Amit Singh received his PhD in Human Rights in Contemporary Studies (Summa Cum Laude) from the Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra (2023). He is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Coimbra. His research interests are Hindu Nationalism, populism, right-wing extremism, human rights and freedom of expression. Amit is also a Sylff Fellow at the Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research Japan, a Slovak National Scholarship holder and a research fellow at the Centre for the Study at the Indian Languages Society in India. At CES, Amit collaborates in the project 'UNpacking POPulism: Comparing the formation of emotion narratives and their effects on political behaviour'. Amit holds an MSc. from the University of Southeastern Norway, an M.A. from Mahidol University, Thailand and an M.A. from Pondicherry University, India. He was a Fritt ord Fellow (Norway), a SUPRA NORDIC Fellow (Denmark) and a Sylff Research Fellow (Japan, 2022). Amit has worked with the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (Bangkok, Thailand), the United Nations Development Programme (New Delhi, India), the National Human Rights Commission of India and the Philippines. In 2021, he was a visiting researcher at Lund University, Sweden. His publications include two books, two special issues in Q1 journals and several articles in international peer-reviewed journals, including, Brill's Secular Studies, Social Sciences, Anthropologia Portuguesa, Journal of the Indian Sociological Society, and Journal of Southeast Asian Human Rights. Amit holds membership in The European Consortium for Political Research, the European Integration & the Global Political Economy Research Network, Columbia University, and the Indian Sociological Society. He has contributed opinion pieces/blogs to the London School of Economics, The Loop, Alice News, and Publico, Esquerda, and have been interviewed by various national and international media channels.

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  • Ciências Sociais - Ciências Políticas - Ciência Política
  • Ciências Sociais - Outras Ciências Sociais - Ciências Sociais Interdisciplinares


Idioma Conversação Leitura Escrita Compreensão Peer-review
Inglês Utilizador proficiente (C2) Utilizador proficiente (C2) Utilizador proficiente (C2) Utilizador proficiente (C2)
Hindi (Idioma materno)
Português Utilizador elementar (A2) Utilizador elementar (A2) Utilizador elementar (A2) Utilizador independente (B1) Utilizador elementar (A2)
Norueguês Utilizador elementar (A2) Utilizador elementar (A1) Utilizador elementar (A1) Utilizador elementar (A2)
Grau Classificação
2024/01/22 - 2027/03/21
Em curso
Post doctoral research (Pós-doutoramento)
Especialização em Social science and Political science
Universidade de Coimbra Centro de Estudos Sociais, Portugal
2017/10/05 - 2023/11/02
Human rights in Contemporary Societies (Doutoramento)
Especialização em Human rights
Universidade de Coimbra Centro de Estudos Sociais, Portugal
"Secularism in troubled 'Water' of 'Hindutva': A Case Study of Conflict Between Freedom of Expression and Religion in India." (TESE/DISSERTAÇÃO)
Aprovado com Distinção e Louvor [Summa cum Laude]
2014/08/04 - 2016/12/19
MSc. (Master)
Especialização em Human Rights and Multiculturalism
Universitetet i Sørøst-Norge - Campus Drammen, Noruega
""Perception of Indian Students on Conflict between Freedom of Expression and Religious intolerance – A Case study of Master degree students in Varanasi: In the context of radical Islam and extremist Hinduism in Multicultural India" (Thesis)." (TESE/DISSERTAÇÃO)
2010/05/31 - 2013/08/19
M.A. (Master)
Especialização em Human rights
Mahidol University Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies, Tailândia
3.31 -4.00
2004/07/01 - 2005/08/30
Post Graduate Diploma Certificate in Naturopathy Scienece and Yoga (Postgraduate Certificate)
Especialização em Naturopathy Scienece and Yoga
Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith, Índia
First Class
1999/07/06 - 2002/06/30
History (Master)
Especialização em History
Pondicherry University - Department of History, Índia
Higher second class
1993/08/05 - 1996/06/30
B.A. (HONOURS). (Bachelor)
Especialização em Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology
Banaras Hindu University, Índia
Higher second class
Percurso profissional


