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

26 April

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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