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Suratha K. Malik Department of Political Science, Vidyasagar University, West Bengal.

Suratha Kumar Malik is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science, Vidyasagar University, West Bengal, since 2012. He has completed his master’s degree and master of philosophy degree from the Centre for Political Studies, JNU, New Delhi, and received his Doctor of Philosophy from Vidyasagar University, West Bengal. He was awarded Dr Harekrushna Mahatab Award, UGC NET, Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Nirman Foundation Fellowship (Lord Bhikhu Parekh endowment). His research interests and specialization include Indian political thought and philosophy, Dalit and tribal issues and politics, social–political movements, marginalization and identity politics. He has three books and more than a dozen of research articles and chapters in different edited books and journals of national and international reputation to his credit, which include SAGE, Springer and so on. He has also presented papers in more than 30 international and national seminars/conferences across the country and abroad, including Imperial College London, Dubai and Malaysia. As the Principal Investigator (PI), he has recently completed the University Grants Commission (New Delhi)- sponsored Major Research Project. Twelve MPhil students have been awarded degree under his supervision. He is the life member and editorial member of different bodies and organizations. Recently, he was awarded with ‘Vivekananda Excellence Award’ for his academic and research contribution (in the category of literature) by Seva Youth Guild, Kolkata (affiliated to the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, NYKS, Government of India).