Dr.​​ Tarun Mene

 

Personal Profile

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Dr.​​ TARUN MENE

Assistant Professor,​​ 

Arunachal​​ Institute of​​ Tribal​​ Studies (AITS)

Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills, Doimukh

Arunachal Pradesh-791112

 

Email:

tarun.mene@rgu.ac.in

 

 

 

 

Phone No.:​​ 

+91​​ 8119859343

 

Educational Profile

Ph.D.

Rajiv Gandhi University,​​ Doimukh,​​ Arunachal Pradesh;​​ 2012;​​ Supervisor:​​ Prof. S.K Chaudhuri.

M.Phil.

Rajiv Gandhi University, Doimukh, Arunachal Pradesh; 2012;​​ Supervisor: Prof. S.K Chaudhuri.

M.A.

 

Rajiv Gandhi University, Doimukh, Arunachal Pradesh; 2005

Subject:​​ Anthropology

Specialization:​​ Socio-Cultural Anthropology

BA

 

Indira Gandhi Government College, Tezu,​​ Arunachal Pradesh; 2003

Subject:​​ Geography (Major)​​ &​​ Economics

 

Professional​​ Experience

Assistant​​ Professor, Department of​​ AITS,

Rajiv Gandhi University, Arunachal Pradesh, India

February,​​ 2016-till date

Post-doctoral Fellow​​ (UGC),

Rajiv Gandhi University, Arunachal Pradesh, India​​ Supervisor:​​ Prof.​​ S.K.​​ Chaudhuri.

April,​​ 2013-​​ February 2016​​ 

 

Administrative Experience

March, 2020-March 2020

December 2020-till Date

October 2019-October 2020

September2019-​​ October 2019

November, 2016,2017, 2018, 2019

March 2017-​​ till date

Convener-Transport Committee, 13th​​ Inter-College Youth Festival 2020

Member, Internal Security Committee

Member-Project Proposal Screening Committee

 

Member –Election Committee, RGUSU

 

Member- RGU Convocation Committee

In-charge, AITS Museum​​ 

 

Awards &​​ Honours

  • Qualified CSIR-UGC-NET for CSIR-JRF in​​ June,​​ 2012

  • Post Doctoral Fellowship, UGC, New Delhi.​​ 

  • Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship, UGC, New Delhi, 2006-2011

  • Tomo Riba Research Fellowship 2005-06,​​ Centre for Culture and Research Documentation, Naharlagun, Arunachal Pradesh.

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata, India (Life Membership).

  • Indian National Confederation and Academy of Anthropologists (INCAA), Kolkata, India, (Life Membership).

  • Indian Anthropological Society, Kolkata, India (Life Membership).

  • North East India Council for Social Science Research, Shillong, India (Life Membership).

  • Arunachal Anthropological Forum (AAF), Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, India (Life Membership).

 

Research Interests

  • Socio-Cultural and Economic Life of​​ the Marginalised Section of​​ the​​ Society​​ 

  • Suicide​​ and​​ Tribal Health

  • Religion

  • Social Change​​ 

Research​​ Publications

  • Suicide and Religion:​​ A Perspective from the Idu Mishmi Tribe of North East India; Mene Tarun;​​ Man, Environment and Society,​​ 2021. Vol. 2, No. 1: 131-139.

  • COVID-19 Pandemic and Indigenous Health Care​​ Practices among the tribal Communities of Arunachal Pradesh: John, Simon & Mene Tarun:​​ Man in India;​​ 2019, 100 (1-2) : 59-71.

  • Euthanasia among the Idu Mishmis of Arunachal Pradesh: Understanding Issues and Concerns of a Frontier Tribe: Mene, T and Chaudhuri, S.K.:​​ Journal of Indian Anthropological Society,​​ 2016, Vol:51: 24-40.

  • Women in the Face of Globalization: Observations on the Idu Mishmi Society of Arunachal Pradesh: Mene, T.:​​ InterView:​​ An Interdisciplinary Journal in Social Sciences,​​ 2015:​​ Vol. 2, No. 1, 79-89.

  • Attitude towards Death and Suicide among the Idu Mishmi tribe of Arunachal Pradesh: Mene, T:​​ Asian Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies,​​ 2014,​​ Vol.2, Issue 6, 51-59.

  • Underestimation of Suicide Deaths: A Study of the Idu Mishmi Tribe of Arunachal Pradesh: Mene, T.: ​​ Economic & Political Weekly,​​ 2013,​​ Vol xlviii no 52: 129-133.

  • Suicide: A Study of the Idu Mishmi Tribe of Arunachal Pradesh: Mene, T.:​​ Resarun,​​ Journal of the Directorate of Research, Government of Arunachal Pradesh. India,​​ 2013,​​ Vol-37: 20-26.

  • Mene, T. and S. K. Chaudhuri. 2010. Festival and Emerging Social Reality: Perspectives on the Idu Mishmis of Arunachal Pradesh,​​ The Oriental Anthropologist,​​ 2010,​​ Vol.10 No.1: 33-51.

 

Book/Book Chapter​​ published

 

  • Mene, Tarun; Chaudhuri, S.K.​​ (eds).​​ Change and Continuity among Tribes; The Idu Mishmis of Arunachal Pradesh, Rawat Publications, New Delhi, 2019. ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ 

  • Mene, Tarun. 2019.​​ Origin and Migration Myth of Beads among the Idu Mishmis, in​​ Folklore of North East India, ed. Mibang Tamo, Himalayan Publisher, Itanagar, 2020, 168-178.

