CSS ( Centre For Social Studies) Centre for Social Studies
An Autonomous Social Science Research Institute Supported by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) and Government of Gujarat (GoG)
  Satyakam Joshi
Satyakam Joshi
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Name    : Satyakam Joshi
Degree : M.S.W. Ph.D. (Sociology)
Position : Officiating Director and Professor
Research Interests : Rural Development, Rural Sociology, Goveranace Identity, Forest and Tribal Development, NGOs and Civil Society.
Contact Details    : Phone : +91-261-2977172/74 (O)
             +91-261-2252115 (R)
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    E-mail: satyakamjoshi@gmail.com


Satyakam Joshi is a Professor and has been working with CSS since last 30 years. He has been working on board areas of Rural Development, Rural Sociology, Governance, Identity, Forest and Tribal Development, NGOs and Civil Society. Completed 14 major research projects and published more than 50 articles in peer reviewed journals on tribal development, forest policy, tribal land rights, local governance and its leadership and Gandhian Organisation and rural development. His publication includes books on Gandhian NGOs and Social Change and Empowerment of Panchayati raj Members of Social Justice Committee in Gujarat. He has been a member as a research advisory committee and board of studies in a various academic institutions and Universities of India. He has been actively associated with several civil society organisations working for education, rural development and conflict resolution.
Current Projects/Work
1. Tribes in Gujarat: Interrogating Social Change and Development.
2. Family Association as Social Capital: An Anthropological Investigation of a Diamond Unit in Surat.
3. Post-Independence Development in Dangs District.
Selected publications
1. Tribals, Missionaries and Sadhus: Understanding Violence in the Dangs, in Economic and Political Weekly, September 11, 1999, Vol. 34, No.37.
2. Communal Violence in Rural Mahesana, in Economic and Political Weekly, July 26, 1997, Vol. 32, No. 30.
3. (With Prof. Pralay Kanungo) Carving out a White Marble Deity from a Rugged Black Stone? Hindutva Rehabilitates Ramanaya’s Shabari in a Temple in an International Journal of Hindu Studies, Vol.13 No. 3 December 2009.
4. "Social Security Schemes in Tribal Areas of Gujarat: A Study in the 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.
5. "Identity Construction among Adivasis of Gujarat after Independence", in a book on The Politics of Ethnicity on the Margins of the State: Adivasis/Janjatis in India and Nepal by Marine Carrin, Pralay Kanungo and Gerard Toffin, Primus Books, New Delhi, 2014.
6. 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.
7. 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 Mathew, (eds.), Sage Publication, New Delhi, 2009.
8. "Research Institutes in Social Science" (with Sadan Jha), in a book on Social Science Research in India: Status, Issues, and Policies, by Sukhadeo Thorat and Samar Verma, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2017.
9. “Tribes, Land and Forests: Emerging Legal Implications with reference to PESA and FRA”, in a book on Tribal Situation in India, by Vidyut Joshi and Chandrakant Upadhyaya, Rawat publications, New Delhi, 2017.
10. Functioning of Panchayati Raj in Scheduled Areas of Gujarat in a book on Panchayati Raj Institutions and Rural Development; by Bishanu C. Barik and Umesh C. Sahoo, (eds.) Rawat Publication, Jaipur, 2007.
11. Book on "Panchayati Raj: Empowerment of Social Justice Committee Members of Gujarat" (ed.) published by Centre for Social Studies, Surat, 2002.