Mithilesh Kumar Jha 

Mithilesh Kumar Jha 

Assistant Professor 
Education: PhD
Political Science
jhamk21@iitg.ac.in
+91 361 2582581
Room No: 104
Personal Website

Research Interests: Political thought, theory, and Indian politics

Journal Publications


1. Mithilesh Kumar Jha, "Maithili in the Digital Space", Seminar, vol.June 742, Issue no.742, pp.53-57 [2021]

2. Mithilesh Kumar Jha, "Jason Keith Fernandes, Citizenship in a Caste Polity: Religion, Language and Belonging in Goa", Studies in Indian Politics, vol.9, Issue no.1, pp.134-135 [2021], DOI: 10.1177/2321023021999189

3. Mithilesh Kumar Jha, "A Multilingual Nation: Translation and Language Dynamic in Inida ed. by Rita Kothari, Language and Translation in a Multilingual Nation", Economic and Political Weekly, Sameeksha Trust, vol.LV, Issue no.14, pp.27-29, ISBN.2349 [2020]

4. Mithilesh Kumar Jha, "An English Made in India: How A Foreign Language Became Local by Kalpana Mohan, Indian English: Becoming Local?", The Book Review, The Book Review Literary Trust, vol.XLIV, Issue no.5, pp.32-33 [2020]

5. Mithilesh Kumar Jha, "Bhasha Aandolan Aur Bharatiya Lokatantra", Sablog [2019]

6. Mithilesh Kumar Jha, "Political Violence in Ancient India by Upinder Singh. Harvard University Press, Delhi, 2017.", Seminar [2018]

7. Mithilesh Kumar Jha, "Feature Essay, Language Movement and Democracy in India", The London School of Economics and Political Science Review of Books, LSE [2018]

8. Mithilesh Kumar Jha, "Maithili Movement: Historical Roots and Contemporary Challenges", Madhubani Literature Festival 2018 [2018]

9. Mithilesh Kumar Jha, "Which way will the wind blow in the Karnataka elctions?", Qrius [2018]

10. Mithilesh Kumar Jha, "Could Vajpayee's death be a post-Gandhian moment for Indian politics?", Qrius [2018]

11. Mithilesh Kumar Jha, "Neo-Liberal Transformations and Challenges of Governing India", Economic and Political Weekly, Sameeksha Trust, vol.53, Issue no.47 [2018]

12. Mithilesh Kumar Jha, "Performing Politics: Media Interviews, Debates and Press Conferences by Geoffrey Craig, Polity, 2016", The London School of Economics and Political Science Review of Books, LSE [2017]

13. Mithilesh Kumar Jha, "Challenges of Governing India: Asymmetries of Ideas and Frameworks by Ranabir Samaddar, Ideas and Frameworks of Governing India", Economic and Political Weekly, Sameeksha Trust, vol.LII, Issue no.49, pp.40-42, ISBN.2349-8846 [2017]

14. Mithilesh Kumar Jha, "India and the Islamic Heartlands: An Eighteenth-Century World of Circulation and Exchange by Gagan D.S. Good, Cambridge University Press, 2016", The London School of Economics and Political Science Review of Books, LSE [2016]

15. Mithilesh Kumar Jha, "Jyotirmaya Tripathy and Sudarsan Padmanabhan, eds. The Democratic Predicament: Cultural Diversity in Europe and India, New Delhi: Routledge, 2013", Studies in Indian Politics, Sage, vol.4, Issue no.1, pp.128-130, ISBN.2321-0230] [2016]

16. Mithilesh Kumar Jha, "Benign Violence: Education In and Beyond the Age of Reason, by Ansgar Allen, Palgrave Macmillan, 2015", The London School of Economics and Political Science Review of Books, LSE [2016]

17. Mithilesh Kumar Jha, "Ethnic Identity, Regional Aspirations and Democratic Participation: A Comparative Analysis of Assam and Manipur", Rabindra Bharati Journal of Political Science, Rabindra Bharati University, vol.XI, pp.84-95, ISBN.2398-8218 [2016]

Book Chapter


1. Mithilesh Kumar Jha , "The Nation and Its Margins: Rethinking Community eds. by Aditi Chandra and Vinita Chandra " , Historical Narratives and the Imaginary of Community Identity: Mithila in Some Key Historical Texts , Cambridge Scholar Publishers ISBN.978-1-5275-4018-7, pp.33-46, [2019]

