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Academic Freedom, Dissent Vital: Solidarity for JNU From Across India and The World

Amid debates about higher education, The Wire republishes a letter written in solidarity for JNU with over 400 signatories from across India and the world.

Teachers and students march against the UGC's admission policies. Credit: Twitter

Teachers and students march against the UGC’s admission policies. Credit: Twitter

In May, 2016, the University Grants Commission (UGC) laid out a set of regulatory measures for minimum standards and procedure for M.Phil and Ph.D degrees. Ahead of new admissions, these regulations seriously endanger the ideal of inclusion at universities like JNU, known for its socially conscious admission policies.

In response, the JNU Teacher’s Association (JNUTA) organised a strike on January 17 to protest against administrative high-handedness in making academic decisions for the university. Undermining the democratic ethos of the institution, the Vice Chancellor M. Jagadesh Kumar conducted the 142nd academic council meeting during the holidays in the absence of several members of the council. Further, the administration threatened to cut pay for teachers who participated in the strike.

As debates centred on academic freedom, autonomy and dissent rage on, The Wire republishes a letter addressed to the administration of JNU with over 400 signatories from across India and the world who support JNU’s longstanding commitment to critical thought, politically engaged dialogue and freedom in higher education.

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Prof.M. Jagadesh Kumar

Vice Chancellor, JNU

23rd  February 2017

We are writing to express our deep concern and shock at the events unfolding on your campus, and we urge the responsible authorities to act decisively to protect the future of JNU as a internationally renowned university of academic excellence, which has produced generations of excellent researchers, scholars and other professionals. It is also well known for its academic freedom and autonomy that fosters debates, discussions and dissent.

Most of us have had the privilege of being closely associated with the academic community of JNU. In many instances, a formal MoU between our institutions has enabled the exchange of students and faculty between our institutions, other than different kinds of research collaboration.  This would not have been possible without JNU’s institutional commitment to research oriented education, other than maintaining a consistently high standard of faculty publications, and other output. It is therefore shocking to think that a university of such repute, whose very creation was in order to nurture a culture of research, is now being wilfully destroyed. We also feel that such an attack on public education in universities like JNU disables opportunties for the historically marginalised communities of India. The right to education that has been won through histories of struggles by the marginalised communities has led to the creation of campus cultures that are diverse, increasingly inclusive, and intellectually and politically vibrant. Therefore, it is essential that an enabling Admission policy, like the one in place in JNU must be retained, other than abiding by the Constitutionally mandated policies for affirmative action.

JNU is vital to an international network of world class collaborative research in different subjects, and especially in the social sciences and humanities. Now, however, the academic culture and context that has formed the very basis of our cooperation with JNU, and that has enabled its students and scholars to be recognized across the globe for their pioneering intellectual work, is under serious threat. Students, who are the essence of any university, and the future of a nation, are staring at their lives being brought to a complete standstill.

We ask that you, as the head of the institution, engage the students and teachers who are understandably anxious and distraught, in a meaningful dialogue. We urge you to find a meaningful solution to the present situation, using the time honoured traditions of sound procedure that have been essential to the functioning of JNU. We request you to restore the institutional autonomy of JNU and provide immediate assurance to the national and international community that JNU will maintain its commitment to an academic, and intellectual, vision of a university that champions academic freedoms, teaching and research, keeping social and gender justice, and civil liberties, intact.

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  2. Aabid Firdausi, Dept. of Economics, University of Kerala.
  3. Abdi Seido, Dept. of Economics, Dire-Dawa University, Ethiopia.
  4. Abhijit Roy, Jadavpur University.  
  5. Abhinash Borah, Dept. of Economics, Ashoka University.
  6. Abhishek Sekharan, Center for Development Studies, Trivandrum.  
  7. Achin Vanaik, Dept. of Political Science, University of Delhi.
  8. Aditya Nigam, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi.  
  9. Aijaz Ahmad, Dept. of Comparative Literature, University of California, Irvine.
  10. Ajay Skaria, Dept. of History, University of Minnesota.
  11. Akeel Bilgrami, Dept. of Philosophy, Columbia University.
  12. Alessandra Consolaro, Dept. of Humanities, University of Turin, Italy.
  13. Alessandra Mezzadri, Dept. of Development Studies, SOAS, University of London.
  14. Alexandra, South Asian History, University of Cambridge (retired).
  15. Alfredo Saad Filho, Dept. of Development Studies, SOAS, University of London.
  16. Alicia Giron, Economic Research Institute, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.
  17. Alicia Puyana Mutis, Graduate department in social sciences, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales FLACSO.
