Take action on Kathua and Unnao Rape Cases

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To:

The Prime Minister of India,

Prime Minister’s Office,

South Block,

Raisina Hill,

NEW DELHI 110 011.

                                                                                                                                     Mr Prime Minister/Sir,

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 (there are many links to this letter available, including, for example, https://thewire.in/politics/narendra-modi-open-letter-kathua-unnao

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: 

  1. N Abhilaasha, Centre for Urban Equity, Ahmedabad
  2. Lila Abu-Lughod, Columbia University, New York, USA
  3. Arnab Acharya, Independent researcher, Washington D.C.
  4. Anindita Adhikari , Brown University, USA
  5. Tanvir Aeijaz, Ramjas College, Delhi
  6. Farzana Afridi, Delhi
  7. Aftab Ahmad, Columbia University, New York, USA
  8. Huma Ahmed-Ghosh, San Diego State University, CA, USA
  9. Aniket Alam, International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad
  10. Seema Alavi, University of Delhi, Delhi
  11. Meena Alexander, Hunter College/Graduate Center, CUNY, New York, USA
  12. Dibyesh Anand, University of Westminster, UK
  13.  S.Anandhi, Chennai. 
  14. V. Krishna Ananth, SRM University - AP Amaravati
  15. Mary Anderson: Harvard University and Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, USA
  16. Aneesh, K.A., Jawaharlal Nehru Institute, New Delhi
  17. Gil Anidjar, Columbia University, New York, USA
  18. Anitha Kumary L, Trivandrum
  19.  Sundari Anitha, University of Lincoln,  United Kingdom
  20. E. Annamalai, University of Chicago, USA
  21.   J. Shaik Dawood Ansari, Open Campus Madang, University of Papua New Guinea
  22. Arjun Appadurai, New York University, New York, USA
  23. Anjali Arondekar, UCLA, USA
  24. Balveer Arora, Emeritus Professor and Chairman, Centre for Multilevel Federalism
  25. P K Yasser Arafath, University of Delhi, Delhi
  26. Shoba Arun, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK
  27. G. Arunima, JNU, New Delhi
  28. Nina Asher, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, USA
  29. Kiran Asher, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA
  30. Prashanth Asuri, Santa Clara University, USA
  31. Jayadev Athreya, University of Washington, USA
  32. Venkatesh Athreya, Social Activist and Retired Academic, Chennai
  33. Madhav Badami, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  34. Amiya Kumar Bagchi, (Emeritus), Institute for Development Studies, Kolkata
  35. Barnita Bagchi, Utrecht University, Netherlands
  36. Neha Bagle, IIM Ahmedabad
  37. Vidura Jang Bahadur, University of Chicago, Chicago, USA
  38. Amit R. Baishya, Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Oklahoma
  39. Mira Bakhru, Retd faculty, IIM Bangalore, Bnagalore.
  40. Aparna Balachandran, University of Delhi, Delhi
  41. Radhika Balakrishnan, Rutgers University, U.S.A
  42. Sai Balakrishnan, Harvard University, Cambridge MA, USA
  43. Sujata Balasubramanian, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Hong Kong
  44. Swethaa S. Ballakrishnen, New York University Abu Dhabi, UAE
  45. Sibaji Bandyopadhyay, Retd Professor, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta
  46. Abhijit Banerjee, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  47. Arindam Banerjee, Ambedkar University, Delhi
  48. Chinmoy Banerjee, Emeritus, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada
  49. Sukanya Banerjee, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA
  50. Sumanta  Banerjee, Independent Researcher, Hyderabad
  51.  Parama Barai, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.
  52. Syamal Kumar Basak (Retd), Presidency College/University, Kolkata
  53. Rakesh Basant, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
  54. Alaka Basu, Cornell University, U.S.A
  55. Amrita Basu, Amherst College, Mass, USA
  56.  Deepankar Basu, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst MA, USA
  57. Kunal Basu, University of Oxford, UK
  58. Lopamudra Basu, University of Wisconsin-Stout
  59. Kanika Batra, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA
  60. Amita Baviskar, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi
  61. Jyothsna Belliappa, Bangalore
  62. Yael Berda, Hebrew University and Harvard University, USA
  63. Amit Bhaduri, (Emeritus), JNU, New Delhi.
  64. Monika Bhagat-Kennedy, University of Mississippi
  65. Manu Bhagavan, Hunter College and the Graduate Center-CUNY, New York, USA
  66. Alok Bhalla, Former Professor of English, English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad.
  67. Sheila Bhalla, (Emerita): Jawaharlal Nehru University, and Visiting: Institute of Human Development, New Delhi
  68. Brenna Bhandar , SOAS, University of London, London UK
  69. Gauri Bharat, CEPT University, Ahmedabad
  70. Ira Bhaskar, JNU, New Delhi
  71. Saurabh Bhattacharjee, The WB National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata
  72. Baidik Bhattacharya, University of Delhi. Delhi
  73. Neeladri Bhattacharya, Retd from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  74. Sucheta Bhattacharya, Jadavpur University, Kolkata
