Dr. Vivek Kumar

Grant Category: Fulbright-Nehru Visiting Lecturer
Field of Specialization: Sociology
Name: Dr. Vivek Kumar
Official Address and Designation: Associate Professor
Centre for the Study of Social Systems
School of Social Sciences
Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Delhi 110 067
Telephone (O): 91-11-26704411
E-mail: vivekkumar@mail.jnu.ac.in
Duration of Grant: Four months
Lecture Topics:

  • 1. Conceptual and Methodological Explanations
  • i) Conceptualizing Indian Society and its Social Structure
  • ii) Defining Concept of Social Exclusion and Inclusion
  • iii) Understanding types of Social Movements in India
  • iv) Modernization and Globalization: Perspective from South Asia

  • 2. Paradigm of Exclusion and Inclusion
  • i) Locating Dalits their exclusion in Indian Society
  • ii) Provisions for inclusion of Dalits: Reservations
  • iii) Efforts of Ambedkar and Gandhi for inclusion of Dalits

  • 3. Processes of Inclusion
  • a) Different Shades of Dalit Movements:
  • i) Socio-religious reform movements
  • ii) Dalit Literary Movement
  • iii) Movement of Dalit Employees'
  • iv) Dalit Women Movement
  • v) Movement of Dalit NGOs

  • b) Dalit Politics and its role in Inclusion of Dalits:
  • i) Independent Dalit Politics
  • ii) Dependent Dalit Politics
  • iii) Dalit Diaspora and their mobilization
  • Academic Background :
    Ph.D. Sociology Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 2000
    M. Phil. Sociology Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 1995
    M.A. Sociology University of Lucknow, Lucknow 1990
    Professional Background :
    Associate Professor Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 2008-till date
    Assistant Professor Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 2001-2008
    Lecturer Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai 1995-1996
    Dr. Vivek Kumar