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Department of Sociology
Deepak Mehta
Professor and Head
Department of Sociology,
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
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Education Details
  • Ph.D, 1991. University of Delhi
Professional Experience
  • 1992-2014: Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi

  • 2000: Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Social Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Research Interests
  • Material Culture, Sociology of Islam in India, Violence and Disorder,
  • Law and the Social
Select Publications
  • 2007 (CO-AUTHOR): Living with Violence: An Anthropology of events and everyday life. Delhi, Routledge

  • 2007 (ED.): Riot Discourses. Colombo, ICES

  • 1997: Work, Ritual, Biography: A Muslim Community in North India. Delhi, Oxford University Press
National and International Recognition
  • 2012 - Onwards: CO-EDITOR, Contributions to Indian Sociology

  • 1998: Charles Wallace Fellow, Department of Anthropology, Queen’s University, Belfast, UK
Executive Summary
Since 1994 I have been working around the problematic of violence, enmity and disorder. My manuscript on the afterlife of the Babri mosque is in an advanced stage of preparation. Other intellectual pursuits centre on the politics of love and friendship.
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