  18. Alka Hingorani, IDC (Design), Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.  
  19. Allison Busch, MESAAS, Columbia University.
  20. Alpa Shah, Dept. of Anthropology, London School of Economics.
  21. Ambrose Pinto Sj, Dept. of Political Science, St. Aloysius College, Bangalore.
  22. Amit R. Baishya, Dept. of English, University of Oklahoma.
  23. Amita Baviskar, Dept. of Sociology, Institute of Economic Growth.
  24. Amitabha Bose, Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, New Jersey Institute of Technology.
  25. Amlan Das Gupta, Dept. of English, Jadavpur University.
  26. Amrita Basu, Dept. of Political Science, Amherst College.
  27. Amrita Chhachhi, International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University, The Hague.  
  28. Andrew Cornford, Geneva Finance Observatory.  
  29. Andrew Fischer, Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
  30. Angelie Multani, Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
  31. Ania Loomba, Dept. of English, University of Pennsylvania.
  32. Aniket, Dept. of English, Shiv Nadar University.
  33. Aniket Alam, Dept. of Humanities, International Institute for Information Technology, Hyderabad.
  34. Anirban Kar, Dept. of Economics, University of Delhi.
  35. Anjali Arondekar, Dept. of Feminist Studies, University of California.
  36. Anthony Monye-Emina, Dept. of Economics, University of Benin, Benin City.
  37. Anuj Bhuwania, Dept. of Sociology, South Asian University.
  38. Anup Dhar, School of Human Studies, Ambedkar University, Delhi.
  39. Anupama Rao, Barnard College.  
  40. Aparna Balachandran, Dept. of History, University of Delhi.
  41. Arjun Kumar, Institute for Human Development.  
  42. Arun Iyer, Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.
  43. Ashok Rai, Dept. of Economics, Williams College, Williamstown.
  44. Aslah Vadakara, Dept. of Historical Studies, Nalanda University.
  45. Atanu Saha, School of Languages and Linguistics, Jadavpur University.
  46. Atish Dabholkar, Dept. of High Energy, Cosmology, and Astroparticle Physics, International Centre for Theoretical Physics.
  47. Atreyee Gupta, Jane Emison Curator of South and Southeast Asian Art, Minneapolis Institute of Art.
  48. Atulan Guha, Economics Area, Indian Institute of Management Kashipur.
  49. Avinoam Shalem, Dept. of Art History and Archeology, Columbia University.
  50. B T Khoo, State Building and Economic Development Program, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Tokyo.
