Global Governance: Indian Experience2009Department of Political Science, University of Calcutta
Book-review articleDr. Saumendra N Bera (ed), Calcutta University Journal of Media and Communication2003University of Calcutta
Personal Man in the "world": The Politics of Tagore’s AestheticsTarun Kumar Banerjee and Debesh Roychowdhury (ed), Colonial India: Ideas and Movements Kolkata2001Progressive, Kolkata
Book-review articleBuddhadeva Bhattacharyya (ed), Society & Change, Vol IX, No.3 (ISSN: 0970-5279)1993Society & Change

Other Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
"Gandhijir Jatiyatabad Athaba Atmaniyantraner Shrinkhala" (On Nationalism of Gandhi or Disciplining of the Self")Parichaya ISSN 2321-936X July-October 20182018Editor: Biswabandhu Bhattacharya Parichaya, Kolkata
"Bam-Janapriya Andoloner Ek Nirnayak Muhurta: 1959 o 166 er Khadya Andolan" (On Food Movement & Left Politics in West Bengal: 1959 & 1966)Anil Acharaya (ed), Anushtup, Vol: L, No. 4 Prak Sharadiya (Pre-Autumn)) ISSN: 0974-26972017Anushtup, Kolkata
Sourin Bhattacharyer Manan-Bishwer Koyek Jhalak (Review article on Collected Works of Sourin Bhattacharya)Parichay (ISSN 2321 936X)2017Editorial Board, Parichay Kolkata
"Ashoke Sen: Smriti o Rabindranath" (Ashoke Sen: Memory and Tagore)Alochona Chakra, Vol 41, Editor: Chiranjib Sur ISSN 2231-39902016Alochona Chakra, Kolkata
"Rabindracharchay Notun Alo" (A Review Article on Abhra Ghosh, Focus Onyo Dike Sore Gelei Bhalo)Baha, Vol 9 Editor Sanjib Mukhopadhyay ISSN 2350-08322016Binapani Welfare and Educational Trust, Kolkata
‘Mikhail Bakhtin: Upanyaser Samasya’ (on Bakhtin’s theory of the Novel)Sucharita Ghosh (ed), Samalochana Sahitya: Sahittya Samalochana, Academic Staff College, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, 2014. (ISBN 978-81-90433-84-6)2014University of Calcutta
‘Bangiya Buddhijibi Samparke Je Du-Char Katha Ami Shikhe Phelechhi’ (on Bengali Intellectuals: Past & Present) in Anil Acharya (ed) Anustup (Special Number on Intellectuals), Kolkata, 2013Anil Acharya (ed) Anustup (Special Number on Intellectuals), Kolkata, 20132013Anustup, Kolkata
‘Adim Sangraher Katha’ (on Primitive Accumulation)Ashok Sen (ed), Baromas, Kolkata, October, 20122012Baromas, Kolkata
‘Prachya-Pratichyaer Bhinnata o Rabindranather Visva-bhabana’Minakshi Singha (ed), Rabindra Drishtite Samaj o Samakal, Nababharati Prakkashan, Kolkata, 2011. (ISBN 978-81-907808-9-6)2011Nababharati Prakkashan, Kolkata
"Shasiter Ganatantra" (on the Democracy of the Governed) in Ashok Sen (ed), Baromas, Kolkata, October, 2011Ashok Sen (ed), Baromas, Kolkata, October, 20112011Baromas, Kolkata