2. Mithilesh Kumar Jha, "Daya Krishna" , Modern South Asian Thinkers , Sage Publications , [2018]

3. Mithilesh Kumar Jha, "Bimal Krishna Matilal" , Modern South Asian Thinkers , Sage Publications , [2018]

4. Mithilesh Kumar Jha, "Bihar Mei Bhashai Rajaniti: Maithili Bhasha Aur Andolan" , Bharatiya Bhasha Loka Sarvekshan: Bihar Kee Bhashayen, Volume - 6, Part - 1 , Orient Blackswan ISBN.978-93-86689-04-7, [2017]

Books


1. Mithilesh Kumar Jha, "Language Politics and Public Sphere in North India: Making of the Maithili Movement", Oxford University Press, ISBN.9780199479344 [2018]

1

Introduction to Western Political Thought
Funding Agency : NPTEL
Principal Investigator: Mithilesh Kumar Jha
Co-investigator:
Duration/Starting Year: 0000-00-00 to 0000-00-00
Status: Ongoing

2

Social and Political Imaginaries in the Vernacular: Notions of Desha and Samaj in Early Twentieth Century Mithila (1905-1940)
Funding Agency : IITG
Principal Investigator: Mithilesh Kumar Jha
Co-investigator:
Duration/Starting Year: 01-05-2016 to 01-06-2018
Status: Completed

3

Introduction to Modern Indian Political Thought
Funding Agency : NPTEL
Principal Investigator: Mithilesh Kumar Jha
Co-investigator:
Duration/Starting Year: 0000-00-00 to 0000-00-00
Status: Completed

4

Introduction to Political Theory
Funding Agency : NPTEL
Principal Investigator: Mithilesh Kumar Jha
Co-investigator:
Duration/Starting Year: 0000-00-00 to 0000-00-00
Status: Completed

5

Political Parties and Party System in India
Funding Agency : IITK/MHRD GOI DTH Channel - 16
Principal Investigator: Mithilesh Kumar Jha
Co-investigator:
Duration/Starting Year: 0000-00-00 to 0000-00-00
Status: Completed

Sl.No Name Thesis Title PhD Status
1 Tulika Kumar Social Capital, Place Attachment and Flood Risk Perception: A Study of Kosi River Basin in Bihar Submission
2 Shubhalikha Boruah Language politics and the making of an ‘official state language’: Language movements in Assam since independence APR2
3 Sumit Kumar Sarma Encountering State: A Study of State-Society Interface in the Tea-Garden Community of the Brahmaputra Valley, Assam
4 Prarthana Dutta APR1
5 Ritika Khatri
6 Mayank Parmar
Sl.No Name Year Dissertation Title
1 ANKIT PAL 2020 Voter Education and Electoral Participation: A Case Study of SVEEP Programme
2 Vaishnav Mishra 2020 Electoral Campaign of the BJP and the INC in General Election 2014 and 2019: A Study in Varanasi Constituency
3 Dedchung narzy 2019 Rise of BJP in Assam: A case study of BJP-AGP-BPF Alliance
4 Sajal 2019 Land and Politics of Development : A Case study of santhal Pargana division(Jharkhand)
5 Siddharth Kumar 2018 General Election 2014:A Study of ?Fake? News and ?Paid? News Syndrome in India
6 Supriya Bawlari 2018 Local Self Government and political empowerment of women: A case study of tribal (Sonowal- Kachari) women in Tinsukia and Dibrugarh district in Assam

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Patents


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Attended


Title: Democratic Politics, Nationalism, and Vernacular Spheres in North India

Name of Conference: 26th World Congress of Political Science

International Political Science Association, Virtual Jul 10, 2021 - Jul 15, 2021 International View
Title: Mahatma Gandhi and the Idea of Swaraj

Name of Conference: Mapping the Global Legacy of the Mahatma: Reflections on Politics, Religion, and Culture

Department of Political Science, ZHDC, University of Delhi, Delhi Jan 20, 2024 - Jan 20, 2025 International
Title: Language Politics, Public Sphere and Making of Democratic India

Name of Conference: The Idea of India: Intellectual Traditions in Indian Studies

UGC-HRDC, Panjab University Chandigarh, Chandigarh Mar 18, 2018 - Mar 19, 2019 National
Title: Print and Public Sphere in North India

Name of Conference: Book History in North East India

Department of Cultural Studies, Tezpur University, Tezpur Feb 11, 2019 - Feb 12, 2019 National
Title: Indic Traditions of Political Thought in Medieval India: Some Methodological Challenges

Name of Conference: Ways of Seeing: Critical Questions on Indian Political Thought

Zakir Husain Delhi College, University of Delhi, Delhi Mar 8, 2016 - Mar 8, 2016 National
Title: Colonial Discourse on History and Representation of the Self: Mithila in Some Key Historical Texts (