Categoria Profissional
Instituição de acolhimento
2019/06/05 - Atual Research Associate Centre for the Study of Indian Languages and Society (INLANSO), Índia
2019/02/01 - 2019/02/15 Research internship Commission on Human Rights , Filipinas
2014/09/01 - 2015/09/30 Project coordinator Universal Tolerance Forum, Noruega
2013/12/02 - 2014/06/30 Human rights consultant (People Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (NGO), Índia
2013/10/03 - 2013/11/14 Research intern United Nations Development Programme , Índia
2012/11/01 - 2012/11/14 Research intern National Human Rights Commission, Índia
2011/12/06 - 2012/05/15 Research intern Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Regional Office for South-East Asia , Tailândia
2011/03/08 - 2011/06/30 Research intern Asylum Access, Tailândia
2009/04/01 - 2009/12/30 Volunteer (People Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (NGO), Índia
2008/12/02 - 2009/03/28 Yoga teacher Aleenta Resorts and Spa, Tailândia
2006/08/08 - 2008/02/29 Yoga teacher Healthy Way Yoga life , China


Designação Financiadores
2022/05/03 - 2025/03/21 UNpacking POPulism: Comparing the formation of emotion narratives and their effects on political behaviour
Universidade de Coimbra Centro de Estudos Sociais, Portugal
Em curso
2023/01 - 2023/09 National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic
Slovenská akademická informacná agentúra
2021/04 - 2021/04 Hindutva in India
Erasmus Plus


