Dr. Tarh Ramya

Dr. Tarh Ramya

Dr. Tarh Ramya (MA, MPhil, NET/JRF & Ph.D)

Assistant Professor, Department of Tribal Studies
  1. Ph.D. in Anthropology (2020): Rajiv Gandhi University, Doimukh
  2. M.Phil. in Tribal Studies (2011): Rajiv Gandhi University, Doimukh
  3. M.A. in Anthropology (2010): Rajiv Gandhi University, Doimukh
  1. Coordinator-Cum-Research Officer, RIWATCH Centre for Mother Languages (RCML), Khinjili, Roing from 1 May 2023 to 1 Dec 2023.
  2. Research Associate, Centre for Endangered Languages (CFEL), Rajiv Gandhi University from 1 February 2021 to 31 March 2023.
  3. Assistant Professor (Guest), Dera Natung Govt. College, Itanagar from 16 August 2018 to 31 December 2020.
  4. Assistant Professor, Saint Claret College, Ziro from 7 July 2015 to 13 August 2018.
Research Interests

Ethnographic Studies; Tribal Oral Narratives; Tribal Development Interventions; Tribal Religion; Tribal Languages; Tribal Cultural Tourism.

Publications (Recent 5)

Books Authored/Edited:

  1. “Ethnographic Profile of the Brokpa (Monpa) of Arunachal Pradesh” (2023) [ISBN: 978-81-86393-25-3]. Itanagar: Himalayan Publishers.
  2. “Ethnographic Profile of the Nah (Tagin) of Arunachal Pradesh” (2023) [ISBN: 978-81-86393-97-0]. Itanagar: Himalayan Publishers.
  3. “Understanding Tribes of Northeast India: Issues and Challenges” (2022) [ISBN: 978-93-91844-16-5]. New Delhi: Serials Publications.
  4. “Tribals in the Contemporary Context: Myriad Perspectives from Northeast India” (2018) [ISBN: 978-81-89851-12-5]. Ziro/Bengaluru: Centre for Publications, SCCZ/Claretian Publications.
  5. “Contesting Voices, Changing Realities: The Nyishis of Arunachal Pradesh” (2017) [ISBN: 978-81-933761-3-3]. Guwahati: North Eastern Social Research Centre (NESRC).

Chapters in Books:

  1. “Indigenous Knowledge in Natural Resource Management: An Observation of the Practices among Nyishi Tribe of Arunachal Pradesh”. In Longshibeni N. Kithan (Ed.), Tribal Skills and Philosophies in Times of Crisis (2023), pp. 39-54. [ISBN: 978-93-90692-523]. Delhi: Kalpaz Publications.
  2. “Nyishi Customary Laws on Property and Inheritance”. In Sarthak Sengupta & Juri Borah (Eds.), Socio-Cultural Contours of North-East India (2022), pp. 93-111. [ISBN: 978-93-5722-287-7]. New Delhi: Mittal Publications.
  3. “Promoting Cultural Tourism through Traditional Festivals among Nyishi Tribe of Arunachal Pradesh”. In K. Jose SVD, Bhaskar Das, & Ankit K. Gaur (Eds.), ReImagining Social Science Researches: Contexts, Perspectives, and Priorities (2019), pp. 275-290 [ISBN: 978-9-385-83929-0]. Guwahati: DVS Publishers.
  4. “Corruption in the Socio-cultural Context of Arunachal Pradesh: An Anthropological Understanding”. In Sarthak Sengupta & Juri Borah (Eds.), Spectrum of Anthropological Perspectives of Northeast India (2019), pp. 45-58. [ISBN: 978-81-212-1943-3]. New Delhi: Gyan Publishing House.
  5. “Exploring Traditional Approaches to Resolving Conflicts Over Land Resources: The Case of the Nyishi Tribe in Arunachal Pradesh”. In Melvil Pereira, Bitopi Dutta, and Binita Kakati (Eds.), Legal Pluralism and Indian Democracy: Tribal Conflict Resolution Systems in Northeast India (2018), pp. 231-245. [ISBN: 978-1-138-10619-2]. New York: Routledge.

Peer-Reviewed and Refereed Journal Articles:

