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Leena Parmar, PhD, Sociology

University of Rajasthan

 

CURRICULUM VITAE


PROFESSOR LEENA PARMAR, Ph.D.

FORMER HEAD,
DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY,
UNIVERSITY OF RAJASTHAN,
JAIPUR, INDIA

1992 Ph.D. University of Rajansthan
The Indian Soldier: A Study of Their Modernization in the Context of Professional Commitment, Aspiration and Morale

2003 D.LITT. Intercultural Open Universisty, The Netherlands
THE KARGIL WAR WIDOWS---A SOCIOLOGICAL UNDERSTANDING


SPECIALIZATION -- MILITARY SOCIOLOGY


AWARDS, PRIZES AND DISTINCTION:


  • “RAJASTHAN SHREE UPADHI” – By Sanskar People’s Welfare Club, Jaipur, for promoting military sociology in foreign countries on 24th Feb. 2008
  • “SAMMAN PATRA” – By – District Ex- Service League, Jaipur, for contribution in research on Indian Army, on 16th December 2007
  • “SHIKSHA VIBHUSHAN SAMMAN” – By Rajasthan Yuva Chatra Sanstha, Jaipur, for outstanding contribution in the field of teaching – 5th September 2007
  • “YOU INSPIRE US” Award -- By Women’s Peace-power Foundation, Inc .For her work on Peace in Kashmir Valley------ On July 14th 2006
  • “AMBASSADOR FOR PEACE” Award – By Universal Peace Federation – 2 May 2006
  • VISITING PROFESSOR, at Spain, University of Castellon – May / June 2005
  • OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION AS AN AUTHOR by University of Rajasthan – November, 2003
  • SCHOLARSHIP from Kiel University (Germany), 1993
  • UNIVERSITY GRANTS COMMISSIONS SCHOLARSHIP for 3 years in all India Merit, 1973
  • Received the GOLD MEDAL OF THE DEPT. OF SOCIOLOGY 1970 for the best all around student
  • Received the GOLD MEDAL OF THE RAJASTHAN UNIVERSITY for standing first in the Master of Arts Examinations

TEACHING/ PROFESSIONAL/ OCCUPATIONAL EXPERIENCE:


TOTAL EXPERIENCE: 35 years

External Scholar, Intercultural Open University Foundaton, 2008-Present

CONTINUOUS SERVICE—0CTOBER 1977 to NOVEMBER 2007--30 years

TEMPORARY SERVICE—1971 – 72 (1 YEAR -- UNIVERSITY OF RAJASTHAN)
TEMPORARY SERVICE—1970 – 71 (1 YEAR -- KANODIA COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF RAJASTHAN)
AS U.G.C. SCHOLAR—1973 – 1976 (3 YEARS -- MAHARANI COLLEGE