  75. Debjani Bhattacharyya, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  76. Devaki Bhaya, Stanford, CA, USA
  77. Bhangya Bhukya, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
  78. Akeel Bilgrami, Columbia University, U.S.A.
  79. A K Biswas, Former Vice-Chancellor, B R Ambedkar Bihar University, Muzaffarpur, Bihar
  80. Bënil Biswas, Ambedkar University, Delhi
  81. Moinak Biswas, Professor, Jadavpur University, Kolkata
  82. Cavery Bopaiah, Bangalore
  83. Mita Bose, retired, Indraprastha College, Delhi University and currently Adjunct faculty at ICFAI Business School, Gurugram, Haryana
  84. Tirthankar Bose, Simon Fraser University, Canada
  85. Saronik Bosu, New York University, New York, USA
  86. Guillaume Boucher, Université de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
  87. Milind Brahme, Chennai, India
  88. Vacha Brat, IIM, Ahmedabad
  89. Carmen Bugan, writer and independent scholar, Long Island, USA
  90. Eleanor Byrne, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK
  91. Maya Chadda, William Paterson University, NJ, USA
  92. Achin Chakraborty, Institute for Development Studies, Kolkata
  93. Chandrima Chakraborty, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
  94. Lekha Chakraborty, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi
  95. Madhurima Chakraborty, Columbia College Chicago
  96. Pinaki Chakraborty, New Delhi  
  97. Rudrashish Chakraborty, Kirori Mal College, Delhi
  98. Shouvik Chakraborty, PERI, University of Massachussetts Amherst, U.S.A
  99. Ranabir Chakravarti, JNU, New Delhi
  100. Paula Chakravartty, New York University, New York, USA
  101. Mrinalini Chakravorty, University of Virginia, USA
  102. Barnali Chanda, Techno India University, Kolkata
  103. Sudhir Chandra, Historian
  104. Vinita Chandra, Ramjas College, Delhi
  105. C. P. Chandrasekhar, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
  106. Tarun Chandrayadula, IIT Madras, Chennai
  107.  S. Charusheela,  University of Washington Bothell, USA
  108. Sayaka Chatani, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  109. Amita Chatterjee, Retired Professor of Philosophy, Jadavpur University
  110. Ananya Chatterjea, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
  111. Indrani Chatterjee, University of Texas at Austin, USA
  112. Sreeparna Chattopadhyay, Bangalore
  113. Suchetana Chattopadhyay, Jadavpur University, Kolkata
  114. Ruchi Chaturvedi, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  115. Amit Chaudhuri, Writer, Calcutta
  116. Aparna Chaudhuri, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
  117. Rosinka Chaudhuri, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta
  118. Sudip Chaudhuri, Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata.
  119.  Sukanta Chaudhuri, (Emeritus), Jadavpur University, Kolkata
  120. Supriya Chaudhuri, (Emeritia). Jadavpur University, Kolkata
  121. Wendy Chavkin MD, MPH, Columbia University, New York, USA
  122. Ying Chen, New School for Social Research, New York, USA
  123. Anuradha Mitra Chenoy, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  124. Kamal Mitra Chenoy, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  125. Dolores Chew, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
