Dr. B. B. Mohanty


Department of Sociology

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B B Mohanty is currently a Professor at Department of Sociology. After obtaining Ph. D from Sambalpur University, Odisha, he worked for a brief period in undergraduate colleges of Odisha. Subsequently he moved to Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune where he served as a lecturer and then Reader. He joined Pondicherry University as a Professor in 2006. His recent books include Agrarian Change and Mobilisation (Sage), Critical Perspectives in Agrarian Transition: India in the Global Debate (Routledge), and Agrarian Transformation in Western India: Economic Gains and Social Costs (Routledge). Currently he is the Managing Editor of Sociological Bulletin.


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Notable Publications

We are like the living dead': Farmer suicides in Maharashtra, Western India" Journal of Peasant Studies, Volume 32, Year 2005

"Imperial solution of a colonial problem: Bhils of Khandesh up to c. 1850" Modern Asian Studies, Volume 41, Year 2007.

"Farmer suicides in India: Durkheim's types" Economic and Political Weekly, Volume 48, Year 2013.

"Small farmers' suicide in Odisha" Economic and Political Weekly, Volume 54, Year 2019.

"Agrarian Transformation in Western India: Economic Gains and Social Costs" London: Routledge. 2019.

Awards & Achievements​

Faculty Research Award of the Indo-Canadian Shastri Institute (2006)
Research Award of the University Grants Commission (2004)
Professor Radha Kamal Mukerji Memorial Award for Young Social Scientist (2000)

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