Dr. Sufiya Pathan

Assistant Professor
  • MA., MPhil., PhD., Post-doc.
  • Academic Experience - 12 Years

Research Details

Currently running an International Research (cum teaching) project:
  • Jean Monnet Module titled ‘India-Europe Relations and Diversity Management’ Co-participant in an international research cum policy framework project :
  • British Academy International Challenges 2017 project titled ‘Designed to Fail? Foundations of the Laws on Caste in India, the United Kingdom, the European Union and the United Nations’


  • Co-edited Western Foundations of the Caste System, with Dunkin Jalki, Martin Farek and Prakash Shah (2017 Palgrave Macmillan)
  • “On the Difficulty of Refuting or Confirming the Arguments about Caste System”, co-authored with Dunkin Jalki, Theatrum Historiae 17, 2015, pp. 37-61
  • “When Communalism is not Religious Antagonism: The Hidden Assumptions in the Colonial Conception of Communalism”, Journal of Contemporary Thought, No. 41, Summer 2015, pp. 117-135
  • “Re-examining Communalism” in Pragmata: Journal of Human Sciences, Vol. 2. Issue 2, June 2014, pp. 77-84 (http://journal.tumkuruniversity.ac.in/)
  • ‘Re-examining Communalism’ translated into Kannada and published in an anthology titled Sampreethi, June 2010

Paper Presentations:

  • International conference, ‘Rethinking Religion in India III’ held at Pardubice, Czech Republic in October 2011. Paper title – ‘Secularism: the Indian Trajectory’
  • International conference ‘Rethinking Religion in India II’ held at New Delhi in January 2009. Paper title – ‘Imperialism of categories: Colonialism as a network of normative inferences’
  • Presented two papers at the Annual Education Workshop organized by Dr. Narahari Rao, University of Saarbrucken, Germany
  • in partnership with CSCS, Bangalore in 2005. Paper titled ‘Sir Syyed Ahmed Khan and the question of a ‘useful education’
  • in partnership with Hyderabad Central University in 2007. Paper titled ‘The idea of the intellectual in Sir Syyed’s educational discourse’
  • International conference on Indic Civilisations, organized by CSDS, Delhi in December 2005. Paper titled ‘The Communal Condition’ at the
  • Young Researcher’s Conference, CSCS, Bangalore, presented a paper titled “The Enigmatic Birth of ‘Communalism’” in November 2004
  • ‘Articulating under-graduate Spaces’ held at Christ College, Bangalore. Presented a paper titled ‘Vocationalising Media Education at the under-graduate level: BMM, a case study’ in August 2002

Awards and Achievements

  • Received the Svagata fellowship for Post-doctoral research at the Department of Religious Studies, University of Pardubice. September 2014 to June 2015
  • Secured Paul Foundation research grant of Rs. 1 Lakh, fifty thousand towards archival research at the National Archives, Delhi and the Oriental and India Records Collection, British Library, London in 2005