  51. P. Sahu, Dept. of History, University of Delhi.
  52. Babu P. Remesh, School of Development Studies, Ambedkar University, Delhi.
  53. Bahriye Kemal, Dept. of English, University of Kent.
  54. Baidik Bhattacharya, Dept. of English, University of Delhi.
  55. Barbara A. Holdrege, Dept. of Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara.
  56. Barbara Harriss-White, Wolfson College, University of Oxford.
  57. Ben Fine, Dept. of Economics, SOAS, University of London.
  58. Ben Rogaly, Dept. of Geography, University of Sussex.
  59. Betsy Hartmann, Dept. of Critical Social Inquiry, Hampshire College.
  60. Bhanu Pratap Das, Dept. of Physics, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan.
  61. Bhaskar Sarkar, Dept. of Film and Media Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara.
  62. Bhavani R V, M S Swaminathan Research Foundation.
  63. Bhoomika Meiling, School of Liberal Studies, Ambedkar University, Delhi.
  64. Bhupendra Yadav, Dept. of History, Maharshi Dayanand University.
  65. Bindu Oberoi, Dept. of Economics, University of Delhi.
  66. Bir Singh, Dept. of Economics, University of Delhi.
  67. Biswajit Ghosh, Dept. of Sociology, The University of Burdwan.
  68. Bodh Prakash, School of Liberal Studies, Ambedkar University, Delhi.
  69. Bonnie Zare, Dept. of Women’s Studies, University of Wyoming, USA.
  70. Bornini Lahiri, School of Languages and Linguistics, Jadavpur University.
  71. C Warnes, Dept. of English, University of Cambridge.
  72. Rammanohar Reddy, Scroll. in, Scroll. in.
  73. Catherine Becker, Dept. of Art History, University of Illinois at Chicago.
  74. Chandan Singh Dalawat, Dept. of Mathematics, Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad.
  75. Christine Gledhill, University of Sunderland.  
  76. Christopher Cramer, Dept. of Development Studies, SOAS, University of London.
  77. Colette Harris, Dept. of Development Studies, SOAS, University of London.
  78. Cynthia A. Leenerts, Dept. of English, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania.
  79. Daniel Katz, Dept. of English and Comparative Literary Studies, University of Warwick.
  80. David Gordon White, Dept. of Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara.
  81. Debaditya Bhattacharya, Dept. of English, University of Calcutta.
  82. Debal Singharoy, Dept. of Sociology, IGNOU.
  83. Debanuj Dasgupta, Dept. of Geography, University of Connecticut.
  84. Debjani Sengupta, Dept. of English, IP College, Delhi University.
  85. Dev Nathan, Institute for Human Development.
  86. Deve Frédéric, Institut des Etudes du Développement Economique et Social, Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne.