  126. Anita Chikkatur, Carleton College, Northfield, MN
  127. Camille Cole, Yale University, U.S.A
  128. Andrew Cornford, Geneva Finance Observatory, Switzerland
  129. Amrita Chhachhi, International Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands
  130. Jagdeep Chhokar, Professor (Retired), Indian Institute of Management,Ahmedabad 
  131. Sarah E. Chinn, Hunter College, CUNY, New York, USA
  132. Deborah Choate, MD, Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, Boston, USA
  133. Noam Chomsky, ( Emeritus) Massachussetts Institute of Technology, and University of Arizona, U.S.A
  134. Deepta Chopra, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
  135. Elora Halim Chowdhury, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA
  136. Indira Chowdhury Bengaluru, India
  137. Indranil Chowdhury, University of Delhi, Delhi
  138. Nusrat S Chowdhury, Amherst College, Massachusetts, USA
  139. Sayandeb Chowdhury, Ambedkar University, Delhi
  140. Francis Cody, University of Toronto, Canada
  141. Karen Coelho, Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai
  142. Camille Cole, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
  143. Jonathan R. Cole, Columbia University, New York, USA
  144.  Andrew Cornford, Geneva Finance Observatory, Switzerland
  145. Romar Correa, (Retd from) University of Mumbai, Mumbai
  146. Vedita Cowaloosur, Charles Telfair Institute, Mauritius
  147. Vasudha Dalmia, (Emerita), University of California, Berkeley
  148. Katyayani Dalmia, The New School for Social Research, New York, USA
  149. Sumangala Damodaran, Ambedkar University, Delhi
  150. Vinita Damodaran, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
  151. Bijay K Danta, Tezpur, Assam
  152. Jane D'Arista, U/Mass, Amherst, USA
  153. Debapratim Das, Guwahati
  154. Debarshi Das, IIT Guwahati
  155. Mausumi Das, Delhi School of Economics, Delhi
  156. Raju J. Das, York University, Toronto, Canada
  157. Samantak Das, Jadavpur University, Kolkata
  158. Shinjini Das, University of Oxford, UK
  159. Amlan Dasgupta, Jadavpur University, Kolkata
  160. Anirban Dasgupta, South Asian University, New Delhi
  161. Indraneel Dasgupta, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
  162. Sunanda Dasgupta, Brandenburg University of Technology, Cottbus-Senftenberg, Germany
  163. Sejuti Das Gupta, Michigan State University, USA
  164. Tanya Das Gupta, Toronto, Canada
  165. Minati Dash, ICSSR, New Delhi.
  166. Manipadma Datta, TERI School of Advanced Studies( Deemed University), New Delhi
  167. Ruth Davis, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA, USA
  168. Subah Dayal, Tulane University, New Orleans, USA
  169. Rohit De, Yale University, New Haven, USA
  170. Ananya Debnath, Jodhpur, Rajastahn
  171. Sowmya Dechamma C C, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India
  172. Narayana Delampady, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
  173. Minoo Derayeh, Toronto, Canada
  174. Manisha Desai, University of Connecticut, Storrs, USA
  175. Radhika Desai, University of Manitoba, Canada
  176. Jigna Desai, CEPT University, Ahmedabad.
  177. Jigna Desai, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
  178. Miki and Madhavi Desai, Ahmedabad
  179. Renu Desai, Ahmedabad
  180. Anirudh Deshpande, Department of History, Delhi University
  181. Ashwini Deshpande, Delhi School of Economics, Delhi
  182. Satish Deshpande, Delhi University, Delhi
  183. Sudhanva Deshpande, LeftWord Books, New Delhi
  184. Peter Ronald deSouza, CSDS, Delhi
  185. Sanchia deSouza, University of Toronto, Canada
  186. Devika, J. Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram
  187. Ritu Dewan, Centre for Development Research and Action; Centre for Study of Society and Secularism, Mumbai
  188. Bikramjit Dey, The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata
  189. Meena Dhanda, University of Wolverhampton, U. K
  190. Biswajit Dhar, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  191. Anubha Dhasmana, Bangalore
  192. Roopa Dhawan, Ramjas​ College, Delhi University
  193. Jean Dreze, (Visiting): Ranchi University
  194. Rohan D’Souza, Kyoto University, Japan
  195. Prasenjit Duara, Duke University, Durham, USA
  196.  Navroz K. Dubash, New Delhi
  197. Vebhuti Duggal, Ambedkar University, Delhi
  198. S.Durga Bhavani, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
  199. Madhumita Dutta, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA
  200. Nandini Dutta, Miranda House, Delhi
  201. Souraj Dutta, St Andrews University, UK
