SUDHA S Professor

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  • Department of Sociology
  • School of Social Sciences & International Studies
  • sudhasitharaman@gmail.com

Academic Activity

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Educational Qualification (UG,PG & Higher Order)

S.No Degree Subject/Title of thesis University/Board Year of Passing
1 PDF Conflict Over Worship: A Study of the Sri Guru Dattatreya Swami Bababudhan Dargah in South India Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalor 2010
2 Ph.D Society and Religious Consciousness: Veerashaiva Movement in the Medieval Times Osmania University (submitted to Institute for Soc 2004
3 M.A M.A Sociology Karnatak University, Dharwad 1989
4 B.Com Commerce Bangalore University 1985

Area of Specializaion

Awards / Prizes Conferred

S.No Name / Title of the Award Type Name of the Agency conferred the Award Year of the Award Amount for Cash Award
1 Visiting Scholar INTERNATIONAL University of Gothenburg, Sweden 2016 -
2 Best Teacher Award NATIONAL Pondicherry University 2011 -
3 ICSSR General Fellowship NATIONAL ICSSR, New Delhi 2010 -

Teaching Experience

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1 Reader Department of Sociology Pondicherry University
2 Associate Professor Department of Sociology Pondicherry University
3 Lecturer- Department of Sociology Karnataka Collegiate Education, Government of Karnataka.
4 Senior Lecturer- Department of Sociology Karnataka Collegiate Education, Government of Karnataka.
5 Selection Grade Lecturer Department of Sociology Karnataka Collegiate Education, Government of Karnataka.

Research Experience

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Industry Experience

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Patent Details

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Papers Published in UGC Approved Journals

S.No Title Name of the Authors as per the order in Paper Journal Name Volume, Issue & Page Nos. Year Impact Factor

Papers Published in Peer Reviewed Journals

S.No Title Name of the Authors as per the order in Paper Journal Name Volume, Issue & Page Nos. Year Impact Factor
1 Cultural Nationalism and feminist politics. Sudha Sitharaman Samvada, Women’s special issue. March 2016 -
2 Secularisation and the Establishment of Dharmika Parishats in Karnataka Sudha Sitharaman Economic and Political Weekly Vol. 47, No. 24, June 2012 -

Papers Published in Conference Proceedings

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Books

S.No Title of the Book Name of the Authors as per the order in Book Publisher Year ISBN No.

Chapters in Books

S.No Title of the Chapters Name of the Authors Title of the Book Publisher Year ISBN No.
1 Elephant in the Mirror: Religion in Contemporary India Sudha Sitharaman Warp and Rags of Religion (Religionens Varp Och Trasor: En festskrift LIRScrifter&forfattarna 2016 978-91-88348-79-1
2 Limits of Syncretism: Bababudhan Dargah in South India as a Paradigm for Overlapping Religious Affiliations and Co-existence Sudha Sitharaman Synkretismus’ Negation und New definition. Studies in Oriental Religions Andreas Pries; Laetitia ,Published by Wiesbaden. 2016 978-3-447-06911-3
3 Cow Protection Sudha Sitharaman and Gita Dharampal-FRICK Key Concepts in Modern Indian Studies Oxford University Press, New Delhi 2015 10:0-19-945275-X
4 Caste Gita Dharampal-FRICK and Suha Sitharaman Key Concepts in Modern Indian Studies Oxford University Press, New Delhi 2015 10:0-19-945275-X
5 Conflict over Worship: A Study of the Sri Guru Dattatreya Bababudhanswamy Dargah in South India Sudha Sitharaman Ritual Dynamics and The Science of Ritual HarrassowitzVerlag: Wiesbaden. 2010 978-3-447-06205-3

Edited Books

S.No Title of the Book Name of the Authors as per the order in Book Publisher Year ISBN No.

