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Kathua and Unnao Rapes: Letter from academics to India’s Prime Minister

Sunday 29 April 2018, by siawi3

Source: http://sacw.net/article13739.html

Kathua and Unnao Rapes: Letter from academics to India’s Prime Minister

To,

The Prime Minister of India,

Prime Minister’s Office, South Block,

Raisina Hill, New Delhi 110 001.

21 April 2018

Mr Prime Minister,

We are academics and independent scholars from India and abroad, writing to express solidarity with, and to endorse the sentiments expressed by, forty-nine retired civil servants in their open letter to you of April 16th 2018.

Along with these civil servants and countless other citizens of India and the world at large, we wish to express our deep anger and anguish over the events in Kathua and Unnao and the aftermath of these events; over the efforts, in both cases, of those administering the relevant States to protect the alleged perpetrators of these monstrous crimes; over the subsequent profoundly distasteful efforts of rationalisation, deflection and diversion that have been so much in evidence in the reactions of your party’s spokespersons in the media; and finally over your own prolonged (and by now familiar) silence that was broken only recently with wholly inadequate, platitudinous, and non-specific assurances of justice for the victims.

Kathua and Unnao are not isolated incidents. They are part of a pattern of repeated targeted attacks on minority religious communities, Dalits, tribals and women, in which rape and lynching have been employed as instruments of violence by gau rakshaks and others, in a sequence of events spread across Dadri in Uttar Pradesh (2015), Udhampur in Jammu and Kashmir (2015), Bijapur and Sukma in Chhattisgarh (2015-16), Harda in Madhya Pradesh (2016), Latehar in Jharkand (2016), Una in Gujarat (2016), Rohtak in Haryana (2017), Delhi (2017), Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh (2017), and now Jammu and Kashmir and Uttar Pradesh (2018).

Many of these events have occurred in States with BJP Governments, and all of them after the BJP assumed power at the Centre. This is not to associate violence exclusively with your party and with State governments presided over by your party. But there is an undeniable association with the ruling dispensation.

There is little evidence, in government action, of an appreciation of the importance of providing assistance to vulnerable sections of the society – whether through promotional measures aimed at enabling tribals and nomads to have access to forest and common property rights, or through preventive measures aimed at discouraging blatant breaches of the rule of law. Even the Allahabad High Court on April 12th 2018 observed: “If this is the conduct of the police in the state, whom will a victim approach to register a complaint? If this is the stand you are repeatedly taking then we will be forced to observe in our order that law and order has collapsed in the state”.

We send you this letter because it is our duty to do so; so that we are not guilty of silence; and so that callousness and cowardice might finally draw the line at the broken body of a little girl and the rape of a young woman.

Signed:

