Academicians slam Modi's 'prolonged silence' on Kathua, Unnao rape cases

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Expressing solidarity with the civil servants who held Prime Minister Narendra Modi responsible for the “terrifying state of affairs”, over 600 academicians and scholars, in an open letter, pointed out to the Prime Minister 'an undeniable association' of violence 'with the ruling dispensation'.

Sify.com is reproducing here full text of the open letter below.

Open letter to the Prime Minister of India on the Kathua and Unnao Rape Cases

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 (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:

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

 S.Anandhi, Chennai. 

V. 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

E. Annamalai, University of Chicago, USA

  J. 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

G. 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

C. P. Chandrasekhar, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

Tarun Chandrayadula, IIT Madras, Chennai

 S. 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

S.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

Geraldi

ne 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

M. 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

D. 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

D. 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

M.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

R. 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

D. 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

H.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

M. Govinda Rao, (Emeritus): National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, Bangalore

J. 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

N. 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

T.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

S. 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

V.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

E. 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

P. 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