  202. Nata Duvvury, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
  203. Carolyn Elliott, Professor Emerita, University of Vermont
  204. Meher Engineer, All India Forum on the Right to Education, New Delhi
  205. Gerald Epstein, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
  206. Pradeep Esteves, Context India, Bangalore
  207. Richard Falk, (Emeritus): Princeton University, U.S.A
  208. Alfredo Saad Filho, Department of Development Studies, SOAS University of London
  209. Michelle Fine, CUNY, New York, USA
  210. Nancy Folbre, PERI, University of Massachussetts Amherst, U.S.A
  211. Geraldine Forbes, Distinguished Teaching Professor Emerita, State University of New York Oswego, USA
  212. Colm Fox, Singapore Management University, School of Social Sciences, Singapore
  213. Smitha Francis, New Delhi
  214. Karen Gabriel, St Stephen’s College, Delhi
  215. Rahul K Gairola, Murdoch University, Perth, Australia
  216. Toral Gajarawala, New York University, New York, USA
  217. Rajmohan Gandhi, Gurgaon
  218. Lata Gangadharan, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
  219. M. Gangadhar, All India Forum for Right to Education
  220. Debjani Ganguly, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA
  221. Geetanjali Shree, Writer
  222. Maitreesh Ghatak, London Shool of Economics, U.K
  223. Saran Ghatak, Professor, Keene State College, USA
  224. D. Asher Ghertner, Rutgers University, USA
  225. Professor Aisha K. Gill, University of Roehampton, UK.
  226. Sayantan Ghosal, University of Glasgow, UK
  227. Arunabh Ghosh, Harvard University, U.S.A
  228. Devleena Ghosh, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
  229. Jayati Ghosh, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  230. Partha Ghosh, Institute of Social Sciences, New Delhi
  231. Suman Ghosh, Florida Atlantic University , USA
  232. Geetha Gokul, St. Thomas' College, Trichur, Kerala
  233. Priyamvada Gopal, University of Cambridge, UK
  234. Radha Gopalan, Independent Researcher and Educationist, Goa
  235. Gayatri Gopinath, New York University, New York, USA
  236. Manu Goswami, New York University, New York, USA
  237. Gregory Goulding, University of Pennsylvania, PA, USA
  238. Paul Greenough, University of Iowa, USA
  239. Sumit Guha, University of Texas at Austin, USA
  240. Tapati Guha-Thakurta, Centre for the Study of Social Sciences, Calcutta, Kolkata
  241. Akhil Gupta, University of California, Los Angeles 
  242. Bishnupriya Gupta, Warwick University, UK
  243. Ruchira Gupta, New York University and University of California at Berkeley, U.S.A
  244. Sayan Gupta, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai.
  245. Smita Gupta, independent economist, New Delhi
  246. Vikas Gupta, Department of History, Delhi University, Delhi
  247. Vishal Gupta, Ahmedabad
  248. Dean Gupta-Casale, Kean University, NJ, USA
  249. Nira Gupta-Casale, Kean University, NJ, USA
  250. Jaideep Gupte, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex UK
  251. Shubhra Gururani, York University, Toronto, Canada
  252. Abha Dev Habib, Miranda House, Delhi
  253. John Harriss, Simon Fraser University and Centre for Modern Indian Studies, Goettingen, Germany
  254. Farhat Hasan, University of Delhi, Delhi.
  255. Zoya Hasan, (Emerita): Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  256. Rim Hassen, Warwick University, UK
  257. Neeraj Hatekar, University of Mumbai, Mumbai
  258. John C. Hawley, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA, USA
  259. Himanshu, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
  260. Indira Hirway, Center For Development Alternatives, Ahmedabad
  261. Nalini Iyer, Seattle University, USA
  262. Priyadarshini Iyer, IIM - Ahmedabad 
  263. Srikanth Krishnan Iyer, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  264. Vijay Iyer, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
  265. Krati Jain, CEPT University, Ahmedabad, India
  266. Sanjay Jain, University of Oxford, UK
  267. Sarandha Jain, Columbia University, New York, USA
  268. Kathleen James-Chakraborty, University College, Deublin, Ireland
  269. Sadia Jamil, Islamabad, Pakistan
  270. Russell Janis, J.D., University of Massachussetts Amherst, U.S.A
  271. Niraja Gopal Jayal, JNU, New Delhi
  272. D. Jayaraj, retired economist, Chennai
  273. Rajshri Jayaraman, ESMT Berlin, Germany
  274. Katherine Jellison, Ohio University, USA
  275. Praveen Jha, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  276. Gita Johar, Columbia University, New York, USA
