School of Public Policy and Governance



Latest Faculty Publication


  • Surinder Jodhka & Aseem Prakash, The Middle Class in India, Oxford University Press, May , 2016
  • Aseem Prakash, Dalit Capital: State, Markets and Civil Society in Urban India, Routledge, 2015
  • Jan Bremen, Isabelle Gurien & Aseem Prakash (eds.), India’s Unfree Workforce: Of Bondage Old and New, New Delhi, Oxford University Press, 2009

Journal Articles 

  •  Aseem Prakash, ‘Dalit Capital and Markets: A Case of Unfavourable Inclusion’ Journal of Social Inclusion Studies 4(1) 51–61
  • Aseem Prakash, ‘The Hybrid State and Regulation of Land and Real Estate: A Case Study of Gurugram, Haryana’, Review of Development and Change, Volume XXII Number 1 January - June 2017, pp. 173-197
  • Aseem Prakash, ‘Dalits Enter The Indian Markets as Owners Of Capital: Adverse Inclusion, Social Networks and Civil Society’, Asian Survey, Vol. 55, Number 5, pp. 1044–1069, 2015
  • Aseem Prakash,  ‘Social Collectives, Political Mobilisation And The Local State: A View From The Field’, Journal of South Asian Studies, 02 (01) 2014, pp.63-81  
  • Amit Upadhyay. ‘Corporeality, Mobility and Class: an Ethnography of Work-Related Experiences in Urban India’ In Disability Studies in India: Global Discourses, Local Realities, Ed. Renu Addlakha, Routledge, 2013: pp. 169-97.
  • Amit Upadhyay (with Shilpaa Anand). ‘Racialized Body’. Coursework Unit MWG – 004 ‘Gendered Bodies and Sexualities’, for the MA in Gender and Women’s Studies, Indira Gandhi National Open University, 2013.
  • Amit Upadhyay [With Sasheej Hegde]. Back to the Rough Ground of Rights: Pathways For a Historicization of ‘Civil Liberties’ in India.[ Manuscript in Preparation]
  • Amit Sahukhan, 'Employment and wages in Indian Manufacturing : Post-Reform Performance', (co-authored with Bishwanath Goldar); International Labour Office, Employment Policy  Department, Employment and Labour Market Policies Branch. - Geneva: ILO, 2015 (Employment working paper; No. 185
  • Amit Sahukhan, '“Does Regionalism Hinder Multilateralism: A Case Study of India', (co-authored with Prof. Manoj Pant) Journal of Economic Integration, Vol. 24(2), June 2009, pp. 222-247


Faculty Working Papers- August 2017 

The School of Public Policy and Governance (SPPG) Working Paper Series is a forum for disseminating the ongoing research of SPPG faculty members and reflects their broad range of research endeavours.

Gayatri Nair: Contesting Labour, Confronting Capital: Labour Organisation and Entrenched Hierarchies in the Fisheries of Mumbai

Aseem Prakash: The Hybrid State  and Regulation of land and Real Estate: A Case of Gurgaon, Haryana 

Amit Upadhyay & Sasheej Hegde: Always Already Political? ‘Civil Liberties’ in India


Public Policy Research Report Series

The objective of the Public Policy Research Report Series is to publish relevant policy research in order to engage with larger policy discourse on current policy and social concerns. It hopes to feed into the policy process and civil society initiatives with in-depth empirical findings, analytical research, and policy solutions.  

The following policy research reports are currently available.

Re-Imagining Public Infrastructure: A Framework for Policy Action

End User Impact of  Metro Rail Services in Hyderabad 

The New Public: Gender and Age in Aggregator Cab Services

 Food and Welfare: A Case Study of Annapurna Canteens in Hyderabad


Case Studies


The public policy case study initiatives of the School aims to be a repository of knowledge through a focus on the following dimensions:

  • Institutions and Development: Documenting new policy initiatives, including major experiments in governance at different levels.
  • Market Regulation and Outcomes: Exploring institutional regulations of diverse markets and its impact.
  • Oral history on governance: Long detailed interviews with policy makers in government and opinion-shapers in civil society
  • Pedagogic Practices: Use of case studies for teaching and research. 

The following case studies are currently available.

Little Masters Creating New Avenues in Adult Literacy

Revenue Services at the Doorstep


                                                                  Newsletter of the School of Public Policy and Governance

This newsletter aims to report important policy initiatives, publish policy analysis and policy/legislative briefs. It will encourage the students of SPPG to write commentaries on critical policy developments. The SPPG newsletter is also mandated to cover all the activities of the School including research pursuits, seminar and workshop series, experiential learnings, student and faculty achievements etc

SPPG Newsletter: Vol I. Issue I. July- October, 2017 

SPPG Newsletter: Vol II. Issue I. February, 2018

SPPG Newsletter: Vol II. Issue II. October, 2018


                                                                          Policy/ Legislative Breifs


Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana 2017



Student’s Publication- Working Paper Series - 2016

On the basis of their engagement with specific policy issues, students regularly bring out working paper series. Nearly two dozen working papers have been published till March 2017. The latest series of working papers published in March 2017 are listed below. 

  • Amish Sarpotdar: Patterns of Residential Segregation and Spatial Inequality: A Case Study of Pune
  • Deepti Raj: Caste Segregation in Urban India and Indian Cities: A Comparative Study from Census 2011 and 2001
  • Divya Jose: Humiliation and Violence: Prevalence and Perceptions of Gender Based Violence among Rohingyas in Hyderabad
  • Gowry Mallissery: Institutional Compliance: Case of Aarogysri Health Insurance Policy
  • Jaswant Malik: Compliance as Process: Delivery of Skill Training under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana in Gurgaon District of Haryana
  • Shruti Prasad: Compliance in the Sharing Economy: A Study of App-based Taxi Aggregators in Hyderabad
  • Sonali Singh: Education of Refugee Children
  • Udit Kusulia: Understanding Compliance for the Forest Rights Act 2006: A Case Study of Rayagada District in Odisha