CHELLAPERUMAL A. Professor

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  • Department of Anthropology
  • School of Social Sciences & International Studies
  • acperul@yahoo.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 Ph.D Anthropology/ Changing Patterns of Economic and Political Structures of a Tamil Nadu Village University of Madras 1994
2 M. A Anthropology University of Madras 1981
3 B.Sc Zoology University of Madras 1978

Area of Specializaion

Social - Cultural ANTHROPOLOGY

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

Teaching Experience

S.No Designation Department/Centre Institution
1 Professor Anthropology Pondicherry University
2 Assistant Professor in Anthropology Folklore MS University
3 Assistant Professor ( Senior Scale ) Folklore MS University
4 Reader in Anthropology Folklore MS University

Research Experience

S.No Designation Department/Centre Institution Area of Research
1 Research Investigator Anthropology University of Madras Socio-Cultural Changes in the Villages
2 Research Investigator Anthropology University of Madras Customary Laws among the tribes
3 Research Scholar Anthropology University of Madras Changing Patterns of Economic and Political Structures in a Tamil Nadu VillageVillage
4 Consultant Anthropologist DANIDA Royal Danish Embassy Public health for a tribal Community

Industry Experience

S.No Designation Company/Corporate Nature of Work
1 Consultant Anthropologist DANIDA To plan public health facilities for tribes

Contribution towards Innovation

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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
1 Literary Anthropology in Tamil A. Chellaperumal Peyal- an inter-disciplinary Refereed Journal of Tamil Studies Volume I, Issue -2 & Page Nos. 87-90 2015 No information
2 Traditional Norms in Transition: A Case of Fisherfolk in South India Bhagath Singh A and A. Chellaperumal The Eastern Anthropologist Volume 67 Numbers 1-2 January- June & Page 207-222 2014 No information

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 Tribal Pongal A. Chellaperumal Namma Ooru Varthagam Volume 1 Issue 2 January Page Nos. 14-18 2020 No information
2 Characterisitc features and diversities of Folk Deities of Tamil Nadu A. Chellaperumal Neidhal Research : Tamil Quarterly Volume 4 Issue 1 January- March Page Nos.52-62 2019 No information
3 Spiritual Significance of Nallanpillaipetral A. Chellaperumal Ilamkural Special Issue 21 March Page Nos. 16-19 2019 No information
4 Changing Trends: A Case Study on Perceptions Towards Alternative Livelihood Opportunities Through Ecotourism Pradheeps. M, Chellaperumal. A , Poyyamoli. G International Journal of Innovative research and Advanced Studies Volume 5 Issue 1, January & Page Nos. 174- 181 2018 Under evaluation
5 Land and People A. Chellaperumal Dinamani June & Page 6 2015 1.333
6 Ethnographic perspectives of Tradition and Change A. Chellaperumal Ungal Noolagam Volume. &, Issue 1 ( April ) Page Nos. 50-53 2015 No information
7 Traditional Practices of native communities and their ethnobotanical knowledge; a trivia in Wayanad, Indiag A. Chellaperumal The Journal of Ethnobiology and Traditional Medicine Volume 124 & Page Nos. 993-1006 2015 6. 38
8 Post modernist Trends in Ethnography A. Chellaperumal Pudhu Ezhuthu Volume 20, Issue December & Page Nos. 26-34 2011 No information
9 Deities of the Land A. Chellaperumal India Today Volume 22, Issue 8 Page No:45 2010 No Information

Papers Published in Conference Proceedings

S.No Title Name of the Authors as per the order in Paper Details of Conference Publication Page Nos. Year

Books

S.No Title of the Book Name of the Authors as per the order in Book Publisher Year ISBN No.
1 Samooga Manidaviyal A. Chellaperumal Ilakkiya Thedal 1998 No

