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Aashish Xaxa


Aashish Xaxa

Assistant Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences

  • BA: University of Delhi, 2013
  • MA: Tata Institute of Social Sciences, 2015
  • M. Phil: Tata Institute of Social Sciences, 2017
  • PhD: Tata Institute of Social Sciences, 2021

Email: aashish.xaxa -AT- iitgn.ac.in

Office: AB5/404C
VOIP: 2592

  • Selected Publications

    1. “Transformation of Tribal Hinterlands into Urban Spaces in India’s Fifth and Sixth Schedule Areas: Emerging Issues and Contestations” in “Social Change” Volume 51(3), pp. 362–378 (ISSN: 0049–0857, DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/00490857211032952) on 6th September 2021.

    2. “Sustainable Urbanization in Tribal or Indigenous Peoples’ Areas of India” in ‘Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Sustainable Cities and Communities’ (Springer, Cham); Edited by Walter Leal Filho, Pinar Gökçin Özuyar, Anabela Marisa Azul, Luciana Londero Brandli and Tony Wall (ISBN: 978–3–319–95716–6, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71061-7_126-1), on 1st May 2021.

    3. “Reimagining Urban Development in a Tribal Region – Readings on a Fifth Schedule Area of India” in ‘Theorising Urban Development from The Global South’ pp. 81–99, (Palgrave Macmillan, Cham); Edited by Anjali Karol Mohan, Sony Pellissery and Juliana Gomez Aristizabal (ISBN 978–3–030–82474–7; DOI: 10.1007/978–3–030–82475–4), on 26th October 2021. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-82475-4_4

    4. “Tribes and Urbanisation in North East India: Issues and Challenges”: Special Article in “Economic and Political Weekly” Volume 54(38), pp. 46–52 (ISSN: 0012–9976), on 21st September 2019. https://www.epw.in/journal/2019/38/special-articles/tribes-and-urbanisation-north-east-india.html

    5. “Sustainable Indigenous Urbanism as Spatiality in India” (Forthcoming in 2022) in Walter Leal Filho ed. “Implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals- Regional Perspectives – The Asia and Pacific Region.”

  • Work Experience

    • Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (April 2022 to present)
    • Research Associate, Indian Social Institute, Delhi (August 2021 - November 2021)
    • Visiting Assistant Professor, Institute of Public Policy, National Law School University, Bengaluru (November 2020 – February 2021)
    • Research Assistant, Indian Social Institute, Delhi (May 2014 – June 2014)

  • Awards

    • Recipient of the ICSSR Doctoral Fellowship (2018–2020) for completion of the Ph. D. Academic Research