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Monday, December 15, 2014

Two Day National Seminar on Identity Politics: Power and protest from the margins, 17-18\12\2014

Two-Day National Seminar

Identity Politics: Power and Protest from the Margins
17-18 December 2014
Sponsored by UGC
Organised by Department of Political Science
Government Brennen College,
Re-accredited by NAAC with “A” Grade
Affiliated to Kannur University Kerala, India.

Hindi Seminar Hall
Day 17 December 2014
8.30. a .m
9. a. m
Session I- Pre-inaugural session
Chair: Dr. Hebbar Illath, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Hindi, GBC

1. Luluva PT, Dept. of Political Science, Govt. College Madappally
Identity of identity politics: An ecological approach
2. Shalu Runthala, Politics and International Studies, Pondicherry University
Attitude of Indian society towards woman: Pre & post rape scenario
3.  Renoj N K, CPS, JNU, New Delhi
Movement and Protest of Marginalized Identity in India: Case of Disables

Discussion: 10.15-10.30 a.m.
Vote of Thanks: Sinju N Kumar

Inaugural Session II.  10.30 a.m. – 11.15 a.m
Welcome                             : Biju P R, Assistant Professor in Political Science, GBC.
Presidential Address      : Dr. N Leena, Principal, GBC.  
Inaugural Address           : D. G Gopakumar
Vice Chancellor, Central University of Kerala
Felicitations                        :Dr. N Haridas, Associate Professor and HoD, GBC.
                                                :Prashobith. K. P. (PTA) GBC
:Representative, College Union, GBC
Vote of Thanks                 : Vinaya Lal, Assistant Professor in Journalism, GBC

Tea break- 11.15-11.20 a. m  

Session III. 11.20 am to 12.45p.m.
Chair: Dr. Efthikar Ahamed B, Writer, and Assistant Professor in English, KMMGWC, Kannur

1. Sister Jesme, Author, Timeline Activist and
Retired Professor
A talk on Facebook page “Njanum Oru Sthree”. (I too am a woman)
3. Chayanika Saxena, Research and Teaching Fellow, Ashoka University
Oppression Subverted through Identities Reversed: Challenging the Hierarchized Gender and Caste identities in the Hindu Society through Re-telling of Mythological Folklore
3. Sanil T Sunny, Research Scholar, Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady
Widening the Horizon: On the Access of Dalit Women to Education

Discussion 12.45. am – 1.  p. m
Vote of Thanks: Nijesh M V

Lunch Break.1. p. m to 1.45. p. m

Session IV. 1.45. p. m

Chair: Prof. K. Balan, Principal, Govt. College Madappally

1. Civic Chandran, Writer, Activist and Speaker
Inquilab to chumbilab: who's afraid of veg politics
2. Adarsh V K, Timeline Activist, Speaker and Writer  
From print reading to e-reading
3. Suparna Bannerjee, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore
Protest against exploitation: A Naxalites perspective

Vote of Thanks: Ayish Shifa

Day 18 December 2014

Session V. 9.30-10.30

Chair. Dr. M. Ramakrishnan, Speaker, Writer and Associate Professor, (Rtd)

1. N P Chekkutty, Author and Journalist
Identity and social assertion: How different voices converge

Discussion 10.30-10.45 a. m
Vote of Thanks: Kiran Raj

Session VI. 10.45 - 12.45. p. m
Chair: Falgunan Kunnapadi, HoD, Dept. of Economics, GBC

1. M. Mayilvaganan, PhD, National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS)Bangalore
The politics of identities in divided societies: the case of Sri Lanka
2. Shibu M P, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, VTM NSS College,
Identity Securitisation and the Exclusion of Marginalised in Neo-liberal India
3. Gayathri Baiju, Dept. of Journalism, St. Joseph's College, Devagiri, Calicut
The rice bucket challenge – purpose, politics and effect
4. Sreenish Thaiavalppil, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Politics Science, S N College, Chempazhanthy, Thiruvananthapuram
Identity Politics and Social Media: Reclaiming identity in the context of Social Media

Discussion 12.45 – 1 p. m
Vote of Thanks: Jershina Sherin

Lunch Break.1. p. m to 1.45. p. m.

Session VII. 1.45.p.m- 3.15

Chair. Dr. Sabu Thomas, Assistant Professor in Political Science, Govt. College Madapally

1. Prof. H.C. Lohithaswa, Principal, Sri D Devaraja Urs. Govt. First Grade College, Hunsur, Karnataka
New Social Movements in Karnataka
2. Anil Kumar C V, Anilkumar. C.V, Research Scholar, Political Science, University of Kerala
A distraction from the mainstream: Mapping the life scenario of “Theyyam” performers in north Malabar
3. Rose Mary, Assistant Professor of Political Science, School of Distance Education, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram
The Politics of Environmental Movements in Kerala: An Appraisal
4. Gayathri O, Teacher Fellow, University of Kerala
Analyzing women’s movement in Kerala
Discussion. 3.15 – 3.30 p. m
Vote of Thanks: Ashmitha G P

Valedictory Session 3. 30 -

Thursday, October 2, 2014

What I have published!


Biju P R



Clicking alone: Myth of social media politics (Under Copy Editing in the Press) The book is  dispelling social media myth in India!

Political Internet: Decoding mechanics of change in social media age (Under Peer Review) The book is about social change in India through social media! 

Edited Book


“Politics of Clicktivism” (Ed)
Proceedings of the Three Day National Seminar on Politics and Social Media: Commons in the Space Online, October 12-14, 2011,Sponsored by UGC.

