Centre for Community Organisation and Development Practice


Cover Page: Traversing Bihar: The Politics of Development and Social Justice

Prof. P.K. Shajahan [ View Profile ]

  • Shajahan P.K. and Lars Hulgard, Institutionalisation of People Centred Social Innovation in Kudumbashree, Kerala (forthcoming).
  • Singla, Rashmi, P.K. Shajahan and Sujata Sriram, (Indian) Diasporic Communities: Transforming Belongings, Marginalities and Transnationalism (forthcoming).
  • Shajahan, P.K. and Nadiya Marakkath, Social Enterprise Models in India: Nature, Identity and Challenges (forthcoming)
  • Regional Cooperation Newsletter (Special Issue), Mumbai: International Council on Social Welfare, Mar. 2016.
  • Regional Cooperation Newsletter (Special Issue), Mumbai: International Council on Social Welfare, Aug. 2015. (Co-editor).
  • Regional Cooperation Newsletter (Special Issue), Mumbai: International Council on Social Welfare, Dec. 2015. (Co-editor).
  • Jha, Manish K, P.K. Shajahan and Mouleshri Vyas (2014), Biopolitics and Urban Governmentality In: S. Mezzandra, J Reid and R Samaddar (eds), Biopolitics and Development: Reading Michael Foucault in the Postcolonial Present, New Delhi, Springer.
  • Shajahan P.K. and Pooja Sharma (2014), Inequalities in India: Tracing the Trajectories and Challenges, Draft Report on Inequality in India for the Global Agenda Programme of the International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW Global).

Prof. Manish K. Jha [ View Profile ]


  • Traversing Bihar: Politics of Social Justice and Development. New Delhi:Orient BlackSwan. 2014.
  • Human Rights: Agencies and Agenda, Saloni Publications, New Delhi, 2003.


  • 'Migrant Crisis': Crisis, Othering and Border Walls in Mainstream Western Media Discourse". Refugee Watch, 49, June 2017. Pp 42-61
  • Homeless Migrants in Mumbai: Life and Labour in Urban Space. Economic and Political Weekly. Vol LI, Nos 26 &27. June 25-July 2.Pp 67-77. 2016
  • Community organising and political agency: changing community development subjects in India in Rosie R. Meade, Mae Shaw and Sarah Banks (eds.) Politics, power and community development. Bristol: Policy Press. Pp 65-82. 2016.
  • Community Development Practice in India: Interrogating Caste and Common Sense in Mae Shaw and Marjorie Mayo (eds.) Class, Inequality and Community Development. Bristol: Policy press. Pp 93-106. 2016.
  • Liquid Disaster and Frigid Response: Disaster and Social Exclusion. International Social Work Vol. 58(5) 704–716. 2015.
  • Governing Caste and Managing Conflicts: Bihar, 1990-2011, in Ranabir Samaddar (ed.) “Government of Peace: Social Government, Security and the Problematic of Peace”, Surrey: Ashgate Publishing. 2015.
  • Biopolitics and Urban Governmentality in Mumbai in Sanddro Mezzadra and Ranabir Samaddar (eds.) The Biopolitics of Development. Springer India. 2013.
  • The Idea of Identity card(s) and Experiences of Subaltern Mumbai in Atig Ghosh (Ed.) Branding the Migrant. Frontpage Publications. Kolkata. 2013.
  • Disasters: Experiences of Development during the Embankment Years in Bihar in Ranabir Samaddar and Suhit Sen (eds.) New Subjects and New Governance in India. New Delhi: Routledge. 2012.
  • State, Space and Political Subjects: A Case of Special Economic Zones. Indian Journal of Social Work. Vol 73. Issue 2. April 2012. Pp 157-176.
  • Place of Poor in Urban Space. Policies and Practices. Vol 39. No 1. Kolkata: 2011.
  • ‘Human Security Crises in India: From Fiery Field of a Conflict Zone’ in Malcom McIntosh and Alan Hunter (ed.) Perspectives on Human Security. Greenleaf Publishing. Sheffield. 2010.
  • Gulamia Ab Hum Nahi Bajaibo: People’s Expressions for Justice in Jehanabad in Paula Bannerjee and Sajay Chaturvedi (ed.) Marginalities and Justice, Sage Publication. 2009.
  • Food security in Perspective: Significance of Social Action. Community Development Journal. Vol 44, No. 3 Oxford University Press. Pp 351-366. June 2009.
  • ‘Rights Based Approach and Social Work Academia: Challenges and Responsibilities via-a-vis Child Rights’ in Seema Sharma and Manoj K Jha (ed.) In Opposition to Silence. Alternotes Press. New Delhi. 2009.
  • Food Needs Food for Thought: Starving Children under Globalisation. In. K. Satyarthi and B. Zutshi (Eds.), Globalisation, Development and Child Rights, New Delhi : Shipra Publications, 2006, 71-78.
  • Hunger and Starvation Deaths: Call for Public Action,    Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. XXXVII No.52. December 28, 2002- January 3, 2003. Mumbai.
  • Exclusion of Dalits: A Review from Human Rights Perspective,  Contemporary Social Work (Journal), Department of Social Work, Lucknow University, Lucknow Vol. XIX, April 2002.
  • Contentious Politics and Popular Movement: Enigma of Karpoori Thakur (Forthcoming 2018)

