Rural-Urban Nexus: The India Story

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Rural and urban India cannot be examined in isolation, nor as a continuum for in one the other is implicated. Further, the nature of urbanization today reflects not only this phenomenon but also the direction the economy is taking.


Prof. Dipankar Gupta
Distinguished Professor
and Director
Center for Public Affairs and Critical Theory
Shiv Nadar University

Prof Dipankar Gupta is a Distinguished Professor and the Director of Centre of Political Affairs and Critical Theory, Shiv Nadar University. He was formerly Professor in the Centre for the Study of Social Systems, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. For a brief period from 1993-1994, he was also associated with the Delhi School of Economics as Professor in the Department of Sociology.
Currently Prof Gupta is a member of several boards like RBI, NABARD, National Standards Broadcasting Authority, Punjab Governance Reforms Commission, National Centre for Good Governance and the Doon School. From 2008-2010, he was a member of National Security Advisory Board. He has written or edited 18 books including, “The Caged Phoenix: Can India Fly?” which was re-published by Stanford University Press in 2009. His latest book is titled “Revolution From Above: India’s Future and the Citizen Elite”.


1. Prof. Ananya Roy, Professor of City and Regional Planning, University of California, Berkeley
2. Prof. Jagan Shah, Director, National Institute of Urban Affairs