ARTICLES PUBLISHED


  • “Relative Deprivation and Indian Soldiers: Some Conceptual Issues” - Indian Defense Review, July 1990
  • “ Role of Army in National Integration” - The Defense Review, Annual Issue – 1995-96
  • “Resettlement of Ex-Servicemen in India: Problems of Army Socialization and Adjustment” - Book (Edited) Military Sociology – Global Perspectives, Rawat Publications, Jaipur & New Delhi, 1999
  • “Bereavement and Widowhood; The Kargil Conflict” - Nucleus – An Interdisciplinary Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol. 1, 2001
  • “The Socio-Economic Aspects of War Widows – A Case Study of Kargil War Widows” – Economic Administration Review, (Bi-Annual Resource Management Journal) (In 18th Year of Publication), Vol. 1, No. 2, of Year 2001, July – December, 2001
  • “Kargil War and The Mass Media”—Nucleus –An Interdisciplinary Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol. No.2, January, 2002
  • “Kargil War and the Mass Media (Indian Perspective)” – Book (Edited) Armed Forces and the International Diversities, Pointer Publishers, Jaipur, 2002
  • “Aids Awareness and The Indian Army” - Asian Journal of Psychology and Education, Vol. 35, No. 1-2, Year 2002
  • “Too Little Light at Tunnel-end for Kargil Widows” – Hindustan Times, Wednesday, 9th January 2002
  • “Kargil War and The Mass Media”—Nucleus –An Interdisciplinary Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol. No.2, January, 2002
  • “Some Issues on Empowerment of Women”—Journal of Commerce and Information Technology, No. 1, January –June 2002
  • “Impact of Social Security Measures on Ex—Soldiers”—Journal of Business and Management, Vol. 2, No. 1, October 2001—March 2002
  • “Operation Sadbhavana, Ek Fouji ka Kashmir Main Shanti Mission.” Rajasthan Patrika, Sunday, 20th October 2002
  • “Kargil War Widows” The Journal of the United Service Institution of India. (India’s Oldest Journal on Defense Affairs). April-June 2003
  • “Kargil War Widows” – Questions of Compensation and Remarriage. Economic and Political Weekly. Vol. XXXVIII No. 26 June 28th to July 4th, 2003
  • “They seek what they rightfully deserve”, Hindustan Times, Saturday, July 19th 2003
  • “Kargil widows have enemies in their families”, Hindustan Times, Sunday, July 20, 2003
  • “Ethics and the Indian Armed Forces – Principles and a Recent Ethical Dilemma”, Civil Military Aspects of Military Ethics, Publication Series of the National Defense Academy, Austria, September 2003
  • “Money Matters – The Experience of Kargil War Widows”, Manushi, , New Delhi, Issue 138 of 2003
  • "Empowerment of Kargil Widows", Times of India, 24th September 2004
  • “Aids Awareness and the Indian Army— A Sociological Study of The Other Ranks”, Ideas and Insights-----A Bi- Annual Journal Of The Rajasthan Sociological Association—Vol.8, No.-02, 2004
  • “Operation SADBHAVANA: A “Culture of Peace” Process in Kashmir”, Challenge and Change for the Military, Social and Cultural Change, edited by David Last, Franklin Pinch, Douglas L. Bland, Alan Okros, published for the School of Policy Studies by McGill-Queen’s University Press, Canada. 2004
  • “What Makes Them Unique? : The Process of Socialization of Armed Forces Revisited. (A Case Study of Indian Peace Keeping Troops In Eritrea.” Studies in Sociology, Volume 8 – 2004
  • Changing Ancient Sociatal Patterns : Women In An Insecure World – Violence Against Women, Edited by Marie Vlachova and Lea Biason, Published by Geneva Center for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF), Switzerland. 2005
  • Diversity in the Indian Armed Forces "Cultural Diversity in the Armed Forces - An International Comparison" Edited by Joseph Soeters and Jan Van Der Meulen from Routledge. 2007
  • Conceptualizing Security for India in the 21st Century – Need for Military Sociology in Asian Universities, Edited by Gautam Sen, ATLANTIC Publisher, New Delhi, 2007

BOOKS PUBLISHED


  1. PARMAR LEENA, “Kargil War Widows” 2004 (Released on 31st January 2004) (RELEASED BY YOGENDRA NARAIN, SECRETARY GENERAL, RAJYA SABHA)
  2. PARMAR LEENA, “Peace and Disarmament” 2003
    (RELEASED BY ADMIRAL L. RAMDAS -- PEACE ACTIVIST)
  3. PARMAR LEENA, “International Diversities of the Armed Forces” 2002
  4. PARMAR LEENA, “Military Sociology – Global Perspective”, Oct. 1999. Published by Rawat Publication (RELEASED BY GENERAL (RETD.) SHANKAR ROY CHOWDHARY, PVSM, AVSM, MEMBER PARLIAMENT, MARCH, 2000
  5. PARMAR LEENA, “Handbook of Sociology”, Pointer Publication, July 1999
  6. PARMAR LEENA, “Society, Culture and Military System” January 1995
  7. (Inspired by Stouffer’s study of American Soldiers, the author has incorporated conceptual and theoretical dimensions to enrich empirical data. It examines the social background, morale and commitment of military personnel in the context of formal organization of military, its historicity and sub-culture. Being the first such work in the area, it has raised several issues for further research and analysis). Released by the Chief of Army, General Shankar Roy Chowdhary,PVSM,AVSM, ADC. in March 1995

