Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

Assistant Professor Prashant Negi



Theory of Social Exclusion
Development Theory
Culture of Inclusion, Marginality and Deprivation
Challenges of Transformation and Change
Subaltern Studies focusing on issues of Casts and Tribes
Social Psychology of Discrimination and Humiliation

Short CV

Prashant Negi is Assistant Professor, Dr. K. R. Narayanan Centre for Dalit & Minorities Studies and Programme on Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India. He is currently the Baden- Württemberg Fellow at the South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University. He has been educated at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and St. Stephen's College, Delhi. Previously, he was Editor and Associate Fellow, Indian Institute for Dalit Studies, New Delhi besides having taught Sociology at an under-graduate level. He is presently Editor designate, Journal of Social Exclusion. Some of his recent publications include Dalits in India (with Sukhadeo Thorat et al, Sage: 2009) and Reservation in the Private Sector - Quest for Equal Opportunity and Growth (with Sukhadeo Thorat and Aryama, Rawat Publications, 2005). He has also translated Meri Katha - Dalit Yatna and Sangarsh by Martin Macwan into English as My Story - Dalit Atrocities, Struggles and Future (translated and edited, Forthcoming). He has published extensively on subjects related to his topical interests and is presently working on theory of social exclusion and its application to understanding the structural contexts of marginality in India and also on the social psychology of discrimination and humiliation with an emphasis on reproduction of inferiority and its internalization.

  • A Tale Begun in Other Days: Understanding Caste as Social Exclusion in India by Prashant Negi, Heidelberg Papers in South Asian and Comparative Politics, Paper No. 62, May 2011.
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