  1. “Issues of Tribal Development in Arunachal Pradesh: The Case of the Nyishi Tribe”. Antrocom Journal of Anthropology (UGC-CARE Listed), 2023, 19(1),657-664. [ISSN: 1973-2880].
  2. “Understanding Human Dependence on Forests: A Perspective on Bangru Housing Patterns and Food Habits”. Antrocom Journal of Anthropology (UGC-CARE Listed), 2022, 18(1), 393-401. [ISSN: 1973-2880].
  3. “Perceiving Development through Natives’ Lens: Field Experiences from Three Tribes of Arunachal Pradesh”. The Oriental Anthropologist (Scopus Indexed), 2020, 20(1), 150-164. [ISSN: 0972-558X; E- ISSN: 0976-3430].
  4. “An Ethnolinguistic Profile of Bangru: The Lesser-Known Language Community of Arunachal Pradesh, India”. Antrocom Journal of Anthropology (UGC-CARE Listed), 2019, 15(2), 193-202. [ISSN: 1973-2880].
  5. “Exhibiting Tribal Ethnicity through Festivals: An Experience from the Nyishi of Arunachal Pradesh”. The Oriental Anthropologist (Scopus Indexed), 2018, 18(2), 197-208. [ISSN: 0972-558X].
Seminars/Conferences Participated (Recent 5)
  1. National Seminar on “Evolving State of Arunachal Pradesh: Contemporary Social Science Research in a Tribal State of Northeast India” and presented papers, Social Relationships amidst COVID-19 Lockdown: An Impact Analysis of Social Distancing on People of Arunachal Pradesh and Traditional Weaving Technology of the Adis in Bomdo Village of Upper Siang District, Arunachal Pradesh, organised by Department of Anthropology, Rajiv Gandhi University, Doimukh & The Asiatic Society, Kolkata on March 25 & 26, 2022.
  2. National Webinar on “Impact of COVID-19 on Indian Villages” and presented a paper, COVID-19 and Its Impact on Food Security and Livelihoods of Indian Village Communities, organised by Departments of Sociology and Zoology, Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Government Degree College, Bhadohi (U.P.) on July 1 & 2, 2020.
  3. Two-Day World Summit on “Social Sciences & Humanities-2020” (SOSH-2020) and presented a paper, Nyele: A Council for Peace and Justice System among Nyishi Tribe of Arunachal Pradesh, organised by Eudoxia Research Centre, Guwahati (Assam) on June 6 & 7, 2020.
  4. National Seminar on “Cultural Heritage of Arunachal Pradesh” and presented a paper, Attitude Towards an Unclassified Language: The Case of the Bangru in
    Arunachal Pradesh, North-East India, organised by Arunachal Institute of Tribal Studies (AITS), Rajiv Gandhi University, Doimukh in collaboration with Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (IGRMS), Bhopal on February 11 & 12, 2019.
  5. 106th Indian Science Congress on the Theme: “Future India: Science & Technology” and presented a paper, Tribal Cultural Values in the Light of Modernity: An Anthropological Observation of the Nyishi in Arunachal Pradesh, organised by Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Jalandhar (Punjab) under the Aegis of Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA), Kolkata from January 3-7, 2019
Workshops/Training Programmes Participated (Recent 5)
  1. One-Month Faculty Induction Programme (FIP-43) under the Malaviya Mission Teacher Training Programme (MM-TTP) of the University Grants Commission (UGC), Organized by Teaching Learning Centre, Ramanujan College, University of Delhi from 21 February to 19 March 2024.
  2. NEP 2020 Orientation & Sensitization Programme under Malaviya Mission Teacher Training Programme (MM-TTP) of University Grants Commission (UGC), Organized by Teaching Learning Centre, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi from 5-14 February 2024.
  3. Seven-Day Training Programme on “Language Documentation”, organised by Scheme for Protection and Preservation of Endangered Languages (SPPEL), Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL), Mysuru (Karnataka) from March 21-29, 2022.
  4. Workshop on “Documentation of Endangered Languages and Cultures of the Lesser-Known Tribes of Arunachal Pradesh”, organised by Centre for Endangered Languages, Arunachal Institute of Tribal Studies, Rajiv Gandhi University, Doimukh from September 12-18, 2021.
  5. One Day National Webinar on “Applied Anthropology and Career Opportunities”, organised by the Department of Anthropology in Association with IQAC, Government Vishwanath Yadav Tamaskar Post Graduate Autonomous
    College, Durg (Chhattisgarh) on July 8, 2021.
  1. UGC-Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) in June 2015.
  2. Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship (as Senior Research Fellow) from 2012-2015.
  3. Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship (as Junior Research Fellow) from 2010-2012.
Membership in Academic Bodies/Organizations
  1. Life Member, United Indian Anthropology Forum (UIAF), Bhubaneswar(Odisha).
  2. Life Member (Membership No. R-32), Indian Anthropological Society (IAS), Kolkata (W.B.).
  3. Life Member (Membership No. 545), Indian National Confederation and the Academy of Anthropologists (INCAA), Jhargram (W.B.).
  4. Life Member (Membership No. 518), Indian Anthropological Association (IAA), New Delhi (Delhi).
  5. Life Member (Membership No. L37094), Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA), Kolkata (W.B.).
  6. Life Member (Membership No. GAHSSR-M17282), Global Association for Humanities and Social Science Research (GAHSSR), Jaipur (Rajasthan).
  7. Life Member, Arunachal Anthropological Forum (AAF), Rono Hills, Doimukh (Arunachal Pradesh).
  8. Life Member (Membership No. SSHRA-M19480), Social Science and Humanities Research Association (SSHRA), Jaipur (Rajasthan).
  9. Life Member (Membership No. M/M-940), Indian Academicians and Researchers Association (IARA), Guwahati (Assam).
  10. Member, Association of Academic Researchers and Faculties (AARF), Yamuna Nagar (Haryana).
  11. Member, SOAS Global Council on Anthropological Linguistics (SOAS GLOCAL), London (UK).
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