The importance of Dalits in the socio-economic and political environment in India of the 2000’s is one important aspect one would like to dig into.

With the Lok Sabha Elections 2019, already underway, this understanding through a Review by none other than Ms Sudha Pai has been a great source of information and knowledge, particularly with the psephologists as well as political strategists to tweak their studies and plans.

Sudha Pai taught political science at the Centre for Political Studies and served as Rector at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi from 2011 to 2015 .

Currently, she is president of PRAMAN (Policy Research and Management Network) a research institute that undertakes research on areas such as health, agriculture, foreign policy, and education for the government, NGOs, and in collaboration with university departments.

Ms Sudha is also a visiting fellow at the Indian Institute of Dalit Studies, New Delhi. She was a national fellow, Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi in 2016 to 2017 and senior fellow at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library Teen Murti, New Delhi from 2006 to 2009 where she wrote “Developmental State and the Dalit Question in Madhya Pradesh: Congress Response” (Routledge, 2010).

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