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Whither Rural 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...
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:
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
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
Bhairabhi Prasad Sahu teaches at the Department of History, University of Delhi. He is the author of From Hunters to Breeders: Faunal Background of Early India (1988), and has edited Land System an
Suhita Sinha Roy (1949–2010) taught history in Jhargram Raj College, Chandernagore College and Lady Brabourne College, Calcutta University, from 1979 to 2009. She was educated in Visva-Bharati U
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
Sudhanva Deshpande is an actor and director with Jana Natya Manch, Delhi. He has taught at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, and the A.J.K. Mass Communication Research Centre, Jami Mill
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
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.
Krishna Mohan Shrimali was Professor of History at the University of Delhi. He is the author of A History of Pañcala, 2 vols (1983, 1985); Agrarian Structure in Central India and the Northern Decc
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
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
Amiya Kumar Bagchi is the Founder-Director and Professor of Economics, Institute of Development Studies, Kolkata. He was also Reserve Bank of India Professor of Economics and Director, Centre for S
The Alladi Memorial Trust was founded in 1983 by Alladi Kuppuswami to commemorate the birth centenary of his father, the late Dr Alladi Krishnaswamy. The objects of the Trust include holding lectur
Romi Khosla is an architect whose desgin studio is in Delhi. He graduated in economics from Cambridge University, worked with Price Waterhouse in London and then graduated at the Architectural Asso
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.
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
Ashok Mitra had a fabulous academic career, including a brilliant PhD under Jan Tinbergen, and held important offices in the economic administration of India; he was Chairman of the Agricultural Pr