CHAPTERS IN BOOK


  • News from the home front : Communities Supporting Military Families. “Armed Forces And Conflict Resolution : Sociological Perspectives.” Editors Giuseppe Caforio, Gerhard Kummel and Bandana Purkayastha from Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2008
  • Diversity in the Indian Armed Forces "Cultural Diversity in the Armed Forces - An International Comparison" Edited by Joseph Soeters and Jan Van Der Meulen from Routledge. 2007
  • Conceptualizing Security for India in the 21st Century – Need for Military Sociology in Asian Universities, Edited by Gautam Sen, ATLANTIC Publisher, New Delhi, 2007
  • Women In An Insecure World – Violence Against Women, Edited by Marie Vlachova and Lea Biason, Published by Geneva Center for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF), Switzerland. 2005
  • Challenge and Change For the Military - "A Culture of Peace" Process in Kashmir " Edited by David Last, Franklin Pinch etc. McGill-Queen's University Press - 2004
  • Institutions and Social Change - “War Widows: Social Status and Empowerment” by Surjit Singh and Varsha Joshi, Rawat Publications, Jaipur, 2003
  • “Ethics and the Indian Armed Forces – Principles and a Recent Ethical Dilemma”, Civil Military Aspects of Military Ethics, Publication Series of the National Defense Academy, Edited By Edwin R. Micewski, Austria, September 2003.

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ATTENDED AND PAPER PRESENTED


  • Parmar Leena, invited at Belgium, 2008 Global Peace Conference, she chaired three sessions and presented (A case study of orphaned children whose parents are killed by militants, 15th to 19th July 2008
  • Parmar Leena, invited at South Africa, Durban, XVI World Congress of Sociology, Conference - She chaired a session on “Women in The Military : National and International Perspectives”, July 23rd to 29th 2006
  • Parmar Leena, invited at Canada , Calgary , Internal Peace Research Association – Conference , She chaired a session on “Security in South Asia”, 29th June to 3rd July 2006
  • Parmar Leena, invited at USA, Chicago, Inter University Seminar on Armed Forces & Society, October 21st to 23rd 2005. Presented a paper on “A New Hope at India Pakistan Border: A Culture of Peace Process in Kashmir, A Case Study of a School Near L.O.C.”
  • Parmar Leena, invited at Sweden at 37th World Congress of Sociology to organize a session on “Transformation and Convergence: Armed Forces and Society in the New Security Environment”. From 5th to 9th July 2005
  • Parmar Leena, invited at Spain as a Visiting Professor at University of Castellon, from 14th May to 4th June 2005
  • Parmar Leena, invited at China at 36th World Congress of Sociology to organize a session on Military Sociology in Asia – from 7th to 11th July 2004
  • Parmar Leena, invited at USA, Chicago, Inter University Seminar on Armed Forces & Society, October 24th to 26th, 2003. Presented a paper on “The Adjustment Pattern of Indian Peacekeepers at Eritrea”.
  • Parmar Leena, invited at U.S.A. at the Gender War and Peace, Feminist Perspectives, Seminar, at The George Washington University, October 10th to 12th, 2003. Presented a paper on Feminist Perspective and The War Widows in India.
  • Parmar Leena, invited at Singapore at the Asia Scholar’s Meet, presented a paper on “Aftermath of War, War Widows of Kargil”, August 19th to 22nd 2003
  • Parmar Leena, invited at Austria, Vienna / Reichenau, at Seminar Program on “Civil-Military Relations VI – Military Ethics” November 6th to 8th 2002
  • An Example from a non-Western Strategic Culture – The Stance of India
  • Parmar Leena, invited at CANADA, Kingston, at IUS conference, 25th to 27th October 2002
  • “Operation Sadbhavana – A Unique Peace Process in Kashmir”
  • Parmar Leena, invited at CANADA, York University, Women Study Center, to share her experiences on her Post Doctoral Work on Kargil War Widows on 22nd October 2002
  • Parmar Leena, invited at UGANDA, Women’s World Congress 2002 at The 8th International Interdisciplinary Congress on Women, Makerere University Kampala for a talk on Kargil War Widows of India. July 21st to 26th 2002
  • Parmar Leena, invited at SEOUL, International Peace Research Association July 1st to 6th 2002
  • “Operation Sadbhavana – A Unique Peace Process in Kashmir”
  • Parmar Leena, invited at USA, Baltimore, Inter University Seminar on Armed Forces & Society, October 2001
    1. Education, Awareness and Kargil War Widows.
  • Parmar Leena, invited at USA, Columbia University for a Extensive Talk October 2001
    1. Financial Benefits and Kargil War Widows.
  • Parmar Leena, invited at Geneva 2000 Conference , “World Forum On Social Development” 22nd June to 30th June 2000
    1. Military as a Democratic Institution: A Role in Promoting Social Integration
  • Parmar Leena, invited at Ministry of Defense, Austria to attend conference on “Internationalization of Operations of the Armed Forces and the Consequences for Training and Leadership”, June 2000
  • The State of Military Sociology in India
  • Parmar Leena, invited at USA, Baltimore, Inter University Seminar on Armed Forces & Society, October 1999.
    1. Kargil, and the Mass Media
    2. Aids Awareness and The Army
  • Parmar Leena, invited at USA, North Carolina, at South East Asian’s Scholars Meet October 1998
  • Parmar Leena, invited at Canada 14th World Conference, July 1998
    1. Cross Cultural/National research on Military Sociology
    2. Status of Women in India and The Concept of Happiness
  • Parmar, Leena, Invited at Seoul, Korea, 1997 (Aug.) at International Political Conference
  • Parmar, Leena, Invited by inter University Seminar on Armed Force and Society at U.S.A. in Oct. 1997 to read a paper “Problem of Ex-Soldiers and Their Adjustment”
  • Parmar, Leena, Invited at “National Security and Globalization”, An International Interdisciplinary Conference co-organized by Research Committee on Armed Forces and Society (International Political Science Association) and The Sejong Institute, Korea. (1996)
  • Parmar, Leena, May 1996 Australia, Invited by Australian Defense Studies Center, University College, University of New South Wales, Australian Defense Force Academy, Campbell, Act Australia (6-7) May Read a paper on “The Modern Indian Army”
  • Parmar, Leena, October 1995, U.S.A. – Invited by U.S.A. to read a paper on “Role of Army in National Integration” at Maryland, (Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society)
  • Parmar, Leena, October 1993, U.S.A. – Invited by U.S.A. to read a paper on “Modernization and the Indian Soldier” at Maryland (Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society)
  • Parmar, Leena, August 1993, Germany - Received a scholarship from Kiel (Germany) to study the International Military System at Germany for one month
  • Parmar, Leena, October 1991, U.S.A. “The Problem of Indian Soldier,” Biennial Conference of inter University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society, Maryland, U.S.A.
  • Parmar, Leena, July 1990, Spain “Futuristic Research Paradigm: Social Indictor” Twelfth World Conference of Sociology at Spain
  • Parmar, Leena, July 1990, Spain “Leisure & Social Sub-system in the Army”, Twelfth World Congress of Sociology at Spain
  • Parmar, Leena, July 1990, Amsterdam (Holland) Tenth European Conference on Modern South Asian Studies, “Status of Women in India”
  • Parmar, Leena, November 1989, India World Conference of Leisure, “Army and the Leisure”’
  • Parmar, Leena, August 1986, India “Relative Deprivation and the Soldier”’ Tenth World Conference, Conference of Sociology at New Delhi

EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES


  • - Former Head, Department of Sociology. Rajasthan University(November 2004 to November 2007)
  • - Executive Member, Rajasthan Ex-Soldier’s Association (2006—present)
  • - Executive Member, Chief Minister's Committee for War Widows. (2002 – present)
  • - State Co-ordinater, Rastriya Mahila Sansthan (Rajasthan State Branch) (2003 present)
  • - Executive Member, International Peace Research Association (2002 - 2004)
  • - Vice Principal, Rajasthan College (1998 - 1999)
  • - Joint Secretary, Rajasthan University Woman Association (1996 - 1998)
  • - Staff Secretary, Rajasthan College (1994-1995)
  • - Rector, Rajasthan College (1993 – 1997)

SUPERVISION OF RESEARCH SCHOLARS (AWARDED)


  1. Miss Mona Sharma -- (2000)
    The Problem of Aged – (A Sociological Study)
  2. Miss Saroj Devi – (2003)
    The Folk Songs of Meena Tribes in Bharatpur –(A Sociological Study)
  3. Mr. Ram Singh – (2003)
    The Problem of Ex-Soldiers with Special Reference to Rajasthan -- (A Sociological Study)
  4. Kanta Bhati – (2003)
    Violence Against Women, -- (A Sociological Study)
  5. Deepa Sharma – (2004)
    Drug Addiction among Students in Shree Ganganagar -- (A Sociological Study)
  6. Archana Kumawat -- (2004)
    The Adjustment Problem of Aged in Day Care Centers - (A Sociological Study)
  7. Meenakshi Vijayvargia -- (2005)
    Child Labor in Jaipur --- (A Sociological Study)
  8. Mr. Kamal Badsar – (2005)
    The Government Initiatives and The Process of Development Among The Meena Tribes in Alwar -- (A Sociological Study)
  9. Mr. Jai Ram Bairwa – (2006)
    The Process of Development in Two Rajasthan Villages --- (A Sociological Study)
  10. Mr. Indra Pal – (2006)
    The Contribution of NGO’s in Girl’s Education in Rajasthan (A Sociological Study)

