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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...
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.
Vivan Sundaram was born in Shimla in 1943. He studied at the Faculty of Fine Arts, MS University of Baroda, Vadodara, and the Slade School of Fine Art, London, in the 1960s. He returned to India in
Aijaz Ahmad is a Marxist philosopher, literary theorist and political commentator. He is currently the Chancellor's Professor at the UC Irvine School of Humanities' Department of Comparative Litera
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
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
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:
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
Neera Chandhoke was formerly Professor of Political Science at the University of Delhi. She was a Jawaharlal Nehru Fellow at the Centre for Contemporary Studies, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library,
Amar Farooqui, is Professor of History, University of Delhi. He taught history for many years at Hans Raj College, Delhi; and has been Fellow, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi. His publ
Kumkum Sangari worked as a UGC Professorial Fellow at the Centre for Contemporary Studies, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi, and is the William F. Vilas Research Professor of English an
Timur Kuran is currently Professor of Economics and Political Science, and Gorter Family Professor of Islamic Studies at Duke University. He has been Professor of Economics and Law, and King Faisal
P. Chandramohan did his Master's in History from Calicut University, Kerala, and pursued his research on the Social and Cultural History of Modern Travancore at the Centre for Historical Studies, J
Stéphanie Tawa Lama-Rewal, a political scientist, was a research fellow at the Centre for the Study of India and South Asia (CNRS-EHESS), Paris, and a visiting scholar at the Centre de Sciences
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
Arindam Banerjee teaches economics at the School of Liberal Studies, Ambedkar University Delhi, Delhi. His research and teaching interests are agrarian crisis, food security, biofuels, political
Vidya Shah is a musician from New Delhi, India. Initially trained in Carnatic music, she later received guidance in the north-Indian genres of Khayal (from Shubha Mudgal and Mujahid Hussain Khan),
J.S. Grewal, formerly Professor of History and then Vice-Chancellor, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, and Director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, is an eminent historian of the Si
Maya Gupta is the author of Lord William Bentinck in Madras and the Vellore Mutiny 1803–07 (1987), and has contributed numerous essays to journals and collection of articles.
Teesta Setalvad is a senior journalist, educationist and activist. She is co-editor of the monthly Communalism Combat, along with Javed Anand. Setalvad is involved with broadening the boundaries of
Born in Dhaka (now in Bangladesh) in 1918, Paritosh Sen studied art at the Government College of Arts and Crafts in Madras, and at Andre Lhote's School, Academy Grand Chamier, Ecole de Beaux Arts a