Artigo em boletim informativo
  1. SINGH, AMIT. "Hindu Religious Populism Against Christians and Muslim minorities in India", ALICE News , 2023, https://alicenews.ces.uc.pt/index.php?lang=1&id=44775.
  2. SINGH, AMIT. "India Should Be a Human Rights Concern for Japan", Voices from the Sylff community , 2022, https://www.sylff.org/news_voices/30190/.
  3. SINGH, AMIT. "Politics of Anxiety and Faith: Hindutva in War with Gandhi's Soul", Alice News, 2022, https://alicenews.ces.uc.pt/index.php?lang=1&id=37275.
  4. SINGH, AMIT. "Mahatma Gandhi assassination anniversary in Narendra Modi's India AN Original", Alice News, 2020, https://alicenews.ces.uc.pt/index.php?lang=1&id=28092.
  5. SINGH, AMIT. "India Against its Own Citizen: CAA/NRC In The Eye of the Storm", Alice News, 2020, https://alicenews.ces.uc.pt/index.php?lang=1&id=27895.
Artigo em jornal
  1. SINGH, AMIT. "Adeus à liberdade religiosa: perseguição de cristãos e muçulmanos na Índia hindu", Publico, 2024, https://www.publico.pt/2024/02/13/mundo/opiniao/adeus-liberdade-religiosa-perseguicao-cristaos-muculmanos-india-hindu-2080210.
  2. SINGH, AMIT. "A normalidade é uma ilusão: a crise não", Publico.pt, 2020, COMENTÁRIOS, https://www.publico.pt/2020/07/02/opiniao/noticia/normalidade-ilusao-crise-nao-1922714.
  3. SINGH, AMIT. "O suicídio indiano", Publico, 2020, Commentry, https://www.publico.pt/2020/06/08/opiniao/opiniao/suicidio-indiano-1919444.
  4. SINGH, AMIT. "Coronavírus, migrantes e a Índia de Modi", Publico, 2020, Commentry, https://www.publico.pt/2020/04/13/mundo/opiniao/coronavirus-migrantes-india-modi-1912031.
  5. SINGH, AMIT. "Coronavírus, urina de vaca e propaganda de Hindutva", Publico, 2020, Commentry, https://www.publico.pt/2020/03/24/mundo/opiniao/coronavirus-urina-vaca-propaganda-hindutva-1909142.
  6. SINGH, AMIT. "A demonização das manifestações na Índia hindu", Publico, 2020, Commentry, https://www.publico.pt/2020/02/23/mundo/opiniao/demonizacao-manifestacoes-india-hindu-1905074.
  7. SINGH, AMIT. "Gandhi na Índia de Modi", Publico, 2020, Commentry, https://www.publico.pt/2020/01/31/mundo/opiniao/gandhi-india-modi-1902349.
  8. SINGH, AMIT. "Índia contra a cidadania: políticas de Modi no “olho do furacão”", Publico, 2020, Commentry, https://www.publico.pt/2020/01/25/mundo/opiniao/india-cidadania-politicas-modi-olho-furacao-1901304.
  9. SINGH, AMIT. "Society cannot evolve without freedom of expression", The Pioneer , 2019, Commentry , https://saladeimprensa.ces.uc.pt/ficheiros/noticias/25887_AJAY069.pdf.
  10. SINGH, AMIT. "Mob-lynching a grave concern to democractic soceity", The Pioneer , 2018, Commentry, https://saladeimprensa.ces.uc.pt/ficheiros/noticias/26148_lynch-pdf.pdf.
Artigo em revista
  1. SINGH, AMIT. "Secularism in the Troubled ‘Waters’ of ‘Hindu nationalism’ A Case Study of the Conflict between Freedom of Expression and Religion in India". Secular Studies 6 1 (2024): 41-61. https://brill.com/view/journals/secu/6/1/article-p41_3.xml?ebody=article%20details.
  2. Amit Singh. "Human rights and secularism in conflict with Hindutva: the Water controversy". Antropologia Portuguesa 40 (2023): 55-73. https://doi.org/10.14195/2182-7982_40_3.
    Acesso aberto • Publicado • 10.14195/2182-7982_40_3
  3. Singh, Amit Kumar. "From Colonial Castaways to Current Tribulation: Tragedy of Indian Hijra". Unisia 40 2 (2022): 297-314. http://dx.doi.org/10.20885/unisia.vol40.iss2.art3.
  4. Kinnvall, Catarina; SINGH, AMIT. "Enforcing and Resisting Hindutva: Popular Culture, the COVID-19 Crisis and Fantasy Narratives of Motherhood and Pseudoscience in India". Social Sciences 11 12 (2022): 550. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/socsci11120550.
    Acesso aberto • Publicado • 10.3390/socsci11120550
  5. SINGH, AMIT. "Rethinking: Philosophical Foundation of Human Right". Quantum Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities 1 5 (2020): 33-41. http://dx.doi.org/10.55197/qjssh.v1i5.43.
    Acesso aberto • Publicado • 10.55197/qjssh.v1i5.43
  6. SINGH, AMIT. "Normality is an illusion: Crisis is not". Explorations- E-journal of the Indian Sociological Society 4 2 (2020): 172-175. http://app.insoso.org/insosojournal/Repository/Commentary.pdf.
