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Dr. K V Cybil
Associate Professor
Department of Humanistic Studies, IIT (BHU)
Area of Interest: 
Sociology and Social Anthropology in India; Ethnography of Performance- Theater, Music, Rituals et al; Post-colonialism and the Inter-disciplinary Dialogues on Dalit Literature in Inda; Political Thought- Democracy, Republic, Secularism et al

Research Articles 
2022 Narayana Guru and the Formation of Political Society in Kerala : Anti Caste Revolt, Religion and the Untoucahbles, Contemporary Voice of Dalit, London, Sage. 

2021 Desire, Body and Capitalism : Dalit Literature and Becoming Political in a Postcolonial World in Ian Buchanan, George Varghese and Manoj N Y (ed) Deleuze ,Guattari and India : Exploring a Post Postcolonial Multiplicity, London, Routledge. 

2019 History, Hierarchy and Ritual : Critical Comments on a Goddess Cult in Susan Visvanathan (ed) Art, Politics, Symbols and Religion, Om Publications, New Delhi.

2019 Introduction, Social Justice: Interdisciplinary Inquiries from India (editor Cybil K .V), London, Routledge.

2019 Victim(s), Parasites and Creative Evolution : Narayana Guru and Anthropology of Vision, Social Justice: Interdisciplinary Inquiries from India (editor Cybil.K.V), London, Routledge.

2018 Cinema and the Political : Deleuze and the Desire of Documentation in the Third World, Deleuze and Guattari Studies, Volume 12, Issue 1  ISSN: 2398-9777

2018 Interdisciplinarity and the Crises of Eurocentrism, The JMC Review, An Inter disciplinary Social Science Journal of Criticism, Practice and Theory, Vol. II, pp.38-53.  
Revolution: Social or Political? Perspectives of Naxalism and Satyashodak Marxism Compared’. Indian Journal of
Political Science Vol.72, No. 3, July-September, 2011. ISSN 0019-5510

‘Haunting and the Republic: Spectrology of a Custodial Death’, Journal of Polity and Society, Vol.4, Issue1,
January-June,2012, pp.7-27. ISSN 0976-0210

‘Dalit Humanism, Literature and Technologies of Deification’, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol.XLVIII, No.51,
December 21, 2013, pp.60-67. ISSN 0012-9976

Politics of Caste, Communist Affect and the Dalit Movement in Mumbai, Journal of Polity and Society,
Vol.4, Issue 2, July 2011-December, 2012. ISSN 0976-0210

Problematic of Indian Untouchability and the Caste System : A Critical Review of Dalit and pre-Dalit Marathi Thought
on Social Reform, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library Occasional Paper, New Series, 49, 2014. ISBN 978-93-

Anthropology of Possession and the Case of a Non-Brahminical Deity, Social Orbit, Vol.01, No.01,159-177, 2015.
ISSN 2395-77189

2016 Secularism and Annihilation of Caste : Hamid Dalwai and Politics of Muslim Reform in Zaheer Ali (ed) Secularism
Under Siege: Revisiting the Indian Secular State, New Delhi, Aakar Books, p. 358-71. ISBN 978-93-5002-416-4.


‘Defining Untocuhabiltiy in Relation to the Body’ Economic and Political Weekly, Vol.XLIV NO 51, pp.82-83,
December 19, 2009. ISSN 0012-9976

‘A Dalit Reason for Character’, Economic and Political Weekly, No.41, Vol.XLVIII, Oct.12,2013. ISSN 0012-9976
Homage to a Critic of Marxist Positivist History, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol.XLIX,No.25, June 21,
2014, ISSN 0012-9976

Problems in the Study of Man and the Shifting Borders of Caste’ Indian Journal of Social Work, 73(1), 133–
142, January 2012 ISSN 00195634

Untouchability in Kudalmanikyam Temple ? Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 50, Issue No.36, 05 Sep,
2015. ISSN 2349-8846

Matriarchy Revisited, Economic and Political Weekly, No.14, Vol.LI, April 2, 2016, p.93-94. ISSN 00195634
Book Reviews

“Warriors and their Art”, p.34, The Book Review, Volume xxxiii Number 4, April 2009 ISSN
The Making of the Dalit Public in North India : Uttar Pradesh, 1950- Present, Contributions to Indian Sociology,
Volume 46, No.3, 413-15, October 2012.

