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as Sabita Acharya

Sabita  Acharya Name : Sabita Acharya
Designation : Professor
Qualification : M. Sc. M. Phil, Ph. D
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Research Experience:  31 years

  • Awarded UGC Major Research Project (MRP) on ‘Traditional Knowledge System, Ethno-Biotechnologies and Healthcare Practices among the Juang: A Primitive Tribal Community of Odisha’ in 2013.(continuing)
  • Completed ten Research projects of different types sponsored by CAS, Dept. of Anthropology, U.G.C, New Delhi, and Dept. of Science and technology, W &CD Dept., Government of Orissa,
  • Continuing D.Sc. in Social Anthropology since 2008 on “Globalization, Gender and Development: Impact of Mega Development Projects on Tribal Women of Orissa”
  • Awarded Ph.D in Social Anthropology on the topic entitled as “Anthropology of Pilgrimage of Lord Jagannath at Puri of Orissa and Lord Narasimha at Simhachalam at Vishakhapatnam” in 1991.
  • Worked as UGC Research Scholar in the Department of Anthropology from 1985 to 1987.
  • Worked as Field Investigator in Population Research Centre Utkal University from 1984 to 1985 and took up research work on different projects relating to population problems.
  • Submitted M.Phil dissertation on “Puri- a center of pilgrimage” by undertaking fieldwork at Puri, a sacred centre of Orissa, India, 1983.
  • Undertaking anthropological fieldwork every year in tribal and rural Odisha along with the P.G. and M.Phil students as part of the teaching curriculum and have been guiding and supervising them in their dissertation work.
  • Have been guiding the students in their research work on different areas like gender and development, religion, socio-economic as well as cultural problems of rural and tribal communities of Orissa as per the details given below:           

    Ph. D  :  05 (Awarded), 01(Submitted), 09(Registered)

    M.Phil.: 48 (Awarded)

    M.A     : 110(Awarded)