  87. Devika Jayakumari, Center for Development Studies, Trivandrum.  
  88. Dhiraj Kumar Nite, School of Liberal Studies, Ambedkar University, Delhi.
  89. Diane Elson, Dept. of Sociology, University of Essex.
  90. Dilip Debnath, Dept. of Chemistry, Malda Colleg.
  91. Dipa Sinha, School of Liberal Studies, Ambedkar University, Delhi.
  92. Dipti Khera, Dept. of Art History and Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.
  93. Divya Jain, SOE, Azim Premji University.
  94. Dunu Roy, Hazards Centre, Sanchal Foundation.
  95. Ebru Voyvoda, Dept. of Economics, Middle East Technical University.
  96. Eissa Ahmed Trayou, Dept. of Researches and Statistics, Khartoum University.
  97. Emma Flatt, Dept. of History, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.
  98. Emmanuel Tweneboah Senzu, Centre for Research & Development Studies, West End University Ghana.
  99. Erhan, Dept. of Administrative and Economic Sciences, Cukurova University.
  100. Erik S. Reinert, Dept. of Economics, Tallinn University of Technology.
  101. Erinc Yeldan, Dept. of Economics, Bilkent University.
  102. Farhana Ibrahim, Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
  103. Farhana Ibrahim, Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
  104. Farida Khan, Dept. of Educational Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia.
  105. Feyzi Ismail, Dept. of Development Studies, SOAS, University of London.
  106. Francesca Orsini, Dept. of South Asia, SOAS, University of London.
  107. G. Baskaran, Dept. of Theoretical Physics, The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai.
  108. G. K. Bhambra, Dept. of Sociology, University of Warwick.
  109. G. Vijay, School of Economics, University of Hyderabad.
  110. Gabriele Koehler, Independent researcher.  
  111. Gary Dymski, Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds.
  112. Gary Michael Tartakov, College of Design, Iowa State University.
  113. Gaura Shankar Narayan, Dept. of Literature, State University of New York.
  114. Gautam Menon, Dept. of Computational Biology, The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai.
  115. Geeta Kapur, Independent Researcher.  
  116. Geetha Venkataraman, School of Liberal Studies, Ambedkar University, Delhi.
  117. Gerald Epstein, Dept. of Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst.
  118. Gilbert Achcar, Dept. of Development Studies, SOAS, University of London.
  119. Graeme Macdonald, Dept. of English and Comparative Literary Studies, University of Warwick.
  120. Hanan Sabea, Dept. of Anthropology, Sociology, Egyptology and Psychology, American University in Cairo.
  121. Hans Harder, Modern South Asian Languages and Literatures, South Asia Institute, Heidelberg, Germany.
  122. Hany Babu, Dept. of English, University of Delhi.
  123. Harbans Mukhia, Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (retired).
  124. Hasan Cömert, Dept. of Economics, Middle East Technical University.
  125. Heidi Gruenbaum, University of the Western Cape.  
  126. Honey Oberoi Vahali, School of Human Studies, Ambedkar University, Delhi.
  127. Ignacio Perrotini, Faculty of Economics, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.
  128. Imrana Qadeer, CSD.  
  129. Inderpal Grewal, Dept. of Women’s Studies, Yale University.
  130. Indranil Chowdhury, Dept. of Economics, PGDAV College, University of Delhi.
  131. Iqbal Singh Sevea, Dept. of History, University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill.
  132. Irene Van Staveren, ISS, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
  133. J A Kregel, Levy Institute.  
  134. J. George Waardenburg, Dept. of Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
  135. James Boyce, Dept. of Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst.
  136. Janaki Abraham, Dept. of Sociology, DSE, University of Delhi.
  137. Jayadev Athreya, Dept. of Mathematics, University of Washington.
  138. Jean Allman, Center for the Humanities, Washington University in St. Louis.
  139. Jens Lerche, Dept. of Development Studies, SOAS, University of London.
  140. Jhuma Sen, Jindal Global Law School, O. P. Jindal Global University.
  141. Jigna Desai, University of Minnesota.  
  142. Jinee Lokaneeta, Dept. of Political Science and International Relations, Drew University.
  143. Joanna Williams, Dept. of History of Art, University of California, Berkeley.
  144. John Mowitt, School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, University of Leeds.
  145. John Sender, Dept. of Economics, SOAS, University of London.
  146. John Stratton Hawley, Dept. of Religious Studies, Columbia University.
  147. John Thomas, Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati.
  148. Jonathan Parry, Dept. of Anthropology, London School of Economics.
  149. Jose Antonio Ocampo, SIPA, Columbia University.
  150. Joya Chatterji, Dept. of History, University of Cambridge.
  151. Julio López, Faculty of Economics, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.
  152. Junji Tokunaga, Dept. of Economics, Dokkyo University, Saitama.
  153. K Nagaraj, Asian College of Journalism.
  154. K Satyanarayana, Dept. of Cultural Studies, EFL University, Hyderabad.
  155. K Satyanarayana, Dept. of Cultural Studies, EFL University, Hyderabad.
  156. K. V. Ramaswamy, Dept. of Economics, IGIDR.
  157. K. Lalita, Dept. of Women’s Studies, Independent Institution.
  158. Kailash, Dept. of Political Science, University of Hyderabad.
  159. Kakali Barua, Dept. of Economics, Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi.
  160. Kanchana N Ruwanpura, Institute of Geography, University of Edinburgh.
  161. Katherine Kasdorf, Walters Art Museum.  
  162. Kaustav Bakshi, Dept. of English, Jadavpur University.
  163. Kavita Datla, Dept. of History, Mount Holyoke College.
