Dr. Debendra Kumar Biswal

Dr. Debendra Kumar Biswal

Assistant Professor

Association with Department : 19/06/2013 to 02/05/2022

Ph.D. in Anthropology from University of Delhi

M.Phil. in Social Medicine and Community Health from Jawaharlal Nehru University

M.Sc. in Anthropology / Bachelor of Law (LL.B.)

UGC-NET (with JRF) - Anthropology

E-mail : debendra.biswal@cuj.ac.in | Mobile : +91-9973579387

Interest Areas :

Legal Anthropology, Tribal Unrest, Customary Law, Human Rights, Tribal Medical Anthropology, Environment and Health

Courses Taught :

Customary Law and Tribal Justice, Public Policy, Human Rights and Tribal People in India, Socio-Legal Research Methodology

Administrative Responsibilities :

  • Member, SC/ST Welfare Cell (July 2015 to till date)

  • Member, Placement Cell (December 2015 to till date)

  • Member, Sports Committee (December 2016 to till date)

Doctoral Research Guidance (Ph.D. Students) :

  1. Manoj Kumar

  2. Ram Chandra Oraon

  3. Shalini Saboo - (thesis defended)

  4. Kamendra Ray

Invited Lecture / Seminars / Conference Presentations :

  • International -28

  • National- 42

Publication (Books) :

  • Ecology and Health : A Comparative Study, Palaka Prakashan, New Delhi.

Publication (Book Chapters) :

  1. Ecology, food habits, modern HSS and health behaviour of the Bonda highlanders: A primitive tribe in Orissa. Cultural Ecology of Indian Tribes. pp. 156-181. K.V. Reddy (Ed.). Raj publication: New Delhi ISBN- 81- 86208- 20-8.

  2. Kutia Kondhs: Deconstructing Gender Differences. Tribal Society in India and Beyond. pp.353-365, Deepak Behera and George Pffer (ed.). Concept Publishers: New Delhi. ISBN 81- 8069- 534-4.

  3. Environment and health Research: Beyond the School of Biomedicines. Dimensions of health care system among tribal and other communities. J. Dash et.al. (ed.), SK. Book Agency, New Delhi. ISBN 978-93-8315-828-7.

  4. Socio-economic Factors and Child Mortality: An exploratory analysis of tribal groups. Ethno-medical practices in tribal areas. J. Dash et.al. (ed.), SSDN Publishers & Distributors, New Delhi. ISBN 978-93-8183-918-8.

  5. Public Policy And Migration: A Lost Paradigm In Jharkhand, pp. 119-127. Human Resources. ISRD Publication, Ranchi ISBN 978-93-84686-04-8.

  6. Green economy for inclusive sustainable development: a case study of tribal areas in Odisha. Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection. CM Lakshmanan (Ed.), Bookwell Publishers, New Delhi ISBN: 978-93-80574-92-9.

  7. Children in-between: State, Children and Naxalite Movement in India. Securing Childhood: Challenges, Opportunities and Strategies, Alex Ekka (Ed.) XISS, Ranchi ISBN: 81-904112-0-9.

  8. Beyond Altruism: Economic anthropology of social laws, marginal farmers and suicide in Western Odisha. Agrarian Crisis and Farmers Suicide in India. Best Publishing House : New Delhi ISBN 978-93-8900-127-3.

Publication (Journal Articles) :

  1. Ecology, Health Behaviour and Development of the Small Communities: An Anthropological Analysis. International Journal of Development Research, ISSN: 2230-9926. Vol. 5, Issue, 09, pp. 5562-5565, Sept.2015.

  2. Beyond Public-Private Dichotomy: Anthropology of Indian Women entrepreneurs in Post-Globalization Era International Journal of Multidisciplinary Education Research, ISSN: 2277-7881. Vol.4, Pp. 23-31, Issue 9 (2) Sept. 2015.

  3. Development from Above: Anthropology of Resistance, Neoliberal Truths and POSCO in Odisha, Published in the Proceeding of All India RASK International Seminar on “India-Korea Relations: Forging a multidimensional Partnership in 21st Century”. Organized by RASK and JNU.

  4. Role of SHGs in Development of Entrepreneurship Skills among the Tribal Women: A Case Study of Parajas in Koraput District of Odisha, International Journal for Social Development, ISSN 2320-9283. Vol.5, Oct.-Dec. 2017, issue 4 PP. 128-135. (ISDR, Ranchi).

  5. ICT for Promotion of Tribal Farmers and Food Security: An Anthropological Study in Koraput District of Odisha, India. Asian Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies.ISSN;2321-8819 (online),2348-7186(Print). Vol.8, Issue 10. October 2020.

  6. Incompatibility of Security Laws and Human Rights: Case of Naxalite Movement and the Tribals in Odisha, India International Journal of Social Sciences, IJSS: 9(3):01-10, September 2020.

  7. Decoding Environmental Politics: Industrialization, Indigenous Rights and Resistance Movements in India South Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, ISSN: 2582-7065. Vol.2, Issue 1, Pp.29-38.

  8. Shifting cultivation and policies of sustainable development: a meaningless obsession Journal of Economic and Social Development, IISN-0973-886X. Pp.132-138, Vol.VIII, No.2. December 2012.

  9. Shifting Cultivation: A Practice of deforestation or sustainable development Everyman’s Science (published by the Indian Science Congress, Kolkata), Pp. 6147-56, Vol.XLVIII No.3 Aug-Sept, 2013.

  10. Feminization of Poverty, Tribals and Fertility Behaviour: An Empirical Study in Odisha, Jharkhand Journal of Development & Management Studies, ISSN: 0973-8444. Vol.12, No.4, Dec.2014. XISS.

  11. Anti-Witchcraft Law And Culture: A Critical Anthropological Analysis VBU Journal of Law and Governance, ISSN: 2349-8188, Vol.-3, No.1 (Jan-June), Pp.1-9. Vinoba Bhave University, Hazaribagh, Jharkhand.