Prof. Pushpendra Kumar (Centre faculty from 1 December, 2013 – 1 March, 2015)

  • Homeless Migrants in Mumbai: Life and Labour in Urban Space, Policies and Practices, 73 (1), 1–20, 2015. (Co-author)
  • Peace, Justice, and Governance of Caste. In R. Samaddar (Ed.), Government of Peace: Social Governance, Security, and the Problematic of Peace, Surrey: Ashgate, 2014. (Co-author).
  • Land, Labour and Credit Relations in a Village of Bihar. In M.K. Jha and P. Singh (Eds.), Traversing Bihar: The Politics of Development and Social Justice, Hyderabad: Orient Black Swan, 2014.

Prof. Mouleshri Vyas

  • Shahari Swachhata ka Kendra Bindu: Safai Karamchari, Sadbhavana Sadhna (translations in Hindi, Marathi, and Gujarati), Issue: Ek Shahar ke Do Chehre, 7, 23–25. July 5, 2016.
  • Sharit Bhowmik: Scholar, Teacher, Activist, Economic and Political Weekly, 51 (42), 28–29, 2016. (Co-author) [ISSN: 2349-8846].
  • Sleepless in Mumbai: Spotlight on Elderly Security Guards, Economic and Political Weekly, 51 (26-27), 78–83, 2016. [ISSN: 2349-8846]
  • Labouring Dangerously: Death and Old Age in the Informal Economy in Mumbai City, Policies and Practices, (Special Issue on Cities, Rural Migrants & the Urban Poor-II), No. 73, 15–27, 2015.
  • Transacting the Community Organisation Curriculum in the Classroom as a Social Work Educator, Social Work Journal, 6(1), 22–33, 2015. [ISSN: 0976-5484].
  • Introduction: Urban and Rural Livelihood Strategies. In K. Fakier and E. Ehmke (Eds.), Socio-Economic Insecurity in Emerging Economies, U.K. and New York: Routledge, 2014.
  • Conservancy Work in Mumbai and Johannesburg: Retention at the Periphery. In K. Fakier and E. Ehmke (Eds.), Socio-Economic Insecurity in Emerging Economies, U.K. and New York: Routledge, 2014.

Dr. Rekha Mammen

  • Evolution of a Hinterland: The Case of Uran in North Konkan, Transactions, Vol. 37, No. 1, 2015

Dr. Sohini Sengupta

  • Seeking Refuge in India: Comment on the French Case Study from an Indian Perspective. In B. Schwarzer, U. Kämmerer-Rütten, A. Schleyer-Lindenmann and Y. Wang (Eds.), Transnational Social Work and Social Welfare: Challenges for the Social Work Profession, United Kingdom: Routledge, 2016.
  • Wronged by Development: The Impasse in Development-Human Rights Debate, Journal of the National Human Rights Commission, 14, 331, 2015.