Suman  Nath Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Suman Nath

Assistant Professor
Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Government College

Dr. Suman Nath delivers courses in social-cultural anthropology at Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Government College, Kolkata, India. He is theorising political changeover through multi-sited participatory ethnographic research for over a decade now. Apart from academic writing he runs an internationally recognised academic blog and writes popular articles regularly.


Dr. Suman Nath teaches social-cultural anthropology. He is specialized in long-term ethnographic research conducted in different villages in India. He began his academic career as a Research Associate in Indian Institute of Management Calcutta before assuming his present position as an Assistant Professor. He taught anthropology in Haldia Government College, for six and half years in the port city of Haldia and delivered courses in the Department of Anthropology, University of Calcutta.

Suman has gathered expertise in both rural and urban settings on cultural factors in development governance and does socio-economic and cognitive surveys with a focus on social needs and impact assessment in areas such as health, poverty alleviation, participatory water management and local governance. He is interested in assessment of cultural constructs, community involvement, and institutional arrangements for partnership building activities.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Politics and Resource Management, Local Governance, Policy Research, Power

Personal Interests

    Photography, Blogging, Traveling, Pets, Bird watching


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 Featured Title - People-Party-Policy Interplay -- Nath - 1st Edition book cover


Public Lecture on Politics in West Bengal, at MAKAIS

Published: Nov 09, 2019

This is a public lecture delivered on invitation from Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Kolkata. It outlines some of the dynamics of West Bengal Politics in recent past.