  277. May Joseph, Pratt Institute, New York, USA
  278. Yogi Joseph, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
  279. Chitra Joshi, Delhi University, New Delhi
  280. Rutul Joshi, CEPT University, Ahmedabad
  281. Amalendu Jyotishi, Amrita School of Business, Bangalore
  282. Tanishka Kachru, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad
  283. K K Kailash, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
  284. M.A. Kalam, C. K. Prahalad Centre for Emerging India, Loyola campus, Chennai
  285. Vidya Kalaramadam, Willliam Paterson University of New Jersey, USA
  286. Sangeeta Kamat, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
  287. Uma S Kambhampati, University of Reading, Reading, UK
  288. Milind Kandlikar, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada,
  289. Kalpana Kannabiran, Council for Social Development, Hyderabad. 
  290. Ankur Kapoor, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
  291. Geeta Kapur, independent art critic, New Delhi 
  292. Manju Kapur, writer and ex faculty Miranda House College, Delhi University, Delhi
  293. Ajit Karnik, Mumbai/Dubai
  294. Massoud Karshanas, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, U.K
  295. Malavika Kasturi, University of Toronto, Canada
  296. Nilofer Kaul, Delhi
  297. Nitasha Kaul, University of Westminster, UK
  298. Rajender Kaur, William Paterson University, New Jersey, USA
  299. Mukul Kesavan, Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi
  300. Prashant Keshavmurthy, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  301. Rana Khan, Toronto, Canada
  302. Stuti Khanna, IIT Delhi, Delhi
  303. Sushil Khanna, (Retd.), Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata.
  304. Reetika Khera, IIT, Delhi
  305. Ateya Khorakiwala, Princeton University, NJ, USA
  306. Ayesha Kidwai, , Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  307. Viktoriya Kim, Osaka University, Japan
  308. Praveena Kodoth, Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum
  309. Dean Kotlowski, Salisbury University, MD, USA
  310. Ashok, Kotwal, (Emeritus): The University of British Columbia, Vancouver B.C, Canada
  311. Ashutosh V. Kotwal, Duke University, Durham, USA
  312. Astrid von Kotze, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
  313. Jane Krishnadas, School of Law, Keele., UK
  314. Preeti Krishnan, Bengaluru
  315. Radhika Krishnan, IIT Hyderabad
  316. Aishwary Kumar, School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University, USA
  317. Arun Kumar, Institute of Social Sciences, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi
  318. Avinash Kumar, Jawaharla Nehru University, New Delhi.
  319. Deepak Kumar, JNU, New Delhi
  320. Nita Kumar, Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, CA, USA
  321. Udaya Kumar, Centre for English Studies, JNU, New Delhi.
  322. Rachel Kurien, International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  323. Somjita Laha,  University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  324. Nayanjot Lahiri, Ashoka University, Delhi
  325. Vinay Lal, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
  326. Rachel Lee, Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Munich, Germany
  327. Roselyn Lemus, Mexico City, USA
  328. Mark Liechty, The University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
  329. Cynthia A. Leenerts, East Stroudsburg University, PA, USA
  330. David Lelyveld, New York, USA
  331. Karen Leonard, University of California at Irvine, CA, USA
  332. Jinee Lokaneeta, Drew University, Madison, NJ, USA
  333. Ania Loomba, University of Pennsylvania, USA
  334. David Ludden, New York University, New York, USA
  335. Ritty Lukose, Associate Professor, New York University, USA.
  336. Anuja Madan, Kansas State University, Kansas, USA.
  337. Punnappurath Madhavan, English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad
  338. Aruna Magier, New York University, New York, USA
  339. Darshini Mahadevia, CEPT University, Ahmedabad
  340. Swadesh M Mahajan, University of Texas at Austin, USA
  341. Ram Mahalingam, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  342. Durairaj Maheswaran, NYU, New York, USA
  343. Pushkar Maitra, Monash Business School, Monash University, Australia
  344. Bipasha Maity, Ashoka University, Sonepat, Haryana
  345. Rochona Majumdar, The University of Chicago, USA
  346. Anshu Malhotra, University of Delhi, Delhi
  347. Meenakshi Malhotra, Hansraj college, Delhi
  348. Ashok Malla, McGill University, Canada
  349. Mukul Mangalik, Ramjas College, University of Delhi
  350. Anandi Mani, University of Oxford, UK
  351. Preetha Mani, Rutgers University, USA
  352. Nissim Mannathukkaren, Dalhousie University Canada.
  353. Anuradha Marwah, Zakir Hussain College, New Delhi
  354. Raveena Mascarenhas, Mangaluru
  355. Manu V. Mathai, Bengaluru
  356. John Mathew, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune
  357. Shency Mathew, Gulati Institute of Finance & Taxation, Thiruvananthapuram
  358. Navdeep Mathur, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
  359. Deepak Maun, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
  360. Ranjani Mazumdar, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
  361. Lyla Mehta, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex UK
  362. Rushi Mehta, Utrecht, Netherlands
  363. Uday S. Mehta, Graduate Center, CUNY, New York, USA
  364. Gayatri Menon, Azim Premji University, Bengaluru
  365. Kalyani Devaki Menon, De Paul University, Chicago, USA
  366. Ritu Menon, Women Unlimited, New Delhi
  367. Kalyani Menon-Sen, Independent Researcher, New Delhi.
  368. Tushar Meshram, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad
  369. Zain R. Mian, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  370. John Miller, Wheaton College, Massachussetts, U.S.A
  371. Raza Mir, William Paterson University, NJ, USA
  372.  Payoshni Mitra, Independent researcher and activist, London, UK
  373. Siddhartha Mitra, Jadavpur University, Kolkata
  374. Sona Mitra, Centre for Budget and Governance Accountability, New Delhi
  375. Gautam Mody, New Trade Union Initiative
  376. Nasreen A. Mohamed, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
  377. Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Syracuse University, NY, USA
  378. Mritiunjoy Mohanty, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Kolkata
  379. Himansu S. Mohapatra, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha
  380. Bidisha Mondal, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi
  381. Radhika Mongia, York University, Canada
  382. Dilip Mookherjee, Boston University, Boston MA, USA
  383. Sripad Motiram, University of Massachussetts, Boston, U.S.A
  384. Sharun Mukand, University of Warwick, UK
  385. Projit Bihari Mukharji, University of Pennsylvania, USA
  386. Ankhi Mukherjee, University of Oxford, UK
  387. Arun P. Mukherjee, Professor Emeritus, York University, Toronto, Canada.
  388. Ashesh Mukherjee, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  389. Debashree Mukherjee, Columbia University, New York, USA
