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ICCR Chair Professor, Indian Council for Cultural Relations
Pralay Kanungo

Prof. dr Pralay Kanungo is currently the ICCR Chair for the Study of Contemporary India at IIAS / LIAS. Before coming to Leiden he was Professor and Chair, Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has been a Fellow at Nehru Memorial Museum and Library and Visiting Professor  at Maison des Sciences De L'Homme, Paris. Kanungo is the author of RSS's Tryst with Politics: From Hedgewar to Sudarshan (2002) and co-edited The Cultural Entrenchment of Hindutva (2011), Public Hinduisms (2012) and Politics of Ethnicity in India, Nepal and China (forthcoming 2013). He is the Principal Indian collaborator of India-Europe research Networking Project on Electoral Changes in Urban and Rural India


  • Indian Politics

Country of origin


Period of stay at IIAS

01/09/2013 to 30/06/2017

Research topic

Indian Politics: Institutions, Processes, and State Politics, Religion and Politics, Ethnic and Communal Conflicts, Indigenous Communities, Political Anthropology, Indian Diaspora

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