  • Mene, Tarun. 2019. Suicide: A Public Health Issue with special​​ reference to Arunachal Pradesh,​​ In​​ Dimensions of Anthropological Research in Northeast India, Eds.​​ Sengupta, S​​ &​​ Borah,​​ Juri,​​ Gyan Publishing House, New Delhi,​​ 2019, 79-88.​​ 

  • Mene, Tarun and​​ Chaudhuri,​​ S.​​ K:​​ Religious Reform Movements in Arunachal Pradesh: Understanding Adi and Mishmi Tribes,​​ In​​ Sengupta,​​ Sarthak, ed,​​ Social Movements in Northeast India,​​ Gyan Publishing House, New Delhi,​​ 2019,​​ 61-74.​​ 

  • Meto, Rumo and Mene, Tarun. The Great fire and the Creation Myth: The Oral Tradition of the Idu Mishmis​​ of Arunachal Pradesh,​​ In Mene, Tarun and S.K Chaudhuri,​​ eds,​​ Change and Continuity among Tribes; The Idu​​ Mishmis of Arunachal Pradesh, Rawat Publications, New Delhi, 2019, 102-107.

 

Research guidance

Ph.D scholar​​ (Ongoing scholars)

 

  • Full name of the Scholar: Mr Kemo Padu

Topic of research:​​ Emerging Religious Identity among the Bugun Tribe of Arunachal Pradesh

Year of PhD degree: Ongoing

 

  • Full name of the Scholar:​​ Ms Sange Chomu Khochy

Topic of research:​​ Women Entrepreneurship: A Sociological Investigation of the Monpa Tribe of West Kameng and Tawang Districts Of Arunachal Pradesh

Year of PhD degree: Ongoing

  • Full name of the Scholar:​​ Ms Isha Basar

Topic of research:​​ Empowerment through Self Employment: A Study of Women Street Vendors of Arunachal Pradesh​​ 

Year of PhD degree: Ongoing

 

Course/Conference/Workshop organized

  • Coordinator,​​ National Seminar,​​ ‘Cultural Heritage of Arunachal Pradesh’​​ held at AITS, RGU during 11-12 February 2019.

 

  • Coordinator,​​ Workshop on ‘Suicide Prevention Strategy for the Idu Mishmi Community of Arunachal Pradesh, India’, held at Roing, Lower Dibang Valley Arunachal Pradesh during 6th​​ -7th​​ February 2016.​​ 

 

Course/Conference/Workshop​​ etc.​​ attended

  • Delivered an oral presentation in ‘Contemporary Research and Emerging Issues of Northeast India: Anthropology and Beyond’,​​ a​​ National Seminar​​ held​​ at Department of Anthropology, RGU Doimukh​​ Arunachal Pradesh, India during​​ 2nd-3rd​​ March 2020.

Title of the presentation: Suicide Prevention Strategy for the Idu Mishmi Tribe: An Appraisal.

  • Delivered an oral presentation in ‘Ethnicity, Livelihood and Culture Change among the Himalayan People: Anthropology and Beyond,​​ an International Seminar held at​​ Department of Anthropology, RGU​​ during​​ 23rd-24th​​ September 2019.

Title of the presentation: Reminiscing the Past and the Present. Handloom work of the Idu Mishmi tribe.

  • Delivered an oral presentation in ‘Cultural Heritage of Arunachal Pradesh​​ a National Seminar held at​​ AITS,​​ RGU​​ during​​ 11th​​ -12th​​ February 2019.

Title of the presentation:​​ The Dying Cultural Heritage: The Traditional Institution of Shamanism in Perspective.

  • Delivered an oral presentation in ‘Issues and Challenges of National Security in the North-East India,​​ a National Seminar held at​​ Centre for National Security Studies (CNSS), Rajiv Gandhi University, Doimukh​​ during​​ 6th​​ April 2018.

Title of the presentation:​​ Confronting Security Challenges: Some Observation of the Frontier State of Arunachal Pradesh, India.

  • Delivered an oral presentation in​​ Archaeology, History, Art, Museum and Folklore of the NE India,​​ a National Seminar​​ held at RGU,​​ Doimukh​​ during​​ 20th​​ -22th​​ April 2017.

Title of the presentation:​​ Beads Tradition among the Idu Mishmis of Arunachal Pradesh.

  • Delivered an oral presentation in ‘Anthropology and Public Development Policy: Issues and Challenges’​​ a National Seminar held at​​ Department of Anthropology, RGU, Doimukh during​​ ​​ 17th​​ –​​ 18th​​ March 2017.

Title of the presentation: Suicide in Arunachal Pradesh: A Public Health Perspective.

  • Delivered an oral presentation in ‘46th​​ Annual Conference of Indian Anthropological Society and International Seminar on Anthropological Research in NE India: Retrospect and Prospect’ held at​​ Department of Anthropology,​​ Manipur University​​ during​​ 8th​​ -10th​​ Nov’ 2016.

Title of the presentation: Suicide and Religion: Is there any Missing Linkage.

  • Delivered an oral presentation in ‘Golden Jubilee Symposium,​​ a National Symposium held at​​ Department of Anthropology,​​ Dibrugarh University​​ during 26th​​ – 27th​​ May​​ 2016.

Title of the presentation:​​ Suicide in India with special reference to the Idu Mishmi tribe of Northeast India.

 

Sponsored Project

Title of the project

Funding agency

Year of sanction

Role​​ 

Documentation of Endangered Languages, oral narratives and culturesof the lesser known communities of Arunachal Pradesh

North East Council, Shillong

2020

Co-PI

A Study of Traditional Knowledge of the Idu Mishmi Shamans (Igu) of the Eastern Himalayas of India

ICSSR, New Delhi

2019

PI