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Dr. Sunkari Satyam
Assistant Professor

Sunkari Satyam is involved in various research projects funded by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) and core projects of CSD.  He received his PhD from the University of Hyderabad. He has authored the following books on topics of Development policies, Development and practice of democracy among rural and tribal communities. He has published more than thirty papers in different journals, edited volumes and newspapers. He has successfully conducted research methodology workshops, and he was involved in several research projects. He was also the recipient of the ICAS-MP fellowship in 2019, a collaborative research initiative between six Indian and German institutions funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

Public Policy and Governance, Indian Politics, Government and Democracy and >Rural Politics and Dynamics of Social Poverty

Journal Articles

“Agricultural Produces, Marketing and Supportive Mechanism: A Study in Aspirational Districts of Telangana,” Indian Journal of Agricultural Marketing, 35 (1): 167-181, (Print ISSN: 0971-8664. Online ISSN: 2456-8716, (UGC Care, double-blind peer review), National Institute of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) Score 4.04 (effective from January 2021).

Chapters in Edited Volumes

“Panchayat Elections and Political Communication: A Study from Gram Panchayats of Telangana State,” in Yatindra Singh Sisodia, PratipChattopadhyay (Eds): Political Communication in Contemporary India Locating Democracy and Governance, New Delhi: Routledge India, 2022.

Books

  • Sunkari Satyam (2019): “Adivasis Voice in Democratic Politics of India - Understanding from Agency Areas of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, Jaipur: Rawat” Publications, ISBN: 978-81-316-0983.
  • Sunkari Satyam (2018): Tribal People and Development Policies - A Study of Telangana, Mittal Publications.
  • Sunkari Satyam (2016): Poverty Elimination in Rural India ? A Study on Society for Elimination of Rural Poverty in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, New Delhi: Mittal Publications, ISBN: 81-8324-652-4.
  • Sunkari Satyam (2014): Women in Gram Panchayats: Emerging Leaders in Grassroots Politics, Bloomington: Patridge (A Penguin Random House Publication), ISBN: 978-1-4828-3438-3.

Journal Articles

  • Sunkari Satyam (2021): Agricultural Produces, Marketing and Supportive Mechanism: A Study in Aspirational Districts of Telangana, Indian Journal of Agricultural Marketing, 35 (1): 167-181, (Print ISSN:0971-8664. Online ISSN: 2456-8716, (double-blind peer review), National Institute of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) Score 4.04 (effective from January 2021).
  • Sunkari Satyam and Kannabiran, Kalpana (2019, Co-author): Anticipation of Dispossession: Narratives from the Mallanasagar Reservoir Area, Social Change, 1-20.
  • Sunkari Satyam (2019): Understanding People’s Voice on Democracy: A Study from Agency Areas of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, IASSI Quarterly: Contributions to Indian Social Science (ISSN 0970-9061), 38 (4): 620-633.
  • Sunkari Satyam (2017): Policy Issues of Women in Panchayats of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, Journal of Politics & Governance (ISSN: 2278-473X), Vol.6 (1), Pp.25-34.
  • Sunkari Satyam (2017): Drinking Water in Tribal Areas: A Policy Analysis, Journal of Rural and Industrial Development, ISSN 2321-1873.
  • Sunkari Satyam (2016): Political Economy of Policies of Rural Poverty in India, Academic Discourse, 5 (1): 15-26.ISSN -2278-3296.
  • Sunkari Satyam (2016): Organized Social Exclusion: Pragmatic Practices, Asian Man, ISSN-09746366, 10 (1).
  • Sunkari Satyam (2015): Understanding Contemporary Rural Structure: A Study from Telangana State, Asian Journal of Development Matters, ISSN-09764674, June, 9 (1):21-33.
  • Sunkari Satyam (2014): Poverty Alleviation Programmes of Rural India: Comprehensive Policy Analysis, Economic Affairs, ISSN-04242513), December, 59(4): 539-545.
  • Sunkari Satyam (2014): Encouraging, Not Intimidating, (LettersEconomic and Political Weekly, 49 (36), 4-5.