Transgressive Force of Desecration : Transference and Devotion in Kavu Tindal, The Sociological Review, July 2020, (Theme - Music and Sound). https://www.thesociologicalreview.com/transgressive-force-of-desecration-transference-of-devotion-in-kavu-tindal-songs/


Jivitam maranam atijivanam(A review of Pedro Almedovar’s ‘All About My Mother’ in Malayalam) in Kottaka, 2007,

Sardar Goplakrihsnante maranam oru atikurippu in Uttarakalam
e-Journal, Kottayam, Kerala based on my Ph.D thesis in January, 2012.


From Ritual to Republic : Death as a Democratic Discourse, Saarbrucken, Lambert Academic Publishers, 2013.

Social Justice: Interdisciplinary Inquiries from India (editor), London, Routledge.


Co-edited with Dr.Shaji Varkey Journal of Polity and Society, Vol.4, Issue 2, July 2011-
December, 2012 ISSN 0976-0210

17th-18th December, 2020, Name of Conference Healing Populations: Approaching Life in a Mass Milieu, in collaboration with the Teaching Learning Cell, IIT BHU.

6th March, 2020 Name of Conference Humanistic Studies Symposium with Hans Joachim Kiederlen, former Minister (Deputy Ambassador from Germany to India) Title : Discussing Climate Change : Perspectives from the European Union, Venue : ABLT 1, IIT BHU.

3rd January, 2020 Name of Conference Humanistic Studies Symposium with Prof Susan Visvanathan, CSSS, SSS, JNU, Title : The Question of Water and State Boundaries : Kerala in 2018 and After’ , Venue : Committee Room, Department of Humanities, IIT BHU

18th December, 2019 Name of Conference Biopolitics : A Workshop with Prof Lawrence Cohen,  Department of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley , Venue : Committee Room, Department of Humanities, IIT BHU

27th August, 2019, Name of Conference Humanistic Studies Symposium ( on Skype) with Prof Lawrence Cohen, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, Title : Who is the Aam Aadmi? Notes on Gender and Embodiment of Aadhar, Venue:  LT 1, Annie Besant Lecture Theater, IIT BHU, Varanasi. 

19th August, 2019, Name of Workshop Independent Film Making with Film and Media Council, IIT BHU

1-2, March, 2017 NAME OF PROGRAMME Refrain Music Festival and Seminar, VENUE Ambedkar University Delhi, Karampura, new Delhi

26-27, Feburary , 2015  NAME OF PROGRAMME Crossroads Film and Music Festival, VENUE Christ College Auditorium (University of Calicut), Irinjalakuda, Kerala.

11-12 December, 2012 NAME OF CONFERENCE (National) Social Justice as a Question of Empirical
Sciences, VENUE Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, Teenmurti, New Delhi, PAPER Justice of
Ignorance : Knowledge, Exclusion and Centrality of Victim

16-17, November, 2011 NAME OF CONFERENCE (National) Problems in the Study of Man and the
Shifting Borders of Caste VENUE Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi,
PAPER Anthropology, Humanism and Politics of Untouchability


Date 21-23, December, 2005 NAME OF CONFERENCE (International) Boundaries of Bodies, States and
Societies, CONVENOR SSRC, New York VENUE Raichak, West Bengal, PAPER Visualizing Death as

Date 25-27 February, 2009 NAME OF CONFERENCE (International) ‘Location’ in the 21st
Century CONVENOR Prof. Satish Deshpande, Department of Sociology, University of Delhi, PAPER Disciplining location,
Dis/locating Discipline(s): Problems and Possibilities in Indian Sociology and Anthropology (co-presenter Mr.Tila

Date 28-29, January 2011 NAME OF CONFERENCE (National) Vth Anti- Caste Conference CONVENOR
Prof.Umesh Bagade, Chatrapati Sahu Maharaj Chair & Tarabhai Shinde Centre for Women’s Studies,
University of Aurangabad, Maharashtra PAPER From Organizing Tradition to Ethnoscoiology and Archaeology:
Mapping a Genealogy of the Chicago School

Date 3, March 2011 NAME OF CONFERENCE (National) Reflections on Naxalism CONVENOR Dr.
Rabindra Ray, Department of Sociology, University of Delhi PAPER Revolution: Social or Political?
Satyashodak Marxism and Naxalism Compared

Date 1-2, February 2012 NAME OF CONFERENCE (National) Comparative Religion : Retrospect and
Prospect CONVENOR, Prof.Amiya Prosad Sen, Centre for the Study of Comparative Religion and
Civilizations, Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi PAPER History, Hierarchy and Ritual : Critical Comments on a
Goddess Cult

Date 27-28, November 2013 NAME OF CONFERENCE (International) South Asian Politics, Society and
Economy CONVENOR Dr.Antony Dawson D’silva, Panampilly Memorial Government College, Chalakudy,
Kerala PAPER Caste and Politics in South Asia