List of signatories

N Abhilaasha, Centre for Urban Equity, Ahmedabad
Lila Abu-Lughod, Columbia University, New York, USA
Arnab Acharya, Independent researcher, Washington D.C.
Anindita Adhikari , Brown University, USA
Tanvir Aeijaz, Ramjas College, Delhi
Farzana Afridi, Delhi
Aftab Ahmad, Columbia University, New York, USA
Huma Ahmed-Ghosh, San Diego State University, CA, USA
Aniket Alam, International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad
Seema Alavi, University of Delhi, Delhi
Meena Alexander, Hunter College/Graduate Center, CUNY, New York, USA
Dibyesh Anand, University of Westminster, UK
Anandhi, Chennai.
Krishna Ananth, SRM University – AP Amaravati
Mary Anderson: Harvard University and Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, USA
Aneesh, K.A., Jawaharlal Nehru Institute, New Delhi
Gil Anidjar, Columbia University, New York, USA
Anitha Kumary L, Trivandrum
Sundari Anitha, University of Lincoln, United Kingdom
Annamalai, University of Chicago, USA
Shaik Dawood Ansari, Open Campus Madang, University of Papua New Guinea
Arjun Appadurai, New York University, New York, USA
Anjali Arondekar, UCLA, USA
Balveer Arora, Emeritus Professor and Chairman, Centre for Multilevel Federalism
P K Yasser Arafath, University of Delhi, Delhi
Shoba Arun, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK
Arunima, JNU, New Delhi
Nina Asher, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, USA
Kiran Asher, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA
Prashanth Asuri, Santa Clara University, USA
Jayadev Athreya, University of Washington, USA
Venkatesh Athreya, Social Activist and Retired Academic, Chennai
Madhav Badami, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Amiya Kumar Bagchi, (Emeritus), Institute for Development Studies, Kolkata
Barnita Bagchi, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Neha Bagle, IIM Ahmedabad
Vidura Jang Bahadur, University of Chicago, Chicago, USA
Amit R. Baishya, Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Oklahoma
Mira Bakhru, Retd faculty, IIM Bangalore, Bnagalore.
Aparna Balachandran, University of Delhi, Delhi
Radhika Balakrishnan, Rutgers University, U.S.A
Sai Balakrishnan, Harvard University, Cambridge MA, USA
Sujata Balasubramanian, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Hong Kong
Swethaa S. Ballakrishnen, New York University Abu Dhabi, UAE
Sibaji Bandyopadhyay, Retd Professor, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta
Abhijit Banerjee, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Arindam Banerjee, Ambedkar University, Delhi
Chinmoy Banerjee, Emeritus, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada
Sukanya Banerjee, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA
Sumanta Banerjee, Independent Researcher, Hyderabad
Parama Barai, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.
Syamal Kumar Basak (Retd), Presidency College/University, Kolkata
Rakesh Basant, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
Alaka Basu, Cornell University, U.S.A
Amrita Basu, Amherst College, Mass, USA
Deepankar Basu, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst MA, USA
Kunal Basu, University of Oxford, UK
Lopamudra Basu, University of Wisconsin-Stout
Kanika Batra, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA
Amita Baviskar, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi
Rana P. Behal, University of Delhi, India.
Jyothsna Belliappa, Bangalore
Yael Berda, Hebrew University and Harvard University, USA
Amit Bhaduri, (Emeritus), JNU, New Delhi.
Monika Bhagat-Kennedy, University of Mississippi
Manu Bhagavan, Hunter College and the Graduate Center-CUNY, New York, USA
Alok Bhalla, Former Professor of English, English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad.
Sheila Bhalla, (Emerita): Jawaharlal Nehru University, and Visiting: Institute of Human Development, New Delhi
Brenna Bhandar, SOAS, University of London, London UK
Gauri Bharat, CEPT University, Ahmedabad
Ira Bhaskar, JNU, New Delhi
Saurabh Bhattacharjee, The WB National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata
Baidik Bhattacharya, University of Delhi. Delhi
Neeladri Bhattacharya, Retd from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Sucheta Bhattacharya, Jadavpur University, Kolkata
Debjani Bhattacharyya, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Devaki Bhaya, Stanford, CA, USA
Bhangya Bhukya, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
Akeel Bilgrami, Columbia University, U.S.A.
A K Biswas, Former Vice-Chancellor, B R Ambedkar Bihar University, Muzaffarpur, Bihar
