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Dr. Basanta Kumar Mallik

Basanta Kumar Mallik Name : Basanta Kumar Mallik
Designation : Professor
Qualification :
Phone No. : +91 94374-98661
E-mail ID : basantakmallik(at)gmail(dot)com

Social Movements in India,

Historical Theories,

Research Methodology,

History of Environment,

Ambedkar Studies & Human Right Issues

History and Culture of Medieval India, Historiography,

Social Emancipation Movements in India,

History of Environment Environmental Movements in India

Phil Topic: ?Some Aspects of Social Protest and Reform in Medieval Orissa (cAD 1500-1600)? (Supervisor: Prof. Satish Chandra, J.N.U., New Delhi) Ph. D. Topic: ?Social Protest and Popular Movements in Medieval Orissa (cAd 1450-1600)? (Supervisor: Prof. Muzaffar Alam, J.N.U., New Delhi).
  1. Ambedkar on Indian Society and Politics, Mainstream, XXII, No.33, New Delhi, April 14, 1984.
  2. Ambedkar on Economy and Planning, Mainstream, XXIII, No.33, April 13, 1985.
  3. Ambedkar on Women's Progress, Mainstream, XXV, No.30, April 11, 1985.
  4. Marx and Ambedkar-A Comparative Study, Mainstream, XXVI, No.28, April 13, 1988.
  5. Ambedkar on Constitution and National Integration, Mainstream, XXVII, No.29, April 15, 1989.
  6. Ambedkar and his Movement for Social Equality, Mainstream, XXIX, No.25, April 13, 1991.
  7. Ambedkar as a Builder of Modern India, Mainstream, XXX, No.25, April 1, 1992.
  8. Ambedkar and Buddhism, The Fourth World, 12, October 2000, Pp.61-69.
  9. Making the Regional Identity: Oriya Mahabharata as a Marker in Time, The Fourth World, 14, October 2001, Pp.20-32.
  10. Education and Identity: Some Issues on Social Development of Dalits, Mainstream Vol XXXVI, No.18, New Delhi, April 25, 1998.
  11. Cultural and Social Radicalism in Medieval Orissa, Economic and Political Weekly, XLVI,No 17,April 23,2011
  12. The Agricultural Technology in Medieval Orissa, Orissa Historical Research Journal

              (OHRJ), Vol. XXXII, NO.1 & 2,1986, pp.126-147.

  1. Orissa and the British East India Company during 17th and 18th Centuries, OHRJ,

              Vol. XXXll, Nos.3 & 4,1987, pp.97-110.

  1. Some Aspects of Social Protest and Reform in Medieval Orissa, OHRJ, Vol. XXXIV,

            Nos. 3 & 4, 1989, pp.139-164.

  1. The Theory of Nurjahan Junta-A critical Appreciation, Research Bulletin, Vol. VII, S.C.S College, Puri, 1989.
  2. Trade and Transmissions in Early South Asia, Utkal Historical Research Journal

            (UHRJ), Bhubaneswar, Vol VIII, 1997.

  1. Responsibility of Sri Chaitanya for the Decline of Medieval Orissa- An Examination, UHRJ, Bhubaneswar, Vol. IX, 1998.
  2. Social History: An Approach to the Inter-disciplinary Co-operation, Studies in History and Culture, Vol V, Nos. 1 & 2, March-September, 1997, pp.13-20.
  3. Culture and Economy of Temples of South India (cAD 900-1565), UHRJ, X, Bhubaneswar, 1998.
  4. Ambedkar, Gandhi and the Social Perspectives of lndian Nationalism, UHRJ, XI, Bhubaneswar, 1998.
  5. Agrarian Unrest in the Mughal North India during 17th Century, UHRJ, Vol. XVI, 2003, pp.31-39.
  6. The Pre-European Maritime Trade of India - An Overview, UHRJ, Vol. XVII, 2004, pp.59-66.
  7. Making the Indian Nation: Contribution of Dr. Babasaheb B. R. Ambedkar, UHRJ, Vol. XVIII, 2005, pp.111-120.
  8. Ambedkar and the New Social Order, The Political Science, II, 2007, pp. 16-21.
  9. Sarala Dasa’s Perception of Orissa History, The Journal of Orissan History, Vol. XXII, December, 2009, Pp. 167-171(ISSN: 2277-5560)
  10. Cultural and Social Radicalism in Medieval Odisha, Economic and Political Weekly, April 23, 2011; Vol. XLVI, No. 17 pp. 52-59.
  11. Intellectual Radicalism in Nineteenth Century Odisha, Journal of Odishan History, Vol. XXVIII, December 2015, pp. 20-28 (ISSN: 2277-5560).
  12. The Ranapur Rajavamsavali, Utkal Historical Research Journal, Vol No. XXVII, 2014. (Co-authored with Prof. Hermann Kulke, Germany)
  13. The Cult of Jagannatha, Secularism and the Egalitarian Order: A Critical Appraisal, Utkal Historical Research Journal, Vol No. XXVIII, 2015.