Date 16-18, January 2014 NAME OF CONFERENCE (National) Martyred in History – Men and Causes
CONVENOR Dr. Suresh Jnaneswaran, Department of History, University of Kerala PAPER Spectrology of a
Martyrdom : Haunting and the Republic

Date 24-26, February 2014 NAME OF CONFERENCE (National) Human Rights: Perspective on
Marginalized Sectors CONVENOR Mr.Jipson Mecheril, Department of Political Science, St.Mary’s College,
Sulthan Bathery, Kerala PAPER Dalit Movement in Mumbai : Case of Campaign for Human Rights

Date 4-5, December 2014 NAME OF CONFERENCE (National) Re-ordering Keralam : Debating Neo-trends in
Environmental and Social History CONVENOR Dr. M.M.Khan, Department of History, Government College for
Women, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala PAPER Religious Revolt and Political Society: A Critique of Contemporary

Date 18-20, December 2014 NAME OF CONFERENCE (National) Secularism Under Siege : Re-visiting Indian
Secular State CONVENOR Prof. Zaheer Ali, Centre for Promotion of Democracy and Secularism & Rajiv
Gandhi Centre for Contemporary Studies, University of Mumbai PAPER Secularism and Annihilation of Caste

Date 14-15, March 2015 NAME OF CONFERENCE (National) Dalits and Politics of Representation CONVENOR
Prof. Surendra Jondhale, Dr.Ambedkar Centre for Social Justice, University of Mumbai PAPER Courts and
Castes: Law and the Dilemmas of Representation

Date 5-7, June 2015 NAMEOF CONFERENCE (International) Deleuze Studies in Asia, CONVENOR Dr. George
Varghese, Manipal centre for Philosophy and Humanities, Manipal University, PAPER Deleuze, Democracy
and Representation

Date 1-2, March 2016 NAME OF CONFERENCE (National) Democracy, Development and Social Justice :
Understanding Contemporary India, CONVENOR Department of Political Science, Panampilly Memorial
Government College, Chalakudy, PAPER Social in Justice

Date 24,25&26 February, 2016 NAME OF CONFERENCE (National) Western Ghats: Environment and People,
CONVENOR Department of Political Science, St Mary’s College, Sultan Bathery, PAPER Problems in Paradigms
of Ecology and Preservation

Date 20-22 February, 2020 Name of Conference (International) Deleuze and Guattari World Congress Convenor Deleuze and Guatari Studies India Collective and  Centre for Media Culture and Governance, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi PAPER Cinema and Memory : Double Articulation in Third World Independent Cinema

May 27th, 2020 Keynote Speaker Discussion hosted by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Government PG College for Girls, Lucknow on 'Covid'19: Impact on Society and Strategies to Cope With'; the event was widely reported in the Hindi press.
August 2nd, 2020Plenary Speaker Anna Bhau Sathe : A Versatile Personality, One Day international Webinar organized by the English Educators' Society, Ambajogai, Maharashtra on the birth centenary of Anna Bhau Sathe.
September 25th-27th, 2020 Invited Speaker Title of Paper Body or Life? Assemblages in the Age of Mass Healing, Conference Ttile ‘Rethinking the Postcolonial: Texts and Contexts’, Convened by New Literaria An International Journal of Interdisciplinary Humanities and Department of English, Assam University, Silchar
October 10th , 2020 Resource Person Title of Paper ‘Problematic of Indian Untouchability’ Convener, UGC Human Resource Development Centre, Osmania University,  

School of Social Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala (02 years Guest Lecturer).

Sree Kerala Varma College, Trichur, Calicut University, Kerala (06 months Guest Lecturer).

Department of Sociology, University of Delhi (05 years Research Associate).

Department of Sociology, Hindu College, University of Delhi (06 months guest lecturer).

Department of Political Science, Christ College, University of Calicut, Kerala (02 years and 06 months
Assistant Professor)

School of Undergraduate Studies, Ambedkar University Delhi, New Delhi (02 years and 06 months Assistant Professor)

1. Post Doctoral Fellowship of the Social Science Research Council, New York.  (affiliation)  
Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta
2. ICSSR General Fellowship in Sociology (affiliation)
(ICSSR) at the Centre for Study of Social Systems, JNU, New Delhi.
3.The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (New Delhi) Junior Fellowship.
4. Recommended by UGC South West Regional Centre (Bangalore) for Minor Research Project 'Migratory and Sedentary Articulation in the Making of muthappanthottam/teyyam: A Study on Caste and Ritual in Popular Religion' (2015-16)

M.A.Political Science  
M. A Sociology