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Sreedeep Bhattacharya
Centre for Public Affairs and Critical Theory
School of Humanities and Social Science
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Education Details
PhD in Sociology, JNU, 2012
M.Phil in Sociology, JNU, 2007
M.A. in Sociology, JNU, 2006
B.A. in Sociology, University of Delhi, Hindu College, 2004
Professional Experience
2013-2017: Fellow, C-PACT

2012 - 2013: Research Associate for a project titled ‘Asian Cities in the Age of Global Modernity’ with National University of Singapore

2012 - 2013: Research Consultant with A.B. Design Habit, New Delhi.
Research Interests:
Visual / Material Cultures / Virtual Cultures, Planned-Obsolescence / After-Life of Things, Body / Image / Representations, Photography / Visual Anthropology
Select Publications

  • Lives in Debt: Narratives of Agrarian Distress and Farmers Suicide in Yavatmal and Sangrur, (Special Article) Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 52, Issue 21, May 27, 2017.

  • Contested Spaces and Resultant Conflicts: Some Aspects of the Agrarian Crisis in India, Review of Market Integration, Vol 7, No 2, 2017 (Sage).

  • Currently conceptualizing a book titled ‘For Brand’s Sake: Images of Who-We-Are and Who-We-Want-To-Be

  • Social Circulation of Peer Reviewed Bodies: Consuming Images of the Ideal-Body & Transforming Body-Images for Consumption (submitted to Society and Culture in South Asia)

  • Crossing the Line: Caring Across the Borders, Yale Journal of International Affairs, September 29, 2016

  • Dark Colors of Cotton, IIC Quarterly, forthcoming issue in October, 2016

  • Mind your Language: Their Body, Our Villager in Society and Culture in South Asia, Vol. 2, Issue 2, June 2016

  • Co-Author, Re-thinking the Industrial Disputes Act: Labour Relations for New India

  • Co-Author, ‘Matters of Life and Debt’ - A Report Submitted to Reserve Bank of India on Rural Distress and Farmers’ Suicide in Yavatmal and Sangrur, 2016

  • River Ending - A visual narrative on degeneration of River Yamuna, Mass Context, 2013, Issue 19 / Fall 13, p 34-51
Working Papers
  • 'Abandoned Homes of the Golden Fiber: From Colonial Past to Nonexistent Future'(Submitted to The Indian Quarterly).

  • Afterlife of Things in the Liminal Debris of Consumer Culture (Submitted to Economic and Political Weekly).

  • Buddha Sells (till it lasts the wash): T-shirt Trajectory of the Renouncer (Submitted to Popular Culture Studies).

  • Obsessive Compulsive (Dis)Order: The Promiscuity of Choice in Favour of the New, Multiple & Ephemeral.

  • Hill of Gems, Gems of Labour– Mining in the Borderlands (Yale Journal of International Affairs - forthcoming in October, 2017).

  • Reducing Agrarian Distress – Some Pragmatic Measures (co-authored with Ajay Dandekar).
Other Publications: (During the tenure with C-PACT)
Visual Narratives/Photo Features
  • Exhibited the visual project titled “Inorganic Transplants: afterlife of the lifeless' in India International Centre, April 1-11, 2016. This exhibition is a part of India Photo Archive Foundation's initiative to curate the works of photographers around the theme of 'waste' & 'recycle'.

  • Exhibited in in TRIVENI KALA SANGAM (Open Air Gallery, Mandi House, NOVEMBER 20 - 26 as a part of the BOOKART exploration for the 8th BOOKAROO LITFEST 2015, supported by Vadehra Art Gallery Bookstore

  • Exhibited in Faces in the Dark, 5th - 24th December 2010 at Birla Academy of Arts and Culture, Calcutta

  • Exhibited in heard-unheard, December 2010, Artspeak India, New Delhi

  • Exhibited brand(e)scape: the changing sur(face) of the city - a solo photography exhibition of work in progress, Nov 3-17 in Arts & Aesthetics Gallery, JNU.
National and International Recognition:
Received ICSSR Fellowship for undertaking a visual project on manual scavenging, 2016-2017.

Received Neel Dongre Grants for Excellence in Photography funded by The India Photo Archive Foundation to participate in a collaborative photography project on recycling, which was exhibited in India International Centre, April 1-11, 2016

Research Associate for ‘Asian Cities in the Age of Global Modernity’ with National University of Singapore, 2012.

Student Fellow of the Media Fellowship Programme, Public Service Broadcasting Trust, 2007.

Recipient of 'Student Stipends for Research on the City’ by Sarai, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, 2007
Executive Summary:
SREEDEEP is currently a Fellow with the Centre for Public Affairs and Critical Theory, Shiv Nadar University.
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