M.A. (Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University);
Pre-Ph.D. (CESP, JNU);
Ph.D. (Cambridge, U.K.)
Uneven Development; Labour and Migration; Informal Economy; Agrarian Relations and Change; Poverty, Human Development, Economics of Education and Health; Social Protection; Decentralisation
Teaching and Research Positions since 1979.
Professor in JNU since 1999.
Full-time Member, National Commission of Enterprises in the Unorganised Sector (rank of Secretary, Government of India), 2006-2009.
Member, Governing Council, ICSSR, 2005-2011; Member, Research Committee, ICSSR, 2011-
Member and Chair of a number of Committees of the UGC; ICSSR; Planning Commission; Ministries of Rural Development, Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises; Labour & Employment.
Member, Governing Boards, Executive Councils, Faculty Committees and Research Advisory Committees in a number of academic institutions including (currently) Jamia Millia Islamia, Himachal Central University, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Institute of Development Studies, Jaipur; G. B. Pant Social Science Institute, Allahabad; Giri Institute of Development Studies, Lucknow; and the Institute of Human Development, New Delhi.
2009: V. V. Giri Memorial Award for Labour Research
2006: Hopper Lecture-cum-Award
1998: UGC Swami Pranavanand Award in Economics.
1995: Osaka City University Fellowship.
1992: Fulbright Fellowship in Development economics at University of Massachusetts at Ameherst.
1983-86: UGC Commonwealth Academic Staff Scholarship (tenable at Wolfson College, Cambridge)
1975-78 : UGC Junior Research Fellowship
1973-75: UGC CAS Scholarship (Delhi University)
1973: University Gold Medal, Queen Victoria Silver Medal;and Chancellor’s Bronze Medal (University of Allahabad).;
1971: National Merit Scholarship.
Present Collaborations & Consultancy with: School of Oriental & African Studies, London; London School of Economics; University of Sussex, Harvard University, Peking University, Hongkong Polytechnic University; UNESCO; ILO; Joint UN System.
Past Collaborations with: University of Guelph, Canada; University of Amsterdam; Osaka City University; Greenwich University and Centre for Development Research, Copenhagen.
Past Consultancies with: UNICEF; IOM; DFID; ADB; World Bank; ILO; SIDA.
(2012) "Changing Employment Conditions of the Indian Workforce and Implications for Decent Work," Global Labour Journal: Vol. 3: Iss. 1, p. 63-90.
(2005) Universalising Elementary Education in India: Uncaging the "tiger" economy (with Ranjana Srivastava, S. K. Mehrotra and V. R. Panchmukhi), New Delhi: Oxford University Press.
(1999) Unequal Partners: Power Relations, Devolution and Development in Uttar Pradesh, (with G. K. Lieten); New Delhi: Sage.
(2000) "Changes in Contractual Relations in Land and Labour", Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Keynote Paper, Conference Issue, Oct-Dec.
(1999) "Rural Labour in Uttar Pradesh: Emerging Features of Subsistence, Contradiction and Resistance", Journal of Peasant Studies, Vol. 26, Nos. 2 and 3, January and April, London: Frank Cass & Co.
(2012) "Performance of Anti-Poverty Programmes in Indian States: Identifying the Achilles’ Heel", Indian Journal of Human Development, Vol. 6, No. 2, 2012.
(2011) "Labour Migration in India: Recent Trends, Patterns and Policy Issues". The Indian Journal of Labour Economics, Vol. 54, No. 3, pp. 411-440.
(2010) "Women, Work and Employment Outcomes in Rural India", Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 45, No. 28 July 10 - July 16. Pp 49-63; (with Nisha Srivastava).