Name of Conference: Eighth Conference on East-West Intercultural Relations, Reconsidering Cultural Ideologies and Identi

University of California Merced and Ramjas College, University of Delhi, Delhi Mar 17, 2016 - Mar 18, 2016 International
Title: British Rule and the Classifications of Indian Languages: Debates over Classical vs Vernacular and O

Name of Conference: 22nd Himalayan Language Symposium

Department of Humanities and Social Sciences and Centre for Linguistic Science and Technology, IIT G, Guwahati Jun 8, 2016 - Jun 10, 2016 International
Title: Language, Religion, Caste and Conceptions of ‘Desha’ (Nation): Re-examining the politics of Hind

Name of Conference: The 19th International Conference on Conceptual History on Key Concepts in Times of Crisis

Aarhus University, Aarhus , Denmark Sep 14, 2016 - Sep 16, 2016 International
Title: Daya Krishna

Name of Conference: Reimagining South Asia: An Exploration into the History of Ideas

Department of Political Science, University of Delhi, Delhi Jul 20, 2018 - Jul 20, 2018 National
Title: Bimal Kumar Matilal

Name of Conference: Reimagining South Asia: An Exploration into the History of Ideas

Department of Political Science, University of Delhi, Delhi Jul 20, 2018 - Jul 20, 2018 National

Invited


Title: Redrawing the Domestic Paradigm: Family Bonding, Gender Concerns & Health Issues amidst Covid-19

Name of Conference: 2 Days International Webinar

Post Graduate Govt. College, Sec-11, Chandigarh Jul 16, 2020 - Jul 17, 2020 International

Attended


Name of Invited Lecture:

Nov 30, -0001 - Nov 30, -0001 National
Title: Hind Swaraj and Gandhian Ideal of Swaraj

Name of Invited Lecture:

Department of Political Science, Handique Girls College, Guwahati, Assam Oct 19, 2001 - Oct 19, 2001 National
Title: Fighting Covid19: Role of the State and Community

Name of Invited Lecture:

Department of Political Science, Bodoland University, Assam May 23, 2020 - May 23, 2020 National
Title: Political Thought and Ideology

Name of Invited Lecture:

Faculty of Law, Marwadi University, Rajkot, Gujarat Apr 18, 2020 - Apr 18, 2020 National
Title: Maithili Movement: Historical Roots and Contemporary Challenges

Name of Invited Lecture: Madhubani Literature Festival

Madhubani Literature Festival, Rajnagar, Madhubani Dec 19, 2018 - Dec 21, 2018 National
Title: Language, Print and Public Sphere

Name of Invited Lecture:

Perspective, Indian Institute of Information Technology Guwahati, Guwahati Feb 22, 2019 - Feb 22, 2019 National
Title: Ambedkar’s Approach to Politics and Annihilation of Caste

Name of Invited Lecture:

Intuition Study Circle, TISS Guwahati, Guwahati Dec 5, 2017 - Dec 5, 2017 National
Title: Politics: What is it and why do we need it?

Name of Invited Lecture: Discussion

Litsoc & Debsoc IIT Guwahati, New SAC, Conference Room, IIT Guwahati Aug 18, 2018 - Aug 18, 2018 National
Title: Language Politics in India and the Hindi Heartland: Making of the Maithili Movement

Name of Invited Lecture: Mapping Knowledge and Practice in Contemporary India

Centre for Political Studies, JNU, Delhi Sep 18, 2011 - Sep 18, 2011 National
Title: Qualitative research: critical perspectives

Name of Invited Lecture: Two-Week Workshop on Capacity Building Programme for Faculty Members in Social Sciences

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati Mar 18, 2012 - Mar 18, 2012 National
Title: Qualitative research: positivism and interpretive approaches

Name of Invited Lecture: Two-Week Workshop on Capacity Building Programme for Faculty Members in Social Sciences

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati Mar 18, 2012 - Mar 18, 2012 National
Title: Hermeneutics

Name of Invited Lecture: Research Method Course/SPSS/Capacity Building for PhD Scholars in Social Science

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati Mar 22, 2016 - Mar 22, 2016 National

Attended


Title: ‘Meet the Author’

Name of Others: Book Discussion

Rickshaw: A Students’ Collective, Oxford University Press and South Asian University, Delhi Sep 10, 2018 - Sep 10, 2018 National
Title: Making of the Maithili Movement

Name of Others: Book Discussion

CSDS & OUP Delhi, Delhi Mar 28, 2018 - Mar 28, 2018 National
Title: Language Politics and Public Sphere in North India

Name of Others: Book Discussion

Dept of HSS, IIT Guwahat, Guwahati Mar 16, 2018 - Mar 16, 2018 National