Books Published
Title of the BookPublished byYearRole
Bharatiya Rajnitir Pramukh Dikguli (in Bengali) [The Prime Aspects of Indian Politics] ISBN 978-81-247-0780-7 ISBNPaschimbanga Rajya Pustak Parshad (West Bengal State Book Board)2019Editor
Vidyasagar Rachanasamagra Vol 1, Part 1Vidyasagar University, Midnapore2016Member, Editorial Board
Forced Migration and Media MirrorsFrontpage, Kolkata & London (ISBN 978-93-81043-13-4)2014Sole Editor
Politics in Hunger-Regime: Essays on the Right to Food in West BengalFrontpage, Kolkata & London (978-93-810430-1-1)2011First Editor
The Poet and the Mahatma: Engagement with Nationalism and InternationalismProgressive Publishers, Kolkata(ISBN 978-81-8064-160-2)2009Sole Author
The Fleeing People of South Asia: Selections from Refugee WatchAnthem Press, New Delhi & London (ISBN 13: 978-81-905835-7-2)2009Sole Editor
Uchchamadhyamik Rashtrajijnasa (A Textbook for HS Classes in Bengali)Nababharati Prakashani, Kolkata [5th Edition])2009Sole Author
Ph. D. Thesis Guidance
Ongoing / Submitted Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Radha MondalThe Social and Political Discourses of Bankimchandra - Impact on Indian Politics Ongoing 
Milan AcharjyaEnvironmental Activism in India - Contributions of Post-Gandhians (Select Case-Studies) Ongoing 
Santi SarkarHunger and Politics in West Bengal (2000-2010) In the Light of Right to FoodSoleOngoing 

Invited Lectures 
TitleOrganized byVenueYear
Mahatma Gandhi - Main Contours of ThoughtDepartment of Political Science, Egra CollegeEgra College, Purba Medinipur2019
Relevance of Gandhian Philosophy - Then and NowGPO, KolkataGPO, Kolkata2019
‘Mobilising the Migrants: The Role of the UCRC in the Indian State of West Bengal in 1950s & 1960s’ at Conference on ‘Critical Migration Studies’, Nov. 28 and Dec. 02, 2016University of OldenburgOldenburg, Germany2016
“Gender and Feminism”Women’s Study Centre, VU on 6 January 2016Vidyasagar University, Midnapore2016
Panel Discussion on “Gender and Society” on 18 January 2016,Women’s Study Centre, VUVU, Midnapore2016
Membership of Learned Society 
Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group
West Bengal Political Science Association
Association for Studies in Society and Social Change
Institute of Development Studies Kolkata (IDSK)
Association with Professional Bodies
Type of Professional ActivityPeriod
Secretary, Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group, Kolkata2015 to 2016
Treasurer, Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group, Kolkata2010 to 2015
Secretary, Association for Studies in Society and Social Change1985 to 1998
Life Member, West Bengal Political Science Association2006 to 2016
Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended/Organised

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended

Title of the Seminar/Conference/WorkshopYearRoleHeld at and Organiser
National Seminar on Gandhi - The Person and His Philosophy, 1-2 March 20192019Invited SpeakerIndian Psychoanalytical Society, Kolkata
International Seminar on Social Movements and Development Issues in India2019Invited SpeakerDepartment of Political Science, University of North Bengal
International Seminar on Refugees and the State2018Chaired a session on Internal Displacement in IndiaDepartment of Political science with Rural Administration, Vidyasagar University, 26 & 27 February 2018
international Workshop on Popular Movements in West Bengal and Bihar2018Presented Paper on The Defining Moments of Left-Popular Politics in West Bengal: The Food Movements of 1959 & 1966At West Bengal State Univesity, Barasat, organised by Calcutta REsearch Group in collaboration with Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, 22 June 2018
National Seminar on Indian Political Thought - The Derivative and Its Critique2017Paper Presenter on Rabindranath Tagore - Axiology of NationalismDepartment of Political science with Rural Administration, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore on 1 & 2 March 2017

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Organised

Title of the Conference/Seminar/WorkshopYearRole in the EventFunding Agency
National Conference on Human Rights - Discourses and Practices, 28&29 March 2017 Organised by VU2017ConvenorUGC & NHRC
“Identity Politics” at a National Seminar on “Issues in Contemporary Political Thought: Justice, Ecology and Identity” organised by Department of Political Science with Rural Administration, VU, 16 & 17 March 20162016Joint CovenorUGC
Media Workshop on Forced Migration2012ConvenorBritish Deputy High Commission, Kolkata
Fifty Years of August Movement1992ConvenorUGC & ASSSC
Award NameAwarded ByYear
Shiksha RatnaDept. of Higher Education, Govt. of W.B.2018
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