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Suhas Palshikar

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  • 2016, Jammu and Kashmir: Politics of Identity and Separatism, New York, Routledge
  • 2010, Identity Politics in Jammu and Kashmir, Vitasta: Delhi. (Edited)
  • 2007, Elections in Jammu and Kashmir: A Commentary, Kashmir Times Publication, Jammu
  • 1999, Burning Issues in Jammu and Kashmir, (Co-edited), Jay and Kay Publishers, Jammu.
  • 1999, Politics of Autonomy In Jammu and Kashmir, (Co-edited), Vinod Publishers, Jammu.
  • 1991 Ideology and Politics of Ruling Parties in India, Delhi, Deep and Deep


Articles in Journals and Chapters in Edited Books

  • 2018, ‘Conflict Situation and Multiple Identity Politics in Jammu and Kashmir’, in Gul Wani (ed), South Asia: State, Society and Development, Gyan Publication
  • 2017, ‘Shifting Nature of Identity Politics and the need to reinvent the Past’, Georgetown Journal of Asian Affairs, Spring, 2017 (17)
  • 2017, ‘State Politics in Jammu and Kashmir: An exercise in Asymmetrical Federalism’,  in Himanshu Roy et al (ed), State Politics in India, Primus Books
  • 2016, ‘Conflict and the Peace Process in Jammu and Kashmir: Locating the Agency of Women’ (co-authored),  in Asha Hans and Swarna Rajagopalan (eds), Openings for Peace: UNSCR 1325, Women and Security in India, New Delhi, Sage.
  • 2015, ‘Democratic Processes in the Context of Separatism and Political Divergence: An Analysis of 2014 Assembly Elections in Jammu and Kashmir’, Studies in Indian Politics (Sage), 3 (2) 1-15
  • 2015, ‘BJP’s Unprecedented Victory in Jammu, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 50, Issue 19, May 9
  • 2015,  ‘Diversity and Conflict: Lessons drawn from Jammu and Kashmir and North East India’ (Co-authored), in Sandhya Goswami (ed) Troubled Diversity, Delhi: OUP
  • 2015, ‘A Woman’s Journey in Kashmir’s Politics’, Oxford University Press Blog, April 19, 2015, http://blog.oup.com/2015/04/kashmiri-politics-history-gender-perspective
  • 2015, ‘Kashmiri Nationalism’ in Oxford Islamic Studies Online, http://www.oxfordislamicstudies.com/article/opr/t343/e0168.
  • 2014, ‘India’s Response to the Kashmir Insurgency: A holistic Perspective’ , Moeed Yusuf, Insurgency and Counter-Insurgency in South Asia, Washington DC, United States Institute of Peace (USIP)
  • 2014, ‘2009 Parliamentary Elections in Jammu and Kashmir’ in Suhas Palshiker, K C Duri and Yogender Yadav (eds), Party Competition in Indian States: Electoral Palitics in Post Congress Polity, Delhi, OUP
  • 2012, ‘Kashmir in the Indian Project of Nationalism’ in Nyla Ali Khan, The Parchment of Kashmir : History, Society and Polity, Palgrave Macmillan
  • 2011, ‘Jammu’s Relationship with Kashmir’, in Ira Pande, A Tangled Web: Jammu and Kashmir, Harper Collins
  • 2011, ‘Kashmir: The Summer of Unrest’, Seminar, 620, April
  • 2011, ‘Terrorism and Political Mobilisation in Kashmir’, in Jeorge Heine and Ramesh Thakur, The Dark Side of Globalization, UNU Press: Tokyo.
  • 2010, ‘Political Economy of Cross Line of Control Trade and Peace Process’, Discussion Papers, London, Conciliation Resources, Jammu and Kashmir: Trade Across the Line of Control, December,
  • 2010, ‘The Second Uprising’, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. XLV No. 39, September 25
  • 2010, ‘Identity Politics and Regional Polarisation in J&K’, Economic and Political Weekly, May 8.
