National Fellows in Position

Professor Udayon Misra

Professor Udayon Misra, former Professor and Head of the Department of English of Dibrugarh University, had his school and college education at St Edmund’s College, Shillong. He did his Post-graduation in English Literature and his LL.B from Gauhati University. His doctoral work on nineteenth century British writing on India has been published as The Raj in Fiction. Apart from his research in post-colonial literature, Misra has been writing extensively on the society and politics of India’s North-East. His publications include The Periphery Strikes Back: Challenges to the Nation-State in Assam and Nagaland (IIAS, Shimla), North-East India: Quest for Identity, and The Transformation of Assamese Identity. His forthcoming book, India’s North-East: Identity Movements, State, and Civil Society is being brought out by OUP. Udayon Misra writes for several leading newspapers and contributes regularly to be Economic and Political Weekly and Book-Review. He has also been a Fellow of the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla and till recently National Fellow of the Indian Council of Social Science Research. At Present he is member of the governing body of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi and is the Visitor’s Nominee to the NEHU Court. He has been the editor of the ICSSR journal Man and Society and currently edits Social Change and Development, the research journal of the Omeo Kumar Das Institute of Social Change and Development.

Professor Udayon Misra,will be working on 'Assam and the Partition: Potent Causes and Unresolved Issues' during his Fellowship at the IIAS.

Professor B. D. Chattopadhyaya

Shri Rajesh Joshi



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