A.R Vasavi


A.R. Vasavi, a Social Anthropologist, is currently with the PUNARCHITH (‘re-think’) Collective that is based in Chamarajanagar district of Karnataka, and works on alternative education for rural youth. She was earlier a faculty with the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru, and a Senior Fellow at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi. Her academic interests are in Sociology of India, Agrarian Studies, and Sociology of Education. Her publications include, Harbingers of Rain: Land and Life in South India (Oxford Univ Press 1999), In an Outpost of the Global Economy (co-edited with Carol Upadhya, Routledge, 2008), The Inner Mirror: Translations of Kannada Writings on Society and Culture (The Book Review Press, 2009), which is also available in Kannada as VollaGannadi: Samakalina Samaja Mathu Samskruthi Kurita Kannada Barahaghalu. Her most recent book is Suicides and the Predicament of Rural India (Three Essays Collective, 2012). Kannada University, Hampi, has brought out a collection of her writings which have been translated into Kannada. A collected volume of her essays on education is forthcoming.


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