  164. Kavita Panjabi, Dept. of Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University.
  165. Korkut Boratav, Dept. of Economics, Ankara (retired).
  166. Krishna B Garg, Dept. of Physics, University of Rajasthan.
  167. Kunibert Raffer, University of Vienna, Austria (retired).  
  168. Kushankur Dey, School of Rural Management, Xavier University Bhuabneswar.
  169. M. V. Ramana, Liu Institute of Global Issues, University of British Columbia.
  170. M. Vijayabaskar, Dept. of Development Studies, Madras Institute of Development Studies.
  171. M. S. Bhatt, Professor of Economics, Jamia Millia Islamia (retired.
  172. Madhava Prasad Madiraju, Dept. of Cultural Studies, EFL University, Hyderabad.
  173. Madhura Swaminathan, Economic Analysis Unit, Indian Statistical Institute Bangalore.
  174. Mah Hui Lim, Dept. of Economics, Penang Institute.
  175. Mahendra Singh, Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Delhi.
  176. Malathi De Alwis, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo.
  177. Malini Adiga, Dept. of History, Formerly Research Associate, Mangalore University.
  178. Malini Adiga, Dept. of History, Freelance.
  179. Mamatha Karollil, School of Human Studies, Ambedkar University, Delhi.
  180. Mandeep, Dept. of Economics, University of Delhi.
  181. Mangai, Dept. of English, Stella Maris College.
  182. Manisha Karne, Dept. of Economics, University of Mumbai.
  183. Manu Goswami, Dept. of History, New York University.
  184. Maria Floro, Dept. of Economics, American University.
  185. Mark Betz, Dept. of Film Studies, King’s College London.
  186. Martina Rieker, Director, Institute of Gender and Women’s Studies, American University in Cairo.
  187. Mary E John, Centre for Women’s Development Studies, New Delhi.  
  188. Mashkoor Ahmad, Dept. of Geography, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh.
  189. Massoud Karshenas, Dept. of Economics, SOAS, University of London.
  190. Matías Vernengo, Dept. of Economics, Bucknell University.
  191. Matilde Adduci, Dept. of Culture, Politics and Society, University of Turin, Italy.
  192. Matthew, Dept. of Family & Social Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
  193. Mausumi Das, Dept. of Economics, University of Delhi.
  194. May Ingawanij, University of Westminster.  
  195. Meera Velayudhan, MG University, Kottayam.  
  196. Meera Visvanathan, Dept. of History, Shiv Nadar University.
  197. MG Lalith Ananda, Dept. of English and Linguistics, Sri Jayewardenepura, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  198. Michael Ann Holly, Research and Academic Program, Clark Art Institute/Williams College.
  199. Michael Conforti, Graduate Program in the History of Art, Williams College, Williamstown.  
  200. Mithilesh K Jha, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati.  
  201. Mithilesh Kumar, ICS, Western Sydney University.
  202. Moggallan, School of Development Studies, Ambedkar University, Delhi.
  203. Mohammad Hasan, State Inst. of Public Admn, Jaipur.  
  204. Mohit Manohar, Dept. of History of Art, Yale University.
  205. Moinak Biswas, Dept. of Film Studies, Jadavpur University.
  206. Molly Aitken, Dept. of Art, The City College of New York.
  207. Mrinalini Sinha, Dept. of History, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
  208. Mritiunjoy Mohanty, Economics Group, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta.
  209. Mumtaz Khan, Dept. of Geography, Jamia Millia Islamia (retired).
  210. Murali Vallapureddy, Dept. of Economics, Kakatiya University.
  211. Murat Ozturk, Dept. of Economics, Kirklareli University – Turkey.
  212. N. Raghavendra, Dept. of Mathematics, Harish-Chandra Research Institute.
  213. Nalini Nayak, Dept. of Economics, PGDAV College, Delhi University.
  214. Nancy G. Lin, Dept. of Religious Studies, Vanderbilt University.
  215. Nandini Bhattacharya, School of Humanities, University of Dundee.
  216. Nandini Manjrekar, School of Education, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.
  217. Nandini Sundar, Dept. of Sociology, Delhi University.
  218. Natalie Marsh, Museum, Kenyon College.
  219. Naveed, Dept. of Economics, BGSB University Rajouri.
  220. Navtej Purewal, SOAS, University of London.  
  221. Neepa Majumdar, University of Pittsburgh.  
  222. Neetha N. , Centre for Women’s Development Studies, New Delhi.  
  223. Nelson, Dept. of Economics, University of Hyderabad.
  224. Neshat Quaiser, Dept. of Sociology, Jamia Millia Islamia.
  225. Netsanet Gebremichael, Makerere Institute of Social Research, Makerere University.
  226. Niharika Banerjea, Dept. of Sociology, Ambedkar University, Delhi.
  227. Nikhil Damodaran, Louisiana State University.  
  228. Nikita Sud, Oxford Dept. of International Development, University of Oxford.
  229. Niladri Saha, Dept. of Economics, Basirhat College. , Basirhat College, West Bengal State University.
  230. Nilita Vachani, Tisch, New York University.
  231. Nirmal Roy V P, University of Madras.  
  232. Nissim Mannathukkaren, Dept. of International Development Studies, Dalhousie University.
  233. Nitin Govil, University of Southern California.  
  234. Nobuharu Yokokawa, Dept. of Economics, Musashi University.
  235. Notan Bhusan Kar, Dept. of Sociology, Indira Gandhi National Open UNIVERSITY.
  236. P C Narasimha Reddy, Dept. of Linguistics, Sri Venkateswara University.
  237. P. Sanal Mohan, School of Social Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala.
  238. Pablo Bortz, IDAES, National University of San Martin.
  239. Padmeswar Doley, Dept. of Economics, University of Delhi.
  240. Paris Yeros, Dept. of Economic Sciences, Federal University of ABC, Brazil.
  241. Patricia Hayes, University of the Western Cape.  
  242. Patricia Hayes, National Research Foundation SARChI Chair in Visual History & Theory, University of the Western Cape.