Chapters in Books

S.No Title of the Chapters Name of the Authors Title of the Book Publisher Year ISBN No.
1 Post modernist Ethnography A. Chellaperumal Theories Sacred heart College 2020 No
2 Gana Songs A. Chellaperumal Chennai Tamil Tamil Foundation 2020 No
3 Distinction Between Subalterns and Marginals with special reference to Nomadic Communities A. Chellaperumal Identities, Ethnic Boundaries and the State Indian National Confederation and Academy of Anthropologists 2017 978-93-83088-14-0
4 Ex Criminal Tribes and the Early Anthropology A. Chellaperumal Tamil Ilakkiyathil Kutrap parambarai Palai 2014 No
5 Traditional Science and Technology of the tribes A. Chellaperumal History of Science and Technology through the ages Research Publishing 2013 978-981-07-1409-3
6 The Ethnopoetics of Irular Ballads A. Chellaperumal., Sujatha Vijayaraghavan Voice and Memory: Indigenous Imagination and Expression Orient BlackSwan 2011 978 81 250 4222 8
7 Anthropology in the teaching of Tamil Literature from the point of view of Thirukovaiyar A. Chellaperumal New Approaches and Usages in the teaching of Tamil Literature at the Higher Education Level Urumu Dhanalakshmi College 2008 No
8 Mallar Lore from Anthropological Perspectives A. Chellaperumal Mallar Varalaru Mangaiyarkarasi Educational Trust 2008 No
9 Humanistic Views of Vallalar A. Chellaperumal Panmugaparvayil Vallalar Maniyam Pathipagam 2007 No
10 Characteristic Features ad Pluralistic dimensions of Folk Deities of Tamil Nadu A. Chellaperumal Sanangalin Samigal Folklore Resources and Research Centre 2006 No
11 Ethnohistory of Tamil Nadu Tribes A. Chellaperumal Nattupuraviyal Kalaignan Pathipagam 2005 No
12 Migrational History of Tamil Nadu Tribes A. Chellaperumal Sanangalum Varalarum Vallinam 2004 No
13 Turmeric A. Chellaperumal South Asian Folklore Routledge 2003 0-415-93915-4
14 Folk Epics: Problems of Collection and Textualization A. Chellaperumal Folklore Field Work Bharathiar University 2003 No
15 Folk Performing Tradition in Tamil Nadu with special reference to Therukoothu A. Chellaperumal Dravidian Folk and Tribal Lore Dravidian University 2001 No
16 Irular Ballads A. Chellaperumal Verum Vizhudhum Alaigal 2000 No
17 Characteristics and Multiplicities of Tamil Folk Deities A. Chellaperumal Panbattu Vergalithedi Folklore Resources and Research Centre 1999 No
18 Concept of Person and Indian/ Tamil Caste Hierarchy A. Chellaperumal Panbattu Vergalithedi Folklore Resources and Research Centre 1999 No
19 Post modernist Trends in Ethnography A. Chellaperumal Pinnai Naveenathuvam Kotpadugalum Tamil Soozhalum Vidiyal 1998 No
20 Agriculture and Development in a South Tamil Nadu Village A. Chellaperumal., G. Karunanithi Contemporary Studies in Human Ecology Kamala- Raj Enterprises 1998 0970-9272
21 Kaniyala Vellalar, Kargatha Vellalar and Nangudi Vellalar A. Chellaperumal People of India ( Tamil Nadu ) Affiliated East- West Press Pvt. Ltd 1997 81-85938-88-1
22 Cultural relativism: Cultural Pluralistic Perspectives A. Chellaperumal Folklore Researches Folklore researchers Association 1996 No
23 Field Work, Culture and Ethnography A. Chellaperumal Aiyvukovai All India University Tamil Teachers Association 1996 No
24 Field Work, Culture, some new Trends in Ethnography A. Chellaperumal Kalai Ilakkiyak Kotpadugal Aintamil Aaaivalar Manram 1995 No
25 Anthropological Approaches for Literature A. Chellaperumal Aiyvumalar Tamil Research Centre 1994 No
26 Food Taboos among the Irulas of Coimbatore District, Tamil Nadu, South India, Suresh. M., A. Chellaperumal Dietary Habits in Tribal India Mayank Publications 1989 No
27 Incest A. Chellaperumal Humanities Encyclopedia Tamil University 1988 No
28 Religion among the Irulas of Coimbatore District P. Govinda Reddy, A. Chellaperumal Religion and Society in South India B. R. Publishing Corporation 1987 No
29 Ethnobiology A. Chellaperumal Humanities Encyclopedia Tamil University 1987 No
30 Culture Areas of Asia A. Chellaperumal Humanities Encyclopedia Tamil University 1986 No
31 Cognitive Anthropology A. Chellaperumal Humanities Encyclopedia Tamil University 1986 No
32 Adiyan A. Chellaperumal Humanities Encyclopedia Tamil University 1986 No
33 Amhara A. Chellaperumal Humanities Encyclopedia Tamil University 1986 No
34 Politics and Warfare A. Chellaperumal Humanities Encyclopedia Tamil University 1986 No
35 Alorse A. Chellaperumal Humanities Encyclopedia Tamil University 1986 No
36 Customary Laws among the Tribes A. Chellaperumal Humanities Encyclopedia Tamil University 1986 No
37 Secret Societies A. Chellaperumal Humanities Encyclopedia Tamil University 1986 No
38 Ashanti A. Chellaperumal Humanities Encyclopedia Tamil University 1985 No
39 Trend of Scientific Writing in Tamil Journals A. Chellaperumal Aiyvukovai All India University Tamil Teachers Association 1985 No

Edited Books

S.No Title of the Book Name of the Authors as per the order in Book Publisher Year ISBN No.
1 Ethics and Indian Culture A. Chellaperumal ( one of the experts ) SCERT 2019 No
2 Anthropology A. Chellaperumal ( one of the experts ) SCERT 2014 No
3 Dictionary of South Indian Folklore ( in Telugu and Kannada ) A. Chellaperumal ( one of the editors ) Kannada University 2011 No
4 Annotated Bibliography of Folklore of Tamil Nadu A. Chellaperumal Folklore Society of South Indian Languages 2005 No
5 Folk Tales Encyclopedia A. Chellaperumal Meiyappan Padhipagam 2005 No
6 Anthropology Special Issue ( Nattar Vazhakatriyal ) A. Chellaperumal Folklore Association 1989 No

