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Whither Rural India? Political Economy of Agrarian Transformation in Contemporary India
India has a large percentage of its population still living in rural areas and dependent on agriculture for their livelihood. The figure was 69 per cent as per the 2011 Census. Agriculture and alli...
Venkatesh Athreya, a chemical engineer-turned-development economist, served as Professor of Economics at Bharathidasan University, Tamil Nadu, for nearly three decades. His earlier works include Ba
Saloni Mathur received her Phd in Cultural Anthropology in 1998, and is currently Professor of Art History at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is the author of India by Design: Coloni
Late Vijay Kumar Thakur was Professor of History, Patna University, and author of Urbanisation in Ancient India (1981) and Historiography of Indian Feudalism (1989).
Achin Vanaik is a writer and social activist, a former professor of political science at the University of Delhi, and a Delhi-based Fellow of the Transnational Institute, Amsterdam. He is the autho
Richard Allen is currently Dean and Chair Professor of Film and Media Art at School of Creative Media, City University. Previously he was Professor and Chair of Cinema Studies at the Tisch School o
Madhusree Dutta, the curator of Project Cinema City, is a filmmaker and executive director of Majlis. She curated the cultural component at World Social Forum, 2004 and 2007, and has conceived and
D. Mandal has been involved in the excavation of a wide range of archeological sites over the last several decades. He is the author of Radiocarbon Dates and Indian Archaeology (1972) and Ayodhya:
Noam Chomsky is Laureate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Arizona. He is Professor Emeritus of Linguistics and Philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and has written
Malini Bhattacharya was Professor of English and Director of the School of Women's Studies at Jadavpur University till her retirement in 2003. She was a Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha, from 1989 t
C.P. Chandrasekhar taught economics at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. His areas of interest include the role of finance and industry in devel
S. Irfan Habib is historian of science and modern political history based in New Delhi. He was a scientist at the National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies, New Delhi. He i
Shan Bhattacharya, recipient of the Umrao Singh Sher-Gil Grant for Photography, 2016, is a self-taught photographer based in Kolkata, India, pursuing personal photography projects and occasional ad
A.G. Noorani is Advocate, Supreme Court of India, and a leading constitutional expert and political commentator. He is a regular columnist for Frontline and the author of numerous books, including:
Shireen Moosvi was Professor of History at Aligarh Muslim University. A well-known historian, she has published books and papers on Indian economic and social history of Mughal times and the ninete
Sashi Kumar is a journalist, broadcaster, documentary and feature filmmaker, media thinker and initiator. He launched the Asianet satellite television channel and cable network in the early 1990s.
Sibaji Bandyopadhyay is former Professor of Cultural Studies, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta (CSSSC), and former Professor of Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University, Kolkata.