HOD., M.A., Ph.D.
Teaching & Research Interest
Teaching: Introductory Sociology
Western Sociological Thought
Sociological Thought in India
Indian Social Structure and Process
Contemporary Indian Social Problems.
Gender Studies, Human Rights, Criminology, Policing in India with special reference to Community Policing, Prison Studies.
‘Indian Prisons : Towards Reformation, Rehabilitation and Resocialization’ edited by Dr. K. Jaishankar, Tumpa Mukherjee, Priti Bhardwaj, Megha Desai, Atlantic Publishers, New Delhi, 2014.
Articles Published in Books
‘Cyber Crime in Kolkata’ In Cyber Crime and Digital Disorder, edited by P. Madhava Soma Sundaram and Syed Umarhathab, Publication Division, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tamil Nadu, 2011, pp. 15-22.
‘Women Inmates in Correctional Homes in West Bengal’ In The Rights of the Wrongs Human Rights in India, edited by Dr. Ajanta Paul, Avenel Press, Kolkata, 2013, pp. 225-241.
‘Domestic Violence’ In Socio-Economic Justice and Women’s Right, edited by Suresh Mani Tripathi, Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, 2014.
‘Women in Police in India’ In The ‘Other’ Universe: An Anthology of Women’s Studies, edited by Aparna Bandyopadhyay, Setu Prakashani and Women’s Studies Centre, Lady Brabourne College, Kolkata, 2015, pp. 521- 533.
‘Training of Subordinate Officers in Police (Civil) in India : An Introspection’ edited by Dr.Raj Kumar & Dr. Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh, IPS, Kautilya Law Society: Chandigarh, 2016, pp. 89-102.
‘From Women to Police Women : Domestic Violence Among Women in Uniform’, edited edited by Dr.Raj Kumar & Dr. Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh, IPS, Kautilya Law Society: Chandigarh, 2016, pp. 182-194..
Nigel Akkara: From a Sociological Perspective published in the Pakistan Journal of Criminology, Vol.7, No. 1, Jan-June 2015, pp.17-27.
Dance Therapy in Correctional Homes in West Bengal –Rhetoric or Reality? published in the Indian Journal of Socio-Legal Studies, Vol. IV, Issue II, July-Dec 2015, pp.17-25.
Nigel Akkara: A Case Study ( A Socio-Criminological Analysis) published in The West Bengal Political Science Review, Vol. XVIII, No. 1 and 2, 2015-16, pp.378- 406.
Nigel Akkara: A Sociological Study published in the Indian Journal of Socio-Legal Studies, Vol. V, Issue I, Jan-June2016, pp. 25-38.
The Sociology of Prison: An Empirical Study of Alipore Women’s Correctional Home’ published in the Socialist Perspective, Vol.42, No. 3-4, December 2014-March 2015, pp.189-201.
Articles published in Magazine (print and online)
1. Pachaar: Human Trafficking in Celluloid published in Cops Today International Magazine, Vol.01, No. 04, July-August 2016, pp.14-18.
2. Community Policing in Kolkata Police published in Cops Today International Magazine, Vol.01, No.2 , March- April 2016, pp.12-13.
3. Women in Police: An Indian Perspective published in Cops Today International Magazine, Issue No: 3, September-October 2015, pp. 6-8.
4. International Women in Law Enforcement – Leadership, Collaboration and Security-A Report on Conference held at SVP National Police Academy, Hyderabad, 6th -8th October, 2015 published in Cops Today International Magazine, Issue No: 3, September-October 2015, p.27.
5. Book Review: Beyond Apu Brings Out the Versatility of Soumitra Chatterjee published in Silhouette Magazine. A publication on Cinema and Allied Art Forms.
Published on 19th April 2016. learningandcreativity.com/silhouette/book-review-beyond-apu-brings-out-the versatility-of –soumitra-chatterjee/
6. Hindi Films 1950s -2000 and the Emerging Trends- A Sociological Perspective published in Silhouette Magazine. A Publication on Cinema and Allied Art Forms Published on 23rd June 2016.
7. Nigel Akkara : A Journey From Underworld to Celluloid, published in the ‘article of
the month section, in Flimbuff , an international film journal.
Articles published in Newsletter
(i) Sexual Harassment at Workplace in Correctional Service: The Need for Gender Sensitization, published in the Newsletter, Women’s Study Centre, Lady Brabourne College, Kolkata, Vol.4, March 2013, pp.34-36.
Chapters contributed as a part of research project:
(a)‘Sexual Harassment at the Workplace : Foreign and Indian Laws’,(b) ‘Interagency Liaison for Tackling Sexual Harassment at Workplace’ for the research project on ‘Sexual Harassment at Workplace in Police’ conducted by Prof. A.K. Saxena (Retd.) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, Hyderabad., 2015.
(i) ‘Under the thumb’ published in the Fifth Column, The Telegraph, 8th June 2016.
(ii) ‘Crime Watch’ published in the Fifth Column, The Telegraph, 27th October 2016.
(i) Presented a paper ‘From Karaghar (Jail) to Correctional Home’ at the 39th All India Criminology Conference of the Indian Society of Criminology, held from 22nd September 2016 to 24th September 2016 at the National Law University, Odisha.
(ii) Presented a paper entitled ‘Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace in Police-A Micro Study’ on 5th September 2016 at the UGC sponsored National Seminar on ‘Women Empowerment : A Third World Perspective’ organized by the Department of Geography, Sivnath Sastri College, Kolkata, in collaboration with the Centre for Studies in Social Science, Kolkata.
(iii) Presented a paper ‘‘ ‘Her’ Story in Police in India’’ at an ICSSR sponsored Two Days National Seminar on ‘Indian Police : Expectations, Performance and Constraints’ on 5th November 2014 organised by the DAV College, Jalandhar, Punjab with the cooperation and collaboration of Punjab Police (through video-conferencing).
(iv) Presented a paper titled ‘Cultural Therapy in Correctional Homes in West Bengal’ at the two-day National Workshop titled ‘Embodying Gender: Body and Dance in Social Context’ organized by the School of Women’s Studies, Jadavpur University held on 28th -29th March 2014 at Jadavpur University, Kolkata.
(v) Presented a paper titled ‘From Social Worker to Professionals: “Her” Story in Police in India’ in the Sub Theme Documenting Gendered Histories : National, Regional and Local at the 14th National Conference on Women’s Studies on ‘Equality, Pluralism and the State : Perspectives from the Women’s Movement’ organized by Indian Association for Women’s Studies, New Delhi in collaboration with Cotton College State University, Guhawati and Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Guhawati, held in Gauhati University from 4th to 7th February 2014.
(vi) Presented a paper ‘Women in Police in India- Problems and Future Prospects’ at a National Seminar on ‘Society, Governance and Police: India in the Post Millennium Period’ organized by the Department of Political Science, University of Kalyani in collaboration with Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Kolkata and Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi on 18th November 2013.
(vii) Participated at a group discussion on the ‘Organized Response to increase Number of Women in Police’ at the 4th National Conference of Women in Police, held on 15th-17th September 2010, at Bhubaneswar, hosted by Orissa Police in collaboration with the Bureau of Police Research and Development, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, New Delhi.