    Research Articles: 34

    2016,'Health and Nutritional status of Munda women in Mayurbhanj district,Odisha" in Indian Journal of Research in Anthropology, Red flower Publication Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi
    2016,'Women's role in a Fishing community of Odisha, Then and Now: An Anthropological Appraisal' in a book 'On sustainable Development, Praxis and Perspectives (eds) Gregory and Danda by INCAA, Jhargram
    2016,"Gender and Development: Changing scenario of tribal Women in Odisha" in Human Development: Anthropological insights, vol-1, Nirmal publication, Delhi, India
    2015,'Women empowerment in tribal society: A changing socio-cultural scenario in Odisha' in' Yes, She can" (ed) by Padhy, Jagannath Ratha Publisher, Cuttack
    2014, "Situation of elderly women in rural Odisha in 'Man in Society" (Ed.) by S. Acharya in the Journal of P.G. Department of Anthropology, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar.
    2013,"Development Projects and Displacement: Impact on Rural and Tribal Women of Odisha" in 'Man in Society" (Ed.) by S.Acharya in the Journal of P.G. Department of Anthropology, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar.
    2013, "Globalization and Urban-ward Migration: Structure and Dynamics of Saliasahi slum of Bhubaneswar, Orissa" in Human Ecology ? in an Era of Globalization and Urbanization (Anthropological Dimension ) by A.K. Sinha and K.Sharma , Serials Publications, New Delhi
    2012, "State of Health and Health service delivery system in Scheduled Districts of Orissa: A look" in (International) Journal of Indian Anthropological Society (Vol.47,No.1, March) Kolkata.
    2012, "Health and well-being: Traditional Knowledge, Beliefs and Practices among the Kondhs of Orissa" in a book, Ethics Health and Medicine by Manak Publishing House, New Delhi.
    2011, "Socio-psychological problems of ASHA workers- A case study of Balipatna Khurda" paper sent for publication by CAS Department of Anthropology, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar.
    2010, "Witch Hunting Practices And Health Problems Among Tribal And Rural Societies of Orissa" in Man in Society, Vol.19 ? A journal of Department of Anthropology, Utkal University.
    2010, "Indigenous Knowledge System and Methods of Treatment used by the bonesetter of Orissa" in Sustainable Use of Medicinal Plant (ed.) Pati R.N., Swaroop Pant Publication, New Delhi
    2009, "Indigenous Medical Practices and Health Care Systems among Juang tribe of Orissa" in Conservation of Medicinal plants (ed.) Pati and Tiwari, Ashish Publication, New Delhi.
    2008, "Women Empowerment in Tribal Society: A changing socio-cultural construct amongst the Munda" in Man in Society, ? A Journal of Department of Anthropology, (Vol.18), Utkal University, Bhubaneswar.
    2007, "Ill health, disease and indigenous health care system among the Munda: A primitive tribe of Orissa" in Intangible Cultural Heritage, in traditional knowledge in contemporary societies, (ed), Mishra and Basa, Pratibha Prakasan, New Delhi.
    2007, "Gender and Development: Impact of Development Projects, Plans and Programmes of Tribal Women of Orissa" in (International) Journal of Indian Anthropological Society, Calcutta, (Vol.42, No.1, Page 31-48).
    2007, "Issues on Gender and Development from Tribal Perspectives of Orissa" in souvenir of International Conference of Department of Anthropology, UU, Bhubaneswar.
    2006, "Anthropology of Art and Aesthetics" in Adivasi - A Journal of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes Research and Training Institute, Bhubaneswar, (Vol.46, No.1, Page 49-58).
    2006, "Natural Resources and Economic Development of Kutia Kondh of Kandhamal District, Orissa" in Man in Society, Vol.16 - A Journal of Department of Anthropology, UU, Bhubaneswar.
    2006, "Empowering Women: Evaluation of development schemes towards their socio-economic upliftment" in The Fourth World, a journal of marginalized people by NISWASS, Bhubaneswar (Vol. 23 and 24, Page 203-230).
    2004, "Pilgrimage in Hindu India: Past and Present" in Sociology of Pilgrims (ed.) P.K. Choudhury, Kalpaz Publications, New Delhi.
    1999, "Role of women in economy of Munda Tribe of Orissa" ? in Man in Society, Vol.12, Journal of Department of Anthropology, Utkal University, Bhubaneshwar.
    1998. "Daitas' Jagannath: The Lord of the Universe" in Rethinking Orissa, Society, Culture and History (ed.) P.K. Nayak, Manohar Publications, New Delhi.
    1997, "Women in Tribal World" in Man in Society Vol.11, Journal of Department of Anthropology, Utkal University, Bhubaneshwar.
    1996, "Changing scenario of women position in India" in Man in Society, Vol.10, Journal of Department of Anthropology, Utkal University, Bhubaneshwar.
    1994, "Ecology, Economy and Technology: an anthropological approach to study of 'Kaibartas' of Chilika" in Man in Society, Vol.8, Journal of Department of Anthropology, Utkal University, Bhubaneshwar.
    1993, "Socioeconomic factors affecting quality of life" in Man in Society Vol.7 Journal of Department of Anthropology, Utkal University, Bhubaneshwar.
    1992, "Society-economic conditions generating health problem among the slum dwellers: A Survey: in Man in Society, Vol.6 Bulletin of Department of Anthropology, Utkal University, Bhubaneshwar.
    1991, "Puri: A center of pilgrimage of an eclectic shrine" in Social Anthropology of Pilgrimage by Jha (ed.) Inter India Publication New Delhi. (This paper was presented in International Symposium on Social Anthropology of pilgrimage at Zagreb, Yugoslavia under 12th ICAES in 1988).
    1991, "Status and Socio-economic position of women among Pauri Bhuiyan of Sundargarh District of Orissa" in Man in Society ?Vol.5, Journal of Department of Anthropology, Utkal University, Bhubaneshwar.
    1990, "Indian Influence of Indonesian religion" in Man in Society, Vol.4 Bulletin of Department of Anthropology, Utkal University, Bhubaneshwar.
    1989, "Cultural constraints hindering the development of Kolhas (Hos) of Mayurbhanj district of Orissa ?an anthropological approach to the study of the problem" in Tribal Development in India by Pati (ed.), Ashish Publishing House, New Delhi.
    1988, "Life crises rituals of the Kolhas & their interpretation" in Manav, Vol.3 published by Anthropological Society of Orissa, Bhubaneshwar.
    1987, "Cultural beliefs and practices of pilgrims at Puri ? An important sacred center of India" in Man in society Vol.3. Journal of Department of Anthropology, Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneshwar.