Bënil Biswas, Ambedkar University, Delhi
Moinak Biswas, Professor, Jadavpur University, Kolkata
Cavery Bopaiah, Bangalore
Mita Bose, retired, Indraprastha College, Delhi University and currently Adjunct faculty at ICFAI Business School, Gurugram, Haryana
Tirthankar Bose, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Saronik Bosu, New York University, New York, USA
Guillaume Boucher, Université de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
Milind Brahme, Chennai, India
Vacha Brat, IIM, Ahmedabad
Carmen Bugan, writer and independent scholar, Long Island, USA
Eleanor Byrne, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK
Maya Chadda, William Paterson University, NJ, USA
Kunal Chakrabarti, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
Achin Chakraborty, Institute for Development Studies, Kolkata
Chandrima Chakraborty, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
Lekha Chakraborty, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi
Madhurima Chakraborty, Columbia College Chicago
Pinaki Chakraborty, New Delhi
Rudrashish Chakraborty, Kirori Mal College, Delhi
Shouvik Chakraborty, PERI, University of Massachussetts Amherst, U.S.A
Ranabir Chakravarti, JNU, New Delhi
Paula Chakravartty, New York University, New York, USA
Mrinalini Chakravorty, University of Virginia, USA
Barnali Chanda, Techno India University, Kolkata
Sudhir Chandra, Historian
Vinita Chandra, Ramjas College, Delhi
P. Chandrasekhar, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
Tarun Chandrayadula, IIT Madras, Chennai
Charusheela, University of Washington Bothell, USA
Sayaka Chatani, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Amita Chatterjee, Retired Professor of Philosophy, Jadavpur University
Ananya Chatterjea, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
Indrani Chatterjee, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Sreeparna Chattopadhyay, Bangalore
Suchetana Chattopadhyay, Jadavpur University, Kolkata
Ruchi Chaturvedi, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Amit Chaudhuri, Writer, Calcutta
Aparna Chaudhuri, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
Rosinka Chaudhuri, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta
Sudip Chaudhuri, Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata.
Sukanta Chaudhuri, (Emeritus), Jadavpur University, Kolkata
Supriya Chaudhuri, (Emeritia). Jadavpur University, Kolkata
Wendy Chavkin MD, MPH, Columbia University, New York, USA
Ying Chen, New School for Social Research, New York, USA
Anuradha Mitra Chenoy, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Kamal Mitra Chenoy, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Dolores Chew, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Anita Chikkatur, Carleton College, Northfield, MN
Camille Cole, Yale University, U.S.A
Andrew Cornford, Geneva Finance Observatory, Switzerland
Amrita Chhachhi, International Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands
Jagdeep Chhokar, Professor (Retired), Indian Institute of Management,Ahmedabad
Sarah E. Chinn, Hunter College, CUNY, New York, USA
Deborah Choate, MD, Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, Boston, USA
Noam Chomsky, ( Emeritus) Massachussetts Institute of Technology, and University of Arizona, U.S.A
Deepta Chopra, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
Elora Halim Chowdhury, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA
Indira Chowdhury Bengaluru, India
Indranil Chowdhury, University of Delhi, Delhi
Nusrat S Chowdhury, Amherst College, Massachusetts, USA
Sayandeb Chowdhury, Ambedkar University, Delhi
Francis Cody, University of Toronto, Canada
Karen Coelho, Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai
Camille Cole, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
Jonathan R. Cole, Columbia University, New York, USA
Andrew Cornford, Geneva Finance Observatory, Switzerland
Romar Correa, (Retd from) University of Mumbai, Mumbai
Vedita Cowaloosur, Charles Telfair Institute, Mauritius
Vasudha Dalmia, (Emerita), University of California, Berkeley
Katyayani Dalmia, The New School for Social Research, New York, USA
Sumangala Damodaran, Ambedkar University, Delhi
Vinita Damodaran, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
Bijay K Danta, Tezpur, Assam
Jane D’Arista, U/Mass, Amherst, USA
Debapratim Das, Guwahati
Debarshi Das, IIT Guwahati
Mausumi Das, Delhi School of Economics, Delhi
Raju J. Das, York University, Toronto, Canada
Samantak Das, Jadavpur University, Kolkata
Shinjini Das, University of Oxford, UK