  7. SINGH, AMIT. "The Paradox Between Universalism of Human Rights and Relativism of Culture". Journal of Southeast Asian Human Rights 4 1 (2020): 253-270. http://dx.doi.org/10.19184/jseahr.v4i1.8597.
    Acesso aberto • Publicado • 10.19184/jseahr.v4i1.8597
  8. SINGH, AMIT. "Irony of Human Rights Discourse in India: Apartheid in Perspective". Cabo dos Trabalhos No. 19 2019 (2019): 13-26. https://cabodostrabalhos.ces.uc.pt/n19/documentos/2_amit_singh.pdf.
    Acesso aberto • Publicado
  9. Singh, Amit. "Conflict between Freedom of Expression and Religion in India—A Case Study". Social Sciences 7 7 (2018): 1-17. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/socsci7070108.
    Acesso aberto • Publicado • 10.3390/socsci7070108
Artigo em revista (magazine)
  1. SINGH, AMIT. "Hindutva is at war with secular democracy in India", Religion and Global Society London School of Economics blog, 2024, https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/religionglobalsociety/2024/02/hindutva-is-at-war-with-secular-democracy-in-india/.
  2. SINGH, AMIT. "Has the Hindu majority developed a ‘Nazi conscience’ in India?", The Loop, 2023, https://theloop.ecpr.eu/has-the-hindu-majority-developed-a-nazi-conscience-in-india-nationalism/.
  3. SINGH, AMIT. "Hindutva fascism threatens the worlds largest democracy?", The Loop, 2022, https://theloop.ecpr.eu/hindutva-fascism-is-threatening-the-worlds-largest-democracy/.
  4. SINGH, AMIT. "Indian Muslim minorities suffer persecution from revived Hindu populism and nationalism", The Loop, 2022, https://theloop.ecpr.eu/indian-muslim-minorities-suffer-persecution-from-revived-hindu-populism-and-nationalism/.
  5. SINGH, AMIT. "Hindu Nationalism, Human Rights and COVID-19", UPF LUND, 2021, https://www.theperspective.se/2021/06/29/health/hindu-nationalism-human-rights-and-covid-19/.
  6. SINGH, AMIT. "Indiens osörjbara: Gujarat 2002 och covidkatastrofen", Sydasien , 2021, https://sydasien.se/analys/indiens-osorjbara-gujarat-2002-och-covidkatastrofen/.
  7. SINGH, AMIT. "How Fascism Works in India!", Different Truths , 2019, https://www.differenttruths.com/governance/politics/how-fascism-works-in-india/.
  8. SINGH, AMIT. "Does the Muslim's of Norway Pose Cultural Threat to Norwegian Identity?", Different Truths , 2019, https://www.differenttruths.com/governance/politics/do-the-muslims-of-norway-pose-cultural-threat-to-norwegian-identity/.
  9. SINGH, AMIT. "Torture is Illegal and Inhuman", Different Truths, 2019, https://www.differenttruths.com/cover-story/torture-is-illegal-and-inhuman/.
  10. SINGH, AMIT. "Hindu Cultural Nationalism and Its Implication", Different Truths, 2019, https://www.differenttruths.com/governance/politics/hindu-cultural-nationalism-and-its-implication/.
  11. SINGH, AMIT. "Why Human rights crisis in India will continue", South Asia Journal, 2018, https://southasiajournal.net/why-human-rights-crisis-in-india-will-continue/.
  12. SINGH, AMIT. "Unfolding Humanitarian Crisis in India: Dalits at the Receiving End", South Asia Journal, 2018, https://southasiajournal.net/unfolding-humanitarian-crisis-in-india-dalits-at-the-receiving-end/.
  13. SINGH, AMIT. "Repression of Free Expression in Free India", South Asia Journal, 2018, https://southasiajournal.net/repression-of-free-expression-in-free-india/.
  14. SINGH, AMIT. "Human rights in Modi's India", South Asia Journal, 2018, https://southasiajournal.net/human-rights-in-modis-india/.
  15. SINGH, AMIT. "Human rights justice: Who are the torture victims?", Different Truths , 2018, https://www.differenttruths.com/cover-story/human-rights-justice-who-are-the-torture-victims-i/.
  16. SINGH, AMIT. "Diplomatic struggle of India against racial apartheid in South Africa", Different Truths , 2018, https://www.differenttruths.com/travel-getaways/history-culture/diplomatic-struggle-of-india-against-racial-apartheid1-in-south-africa-and-its-contemporary-hypocrisy-on-human-rights/.
  17. SINGH, AMIT. "A Felt-Need to Refound the Universities That Failed Us", Different Truths , 2018, https://www.differenttruths.com/cover-story/a-felt-need-to-refound-the-universities-that-failed-us/.
  18. SINGH, AMIT. "Decolonising Hindu Religion: Getting Over the British Epistemological Imposition", Different Truths , 2018, https://www.differenttruths.com/governance/politics/decolonising-hindu-religion-getting-over-the-british-epistemological-imposition/.