Book Chapters

  • Sunkari Satyam (2021): Dalit Women in Politics of Gram Panchayats: Understanding Caste Layers, in Sinha, Archana, Denzil Fernandes (Eds): Social Harmony and Justice: Perspective of Dalit Women, New Delhi: Indian Social Institute and Bharti, 2021.
  • Sunkari Satyam (2021): Rural Governance in Water and Sanitation Management: Empirical Observations and Policy Approach, in Mishra, Ram Kumar, Singh, R.B. Dubey, Anupama (Eds): Sustainable Climate Action and Water Management, Springer, 2021.
  • Sunkari Satyam (2021): Skill Development and Rural Women: A Policy Study in Telangana State, in, Telangana Economic Association, (Ed,). Youth Unemployment and Migration in Telangana State, Hyderabad:Telangana Economic Association.
  • Sunkari Satyam (2020): Youth Unemployment and Skill Development Initiatives in Telangana ? A Policy Study, in, Telangana Economic Association, (Ed,). Youth Unemployment and Migration in Telangana State, Hyderabad: Telangana Economic Association (Fourth Annual Conference, ISBN: 978-81-940369-1-3), pp-26-43.
  • Sunkari Satyam (2017): Dalit Women in Power Politics: A Study of Gram Panchayats in Telangana, in, Sisodia, Y. S. and Tapas K Dalapati, (eds). Two Decades of Panchayat Raj in India: Experiences, Issues, Challenges and Opportunities, Jaipur: Rawat Publication (ISBN: 978-81-316-0927-9), pp-221-233.
  • Sunkari Satyam (2017): Grassroots Welfare Administration and Good Governance: A Study of Two Villages in Telangana, in Gyanmudra and M. Sarumathy (Eds.,): The New Rural Paradigm ? Policies and Governance, Hyderabad: National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, pp-184-207.
  • Sunkari Satyam (2017): Governance of Mission Kakatiya at Grassroots: A Study from Two Villages of Telangana State, in, Srinivas, T, S.Sahiti and K. Subhash., eds., Mission Kakatiya and Sustainable Rural Development, Hyderabad: Citadel Publishers (ISBN: 978-93-84845-28-5), Pp-60-72.
  • Sunkari Satyam (2017): Tribal Education in Telangana - A Policy Perspective, in, Balaramulu, D, Ravindranath K. Murthy, G. Balaji and SreenivasaDasu P., eds., Education for Future: Issues and Challenges, Ontario: Canadian Academic Publishing (ISBN: 978-1-926488-49-3), Pp-61-63.
  • Sunkari Satyam (2017):” New Frontiers of Welfare and Social Development in Telangana State, Telangana Economic Association”, eds., Social Sector Development in Telangana, Hyderabad: Telangana Economic Association, pp-211-220.
  • Sunkari Satyam (2016): “Social Equality and Swachh Bharat: Imagining from Ambedkarism,” in Sridevi, G (ed.), Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s Vision of Economic Development of India (Proceedings of National Seminar), New Delhi: Excel India Publications, pp-210-214.
  • Sunkari Satyam (2015): “Food Security through Good Governance: Looking from Indian Public Policy Context,” in Chavva Sheela Reddy (ed.), Food Security and Food Production: Institutional challenges in Governance Domain, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Sunkari Satyam (2015): “Adivasis from Public Policy Perspective in India”, in Ramdas Rupavath (ed.), Democracy, Governance and Tribes in the Age of Globalised India, New Delhi: Gyan Publishing House, pp.190-210.
  • Sunkari Satyam (2012): “Participation in Natural Bamboo Management and Livelihood Issues of Tribal Communities in Andhra Pradesh”, in Pankaj Aggarwal, V.P. Tewari, P.R. Triveni and S.C. Joshi (eds.), Recent Advances in Bamboo Propagation, Management and Utilization, Bangalore: Institute of Wood Science and Technology, pp.234-236.
  • Sunkari Satyam (2012): “Study on Role of Community Participation in Water Resources Management through Watershed Development Programme” in Mishra and Samanta Sahu (eds.), Water Governance, New Delhi: Allied Publishers, pp: 210-220 (ISBN: 978-81-8424-752-7).
  • Sunkari Satyam (2012): “Introduction on Climate Change” in Mento Bruslin (ed.), Dialogue with Community Forestry Stakeholders on Climate Change & REDD+, Hyderabad: Centre for People’s Forestry.
  • Sunkari Satyam (2011): “Issues in Women Empowerment through Presented Grass-root Institutions: A Study in Tribal Habitations of Andhra Pradesh” in Ramamohan C.V., Sridevi Samaneni and Samunnatha (eds.), Empowerment of Women through Leadership and Entrepreneurship, Mumbai: Himalaya Publishing House.
  • Sunkari Satyam (2011): “Socio-Economic and Political contours of Farmers’ Suicides and Its Impact on Livelihoods of Poor Families in Andhra Pradesh” in P. Sigamani and Khan N U (eds.), Anatomy of Public Policy Reforms and Development (Advanced Research Series, ISBN: 023-033-274-9),New Delhi: Macmillan Publishers.

