The Department of Sociology, School of Social Sciences (SSS), University of Hyderabad (UoH) in association with the National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad and SOAS, University of London organized a three-day international conference on the theme, ‘State and Society in Contemporary India’ in the Department of Sociology, SSS, UoH during March 24 to 26, 2022.
The highlight of the conference was a special lecture by Prof. T. K. Oommen that focused on the intricate relationship between state, society and nation. The conference was also an occasion to honour the singular contribution of Prof. T. K. Oommen to the development of sociology as a discipline and political sociology as a field of enquiry. The participants included key sociologists, anthropologists, political scientists and historians from different universities and institutions of the country. Citizenship and orientation of the Indian state, identity mobilizations, charisma and social movements, domination and authority, the socio-political and cultural processes of otherisation, law, its framing and manifestations were some of the issues that were deliberated at length during the conference.
Earlier inaugural addresses were delivered by Prof. Sujata Patel and Prof. Nandini Sundar and the conference witnessed enthusiastic participation of students and faculty of UoH and NALSAR.
About University of Hyderabad
The University of Hyderabad is an institute of post-graduate teaching and research. The school was established by an act of the Parliament of India in 1974 as a Central University. Over the years, it has emerged as a top ranking institute of higher education and research in India. The university also offers courses under distance learning programs. The university is a member of the ‘Association of Indian Universities’ (AIU), the ‘Association of Commonwealth Universities’ (ACU) and ‘International Council for Distance Education’. An Academic Staff College has been functioning on the university campus since 1988 under the UGC scheme for improving the standards of teaching in colleges and universities. The college organizes orientation and refresher courses for college and university teachers.
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