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“Alberuni came close to saying, in his eleventh-century book that while many things  (like mathematics and astronomy) were admirable in India, nothing impressed him as much as the Indians’ ability to speak eloquently on subjects on which they knew absolutely nothing.” Amartya Sen (2008)

Hello! I’m a Post Doctoral Fellow at Indian Statistical Institute in Delhi. My research interests are development economics and political economy. My dissertation project, completed at Yale University,  examined the effectiveness of the deliberative institution of “Gram Sabha” in Indian village councils.

Contact me at s.das [at] isid [dot] ac [dot] in, or give me a call at (091) 11 4149 3926,

or send a letter to:  Room 202, Economics and Planning Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, 7 S.J.S. Sansanwal Marg, Katwaria Sarai, New Delhi – 110016, India.