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Dr. Surya Prakash Upadhyay joins IIT Mandi in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Posted by chandan 
Dr. Surya Prakash Upadhyay received Ph.D in 2011 from IIT Bombay. His Ph.D. research explored the emergence of spiritual tele-gurus in contemporary Hinduism. His research concentrates on the ideas of well-being and self-care practices in urban India. His areas of research interest include exploration of urban religion in post-reform India which involves: sociology of religion; urban sociology; urban middle class; religious and ethnic violence; and transformations in Indian society in post-liberalization period. His current research explores urban subjectivities, new economies in post-reform India; and theories of cosmopolitanism. Dr. Upadhyay has worked with Tata Institute of Social Sciences and has been recipient of a few prestigious fellowships which includes Charles Wallace India Trust Fellowship in Social Anthropology ( 2013) and Independent Fellowship (2007) awarded by Sarai-CSDS.
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