The Australia-India Council has been of invaluable help in this enterprise, giving generously of time, personnel and money in the Association’s pursuit of its aims.  


Tej Pal Singh, TERI University

(Dr Singh has since moved to Bangkok) Research topic: “Comparative analysis of the farm forestry systems existing in Australia and India and their potential for carbon sequestration”

Priti Singh

SIS, JNU, New Delhi
Email: priti_jnu@rediffmail.com
Mobile: 9818080695
Research topic: “Issues of governance of the Aborigines of Australia”

Pankaj K. Singh

Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla, H.P. Email: Pankaj_k_s@rediffmail.com
Mobile: 09816324337
Research topic: “A survey of Australian Studies Centres and Courses in Australia with the aim of constructing a comprehensive Australian Studies in Shimla”

Ms Susan Thomas

Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi
Email: susanthomas.knc@gmail.com
Mobile: 9891314564
Research topic: “Telling lives: A study of Aboriginal personal narratives in Australia”

Santosh Sareen

Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi
Email: sareen@vsnl.com
Mobile: 9810072383
Research topic: “Multicultural Perspectives on Australia”

Utham Kumar Jamadhagni

University of Madras, Chennai
Email: uthamkj@rediffmail.com
Mobile: 09380899334, 25368778 Ext. 332
Research topic: “Indo-Australian Maritime Security Cooperation”

Harpreet Pruthi

Panjab University, Chandigarh
Mobile: 9890045554
Email: harpreet_pruthi@yahoo.com
Research topic: “Native Literature of Australia and India”

Ms Sumathy Thankgapandian

Queen Mary’s college, Chennai
Mobile: 9841208151, 09486458969
Research topic: “The Tamil Diaspora in Australia”

Ms Nilanjana Deb

Jadavpur University, Kolkata
Email: nilanjanadeb@yahoo.com
Mobile: 9239203021,65450548,24943004
Research topic: “The muse of History”

Sanjukta Dasgupta

University of Calcutta, Kolkatta
Email: dasgupta.sanjukta@gmail.com
Mobile: 9830301240
Research topic: “Race, Gender and Location: Australian Women’s Writing”

Makarand Paranjape

Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi
Email: makarand@mail.jnu.ac.in
Mobile: 9871533119
Research topic: “Postcolonial Sacred: Australian explorations”

Y Yagama Reddy

Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupathi, Andhra Pradesh
Email: yagamareddy.y@gmail.com
Mobile: 9441544778
Research topic: “Australia-India Partnership: Towards a Paradigm Shift”

Neelima Kanwar

Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla
Email: neelimakanwar@gmail.com
Email: neelimakanwar@yahoo.co.in
Research topic: “Construction of Aboriginal Identity”

Mr Rupakjyoti Borah

Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi
Email: rupakj@yahoo.com
Mobile: 98101 96077
Research topic: “India in Australia’s foreign policy: 1991-2004”

D.N. Bannerjee

Burdwan University, West Bengal
Email: debnarayan@gmail.com
Mobile: 9433170214,24554181
Research topic: “Curriculum Development: redefining the Australian studies syllabus in Indian Universities”

Kapil Kumar

Indira Gandhi National Open University, Delhi
Email: profkapilk@gmail.com
Mobile: 9810321463,29536189
Research topic: “Heritage as a tourism product: a case study of product designing and related human resource development practices in Australia

Amita Singh

Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi
Email: amita.singh3@gmail.com
Mobile: 9868447328
Research topic: “Empowerment: India – Australia Comparative perspectives”

Angshuman Kar

Burdwan University, West Bengal
Mobile: 9474039992
Research topic: “Petitions as Culture Texts: Mapping the Aboriginal Protest since 1979".

Mr Nabeel Ajmal Mancheri – Delhi

Jawaharlal Nehru University
Mobile: 9868722117
Research topic: “Political economy of a Commodity trade triangle: Australia-India-Japan in a new cooperation framework”

Mr Kamla Kanta Dash

Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi
Mobile: 9999348262
Research topic: “the state and civil society interface in fighting terrorism: a study of Indian and Australian approaches”

Professor Sudha Rai

University of Rajasthan
Research topic: “Re-siting/ Re-citing the Colonial: History and the Literary Imagination in the Aboriginal writings of Kim Scott and Alexis Wright”

Dr Rabindranath Bhattacharyya

The University of Burdwan
Research topic: Australian Federalism in a Multicultural Society: A Model of Good Governance?

Professor Veena Ravi Poonacha,

SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai
Research topic: Domestic Violence among the Indian Diaspora Community in Australia: Women’s Survival Strategies

Mr Sagar Dan

The University of Burdwan
Research topic: “Contestations and Negotiations: Identity and Self-Creation of Aborigine Youth in Mudrooroo’s Novels

Professor Gopa Kumar Gopala Pillai

University of Kerala Research topic: Federalism in Australia and its linkages with multiculturalism

Dr Balasubramanian Madhan

Apollo Institute of Hospital Management, Hyderabad
Research topic: Transnational health policy research in indigenous oral health

Maria Preethi Srinivasan

University of Madras
Research topic: Documentary on the published life stories of australia Aboriginal and Indian Dalit and Adivasi women

Jati Sankar Mondal

Triveni Devi Bhlaotia College, Burdwan Research topic: Rehistoricizing Ned Kelly Legend

Dr Shanta Nedungadi Varma

Goa University
Research topic: Australia: Multimedia Narratives of Multicultural Nationhood

Dr Shanta Nedungadi Varma

University of Delhi
Research topic: Climate Change and Environmental Security: Comprehending the Discourse in Australia

Mr Anandarup Biswas

Shibpur Dinabundhoo College, West Bengal
Research topic: Sustainable Tourism Development in Australia: Challenges, Strategies and Impacts

Ms Ipsita Sengupta

Jawaharlal Nehru University Research topic: Busy Flaneurs in the Indian Mufassal: a Study of early Australian encounters with India with special reference to John Lang and Alfred Deakin

Dr Sylvia Yambem (not availed due to illness)

Jawaharlal Nehru University
Research topic: Understanding Employment Generation within networks of Social Capital: A Study of the Indigenous Aboriginals

Professor Priyankar Upadhyaya

Malaviya Centre for Peace, Banaras Hindu University Research topic: “Managing Diversities Peacefully: Learning Experiences from Multicultural Cities in India & Australia”

Dr Nidhi Singh

Department of English, University of Rajasthan at Jaipur
Research topic: “Making Connections: South-Asian Immigrant’s Search for Cultural Coexistence”

Mr Arindam Das

Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata
Research topic: “Indo-Australian Dialogue: Indian Diasporic presence and the rethinking of culture, economy and politics”

Dr Parmod Kumar

Dept. of English, IGNOU
Research topic: “Writings from the Fringe: A comparative study of Australian Aboriginal and Indian Aborigines (dalits) through their autobiographies, memoirs et al”

Ms Lovepreen Kaur

Department of Mental Health, Max Health Care
Research topic: “perceptions of safety and the acculturation experience among Indian students in Australia: A pilot study of North Indian and Punjabi Students in Melbourne and Sydney”

Dr Rupakjyoti Borah

Department of Geopolitics and International Relations, Manipal University
Research topic: Australia-India strategic convergence in the Indian Ocean region: Vision 2020