Research Advisory Board

Renu Khanna

Renu Khanna is a women’s health and rights activist.  She has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University. She is one of the founder trustees of SAHAJ-Society for Health Alternatives based in Vadodara (Gujarat), a community based action research and advocacy organisation working on social accountability issues […]

Nandini Manjrekar

Nandini Manjrekar is Professor and Dean, School of Education, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. Her research interests are in the areas of sociology of education, education in conflict areas, gender and schooling and women’s studies.  She is currently Joint Secretary, Comparative Education Society of India and has served on the Executive Committee of […]

Biswaroop Das


A former Director and Professor at the Centre for Social Studies, Surat, Dr. Das has written on issues related to regional and urban planning, city slums, urban migrants, NGOs, urban poverty, rehabilitation of displaced groups, ethnographic accounts, research methods and impact of micro finance on poor. He has been a Visiting Professor at the […]

Priyavadan Patel


Priyavadan Patel has recently retired as Professor and Head, Department of Political Science, the M. S. University of Baroda. Earlier he worked at the Centre for Social Studies, Surat. As the Gujarat State Coordinator of Lokniti Network of Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi, he conducted pre, mid, exit and post poll […]