RAVI S. SINGH

Professor
(Office): Department of Geography, Faculty of Science
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, UP 221 005, India
Tel: 0542-6701534 (Off.), Mob: 0-9451 811606.
Email: ravisingh.geog@gmail.com, ravisingh.geog@yahoo.com

Academic Qualifications
S.No.Degree Institution Year
i M.A. Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 1993
ii M.Phil. Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 1996
iii Ph.D. Jai Prakash University, Chhapra (Bihar) 2000
Area of Specialisation:
I have specialised in social and cultural geography during my academic training. However, later on, I have also developed research interests in geographical thought, development geography, and geography education; and, have contributed in all the above areas of specialisation, which have been well-received by fellow academic workers.

Project/s undertaken as PI (if any):

Consultant to two major projects of the Department of Tourism & Culture (Government of India) on the history, culture and oral tradition of the tribes of Arunachal Pradesh. India.

Award/ recognitions/ International Fellow/ Membership:

Received Enrichment Fund Award of the Association of American Geographers, 2010. Secretary: The Institute of Indian Geographers, Pune.
Vice-President: Indian Society of Spatial Science (Presidency University), Kolkata.
List of selected/ major publications (Max. 10; in perfect/full citation):

  1. Singh, Ravi S. 2005. Paths of Development in Arunachal Pradesh. Northern Book Centre, New Delhi. (ISBN: 81-7211-183-5)
  2. Singh, Ravi S. (ed.) 2009a. Indian Geography: Perspectives, Concerns and Issues. Rawat Publications, Jaipur/New Delhi. (ISBN 81-316-0228-1).
  3. Singh, Ravi S. (ed.) 2009b. Indian Geography in the 21st Century: The Young Geographers’ Agenda Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne (UK). [ISBN (10): 1-4438-1365-6, (13): 978-1-4438-1365-5]. Articles
  4. Singh, Rana P.B. and Singh, Ravi S. 2002. Development in India: Scenario and ideology; in, Närman, Anders and K. Karunanayake, K. (eds.) Towards a New Regional and Local Development Research Agenda. Dept. of Geography, Göteborg University (Sweden), series B, No. 100 and Centre for Development Studies, University of Kelaniya (Sri Lanka), No. 1: pp. 65-78. (ISBN 91-86472-40-2)
  5. Singh, Ravi S. and Singh, Rana P.B. 2006. Goddesses in Kashi (Varanasi): Spatial patterns and symbolic orders; in, Gaenszle, Martin and Gengnagel, Jörg (eds.) Visualised Space in Banaras: Images, Maps, and the Practice of Representations. (Ethno-Indology Series, vol.4. Heidelberg Studies in South Asian Rituals). Harrassowitz Verlag, Wiesbaden, & Oxford University Press, New Delhi: pp. 41-68. (ISBN 10: 3447051876, 13: 978-3447051873).
  6. Singh, Ravi S. 2008a. Perspectives on rivers and rivers' interlinking project of India. South Asian Affairs (ISSN: 1349-8851; CSAS, Gifu Women’s University, Japan), Issue No. 5 (Nov.): pp. 5-31.
  7. Singh, Ravi S. 2008b. Challenges to Indian Geography: A contextual analysis. Geographical Review of India (ISSN 0375-6386, GSI Kolkata), Platinum Jubilee Volume, 70 (1): 57-70.
  8. Singh, Ravi S. 2009. Identity and image of Indian Geography: The people's perspective. Journal of Geography in Higher Education (Routledge), 33 (3): 375-391 (doi: 10.1080/03098260902734984).
  9. Singh, Ravi S. and Singh, Satyendra N. 2010. Understanding the impacts of peri-urbanization: A case study. Geographical Review of India (ISSN 0375-6386, GSI Kolkata), 72 (3): 276-286.
  10. Singh, Ravi S. 2011. Water Conflicts: Typology, Emerging Concerns and Issues. National Geographical Journal of India (ISSN: 0027-9374, NGSI, BHU Varanasi), 57 (2): 41-54.
  11. Singh, Ravi S. 2012a. Neglect of School Geography in India: An Exploration into the Nature and Issues National Geographical Journal of India (ISSN: 0027-9374, NGSI, BHU, Varanasi), 58 (2): 33-44.
  12. Singh, Ravi S. 2012b. Enriching geographical research in India through qualitative methods: A plea. Transactions, Journal of the Institute of Indian Geographers, (Special Issue on Philosophy and Research Methodology of Geography; December): 79-88.
  13. Singh, Ravi S. 2013. Living with the natural disasters: A case study of bank erosion; in, Nandeshwar, M. D., et al. (eds.) Sustainable Natural Resources Management under Changing Climatic Scenarios: Proceedings of the 3rd International Indian Geography Congress. Allied Publishers, New Delhi: pp. 174-181. (ISBN 978-81-8424-774-9).


Additional information/ Achievements:  

  • Published four review reports for INSA National Committee of Geography, New Delhi; twenty four review articles for different journals of repute; and, six popular articles.
  • Delivered one inaugural address to a UGC sponsored national seminar, a sectional keynote address and about thirty-six other invited lectures, as resource persons, in different universities and institutions in India.
  • Organised five seminars/conferences including two international ones.
  • Presented over sixty research papers in different national/international seminars/ conferences.
  • Member of the advisory committee of a few journals.
  • Life Member of ten academic bodies.
  • Contributed to the corporate life of the university as member/convenor of different committees at the department and faculty level; SET/UET/PET centre coordinator; and, other examination related works of the university.
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