Chaitra Redkar Indian Institute of Science Education & Research (IISER), Pune
is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai. She holds a PhD in Politics from Savitribai Phule Pune University. Dr Redkar specializes in Modern Indian Political Thought and Social Movements, with more than two decades of research and teaching experience in these areas. She has been closely associated with the Gandhian movement in Maharashtra. Dr Redkar has written broadly in the area of political ideas and Indian politics. She has many publications to her credit, including books, book chapters, journal articles, newspaper columns and translations. Among these, her political biography of a lesser known Gandhian activist, Sane Guruji, in her mother tongue, Marathi, should be especially mentioned.