 

  1. From Dissent to Devotion: A Study on the Life and Contribution of Bhaktakavi Dasia, Utkal Historical Research Journal, Vol No. XXIX, 2016.

  1. Society and Literature in Medieval Orissa (cAD 1450-1500), Proceedings of the Orissa History Congress, XXI Session, PG Department of History, Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar, 1996.
  2. Concept of Social Justice: With reference to Dr. Babasaheb B. R. Ambedkar,   Proceedings of Indian History Congress, (PIHC), 57th Session, University of Madras, Chennai, 1996.
  3. Protest and Dissent in Medieval Orissa: With reference to Saint-Poet Achyutananda Dasa, PIHC, 58th Session, Bangalore University, Bangalore, 1997.
  4. People's Language and Literature: A Study on Sarala Mahabharata of Orissa (cAD 1450-1500), in PIHC, Kolkata Session, 2002.
  5. Emergence of the Sudra to Subaltern consciousness in Medieval Orissa, Proceedings of the Indian History Congress, Delhi Session, 2007.

  1. Medieval Orissa: Literature, Society, Economy, Mayur Publications, Bhubaneswar, 1996.
  2. Paradigms of Dissent and Protest: Social Movements in Eastern India (circa 1400- 1700 AD), Manohar Publisher & Distributor, New Delhi, 2004. 

Text Books

  1. India: Since Early Times to 800 AD (evolution of Ancient society) IGNOU, Bhubaneswr, 2007. (Translated and Edited)
  2. India: since early times to 800 AD (State Systems, society and economy) IGNOU, Bhubaneswar, 2007. (Translated and Edited)
  3. Social Science 1. National Institute of Open Schooling, Noida, 2008. (Translated and Edited)
  4. Social Science 2. National Institute of Open Schooling, Noida, 2008. (Translated and Edited)
  5. Odisha Itihasa, Aama Odisha, Bhubaneswr, 1st Edn. 2011, 2014.

 

 Edited Books

  1. Eastern India: Essays in History, Society and Culture, Mayur Publications, Bhubaneswar, 2004.
  2. Dominance and Resistance in Indian History: with special reference to Odisha, DRS in History, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, 2007.
  3. History, Culture and Economy, PG Department of History, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, 2000, Co-editor.
  1. Sampradnyikata O Jatibad, Gabesana Chakra, Bhubaneswar,
  2. Bhimrao, PageMaker, Bhubaneswar, 2013

  • "National Seminar on Dalit Heritage", held on April 9-10, 1988 at the Youth Hostel, Puri (Odisha).
  • "National Seminar on Society, Culture and Polity in Pre-Colonial Eastern India", held on March 24-25, 1999 at PG Dept. of History (SAP), Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar.
  • 'Oriya Identity : Origin, Problems and Prospects' at the PG Department of History, Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar, on February 21-22, 2004.
  • Local Secretary of the Orissa History Congress (26th Annual Session), held on November 6-7, 2004 at the Utkal University campus, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar.
  • Course Coordinator of the sixth Refresher Course in History on 'The New Trends on History and Culture of Eastern India', during 10-31 March, 2005.
  • Course Coordinator of the seventh Refresher Course in History on 'New Trends in Indian Historiography', during 3-23 December, 2005, in Utkal University.
  • Course Coordinator of the Orientation Course Programme from 11th January 2006 to 7th February 2006 for the young college-teachers in from 11th January 2006 to 7th February 2006 the Academic Staff College, Utkal University.
  • National Seminar on Dominance and Resistance in Indian History: with special reference to Orissa on 17-18 March 2007, PG Dept. of History, Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar.
  • National Seminar on ?Ambedkar and the Nation Building in India? 6-7 December, 2008
  • National Seminar ?Democratic Governance and the Subaltern Leadership in India, 27-28 March, 2010 (Seminar Director)
  • National Seminar on ?Re-Reading the Oriya Lakshmi Puran,? 17th August, 2010
  • National Seminar on Dr, Ambedkar?s Vision and Mission: The Issues and Challenges? (4-5 Feb.2012)
  • Workshop on ?Social Justice and the Weaker Sections: The Problems and Prospects? (30.01.2012 to 12.02.2012: Two Weeks)
  • Research Methodology Workshop on Educational Status of the Scheduled Castes and Tribes in Eastern India. ICSSR Sponsored, held at Utkal University on 3-5 January 2013.
    1. Completed ICSSR Sponsored Project on “Educational Status of the Scheduled Castes in Odisha: Attainments and Challenges” (April 2012 to September 2014).
    2. Member Editorial Committee for “Odia Language”, Bharatavani Project, Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore.
    3. Member, Syllabus Committee on Dr. Ambedkar Studies, IGNOU, New Delhi.

