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NRAS Policy Conference 2019

The Second NRAS Policy Conference titled “Beyond Productivity and Populism: Reimagining India’s Agricultural and Rural Policies” would be held during 26-28th Septermber 2019 at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. Conference...

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Why India’s Oppressed Lack a United Voice

While Patidars and Jats have joined together to fight for the alleviation of their economic distress, the middle and lower castes remain scattered and largely invisible. Article...

Welcome to the website of the NRAS! The NRAS was established in 2010, motivated by the twin objectives of (a) reinvigorating the study of agrarian and rural issues in India’s academic institutions and enabling scholars to engage with a range of pressing issues and ideas (b) influencing the pedagogy and curriculum of academic institutions to encompass rural and agrarian issues. This website aims to serve as a hub for communication, interaction, and exchange for network members. We invite you to become part of this network and contribute to our collective effort. Read more

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You are welcome to contribute content that fits the remit of the NRAS. We particularly welcome teaching materials and other pedagogic resources, datasets and writings. To contribute content, you will have to be a member of the network.

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If you are a student or teacher in a rural and peri-urban college, university or a local practitioner and would like to discuss your research ideas and get feedback on written work from senior and junior scholars associated with the NRAS…

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If you wish to mentor students and teachers in rural and peri-urban colleges, universities and local practitioners please sign up to become a mentor, identifying your fields of interest and expertise. This will enable…

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Runaways

Running away: an act that defies religious, caste, community, and family norms of sociality, sexuality and marriage. Runaways: the new social category of persons that represents new youth rebels, their search for self and individual identities, a social category of persons who are often not treated as persons. Now a regular feature of rural life, girls and boys run away to be together, to be married, to be companions. And, in this act, they trigger consequences unanticipated by them and their families and manifesting in full bloom the inbuilt caste hostilities, intolerance and lack of sensitivity of Indian society.

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The Geography of Food

This Article Selection has been created in order to highlight some of the huge body of research on...

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