Ranabir Samaddar

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Ranabir Samaddar
Born28 September 1949
Academic background
EducationB.A, M.A, PhD
Alma materCalcutta University
ThesisEconomics, Politics and The Age of Electronics - A Case Study of Automation in the Indian Newspaper Industry
Academic work
DisciplinePolitical Science
Sub-disciplineMigration, Refugee Studies, Peace Studies, Nationalism, Post-colonial Statehood, Labour Studies

Ranabir Samaddar is an Indian political scientist. He holds the Distinguished Chair in Migration and Forced Migration Studies at the Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group. He was a PRIO Global Fellow from 2014–2017.[1][2]

Studies and early career[edit]

He completed his B.A. in political science from Presidency College (now Presidency University).[3] Thereafter, he proceeded to his M.A. and Ph.D from Calcutta University.[4]

Between 1977 and 1980, he served as a school teacher at the Kishore Bharati Dum Dum School, 24 Paraganas (West Bengal).

He is the founder-editor of the journal, Refugee Watch.


  • Karl Marx and the Postcolonial Age (New York: Palgrave McMillan, 2017)
  • A Postcolonial Enquiry into Europe’s Debt and Migration Crisis (Singapore: Springer, 2016)
  • The Crisis of 1974: The Railway Strike and the Rank and File (Delhi: Primus, 2016)
  • Ideas and Frameworks of Governing India (London and New York: Routledge, 2016)
  • Neo-liberal Strategies of Governing India (London and New York: Routledge, 2016)
  • Krishna Living with Alzheimer’s (Delhi: Women Unlimited, 2015)
  • Passive Revolution in West Bengal – 1977-2011 (New Delhi: Sage, 2013)
  • The Nation Form (New Delhi: Sage, 2012)
  • Emergence of the Political Subject (New Delhi: Sage, 2010)
  • Politics of Dialogue – Living Under the Geopolitical Histories of War and Peace (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2004)
  • In the Time of Nationalism – Political Essays on Bangladesh (Dhaka: University Press Limited, 2002)
  • A Biography of the Indian Nation, 1947-1997 (New Delhi: Sage Publications, 2001)
  • Marginal Nation – Trans-border Migration from Bangladesh to India (New Delhi: Sage Publications, 1999)
  • Memory, Power, Identity – Politics in Jungle Mahals, West Bengal 1890-1950 (Hyderabad: Orient Longman, 1997; revised edition, 2013))
  • Whose Asia Is It Anyway -- Region and the Nation in South Asia (Calcutta: MaulanaAbulKalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies and Pearl Publishers, 1996)
  • Workers and Automation -- The Impact of New Technology on the Newspaper Industry (New Delhi: Sage Publications)


  1. ^ "Ranabir Samaddar". IWM WEBSITE. 31 January 2022. Retrieved 2022-09-19.
  2. ^ Oslo (PRIO), Peace Pesearch Institute. "Ranabir Samaddar". www.prio.org. Retrieved 2020-02-07.
  3. ^ "Ranabir Samaddar - Corpora". corpora.tufts.edu. Retrieved 2020-02-07.
  4. ^ "Prof. Ranabir Samaddar". www.mcrg.ac.in. Retrieved 2020-02-07.