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Alok Oak

Academic Cluster: Humanities and Social Sciences
Discipline/s: Political Science| History
General Expertise & Interests: Modern Indian Political Thought| Marxism| Post-Colonialism
Courses: Comparative Politics| Indian Political Thought| Ideology and Politics |Political processes and dynamics of State Politics in India| India’s Political Economy and development| Politics of Social Justice

Mr. Alok Oak has completed his B.A in History from the RamnarainRuia College, University of Mumbai and M.A in Political Science from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. In addition to being a full-time faculty at SSLA, he is also a columnist on International Politics in Navakaal, a Marathi Daily newspaper. He also stands to be a published writer of following:


  • ‘SparshachiBhasha’ (The language of touch), a literary essay published in Purushspandan, Diwaliank, 2011. (In Marathi)
  • ‘Marxwadatil Kaydyachi Sankalpana’, (Marxist conception of Law) [with AjinkyaLele], Muktashbda, June, 2012. (In Marathi)
  • ‘Hitler ani Stalin- ek tulanatmakadhawa’,( A Comparative study of Hitler and Stalin),Muktashabda, July, 2012.(In Marathi)
  • ‘Streewadi bharatiya ingraji sahitya: deepti naval yanchi kavita’, (Feminist Indian English Literature: The Poetry of Deepti Naval), Muktashabda, January, 2013.(In Marathi)
  • ‘Aadhunikta, kutumbani commune’, (Modernity, Family and Commune), Purushspandan, Diwali Ank, 2012. (In Marathi)
  • ‘Stree, pornography anivaasana’, (Women, pornography and Desire), Purushspandan, Diwali Ank, 2013. (In Marathi)
  • ‘Danglinche manas-shastra’, (The Psychology of Riots), Muktashabd, 2014. (In Marathi)

In addition to the above, he was also awarded the ‘Indal Fellowship’ by the Asiatic Society of Mumbai for 2013-14 and submitted a monograph titled ‘Colonial textualities and Desivad: SrimadBhagvadgitaRahasya’ (to be published by the Asiatic Society).

Additionally, Mr. Oak participated in the ‘Solidarity, Identity and Memory’ conference and presented a paper on 20th September 2012 at University of Gdansk, Poland titled ‘Absolving the Other: The Gandhian Discourse’. The paper would be duly published in a post- conference volume to be published by Cambridge Scholars publishers.