Amlan Dasgupta, Jadavpur University, Kolkata
Anirban Dasgupta, South Asian University, New Delhi
Indraneel Dasgupta, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
Sunanda Dasgupta, Brandenburg University of Technology, Cottbus-Senftenberg, Germany
Sejuti Das Gupta, Michigan State University, USA
Tanya Das Gupta, Toronto, Canada
Minati Dash, ICSSR, New Delhi.
Manipadma Datta, TERI School of Advanced Studies( Deemed University), New Delhi
Ruth Davis, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA, USA
Subah Dayal, Tulane University, New Orleans, USA
Rohit De, Yale University, New Haven, USA
Ananya Debnath, Jodhpur, Rajastahn
Sowmya Dechamma C C, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India
Narayana Delampady, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
Minoo Derayeh, Toronto, Canada
Manisha Desai, University of Connecticut, Storrs, USA
Radhika Desai, University of Manitoba, Canada
Jigna Desai, CEPT University, Ahmedabad.
Jigna Desai, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
Miki and Madhavi Desai, Ahmedabad
Renu Desai, Ahmedabad
Anirudh Deshpande, Department of History, Delhi University
Ashwini Deshpande, Delhi School of Economics, Delhi
Satish Deshpande, Delhi University, Delhi
Sudhanva Deshpande, LeftWord Books, New Delhi
Peter Ronald deSouza, CSDS, Delhi
Sanchia deSouza, University of Toronto, Canada
Devika, J. Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram
Ritu Dewan, Centre for Development Research and Action; Centre for Study of Society and Secularism, Mumbai
Bikramjit Dey, The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata
Meena Dhanda, University of Wolverhampton, U. K
Biswajit Dhar, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Anubha Dhasmana, Bangalore
Roopa Dhawan, Ramjas​ College, Delhi University
Jean Dreze, (Visiting): Ranchi University
Rohan D’Souza, Kyoto University, Japan
Prasenjit Duara, Duke University, Durham, USA
Navroz K. Dubash, New Delhi
Vebhuti Duggal, Ambedkar University, Delhi
Durga Bhavani, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
Madhumita Dutta, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA
Nandini Dutta, Miranda House, Delhi
Souraj Dutta, St Andrews University, UK
Nata Duvvury, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Carolyn Elliott, Professor Emerita, University of Vermont
Meher Engineer, All India Forum on the Right to Education, New Delhi
Gerald Epstein, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
Pradeep Esteves, Context India, Bangalore
Richard Falk, (Emeritus): Princeton University, U.S.A
Alfredo Saad Filho, Department of Development Studies, SOAS University of London
Michelle Fine, CUNY, New York, USA
Nancy Folbre, PERI, University of Massachussetts Amherst, U.S.A
Geraldine Forbes, Distinguished Teaching Professor Emerita, State University of New York Oswego, USA
Colm Fox, Singapore Management University, School of Social Sciences, Singapore
Smitha Francis, New Delhi
Karen Gabriel, St Stephen’s College, Delhi
Rahul K Gairola, Murdoch University, Perth, Australia
Toral Gajarawala, New York University, New York, USA
Rajmohan Gandhi, Gurgaon
Lata Gangadharan, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Gangadhar, All India Forum for Right to Education
Debjani Ganguly, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA
Geetanjali Shree, Writer
Maitreesh Ghatak, London Shool of Economics, U.K
Saran Ghatak, Professor, Keene State College, USA
Asher Ghertner, Rutgers University, USA
Professor Aisha K. Gill, University of Roehampton, UK.
Sayantan Ghosal, University of Glasgow, UK
Arunabh Ghosh, Harvard University, U.S.A
Devleena Ghosh, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Jayati Ghosh, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Partha Ghosh, Institute of Social Sciences, New Delhi
Suman Ghosh, Florida Atlantic University , USA
Geetha Gokul, St. Thomas’ College, Trichur, Kerala
Priyamvada Gopal, University of Cambridge, UK
Radha Gopalan, Independent Researcher and Educationist, Goa
Gayatri Gopinath, New York University, New York, USA
Manu Goswami, New York University, New York, USA
Gregory Goulding, University of Pennsylvania, PA, USA
Paul Greenough, University of Iowa, USA
Sumit Guha, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Tapati Guha-Thakurta, Centre for the Study of Social Sciences, Calcutta, Kolkata
Akhil Gupta, University of California, Los Angeles
Bishnupriya Gupta, Warwick University, UK
Ruchira Gupta, New York University and University of California at Berkeley, U.S.A
