Nani Gopal Mahanta

Prof Nani G. Mahanta. Ph d

  • Professor and Head of the department of Political Science Gauhati University, Assam, India.
  • Coordinator, Peace and Conflict Studies, Gauhati University. ( UGC Innovative project from (2004-2009)
  • Director, Global Studies Centre, Gauhati University


    Rotary World Peace Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, 2002-2004 to study Issues of Peace and Conflict Resolution and governance.
  • Award:
    ERDF award of Excellence 2009 for creating Public awareness about civic and social rights and responsibilities. The award was given by Dr Rong Bong Terang , president, Asom Sahitya Sabha on 28th April, 2009.
  • Single Authored Book:
  1. ‘Confronting the State: ULFA’s quest for Sovereignty’, Sage, New York and New Delhi, 2013. ISBN: 978-81-321-0704-0(HB)
  2. Two books on Higher Secondary Political Science (Political Theory and Indian Constitution) with Dr Arup J Chaudhury (for class XI & XII). Assam Book Depot, 1998.
  • Major  publications  (journal and chapters in selected volumes)
  1. ‘Politics of Space and Violence in Bodoland’ (Special Article) in Economic and Political Weekly (EPW), Vol. XLVIII No 23, June 8, 2013.ISSN- 0012-9976
  2. ‘Politics of Peace –making in Assam’-in Economic and Political Weekly (EPW) , January,1, 2005. ISSN- 0012-9976
  1. ‘Shifting of Traditional Vote Base to BJP’-Lok sabha elections in Assam , Economic and Political Weekly (EPW), Vol. XLIX No 35, August 30, 2014. ISSN- 0012-9976