Ongoing Projects

S.No Title of the Project Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year
1 Multiple Secularities: Religion/Secular in Contemporary India ICSSR 2 Years Five Lakh Fifty Thou 2017

Ongoing Consultancy Works

S.No Title of the Consultancy Work Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year

Completed Projects

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Completed Consultancy Works

S.No Title of the Consultancy Work Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year
1 Religion on the Campus Gutenberg University, Sweden 01-02-2014 to 31-1-2015 22 Crores 2014

Research Guidance - PG

S.No Year Degree No. of Students Awarded Department/Centre

Research Guidance - Ph.D

S.No Student Name Thesis Title Date Awarded
1 Bineeta Dash Not Finalised
2 Mohammed Salih Modernization of Madrasa Education in Malabar (Tentative)
3 Mohammed Shanid M Islam in Public Sphere: The Conception of Mahal Jamaat among Muslims of Kerala (Tentative)
4 Ankita Patra Devotion, Seva-ethic and Embodiment: A study of ISKCON in Odisha
5 Hashim T Islamic Traditions in Malabar: Boundaries, Appropriations and Resistances 16-03-2016
6 Deeptimayee Rout Land, Labour and Life-Worlds: Women in Changing Agrarian Scenario in Odisha

Research Guidance - Post Doctoral

S.No Scholar Name Designation Funding Agency Fellowship Title Year of Joining Year of Completion
1 Hashim T Post-Doctoral Fellow UGC Dr. S Radhakrishnan Fellowship 20-07-2017 Pursuing

