The Network of Rural and Agrarian Studies (NRAS)


About 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.

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  • Changing Countryside: Seminar Issue

    An issue based on the papers presented during NRAS Conference held at Allahabad in Dec 2015.

  • NRAS Conference 2018

    The Sixth NRAS conference was held in Gandhinagar during 20-22 September, 2018 at the Central University Gujarat. The Conference sought to explore the theme of `Rural Commons: State Policy, Natural Resources, and Agrarian Change'. Please visit the Conference 2018 page for more details.

  • NRAS Conference 2017

    The summary report of the Fifth NRAS Conference held at Nabakrushna Choudhury Centre for Development Studies, Bhubaneswar in Oct 2017 is available now. Please visit the Conference 2017 Page to access the report.

Contribute ContentShare materials with NRAS members

You are welcome to contribute content that fits the remit of the NRAS. We particularly welcome teaching materials and other pedagogic resources, datasets and writings. To contribute content, you will have to be a member of the network.

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Find a MentorFor your research project

If you are a student or teacher in a rural and peri-urban college, university or a local practitioner and would like to discuss your research ideas and get feedback on written work from senior and junior scholars associated with the NRAS…

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Become a MentorBe part of the NRAS Mentoring Initiative

If you wish to mentor students and teachers in rural and peri-urban colleges, universities and local practitioners please sign up to become a mentor, identifying your fields of interest and expertise. This will enable…

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