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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...
Barnita Bagchi obtained a BA in English Literature from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, an MA from St Hilda's College, University of Oxford (where she was a Hewitt Exhibitioner), and a PhD fro
Trained in Indian and Western Asiatic archaeology, Shereen Ratnagar is the author of books and academic papers on the Indus civilization: its overseas trade, political organization, cities, and its
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
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
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.
Nyla Ali Khan is Visiting Professor at Rose State College, former lecturer at the University of Oklahoma, and former professor at the University of Nebraska-Kearney, USA; she is the granddaughter o
Devi Prasad – potter, educationalist, peace-activist, photographer, painter – graduated in 1944 from Kala Bhavana, Rabindranath Tagore's art school in Santiniketan, where he had the good fort
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
Uma Chakravarti taught history at Miranda House, University of Delhi. Her publications include Delhi Riots: Three Days in the Life of a Nation (joint editor, 1987), The Social Dimensions of Early B
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
Utsa Patnaik is Professor Emeritus, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, where she taught economics from 1973 until retiring in 2010. She has published extensively on problems of peasant trans
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
Mrityunjay Tripathi is Assistant Professor in the Hindi programme at Ambedkar University, Delhi. He has translated the autobiography of Mallikarjun Mansur into Hindi (Ras Yatra), and a Hind
Late Vijay Kumar Thakur was Professor of History, Patna University, and author of Urbanisation in Ancient India (1981) and Historiography of Indian Feudalism (1989).
Geeta Kapur is a Delhi-based critic and curator. Her essays are extensively anthologized; her books include Contemporary Indian Artists (1978), When Was Modernism: essays on contemporary cultural p
Uma Rani holds a PhD in economics from University of Hyderabad. She specializes in Labour and Institutional Economics, and has recently joined the International Institute of Labour Studies, ILO, Ge
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
Samir Amin (1931–2018) is a reputed author of numerous books. He was an active and committed intellectual associated with liberation movements of Asia and Africa during the Bandung era (1955–19