Santosh Kumar Patra 

 If you can dream it ! you can do it......

The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.
Robert Frost
TELL me not, in mournful numbers,
        Life is but an empty dream ! —
    For the soul is dead that slumbers,
        And things are not what they seem.......
Trust no future, howe'er pleasant!
    Let the dead past bury its dead!
        Act, act in the leaving present!
Heart within and god o'er head!
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)..................................................  

Centre for the Study of Social Systems, Jawaharlal Nehru University

My participation in different Social Processes:

International Social Watch

Social Watch India

Organisation I am Associated With:

Centre for Applied Sociology 



Macroeconomic growth, challenging realities


Research Papers in Progress (Open for all Suggestions and Comments):

Questioning identity and social harmony in e-communities: An Indian Engagement 

Youth and Globalisation: A Comparative Study of two Cities in India 

Previous Research Papers (Comments Invited)

Mass Media and Democracy: A Comparison between BBC (U.K.) and Doordarshan (India) 

Religion, Development and Women: (A review of India) 





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I am a Ph.D. candidate of Centre for the Study of Social Systems, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.

I have been working on Identity and Space in Internet Mediated Communication: Contextualising the case of Indiafor my PhD.

Previously I have worked on “Economic Reforms, Poverty Reduction and the Role of State: a Study of Orissa” for the degree of M.Phil in 2004-2006 at Jawaharlal Nehru University, which has been submitted and awarded for the same.More Details

Areas of Interest

  • Communication, Information Technology and Society

  • Cyber Space and Physical Space

  • Social and Individual identity

  • Poverty, Livelihood and Social Justice

  • Economic Reforms and Policy Changes in third World societies, focusing on India

  • Emerging Social Movements in the period of Liberalization, Privatization and Globalization (LPG)


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