The Network of Rural and Agrarian Studies (NRAS)
Welcome to the website of the NRAS! The NRAS was established in 2010, motivated by the twin objectives of (a) reinvigorating the study of agrarian and rural issues in India’s academic institutions and enabling scholars to engage with a range of pressing issues and ideas (b) influencing the pedagogy and curriculum of academic institutions to encompass rural and agrarian issues. This website aims to serve as a hub for communication, interaction and exchange for network members. We invite you to become part of this network and contribute to our collective effort.Read More
News and Discussion
NRAS Conference 2017
The Fifth NRAS conference will be held in Bhubaneswar during 27-29 October, 2017 hosted by Nabakrushna Choudhury Centre for Development Studies. The Conference seeks to explore the theme of Agrarian Transition’ and Rural‐Urban Linkages in India in the Twenty-first Century. See the Conference Page for details.
Call for Papers | 5th Annual Conference of NRAS
The 5th Annual Conference of NRAS scheduled from 27-29 Oct 2017 invites papers on the theme - ‘Agrarian Transition and Rural‐Urban Linkages in India in the Twenty-first Century'. For details, please check the Conference page.
Changing Countryside: Seminar Issue
An issue based on the papers presented during NRAS Conference held at Allahabad in Dec 2015.
ನಾಡಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಮಳೆಯಾಗುತ್ತಿದೆ… ಆದರೆ ಬರ ದೂರವಾಯಿತೇ?, Mutturaju H, Veerabhadra Naika, Siddharth Joshi and A R Vasavi, Prajavani, 24 June 2017.
Farmers’ Agitations in Maharashtra and MP Are a Product of Rural India’s Identity Crisis, Sudhir Kumar, The Wire, June 08, 2017.
Being human… literally Rajeswari Raina, The Tribune, April 15, 2017.
Going against the grain P. S. Vijay Shankar, The Hindu, February 5, 2016.
Killing Fields A.R.Vasavi, The Hindu, May 2, 2015
Vexations of agrarian India A.R.Vasavi, Live Mint, April 30, 2015.Read More