Invited Talks in Conference/Seminar/Workshop/Training Programme

S.No Title of the Paper Conferences/Seminar/Workshop/Training Programme Organized by Whether International / National / State / Regional / College or University Level From To Year
1 Religion in the Campus: Views on Religion/Secular in centers of Higher Education All India Sociological Conference Kalinga University of Social Sciences, KITT University Bhubaneswar and AISC National 27 December 29 December 2016
2 Religion in the campus: Views on Religion/secular in centers of higher education All India Sociological Conference University of Social Sciences, KITT University Bhubaneswar and AISC National 27 December 29 December 2016
3 Economic Growth and Gender Inequality Economic Growth and Social Inequalities Post-graduate and Research Department of Economics, Mutturangam Government Arts College, Vellore National 18 February 19 February 2016
4 The Culture Question in Feminism: The Peculiarity to this Moment in History Marginalization and Resistance: Rethinking Women Department of French, Pondicherry University National 08 March 09 March 2016
5 Hinduism, Secularism and Law Multicultural India: Inclusiveness and New Humanities Department of English, Pondicherry University and University of Madras International 22 February 23 Febraury 2016
6 Religion, Secularity and Law: The case of Bababudhan Dargah in South India Religion and Law: Colonial and Post-colonial Encounters Centre for the Study of Comparative Religions and Civilizations at JamiaMilia Islamia. International 09 March 11 March 2016
7 What is Quality in Education? Problems and Prospects of Quality Management in Higher Education in India Government First Grade College, Sulibele National 11 March 12 March 2016
8 Religion in the Campus: Views on Religion/Secular in Centres of Higher Education Sociology of Religion in a Pluralistic Society Society, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, West Bengal in collaboration with Lancaster University, Engl International 07 April 09 April 2016
9 Religion in the Campus: Views on Religious/Secular in Centers of higher education Modern Matters: Negotiating the Future of Everyday Life in South Asia SASNET Lund University, Sweden International 20 September 22 Septmber 2016
10 Plenary Address Invited Plenary Lecture Indian Sociology Conference at Tezpur Central University, Assam National 27 December 30 December 2016
11 Towards a Theological Anthropology: Draupathi Amman in Puducherry All India Sociological Conference Kalinga University of Social Sciences, KITT University Bhubaneswar and AISC National 27 December 29 December 2016
12 Resource Person 4 Invited Lectures Department of Literature, History of Ideas and Religion International 15 September 16 October 2016
13 Religion in the Campus: Views on Religion/Secular in centers of Higher Education All India Sociological Conference Kalinga University of Social Sciences, KITT University Bhubaneswar and AISC National 27 December 29 December 2016
14 Religion, Secularity and Law: The Case of BababudhanDarga Dargha in South India Invited Lecture Department of Religious Studies, Stockholm, Sweden International 11 October 11 October 2016
15 Special Lecture delivered on two films 1. Bandit Queen 2. Osama Film Festival on Women and Environment Department of Electronic Media and Mass Communication, Pondicherry University National 4 March 4 March 2016
16 Relevance of sociology in Contemporary India Guest Lecture The National Degree College, Bangalore (Autonomous) National 14 March 14 March 2016
17 Transitions and Re-orientations: The Women’s Question in India Two Weeks Capacity Building Programme, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore National 13 August 13 August 2015
18 Transitions and Re-orientations: The Women’s Question in India Two Weeks Capacity Building Programme, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore National 13 August 13 August 2015
19 Mass Media and Sociology of Communication Workshop/Training Programme Maharani Ammani College, Bangalore National 14 July 14 July 2015
20 i. The Debate on Sati in Pre-Independent India ii. Rape within a cycle of violence iii. History of C Seminar Post-graduate Department of Sociology Maharani’s College, Bangalore National 18 May 19 May 2015
21 Women Between Community and State: Uniform Civil Code Debate in India Two Weeks Capacity Building Programme Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore National 14 August 14 August 2015
22 Feminist Methodology A Certificate Course on Methods and Applications in Social Science Research (CCMASSR) Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore. National 05 November 05 November 2015
23 Feminist Methodology Lecture Series Post-graduate Studies in Kannada at Government Vijayanagar College, Bangalore National 26 November 26 November 2015
24 Feminism and Literature Special Lecture Studies in Kannada at Government Vijayanagar College, Bangalore National 27 November 27 November 2015
25 Women’s Power and Women’s Empowerment: Women’s Movement in India Special Lecture Jain University, Bangalore. National 16 January 16 January 2015
26 Religion and Feminist Politics. Rape and Atrocities on Women: Dimensions and Alternatives. Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy, National Law School of India Universi National 7 March 7 March 2015
27 Women’s Movement in Post-Independent India Workshop on Women’s Movement in India The National Degree College, Bangalore (Autonomous) National 27 April 27 April 2015
28 Modern governance and the Production of Religion: The Proposed Karnataka Prevention of Superstition Indian Sociological Conference Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith, Varanasi National 29 December 01 January 2014
29 Modern governance and the Production of Religion: The Proposed Karnataka Prevention of Superstition Indian Sociological Conference Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith, Varanasi National 29 December 01 January 2014
30 Celebrating Syncretism? Issues in studying Sufi Shrines in South India Celebrating Multiple Identities in India UNESCO Chair for Peace, Malaviya Centre for Peace Research, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi in co International 29 November 30 November 2014
31 Religion, Sovereignty and Indeterminacy: Understanding Secularism in India National Seminar on Religion, Secularity and Law Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT, Kanpur. National 15 October 16 October 2014
32 Where do we go from here? One Step Forward and Two Steps Back: Social Movements and What they presup Social Movements and Inclusive Development: Contestations, Contradictions and Challenges Pondicherry University National 5 March 6 March 2014
33 Women and Society Keynote & Inaugural Address to the students of Women and Society Course (add-on course) The National Degree College, Bangalore (Autonomous) National 21 February 21 February 2014
34 Diversity, Difference and Theoretical Possibilities Multiple Modernity’s and Social Inclusion Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi International 25 Febraury 27 Febraury 2014
35 Resource Person Refresher Course in Research Methodology Academic Staff College Lecture Hall, BasavaPeetha National 27 March 29 March 2014
36 Religions in/of India: Does Plurality contribute to Pluralism? Study in India Programme for students from University of Gothenburg, Sweden Pondicherry University International 12 November 12 November 2014
37 Transitions and Reorientations: The Women’s Question in India Study in India Programme for students from University of Gothenburg, Sweden Pondicherry University International 19 November 19 November 2014
38 Keynote Address (Workshop on Academic Studies and Activism ) Workshop on Academic Studies and Activism JagruthiMahilaAdhyana Kendra National 30 October 30 October 2013
39 Women’s Studies: Foreclosures, Conditions of Possibility and points of Dissention Workshop on Curricular Intervention for Eliminating Violence Against Women Karnataka State Women’s University National 10 December 11 December 2013
40 Religious Change in Contemporary India Religious Imagination in Public Sphere: The New Global Gurus and their Followers University of Gothenburg, Sweden and Department of Sociology, Pondicherry University International 26 Septmber 28 September 2013
41 Resource Person Curriculum Intervention for eliminating violence against women Department of Women’s Studies, Women’s Studies Center and Karnataka State Council for Higher Edu National 10 December 11 December 2013
42 Secular Production of religion: The Case of Baba Budhan Dargah Indian Sociological Conference Karnataka State Open University National 27 December 29 December 2013

