Dr. Charles Reuben Lyngdoh

Name Dr. Charles Reuben Lyngdoh
Contact Information reubenlyngdoh@gmail.com / +919856334168
Department Political Science
Designation Associate Professor and HOD
Qualifications M.A. (Political Science); N.E.T. (Political Science); Ph.D. (Political Science)
Area of Interest Government and Politics of North East India; Public Administration; Human Rights
Date of Joining 11.6.2001
Awards/Achievement
Research Projects 1. Title – Motivating Factors for the Youth to Vote: A Study of Youth Participation in the 16-East Shillong Legislative Assembly Constituency. ICSSR-NERC, Shillong, Minor Research Project. Completed and submitted in September 2014.
2. Title – Khasi Culture as a Model for Eco-Leadership: A Study into the Eco-leadership Values and Ethics of Mawlong Protected Forest. ICSSR-NERC, Shillong, Minor Research Project. Completed and submitted in May 2017.
3. Title – Culture and Environmental Sustainability: A Comparative Analysis of the Role of Culture in Sustainability in Meghalaya and Odisha. ICSSR, New Delhi Major Research Project. Ongoing.

Publications Journals/Proceedings
1. “Meghalaya Elections 2003: Challenges before the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance” in Mainstream. Vol.XLI No.27 dated June 21, 2003.
2. “Meghalaya: Decades of Inter-ethnic Tension” in Economic and Political Weekly. November 29-December5, 2003 issue. Vol. XXXVIII No. 48.
3. “Democracy in Khasi Polity”, translated and published in Kannada by Yojana, December 2005 North East Special Issue.
4. “Continuing Community Political Traditions: The Federation of Khasi States after 2000”, North East India History Association (NEIHA) in 31st Proceedings Volume, 2010.
5. “Youth and Political Participation” in The Political Anvil, Vol. 1. No. 1 (2012) ISSN 2319-7528 published by Synod College, Shillong – 793002.
6. Book Review in The Political Anvil, Vol. 2. No. 1. (2013)
7. Book Review (Joint) in The Political Anvil, Vol. 4. No. 1 (2015)
8. “Changing Notions of Accountability: Emerging Trends”, in The Political Anvil Vol. 6, No.1 (2017).
9. “Social Exclusion and Human Rights: Persons with Disabilities in Meghalaya” in the Epignosis Review Vol. 1 No. 1 September 2017. ISBN: 978-81-933870-2-3 and RNI REF. NO: 1307184.

Books
1. Joint Paper, “Traditional Tribal Self-Governing Institutions of Meghalaya: The Khasi Syiem” in North East India in Perspective: Biology, Social Formation and Contemporary Problems. Akansha Publishing House, New Delhi, 2005.
2. “Introduction”, Human Rights: Experiences and Initiatives, published by Synod College, Ri Lum Printing Press, 2006.
3. “Endorsing Tourism: A Resource for the Northeast” in Look East Policy: Impact On Northeast India (Ed.) Akansha Publishing House, New Delhi, 2008.
4. “Identity Formation in the Khasi Hills: The Khasi National Dorbar” in Social Forces and Politics in North East India (Ed.), DVS Publishers, Guwahati, 2013.
5. “Democracy and Corruption” in Parliamentary Democracy in India: Experiences and Prospects (Ed.), Akansha Publishing House, New Delhi, 2014.
6. “Campaign for Right to Information: Experiences in Meghalaya” (joint paper), in Parliamentary Democracy in India: Experiences and Prospects (Ed.), Akansha Publishing House, New Delhi, 2014.
7. “Vitality of Local Administration: The Dorbar Shnong”, in Democracy and Development in India’s North-East: Challenges and Opportunities (Ed.), Bookwell, Delhi, 2015.
8. “Land Relations in the Khasi Hills of Meghalaya: Emerging Trends”, in Environment – Cultural Interactions and the Tribes of North-East India (Ed.), Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK, 2015.
9. “The Khasi States and the British: Political Development on the Eve of Independence”, in Revisiting Traditional Institutions in the Khasi-Jaintia Hills (Ed.), Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK, 2016.
10. “Man and Environment: The Khasi Narrative”. Climate Change and the Developing Countries. Banshaikupar Lyngdoh Mawlong (Ed.). Cambridge Scholars Publishing Limited, UK. 2018.
11. “Culture and Nature among the Khasi: The Mawlong Protected Forest”. Culture and Sustainability: A Value Based Approach to Development. Banshaikupar L. Mawlong and Charles Reuben Lyngdoh (Ed.). Synergy Books India, New Delhi, 2018.