  19. SINGH, AMIT. "Human Rights Reframed: Universal Declaration of the Rights of Peoples", Different Truths, 2018, https://www.differenttruths.com/cover-story/human-rights-reframed-universal-declaration-of-the-rights-of-peoples/.
  20. SINGH, AMIT. "Crisis of Western Human Rights: No Answer for the Suffering Millions Globally", Different Truths , 2017, https://www.differenttruths.com/governance/politics/crisis-of-western-human-rights-no-answer-for-the-suffering-millions-globally/.
  21. SINGH, AMIT. "Nobel or Not so Nobel", Different Truths , 2017, https://www.differenttruths.com/cover-story/nobel-or-not-so-nobel/.
  22. SINGH, AMIT. "Does Diversity of India Require Structural Changes to Manage Ethnic and Religious Conflict", Different Truths , 2017, https://www.differenttruths.com/governance/politics/does-diversity-of-india-require-structural-changes-to-manage-ethnic-and-religious-tussles/.
  23. SINGH, AMIT. "Religion in Public Sphere: Can We Apply Rawls and Habermas Perspectives in Indian Context", Different Truths , 2017, https://www.differenttruths.com/relationship-lifestyle/religion/religion-in-public-sphere-can-we-apply-rawls-and-habermas-perspectives-in-the-indian-context/.
  24. SINGH, AMIT. "Right of Housing in India and Forced Eviction: Does the Disadvantage have Rights", Different Trughts , 2017, https://www.differenttruths.com/cover-story/right-of-housing-in-india-and-forced-eviction-does-the-disadvantaged-have-enough-protection/.
  25. SINGH, AMIT. "Demonetisation: Did Modi Violate Democratic and Human Rights", Different Truths, 2017, https://www.differenttruths.com/governance/politics/demonetisation-did-modi-violate-democratic-and-human-rights-principles/.
  26. SINGH, AMIT. "The Right to Life, Liberty and Security: Has India Failed to Keep its Human Rights Obligations?", Different Truths , 2016, https://www.differenttruths.com/cover-story/the-right-to-life-liberty-and-security-has-india-failed-to-keep-its-human-rights-obligations/.
  27. SINGH, AMIT. "Gaging the Dissent: BJP Suppressing Free Expression, Misusing the Sedition Law", Different Truths , 2016, https://www.differenttruths.com/opinion/gaging-the-dissent-bjp-suppressing-free-expression-misusing-sedition-law/.
  28. SINGH, AMIT. "The Politics of Human Rights in India: Past, Present and Future", Different Truths, 2016, https://www.differenttruths.com/governance/international-relations/the-politics-of-human-rights-in-india-past-present-and-future/.
  29. SINGH, AMIT. "Rape: How to Prevent and Find Solution to this Menace?", Different Truths, 2016, https://www.differenttruths.com/governance/law-order/rape-how-to-prevent-and-find-solution-to-this-menace/.
  30. SINGH, AMIT. "Is India Protecting Religious Sensitivity at the Cost of Freedom of Expression?", Different Truths, 2016, https://www.differenttruths.com/governance/dissent/is-india-protecting-religious-sensitivity-at-the-cost-of-freedom-of-expression/.
  31. SINGH, AMIT. "Is Violence Inherent in Religion? Need for Open Discussion", Different Truths , 2016, https://www.differenttruths.com/governance/politics/is-violence-is-inherent-in-religionneed-for-open-discussion/.
  32. SINGH, AMIT. "India in Need of National Policy on Refugees", Different Truths, 2016, https://www.differenttruths.com/cover-story/india-in-need-of-national-policy-on-refugees/.
  33. SINGH, AMIT. "Sovereignty of the State is the Core of Refugee Problem: An Academic Debate", Different Truths, 2016, https://www.differenttruths.com/cover-story/sovereignty-of-the-state-is-the-core-of-refugee-problem-an-academic-debate/.
  34. SINGH, AMIT. "Pakistani Ahmadiyya Muslim Refugees in Thailand: In the Middle of Nowhere", Different Truths , 2016, https://www.differenttruths.com/governance/dissent/pakistani-ahmadiyya-muslim-refugees-in-thailand-in-the-middle-of-nowhere/.
Capítulo de livro
  1. Kinnvall, Catarina; SINGH, AMIT. "Enforcing and Resisting Hindutva: Popular Culture, the COVID-19 Crisis and Fantasy Narratives of Motherhood and Pseudoscience in India". In Narratives of Resistance in Everyday Lives and the Covid Crisis, editado por Andrews, Molly; Nesbitt-Larking, Paul; Mahendran, Kesi, 49-65. Basel, Suiça: MDPI, 2024.
  1. SINGH, AMIT. An Approach to Hindutva. Varanasi, Índia: Bharti Publication. 2024.
