Vikas Kumar Moola

Name :  Vikas Kumar Moola

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Name of the supervisor:  Dr Ritajyoti Bandyopadhyay

Research Focus: My interest in research is to understand the idea of ‘Indigeneity/Nativity’ in the context of Citizenship that has increasingly come to inform the imagination of Indian nation-state. The discourses on Citizenship based on the idea of ‘Indigenous/Native vs. Migrant/non-native’, which are otherwise known as Autochthonous discourses, even though rightfully aid marginalized groups in asserting their social and political rights, have a tendency to assume a majoritarian approach towards the idea of nation-state when appropriated by the numerically dominant communities of the land. My aim is to uncover these tendencies in the imagination of Indian nation-state using archival material pertaining to the Citizenship laws as informed by early colonial enumerative practices and strengthened by Indian political elite in the post-independence era.

Education: I M A (5 yr Integrated) in Sociology, University of Hyderabad

M.Phil in Social Sciences, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta

Fellowship/Scholarship: IISER Mohali Institute Fellowship