People

Dipa Sinha

Dipa Sinha is a Development Economist with about 20 years of experience in teaching, research and policy advocacy. Her areas of expertise include social policy, especially related to public health, food and nutrition, gender and child rights. She has been a full time Academic, teaching at the Ambedkar University Delhi, for about nine years, where… Read More »Dipa Sinha

Jens Lerche

SOAS, University of London

Jens Lerche is Professor Emeritus in the Development Studies Department, SOAS University of London. He works on caste and racial discrimination and oppression, and agrarian and labour relations in India. He has done extensive fieldwork on Dalit (the ex-untouchable caste groups) class-caste oppression and rural labour relations in the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh… Read More »Jens Lerche

Tanja Herklotz

University of Hildesheim

Dr. Tanja Herklotz is the deputy professor of Public Law with a Focus on Social Welfare and Education Law at the University of Hildesheim (Germany). Previously, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the Chair of Public Law and Comparative Law at Humboldt-University Berlin and coordinator of two projects comparing law and legal cultures in India… Read More »Tanja Herklotz

Uday Prakash

Born in Sitapur, a village in a region of Madhya Pradesh with a strong presence of Scheduled Castes and Tribes population, Uday Prakash is a Hindi poet, novelist, scholar, short story writer, journalist, and translator, whose worls have been extensively translated in Indian and international languages. Among his best known stories are Peeli Chhatri Waali Ladki and Mohandas, the latter a disturbing tale of a Dalit boy… Read More »Uday Prakash

Urvashi Butalia

Zubaan Books

Urvashi Butalia is an Indian writer and publisher. An activist in the women’s rights movement, she founded India’s first feminist publishing house, Kali for women, and currently runs Zubaan Books. She is the author and editor of several books, including Speaking Peace: Women’s Voices from Kashmir (edited, Zed Books 2002) and The Other Side of… Read More »Urvashi Butalia

Subir Sinha

SOAS, University of London

Subir Sinha is Reader in the Theory and Politics of Development at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Hailing from Bihar in India, his first degree is in History from Delhi University. He studied at the University of Pennsylvania and then at Northwestern University, obtaining an MA and a PhD in… Read More »Subir Sinha

Ahonaa Roy

IIT - Mumbai

Ahonaa Roy is an Associate Professor of Sociology, Social Anthropology and Policy Studies at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, and Research Associate at the school of Social Sciences, University of Pretoria, South Africa. A Social Anthropologist, with MA and DPhil (University of Sussex), she has taught at the Delhi School of Economics, Department of… Read More »Ahonaa Roy

Sandhya Fuchs

University of Edinburgh

Sandhya is a social anthropologist, whose work specializes in issues of law, hate and social, memory in India and the British South Asian diaspora. Located at the intersection of anthropology, and critical legal studies, her work analyses the potential of hate crime laws to address structural inequalities and respond to culturally and historically specific experiences… Read More »Sandhya Fuchs

Sumathi Ramaswami

Duke University

Sumathi Ramaswamy is James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of History and International Comparative Studies, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.  She has published extensively on language politics, gender studies, spatial studies and the history of cartography, visual studies and the modern history of art, and more recently, digital humanities and the history of philanthropy.  Her recent… Read More »Sumathi Ramaswami

Kajri Jain

University of Toronto

Kajri Jain is Professor of Art History and Visual Studies at the University of Toronto. Her research focuses on images at the intersections between art, religion, politics, and vernacular business cultures in modern and contemporary India; she also writes on contemporary art. Jain’s latest book Gods in the Time of Democracy (Duke University Press, 2021)… Read More »Kajri Jain