Jawaharlal Nehru University
Centre for Political Studies – Centre for the Study of Law and Governance – Centre for the Study of Regional Development

Asha Sarangi

Professor at the Centre for Political Studies

Asha Sarangi is Professor at the Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India. She obtained her Ph.D. from the department of Political Science at the University of Chicago. She was the recipient of national scholarship by the Government of India to pursue her doctoral degree abroad. She has held various fellowships including the junior fellowship of the American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS).  She was also awarded Junior Fellowship by the department of culture of Government of India and the Social Scientist Award under the Indo-French cultural exchange programme.  She was also invited to be a Global Partner for the Swiss National Science Foundation Funded project in Geneva, Switzerland.  In 2016, she was invited as a visiting professor at the Centre for South Asian Studies of the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.  The main areas of her interest are political and cultural economy of development in modern India, state and development in India, identity and politics in South Asia and more specifically the politics of linguistic nationalism in modern India. She has written extensively on areas of language, nationalism, state formation and identity construction in edited volumes and various journals. She has contributed more than two dozen articles in peer-reviewed journals and edited volumes on issues related to the politics of language, nationalism, minority representation, linguistic identity in colonial India and the states reorganization in independent India. She has also supervised more than fifty M.Phil and Ph.D theses.