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  Satyakam Joshi
Satyakam Joshi
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Name    : Satyakam Joshi
Degree : M.S.W. Ph.D. (Sociology)
Position : Acting Director
Research Interests : Rural Development, Rural Sociology, Goveranace Identity, Forest and Tribal Development, NGOs and Civil Society.
Contact Details    : Phone :91-261-2227173/74 (O)
          91-261-2252115 (R)
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    E-mail: satyakamjoshi@gmail.com


Satyakam Joshi, completed his Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) from Nirmala Niketan, University of Bombay. He than joined the Centre for Social Stusies, Surat as a researcher and completed his Ph.D. in Sociology from South Gujarat University, Surat. Currently, he is an Associate Professor at the Cnetre for Social Studies, Surat. He has published several articles in peer reviewed journals on tribal development, forest policy and tribal land rights, local governance and its leadership and Gandhain Organisation and rural development. He is joint author of the book on Ghandhian NGOs and Social Change and edited the book on Empowerment of Panchayati raj Memebrs of Social Justice Committee in Gujarat. Currently, he is working on Gandhian orgnisation and their role in peaceful co-existence. He has worked as Consultant with OXFAM (India) Trust's Violence Mitigation and Amelioration Project (VMAP); and a trustee of the Aman Public Charitable Trust, Delhi. He is also engaged in conducting action research on caste and social resources and also engaged in imparting training to elected representatives of local governance.
Current Projects/Work
1. Ghandian Organisation in Gujarat and its role in Peaceful Co-existance.
2. Indian Forest Policy and Tribal Land Rights
3. Post-Independence Development in Dangs District.
Selected publications
1. "Gujarat Ni Gandhivadi Sawaichhik Sansathao" (Gujarati) (Co-edited with Prof. D.R.Shah), Mahatma Gandhi Rural Studies Department, South Gujarat University, Surat, 1999.
2. Tribals, Missionaries and Sadhus: Understanding Violence in the Dangs, in Economic and Political Weekly, September 11, 1999, Vol. 34, No.37.
3. State, Development and discontent: People’s Protest in Umbergaon, in Economic and Political Weekly, August 5, 2000, Vol.35, No.32.
4. "Panchayati Raj: Smajik Nyay Samiti onu sasktikran", (Eds.)(Gujarati), Centre for Social Studies, Surat, 2002
5. "Development, Deprivation and Discontent: A Case of Dangs Tribals”, in Development and Deprivation in Gujarat; Felicitation Volume for Professor Jan Breman; by Ghanshyam Shah, Mario Rutten and Hein Streefkerk, (eds) Sage, New Delhi, 2002
6. "Adivasio, Jungle niti ane Anusuchit Janjati -Bill 2006", Arthat, Vol.24, No.3-4, October-December 2005
7. Functioning of Panchayati Raj in Scheduled Areas of Gujarat in Panchayati Raj Institutions and Rural Development; by Bishanu C. Barik and Umesh C. Sahoo, (eds) Rawat Publication, Jaipur, 2007
8. Local Governance and Social Change in Gujarat in Inclusion and Exclusion in Local Governance: Field Studies from Rural India By B.S.Baviskar and George Methew, (eds), Sage Publication, New Delhi, 2009.
9. "Monitoring the Implementation of Social Security Schemes in Tribal Areas of Gujarat: with reference to Dangs District.”, in a book on ‘The Long Road  to Social Security’ by     K.P. Kannan and Jan Breman (Eds), Oxford University Press, New Delhi. 2013.