  243. Patricia Jeffery, Dept. of Sociology, University of Edinburgh.
  244. Paulo De Medeiros, Dept. of English and Comparative Literary Studies, University of Warwick.
  245. Pee-Olof Nilsson, Dept. of Physics, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.
  246. Peter Edwin Hook, Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Virginia.
  247. Peter Ronald Desouza, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi.  
  248. Pietro P. Masina, Dept. of Human and Social Sciences, University of Naples L’Orientale.
  249. Pinuccia Caracchi, Dept. of Humanities, University of Turin, Italy.
  250. Poulomi Saha, University of California, Berkeley.  
  251. Prabhas Choudhuri, Dept. of Economics, Gourbanga University.
  252. Prabhat Rai, School of Education Studies, Ambedkar University, Delhi.
  253. Prabhu Mohapatra, Dept. of History, University of Delhi.
  254. Prajval Shastri, Indian Institute of Astrophysics.  
  255. Pranab Mukhopadhyay, Goa University.  
  256. Prashanth N S, Institute of Public Health Bangalore.  
  257. Prathama Banerjee, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi.  
  258. Pratyay Nath, Dept. of History, Ashoka University.
  259. Priya Jaikumar, Dept. of Cinema and Media Studies, University of Southern California.
  260. Priyamvada Gopal, Dept. of English, University of Cambridge.
  261. Priyani Roy Choudhury, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.  
  262. Projit Bihari Mukharji, Dept. of History & Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania.
  263. R. Nandakumar, M. S. University, Baroda.  
  264. Radha Upadhyaya, Insitute for Development Studies, University of Nairobi.
  265. Radhika Chopra, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi.
  266. Radhika Chopra, .
  267. Rahul Balusu, Dept. of Computational Linguistics, EFL University, Hyderabad.
  268. Rahul Menon, Dept. of Economics, St Xavier’s College, Mumbai.
  269. Rahul Siddharthan, Dept. of Computational Biology, The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai.
  270. Rainer Kattel, Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and Governance, Tallinn University of Technology.
