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Reader in the Theory and Politics of Development, SOAS, University of London

He studied History at the University of Delhi (BA) and Political Science at Northwestern University (MS, PhD), and has taught at Northwestern University and the University of Vermont. His research interests are institutional change, sustainable development, social movements, state-society relations in development, and South Asian politics, with a current focus on decentralised development in India, early postcolonial planning, and on the global fishworkers' movement.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Institutions and Development, SOAS, University of London