Conferences/Seminars Organized

S.No Title of the Programme Sponsors Venue & Duration Whether International / National / State / Regional / College or University Level From To Year
1 Three Day International Workshop on Religious Change in Contemporary India University of Gothenburg, Sweden and Department of Sociology, Pondicherry University UMISARC Pondicherry University, 3 Days International 27 Septmber 29 September 2013

Workshop Organized

S.No Title of the Programme Sponsors Venue & Duration Whether International / National / State / Regional / College or University Level From To Year
1 Ears to the Ground/ Ending Silence/ Speaking Aloud: Developing Gender Sensitivity to Sexual Offences Pondicherry University and Indian Bank Pondicherry University Social Science Seminar Hall 1, 2 Days National Workshop 06 March 07 March 2013

Affiliation in Academic Bodies/Societies

S.No Name of the Body/Society Nature of Affiliation Year
1 Committee member to frame the guidelines for Integrated PG-PHD programs of the University Member 2016
2 Research in Social Sciences, Gothenburg University Editorial Board Member 2016
3 Indian Sociological Society Editorial Board Member, Sociological Bulletin 2016
4 Journal of Women’s Studies Advisory Board 2015
5 IIAS Shimla Reviewer 2015
6 Research Advisory Committee, Department of Sociology, Tripura Central University External member 2012
7 Indian Sociological Society Convenor, Research Committee 06: Religion and Religious Communities of the AISC 2012
8 ISEC Reviewer 2010
9 IIT Madras External member Research Advisory Committee 2010
10 International Sociological Association Life Member 2010
11 Life member, All India Sociological Society Life Member 2005
12 Journal of Karnataka Studies Editorial Board Member 2005
13 Life member, Indian Association for Women’s Studies Life Member 2005
14 Life member, Karnataka Sociological Association Life Member 2005

Participation & Extension Activities (Academic/Administraion)

S.No Name of the Position (Head, Dean, Co-ordinator, Director, etc.,) Duration Nature of Dutites
1 Head, Department of Sociology 2016-June to Till date -
2 Head, Women’s Cell, Pondicherry University 2016-18 -
3 Warden, Cauvery Hostel 2011-July 14 -
4 Kalpana Chawla Hostel 2012-July 14 -
5 External Member, Pre-University Sociology Syllabus/Text Book Board, Karnataka 2014 External Member
6 Chairperson, Committee for introducing sociology at High School, DSERT, Karnataka 2008-2010, 2 Years Chairperson
7 Member of the Court, Pondicherry University 2017-2019 Internal Member
8 Board of Studies External Member, National College (Autonomous), Bangalore Since 2011 External Member
9 Board of Studies External Member, National College (Autonomous), Bangalore Since 2011 External Member
10 Board of Studies External Member, Bangalore Central University Since 2018 External Member
11 Board of Studies External Member, Bangalore Central University Since 2018 External Member
12 Member of the Assessment Panel for the Bi-annual Seminars of PhD Scholars at Institute for Social an 2011 External Member
13 Board of Studies External Member, Maharani’s Post Graduate Centre, Bangalore 2015-2017 External Member
14 Governing Body Member (University representative for the Vivekanandha College of Education, Lawspet, 2012-2015 External Member
15 University Nominee for (CAS) promotion in Sociology at Tagore Arts College, Pondicherry. 2016- External Member
16 Chairperson, BOS, Directorate of Distance Education Examination 2016-19 Chairperson
17 BOS Chairperson 2016-2019 Chairperson
18 BOS Member, Department of Social Work 2016-2019 External Member
19 BOS Member, Department of Politics and International Studies 2014-2016 External Member
20 BOS Member, Directorate of Distance Education 2014-2015 External Member
21 BOS Member, School Board, Social Sciences and International Studies 2013-2016 External Member

Participation & Extension Activities (Co-Curricular)

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Collaboration with Institution/Industry

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