Department of Political Science, Jamia Hamdard (Deemed University)
Research Keywords: Contemporary Indian politics; caste; Dalit mobilization; Hindu nationalism; West Bengal
Ayan Guha currently teaches Political Science at Jamia Hamdard (Deemed University), New Delhi, India. He has written extensively on politics of caste and religion in India. His recent book titled The Curious Trajectory of Caste in West Bengal Politics: Chronicling Continuity and Change (Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2022) is the first major book length work on the politics of caste in post-colonial West Bengal. His recent article has also featured in the Handbook on Racial Inequality, Xenophobia and Populism: All Forms of Discrimination in the United States and Around the Globe (Geneva: Springer). His research articles and reviews have appeared in reputed journals such as Contemporary South Asia (Routledge), Economic and Political Weekly, Contemporary Voice of Dalit (Sage), International Journal of Discrimination and the Law (Sage), Verfassung und Recht in Übersee / Law and Politics in Africa, Asia and Latin America (Nomos), Studies in Indian Politics (Sage), Democratization (Routledge) and South Asia Research (Sage). He is currently co-editing a volume on the recent rise of the politics of Hindu nationalism in eastern region of India.