  271. Rajeev Bharathan, Dept. of Economics, University of Calicut.
  272. Rajendran Narayanan, Independent Researcher.  
  273. Rajesh Dev, Dept. of Political Science, University of Delhi.
  274. Rajesh Gopakumar, Dept. of Physics, ICTS-TIFR.
  275. Rajeswari Sunder Rajan, Dept. of English, New York University.
  276. Rama Kant Agnihotri, Dept. of Linguistics, University of Delhi (retired).
  277. Rashmi Varma, Dept. of English, University of Warwick.
  278. Ratna, Dept. of English, Sri Venkateswara, University of Delhi.
  279. Ravi Sundaram, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi.  
  280. Ravi Vasudevan, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi.  
  281. Ravinder Kaur, Dept. of South Asian Studies, University of Copenhagen.
  282. Rebecca Brown, Dept. of History of Art, Johns Hopkins University.
  283. Reji Joseph, Dept. of Economics, Institute for Studies in Industrial Development.
  284. Renny Thomas, Dept. of Sociology, Jesus and Mary College, University of Delhi.
  285. Richard Axelby, Dept. of Development Studies, SOAS, University of London.
  286. Rimli Bhattacharya, Dept. of English, University of Delhi.
  287. Rina Ramdev, Dept. of English, University of Delhi.
  288. Risha Lee, Rubin Museum of Art.
  289. Ritesh Kumar, Dept. of Linguistics, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University, Agra.
  290. Ritty Lukose, The Gallatin School, New York University.
  291. Ritu Dewan, Dept. of Economics, President Indian Association for Womens Studies.
  292. Robert Goldman, Dept. of South and Southeast Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley.
  293. Robert M Geraci, Dept. of Religious Studies, Manhattan College.
  294. Robina Bhatti, Dept. of Global Studies, California State University, Monterey Bay.
  295. Rochelle Pinto, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library.  
  296. Rod Edmond, School of English, University of Kent.
  297. Rohan D’ Souza, Graduate School of African and Asian Area Studies, Kyoto University.
  298. Rolph Van Der Hoeven, Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University, Netherlands.
  299. Roluahpuia, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Guwahati.
  300. Roma Chatterji, Dept. of Sociology, University of Delhi.
  301. Rosie Thomas, University of Westminster.  
  302. Ruma Sinha, Dept. of English, Syracuse University.
  303. Rupal Oza, WGS, CUNY.
  304. S. J. Sutherland Goldman, Dept. of South and Southeast Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley.
  305. Sabeena Gadihoke , AJK Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia.
  306. Saikat Ghosh, SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi.
  307. Salil Misra, Faculty of History, School of Liberal Studies, Ambedkar University, Delhi.
  308. Sally Munt, University of Sussex.  
  309. Sally R Munt, School of Media Film and Music, University of Sussex.
  310. Saloni Mathur, Dept. of Art History, University of California, Los Angeles.
  311. Samantak Das, Dept. of Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University.
  312. Samar Sinha, Dept. of Nepali, Sikkim University.
  313. Sambudha Sen, Dept. of English, Shiv Nadar University.
  314. Samik Chowdhury, Institute of Economic Growth.
  315. Samira Sheikh, Dept. of History, Vanderbilt University.
  316. Sangita Gopal, Dept. of English, University of Oregon.
  317. Sanil. V, Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
  318. Santosh Verma, International Centre for Development and Decent Work, University of Kassel.
  319. Sarah Hodges, Dept. of History, University of Warwick.
  320. Sasanka Perera, Dept. of Sociology, South Asian University.
  321. Satish Poduval, Dept. of Cultural Studies, EFL University, Hyderabad.
  322. Satyaki Roy, Institute for Studies in Industrial Development.
  323. Saul N. Keifman, Dept. of Economics, University of Buenos Aires.
  324. Sayandeb Chowdhury, School of Liberal Studies, Ambedkar University, Delhi.
  325. Semih Celik, Dept. of Social Sciences and Humanities, Koc University, Istanbul.
  326. Shahid Amin, Dept. of History, University of Delhi (retired).
  327. Shaibani Azam, AJK Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Millia University.
  328. Shail Mayaram, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi.  
  329. Shailaja Menon, Dept. of History, Ambedkar University, Delhi.
  330. Shambhu Ghatak, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi.  
  331. Shefali Chandra, Dept. of History, Washington University in St Louis.
  332. Sheldon Pollock, Middle East, South Asia, and Africa Studies, Columbia University.
  333. Shewli, School of Social Work, Tata Institute of Social Sciences.
  334. Shikhar Goel, School of Historical Studies, Nalanda University.
  335. Shinu Varkey, Dept. of Economics, St Berchmans College, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala.
  336. Shiraz Minwalla, Dept. of Theoretical Physics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research.
  337. Shireen Mirza, School of Undergraduate Studies, Ambedkar University, Delhi.
  338. Shirin Rai, Dept. of Political and International Studies, University of Warwick.
  339. Shohini Ghosh, AJK Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