  2. SINGH, AMIT. Ahmadiyya Refugees in Thailand: Right to freedom from arbitrary detention and freedom of movement: A case study of Pakistani Ahmadiyya refugees. London, Reino Unido: Novas Edições Acadêmicas. 2018.
  3. SINGH, AMIT. The Conflicts of Freedom of Expression and Religion: A Case Study from India. Mumbai, Índia: People's Book Shop. 2018.
  4. SINGH, AMIT. Mounting Discrimination Declining Hope- Dilemma of an Indian Muslim. Varanasi, Índia: Jan Mitra Publication. 2013.
  1. SINGH, AMIT. "Orientalism and India". 2018. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/323998082_Orientalism_and_India?channel=doi&linkId=5ab7a2410f7e9b68ef50d7a5&showFulltext=true.
  2. SINGH, AMIT. "Human Rights Justice Through Testimonial Therapy and Generating Social Movement: A Case study of Torture victims in India". 2018. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/324845341_Human_Rights_Justice_Through_Testimonial_Therapy_and_Generating_Social_Movement_A_Case_study_of_Torture_victims_in_India#fullTextFileContent.
  3. SINGH, AMIT. "Dilemma of Norwegian Multiculturalism- Norwegian Muslim, and Cultural Integration". 2016. https://www.academia.edu/9390085/Dilemma_of_Norwegian_Multiculturalism_Norwegian_Muslim_and_Cultural_Integration.
Recurso online
  1. SINGH, AMIT. Eliminating Caste System, Communal Fascism, Patriarchy, and Neo-Dalit Movement in India. 2020. https://www.differenttruths.com/cover-story/eliminating-caste-system-communal-fascism-patriarchy-and-neo-liberalism-does-neo-dalit-movement-provide-an-answer/.
  2. SINGH, AMIT. Decolonising Hindu Religion: Getting Over the British Epistemological Imposition. 2019. https://www.differenttruths.com/governance/politics/decolonising-hindu-religion-getting-over-the-british-epistemological-imposition/.
  3. SINGH, AMIT. Will India As We Know It Survive?. 2018. https://www.arbitror.org/home/india-survive.
  4. SINGH, AMIT. How Much India Care For Its Refugees?. 2017. https://countercurrents.org/2017/09/how-much-india-care-for-its-refugees/.
  5. SINGH, AMIT. Trump Ban: Refuges, Rights and the law. 2017. https://www.thecitizen.in/index.php/en/NewsDetail/index/6/9816/Trump-Ban:-Refugees-Rights-And-the-Law.
  6. SINGH, AMIT. Does India Care to Protect her Tribal Women?. 2017. https://www.thecitizen.in/index.php/en/NewsDetail/index/7/9799/Does-India-Care-To-Protect-Her-Tribal-Women.
  7. SINGH, AMIT. We The People of India. 2016. https://www.thecitizen.in/index.php/en/NewsDetail/index/8/9398/We-The-People-Of-India.
  8. SINGH, AMIT. Killing Dissen In India. 2016. https://www.thecitizen.in/index.php/en/NewsDetail/index/8/9141/Killing-Dissent-In-India.
  9. SINGH, AMIT. Does India's Secularsim Provide A Solution To Tripal Talaqe?. 2016. https://www.thecitizen.in/index.php/en/NewsDetail/index/8/9103/Does-Indias-Secularism-Provide-A-Solution-To-Triple-Talaq.
  10. SINGH, AMIT. Voice of Voiceless. 2012. https://www.scribd.com/document/106480311/Voice-of-Voiceless-May-2012.
Resumo em conferência
  1. SINGH, AMIT. "Secularism in the Troubled 'Waters' of 'Hindutva': A Case Study of the Conflict between Freedom of Expression and Religion in India". Trabalho apresentado em ECPR General Conferance, Prauge, 2023.
Tese / Dissertação
  1. "Secularism in Troubled 'Water' of 'Hindutva': A Case Study of Conflict Between Freedom of Expression and Religion in India". Doutoramento, Universidade de Coimbra Centro de Estudos Sociais, 2024. https://www.ces.uc.pt/en/doutoramentos/programas-de-doutoramento/human-rights-in-contemporary-societies/teses/secularism-in-troubled-water-of-hindutva.
  2. "Perception of Indian Students on Conflict between Freedom of Expression and Religious intolerance – A Case study of Master degree students in Varanasi: In the context of radical Islam and extremist Hinduism in Multicultural India". Mestrado, Universitetet i Sørøst-Norge, 2018. https://estudogeral.uc.pt/handle/10316/47411.
  3. "Insecurity of Legal Status of Refugee: Right to Freedom from Arbitrary Detention and Freedom of Movement - A Case Study of Pakistani Ahmadi Refugees in Thailand". Mestrado, Mahidol University Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies, 2013. https://www.amazon.com/Ahmadiyya-Refugees-Thailand-arbitrary-detention/dp/3330764279.