Sayan Gupta, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai.
Smita Gupta, independent economist, New Delhi
Vikas Gupta, Department of History, Delhi University, Delhi
Vishal Gupta, Ahmedabad
Dean Gupta-Casale, Kean University, NJ, USA
Nira Gupta-Casale, Kean University, NJ, USA
Jaideep Gupte, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex UK
Shubhra Gururani, York University, Toronto, Canada
Abha Dev Habib, Miranda House, Delhi
John Harriss, Simon Fraser University and Centre for Modern Indian Studies, Goettingen, Germany
Farhat Hasan, University of Delhi, Delhi.
Zoya Hasan, (Emerita): Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Rim Hassen, Warwick University, UK
Neeraj Hatekar, University of Mumbai, Mumbai
John C. Hawley, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA, USA
Himanshu, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
Indira Hirway, Center For Development Alternatives, Ahmedabad
Nalini Iyer, Seattle University, USA
Priyadarshini Iyer, IIM – Ahmedabad
Srikanth Krishnan Iyer, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Vijay Iyer, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
Krati Jain, CEPT University, Ahmedabad, India
Sanjay Jain, University of Oxford, UK
Sarandha Jain, Columbia University, New York, USA
Sheena Jain, formerly Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
Kathleen James-Chakraborty, University College, Deublin, Ireland
Sadia Jamil, Islamabad, Pakistan
Russell Janis, J.D., University of Massachussetts Amherst, U.S.A
Niraja Gopal Jayal, JNU, New Delhi
Jayaraj, retired economist, Chennai
Rajshri Jayaraman, ESMT Berlin, Germany
Katherine Jellison, Ohio University, USA
Praveen Jha, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Gita Johar, Columbia University, New York, USA
May Joseph, Pratt Institute, New York, USA
Yogi Joseph, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Chitra Joshi, Delhi University, New Delhi
Rutul Joshi, CEPT University, Ahmedabad
Amalendu Jyotishi, Amrita School of Business, Bangalore
Tanishka Kachru, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad
K K Kailash, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
A. Kalam, C. K. Prahalad Centre for Emerging India, Loyola campus, Chennai
Vidya Kalaramadam, Willliam Paterson University of New Jersey, USA
Sangeeta Kamat, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
Uma S Kambhampati, University of Reading, Reading, UK
Milind Kandlikar, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada,
Kalpana Kannabiran, Council for Social Development, Hyderabad.
Ankur Kapoor, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
Geeta Kapur, independent art critic, New Delhi
Manju Kapur, writer and ex faculty Miranda House College, Delhi University, Delhi
Ajit Karnik, Mumbai/Dubai
Massoud Karshanas, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, U.K
Malavika Kasturi, University of Toronto, Canada
Nilofer Kaul, Delhi
Nitasha Kaul, University of Westminster, UK
Rajender Kaur, William Paterson University, New Jersey, USA
Mukul Kesavan, Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi
Prashant Keshavmurthy, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Rana Khan, Toronto, Canada
Stuti Khanna, IIT Delhi, Delhi
Sushil Khanna, (Retd.), Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata.
Reetika Khera, IIT, Delhi
Ateya Khorakiwala, Princeton University, NJ, USA
Ayesha Kidwai, , Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Viktoriya Kim, Osaka University, Japan
Praveena Kodoth, Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum
Dean Kotlowski, Salisbury University, MD, USA
Ashok, Kotwal, (Emeritus): The University of British Columbia, Vancouver B.C, Canada
Ashutosh V. Kotwal, Duke University, Durham, USA
Astrid von Kotze, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Jane Krishnadas, School of Law, Keele., UK
Preeti Krishnan, Bengaluru
Radhika Krishnan, IIT Hyderabad
Aishwary Kumar, School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University, USA
Arun Kumar, Institute of Social Sciences, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi
Avinash Kumar, Jawaharla Nehru University, New Delhi.
Deepak Kumar, JNU, New Delhi
Nita Kumar, Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, CA, USA
Udaya Kumar, Centre for English Studies, JNU, New Delhi.
Rachel Kurien, International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Somjita Laha, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Nayanjot Lahiri, Ashoka University, Delhi