  340. Shubhra, KU Leuven.
  341. Sibaji Bandyopadhyay, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata.  
  342. Sibaji Bandyopadhyay, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata.  
  343. Simona Sawhney, Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
  344. Simona Sawhney, Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
  345. Sitabhra Sinha, The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai.
  346. Sohrab Fracis, Dept. of English, University of North Florida.
  347. Sreenivasa Paidala, School of Historical Studies, Nalanda University.
  348. Srimati Basu, Dept. of Gender and Women’s Studies/ Anthropology, University of Kentucky.
  349. Srirupa Roy, Centre for Modern Indian Studies, University of Göttingen.
  350. Stefano Zambelli, Economics and Management, University of Trento.
  351. Stephen Markel, Dept. of South and Southeast Asian Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
  352. Subhanil Chowdhury, Dept. of Economics, Institute of Development Studies Kolkata.
  353. Subir Sinha, Dept. of Development Studies, SOAS, University of London.
  354. Suchandra Ghosh, Dept. of Ancient Indian History and Culture, University of Calcutta.
  355. Sucheta Bhattacharya, Dept. of Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University.
  356. Sudhir Raniwala, Dept. of Physics, University of Rajasthan.
  357. Sudipto Chatterjee, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata.  
  358. Sugata Ray, Dept. of History of Art, University of California, Berkeley.
  359. Sukanta Chaudhuri, Dept. of English, Jadavpur University.
  360. Sumangala Damodaran, School of Development Studies, Ambedkar University, Delhi.
  361. Sumathi Ramaswamy, Dept. of History, Duke University, Durham.
  362. Sumita Kachhwaha, Dept. of Botany, University of Rajasthan.
  363. Sunanda Sen, Jawaharlal Nehru University (retired).
  364. Sundar Sarukkai, Dept. of Philosophy, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore.
  365. Sunil Kumar, Dept. of History, University of Delhi.
  366. Supriya Chaudhuri, Dept. of English, Jadavpur University.
  367. Suren Pillay, Centre for Humanities Research, University of the Western Cape.
  368. Susan S. Bean, Prof. Emerita, Peabody Essex Museum.
  369. Sushil Khanna, Dept. of Strategic Management and Economics, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta.
  370. Susie Tharu, Dept. of English, EFL University, Hyderabad.
  371. Suvir Kaul, Dept. of English, Pennsylvania.
  372. Suvir Kaul, Dept. of English, University of Pennsylvania.
  373. Svati Shah, Dept. of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, University of Massachusetts Amherst.
  374. Sylvia Houghteling, Dept. of History of Art, Bryn Mawr College.
  375. Tanja Petrovic, Institute of Culture and Memory Studies, ZRC SAZU Ljubljana, Slovenia.
  376. Tanmoy Bhattacharya, Dept. of Linguistics, University of Delhi.
  377. Tanuja Kothiyal, School of Liberal Studies, Ambedkar University Delhi.
  378. Tanvir Aeijaz, Dept. of Political Science, University of Delhi.
  379. Tapan Basu, Dept. of English, University of Delhi.
  380. Tashi Phuntsok, Dept. of Economics, Calcutta University.
  381. Tejaswini Niranjana, Dept. of Cultural Studies, Lingnan University.
  382. Teoman Pamukçu, STPS, Middle East Technical University.
  383. Thomas Docherty, Dept. of English & Comparative Literature, University of Warwick.
  384. Tim Pringle, Dept. of Development Studies, SOAS, University of London.
  385. Toby Miller, Graduate Division, University of California, Riverside.
  386. Tom Frost, School of Law, Politics and Sociology, University of Sussex.
  387. Tom Roeper, Dept. of Linguistics, University of Massachusetts Amherst.
  388. Upamanyu Pablo Mukherjee, Dept. of English and Comparative Literary Studies, University of Warwick.
  389. Valentina, School of Business, Public Policy and Social Entrepreneurship, Ambedkar University, Delhi.
  390. Vandana TR, Center for Development Studies, Trivandrum.  
  391. Vasuki Nesiah, The Gallatin School, New York University.
  392. Veneeta Dayal, Dept. of Linguistics, Rutgers University, USA.
  393. Vidya Subramanian, Hindustan Times.  
  394. Vidya. K. T, Dept. of Economics, University of Calicut.
  395. Villalan Srinivasan, Dept. of Economics, University of Madras.
  396. Vinay Gidwani, Dept. of Geography and Global Studies, University of Minnesota.
  397. Vineet Kohli, School of Development Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences.
  398. Vipin Negi, Dept. of Economics, Keshav Mahavidyalaya, University of Delhi.
  399. Virginia Whiles, Dept. of Fine Art, UAL.
  400. Virinder Kalra, Dept. of Sociology, University of Warwick.
  401. Vistasp, South Gujarat University.
  402. Vlad Naumescu, Dept. of Sociology, Central European University.
  403. Waqas Khwaja, Dept. of English, Agnes Scott College.
  404. Xiao-Yuan Dong, Dept. of Economics, University of Winnipeg.
  405. Yadu C R, Center for Development Studies, Trivandrum.  
  406. Yasser Arafath, Dept. of History, University of Delhi.
  407. Yavuz Yasar, Dept. of Economics, University of Denver.
  408. Ziyauddin K M, Maulana Azad National Urdu University.