  390. Debraj Mukherjee, Ramjas College, Delhi
  391. Sajni Mukherji, Retd. Professor, English dept., Jadavpur University, Kolkata
  392. Sanjukta Mukherjee, DePaul University, Chicago, USA
  393. Upamanyu Pablo Mukherjee, Warwick University, UK
  394. Harbans Mukhia, Former Professor of History and Rector, JNU, New Delhi
  395. Akshaya Mukul, Delhi
  396. Angelie Multani, Academic, New Delhi.
  397. Kanta Murali, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
  398. Maroona Murmu, Jadavpur University, Kolkata
  399. Hema A Murthy, Dept. of CS&E IIT Madras
  400. Ishwar Murthy, IIMB, Bangalore
  401. M V N Murthy, Professor Emeritus, The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
  402. Rajluxmi Vaish Murthy, IIMB, Bangalore
  403. Milind Murugkar , researcher, Nashik , India 
  404. Barnali Nag, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
  405. Richa Nagar, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, USA
  406. R. Nagaraj, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai
  407. Harini Nagendra , Bangalore
  408. Ratna Naidu, Professor (retd.) University of Hyderabad and former Vice Chancellor, SPMVV, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh
  409. Sirisha Naidu, Wright State University, Ohio
  410. Janaki Nair, JNU, New Delhi
  411. Constantine Nakassis, University of Chicago, Chicago, USA
  412. Ashis Nandy, CSDS, Delhi
  413. Gaura Narayan, Purchase College State University of New York, USA
  414. Sudha Narayanan, Economist, Mumbai
  415. Balmurli Natrajan, Willliam Paterson University of New Jersey, USA
  416. Nandan Nawn, TERI School of Advanced Studies, New Delhi
  417. Nalini Nayak, Associate Professor (Retired), PGDAV (M) College, Delhi University
  418. Nandini Nayak, Ambedkar University, Delhi. 
  419. Anuradha Dingwaney Needha, Oberlin College, OH, USA
  420. Neeraja D, Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore
  421. Anjali Nerlekar, Rutgers University (New Jersey), USA
  422. Madhurima Nundy, Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi
  423. Noreen O’Connor, King’s College, Pennsylvania
  424. Rupal Oza, Hunter College, CUNY, New York, USA
  425. Shivarama Padikkal, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
  426. Debabrata Pal, New Delhi
  427. Parthapratim Pal, IIM Calcutta, Kolkata
  428.  Amrita Pande,  University of Cape Town, South Africa
  429. Bratati Pande, Retired, Delhi University, Delhi
  430. Gyanendra Pandey, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
  431. Rajyashree Pandey, Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK
  432. Kavita Panjabi, Jadavpur University, Kolkata
  433. Ameet Parameswaran, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  434. Rajendra Parihar Ramjas College, Delhi
  435. D. Parthasarathy, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai
  436. Sujata Patel, National Fellow, Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla
  437. Krishna Patel, Gandhinagar, Gujarat
  438. Shekhar Pathak, Historian and Editor, Pithorgarh, Uttarakhand
  439. Vikram Pathania, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
  440. Prabhat Patnaik, (Emeritus): Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  441. Ramesh Patnaik, Andhra Pradesh Save Education Committee,  
  442. Utsa Patnaik  (Emerita): Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  443. ​Sonali Perera, Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York