SUPERVISION OF RESEARCH SCHOLARS WORKING AT PRESENT


  1. Mr. Rajeev Tiwari
    Health and Women – (A Sociological Study)
  2. Mr. Sanjay Kumar
    Aids and the Prostitution -- (A Sociological Study)
  3. Mr. Rajendra Singh
    The Status of Young Rajput Widows -- (A Sociological Study)
  4. Ms. Seema Jain
    Jainism and Changing Values -- (A Sociological Study)
  5. Mr. Vinit Sharma
    Aids Awareness and Students -- (A Sociological Study)
  6. Ms. Sabnam
    Divorce and Muslim Women -- (A Sociological Study)
  7. Ms. Kalpana
    Tourism and its changing pattern at Ajmer -- (A Sociological Study)
  8. Mr. Kailash Gupta
    Disaster Management during Tsunami -- (A Sociological Study)
  9. Ms. Rosy Saha
    Changing Role of Men with Working Women -- (A Sociological Study)
  10. Mr. Partho
    Pattern of Immigration in Jaipur City -- (A Sociological Study)

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS


  • Rajasthan Sociological Association, Executive Member, India
  • All India Sociological Association, India
  • India Pakistan Soldiers’ Initiative For Peace Association (IPSI)
  • Armed Forces and Society, USA
  • International Leisure Association, Holland
  • WIIS (Women In International Security – USA)
  • Inter University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society, USA
  • International Peace Research Association (IPRA) (Executive Member)

MAJOR PROJECTS


  1. 1995-97 (Partly assisted by Indian Army)
    PROBLEM OF EX-SOLDIERS WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO RAJASTHAN.
  2. 1997-99 (Partly assisted by Indian Army)
    AIDS AWARENESS AND THE SOLDIER.
  3. 1999-2002 (Rajasthan Patrika and partly assisted by Indian Army)
    “SOCIAL PROFILE OF WAR WIDOWS - THE KARGIL WIDOWS – SOCIOLOGICAL APPROACH”. The State of Rajasthan was taken for the Post Doctoral Research
  4. 2002-2003 (Rajasthan Patrika and partly assisted by Indian Army)
    PEACE PROCESS AT LADAKH - OPERATION SADVAVNA – LEH – JAMMU & KASHMIR
  5. 2003-2005 (Partly assisted by Indian Army)
    INDIAN PEACE KEEPERS STATIONED ABROAD – ERITREA
  6. 2004 – 2007 (Current Work - Rajasthan Patrika and partly assisted by Indian Army)
    CIVIL MILITARY RELATIONS IN KASHMIR - (PEACE PROCESS)


International Publications


News from the home front: Communities Supporting Military Families. “Armed Forces And Conflict Resolution: Sociological Perspectives.” Editors Giuseppe Caforio, Gerhard Kummel and Bandana Purkayastha from Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2008

Diversity in the Indian Armed Forces “Cultural Diversity in the Armed Forces - An International Comparison" Edited by Joseph Soeters and Jan Van Der Meulen from Routledge. 2007

Women In An Insecure World – Violence Against Women, Edited by Marie Vlachova and Lea Biason, Published by Geneva Center for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF), Switzerland. 2005

Challenge and Change For the Military - Edited by David Last, Franklin Pinch etc. McGill-Queen's University Press 2004, "A Culture of Peace" Process in Kashmir

“Ethics and the Indian Armed Forces – Principles and a Recent Ethical Dilemma”, Civil Military Aspects of Military Ethics, Publication Series of the National Defense Academy, Austria, September 2003

REFERENCES:

  1. GENERAL SHANKAR ROY CHOWDHARY, PVSM (RETD.)
    EX-CHIEF OF THE ARMY
    F-E / 238, SECTOR - 3,
    SALT LAKE CITY, KOLKATA
    PIN CODE 700 106
  2. LT. GENERAL (RETD.) Y. N. SHARMA, PVSM, AVSM, VSM (GRENADIERS)
    2, BHANAU ENCLAVE,
    YAPRAL ROAD, BALARAM,
    SECUNDERABAD, INDIA
    PIN– CODE – 500 087
  3. PROFESSOR DAVID R. SEGAL,
    DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY,
    UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND,
    COLLEGE PARK – MARYLAND –20742, U.S.A..
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  4. PROFESSOR JOHN ALLEN WILLIAMS,
    DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE,
    LOYOLA UNIVERSITY – CHICAGO II 60226, U.S.A.
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