Dr. Papesh Kumar Lenka
Name: Dr. Papesh Kumar Lenka
Designation: Assistant Professor
Qualification: M.A, Ph.D, Post-Doctoral (Pondicherry University)
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E-mail ID: papeshkumar@gmail.com
Pondicherry University  2013-2021 Ph.D.
Department: Sociology
Thesis Title: Neoliberal Reforms, Agrarian Change and Peasant Farming in Odisha
Areas: Sociology of AgricultureAdvisor: Prof. B. B. Mohanty
Pondicherry University 2010-2012 M.A.
Department: Sociology
Ravenshaw University 2007- 2010 Bachelor of Arts
Department: Sociology
Hons: Sociology
UGC NET and JRF 2015 UGC NET and JRF

Subject: Sociology

Utkal University  4th June 2022- Present Assistant Professor
  • Awarded Post-Doctoral Fellowship in 2022 by Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi.
  • Awarded Pondicherry University Gold Medal in 2012 for securing 1st Position in M. A.
  • Awarded Travel Grant in 2018 to attend the “XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology”.

Journal Articles:

  • “Small Farmers’ Suicide in Odisha”, Economic and Political Weekly, 54, Issue No. 22, 01 Jun, 2019, pp. 51-59. (Co-authored with B. B. Mohanty).


Book Chapters:

  • “Neoliberal Reforms, Agrarian Capitalism and the Peasantry” in B. B. Mohanty (ed.) Critical Perspectives in Agrarian Transition: India in the Global Debate, London: Routledge, 2016. (Co-authored with B. B. Mohanty).