Articles and Book Chapters


The social politics 2014
South Asia Politics, R.N.I. No.: DELENG/2002/6815, Vol. 12, No.13, September 2014, pp.38-40

Expatriates move on to social media for bonding capital
South Asia Politics, R.N.I. No.: DELENG/2002/6815, Vol. 12, No.12, April 2014, pp.28-30

Social media and social capital
South Asia Politics, R.N.I. No.: DELENG/2002/6815, Vol. 12, No.11, March 2014, pp.33-35

Pedagogy of the oppressed
South Asia Politics, R.N.I. No.: DELENG/2002/6815, Vol. 12, No. 10, February 2014, pp. 16-19

Growing gossip culture in social media
South Asia Politics, R.N.I. No.: DELENG/2002/6815, Vol. 12, No. 9 January 2014, pp. 18-21


Social media under gunpoint
South Asia Politics, R.N.I. No.: DELENG/2002/6815, Vol. 12, No. 8, December 2013

Atoms to bits: Politics and protest in Internet India
Polit Book, Institute of Social and Political Sciences, Russia, ISSN 2227-1538, eISSN 2307-4590, 2013- NO. 2, pp. 8-23 (http://j.politbook.ru/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=118%3Apolitbook-2013-2-200-p&catid=42%3A2012-12-17-19-12-28&Itemid=186&lang=en)

Digitalising Political Identity
South Asia Politics, R.N.I. No.: DELENG/2002/6815,Vol.12, No.4 pp.39-41

Social Media Regulation
South Asia Politics, R.N.I. No.: DELENG/2002/6815,Vol.12, July 2013, pp. 39-42

The Wired Politics: Shrinking Internet Public in India
South Asia Politics, R.N.I. No.: DELENG/2002/6815,Vol.11, No.9, January 2013.pp17-20


Democratizing Democracy: Women Reservation in India and beyond?
South Asia Politics, R.N.I. No.: DELENG/2002/6815,Vol.11, No.8, Dec 2012.pp38-41

The Mediated Public: Social Media and hate Space
South Asia Politics, R.N.I. No.: DELENG/2002/6815,Vol.11, No.6, Oct 2012.pp24-28

Rise of “Mouse Click” Politics.
South Asia Politics, R.N.I. No.: DELENG/2002/6815,Vol.11, No.1, May 2012.pp 33-38

Towards Online Activism and Public Sphere in India
Indian Journal of Political Science, ISSN NO 0019-5510,Volume LXXII,No.2,April-June 2011,pp 477-488 

Public Sphere Online: Online Social Networking in India. A Methodological Enquiry for Space and Commons.
Brennen Journal of Multi-disciplinary Studies, ISSN NO 2231 -5489 Series VI, 2011, pp 65 -80, (www.linkedin.com/redir/redirect?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ebrennencollege%2Eorg%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2013%2F01%2Fbrennen-journal-of-multidisciplinary-studies2011pdf-combined%2Epdf&urlhash=sRSY&trk=prof-publication-title-link)

Delocating the Space of Women’s Movement in Kerala’s Public Sehere.
Brennen Journal of Multi-disciplinary Studies, ISSN NO 2231 -5489 Series VI, 2011, pp 81-89, (www.linkedin.com/redir/redirect?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ebrennencollege%2Eorg%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2013%2F01%2Fbrennen-journal-of-multidisciplinary-studies2011pdf-combined%2Epdf&urlhash=sRSY&trk=prof-publication-title-link)

Book Chapters
Collective Action in Internet: A glimpse of Greenpeace’ Online Activism in India.
Proceedings of the UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Beyongd Margins and New Social Movements ,organized by Department of History ,Sir Syed College,Taliparamba on 16 March 2011.


Emission Trading and India’s Foreign Policy

Popular Magazines, Newspapers, Web Journals


Is Modi government an old wine packed in a new bottle?

Marketing politics: rise of political consultancies

Social media fragments electoral politics
Opinion article published on Millennium Post, on 29 March 2014, In Focus: P. 9 (http://www.millenniumpost.in/NewsContent.aspx?NID=55456)

The wall battalions: Facebook in 16th General Election

Revenge porn: A way online platforms are being misused

Political power of social media is a myth(Part I &II)

How democratic is the democratic potential of Internet?

Political conspiracies in the fifth e-state

Celebrity culture among the political class

The politics of education 2.0


Same sex love and future of queer activism in India

Gossip and hate diffuse in social media sites

Can social media create social capital for India?
Article posted on (http://indiaopines.com/social-media-create-social-capital-india/#!), on 10 December 2013

Social media and the Indian middle class

Leveraging social media for digital agora

Class basis of social media politics

Anxieties of Indian democracy

Expatriates build bonding capital through social media
Article published in Indiaopines.com, (http://indiaopines.com/expatriates-building-bonding-capital-social-media/#comments), 30 November 2013

Little platoons: Intellectual loneliness in fifth e-state

Article published in Indiaopines.com, (http://indiaopines.com/cell-phones-activism-pockets/) 19 November 2013
Shrinking fifth E-state constituencies

Social Media: The ghettos of Indian middle class,
 Article published on

Social media under fire in electoral heat

Connecting Alone: India's life style activism in social web

Digital Diva: Women sexuality and Indian Internet

Why Social media must be regulated?

Hate or love: What we click on the social media?

Personalised Political Dissent in Social Web
Article published on (http://www.countercurrents.org/biju200813.htm), 20 August 2013

Indian Politics warming up to social media

Government 2.0 in India

Is our political class credible?


Internet activism is a myth

The wired politics: Shrinking Internet public in India