Lalatendu Keshari Das - Department of Humanities and Social Sciences,Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Lalatendu Keshari Das
Lalatendu Keshari Das Assistant professor
Areas of Interest
  • Critical Agrarian Studies, Political Ecology, Informal Sector in India
Professional Background
2020-08-04OngoingAssistant Professor of SociologyIIT Roorkee
2019-05-211 year 2 months 3 daysInstitute Postdoctoral FellowIIT Bombay
2018-10-015 months 30 daysProgramme ManagerSamarthan- Centre for Development Support, Bhopal
2018-06-252 months 30 daysResearch AssociateUniversity of Hyderabad
Educational Details
Ph.D.SociologyUniversity of Hyderabad2019
M.Phil.SociologyUniversity of Hyderabad2013
M.A.SociologyUniversity of Hyderabad2012
B.A.German StudiesJawaharlal Nehru University2007
Participation in seminars
NamePlaceSponsored ByDate
Sandwitched between the Sea and the CityUniversity of Cambridge, the United KingdomUniversity of Cambridge2019-11
The Players Extraordinaire? Organised Crime and the so-called "Shrimp Mafia" of Odisha, IndiaPortland State University, USAPortland State University2018-05
Everyone has become a “Dalal”, NowUniversity of HyderabadUnited States India Educational Foundation2018-07
Emerging Subalternities and Anti-Dispossession Struggle in Chilika, IndiaUniversity of Rostock, GermanyUniversity of Rostock, Germany2016-09
Can Social Action Litigations Stop the Capitalist Juggernaut? Revisiting Save Chilika MovementAston University, Birmingham, UKInternational Sociological Association2016-04
  • International Sociological Association, Member
  • Indian Sociological Society, Life Member
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
Society, Culture and Built EnvironmentHSN 3512020-21Autumn
Sociality and Social MovementsIndian Institute of Technology Bombay2019-06
Understanding Development as DiscourseIndian Institute of Technology Bombay2019-08
Refereed Journal Papers
  1. Chatterjee, Ranit, Lalatendu Keshari Das and Ambika Dabral (2020). 'Stressors of Disaster Induced Displacement and Migration on Urban Ecology in India’, in Pramit Verma, Pardeep Singh, Rishikesh Singh and A.S. Raghubamsi (Eds.) Urban Ecology: Emerging Patterns and Social-Ecological Systems. New York: Elsevier, pp. 71-89. (ISBN 9780128207307) 

  2. Das, Lalatendu Keshari (2020). ‘Neo-community Formation, Contestation and Policy Making in India: Narratives from Chilika’ in Sunil Ray, Neetu Choudhary and Rajiv Kamal Kumar (Eds.) Theorising Cohesive Development: An Alternate Paradigm. New Delhi: Routledge, pp. 222-235. (ISBN 9781138580633)

  3. Das, Lalatendu Keshari et al. (2019). 'Research Scholars’ Epistemological Predicament'. Economic and Political Weekly, 54(23):35-42.

  4. Das, Lalatendu Keshari (2018). ‘Social movements-judicial activism nexus and neoliberal transformation in India: Revisiting Save Chilika Movement’ in Sociological Bulletin, 67(1): 84-102.

  5. Das, Lalatendu Keshari (2014). ‘Privatisation of the CPRs and the Informal Sector: A Case of Chilika Lake’ in Economic and Political Weekly, 49 (40)

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