    Book Publication: 02

    2016, Society, State, and Governance (eds) by Danda & Danda, Basa, Acharya by INCAA, Jhargram

    1997. Pilgrimage in Indian Civilization by Sabita Acharya, Manak Publication Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi.

    International: 19

    01. Participated and presented a paper in the International Seminar on ?Resource Culture?, held at the University of Tuebingen, Germany from 16th November to 21th November,2015.

    02. Participated and presented a paper in the International Seminar on ?Resource Culture?, held at the University of Tuebingen, Germany from 4th November to 9th November,2014.

    03. Convened a session and presented a paper entitled as ?Development Projects and Displacement: Impact on women of Rural Odisha: Anthropological Assessment the 17th World Congress of IUAES (International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences) held at Manchester, UK from 5th August to 9th August 2013.

    04. Convened a session and presented a paper entitled, ?Educational Problems Among the Children of Tribal Communities of Odisha: Anthropological Appraisal? in the Inter-Congress of IUAES (International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences) on ? Children and Youth in a Changing World? held at KIIT University, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha from 26th November 2012 to 30th November 2012.

    05. Attended and presented a paper entitled, ? Empowerment of Tribal Women and Development at Crossroad: A case of Orissa, Eastern India? in International symposium on Anthropology of Global Issues by IAA (Indian Anthropological Association), held at New Delhi from 1st April 2012 to 3rd April 2012.

    06. Attended and participated in an International Seminar on ?Childhood Nutrition and Infectious Diseases,? organized by AIPH (Asian Institute of Public Health), Bhubaneshwar on the 8th January 2010.

    07. Attended International Conference and presented a paper, entitled, ?Situation of Elderly Women in Rural Orissa, Eastern India? in the 16th World Congress of the IUAES (International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences) held at Kunming, China from 27July to 31 July 2009.

    08. Attended and presented a paper entitled ?Indigenous Medical Practices and Health Care Systems among Juang tribe of Orissa? in International Conference ?Global Summit on Sustainable Development and Bio-diversity? (GLOSS 2008) held at Raipur (M.P) from 7th to 9th February 2009.

    09. Attended and presented a paper in International Conference on ?Anthropology in India today: Post Modernism and Globalism in perspectives? organized by Department of Anthropology, Utkal University, Bhubaneshwar from 16th to 19th December 2007 on the occasion of its Golden Jubilee Celebration.

    10. Participated and presented a paper in an International Seminar on ?Orissan History, Culture and Society, which was organized by Department of Special Assistance, (DSA), Department of Anthropology, Utkal University, Bhubaneshwar from 25.03.98 to 28.03.98.

    List of attendance and participation in international seminars/conferences/symposia at CCCRW, IDC, Queens Elizabeth House, University of Oxford, Oxford, U.K. on different issues and problems of ?Gender and Development? in a cross-cultural perspective from April- September, 2002, i.e. during the Trinity term of Commonwealth Fellowship.

    11. Women in Urban Agriculture: case Studies from Harare (Zimbabwe) Kampala, (Uganda) and Accra (Ghana) on 25.04.2002

    12. ? Womankind world wide? on 01.05.2002

    13. ? Strategies in International Development: the theory and practice behind a Women?s Right Approach? on 02.05.2002

    14. ? Dressing, Cross-Dressing and the Iconography of Gender? on 09.05.2002

    15. ?Monk versus Nuns in the Buddhist revivalism of the Kathmandu Valley? on 16.05.2002

    16. ?Starting from Below; Fieldwork, Gender and Imperialism Now? on 22.05.2002

    17. ? Refashioning Japanese Women?s Memoirs for Orientalist and Nationalist Imaginaries: How can women be heard?? on 30.05.2002