  444. Rosalind Petchesky, (Emerita):, Hunter College & the Graduate Center, CUNY
  445. Geralyn Pinto, Mangalore
  446. Justin Podur, York University, Toronto, Canada
  447. Robert Pollin, University of Massachussetts Amherst, U.S.A.
  448. Sheldon Pollock, Columbia University, New York, USA
  449. Anupama Potluri, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
  450. Gopalji Pradhan, School of Letters, Ambedkar, University Delhi
  451. H.R.Prakash. ARTIC, Srikakulam district, Andhra Pradesh.
  452. Lokesh Malti Prakash, Activist & Writer, Office Secretary, All India Forum for Right to Education
  453. Anup Pramanik, Indian Institute of Management, Indore
  454. Madhu Prasad. New Delhi
  455. Vijay Prashad, LeftWord Books.
  456.  Navtej Purewal, SOAS University of London
  457. Jyoti Puri, Simmons College, Boston, USA
  458. Bandana Purkayastha, Grafton, MA, USA
  459. Meena Radhakrishna, former faculty, Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University
  460. Raghavendra, N. Faculty, Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad
  461. Harriet Raghunathan, Jesus and Mary College (retired), New Delhi
  462. Rohit Rahi, London School of Economics, UK
  463. Shirin M. Rai, Warwick University, UK
  464. Rajeswari Sarla Raina, Scientist, New Delhi
  465. Anisa Rahim, Jersey City, NJ
  466. Arvind Rajagopal, New York University, New York, USA
  467. Mrinalini Rajagopalan, University of Pittsburgh, USA
  468. Advaita Rajendra, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
  469. Prabina Rajib, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.
  470. Surampudi Bapi Raju, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India
  471. Priti Ramamurthy, University of Washington, Seattle
  472. Bhavani Raman, University of Toronto, Canada
  473. Usha Raman, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
  474. Vasanthi Raman, Independent social scientist, New Delhi
  475. Bharat Ramaswami, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
  476. Sumathi Ramaswamy, Duke University, Durham USA
  477. Kavitha Ranganathan, IIM-Ahmedabad
  478. Malini Ranganathan, Assistant Professor, American University, Washington, DC
  479. Surabhi Ranganathan, University of Cambridge, UK
  480. Ajay Rao, University of Toronto, Canada
  481. Anupama Rao, Barnard College, New York, USA
  482. M. Govinda Rao, (Emeritus): National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, Bangalore
  483. J. Mohan Rao, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst MA, USA
  484. Mohan Rao, JNU, New Delhi
  485.  Nitya Rao, University of east Anglia, Norwich, UK
  486. Sumathi Rao, Harish-chandra Research Institute, Allahabad
  487. Rashmi Kumari, IIM Ahmedabad
  488. Manav Ratti, Salisbury University, MD, USA
  489. Chitra Ravi, visiting faculty at the Azim Premji University, Bangalore, India. 
  490. Anushnath Ravichandran, Coimbatore
  491. Debraj Ray, New York University, New York, USA
  492. Raka Ray, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
  493. Ranjan Ray, Economist, Melbourne, Australia
  494. Aparna Rayaprol, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
  495. Chandan Reddy, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
  496. Gayatri Reddy, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
  497. Rammanohar Reddy, (Visiting): Goa University, Hyderabad
  498. Rohit Revi, Queen's University, Kingston, Canada
  499. Shaunna Rodrigues, Columbia University, New York, USA
  500. Dunu Roy, Director, Hazards Centre, New Delhi
  501. Mallarika Sinha Roy, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  502. Modhumita Roy, Tufts University, USA
  503. Parama Roy, University of California, Davis
  504. Satyaki Roy, Institute for Studies in Industrial Development, New Delhi
  505. Srila Roy, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  506. Srirupa Roy, University of Göttingen, Germany
  507.  Anamitra Roychowdhury, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  508. Marlene Rutzendorfer, Harvard University Visiting Scholar, Cambridge, MA, USA
  509. Sachin N, Dyal Singh college, New Delhi
  510. Niladri Saha, Basirhat College, West Bengal
  511. Poulomi Saha, University of California, Berkeley, USA
  512. Bhairabi Prasad Sahu, University of Delhi., Delhi
  513. Arupjyoti Saikia, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati.
  514. Rajgopal Saikumar, New York University, New York, USA
  515. Kalyani Samantray, Visiting Professor, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar
  516. Padmanabh Samarendra, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
  517. Preeti Sampat, Ambedkar University Delhi.
  518. N. Samson, Nizamabad district, Telengana
  519. Sudipto Sanyal, Techno India University, Kolkata
  520. Aditya Sarkar, University of Warwick, UK
  521. Sumit Sarkar, (Retired): Delhi University, New Delhi
  522. Tanika Sarkar, (Retired): Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  523. Akshya Saxena, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA
