Assistant Professor

Dr Bikku R

School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Interests

  1. Social-Cultural Anthropology
  2. Environmental and Development
  3. Religion and Environment

Education

2006

Osmania University, Hyderabad,
India
Bachelors

2009

University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad,
India
Masters

2011

University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad,
India
MPhil

2017

University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad,
India
PhD

Experience

  • 2018-2021- Postdoctoral Research Fellow- Department of Anthropology, University College London (UCL), London, United Kingdom

Research Interest

  • Understanding the relationship between human beings and the environment by using anthropological theories and methods.
  • Religious beliefs and conservation of environment among the caste and tribes includes nomadic communities in India.
  • Critically understanding political, development, conservation, climate change impacts on indigenous and nomadic peoples by using inter-disciplinary approaches.

Awards & Fellowships

  • 2017 -National Overseas Scholarship for Postdoctoral Research in Anthropology Abroad (2015-16)- Government of India.
  • 2016 - Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) for Doctoral Fellow 2015-16) -Government of India.
  • 2010 - Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship Scheme (Govt of India) for M.Phil. and Doctoral Research - UGC-Government of India.
  • 2011&2014 UGC - National Eligibility Test (NET) qualified for Lectureship in Anthropology, India (June- 2011 and June 2014).

Memberships

  • A Member of Royal Anthropological Institute of Britain and Ireland.
  • A Member of European Association for South Asian Studies.

Publications

JOURNALS
  • Colonial impact on Pastoral nomads and Caravan Traders in India: The Raika of Rajasthan and the Banjara of Deccan, Bikku - In M.C. Bahera (Ed.) Tribe, Space and Mobilisation: Colonial and Post-Colonial Interface in Tribal Studies. Singapore: Springer Nature Pte Ltd. (in Press), (2022)
  • Educational Status of the Banjara (Lambada): A Case Study of Telangana, Bikku - In Ramdas R. (Ed.) Politics of Education. New Delhi: Routledge: Taylors and Francis Groups. (in Press (2022)
  • Religion and Ecological Sustainability among the Bishnois of Western Rajasthan, Bikku - In Sinha, Rashmi (Ed), Issues and Perspectives in Anthropology, New Delhi: Rawat Publications, 45-68 (2019)
  • Climate Change and Culture of Conservation among the Bishnois of Rajasthan, Bikku - In Kinhal, G. A; Dharni, A. K; Upadhyay, A. P and Dugaaya (Eds), In Climate Change: Combating Through Science and Technology, D. Dehra Dun: M/s Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh Publisher and Distributors of Scientific Books, 47-62 (2016)
  • Sotsial’naia struktura elmeni banzhara iz Yuzhnoi Indii [Social Structure of the Banjara of South India], Ivanov, A.V and Bikku - Etnograficheskoe obozrenie [Journal of Ethnographic Review], 4: 140-150, (2015)
  • Religion and Beliefs of Banjaras from South India, Ivanov, A.V and Bikku, Journal of Traditional Culture, 5(1) 64-72 (2015)
  • Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Ethno-Medicinal Practices among the Tribal Communities in India: A Study of Koyas in Andhra Pradesh, Babu R. M, Bikku and Rao M- In Khanna D. R, Solanki G.S, and Patak S. K (eds), Environment, Biodiversity and Traditional System, New Delhi: Biotech Books.87-106 (2014)
  • Banjara Paradox , Ivanov Alexey and Bikku -The Journal of Orient Collection- Russian Academy of Sciences. 93-107(2014)
  • Education Status of Scheduled Tribes in AP: A Case Study of Lambadi Tribe, Bikku - In Ramdas R (Ed). Democracy, Governance and Tribes in the Age of Globalized India: Reality and Rhetoric, New Delhi: Gyan Books Private Limited,91-102 (2014)

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