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Monirul Hussain Guwahati University, Guwahati

Monirul Hussain graduated from Cotton College, Guwahati and completed his MA from AMU, Aligarh. He did his M.Phil and doctoral research at the School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and the post doctoral research at the University of Oxford. He was recipient of Commonwealth Fellowship in 1999 and South Asia Regional Fellowship (Senior) from the Social Science Research Council (SSRC), New York in 2004. He has contributed papers in national and international journals on society and politics in North East India. His book The Assam Movement: Class, Ideology and Identity (1993) received critical appreciations from far and wide. This book is regarded as an indispensable source for understanding Assam’s colonial and post-colonial society and politics. He co-edited two volumes on Religious Minorities in South Asia: Selected Essays on Postcolonial Situation (2001) in addition to another volume entitled Coming Out of Violence: Essays on Ethnicity, Conflict Resolution and Peace Process in North East India (2005).

Professor Hussain had been a Visiting Fellow at the Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford and Visiting Professor at the School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Currently, he is Professor at the Department of Political Science, Gauhati University. Besides teaching at MA level and guiding research at doctoral level, he is now engaged in research on ethnicity, human security and forced migration in North East India.