S. Y. Surendra Kumar Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Bangalore University, Bengaluru, India
Dr S. Y. Surendra Kumar
is an Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Bangalore University, Bengaluru, India. He holds MPhil and PhD degrees in South Asian studies from School of International Studies, JNU, New Delhi. He is a recipient of Mahbub ul Haq Research Award and Short Duration fellowship. His recent book is titled ‘Ballots, Bullets and Bhikkhus: The Role of Buddhist Sangha in Sri Lankan Politics and Ethnic Conflict
’. He has contributed more than 20 chapters in various edited books and published more than 30 research articles in leading national and international journals. His areas of interests are public policy studies and South Asian security.