Fellows Designate



Sl. No.

Name of the scholar

Research Proposal


Dr. Haripriya Soibam

The Poet as Witness: Encountering Ethnography through Poetry


Dr. Charisma Lepcha

Religion, Culture and Identity of the Lepcha in Eastern Himalaya


Dr. Anita Singh


The Postcolonial Indian Feminist Stage: Investigating the Embodied Presence as Political Act


Dr. Debjani Halder


Art, Artists and Social Life: A Critical Look at Indian Parallel Cinema  (1950s’ to 1980s’)


Dr. Sutapa Dutta

Disciplined Subjects: Education and Subjectivity in Colonial Bengal


Dr. Satendra  Kumar


Popular Democracy in North India: An Ethnographic Study of Culture, Identity and Politics among the Other Backward Classes


Dr. Bindu Sahni


Siwalik Erosion an Pastoralists Gujjar of Himachal Pradesh: A study in the light of Colonial Policies in the Region


Dr. Rama Shanker Singh


Natural Resources and Marginal Communities: Social and Cultural Symbiosis of Rivers and Nishadas in pre-colonial India


Dr. Narayanan Mundoli

A Study of Kutiyattam, The Traditional Sanskrit Theatre of Kerala


Dr. Peter Scharf


The Structure of Verbal Cognition Translation and Analysis of Kaundabhatta’s Vaitakaranabhusanasara


Dr. Nimmi Herat Hudiyanselange

Religion Literature and the Other: Interruptions, Interventions and Inventions


Dr.  Sharmila Chhotaray


Situation Popular Theatre in varied Social Histories: A Comparative Study of Jatra in Bengal, Odisha Assam and Tripura


Dr. Ashwin Parijat


Re-enchanting Modernity: A Study of Swami Vivekananda’s American Engagement


Dr. Irina Kathova


The Doctrine of light and Symbols of Winged Spiritual Beings in Islamic Art