  524. Susan Seizer, Indiana University,  Bloomington IN, USA
  525. Abhijit Sen, Retd from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  526. Hari Sen, Ramjas College, Delhi
  527. Nivedita Sen, Hansraj College, Delhi
  528. Rukmini Sen, Ambedkar University, New Delhi
  529. Sambuddha Sen, Shiv Nadar University, Delhi
  530. Sanghita Sen, St Andrews University, UK
  531. Abhijit Sengupta, University of Essex, UK
  532. Debjani Sengupta, IP College, Delhi University, Delhi
  533. Aaditeshwar Seth, IIT Delhi, Delhi
  534. Puneet Seth, Beachwood, Ohio
  535. Sanjay Seth, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
  536. Svati P. Shah, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA
  537. Rachna Shanbog, Dublin, UK
  538. Krupa Shandilya, Amherst College, USA
  539. Arul Shankar, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
  540. Shiva Shankar, Scientist, Chennai.
  541. Alpana Sharma, Wright State University, Dayton, OH, USA
  542. Jayeeta Sharma, University of Toronto, Canada
  543. Shailja Sharma, De Paul University, Chicago, USA
  544. Shilpa Sharma, University of Delhi, Delhi
  545. Abhishek Shaw, Economic & Political Weekly, Mumbai
  546. Samira Sheikh, Vanderbilt University, USA
  547. Sherin B.S, The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad
  548. Parinitha Shetty, Mangaluru, Karnataka
  549. Tim Shiell, University of Wisconsin-Stout, USA
  550. Snehal Shingavi, Associate Professor, English, University of Texas, Austin
  551. Anooradha Iyer Siddiqui, Harvard University, Cambridge MA, USA
  552. Amritjit Singh, Ohio University, Athens, OH, USA
  553. Harjinder Singh, IIIT- Hyderabad.
  554. Natasha Singh, Oakland, CA
  555. Pritam Singh, Oxford Brookes Business School, Oxford
  556. Radhika Singh, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  557. Supriya Singh, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
  558. Upinder Singh, University of Delhi, New Delhi
  559. Vidhu Singh, San Francisco, CA, USA
  560. Dipa Sinha, Ambedkar University Delhi
  561. Rita Sinha, Janki Devi Memorial College, Delhi
  562. Shana Sippy, Centre College, KY, and Carleton College, MN, USA
  563. Ajay Skaria, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
  564. T.Sobha Rani, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
  565. Srilata, K., Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai
  566. Jeena T Srinivasan, Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Hyderabad
  567. Krithika Srinivasan, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
  568. Ragini Tharoor Srinivasan, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA
  569. Ravindran Sriramachandran, Ashoka University, Sonipat, Haryana
  570. Neelam Srivastava, Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK
  571. Priyanka Srivastava, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst MA, USA
  572. Hamsa Stainton, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  573. Domna C. Stanton, Graduate Center, City University of New York, USA
  574. Abigail J. Stewart, University of Michigan
  575. Catherine Stimpson, New York University, New York, USA
  576. Sivagami Subbaraman, Washington D.C., USA
  577. Binaya Subedi, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA
  578. K Venkata Subrahmanyam, Chennai Mathematical Institute, Chennai.
  579. Banu Subramaniam, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst MA, USA
  580. Lakshmi Subramanian, Institute of Advanced Studies, Nantes, France
  581. Narendra Subramanian, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  582. S. Subramanian, Independent Scholar and former ICSSR National Fellow, Chennai.
  583. Mita Sujan, Tulane University, New Orleans, USA
  584. Nandini Sundar, Delhi University, New Delhi
  585. Vivan Sundaram, artist, New Delhi
  586. V.S. Sunder, retired professor, The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
  587. Kaushik Sunder Rajan, University of Chicago, Chicago, USA
  588. Rajeswari Sunder Rajan, New York University, U.S.A.
  589. Shamina Talyarkhan, New York, USA
  590. Ashwini Tambe, University of Maryland, MD, USA
  591. Tanima, University of Chicago, Chicago, USA
  592. Akshaya Tankha, University of Toronto, Canada
  593. Anand Teltumbde, GIM, Goa
  594. Tariq Thachil, Vanderbilt University, USA
  595. Manish Thakur , IIM Calcutta, Kolkata
  596. Binitha Thampi.. IIT Madras, Chennai
  597. Susie Tharu, Hyderabad
  598. Dania Thomas – University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
  599. Thomas Joseph Thoomkuzhy, Gulati Institute of Finance & Taxation,  Thiruvananthapuram
  600. Miriam Ticktin, The New School for Social Research, NYC, USA
  601. E. Ahmet Tonak, (Visiting): University of Massachussetts Amherst, U.S.
  602. Nasir Tyabji, formerly with Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi
  603. Sahana Udupa, Professor of Media Anthropology, University of Munich (LMU), Germany
  604. Lalit Vachani, CeMIS, University of Göttingen
  605. Ananya Vajpeyi, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi.
  606. Vamsi Vakulabharanam, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA
  607. Achin Vanaik, Retd from Delhi University, New Delhi
  608. Sarah Van Arsdale, NYU and Antioch University/LA
  609. Hendrik Van Den Berg, (Emeritus): University of Nebraska, U.S.A
  610. Poornima Varma, IIM, Ahmedabad. 
  611. Rahul Varma, playwright and artistic director of Teesri Duniya Theatre
  612. Rashmi Varma, Warwick University, UK
  613. Rohit Varman, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Kolkata
  614. Ravi Vasudevan, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi
  615. Sylvia Jane Vatuk, Professor Emerita of Anthropology, University of Illinois at Chicago
  616. Malathi Velamuri, Chennai Mathematical Institute, Chennai, India
  617. Shikha Verma, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
  618. P. K. Vijayan, Hindu College, Delhi
  619. Bhaskar Vira, University of Cambridge, UK
  620. Sujata Visaria, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong.
  621. Gauri Viswanathan, Columbia University, New York, USA
  622. Kamala Visweswaran, University of California San Diego, CA, USA
  623. Shweta Wagh, KRVIA Mumbai
  624. Gareth Wall , University of Birmingham, UK
  625. Jini Watson, New York University, New York, USA
  626. Amanda Weidman, Bryn Mawr College, USA
  627. Thomas Weisskopf, (Emeritus): University of Michigan, U.S.A
  628. Jeannette Wicks-Lim, PERI, University of Massachusetts, Amherst , USA
  629. David Winter, (Emeritus): University of Michigan, USA
  630. Pramod Yadava, Retd Professor, JNU, New Delhi
  631. Louise Yelin, Professor Emerita, Purchase College, Purchase NY, USA
  632. Nobuharu Yokokawa, Musashi University, Japan
  633. Shundana Yusaf, University of Utah, USA
  634.  Ayesha Kidwai, JNU
  635. Kunal Chakrabarti, JNU
  636. Vikas Rawal, JNU
  637. Rana Behal, Retired Associate Professor, Deshbandhu College, Delhi University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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