    18. ? Southern Sudan: women , the war and the future? on 06.06.2002

    19. ?Contortionists and Acrobats: Gendered Performance in Ethiopian Circuses? on 13.06.2002

    National Seminar: 23

    1. Participated and presented a paper and convened a session in Indian Anthropology Congress, held at Assam University, Silcher, Diphu Campus, Assam from 22nd to 24th February 2016

    2. Participated as a Resource Person in one day workshop on problems of Women?s Studies Centre of the Eastern region held at the Centre for Women?s Studies, Visva-Bharati, Shantiniketan, West Bengal in August, 2015

    3. Participated and presented paper in 102nd session of Indian Science Congress, held at Bombay University, Mumbai, 3rd January to 7th January 2015

    4. Attended and presented a paper entitled, ?Traditional Knowledge System, The Healers and Healing Practices among the Santal Tribe of Odisha?, in the 4th National Conference by SIMA ( Society for Indian Medical Anthropology) in the University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Shimoga, Mysore between 22nd May and 24th May 2014.

    5. Attended and presented a paper entitled ?Women?s role in a Fisherman community of Odisha: Then and Now- an Anthropological Appraisal? in Inter-Congress in Anthropology: 2012 by INCAA (Indian National Confederation and Academy of Anthropologists), held at University of Kannur, Kerala between 14th February and 16th February 2013.

    6. Attended and presented a paper, entitled, ? Issues and Problems of Aged Women of Rural Odisha, India? in the 100th Indian Science Congress, held at Calcutta University, Kolkata from 3rd January 2013 to 7th January 2013.

    7. Attended and presented a paper entitled ?Urbanization and Migration: Socio-Cultural change among the slum Dwellers of Bhubaneswar, Odisha? in Inter Congress in Anthropology: 2012 by INCAA (Indian National Confederation and Academy of Anthropologists), held at University of Lucknow, Lucknow between 21st February and 23rd February 2012.

    8. Attended and presented a paper, entitled, ? Issues and Problems of Aged Women of Rural Odisha, India? in the 99th Indian Science Congress, held at KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha from 3rd January 2012 to 7th January 2012.

    9. Participated and presented a paper entitled ?Socio-psychological problems of ASHA workers- A case study of Balipatna Khurda? at National Seminar held on Medical Anthropology in India : Bio-cultural Perspectives? organized by Department of Anthropology, Centre for Advanced Study(CAS), Utkal University, Bhubaneswar between 25th March and 26th March 2011.

    10. Participated and presented a paper entitled, ?Health and well-being: Traditional Knowledge, Beliefs and Practices among the Kondh of Orissa? at the National Seminar held at Govind Ballabh Pant Social Science Institute, Allahabad, between 25th February and 26th February 2011.

    11. Attended and presented a paper entitled ?Status of Health and Health Service Delivery System in Scheduled Districts of Orissa: A Look? in Inter Congress in Anthropology: 2011 by INCAA (Indian National Confederation and Academy of Anthropologists), held at Anthropological Survey of India, Kolkata, from 21st February to 23rd February 2011.

    12. Attended and presented a paper entitled ?Globalization and Urban-ward Migration: Structure and Dynamics of Saliasahi slum of Bhubaneswar, Orissa? in National Seminar held at Department of Anthropology, Punjab University, Chandigarh from 27th January to 28th January 2011.

    13. Participated in a State level seminar on ?Problems and Prospects of Tribal Education? organized by SCSTRTI (Scheduled Caste Scheduled Tribe Research and Training Institute), Government of Odisha, Bhubaneshwar, between 21st January and 22nd January 2010.

    14. Attended and presented a paper entitled ?Has the primary education facilitated better quality of life for the Dongria kondha, the primitive tribe of Orissa?? in the 4th Inter Congress by INCAA, held at University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad from 21st February to 23rd February 2009.

    15. Attended and presented a paper entitled ?Women Empowerment in Tribal society: A changing socio-cultural construct amongst the Munda Tribe of Orissa? in UGC sponsored National Seminar organized by Andhra University, Visakhapatnam from 21st January to 23rd January 2009.

