Dr. Salah Punathil

Dr. Salah Punathil


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Dr. Salah Punathil is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at MPI and a permanent faculty (Sociology) at the Centre for Regional Studies, University of Hyderabad. His research interest includes Ethnic Conflicts and Violence in India, Borderlands and Migration, and Muslims in South Asia. His book ‘Interrogating Communalism: Violence, Citizenship, and Minorities in South India’ by Routledge Press is published recently. His current research involves migration, violence and citizenship question in the Assam state of North East India. He has published articles in Journals such as South Asia Research and Contribution to Indian Sociology. Previously, he has taught Sociology at Tezpur University, Assam (September 2011 to June 2014) and Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi (July 2009 to May 2010). Punathil is the recipient of M.N Srinivas Award for Young Indian Sociologist, 2015.



[2018] Interrogating Communalism: Violence, Citizenship and Minorities in South India. Routledge Press. New Delhi.  Link

Research papers published in refereed/peer reviewed /academic journals

From Ethnic Enclave to Ghetto; Violence and Identity among Muslims in South Kerala, Contribution to Indian Sociology, 50 (2), 2016: 187-213.  Link

Kerala Muslims and Shifting Notions of Religion in the Public Sphere, South Asia Research, 33 (1), 2013: 1-20.  Link

Caste and Religion in the Public Sphere: Political Articulation of Community Identities in Colonial Kerala, Indian Journal of Politics and International relations. (3), 2010:153-168.