Dr. Charisma Karthak Lepcha

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  Dr. Charisma K. Lepcha
  Designation: Assistant Professor
  Date of Joining: 28/04/2014
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Academic record & distinction

MA, PhD (Anthropology) North-Eastern Hill University

Gold Medalist (MA Anthropology, 2008)

UGC-NET (2008) in Anthropology

PhD Topic: “Religion, Culture, and Identity: A Comparative Study on the Lepchas of Dzongu, Kalimpong and Ilam”


Fellow. Indian Institute of Advanced Studies (IIAS), Shimla (2018-2019)
Visiting Scholar. Harvard Yenching Institute, Cambridge, MA (2021-2022)

Areas of Specialization

Social-Cultural Anthropology 

Latest Publications

  1. 2021. ‘Lepcha Water View and Climate Change in Sikkim Himalaya’ in Enviornmental Humanities in the New Himalayas: Symbiotic Indigeneity, Commoning, Sustainability. New Delhi: Routledge. ISBN: 9780367600796.
  2. 2020. “Postcard Is Not an Accountable Item–Sincerely @Indiapostoffice.” American Anthropologist website.
  3. 2019. ‘Lepchas of Sikkim: A Review of Ethnographic Texts from Colonial to Current Times’ in Spectrum of Anthropological Perspectives of Northeast India. Sengupta, S and J, Borah (eds.) New Delhi: Gyan Publishing House. Pp 223-233. (ISBN: 978-8121219433)

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