Ongoing Projects

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

Ongoing Consultancy Works

S.No Title of the Consultancy Work Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year
1 to verify the Sc/ST claims of the various individuals and communities Govt. of Tamil Nadu 2 years 1 2020
2 to verify the Sc/ST claims of the various individuals and communities Govt. of Puducherry 3 years 1 2020

Completed Projects

S.No Title of the Project Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year
1 Rock Arts of Tamil Nadu Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts 5 months 0.8 2008
2 A Comparative Study of the Ethnopoetics of the Oral Narratives among the Tribes and Non- Tribes UGC 3 years 1.5 2005
3 Rejuvenation of Modiattam, a magical theatre Ministry of Culture 4 months 0.4 2005
4 A Folkloristic Study of Social Conflicts in the Southern Districts of Tamil Nadu UGC 3 years 3 2003
5 Annotated Bibliography of Folklore of Tamil Nadu Folklore Association of South Indian Languages 1 year 1 2003
6 Ethnopharmacognostic Study of Medicinal Plants of Agasthiar Hills, Western Ghats , South India Indian Council for Forestry Research and Education 3 years 5.2 1999
7 Directory of Folk Artistes and Folk Performances of Northern Tamil Nadu Folklore Association of South Indian Languages 3 months 0.1 1996
8 Tribal Folklore of Tamil Nadu For Foundation 2 years 0.6 1995

Completed Consultancy Works

S.No Title of the Consultancy Work Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year
1 to provide public health care facilities to the Malayali tribes of Kalrayan Hillsi DANIDA 3 months 1.0 1986

Career Guidance Offered to students

S.No Name of the Scheme No. of Students Competitive Examinations/ Career Counseling No. of Students Passed No. of Students Placed

List of capability enhancement such as Soft skill development, Remedial coaching, Language lab,
Bridge courses, Yoga, Meditation, Personal Counselling and Mentoring etc.,

S.No Name of the Programme/Scheme Date of Implementation No. of Students Enrolled Agencies Involved

Research Guidance - PG

S.No Year Degree No. of Students Awarded Department/Centre
1 2019 M.A. 3 Anthropology
2 2018 M.A. 2 Anthropology
3 2017 M.A. 3 Anthropology
4 2016 M.A. 2 Anthropology
5 2015 M.A. 3 Anthropology
6 2014 M.A. 3 Anthropology
7 2014 M.PHIL 1 Anthropology
8 2013 M.PHIL 1 Anthropology
9 2013 M.A. 4 Anthropology
10 2012 M.A. 3 Anthropology
11 2012 M.PHIL 2 Anthropology
12 2011 M.PHIL 4 Anthropology
13 2011 M.A. 3 Anthropology
14 2010 M.PHIL 2 Anthropology
15 2010 M.A. 3 Anthropology
16 2009 M.PHIL 5 Anthropology
17 2009 M.A. 2 Anthropology
18 2008 M.A. 1 Anthropology
19 2007 M.A. 1 Anthropology
20 2005 M.A. 2 Folklore
21 2004 M.PHIL 1 Annamalai University
22 2003 M.A. 2 Folklore
23 2002 M.A. 4 Folklore
24 2001 M.A. 3 Folklore
25 2000 M.A. 2 Folklore
26 1999 M.A. 3 Folklore
27 1998 M.A. 2 Folklore
28 1997 M.A. 4 Folklore
29 1996 M.A. 3 Folklore
30 1995 M.A. 3 Folklore
31 1994 M.A. 2 Folklore
32 1993 M.A. 3 Folklore
33 1992 M.A. 4 Folklore
34 1991 M.A. 4 Folklore
35 1990 M.A. 4 Folklore
36 1989 M.A. 5 Folklore

Research Guidance - Ph.D

S.No Student Name Registration Date Registration No. Thesis Title Thesis Submitted Status Thesis Submitted Date Vivavoce Completed Status Date Awarded
1 S. Arulsamy 30-09-2005 2257 Folkl Performing Arts and Development Communication_ a Study YES 2016 YES 2017
2 S. Navaneethakrishnan 25-01-2001 1224 Folklore in Vaishnavite Temple rituals YES 2007 YES 2008
3 Mehala SA 2014 An anthropological Study among the Leprosy Sufferers: their issues of Identity, Stigma and Coping Strategiess YES 2017 YES 2018
4 Bhagath Singh 2013 Social Control and resource Utilization among the Pattinavars, a Fishing Community in Northern Tamil Nadu YES 2017 YES 2018
5 S. Ponnarasu 2013 An Ethnohistorical Study of the Chieftains among the Kongu Vellala Community in South India YES 2016 YES 2018
6 V. Britto 2011 2258 Music in ritual context YES 2015 YES 2015
7 M. Peter Arockiaraj 2005 0676 A Study of Folklore archives YES 2013 YES 2014
8 K. Ramapandi 2004 0707 Conflicts and Narratives in South Tamil Nadu YES 2009 YES 2010
9 George Joseph 2002 Ethnomusicology of the Paniya Tribe YES 2005 YES 2006
10 Sankarasivaraman 2000 0478 Ethnobotany of the Paliyar tribe YES 2003 YES 2003