Organização de evento

Nome do evento
Tipo de evento (Tipo de participação)
Instituição / Organização
2022/11/22 - 2022/11/22 I have organised a discussion on the unfolding Human rights crisis under the Hindu nationalist government in India. (2022/11/22 - 2022/11/22)
Outro (Coorganizador)
Liquidâmbar. , Portugal

Participação em evento

Descrição da atividade
Tipo de evento
Nome do evento
Instituição / Organização
2024/01/23 - 2024/01/26 International colloquium on emotions, narratives and identity politics and populism
INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM | UNPOP Emotions, Narratives and Identities in Politics, Populism and Democracy
University of Coimbra Centro de Estudos Sociais, Portugal
2023/10/06 - 2023/10/06 Paper presented "Colonial role in the construction of Hinduism and its implication in post-secular India"
Peace, Imperialism, Post-colonialism, Coimbra group research
Universidade de Coimbra Faculdade de Economia, Portugal
2023/09/04 - 2023/09/08 Paper presented, "Secularism in the Troubled 'Waters' of 'Hindutva': A Case Study of the Conflict between Freedom of Expression and Religion in India"
Univerzita Karlova, República Checa
2023/03/02 - 2023/03/02 Paper presentation, "Role of Hindu Nationalism and Hindu Populism in Marginalising Indian Muslims and the Possibility of Resistance "
Summer research seminar
Univerzita Komenského v Bratislave, Eslováquia
2022/12/05 - 2022/12/05 The seminar discusses the role of far-right politics, nationalism and populism in contemporary societies. I did a presentation of the rise of Hindu rights in India and its implications for Muslim minorities in India.
Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
2021/03/17 - 2021/03/17 This seminar was focused on the rise of the Hindu authoritarian state and its conflict with secular democracy in India.
Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies. , Bélgica
2020/04/30 - 2020/04/30 Discussion on Role and Impact of Mass Media and Social Media in our Locked down Lives.
School of Management Sciences, Índia
2020/02/18 - 2020/02/18 Discussion on Hindu Nationalism and Human Rights in India.
Universidade de Coimbra Centro de Estudos Sociais, Portugal
2020/01/20 - 2020/01/20 The invited speakers will re-assess the emergence and uses of interculturalism and populism as well as elaborate on alternative ways of envisioning national collectives.
Interculturalism and Populism
Universidade de Coimbra Faculdade de Economia, Portugal
2019/04/28 - 2019/04/30 Research Methodologies Seminar and Thesis Project
Oficina (workshop)
Research Methodologies Seminar and Thesis Project
Universidade de Coimbra Centro de Estudos Sociais, Portugal
2018/08/06 - 2018/08/06 A presentation done on the legal insecurity of Pakistani Ahmadiyya refugees in Thailand.
' Pakistani Ahmadiyya Refugees in Thailand’
Commission on Human Rights Commission, Filipinas
2017/04/04 - 2017/04/04 Conference on Gender Activism and Politics in India and Sweden
Conference on Gender Activism and Politics in India and Sweden
Banaras Hindu University, Índia
2016/03/04 - 2016/03/04 Wrote a report on the ‘International Seminar on Food Security Debates in India: Experiences from the Grassroots’ organised by UNESCO Chair for Peace and Intercultural Understanding in collaboration with PRIO, Oslo and IDSA, New Delhi. 2016
'Food Security Debates in India: Experiences from the Grassroots'
Banaras Hindu University Faculty of Social Sciences, Índia
2015/09/05 - 2015/09/05 Presentation on ‘ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) and human rights mechanism, University of South-Eastern Norway, 2015
Universitetet i Sørøst-Norge - Campus Drammen, Noruega
2014/05/05 - 2014/05/05 Speaker at One Day Training Program on Human Rights organized by the National Human Rights Commission, India and Jan Mitra Nyas, India
Oficina (workshop)
National Human Rights Commission, Índia
2013/11/26 - 2013/11/27 Attended open Hearing, in the matters connected with atrocities against scheduled casts, Organized by National Human Rights Commission, 26-27 Nov 2013, Varanasi, India
Open Hearing in the matters connected with atrocities against schedule casts, Organized by National Human Rights Commission,
National Human Rights Commission, Índia
2013/10/22 - 2013/10/23 Attended National Stakeholders Conference, Project on Access to Justice for Marginalized People, New Delhi, 22-23 Oct 2013, Organized by UNDP and Government of India
United Nations Development Program India, Índia
2013/01/07 - 2013/01/07 Paper presentation at 14th International Association of the Study of Forced Migration, 7th January 2013, Kolkata, India
14th International Association for the Study of Forced Migration
International Association for the Study of Forced Migration, Índia
2012/03/19 - 2012/03/28 Regional Training Program in Human Rights, the Role of the Human Rights Institutions in Human Rights Protection, 19-28 March 2012, Bangkok, Organized by Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and the Asia Pacific Forum of Human Rights Institutions
Oficina (workshop)
The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Suécia

Consultoria / Parecer

Descrição da atividade Instituição / Organização
2014/10/03 - 2016/01/18 Coordinated Global Tolerance Forum on 17th September 2015, contacting and inviting speakers for the Global Tolerance Forum, Drammen, Norway Researched Religious Extremism and fundamentalism for the Global Tolerance Forum Provided logistical information to speakers and panel members attending GTF, wrote monthly reports, updated NGO website and Facebook page, assisted nomination in Human Rights Tulip Award 2015 Represented Universal Tolerance Forum in local and national meetings Universal Tolerance Organization,, Noruega
2013/01/02 - 2013/09/30 Researched Cate Discrimination and police torture in India Written reports on Human rights issues in newspapers and websites for human rights advocacy Highlighted cases of human rights violations with the National Human Rights Commission of India, New Delhi Represented this NGO in official meetings, wrote a booklet on human rights violations-voice of voiceless, People Vigilance Committee on Human Rights, NGO, Índia