  • 2010, ‘Electoral Politics in the Context of Separatism and Political Divergence: An Analysis of 2009 Parliamentary Elections in Jammu & Kashmir’, South Asia multidisciplinary Academic Journal, 3, 2009.
  • 2009, ‘Federal Power Sharing: Study of Asymmetrical Federalism in Jammu and Kashmir’, in Akhtar Majeed (Ed), Federal Power Sharing : Accomodating Indian Diversity, Manak Publications, Delhi.
  • 2009, ‘Electoral Politics in Separatist Context’ , in Sandeep Shastri, K.C. Suri and Yogendra Yadav (Eds) , Electoral Politics in India: Lok Sabha Elections in 2004 and Beyond, Oxford University Press, Delhi. (Co-Authored)
  • 2009, ‘Separatist Sentiments and Deepening of Democracy’, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 44, No. 03, January 17-23, 2009.
  • 2008, ‘J&K: Once Again on the Brink’, (Battle For the States), Seminar, No. 591, November 2008
  • 2008, ‘Electioneering in Kashmir: Overlap between Separatist and Mainstream Political Space’, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 43, No. 28, July 12-28, 2008.
  • 2008, ‘The Role of Civil Society in Jammu and Kashmir’, in V.R.Raghvan (Ed.) Civil Society in Conflict Situations, Centre for Security Analysis, Chennai.
  • 2008, ‘Autonomy and Dignity of Teachers’, Seminar, No. 587, July.
  • 2007, ‘The Peace Process: A View from Jammu’ in Amitabh Mattoo, Kapil Kak and Happymohan Jacob,  India and Pakistan: Pathways Ahead, Knowledge World, Delhi.
  • 2007, ‘Religion and the Political discourse of Identity in Kashmir’ in Bhupinder Brar and Ashutosh Kumar and Rounki Ram (eds), Globalisation and the Politics of Identity in India, Pearson Longman, Delhi.
  • 2007, “Peace Process in Jammu and Kashmir: Changing Discourse”, Mainstream, Vol. XLV No 15, March 31, 2007.
  • 2006, “Jammu and Kashmir: Changed Political Scenario”, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 41, No.20, May 20-26,  (Co-authored).
  • 2006, “The Evolution of Political Islam in Jammu and Kashmir”, in Satish Sabarwal and Mushirul Hasan (eds), Assertive Religious Identities: India and Europe (New Delhi: Manohar,
  • 2004, ‘Jammu and Kashmir: Electoral Politics in a Separatist Context’’, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 39, No. 51, December 18-24, 2004. (Co-authored)
  • 2004, ‘National Conference of Jammu and Kashmir: from Hegemonic to Competitive Politics’, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 39, No. 14& 15, April 3-16, 2004. (Co-authored)
  • 2003, ‘Doda Clashes: Selective Politics of the BJP’, Mainstream, October 18, Vol. XLI no 44. (Co-authored)
  • 2003, ‘Jammu and Kashmir: Political Alienation, Regional Divergence and Communal Polarisation’, Journal of Indian School of Political Economy, January-June, Vol. XV, Nos.1&2 (Co-authored)
  • 2003, ‘Elections 2002: Implications for Politics of Separatism’, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 38, No.1,  January 4-10, 2003. (Co-authored)
  • 2002, ‘Alienation in Kashmir and the Implications of the Assembly Elections 2002’, World Focus, October-December 2002. (Co-authored)
  • 2002, ‘Kashmir: Lone’s Liberal Legacy’, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 37, No. 25, June 22- 28, 2002.
  • 2002, ‘Ideology and Politics of National Conference’, in Arun K. Jana and Bhupen Sarmah, Class, Ideology & Political Parties in India, South Asian Publishers, Delhi.
  • 2001, ‘Understanding Political Alienation in Kashmir’, Indian Journal of Political Science, Vol. 62, No. 2, June 2001.
