Dr. Anshuman Behera is an Associate Professor at NIAS, Bangalore. Prior to joining NIAS Dr. Behera worked with Institute of Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi and Institute for Conflict Management, New Delhi. Dr. Behera's research areas include Conflict Resolution, Internal conflicts in India, Nepal and Bangladesh, terrorism in South Asia, religious radicalisation.
Dr. Behera's research areas include Conflict Resolution, Internal conflicts in India, Nepal and Bangladesh, terrorism in South Asia, religious radicalisation.
Pani, Narendar , and Anshuman Behera. 2018. “On the ‘why’ of Indian politics”. In Reasoning Indian Politics: Philosopher Politicians to Politicians Seeking Philosophy, Reasoning Indian Politics: Philosopher Politicians to Politicians Seeking Philosophy, London: Routledge, 1-22. https://www.routledge.com/Reasoning-Indian-Politics-Philosopher-Politicians-to-Politicians-Seeking/Pani-Behera/p/book/9781138201835#authorbio.
Behera, Anshuman . 2018. “From Mao to Maoism: the Indian path”. In Reasoning Indian Politics: Philosopher Politicians to Politicians Seeking Philosophy, Reasoning Indian Politics: Philosopher Politicians to Politicians Seeking Philosophy, London: Routledge, 182-204. https://www.routledge.com/Reasoning-Indian-Politics-Philosopher-Politicians-to-Politicians-Seeking/Pani-Behera/p/book/9781138201835#authorbio.
Behera, Anshuman . 2015. “India-Nepal relationship: Towards progressive partnership”. In India and Her Neighbours: Towards A Proactive Partnership., India and Her Neighbours: Towards A Proactive Partnership., New Delhi: Kalpaz Publications. http://eprints.nias.res.in/784/.
Behera, Anshuman . 2013. “A New Nepal and Changing Threat Perception for India”. In Changing Perception in a Globalizing World: With Special reference to India, Changing Perception in a Globalizing World: With Special reference to India, New Delhi: Gyan Publication, 288-300.
Behera, Anshuman , and Aparupa Bhattacherjee.0 “Insurgencies and Ungoverned Territories on the India-Myanmar Border: Implications of Bilateral Relations”. In Enhancing India Myanmar Ties: The Way Ahead, Enhancing India Myanmar Ties: The Way Ahead, New Delhi : ICWA & KW Publishers , 22-31 .
Behera, Anshuman . 2020. “Causes of fire: Stepping away from the ‘mainstream’ understanding of extremism, the author re-engages with the issue by examining it through the prism of State fragility”. Post-Conflict Reconstruction: From Extremism to Peaceful Co-existence. https://www.telegraphindia.com/culture/books/book-review-post-conflict-reconstruction-from-extremism-to-peaceful-co-existence-by-sadia-sulaiman/cid/1800154#.
Pani, Narendar , and Anshuman Behera. 2018. Reasoning Indian Politics: Philosopher Politicians to Politicians Seeking Philosophy. Routledge India. https://www.routledge.com/Reasoning-Indian-Politics-Philosopher-Politicians-to-Politicians-Seeking/Pani-Behera/p/book/9781138201835#authorbio.
Behera, Anshuman . 2021. “India's Internal Conflicts: Six Issues (NIAS/CSS/CRPR/U/IB/13/2021)”.
Behera, Anshuman . 2021. “India’s Internal Security: Threat Perception and Way Forward”. CLAWS Journal 15(2): 28-45. https://ojs.indrastra.com/index.php/clawsjournal/article/view/130/136.
Behera, Anshuman . 2021. “ India’s Security Response to the Maoist Insurgency”. Indian Studies Review 2(1): 2-16. https://www.cspgindia.com/journal-1/vol.-ii-no.1-(jan-june-2021).
Behera, Anshuman , and Mayilvaganan M. 2021. “The China–Nepal–India Economic Corridor: wishful thinking or regional aspiration beyond rhetoric?”. The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs 110(2): 250-263. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00358533.2021.1904586.
Behera, Anshuman . 2020. “People’s Movement under a Revolutionary Brand: Understanding The Maoist Movement in Odisha”. Millennial Asia: 1-15.
Behera, Anshuman . 2020. “Swaraj and Democracy: Reflections on the Indian Experience”. Indian Philosophical Quarterly 47 (1-2 ): 151-164 .
Behera, Anshuman . 2019. “Politics of Good Governance and Development in Maoist Affected Scheduled Areas in India: A Critical Engagement”. Studies in Indian Politics 7(1): 45-55. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/2321023019838649.
Behera, Anshuman . 2018. “The Majoritarian Way to Democracy: The Bodoland Conflict in Assam”. Alternatives: Global, Local, Political. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0304375418757094.
Behera, Anshuman . 2018. “Emerging Trends of Terrorism: A Critical Analysis”. Liberal Studies 3(2): 49-62.
Behera, Anshuman . 2017. “Development as a Source of Conflict: The Sahukars, Displaced People and the Maoists in Koraput”. The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs.
Behera, Anshuman . 2013. “The Students Islamic Movement of India: The Story so far”. Journal of Defence Studies. Vol. 7, No 7: 213-228.
Behera, Anshuman . 2011. “Deradicalisation in Bangladesh; Challenges Ahead”. Journal of Defence Studies 5: 138-146.
Behera, Anshuman . 2022. “"Fires that burn within" Book Review of The Violence in our Bones: Mapping the Deadly Fault Lines within Indian Society by Neera Chandhoke (Aleph Book Company, 2021)”. The Telegraph Online, 28 January 2022. https://www.telegraphindia.com/culture/books/book-review-the-violence-in-our-bones-mapping-the-deadly-fault-lines-within-indian-society-by-neera-chandhoke/cid/1849407.
