Scholarly Publications

Books

  1. Lead editor, The Futures of Indigeneity: Spatiality, Identity Politics and Belonging. [forthcoming] Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books, 2015.
  2. Editor, The State against Indigeneity: Understanding Peace and Conflict in the Chittagong Hill Tracts. [forthcoming] New Delhi: Orient BlackSwan, 2015.
  3. Anthropology, Colonialism and Representation: A Case of the Adivasi in the Chittagong Hill Tracts ([forthcoming] 2014).
  4. Editor, Life in Locker: The State of Rohingyas in Bangladesh. Germany: Scholars Press, 2013.
  5. Editor, Politics of Peace: A Case the Chittagong Hill Tracts in Bangladesh. Dhaka: Institute of Culture and Development Research (ICDR), 2012.
  6. Editor, To Host or To Hurt: Counter-narratives on Rohingya Refugee Issue in Bangladesh. Dhaka: Institute of Culture and Development Research, (ICDR), 2012
  7. Guest Editor, special Issue of Man in India on “Anthropology in South Asia”, Volume 92, Issue 1, 2012 (New Delhi: Serials Publications).
  8. Lead-Editor, Environmental Issues in Bangladesh: An Anthropological Perspective. Dhaka: Environmental Conservation Management Center (COMAC), 2002.

Selected Articles

  1. Paradigm of ‘Better’: ‘Development’ among the Khumi in the Chittagong Hill TractsAsian Ethnicity, Vol. 15, No. 1, 2014, pp.: 62-77.
  2. “Between People and Paper: Paradox of Peace in the Chittagong Hill Tracts in Bangladesh” Asian Profile, Vol. 34, No. 5/6, 2013.
  3. Malaise of Modernity: Symptoms of Cultural Imperialism in BangladeshMan in India, Vol. 92, No.1, 2012, pp.: 175-192.
  4. “Going Back to Knowing Thyself: Conceptualizing Postmodern Ethnography” The Journal of Social Studies, Vol.136, No. 4, 2012, pp.: 112-132.
  5. Decolonising Ethnography in the Field: An Anthropological AccountInternational Journal of Social Research Methodology, Vol. 14, No. 6, 2011, pp.: 455-467.
  6. “Dynamics of Identity: Ethnography of Bazar in the Chittagong Hill Tracts”The Journal of Social Studies, Vol.132, No. 4, 2011, pp.: 37-55.
  7. Politics of Cultural Differences: Ethnicity and Marginality in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of BangladeshSouth Asian Survey, 2010, Vol. 17, No. 2, pp.:283-294.
  8. “People of Cultural Difference: Cultural Diversity of Bangladesh with Specific Focus on the Chittagong Hill Tracts” The Journal of Social Studies, Vol.128, No. 4, 2010, pp.: 51-73.
  9. “Notions of Critical Anthropology: Featuring Contemporary Critiques and Praxis of the Discipline” The Chittagong University Journal of Social Science, Vol. 25, No. 1, 2010, pp.: 135-160.
  10. Living on the Margin: The Positioning of the Khumiwithin the Sociopolitical and Ethnic History of Chittagong Hill TractsAsian Ethnicity, Vol. 9, N0. 1, 2008, pp.: 33-53.
  11. Knowledge on Homes: A Study on the Traditional Housing Technology of Bangladesh” Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge, Vol.7, No.3, 2008, pp.: 494-500.
  12.  “The Land of Myths: A Study on the Ethnohistory of Moheshkhali Island” The Journal of Social Anthropology, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2007, pp.: 53-64.
  13. “Approach towards Ethnicity among the Bengalis living in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh” (lead-authored) South Asian Anthropologist, Vol.7, No.1, 2007, pp.: 21-29.
  14. “Classic Symptoms of Liminality: Notes on Problems and Prospects of Anthropology”, (co-authored) Indian Anthropologist, Vol. 37, No. 2, 2007, pp.: 17-30.
  15. “Paradoxes of Ethnicity as a Phenomenon: Bangladesh Perspectives”South Asian Anthropologist, Vol. 6, No. 1, 2006, pp.: 01-07.
  16. “History is the Story for Existence: A Case Study of the Chittagong Hill Tracts” Asian Profile, Vol. 33, No. 4, 2005, pp.: 391-412.
  17. “Facts and Fantasy of Knowledge: Retrospective of Ethnography for the Future of Anthropology” Journal of Social Science, Vol. 3, No. 7, 2005, pp.:
  18. “Grass without Roots: Experience of Development and Environmental Resources Management in Bangladesh” South Asian Anthropologist, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2005, pp.: 89-96.
  19.  “Traditional Environmental Knowledge in Marine Fisheries: An Anthropological Study” The Journal of Social Studies, Vol. 109, No.3, 2005, pp.: 15-37.
  20. “Informal Judicial Practice in Rural Bangladesh: A Few Case Studies of Salish”, The Chittagong University Journal of Law, Vol. 6, 2004, pp.: 147-159.
  21. “Indigenous Fishing Knowledge: An Ethnographic Study”, TheChittagongUniversity Journal of Social Science, Vol. 21, No. 1, 2000, pp.: 91-104.

Book Chapters

  1. State of Stateless People: The Plight of Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh” in Rhoda Howard-Hassmann and Margaret Walton-Roberts edited Slippery Citizenship. USA: The University of Pennsylvania Press (Forthcoming in 2014)
  2. “Between Peace and Conflict: Study of Peace in Post-Peace Accord Situation in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh” in Simon Chilvers and Kumar Sanjay Singh edited Region Formation in Contemporary South Asia. New York: Monthly Review Press (forthcoming in 2014).
  3. “Peace in Paper: Paradox of Peace-building in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh” in N. Uddin edited Politics of Peace: A Case of the Chittagong Hill Tracts in Bangladesh. Dhaka: Institute of Culture and Development Research, (ICDR), 2012, pp.: 190-204.
  4. “Bar between Brothers: Rohingya-Issue in Bangladesh-Myanmar Relations” in N. Uddin edited To Host or To Hurt: Counter-narratives on Rohingya Refugee Issue in Bangladesh. Dhaka: Institute of Culture and Development Research, (ICDR), 2012, pp.: 31-46.
  5. “Of Hosting and Hurting: Crises in Co-existence with Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh” in N. Uddin edited To Host or To Hurt: Counter-narratives on Rohingya Refugee Issue in Bangladesh. Dhaka: Institute of Culture and Development Research, (ICDR), 2012, pp.: 83-98.
  6. “Durkhiem” in Avenel Companions to Social Theorists, edited by Pradip Basu. West Bengal, India: Avenel Publishers, February 2011, pp.: 293-306.
  7. “Questioning the Unquestioned Truth: A Case Study of Ethnic Integration in Bangladesh” (co-authored with Mahfuza Akhter) in Zahidul Islam and Hasan Shafie edited Anthropology on Move. 2005. Dhaka: Department of Anthropology at the University of Dhaka, pp.: 459-478.
  8. “An Overview on Ecological Anthropology: Theories, Methodologies, Concepts and Issues” in Nasir Uddin, Shahed Hasan and Ansarul Karim edited Environmental Issues in Bangladesh: An Anthropological Perspective. 2002. Dhaka: Environmental Conservation Management Center (COMAC), pp.: 124-142.

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