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Debal K. SinghaRoy Professor of Sociology, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi.

Debal K. SinghaRoy, MA, MPhil, PhD, is Professor of Sociology at the Faculty of Sociology, School of Social Sciences, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi. He is a recipient of the Australian Government Endeavour Fellowship, 2010, at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia, and the Commonwealth Fellowship at The Open University, the United Kingdom (2006–07). Furthermore, he is a fellow with the Alternative Development Studies Programme, Netherlands (2003); a visiting research fellow at the University of Alberta, Canada (2001); and a visiting scholar at the la Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Paris (1999 and 2007). His academically acclaimed publications include Towards Knowledge Society: New Identitiesin Emerging India, Peasant Movementsin Post-ColonialIndia: Dynamics of Mobilization and Identity, Social Development and the Empowerment of the Marginalised Groups: Perspectives and Strategies (ed.), Women, New Technology and Development: Changing Nature of Gender Relations in Rural India, Women in Peasant Movements: Tebhaga, Naxalite and After, Social Movements: A Course Guide, Dissenting Voices and Transformative Actions: Social Movements in Globalizing World (ed.), Interrogating Social Development: Global Perspectives and Local Initiatives (ed.) and Surviving Against Odds: Marginalized in a Globalising World (ed.). Professor SinghaRoy has published several research papers in nationally and internationally reputed journals and contributed chapters on ‘Social Movements in India’ and ‘Peasant Movements’ in the Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements, 2013