National Level

  • “Ethnocide and Pauperisation of Tribal Oustees of Large Dams”, Seminar on Tribal Policy, Issues and Themes, Department of Anthropology, University of Delhi, 1991.
  • “Caste, Race and Dalits – A Note” at a National Seminar on Dalits, Identity and Mainstream, at Centre for Social Studies, Surat on August 29-31, 2001.
  • “Tribal Identity and Nationalism in Gujarat” at a seminar on “Region, Realm and Culture: The Identity of Gujarat and Identities in Gujarat” at Department of History, M.S. University of Baroda on January 9-11, 2003.
  • “How Serious is the “Persecution” against Christians in India, with special reference to Gujarat?” Seminar in NBCLC, Bangalore, on “Witnessing in a Struggling Church”, Feb. 3-5, 2004.
  • “Hindu Nationalism, Fascism, Christians and Civil Society in Gujarat and India”, Seminar in NBCLC, Bangalore, on “Witnessing in a Struggling Church”, Feb. 3-5, 2004.
  • With Biswaroop Das, “Hindus and Muslims after the 2002 Gujarat Riots: ‘Imaging’ as Binary Opposites,” Presented at a Seminar on “Pluralism, Religious Tolerance and Future of Democracy,” in Mumbai at the Felicitation Seminar for Dr. A.A. Engineer on Being Presented the Right Livelihood Award on December 13, 2004.
  • “Social Trends: River or Rain,” at a workshop on Mission for Western Zone Jesuits, at Ishvani Kendra, Pune, December 27-29, 2004.
  • “Globalisation and its Impact on Tribals” to a seminar organized by NBCLC Bangalore on January 4-7, 2005.
  • “Conversion, Assertion and Diversion: Communalisation of Adivasis of Gujarat” in South Asian Seminar on “Dialogue on Civilizations and People’s Development: Religious Fundamentalism and Globalisation, at United Theological College, Bangalore on August 1-4, 2005.
  • “Viewing Tribals Dynamically through Radical Ethnography”, in seminar on “Tribal Culture” at Divyadaan, Salesian Institute of Philosophy, Nashik, September 1, 2005.
  • ”Gujarat Multicultural Landscape and Christian Education”, Conference at the American College, Madurai on the occasion of its 125th anniversary, March 6-7, 2006.
  • “Development Induced Displacement in Gujarat, 1947-2004”, at the national seminar on “Special Economic Zone: Issues and Challenges Ahead”, at the Faculty of Social Work, M.S. University of Baroda on 5-6 February 2008.
  • “Development Induced Displacement in Gujarat 1947-2004” at the national seminar at the Department of Sociology, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat held on March 10-11, 2008.
  • “Hindutva: Cultural Nationalism and Cultural Intolerance” at a Seminar of the CBCI Commission for Education & Culture on “Cultural Challenges for Christian Mission in 21st Century” at Ishvani Kendra, Pune on August 2-4, 2008.
  • “Cultural Nationalism & Missionary Education in India” at Jesuit Alumni for JAAI-Western Zonal Congress at Loyola Hall, Ahmedabad on October. 1, 2008.
  • “Religious Fundamentalism - a Challenge to Democracy in the World, with Reference to India” at a seminar on “Spirituality and Religion” organised by Signis India General Assembly at Varansi on 13 February 2009.
  • “Development-Induced Displacement among Tribals in Gujarat 1947-2004” at a Seminar on “Development of Tribal Communities in Gujarat and Maharashtra” at Gujarat Institute of Development Research, Ahmedabad on February 8-9, 2010.
  • “Inequalities of Development: Land Acquisition, Displacement and Resettlement in Gujarat: 1947-2004” to the seminar organized by the Departments of Political Science and Sociology, of Gujarat University at Ahmedabad on February 26-27, 2010.
  • “Development, Displacement and Resettlement in Gujarat: 1947-2004” at a Western Zone Jesuit Meeting at Andheri Mumbai, October 29-30th 2010.
  • “Land Acquisition and Displacement in Gujarat: 1947-2004 with Reference to PESA”, at a national workshop on “A Comparative Perspective of Ground Realities in Implementation of PESA in the States of Orissa and Gujarat” at Centre for Social Studies, Surat on 29 – 30 December, 2010.
  • “Socio-Cultural Eco-systems and their Challenges to the Church in India” at a National Mission Seminar on “Church in India Tomorrow: A Roadmap for her mission and Ministry in the Third Millennium” on 6 - 10 September. 2010.
  • “Pluralism Knowledge Programme – India”, on October 27, 2010 at Centre for the Study of Culture and Society, Bangalore.
  • With Jayesh Shah, “ Booth Level Religion and Caste-wise Voting Pattern in the Municipal Election in Vaodoara city in 2010” at the Department of History at M.S University during 14-16th February 2011.