Research Guidance - Post Doctoral

S.No Scholar Name Designation Funding Agency Fellowship Title Year of Joining Year of Completion
1 Kalyani Kumar Post Doctoral Fellow ICSSR Folk Deities 2003 2005

Financial assistance availed to attend conferences / workshops and to pay membership fee
of professional bodies during the year

S.No Conference/ workshop attended for which financial support provided Professional body for which membership fee is provided Amount of Support Place From Date To Date Year

E-Lecture Details

S.No E-Lecture Title Development of e-content/e-learning/delivering Member of Editorial Bodies Reviewer/Referee of
Content/Module Title Institution/Platform Year Weblink

Details of Online Education Conducted

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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 Ethnohistory Guest Lecture AVC College( Autonomous ), Mayiladuthurai College Level 25th February - 2020
2 Nature in Indian Tribal Lore Festival of Letters Sahitya Academy, New Delhi National Level 24th February 29th February 2020
3 Presidential address Theatre Festival Muthamizh Mandram, Nallanpillaipetral Regional Level 15th Janaury - 2020
4 Psycho analysis in Folk Literature Book Launch function School of Tamil, Pondicherry University University Level 30th October - 2020
5 Group Participation Faculty Development Programme on Capacity Building for law Teachers Dr. Ambedkar Govt. Law College, Puducherry National Level 4th January 8th January 2020
6 Littoral Marine Anthropology of Asia Conference on Science, Society & Politics in South Asia International Office, Utkal University International Level 3rd March 4th March 2020
7 Nature and Tribal Lore in relation to Food and Health among the Irulas of South India Conference on Anthropology of Food and Health University of Delhi International Level 27th February 29th February 2020
8 Envisioning Anthropology in Twenty First Century India Indian Anthropology Congress-2020 Asiatic Society, Kolkatta National Level 21st February 22nd February 2020
9 Tribal Lore Seminar on the New Initiatives in Folk and Tribal Lore Research The Gandhigram Rural Institute- Deemed Universityy National Level 25th March 26th March 2019
10 Anthropological Theories Workshop on Theories Pirazh , Madurai State Level 28th May - 2019
11 Novels of Subrabharathimanian Seminar on Subrabharathimanian M S University College International Level 1st April - 2019
12 Felicitation address Theatre Festival and Seminar on Muthusamy Thalaikol, Puducherry International Level 31st March - 2019
13 Present and Future of Tribal Literature Tribal Literature Festival Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, Bhopal National Level 10th November 2019 12th November 2019
14 Multi- species Ethnography Seminar on Multi -species Ethnography in Folklore research Madurai Kamaraj University National Level 18th March - 2019
15 Culture and Environment Seminar on Environmental Anthropology Anthropological Survey of India, Kolkatta Regional Level 7th June - 2019
16 Anthropology and Media Seminar Puducherry Little Magazine Movement Regional Level 20th July - 2019
17 Literature and Ethnography Symposium on Literature and Ethnography Bharathiar University, Coimbatore International Level 26th September 27th September 2019
18 Recognizing the roles of Rehabilitation Professionals and Well beings of Care takers Conference on Disability Rights and Status in India: Policy & Programmes for PwDs Pondicherry University National Level 8th February - 2019
19 Heritage of the people Seminar for the awareness of the Heritage Thondaimandala Tamil International Confederation, Puducherry Regional Level 31st July - 2019
20 Agrarian Transformation: A Review Symposium Department of Sociology, Pondicherry University University Level 21st March - 2019
21 Ethical voting, Peace and Development in India Special Lecture DPIS, Pondicherry University University Level 27th March - 2019
22 Issues of identity among the South Indian Tribal Communities Seminar on Institutions, Livelihoods and Changing Practices: Issues of Tribal Identity and Sustainability University of Hyedrabad National Level 5th March 6th March 2019
23 Felicitation address Seminar on Nature related Traditional Knowledge system in Folk Culture Puducherry Institute of Linguistics and Culture Regional Level 5th Janauary - 2019
24 Population and Health Dynamics of Tribes of Eastern India Seminar on Tribal Situations With Special Reference to Eastern India Utkal Univesity, Bhubaneshwar National Level 29th March - 2018
25 Chaired a Session Seminar on Human Development and Peoples Participation in South Asia: Choices, Options and Way Forward Dept. of Politcs and International Studies, Pondicherry University National Level 18th December 19th December 2018
26 Anthropology of a Poet Idaikazhi Nadu Nallur Nathathanar Tamil Poets Day - Seminar Dept. of Tamil Development, Kancheepuram District,Govt. of Tamil Nadu Regional Level 29th April - 2018
27 Guest Lecture Exhibition on Yoga in Visual Arts and Thoughtss Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, Puducherry State Level 21st June - 2018
28 Participatory Observation Workshop on Research Methodology Department of Commerce National Level 30th January - 2018
29 Impact of Globalization on Tribal Literature Southern Tribal Writers Meet Tamil Nadu Open University National Level 27th July 28th July 2018
30 Anthropology of Louis Dumont Seminar on Martyrs of Perungamanallur Meetchi, Madurai Regional Level 7th April - 2018
31 Rapid Rural Appraisal Capacity Building Programme Pondicherry University National Level 18th December 31st December 2018
32 Chaired a Session Seminar on Human Development and Peoples Participation in South Asia: Choices, Options and Way Forward Dept. of Politcs and International Studies, Pondicherry University National Level 18th December 19th December 2018