Vinay Lal, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Rachel Lee, Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Munich, Germany
Roselyn Lemus, Mexico City, USA
Mark Liechty, The University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Cynthia A. Leenerts, East Stroudsburg University, PA, USA
David Lelyveld, New York, USA
Karen Leonard, University of California at Irvine, CA, USA
Jinee Lokaneeta, Drew University, Madison, NJ, USA
Ania Loomba, University of Pennsylvania, USA
David Ludden, New York University, New York, USA
Ritty Lukose, Associate Professor, New York University, USA.
Anuja Madan, Kansas State University, Kansas, USA.
Punnappurath Madhavan, English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad
Aruna Magier, New York University, New York, USA
Darshini Mahadevia, CEPT University, Ahmedabad
Swadesh M Mahajan, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Ram Mahalingam, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Durairaj Maheswaran, NYU, New York, USA
Pushkar Maitra, Monash Business School, Monash University, Australia
Bipasha Maity, Ashoka University, Sonepat, Haryana
Rochona Majumdar, The University of Chicago, USA
Anshu Malhotra, University of Delhi, Delhi
Meenakshi Malhotra, Hansraj college, Delhi
Ashok Malla, McGill University, Canada
Mukul Mangalik, Ramjas College, University of Delhi
Anandi Mani, University of Oxford, UK
Preetha Mani, Rutgers University, USA
Nissim Mannathukkaren, Dalhousie University Canada.
Anuradha Marwah, Zakir Hussain College, New Delhi
Raveena Mascarenhas, Mangaluru
Manu V. Mathai, Bengaluru
John Mathew, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune
Shency Mathew, Gulati Institute of Finance & Taxation, Thiruvananthapuram
Navdeep Mathur, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
Deepak Maun, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
Ranjani Mazumdar, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
Lyla Mehta, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex UK
Rushi Mehta, Utrecht, Netherlands
Uday S. Mehta, Graduate Center, CUNY, New York, USA
Gayatri Menon, Azim Premji University, Bengaluru
Kalyani Devaki Menon, De Paul University, Chicago, USA
Ritu Menon, Women Unlimited, New Delhi
Kalyani Menon-Sen, Independent Researcher, New Delhi.
Tushar Meshram, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad
Zain R. Mian, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
John Miller, Wheaton College, Massachussetts, U.S.A
Raza Mir, William Paterson University, NJ, USA
Payoshni Mitra, Independent researcher and activist, London, UK
Siddhartha Mitra, Jadavpur University, Kolkata
Sona Mitra, Centre for Budget and Governance Accountability, New Delhi
Gautam Mody, New Trade Union Initiative
Nasreen A. Mohamed, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Syracuse University, NY, USA
Mritiunjoy Mohanty, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Kolkata
Himansu S. Mohapatra, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha
Bidisha Mondal, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi
Radhika Mongia, York University, Canada
Dilip Mookherjee, Boston University, Boston MA, USA
Sripad Motiram, University of Massachussetts, Boston, U.S.A
Sharun Mukand, University of Warwick, UK
Projit Bihari Mukharji, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Ankhi Mukherjee, University of Oxford, UK
Arun P. Mukherjee, Professor Emeritus, York University, Toronto, Canada.
Ashesh Mukherjee, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Debashree Mukherjee, Columbia University, New York, USA
Debraj Mukherjee, Ramjas College, Delhi
Sajni Mukherji, Retd. Professor, English dept., Jadavpur University, Kolkata
Sanjukta Mukherjee, DePaul University, Chicago, USA
Upamanyu Pablo Mukherjee, Warwick University, UK
Harbans Mukhia, Former Professor of History and Rector, JNU, New Delhi
Akshaya Mukul, Delhi
Angelie Multani, Academic, New Delhi.
Kanta Murali, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Maroona Murmu, Jadavpur University, Kolkata
Hema A Murthy, Dept. of CS&E IIT Madras
Ishwar Murthy, IIMB, Bangalore
M V N Murthy, Professor Emeritus, The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
Rajluxmi Vaish Murthy, IIMB, Bangalore
Milind Murugkar , researcher, Nashik , India
Barnali Nag, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Richa Nagar, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, USA
Nagaraj, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai
Harini Nagendra , Bangalore
Ratna Naidu, Professor (retd.) University of Hyderabad and former Vice Chancellor,