Behera, Anshuman . 2015. “Conflict over statute”. http://www.deccanherald.com/content/501931/conflict-over-statute.html.
Behera, Anshuman . 2014. “Modi's Nepal visit shouldn't take the beaten track”. The Pioneer. http://eprints.nias.res.in/627/.
Behera, Anshuman . 2020. Natural Resource, Conflict and People’s Movement: A Strategy for Resolution (NIAS/CSS/CRPR/U/PB/13/2020). Bangalore: NIAS.
Raj, Baldev , Goal PS, and Anshuman Behera. 2018. Sustaining Excellence and Relevance in an Organization: A Joint Study between NIAS and NITI Aayog (NIAS Report No. R63-2018). Bengaluru: NIAS. http://eprints.nias.res.in/1708/.
Pani, Narendar , Stefan Strohschneides, Anshuman Behera, Pablo Holwitt, and Ines Kranert. 2019. “Understanding Volunteerism in Civil Safety and Security: An International Perspective (NIAS/CSS/CRE/U/WP/012/2019)”.
- Three credit course on ‘Philosophical Foundations of Understanding Conflict’, NIAS since 2015
- Reading course on ‘Approaches to Conflict Resolution’, NIAS (2015-16).
- ‘Introduction to Political Science’ as part of NIAS Foundation Course (2014-17).
- ‘Research Methodology in Social Sciences’ as part of NIAS Research methodology Course ( August 2014-17)
- Coordinator of the NIAS ‘Foundation Course’ with Dr. Gopi Rethinraj, NIAS (2016-17).
- Co-coordinator of the ‘Core Course of Social Sciences’ with Prof. Anitha Kurup, NIAS (2014-15)
- Project on “Natural resources, Conflict, and Consciousness: Dissecting People's Movements in Odisha” funded by Indian Council for Social Science Research (Ongoing)
- Project on “Vulnerabilities and Political Aspects of Civil Society: Vulnerabilities and Volunteerism” with Prof. Narendar Pani, funded by Department of Science and technology, Government of India (Ongoing)
- Project on “Madrassa Education in Jammu & Kashmir and Its emerging Implications on National Security”, funded by Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. (Completed).
- Project on “Growth of SIMI and Its Security Implications for India”, funded by Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. (Completed).
- Project on “Maoist Finance in India”, with P V Ramana, funded by Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. (Completed).
- ‘Vulnerability and Volunteerism: Results from Kandara, Uttarakhand’, September 20, 2017, Freie University, Berlin.
- 'Political Inequality and Political Violence: The Maoist Violence and Indian State' in an International conference on 'Comparative perspectives on Growing Socio-Economic Inequalities in India and Europe', jointly organised by Netherlands Scientific Organization (NWO) and ICSSR, New Delhi at Bangalore, February 8-9, 2017.
- 'Sustaining through Development: The Maoist Conflict and Development Measures in India' at an international conference on 'Development in Question', organised by Department of Development Sociology, Cornell University, October 6-8, 2016.
- 'Democracy, Dialogue and Conflict: The Maoist conflict and Indian State', international conference on 'Democracy and Governance in India and Thailand', organised by Indian Council for Social Science Research and National Research Council of Thailand, September 5-6, 2016, New Delhi.
- ‘Local Conflicts under a Revolution Brand: The Maoist Conflict in Odisha’, international conference on ‘Social and Political Movements in Odisha: Past and Present’, February 21-23, 2018, IIT Kanpur
- 'Majoritarian Way to Democracy: Case of Bodoland Conflict in Assam' in an International Conference on Multitude and Democracy: Experiences from Myanmar and Northeast India organised by PRIO (Norway) and OKDISCD, Guwahati, February 19-20, 2016.
- 'Looking at their Homes from Distance: The Displaced persons of kandhamal riot and their interactions with the Swamis, the Fathers and the Maoists' in an international conference on 'To Take Place: Culture, Religion and Home-Making in and Beyond South Asia, organised by Elon University and Madras University at Madras University, Chennai, July 27-28, 2016
- 'Naxal Conflict: A Critique of State's Response' in an international conference on 'Armed Conflict, Peace Audit & Early Warning' organised by ISSSP, NIAS, July 9-11, 2016
- 'Development Challenges to the Maoist Conflict in India' in a conference on Conflict & Economic Development, organised by Jindal University, September 26-27, 2016
- 'Emerging Trends in Terrorism' in a conference on 'Emerging Trends in Non-Traditional Security: Threats and Responses' organised by Department of International Studies, Christ University, September 2-3, 2016
- 'Insurgency, Drugs and Small Arms in Myanmar', in an International Seminar on "Myanmar at the Crossroads: Current Realities, Challenges and Opportunities", Organised by ISSSP, NIAS, Bangalore, July 20-22, 2015
- Anshuman Behera, "Perturbed Peace in Paradise", Eenadu, June 30, 2021
- Anshuman Behera, "India's Influence in Nepal Shrinks", Deccan Herald, 27 June 2021
- Niranjan Sahoo And Anshuman Behera, "Bull by the Horns: To decisively fight the Maoists, India needs a culture of accountability at all levels". Force, May 2021 pp.38-39
- "Dialogue a new strategy to deal with Maoists", The Pioneer, 2 May 2021
- "Nepal's territorial assertion is mere political posturing", The Hindu BusinessLine, 3 June 2020
- "Maoist mayhem under new leadership", The Pioneer, 31 May 2020
- "Consequences of Delinquency" DNA, 29 May 2019
- Niranjan Sahoo and Anshuman Behera,"2019 Elections: Can the BJP pull off a Tripura in Odisha polls?",Dailyo, 15 April 2019
- "Beyond superficial insights"DNA, 18 Feb 2019