33 Recent trends in Anthropology Refresher Course UGC- HRDC, Bharathiar University University National Level 1st June - 2018
34 Rapid Rural Appraisal Capacity Building Programme for Young Social Science Faculty Members Dept. of Politcs and International Studies, Pondicherry University National Level 24th October - 2018
35 Folklore and Globalization Seminar on Relevance of Folklore in the Globalization Era SRM University, Chennai National Level 23rd January 24th January 2018
36 Doing Field work among the Piramalai Kallars of Madurai Special Lecture Department of Sociology, Pondicherry University University Level 9th October - 2018
37 Presidential address Seminar-Thondai Mandala Tamil International Federation Thondaimandala Tamil International Confederation, Puducherry International Level 9th June - 2018
38 Anthropology Interactive Programme All India Radio, Puducherry Regional Level 31st January - 2018
39 Cultural Significance of Thondaimandala region Inaugural function Thondaimandala Tamil International Confederation, Cuddalore International Level 24th february - 2018
40 Traditional Knowledge System among a few tribal communities in South India Seminar on Exploring Indigenous Knowledge System and Empowerment of Marginalized Social Groups of Indian Society Sanskruti, Institute of Dravidian Culture and Research, Hyderabad National Level 18th January 19th January 2018
41 Anthropology of Tourism Seminar on Pilgrimages and Social Capital: Experiences in Bonding and Binding University of Madras National Level 13th March 14th March 2018
42 Rituals and Religious Ceremonies in Tribal Arts Nationl Tribal Festival of Theatre, Music, Dance & Crafts of India UT administrtion of Daman & Diu National Level 15th December - 2017
43 Village Structure The Spirit of Tamil Village Auroville Regional Level 3rd December - 2017
44 Felicitation address Seminar on Folklore and Ethnography: Contemporary Trends Arulmigu Palaniandavar Arts- Culture College, Palani National Level 16th December - 2017
45 Relocations of Subalternity and Marginality with special reference to a few communities and groups i Conference on the politics of difference: Relocating Subalternity/Marginality Assam University, Diphu Campus International Level 22nd September 23rd September 2017
46 Social Anthropology Special Lecture Series Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupathi University Level 13th March 15th March 2017
47 Performance theory Invited Lectures School of Performing Arts, Pondicherry University University Level 12th October 13th October 2017
48 Anthropology Interview All India Radio, Puducherry Regional Level 13th December - 2017
49 Keynote address- Anthropology and Folklore Seminar on Fascinating facets of Folklore University of Madras National Level 18th August 19th August 2017
50 Anhropology and Literature Symposium on Weaving new Hats Madras Institute of Development studies Regional Level 24th October - 2017
51 Participatory Research Capacity Building Programme for Social Science Faculty Dept. of Politics and International Studies, Pondicherry University National 20th May 2nd June 2017
52 Ethos of Tamil Culture Seminar on Values in Tamil Culture Devanga Arts College, Arpukottai National 6th April 7th April 2017
53 Cognitive Anthropology of Tolkappiyam Endowment Lecture University of Delhi Univeristy 11th April 11th April 2017
54 Felicitation address Modern Play Performance Thalaikol, Puducherry Regional Level 5th January - 2017
55 Literature and Ethnography Workshop on Research Methodology M. S University, Tirunelveli University Level 30th Janauary - 2017
56 Thematic address 24th Annual Conference of FOSSILS Gandhigram Rural Institute- Deemed University National 23rd February - 2017
57 Tribal Literature in South India Seminar on Tribal Literature in India: Nature and Traditions Sahitya Academy, Mumbai National Level 25th November 26th November 2017
58 Documenting the Oral Traditions: Then and Now Workshop on Oral Traditions of North East India Rajiv Gandhi University, Arunachal Pradesh National Level 22nd March 25th March 2017
59 Cognitive Anthropology of Tolkappiyam Endowment Lecture University of Delhi University Level 11th April - 2017
60 Ambivalence of Identity: A Study among the Jenu Kurumbas Seminar on Diversity and integrity : Multi disciplinary Approaches towards Indian Society Anthropological Survey of India, Kolkatta National Level 6th December 8th December 2017
61 Marginals vs. Subalterns Refresher Course UGC- HRDC, Pondicherry University National Level 8th June - 2017
62 World Book Day Special Address Government Library, Reddiyarpalayam Regional Level 23rd April - 2017
63 Ethical Pluralism, Cultural Institutions and Social Justice Seminar on Discourses on Diversity, Identity and Integrity: Multidisciplinary approaches towards Indian Society Anthropological Survey of India, Kolkatta National Level 6th December 8th December 2017
64 Marginal Communities and their Issues of Human Rights UGC Refresher Course Human Resource Development Centre, Pondicherry University National Level 11th February - 2016
65 Session Chair address Conference on Distance Education in India: Emerging Challenges and Prospects Directorate of Distance education, Pondicherry University National Level 8th September 9th September 2016
66 Ethnomethodological Perspectives Research Methodology Course Dept. of Political Science and International Studies, Pondicherry University National Level 8th April - 2016
67 Critical review on the Studies of Cultural Heritage in South India Seminar on Literary and Cultural Heritage SES College, Kannur, Kerala National Level 12th Janaury - 2016
68 Inaugural address Therukoothu:Folk Performance Madipakkam Residents Association Regional Level 5th November - 2016
69 Anthropology of Vector borne Diseases Seminar on " Make in India : S&T driven Innovation Vector Control Research Centre, Puducherry College Level 8th April - 2016
