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
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.
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