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Md. Muddassir Quamar

Associate Fellow
Email: 
muddassir.2005[at]gmail.com
Phone: 
+91 11 2671 7983

Joined IDSA

October 2016

Expertise

Politics and Societies in the Gulf; West Asia Strategic Affairs

Education

PhD, Jawaharlal Nehru University (2016)

Current Project

Democratization Dilemma and Challenges for Turkey

Backgroud:

Md. Muddassir Quamar holds a PhD in West Asian studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University. His doctoral thesis examined social developments in Saudi Arabia between 1991 and 2010 within a conceptual framework of Islamic modernism. He has published extensively on various aspects of contemporary developments in the Gulf, West Asia and Indo-Gulf relations and co-edited an anthology titled Contemporary Persian Gulf: Essays in Honour of Gulshan Dietl, Prakash C. Jain and Girijesh Pant. He was visiting fellow in King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies, Riyadh and serves as Associate Editor of Contemporary Review of the Middle East.

Select Publications:

Co-Edited Book

  • Contemporary Persian Gulf: Essays in Honour of Gulshan Dietl, Prakash C. Jain and Girijesh Pant (Knowledge World, 2015).

Articles

  • “More Effective as Regent than Monarch: Abdulla’s Reform Legacy”, Contemporary Arab Affairs, 2016, Vol. 9, No. 3, pp. 445-460 (co-authored).
  • “Sociology of the Veil in Saudi Arabia: Dress Code, Individual Choices and Questions on Women Empowerment”, Digest of Middle East Studies, DOI: 10.1111/dome.12085.
  • “GCC as a Region – Limitless Opportunities”, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist, Special Report on India-GCC: Partners in Growth, 2016, pp. 36-38.
  • “Saudi Arabia’s Quest for Knowledge and Efforts for Educational Reforms: Achievements and Fault lines”, Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Winter 2016, Vol. 39, No. 2, pp. 7-28.
  • “Tunisia: Presidential and Parliamentary Elections, 2014”, Contemporary Review of the Middle East, September 2015, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 269-288.
  • “Islamic Modernism and Saudi Arabia: Confluence or Conflict” in Contemporary Review of the Middle East, March-June 2015, Vol. 2, No. 1/2, pp. 71-87.
  • “Managing the Arab Spring: The Saudi Way”, Contemporary Review of the Middle East, June 2014, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 141-163.
  • “Education as Ladder for Saudi Women: An Overview”, Journal of Arabian Studies, Winter 2013, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 265-277.
  • “The Arab Spring and the Indian Urdu Press”, Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Fall 2012, Vol. 36, No. 1, pp. 63-84.

Chapters

  • “Saudi Arabia” in P. R. Kumaraswamy (ed.), Persian Gulf 2014: India’s Relations with the Region, (New Delhi: Sage, 2014), pp. 191-222.
  • “Islam, Saudi Arabia and the Question of Sovereignty”, in Kingshuk Chatterjee and Priya Singh (eds.), The Dilemma of Popular Sovereignty in the Middle East: Power from or to the People, (New Delhi: Knowledge World, 2014), pp. 131-146.
  • “Saudi Arabia” in P. R. Kumaraswamy (ed.), Persian Gulf 2013: India’s Relations with the Region, (New Delhi: Sage, 2014), pp. 189-223.
  • “External Powers and the Arab Spring: The US-Saudi Tussle” in Priya Singh and Kingshuk Chatterjee (eds.), Interpreting the Arab Spring, (New Delhi: Knowledge World, 2013), pp. 97-111.
  • “United Arab Emirates” in P. R. Kumaraswamy (ed.), Persian Gulf 2012: India’s Relations with the Region, (Kindle and MEI@ND, 2012), pp. 135-148.

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