70 Felicitation address Seminar on Food in Tamil Culture Sri Kaleeswari College ( Autonomous ), Sivakasi Regional Level 7th October - 2016
71 Tribal Arts in South India Seminar on Tribal Arts: Cultural Expression and their Imagination National School of Drama National Level 9th January - 2016
72 Cognitive Anthropological approach for the study of Tolkappiyam Seminar World Tolkappiyam Association, Puducherry International Level 16th March - 2016
73 Anthropology of Tamil Literature Refresher Course UGC- HRDC, Pondicherry University National 15th November - 2016
74 Inaugural address Seminar on Progressive Thoughts in Oral Literature Sri Parasakthi College for Women National Level 5th January - 2016
75 Keynote address Symposium on Oral Traditions and Folklore as the alternative source in Historical Writing Providence College for Women National 2nd September - 2016
76 Types of research and Research Design Workshop on Research Methodology Vellore Institute of Technology National 25th May 25th May 2016
77 Ethical Issues in Ethnographic Research Seminar on Negotiating Field Work: Unfolding of Institutional Practices and Contemporary Challenges University of Delhi National 16-09-2016 17-09-2016 2016
78 Keynote address Seminar on Ecological Tourism FRRC, Palayamkottai National Level 16th December 17th December 2016
79 Anthropology and its applications Endowment Lecture University of Madras Univerisity Level 6th September - 2016
80 Ethnomusicology of South Indian Tribal Communites Popular Lecture Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, Mysore State Level 4th October - 2016
81 Traditional Biological Knowledge and Practices for Sustainability among the Culturally diversified t Seminar on Bio-Cultural Diversity: Emerging Perspectives & New Challenges Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupathi National Level 12th March 13th March 2015
82 Valedictory Address_ A few Traditional Water management Techniques in South India Seminar on the Management System in Rural and Tribal Societies Karnataka Jnanapada Vishwavidyalaya, Gotagodi National Level 25th April - 2015
83 Duties of the Artistes and creative persons to protect the freedom of Expression Seminar Puducherry State Arts and Literary Forum Regional Level 27th June - 2015
84 Cultural Rights Seminar on Freedom of Expression Puducherry Progressive Thinkers Forum State Level 31st October - 2015
85 Gandhi and Anthropology Non- Violence Day Centre for Gandhian Studies, Studies, Pondicherry University International Level 1st October - 2015
86 Religion in Sangam Literature Seminar on Beliefs, Rituals and Worships and Performing methods in Sangam Literature School of Performing Arts, Pondicherry University National Level 25th March 27th March 2015
87 Inaugural address Alumni meeting Department of Electronics Engineering, Pondicherry University University Level 3rd October - 2015
88 Valedictoy address Seminar on Myth in Literature PSGR Krishnammal College for Women, Coimbatore National Level 20th February - 2015
89 Literary Anthropology Seminar on Tamil Literature and other disciplines Madurai Kamaraj University National Level 25th March 26th march 2015
90 Issues of Identity and Problems of development among the tribes in Tamil Nadu Indian Anthropology Congress Utkal Univesity, Bhubaneshwar National Level 22nd February 23rd February 2015
91 Anthropology and History Refresher Course in History UGC- Academic Staff College, Madurai Kamaraj Univrsity National Level 2nd January - 2015
92 Folklore and Media with special reference to South India Seminar on Folklore and Media Folklore Academy, Kannur National Level 5th February 6th February 2015
93 Ecology and Anthropology UGC Refresher Course Human Resource Development Centre National 7th December - 2015
94 Anthropology- an Introduction UGC Refresher Course Academic Staff College, Pondicherry University National Level 26th February - 2015
95 Popularization of Science through Folklore Workshop on Science Popularization through Folk Arts Yadhava College, Madurai National Level 13th August _ 2014
96 Anthropology of Education with special reference to India Seminar on Educational System in India Sarah Tucker College, Palayamkottai National Level 10th September _ 2014
97 Irula Tribe and their language Seminar on Endangered languages in India Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore National Level 24th February 25th February 2014
98 Thematic address Workshop on the framing of UG/PG Syllabus for Anthropology Department of Anthropology, Kannur University University Level 21st January 22nd January 2014
99 Anthropology of poetics Workshop on Classical Literature Government Arts College, Cuddalore State Level 28th March - 2014
100 Anthropology of the Oppressed Seminar on Gandhi and Martin Lutherking Jr Gandhigram Rural Institute- Deemed University National Level 26th March 27th March 2014
101 Narrative Analysis and Voices of the Subalterns Workshop on Research Methodology University of Delhi National 19th February 20th February 2014
102 CT act and its Impact on DNTs Seminar on A Temporal Analysis of Social, Economic and Political Status of De- Notified Tribes ( DNTs ) in India and the Contribution of Pasumpon Muth Pasumpon Muthuramalinga Thevar Chair, Madurai Kamaraj University International Level 14th March - 2014
103 Digital Anthropology UGC Refresher Course in ICT Academic Staff College, Pondicherry University National Level 5th August - 2014
104 Ethnomethodological Perspectives Orientation Programme on Research Methodology in Social Sciences for Sc/ST/ Ph. D Scholars Department of Applied Psychology, Pondicherry University National Level 9th Janauary - 2014
105 Anthropology and Poetry Seminar on Multiple Perspectives of Tamil Poetry Theivayanai Ammal College for Women, Villupuram National Level 11th October - 2014
