Assistant Professor in Sociology

Ph.D.(University of Hyderabad, India)

Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta
R–1, Baishnabghata Patuli Township, Kolkata – 700 094, India

Tel : +91 (0)33 2462 7252 / 5794 / 5795 / 2436 8313 / 7794 / 95 / 97
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Email : satishchennur@cssscal.org

Research Interests

I specialize in sociology of politics and regional historiography. I am interested in the processes, shifts, transformations, the convergences between the macro-micro, structure-agency. Not that I am fascinated to see the world through binaries, but more interested with what lies between the binaries, in other words, the frictions that takes place between the boundaries/borders of the binaries.

My research has focused on the interaction between caste, region and polity in South India. The articles which I have published tried to establish the vital links between caste, the political economy of agrarian growth and the social history of regions. These articles explored the critical aspect caste and their interconnectedness with region and political power in different regions. My present and future research explores the role of colonialism in cultivating the caste consciousness, consolidations, different patterns of caste mobilisations, and the political economy of agrarian change not only during the colonial regime, but also in the pre-colonial regime and post Independent India. Methodologically, my research is rooted in sociology (by critically engaging with them) and also trespasses into other social science disciplines.

My research interests are Social histories of region, regionalist historiography, political economy of land and agrarian change, Caste and Dalit studies.