Conference/Seminar/Workshop Presentations
1. Presented a joint paper with Professor L.S.Gassah, Department of Political Science, NEHU, entitled The Applicability and Relevance of the 73rd Amendment: The Case of Meghalaya at a two day seminar “Traditional self-governing institutions in the hill areas of North East and their relevance in the present day context (with special reference to the 73rd Amendment Act)” organized by the Department of Political Science, Rajiv Gandhi University, Arunachal Pradesh on April 29-30, 2003.
2. Presented a paper entitled Endorsing Tourism: A Resource for the North East in the two day National Seminar on “Look East Policy: Impact on the North East India” organized by Synod College on October 19-20, 2006.
3. Presented a paper entitled Christianity and Politics at the National Seminar “Christianity: National Integration” on October 15th, 2008.
4. Presented a joint paper with Dr. W.R. Kharlukhi entitled Livelihood Diversification: Empowering Rural Meghalaya at a two day National Seminar “Innovative Resourcing: Empowering Rural Livelihood” organized by Synod College, Shillong on October15-16, 2009.
5. Presented a joint paper with B. Myrboh entitled Right To Information: Experiences in Meghalaya at the 18th Annual Conference of NEIPSA and UGC sponsored National Level Seminar on “State and Governance in North East India” organized by Pandu College, Guwahati on January 4-5, 2010.
6. Presented a paper entitled Identity Formation in the Khasi Hills: The Khasi National Dorbar at a National Workshop organized by Department of Political Science (SAP), NEHU, Shillong on March 11-12-2010.
7. Presented a paper entitled, Social Exclusion and Human Rights: Persons with Disabilities in Meghalaya at a National Seminar on “Social Exclusion and Conflict in Northeast India” organized by the Institute of Tai Studies & Research, Moranhat, Assam on January 8-9, 2011.
8. Presented a paper entitled, Continuing Community Political Traditions: The Federation of Khasi States after 2000 at the “31st NEIHA Conference” at Don Bosco College, Tura on February 14-16, 2011.
9. Presented a paper entitled UGC Service Conditions: Issues and Challenges at a two day National Seminar on “Changing Scenario in Higher Education” organized by Lady Keane College on August 25-26, 2011.
10. Presented a paper entitled Youth and Political Participation: The Nationalist Congress Party in Meghalaya in a two day National Seminar “Gender and Youth in the Politics of North East India”, organized by Department of Political Science NEHU, under UGC-SAP on March 20-21, 2012.
11. Presented a paper entitled Democracy and Corruption at a two day National Conference “Sixty Years of the Working of Parliamentary Democracy in India: Experiences and Prospects” jointly organized by Synod College, Shillong and P.A. Sangma Foundation on June 27-28, 2012.
12. Presented a paper entitled Khasi Democracy at Crossroads in the two day XIV Annual International Seminar, “Economics, Politics, and Civil Society” organized by Divine Group, New Delhi on Jan 2-3, 2013.
13. Presented a paper entitled Vitality of Local Administration: The Dorbar Shnong in the two day National Seminar, “Democracy and Development in India’s North-East: Challenges and Opportunities” organized by ICSSR-NERC, Shillong on December 6-7, 2013.
14. Presented a paper entitled British Colonialism in the Khasi Hills: The Early Years (1829-1839) at the International Conference, “Understanding the Tribes” of Asia on November 3-5, 2016 at Synod College.
15. Presented a joint paper with Banshaikupar L. Mawlong entitled, Khasi Culture as a Model for Eco-Leadership: Values and Ethics of Protected/Sacred Forests in an International Colloquium on “Value based Approach to Sustainable Development” organized by IC-NES, Synod College on November 15-17, 2016.
16. Presented a paper entitled, A Handful of Abundance at ICSSR-NERC Round Table on “Greatness of North-East India: A Land of Beauty and Wonder” held on December 9, 2016.
17. Presented a paper entitled Autonomous District Councils in Meghalaya at a two day Seminar “North East India Since 1947: Society, Polity and Economy in the State of Meghalaya” organized by Omeo Kumar Das Institute of Social Change and Development, Guwahati on March 16-17, 2017.
18. Presented a paper entitled Eco Leadership in the Khasi Context: Sacred Forests and Protected Groves at a two day Workshop on “Culture and Environment Sustainability: A Comparative Analysis of the Role of Culture in Sustainability in Meghalaya and Odisha” organized by KIIT School of Rural Management, Bhubaneshwar on November 17-18, 2017.

Books Published
1. Charles Reuben Lyngdoh (Ed.), Human Rights: Experiences and Initiatives, Ri Lum Offset Printing House, Shillong, 2006.
2. Charles Reuben Lyngdoh & Merostar Rani (Ed.). Look East Policy: Impact on North East India, Akansha Publishing House, New Delhi, 2008.
3. Charles Reuben Lyngdoh (Ed.), Revisiting Traditional Institutions in the Khasi-Jaintia Hills, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK, 2016.
4. Banshaikupar L. Mawlong and Charles Reuben Lyngdoh (Ed.), Culture and Sustainability: A Value Based Approach to Development, Synergy Books India, New Delhi, 2018.