Dr. Aniket Nandan

Assistant Professor, Sociology


MPP Faculty

Phone Extension: 125 | Direct Number: 080-23010602


Academic Programmes

5-Year B.A., LL.B. (Hons.)

Master's Programme in Public Policy



B.A. (Hons) Persian, Jawaharlal Nehru University
M.A in Sociology, Pondicherry University
M. Phil in Sociology, Pondicherry University
PhD, Sociology, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Madras


Dr. Aniket Nandan is a sociologist by training and his research interests are focussed on socio-political investigations of associational life of caste groups which also display a fascinating intersection of caste, class, and religion. His present research aims to delineate the processes, shifts, transformations, and the convergences between the structure-agency while engaging with the questions of caste and religions’ influence on modern-secular democracy.


Peer-reviewed Publications:

  • A. Nandan, (2022), “A Sociopolitical Alternative for Dalits in Uttar Pradesh and Expectations from It”, Contemporary Voice of Dalit, New Delhi, Sage Publications. (First published on 8th June).
  • A. Nandan and Santhosh .R. (2020), “Associational Structures and Beyond: Evolution and Contemporary Articulations of Bhumihar Caste Associations in Bihar, India”, Journal of Historical Sociology, Wiley Publications, London. (Vol 33 issue 4, pp 665-680)
  • A. Nandan and Santhosh. R., (2019), “Exploring the changing forms of caste-violence: A Study on Bhumihars in Bihar, India”, European Journal of Cultural and Political Sociology, Taylor&Francis, Vol. 6 issue 4, ISSN: 2325-4823 (Print) 2325-4815 (Online).
  • A. Nandan, (2018), “Revival of Hindu Nationalism: Interplay of Religion and Caste in Contemporary India”, Athens Journal of Social Science, (Vol.5, Issue 4), e-ISSN: 2241-7737.
  • A. Nandan, (2014), “Contours of Indian Federalism”, The Hindustan Review: An International Journal of BCARDS, (Vol.60), ISSN 0972-1894.

Book Chapters:

  • A. Nandan, (2018), “Constructing images and asserting identities: Impact of Rallies as media in electoral democracy”, in S. Sangeeta, Shushila. S. and Anupam. Y (eds.), Media, Culture and Ethics, Macmillan Publishers Ltd. India, New Delhi. ISBN: 938768719-8.

Book Reviews:

  • A. Nandan, (2022), Book Review: Sushmita Pati. 2022. Properties of Rent: Community, Capital and Politics in Globalising Delhi. Cambridge University Press. 295 pp. in National Law School Journal, Bengaluru. (Vol 16, issue 1, pp 135-140).
  • A. Nandan, (2022), Book Review: Christophe Jaffrelot, 2021. Modi’s India: Hindu Nationalism and the Rise of Ethnic Democracy. Translated by Cynthia Schoch. Princeton University Press. 656 pages, $35.00. ISBN 978-0-6912-2309-4 (eBook) in International Quarterly for Asian Studies, Arnold Bergstraesser Institute, Freiburg, Germany (Vol 53, issue. 2, pp 313-315).
  • Ajantha Subramanian. 2019. The Caste of Merit: Engineering Education in India. Harvard University Press. 384 pp. in Review of Development and Change, New Delhi, Sage. (Vol 25, issue 2, pp 273-275).