106 Anthropological research context in Puducherry Seminar on Social Science research environment in Puducherry Institute of Social Sciences , Puducherry State Level 19th November - 2014
107 Chairperson address Oral Epics of South India Dravidian University International Level 20th August 22nd August 2014
108 Sholagar: their life and Culture Book Launch Tamil Nadu Progressive Writers Association State Level 28th November - 2014
109 Evaluation Technique in Teacher Education Conference on Teacher Education Practices & Innovation Trends School of Education, Pondicherry University International Level 20th August 22nd August 2014
110 Introduction to Anthropology UGC Refresher Course Academic Staff College, Pondicherry University National Level 1st August - 2014
111 Anthropology of War Workshop on Literature and Culture Government Arts College, Athur National Level 3rd March - 2014
112 Revisiting Ethnographies of the tribes CRV Subbaiyan Endowment Lecturete Tamil University, Thanjavur University Level 1st October - 2014
113 Keynote address- Workshop on Housing rights for the Tribes Tamil Nadu Housing rights Campaign, Salem State Level 17th October - 2014
114 Challenges faced by the tribal communities in accessing education Consultation on National Tribal human Development Report Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Govt. of India & UNDP National Level 4th February - 2014
115 Growth of Folkloristics in Tamil Nadu Silver Jubilee Seminar on Folkloristics and Social-Cultural values FRRC, Palayamkottai College Level 15th March - 2014
116 Cultural Expressions of the Nomadic Communities in South India Conference on Nomadic Tribes: Challenges and Prospects Lady Doak College National Level 19th December 20th December 2014
117 Issues in the Documentation of Traditional crafts Workshop on Documentation, Conservation and Preservation of Intangible Cultural Heritage in India Delhi Karnataka Sangha National Level 5th December 7th December 2014
118 Single Hierarchy vs Multiple Hierarchy Workshop on Caste, Hierarchy and Politics M K University National Level 15th December 16th December 2014
119 Anthropology of Marginals and Subalterns Sarita Bhowmik Memorial Endowment Lecture Department of Anthropology, University of Madras University Level 30th December - 2013
120 Youth Issues, Youth Policy and Programmes of SAARC Countries Consultation Programme on Youth Policies and Programmes of SAARC Countries Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development International Level 19th September - 2013
121 Anthropological Studies of Cults in South India Study Programme of Gothenberg University, Sweden Pondicherry University International Level 19th November - 2013
122 Thematic address Seminar on Paddy Growing Cultures ( North Eastern Region ) NEHU, Shillong Regional Level 10th April - 2012
123 Anthropological Studies in Tamil Symposium on Anthropological Explorations in Tamil Antiquity Central Institute of Classical Tamil, Chennai National Level 20th March _ 2012
124 Paddy Growing Cultures Seminar on Paddy Growing Cultures in South India Utkal University Regional Level 5th March - 2012
125 Visual Anthropology Seminar on Documenting through Film in Social Science Research French Institute of Pondicherry International 21-02-2013 21-02-2013 2012
126 Key note address Seminar on Indigenous Population and Social Exclusion Gandhigram Rural Institute- Deemed University National Level 5th January _ 2012
127 Thematic address Seminar on Paddy Growing Cultures ( Eastern Region ) Utkal Univesity, Bhubaneshwar Regional Level 3rd March - 2012
128 Literature and Anthropology from the perspectives of Sangam Literature Special Research Seminar Srmath Sivagnana Balaya Swamigal Tamil, Arts, Science College, Mailam College Level 27th September - 2012
129 Ethnography ( chaired a session ) Seminar on Folklore School of Tamil, Pondicherry University National 22 February 22 February 2012
130 Traditional Science and Technology: Some Understandings Traditional Knowledge of the Tamils as reflected in Sangam Literaturein Sn Gandhigram Rural Institute- Deemed University National Level 4th Janaury 6th January 2012
131 Interdisciplinary Research Workshop on Research Methodology French Institute of Pondicherry National Level 24thSeptember - 2012
132 Ethnohistory of Tamil Nadu Tribes Seminar on Tamil Society and Culture: Historical Perspective AVC College( Autonomous ), Mayiladuthurai National Level 26th September - 2012
133 Anthropology and History Seminar on History and other Social Sciences Mary College, Thoothukudi National Level 4th October - 2012
134 Ethnohistory: Recent trends in History Refresher Course in History UGC- Academic Staff College, Madurai Kamaraj Univrsity National Level 8th September - 2012
135 Lores among the Sangam Tamils Seminar on Lores and Religious theories of Sangam period Tamils Sri Parasakthi College for Women National Level 28th March - 2012
136 Anthropological Observations: Improvised Skills Conference on Comparative Dravidian Traditional Knowledge Systems Dravidian University National Level 29th March 30th March 2012
137 Criminal Laws and Indian Ehnic Communities Centenary of Criminal Laws ( 1911 ) Meetchi, Madurai Regional Level 3rd April - 2012
138 Problems and Issues: Land Alignment and Exploitation of Tribes in India Seminar on the Process of Devlopment and the present living Condition of the Tribes in India Centre for Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy, Pondicherry University National Level 19th March 2012 - 2012
139 Anthropology UGC Refresher Course in Social Sciecnes Academic Staff College, Goa University National Level 19th April 20th April 2012
140 Anthropology Literary Theories Government Arts College, Coimbatore College Level 28th December - 2011
141 Anthropological Microfinance Conference on Microfinance Pondicherry University International Level 27th January 29th January 2011