SPMVV, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh

Sirisha Naidu, Wright State University, Ohio
Janaki Nair, JNU, New Delhi
Constantine Nakassis, University of Chicago, Chicago, USA
Ashis Nandy, CSDS, Delhi
Gaura Narayan, Purchase College State University of New York, USA
Sudha Narayanan, Economist, Mumbai
Balmurli Natrajan, Willliam Paterson University of New Jersey, USA
Nandan Nawn, TERI School of Advanced Studies, New Delhi
Nalini Nayak, Associate Professor (Retired), PGDAV (M) College, Delhi University
Nandini Nayak, Ambedkar University, Delhi.
Anuradha Dingwaney Needha, Oberlin College, OH, USA
Neeraja D, Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore
Anjali Nerlekar, Rutgers University (New Jersey), USA
Madhurima Nundy, Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi
Noreen O’Connor, King’s College, Pennsylvania
Rupal Oza, Hunter College, CUNY, New York, USA
Shivarama Padikkal, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
Debabrata Pal, New Delhi
Parthapratim Pal, IIM Calcutta, Kolkata
Amrita Pande, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Bratati Pande, Retired, Delhi University, Delhi
Gyanendra Pandey, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
Rajyashree Pandey, Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK
Kavita Panjabi, Jadavpur University, Kolkata
Ameet Parameswaran, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Rajendra Parihar Ramjas College, Delhi
Parthasarathy, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai
Sujata Patel, National Fellow, Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla
Krishna Patel, Gandhinagar, Gujarat
Shekhar Pathak, Historian and Editor, Pithorgarh, Uttarakhand
Vikram Pathania, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
Prabhat Patnaik, (Emeritus): Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Ramesh Patnaik, Andhra Pradesh Save Education Committee,
Utsa Patnaik (Emerita): Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
​Sonali Perera, Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York
Rosalind Petchesky, (Emerita):, Hunter College & the Graduate Center, CUNY
Geralyn Pinto, Mangalore
Justin Podur, York University, Toronto, Canada
Robert Pollin, University of Massachussetts Amherst, U.S.A.
Sheldon Pollock, Columbia University, New York, USA
Anupama Potluri, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
Gopalji Pradhan, School of Letters, Ambedkar, University Delhi
R.Prakash. ARTIC, Srikakulam district, Andhra Pradesh.
Lokesh Malti Prakash, Activist & Writer, Office Secretary, All India Forum for Right to Education
Anup Pramanik, Indian Institute of Management, Indore
Madhu Prasad. New Delhi
Vijay Prashad, LeftWord Books.
Navtej Purewal, SOAS University of London
Jyoti Puri, Simmons College, Boston, USA
Bandana Purkayastha, Grafton, MA, USA
Meena Radhakrishna, former faculty, Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University
Raghavendra, N. Faculty, Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad
Harriet Raghunathan, Jesus and Mary College (retired), New Delhi
Rohit Rahi, London School of Economics, UK
Shirin M. Rai, Warwick University, UK
Rajeswari Sarla Raina, Scientist, New Delhi
Anisa Rahim, Jersey City, NJ
Arvind Rajagopal, New York University, New York, USA
Mrinalini Rajagopalan, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Advaita Rajendra, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
Prabina Rajib, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.
Surampudi Bapi Raju, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India
Priti Ramamurthy, University of Washington, Seattle
Bhavani Raman, University of Toronto, Canada
Usha Raman, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
Vasanthi Raman, Independent social scientist, New Delhi
Bharat Ramaswami, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
Sumathi Ramaswamy, Duke University, Durham USA
Kavitha Ranganathan, IIM-Ahmedabad
Malini Ranganathan, Assistant Professor, American University, Washington, DC
Surabhi Ranganathan, University of Cambridge, UK
Ajay Rao, University of Toronto, Canada
Anupama Rao, Barnard College, New York, USA
Govinda Rao, (Emeritus): National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, Bangalore
Mohan Rao, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst MA, USA
Mohan Rao, JNU, New Delhi
Nitya Rao, University of east Anglia, Norwich, UK
Sumathi Rao, Harish-chandra Research Institute, Allahabad
Rashmi Kumari, IIM Ahmedabad
Manav Ratti, Salisbury University, MD, USA
Chitra Ravi, visiting faculty at the Azim Premji University, Bangalore, India.
Anushnath Ravichandran, Coimbatore
Vikas Rawal, Jawaharlal Nehru Uiversity, New Delhi
Debraj Ray, New York University, New York, USA
Raka Ray, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
Ranjan Ray, Economist, Melbourne, Australia
Aparna Rayaprol, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
Chandan Reddy, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
Gayatri Reddy, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Rammanohar Reddy, (Visiting): Goa University, Hyderabad
Rohit Revi, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada
Shaunna Rodrigues, Columbia University, New York, USA
Dunu Roy, Director, Hazards Centre, New Delhi
Mallarika Sinha Roy, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Modhumita Roy, Tufts University, USA
Parama Roy, University of California, Davis
Satyaki Roy, Institute for Studies in Industrial Development, New Delhi
Srila Roy, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Srirupa Roy, University of Göttingen, Germany
Anamitra Roychowdhury, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Marlene Rutzendorfer, Harvard University Visiting Scholar, Cambridge, MA, USA
Sachin N, Dyal Singh college, New Delhi
Niladri Saha, Basirhat College, West Bengal
Poulomi Saha, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Bhairabi Prasad Sahu, University of Delhi., Delhi
Arupjyoti Saikia, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati.
Rajgopal Saikumar, New York University, New York, USA
Kalyani Samantray, Visiting Professor, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar
Padmanabh Samarendra, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
Preeti Sampat, Ambedkar University Delhi.
Samson, Nizamabad district, Telengana