COMPLTETED RESEARCH PROJECTS

  • Covid-19 and Its Impact Rural Livelihoods and Health in India, institutional support from Council for Social Development, Council for Social Development, Hyderabad, (April 2020 - May 2021).
  • Women's Entry into the Ayyappa Temple in Sabarimala: Understanding the Contexts of Intersecting Conflicts And Normative Orders,(Fellow at the International Centre of Advanced Studies: Metamorphoses of the Political' (ICAS:MP), New Delhi, July 2019-September 2019) under the Thematic Modul 4: Normative Conflicts and Transformations (November 2018 - March 2020).
  • Electoral Politics and Elected Presidents of Dalits and Adivasis: A Study on Gram Panchayats in Telangana, ICSSR Major Project, Council for Social Development, Hyderabad, (July 2017 - June 2019).
  • Democracy and Tribal Voice in Contemporary Indian Politics: A Study of Andhra Pradesh, Council for Social Development, Hyderabad, Sponsored project of Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi (April 2013 - October 2015).
  • Conducted Two-Day GITAM Annual Conference on Economics 2022-23 on “Multi-Pronged Responses and Resilience to the Pandemic-Driven Crisis: From Socio-EconomicSpheres in the Indian Context” Collaboration with GITAM School of Humanities andSocial Sciences, Hyderabad Campus, Council for Social Development, Hyderabad (Co-Convener Dr.Mandar Vijay Kulkarni), November23-24-2022.
  • “Covid-19 and Rural Public Health Systems in India - A Policy Perspective,” 25th Silver Jubilee Annual Conference of Indian Political Economy Association (IPEA) under the theme of  - The Covid-19 pandemic and India’s Public Health, organized by the School of Economics, University of Hyderabad, 24 - 25 March 2022.
  • “Transition of Rural and Its Peripheries: The Telangana Municipalities Act, 2019,” Telangana Economic Association, Annual Conference organised by the Department of Economics, Telangana University, Nizamabad, 13 - 14  February 2022.
  • Health and Nutrition under Aspirational District Programme: A Study in Telangana,” Two-day National Seminar on Status of Health Indicators in Telangana since 2014-15, Council for Social Development, Hyderabad, 25-26 November 2021.
  • “Public Health and Institutional Support Under Aspirational District Programme:  A Study in Telangana,” Two-day National Seminar on Status of Health Indicators in Telangana since 2014-15, Council for Social Development, Hyderabad, 25-26 November 2021 (Co-presenter)
  • Rain Water Harvesting Forum, Pelawatta, Battaramulla, Sri Lanka Symbiosis Institute of Geoinformatics, Symbiosis International (Deemed University), Pune, India &Tarun Bharat Sangh, Alwar, Rajasthan, India, 7 – 8 October 2021.
  • “Dynamics of Decision-Making Authority: A Policy Study on Inclusive Democracy at Grassroots” in International Conference on Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity: Issues and Concerns organized by School of Education & School of Humanities, Lovely Professional University, Punjab, 25 September,
  • “Individual Liberty – Executive, Seminar on Individual Liberty and Constitutional Institutions”, organised by Prabhuddha Bharat International and Dalit ShtreeShakthi, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Resource Center, Hyderabad, 15 August 2021.
  • “Political Empowerment of Dalits in Telangana – A Study on Elected Representatives”, One Day Seminar on Policy Imperatives of Dalit Empowerment in Telangana State: Evidence, Key Issues and Priorities, SCSDF (SC Sub Plan) Research Unit, Centre for Economic and Social Studies (CESS), 17 August 2021.
  • “Field Research during Covid-19 Pandemic: Issues and Challenges”,  National webinar on Social Sciences Research, Training and Learning Experiences during Covid-19 Pandemic, organised by Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad, 24-25 June 2021.
  • Covid-19 and Its Impact Rural Livelihoods and Health in India, Internal Faculty Lecture-CSD, Council for Social Development, Hyderabad (29 October, 2021).
  • ‘Planning for Climate Resilience & Disaster Management: Role of Gram Panchayats’ as part Online Collaborative Training Programme on Effects of Extreme Climate Events on Labour: Challenges and Mitigation, in collaboration with VV Giri National labour Institute (An Autonomous Body of Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India), New Delhi and Council for Social Development (A Research Institute supported by Indian Council of Social Science Research, Government of Telangana& Reserve Bank of India), Southern Regional Centre, Hyderabad, September 27-30(28 September 2021).
  • ‘Intersectionality of Economic and Social Backwardness: The Case of Aspirational Districts in Telangana’ as part of Capacity Building Workshop for Ph.D. Scholars in Social Sciencesat Council for Social Development, Hyderabad on 12/08/2021 (August 4 - 14, 2021).
  • (Public Lecture Series) Covid-19 and its Impact on Rural Life of India, organized by Department of Sociology and the School of Humanities, and Lovely Professional University (LPU) (May 24, 2021).
  • Social Security schemes for Workers in Climate Affected Regions, Online Training Programme on Effects of Extreme Climate Events on Labour in Telangana: Challenges and Mitigation, conducted by VV Giri National labour Institute, NOIDA, in collaboration with Council for Social Development, Hyderabad on 19 March 2021 (18 ? 20 March 2021).
  • Planning for Climate Resilience & Disaster Management ? Role of Panchayats, Online Training Programme on Effects of Extreme Climate Events on Labour in Telangana: Challenges and Mitigation, conducted by VV Giri National labour Institute, NOIDA, in collaboration with Council for Social Development, Hyderabad on 20 March 2021 (18 ? 20 March 2021).
  • Lecture on ITDAs in Telangana ? Sources of Data on Tribal Welfare and Development in Telanganain the Workshop on Social Development in Telangana for Research Scholarsat Council for Social Development, Hyderabad on February 5, 2019 (February 4 to 13, 2019).
  • Lecture on Adivasis Education in Telangana: The Uses of Qualitative Research in the Workshop on Social Development in Telangana for Research Scholarsat Council for Social Development, Hyderabadon February 6, 2019(February 4 to 13, 2019).
  • Discussion on Education Research ? Methods, Contexts, Challengesin the Workshop on Social Development in Telangana for Research Scholarsat Council for Social Development, Hyderabadon February 6, 2019(February 4 to 13, 2019).
  • Lecture on Mallana Sagar:? Methods in the Study of Displacement II in the Workshop on Social Development in Telangana for Research Scholarsat Council for Social Development, Hyderabadon February 7, 2019(February 4 to 13, 2019).
  • Discussion on Researching Displacement in the Workshop on Social Development in Telangana for Research Scholarsat Council for Social Development, Hyderabadon February 7, 2019(February 4 to 13, 2019).
  • Feedback on Workshopon Social Development in Telangana for Research Scholarsat Council for Social Development, Hyderabadon February 13, 2019(February 4 to 13, 2019).
  • Lecture on ‘Case Study Methods’ as part of Two-Week Capacity Building Programme for Social Science Faculty Members (Sponsered by ICSSR) at Council for Social Development, Hyderabad on 15/05/2017 (May 10 - 23, 2017).
  • Lecture on ‘Preparation of Questionnaire in Social Science Research’ as part of methodology Program at Henry Martin Institute, Hyderabad on 13/10/2015.
  • Lecture on ‘Propositions and Premise, Conclusions and Logical Fallacies’ as part of Research methodology Program for Social Science Ph.D. Scholars, Council for Social Development, Southern Regional Centre, Hyderabad, (on 6/12/2014), December 3-12, 2014.
  • Lecture on ‘Public Policy from Social Research Perspective’ as part of Research methodology Program for Social Science Ph.D. Scholars, Council for Social Development, Southern Regional Centre, Hyderabad, (on 6/12/2014), December 3-12, 2014.
  • Lecture on ‘Literature Survey’ as part of Second Modular Course for Ph.D. Social Science Students, Council for Social Development, Southern Regional Centre, Hyderabad, (4/3/2014),March 3-7, 2014.
  • Lecture on ‘Survey Research Methods ? Qualitative Methods (I)’ as part of Second Modular Course for Ph.D. Social Science Students, Council for Social Development, Southern Regional Centre, Hyderabad, (5/3/2014), March 3-7, 2014.
  • Moderated the session on Society and Social Sciences as part of Orientation Programme: Research Scholars and Faculty members in Social Sciences, Council for Social Development, Southern Regional Centre, Hyderabad, on 13th March 2014 (March 10-14, 2014)