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 14th World Tamil Culture Conference International Movement for Tamil Culture, Canada Pondicherry University- two days International 6th February 7th February 2020
2 Special Lectures by various Experts University Department of Anthropology, Pondicherry University & one day University Level 20th December - 2019
3 Seminar on Tribal Cultures in Transition: Issues of Identity, Sustainability & Development Indira Gandhi rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya Department of Anthropology, Pondicherry University & Two days National Level 1st August 2nd August 2019
4 Seminar for the awareness of Tradition Thondaimandala International Tamil Federation Puducherry Tamil Sangam/ One day International 31st July - 2019
5 Seminar on Current Status of Folklore Research around the World Folklore Society of South Indian Languages Central University of Karnataka & Three days International Level 22nd February 24th February 2018
6 Special Lecture by Prof. Brenda Beck University Department of Anthropology, Pondicherry University & One day University Level 10th February - 2015
7 International Human Rights Day Students Welfare Section, Pondicherry University J. N Auditorium, One day University Level 10th December - 2015
8 Special Lectures South AsianFoundation UMISARC, Pondicherry University University Level February March 2014
9 Special Lectures University Department of Anthropology, Pondicherry University University Level 7th February 8th February 2014
10 Special Lectures by various Experts University Department of Anthropology, Pondicherry University ( Weekly once) University Level Janauary April 2013
11 Special Lectures by various Experts University Department of Anthropology, Pondicherry University ( Weekly once) University Level January April 2012
12 Seminar on the Process of Development and the Present Living Condition of the Tribes in India UGC Pondicherry University- one day National 19th March - 2012
13 19th All India Conference of Folklore Society of South Indian languages Puducherry Institute of Linguistics and Culture Youth Hostel, Muthialpet, Puducherry & Three days National Level 16th March 18th March 2012
14 Workshop on Paddy Growing Cultures IGNCA 7th December National 7th December - 2011

Workshop Organized

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1 Mobility and Social Dynamics: Methodological Approaches in Social Science research French Institute of Pondicherry Centre for the Study of Social Sciences and Inclusive Policy, Pondicherry University & Five days International Level 28th November 2nd December 2016

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