Sudipto Sanyal, Techno India University, Kolkata
Aditya Sarkar, University of Warwick, UK
Sumit Sarkar, (Retired): Delhi University, New Delhi
Tanika Sarkar, (Retired): Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Akshya Saxena, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA
Susan Seizer, Indiana University, Bloomington IN, USA
Abhijit Sen, Retd from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Hari Sen, Ramjas College, Delhi
Nivedita Sen, Hansraj College, Delhi
Rukmini Sen, Ambedkar University, New Delhi
Sambuddha Sen, Shiv Nadar University, Delhi
Sanghita Sen, St Andrews University, UK
Abhijit Sengupta, University of Essex, UK
Debjani Sengupta, IP College, Delhi University, Delhi
Aaditeshwar Seth, IIT Delhi, Delhi
Puneet Seth, Beachwood, Ohio
Sanjay Seth, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
Svati P. Shah, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA
Rachna Shanbog, Dublin, UK
Krupa Shandilya, Amherst College, USA
Arul Shankar, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Shiva Shankar, Scientist, Chennai.
Alpana Sharma, Wright State University, Dayton, OH, USA
Jayeeta Sharma, University of Toronto, Canada
Shailja Sharma, De Paul University, Chicago, USA
Shilpa Sharma, University of Delhi, Delhi
Abhishek Shaw, Economic & Political Weekly, Mumbai
Samira Sheikh, Vanderbilt University, USA
Sherin B.S, The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad
Parinitha Shetty, Mangaluru, Karnataka
Tim Shiell, University of Wisconsin-Stout, USA
Snehal Shingavi, Associate Professor, English, University of Texas, Austin
Anooradha Iyer Siddiqui, Harvard University, Cambridge MA, USA
Amritjit Singh, Ohio University, Athens, OH, USA
Harjinder Singh, IIIT- Hyderabad.
Natasha Singh, Oakland, CA
Pritam Singh, Oxford Brookes Business School, Oxford
Radhika Singh, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Supriya Singh, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
Upinder Singh, University of Delhi, New Delhi
Vidhu Singh, San Francisco, CA, USA
Dipa Sinha, Ambedkar University Delhi
Rita Sinha, Janki Devi Memorial College, Delhi
Shana Sippy, Centre College, KY, and Carleton College, MN, USA
Ajay Skaria, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
Sobha Rani, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
Srilata, K., Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai
Jeena T Srinivasan, Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Hyderabad
Krithika Srinivasan, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Ragini Tharoor Srinivasan, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA
Ravindran Sriramachandran, Ashoka University, Sonipat, Haryana
Neelam Srivastava, Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK
Priyanka Srivastava, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst MA, USA
Hamsa Stainton, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Domna C. Stanton, Graduate Center, City University of New York, USA
Abigail J. Stewart, University of Michigan
Catherine Stimpson, New York University, New York, USA
Sivagami Subbaraman, Washington D.C., USA
Binaya Subedi, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA
K Venkata Subrahmanyam, Chennai Mathematical Institute, Chennai.
Banu Subramaniam, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst MA, USA
Lakshmi Subramanian, Institute of Advanced Studies, Nantes, France
Narendra Subramanian, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Subramanian, Independent Scholar and former ICSSR National Fellow, Chennai.
Mita Sujan, Tulane University, New Orleans, USA
Nandini Sundar, Delhi University, New Delhi
Vivan Sundaram, artist, New Delhi
S. Sunder, retired professor, The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
Kaushik Sunder Rajan, University of Chicago, Chicago, USA
Rajeswari Sunder Rajan, New York University, U.S.A.
Shamina Talyarkhan, New York, USA
Ashwini Tambe, University of Maryland, MD, USA
Tanima, University of Chicago, Chicago, USA
Akshaya Tankha, University of Toronto, Canada
Anand Teltumbde, GIM, Goa
Tariq Thachil, Vanderbilt University, USA
Manish Thakur , IIM Calcutta, Kolkata
Binitha Thampi.. IIT Madras, Chennai
Susie Tharu, Hyderabad
Dania Thomas – University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Thomas Joseph Thoomkuzhy, Gulati Institute of Finance & Taxation, Thiruvananthapuram
Miriam Ticktin, The New School for Social Research, NYC, USA
Ahmet Tonak, (Visiting): University of Massachussetts Amherst, U.S.
Nasir Tyabji, formerly with Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi
Sahana Udupa, Professor of Media Anthropology, University of Munich (LMU), Germany
Lalit Vachani, CeMIS, University of Göttingen
Ananya Vajpeyi, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi.
Vamsi Vakulabharanam, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA
Achin Vanaik, Retd from Delhi University, New Delhi
Sarah Van Arsdale, NYU and Antioch University/LA
Hendrik Van Den Berg, (Emeritus): University of Nebraska, U.S.A
Poornima Varma, IIM, Ahmedabad.
Rahul Varma, playwright and artistic director of Teesri Duniya Theatre
Rashmi Varma, Warwick University, UK
Rohit Varman, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Kolkata
Ravi Vasudevan, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi
Sylvia Jane Vatuk, Professor Emerita of Anthropology, University of Illinois at Chicago
Malathi Velamuri, Chennai Mathematical Institute, Chennai, India
Shikha Verma, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
K. Vijayan, Hindu College, Delhi
Bhaskar Vira, University of Cambridge, UK
Sujata Visaria, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong.
Gauri Viswanathan, Columbia University, New York, USA
Kamala Visweswaran, University of California San Diego, CA, USA
Shweta Wagh, KRVIA Mumbai
Gareth Wall , University of Birmingham, UK
Jini Watson, New York University, New York, USA
Amanda Weidman, Bryn Mawr College, USA
Thomas Weisskopf, (Emeritus): University of Michigan, U.S.A
Jeannette Wicks-Lim, PERI, University of Massachusetts, Amherst , USA
David Winter, (Emeritus): University of Michigan, USA
Pramod Yadava, Retd Professor, JNU, New Delhi
Louise Yelin, Professor Emerita, Purchase College, Purchase NY, USA
Nobuharu Yokokawa, Musashi University, Japan
Shundana Yusaf, University of Utah, USA