Entrevista (jornal / revista)

Descrição da atividade Jornal / Forum
2024/05/16 This interview was based on my book, An Approach to Hindutva in India. Expresso.pt
2023/08/24 My opinion was cited in Expresso news concerning violence against Muslim minorities and the ongoing G20 conference in India. Expresso.pt
2021/05/01 In this news, published in Portuguese news, Publico, I was cited concerning CORONO virus deaths in India. Publico.pt
2020/12/11 In this news, my opinion was published along with other experts concerning Indian farmer's protests in India. Expresso.pt
2020/08/15 My interview was published in esquerda.net where I explained about worsening human rights violence against Indian Muslims. Esquerda.net
2020/04/24 I was cited in the French newspaper 'Le Monde' about the effective management of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Indian state of Kerala. Le Monde
2020/04/05 Interviewed by India-based newspaper, Pioneer, about my book, 'The Conflicts of Freedom of Expression and Religion in India'. Pioneer
2018/09/05 An interview about my academic and extracurricular activities is published. The Pioneer
2018/06/18 I was interviewed by, ACABRA , a student's magazine published by the University of Coimbra. This interview highlighted my struggles and opinions as a foreign student in Portugal. acabra
2018/02/27 This article was published in an India-based webize highlighting my academic achievements and work. Different Truths
2016/01/04 India-based webzine, Different Truth interviewed me about my achievements in academics and yoga. Different Truth
2015/10/14 News about my winning a Norwegian scholarship in Norway was published along with my classmate who also won the same scholarship. Dagsavisen
2015/03/05 University of South Eastern Norway published my interview. University of South Eastern Norway

Entrevista / Programa (rádio / tv)

Programa Tema
2024/04/28 - 2024/04/28 Personality of the Week, an interview with Dr. Amit Singh Personality of the week
2024/04/23 - 2024/04/23 A discussion on the abuse of Hindu gods by Hindu politicians in India Religion and Politics
2024/04/04 - 2024/04/04 A talk on Book A talk on Hindi language You Tube channel based on my book, An Approach to Hindutva in India;
2020/05/29 - 2020/05/29 Entrevista com Amit Singh sobre a Pandemia na Índia e ascenção do fundamentalismo hindu no governo Modi A live dessa sexta-feira traz Amit Singh, indiano residente em Portugal, cientista social e doutorando do Centro de Estudos Sociais da Universidade de Coimbra. Iremos conversar sobre a situação do COVID-19 na Índia, ascensão do fundamentalismo hindu no governo e paralelos com a política brasileira. A entrevista terá tradução simultânea de Pedro Ribeiro! Pandemia Na India e O Fundamentalismo Hindu

Revisão ad hoc de artigos em revista

Nome da revista (ISSN) Editora
2021/06/22 - Atual The Age of Human Rights Journal (2340-9592) Universidad de Jaén
2019/11/02 - 2020/01/29 Religions (2077-1444) MDPI.


2022 National Scholarship Program (NSP)
Úrad vlády Slovenskej republiky, Eslováquia
2022 Sylff Research Grant
Sylff Foundation , Japão
2021 Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship (Sylff)
Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research , Japão
2021 Erasmus+ internship fund
Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
2019 International travel grant
Universidade de Coimbra Centro de Estudos Sociais, Portugal
2019 International travel grant
International Institute for Asian Studies. , Países Baixos
2018 Travel grant
Reset Dialogues on Civilizations., Itália
2016 Jan Mitra human rights award
2015 Freedom foundation research grant (Fritt Ord)
Fritt Ord, Noruega
2015 REX Karmaveer Global Fellowship
iCONGO. , Índia
2012 Mahidol university alumni association research award
Mahidol University, Tailândia
2012 The Centre for Internet and Society grant
Ford foundation , Índia
2011 Community Resource Centre research grant
Community Resource Centre Foundation , Tailândia


2016 Human rights year of the crusader award
Different Truth web magazine, Índia

Outra distinção

2021 SUPRA NORDIC Scholarship
Københavns Universitet Nordisk Institut for Asienstudier, Dinamarca