    16. Participated and presented a paper entitled, ?Cross Cultural Constraints and Women Empowerment among the Juang Tribe of Orissa? in UGC sponsored National Seminar on ? Rural Women towards Human Development- Experiments and Experiences organized by Centre for Women Studies, Kakatiya University, Warangal (A.P.) from 19th March to 20th March 2008.

    17. Attended and presented a paper in Eastern Region Seminar on ?Feminism and production of knowledge?, by Indian Association of Women?s Studies and School of Women?s Studies, Jadavpur University, Kolkata from 5th February to 7th February 2007.

    18. Attended and participated in the State Level Seminar on SHGs and Women?s Empowerment at School of Women?s Studies, NISWASS, Bhubaneswar on 28th March 2007.

    19. Attended and presented a paper on ?Cross-cultural constraints and Women?s development? in a National Seminar on Social disparity in Development: Issues and challenges of Tribal Development in Orissa by Information International Bhubaneswar between 29th March and 30th March 2007.

    20. Attended and participated in National Seminar on Women Studies in India: Women Culture and Development? by Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi and School of Women?s Studies, Utkal University, Bhubaneshwar March 2006.

    21. Attended and presented a paper in National Seminar on Globalization, Culture and Development, organized by Department of Anthropology, Utkal University, Bhubaneshwar from 29th March to 30th March 2006.

    22. Workshop on Women?s Development Programme, organized under the Spring Board Project, 2005 ? a British Council Collaborative Project held at School of Women Studies, Utkal University, Bhubaneshwar from January 2006 to March 2006.

    23. Participated in a National Seminar on Human Genetics, Health and Ethical issues, which was organized by Department of Anthropology, Utkal University, Bhubaneshwar from 24th March.2001 to 26th March.2001.

    24. Participated and presented a paper in 82nd Session of Indian Science Congress held at Calcutta from 03rd January to 8th January 1995.

    25. Participated and presented a paper in the 80th session of Indian Science Congress held at Goa, from 03rd January to 8th January 1993.

    26. Participated and presented a paper in 77th Session of Indian Science Congress, held at Cochin, from 02.01.1990 to 08.01.1990.

    Refresher Courses/ Training Programmes/Workshops attended: 06

    01. Participated in Refreshers course in Anthropology, which was organized by the Academic Staff College, Utkal University and sponsored by UGC, New Delhi at Bhubaneshwar from 09.09.2000 to 30.09.2000.

    02. Participated in Refreshers course in Sociology, which was organized by Academic Staff College, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and sponsored by UGC, at New Delhi from 21.11.94 to 16.12.94.

    03. Participated in Refreshers course in Anthropology, which was organized by the Academic Staff College, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar and sponsored by University Grants Commission, (UGC) New Delhi from 25.02.94 to 24.03.94.

    04. Attended a course on Planning & Management of Tribal Development Programmes, which was sponsored by the Department of Rural Development, Government of India and conducted by National Institute of Rural Development, Hyderabad, India from 13.02.92 to 26.07.92.

    05. Attended a training course on Techniques of Research, Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation of Tribal Development Programmes, sponsored by Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India, and conducted by THRTI, Bhubaneswar from May 4th to 18th ,1992.

    06. Attended a Training course on ?Research Methodology in Tribal Administration?, which was sponsored by Ministry of Personnel and Administration Reforms, Government of India, and organized by Tribal and Harijan Research and training (THRTI), Bhubaneswar, Orissa, from 01.11.83 to 30.11.83.

    Teaching experience: 29 years in M.A. / M. Sc./ M. Phil. classes

    Name of the Post

    Name of the Institution

    Duration

    Nature of work

     

    Professor

     

    Post-Graduate Department of Anthropology, Utkal University

    From 2007 till date

    Teaching and Research

    Reader

    Post-Graduate Department of Anthropology, Utkal University

    From 1999 to 2007

    Teaching and Research

    Senior Lecturer

    Post-Graduate Department of Anthropology, Utkal University

    From 1993 to 1999

    Teaching and Research

    Lecturer

    Post-Graduate Department of Anthropology, Utkal University

    From 1987 to 1993

    Teaching and Research