LECTURES

  • “Anticipation of Dispossession,” Online Research Methodology Course for Research Scholars in Social Sciences funded by ICSSR from January 24 - February 4 2022, 29 January 2022.
  • “Covid-19 and its Impact on Rural Life of India”, organized by Department of Sociology and the School of Humanities, and Lovely Professional University (LPU), May 24, 2021.
  • “Intersectionality of Economic and Social Backwardness: The Case of Aspirational Districts in Telangana” as part of Capacity Building Workshop for Ph.D. Scholars in Social Sciences at Council for Social Development, Hyderabad during August 4-14, 2021, August 12, 2021.
  • “Covid-19 and Its Impact Rural Livelihoods and Health in India,” Internal Faculty Lecture-CSD, Council for Social Development, Hyderabad, 29 October, 2021.

OTHER ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES

  • Evaluation of SVEP Blocks in the State of Telangana, Society for Elimination of
  • Rural Poverty (SERP) Dept. of Rural Development, Government of Telangana (September 2022-November 2022)
  • Coordinated the Online Collaborative Training Programme on “Effects of Extreme Climate Events on Labour: Challenges and Mitigation”, with VV Giri National labour Institute (An Autonomous Body of Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India), New Delhi and Council for Social Development, Hyderabad, 27 – 30 September 2021.
  • “Planning for Climate Resilience & Disaster Management: Role of Gram Panchayats” as part Online Collaborative Training Programme on Effects of Extreme Climate Events on Labour: Challenges and Mitigation, jointly organised by V.V. Giri National labour Institute, Noida and Council for Social Development during September 27-30, 28 September 2021