The Editors and the Contributors – Social Development in Independent India

The Editors and the Contributors


Rajiv Balakrishnan has been on the faculty of the Council for Social Development for the past thirteen years. He obtained his M.Phil. and Ph.D. in population studies from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, a master's degree in sociology, also from JNU, and a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Madras.

Muchkund Dubey is President at the Council for Social Development and a former official of the Indian Foreign Service (IFS). He has served as the High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh and the permanent representative of India at the United Nations. He has also worked for the UNDP for five years. He retired in November 1991 after serving as the Foreign Secretary to the Government of India. He then joined the School of International Studies, JNU, as Professor, where he taught for close to eight years.


S. N. Jha was Professor at the Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Earlier he was a research fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex (UK). He has published five books and over thirty articles in national and international journals.

Mamta Shree Ojha is an officer in the Bihar State Administrative Service. She obtained her master's degree in history followed by an M.Phil. from the Jawaharlal Nehru University. Earlier, she was a faculty member at the Council for Social Development, where she worked mainly on gender issues. She also organized a seminar on domestic violence against women.