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Faculty Publications

Faculty Publications




  • Baruah, Manjeet. 2016. Remains of Spring: A Naga Village in the No Man’s Land (translation with critical introduction of the Assamese novel AoleangarJui). New Delhi: Oxfod University Press.

  • Bhattacharjee, Rakhee. 2015. Regional Development and Public Policy Challenges in India. New Delhi: Springer, ISBN: 9788132223450

  • Bhattacharjee, Rakhee. 2014. Northeastern India and its Neighbours: Negotiating Security and Development. New Delhi: Routledge, ISBN: 978-138-79533-4

  • Baruah, Manjeet. 2012. Frontier Culture: A Social History of Assamese Literature. New Delhi: Routledge

  • Bhattacharjee, Rakhee. 2011. Development Disparities in Northeast India. New Delhi: Cambridge University Press India Pvt. Ltd., ISBN: 978-81-7596-798-4






  • Dzüvichü, LipokmarandManjeetBaruah (eds.). 2019. Objects and Frontiers in Modern Asia: Between the Mekong and the Indus. New Delhi: Routledge,ISBN: 978-1138616073

  • Oinam, Bhagat and Dhiren A. Sadokpam (eds.). 2018. Northeast India: A Reader. London & New Delhi: Routledge

  • Dzüvichü, LipokmarandManjeetBaruah (eds.). 2018.Modern Practices in North East India: History, Culture. New Delhi: Routledge,ISBN: 978-1138106918

  • Singh, S. Shyamkishore and BhagatOinam (eds.). 2017.Perspectives on Manipuri Culture. New Delhi: CSC and MunshiramManoharlal

  • Pulipaka, Sanjay, Rakhee Bhattacharya and SaritChaudhuri (eds.). 2012. Tradition and Modernity in Arunachal Pradesh. New Delhi: Shipra

  • Gupta, Swarupa, Rakhee Bhattacharya, SuchandanaChatterjee and BinodaMishra (eds.). 2012. Nationhood and Identity Movement in Asia. New Delhi: Manohar, ISBN: 978-81-7304-960-6

  • Bhattacharya, Rakhee and Binoda K Mishra (eds.). 2011. A Journey through the Stilwell Road. New Delhi: Shipra Publications, ISBN: 9788183640749

  • Bhattacharya, Rakhee and Sanjay Pulipaka (eds.). 2011. Perilous Journey: Debates on Security and development in Assam. New Delhi: Manohar, ISBN: 978-81-7304-904-0

  • Bandyppadhyay, Kausik, Rakhee Bhattacharya, Swarupa Gupta and KingshukChatterjee (eds.). 2010. Asia Annual 2008: Understanding Popular Culture. New Delhi: Manohar, ISBN: 978-81- 7304-844-9

  • Ray, Jayanta Kumar, Rakhee Bhattacharya and KausikBandyopadhyay (eds.). 2009. Sikkim’s Tryst with Nathu La: What Awaits India’s East and Northeast? Delhi: Anshah Publishing House, ISBN:978-81-050-3

  • Ray, Jayanta Kumar and Rakhee Bhattacharya (eds.). 2008. Development Dynamics in North East India. Delhi: Anshah Publishing House, ISBN: 978-81-8364-046-6

  • Ray, Jayanta Kumar and Rakhee Bhattacharya (eds.). 2008. North East India: Administrative Reforms and Economic Development, Har-Anand Publications Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi. ISBN: 978-81- 241-1411-7

A warm welcome to the modified and updated website of the Centre for East Asian Studies. The East Asian region has been at the forefront of several path-breaking changes since 1970s beginning with the redefining the development architecture with its State-led development model besides emerging as a major region in the global politics and a key hub of the sophisticated technologies. The Centre is one of the thirteen Centres of the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi that provides a holistic understanding of the region.

Initially, established as a Centre for Chinese and Japanese Studies, it subsequently grew to include Korean Studies as well. At present there are eight faculty members in the Centre. Several distinguished faculty who have now retired include the late Prof. Gargi Dutt, Prof. P.A.N. Murthy, Prof. G.P. Deshpande, Dr. Nranarayan Das, Prof. R.R. Krishnan and Prof. K.V. Kesavan. Besides, Dr. Madhu Bhalla served at the Centre in Chinese Studies Programme during 1994-2006. In addition, Ms. Kamlesh Jain and Dr. M. M. Kunju served the Centre as the Documentation Officers in Chinese and Japanese Studies respectively.

The academic curriculum covers both modern and contemporary facets of East Asia as each scholar specializes in an area of his/her interest in the region. The integrated course involves two semesters of classes at the M. Phil programme and a dissertation for the M. Phil and a thesis for Ph. D programme respectively. The central objective is to impart an interdisciplinary knowledge and understanding of history, foreign policy, government and politics, society and culture and political economy of the respective areas. Students can explore new and emerging themes such as East Asian regionalism, the evolving East Asian Community, the rise of China, resurgence of Japan and the prospects for reunification of the Korean peninsula. Additionally, the Centre lays great emphasis on the building of language skills. The background of scholars includes mostly from the social science disciplines; History, Political Science, Economics, Sociology, International Relations and language.

Several students of the centre have been recipients of prestigious research fellowships awarded by Japan Foundation, Mombusho (Ministry of Education, Government of Japan), Saburo Okita Memorial Fellowship, Nippon Foundation, Korea Foundation, Nehru Memorial Fellowship, and Fellowship from the Chinese and Taiwanese Governments. Besides, students from Japan receive fellowship from the Indian Council of Cultural Relations.