Professor D. L. Sheth
Department: 011 - 23942199 Extn.: 213
Lokniti-Programme for Comparative Democracy,
Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), 29
Delhi - 110 054
Sheth is Honorary Senior Fellow at the Centre for the
Study of Developing Societies (CSDS). He served as the
director of CSDS from 1984 to 1987. Professor Sheth
has been the Editor of the journal Alternatives:
Global, Local, Political since 1986. He was
the founder director of Lokayan a Project on
Development, Decentralization and Democracy (1980-82)
and Chair Person for the terms 1983-85, 1988-90 and
1992-94. He was appointed to the National
Commission for Backward Classes as a Social
Scientist member (1993-96) and served a
president of Delhi Peoples Union for Civil
Professor Sheth joined the Centre for the Study of Developing
Societies in 1964 prior to which he was Lecturer in
the Faculty of Social Work at MSU, Baroda. He was
Project Director & Co-Investigator for the project
on International Studies of Values and Politics
(1965-69). The International Social Science Research
Council sponsored the same. The project undertook a
comparative study of local leadership across four
nations: India, Poland, U.S.A. and Yugoslavia. He was
also a member of the Board of Consultants, Comparative Political Studies, (1972-78) and a member of the
Planning Commission Task Force on Family Planning in
1973. Professor DL Sheth was Charles Wallace Visiting
Fellow to the University of Hull U.K. in Summer, 1988
and Visiting Professor to the International University
of Japan (IUJ), Spring Semester, 1989.
Professor Sheths broad area of interest has been Political
Sociology and Comparative Politics, Politics of
Globalisation and Global Governance, Caste, New Social
Movements and Politics of Social Stratification.
Professor Sheths current work is focused on
political theory of caste, making of the middle class,
New socio-cultural formations and the Nation-State,
Globalisation and the Future of Indian Democracy?,
Issues of Global Governance, Study of social policies
with a focus on Reservations/Affirmative Action and
Minority Rights. He has contributed to the 2004 Human
Development Report on Cultural Liberty in Todays
Articles in Professional / Refereed journals
and the New Politics of Micro-Movements", Economic
and Political Weekly, Vol. XXXIV, No. 1, January
Ethnicity and Exclusion in South Asia", a background
paper prepared for the UNDP, Human Development
Sabit ho Rahe he Chhote Sardar (in Hindi), Rashtirya
Sahara-Hastakshep, September 9, 2002.
and the Future of Democracy in Denouement (special
number on A Decade of Globalization) vol. 12,
Bhakton ko Dena Hoga Chaudah baras ka Vanvas
(in Hindi), Rashtirya Sahara-Hastakshep,
April 13, 2002.
||Politics of Communal Polarisation: A Precursor
to Gujarat Carnage, Manushi,No. 129,
||Gujarat Dango ko Samajhne ke Liye Hastakshape
(in Hindi), Rashtriya Sahara, March 9,
||Satahi Dharm Nirpekshata ka Hashr, Jansatta (in Hindi), May 19, 2001.
||Caste in the Mirror of Race, Seminar,
508, December 2001.
||"Secularization of Caste and the Making
of New Middle Class", Economic and Political
Weekly, Nos. 34-35, Vol. 34, August 21-28,
||Globalisation and the Grassroots Movements, Seminar, Annual Number, 473, January
and Globalization in India: Post Cold War
Discourse, The Annals of the American
Academy of Political and Social Science, (540),
Articles in Edited Volumes
and Development, in Ponna Wignaraja (ed.), Articulating
a Coherent Development Alternative for South
Recovery of Self and Making of a Community in
Rajiv Vora, ed., Swadhyaya: An Overview (forthcoming)
Crisis of Political Authority" in Rajendra Vora
& Suhas Palshikar (eds.), Indian Democracy:
Meanings and Practices, Sage, Delhi, 2004.
of Communal Polarization in Gujarat: The Making
of a Hindutva Laboratory?" in Sandeep Pendse
(ed.), Lessons from Gujarat, Vikas Adhyayan
Kendra, Mumbai 2003.
as a Measure of Performance: Dilemmas Facing
the Voluntary Sector in Anuradha Maharishi and
Rasna Dhillon (eds.), A Common Cause: NGOs
and Civil Society, (National Foundation
for India, 2002.)
Daliton ki Nazar Mein Dalit: Vigyanik aur
Nirapeksh Drishti ki Samasya (in Hindi), in
Abhay Kumar Dubey (ed.), Adhunikta ke Aaeene
Vani Prakashan, Delhi, 2002, pp. 106-194.
Vijay Pratap and Ritu Priya) Making Institutions
Compatible with Southern Movements' Aspirations
for a Democratic Order: A Minimalist Pespective
in Leena Rikkila and Katarina Sehm Potomaki
(eds.), From a Global Market Place to Political
Spaces: NIGD working paper 1/2002, Hakapaino,
na India: para Uma Nova Politica de democracia
participative (in Portugese), in Boaventura
de Sousa Santos (ed.), Democratizar A Democracia:
os Caminhos Da Democracia Participativa,
(Civilizcao Brazileria, Rio de Janerio 2002.
Madhyavarg ka Uday: Jati Vyavastha, Varg-Rachna
aur Loktantrik Rajneeti (in Hindi), Abhay Kumar
Dube (ed.) in Lok Tantra ke Sat Adhyay,
Vani Prakshan 2002, pp. 91-119.
and Secularization Process in India, in Peter
R. Desouza (ed.), Contemporary India-Transitions,
New Delhi: Sage, 2000.
with Gurpreet Mahajan), Minority Identities
and the Nation State, New Delhi: Oxford
University Press, 1999.
|| (ed. with Ashis Nandy), The Multiverse of
Democracy: (New Delhi: Oxford University
||(ed.), Citizens and Parties: Aspects of Competitive
Politics in India (New Delhi: Allied, 1975).
others), Values and the Active Community (Glencoe: Free Press, 1971).
Monographs, Reports and Occasional Papers
and Participative Democracy, paper presented
at the University of Coimbra, Portugal, November