    a) 'Parija Pencil', a literary award from Ravenshaw College, Cuttack, in 1981.
    b) 'Ambedkar Centenary Award from Bharatiya Dalit Sahitya Academy, Delhi in 1991.
    c) Received ICHR Fellowship for pursuing M. Phil and UGC Teacher Fellowship for Ph. D in JNU, New Delhi (1990-1992)
    d) 'Best Essayist Award' from National Institute of Social Work and Social Sciences, Bhubaneswar for the year 2004. e) Honored by Nalco Corporate SC/ST Employees Welfare Association on April 14, 2001.

    1. Teaching: 29 Years 2 Months,
    2. Research: 5 Years
    3. Important activities:

    Administrative Experience

    1. Head, PG Department of History (01.06.2003 to 30.05.2005)
    2. Head, PG Department of History, (01.06.2016 to Continuing)
    3. Director, Centre for Ambedkar Studies, (02.05.2007 to continuing)
    4. Co-coordinator, UGC Pre-Examination Coaching for NET
    5. Coordinator, UGC Pre-Examination Coaching for Entry-in Services,

     

              Foreign Visit:

    • Visited Kiel University, Hiedelberg University and Free University of Berlin, Germany during May 14-31, 2002.
    • Presented a paper 'Construction of Oriya Identity: Sarala Mahabharata as a Marker in Time', in an International Seminar 'Identities in Time1, held on May 14-18, 2002 at Salzau, Germany.
    • Delivered a Lecture on 'Dalit Movement in India: A Historical Analysis' in the Department of Ethnologie, Free University of Berlin on May 30, 2002.
    • Presented Paper in World Environmental History, held at University of Sussex, Brighton, UK, on 12-13 September 2014.

    Membership in Academic Bodies and Professional Associations:

    1. Member (UGC Nominee), Advisory Committee, Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy, Tripura University (Central University, Agartala.
    2. Member, UGC Expert Committee for Epoch Making Social Thinkers of India.
    3. Member, (UGC Nominee) Governing Body, Banki Autonomous College, Banki.
    4. Chairman, Subject Research Committee in History, Utkal University.
    5. Chairman, Board of Studies in History, Utkal University.
    6. Member, Board of Studies in History, Utkal University, NC Autonomous College, Jajpur, S.C.S. Autonomous College, Puri, SVM Autonomous College Jagatsinghpur and Kendrapara Autonomous College, Kendrapara, Talcher Autonomous College, Talcher.
    7. Life Member, Indian History Congress.
    8. General Secretary, Odisha History Congress.
    9. General Secretary, Utkal History Alumni Association.
    10. President, JNU Alumni Association of Odisha.
    11. Member, Governing Body, Talcher Autonomous College, Talcher.
    12. Member, Academic Council, S.C.S Autonomous College, Puri.
    13. Member, Editorial Board, Vidyasagar University History Journal, Midnapur.
    14. Member, Editorial Committee for Odia Language, Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore.

    Visiting Fellow:

    1. Burdwan University (Department of History) from 01-07 March 2008.
    2. University of North Bengal, Centre for Ambedkar Studies, from 27 February -01 March 2012.
    3. Special Session Organized:
    4. Odisha History Congress (26th Annual Session) at Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar on 6-7 November 2004 (Local Secretary).
    5. Odisha History Congress (37th Annual Session) at Paradip College, Paradip on 30-31 January 2016 (General Secretary).