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Prof Gaurang Sahay

Professor , Mumbai campus

Chairperson - Centre for Study of Developing Societies, School of Development Studies

M.A. (P.U., Patna),
M.Phil. (JNU, New Delhi),
Ph.D. (JNU, New Delhi)

Gaurang R. Sahay (PhD, JNU, New Delhi) is a Professor at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, School of Development Studies, in the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.

He has researched in the areas of caste system, agrarian structure and agrarian movements, rural non-farm structure, rural power structure and politics, rural violence, decentralisation, Naxalism/Maoism, Marxism, orientalism and globalisation. His current research focuses on villages in contemporary India as well as on the life-world of a Scheduled Caste or downtrodden caste namely Musahar. The emerging lines of his research work include caste and class based inequality and dominance, deprivation and marginalisation, and radical and agrarian movements. He has published a book and a number of papers in various reputed peer-reviewed journals and in edited volumes.

He has been teaching various academic courses concerning social theories, anthropological and sociological theories of development, social change and social movement, and theoretical debates on agrarian question, and supervising the research work of both graduate and doctoral students. He has delivered lectures in graduate or post-graduate classes in many national and international universities as invited professor, and has presented papers in both national and international seminars and conferences. He has visited Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium, and London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK, as a research fellow.

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Email: gsahay[at]tiss[dot]edu