  • 2001, ‘Panchayat Elections in Kashmir: A Paper Exercise’, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 36, No. 20, May 19-25, 2001.
  • 2001, ‘Pluralities and Politics of Jammu and Kashmir’, Mainstream, April, 14.
  • 2000, ‘Debating Autonomy’, Seminar, December.
  • 2000, ‘J&K Regional Autonomy Committee Report: A Critique’, Mainstream, August, 12.
  • 2000, ‘Kashmir At Crossroads: Political Autonomy Debate’, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 35, No. 30, July, 22-28, 2000.
  • 1999, ‘Jammu and Kashmir: BJP’s Alliance with National Conference: Predicament at the National Level’, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 34, No. 48, November 27- December 03, 1999.
  • 1999, ‘Travesty of Elections in Jammu and Kashmir’, Mainstream, November 20.
  • 1999, ‘Kashmir: Changing Dimensions of Electoral Politics’, Economic and Political Weekly, August 21-28.
  • 1999, ‘Impact of Mufti-led regional Party in J&K’, Mainstream, Vol XXXVII No. 41, October, 2, 1999.
  • 1999, ‘Ethno-religious Identity and Political responses in Kashmir’, Punjab Journal of Politics, Vol. XXIII, No. 1
  • 1998, ‘Question of Regional Autonomy in Jammu and Kashmir’, in Gopal Singh (ed.), South Asia: Democracy, Discontent and Societal Conflict, Anamika Publication, Delhi.
  • 1998, ‘The Concept of Development, Grass-roots Politics and Women’s Movements’, in Usha Thakkar and Pam Rajput (ed.), Pushpanjali : Essays on Gandhian Theory in Honour of Dr. Usha Mehta, Devika Publications, Delhi.
  • 1997, ‘Nationalism, Ideology and the Nation-State: Thinking about Kashmiri Nationalism’, (Co-authored), Punjab Journal of Politics, Vol. XXI, 1&2.
  • 1997, ‘Thinking about Development and Gender Justice in South Asia’, (Co-authored), Journal of Social Sciences, University of Jammu, Vol.XIV, No.3.
  • 1997, ‘Gandhian Critique and Contemporary Political Discourse’, in Ramjee Singh et. al., (ed.), Gandhi, Kasturba and Vinoba – A Continuum, Asia, Delhi.
  • 1996, ‘State, New Social Movements and Democracy in India’, South Asian Studies, Vol. 31, Nos. 1 &2, Jan- Dec.
  • 1995, ‘Political Movement in Kashmir: Then and Now’, Economic and Political Weekly, Sept. 30, 1995.
  • 1994, ‘Gender Issues in India’, Contemporary South Asia, (Oxford), Vol.3, no. 3. 


Teaching and Research Positions

•    Fellow, Indian Institute of Advanced Studies (IIAS) Shimla, December 2017 till date

•    ICSSR National Fellow: September 2013-August 2015

•    Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Jammu: January 1999 to July 2013

•    Reader, Department of Political Science, University of Jammu: February 1988 to December 1998

•    Lecturer, Department of Political Science, University of Jammu: July 1977 to January 1988


Administrative Experience

•    Dean Research Studies: 2011-2013

•    Head, Department of Political Science, University of Jammu:  1999- 2001 and 2005-2007


Post-Doctoral Awards for Research
Fellow, Indian Institute of Advanced Studies (IIAS) 2017- till Date
 ICSSR National Fellow 2013-2015 
Fulbright Fellowship, January to April 2005, availed at SAIS, Johns Hopkins University, Washington DC. 
Commonwealth Fellowship. October 1997 to September 1998, awarded by the Association of the Commonwealth Universities. Availed at Queen Elizabeth House, University Of Oxford.
The Ford Foundation ‘South Asian Visiting Scholars Programme’, Oxford. October 1992 to March 1993, 

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