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Dr. Indu Agnihotri [Ph.D. (History)]
indu@cwds.ac.in ; indu@cwds.org
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Dr. Renu Addlakha  [Ph.D.(Sociology)]
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Dr. Mary E. John [Ph. D.]

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Dr. Neetha N. Pillai [Ph.D. (Economics)]
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Ms. Indrani Mazumdar [M.A.(History)]
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Dr. Seema Kazi
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Ms. Savitri Ray  [M.A. (Geography)]
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Dr. Bijoya Roy

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Dr. Dimple Tresa Abraham
Sh. Vijay Kumar Jha
Dr. Gayatri Panda
Ms. Bhaswati Thakurta
Ms. Anshu Singh
Ms. Nayantara Singh

Dr. Sandeep (Data Analyst)


Shri N.K. Banerjee
Treasurer & Ex. Director, CWDS

Ms. Leela Kasturi
Editor, IJGS


Dr. Malavika Karlekar
Editor, IJGS




Ms. Meena Usmani



Ms. Madhu Shree


Ms. Ratna Sharma
Mr. Akhlaq Ahmed
Ms. Deepa Singhal




Mr. C. Prakash
Ms. K. Lalitha



Mr. Nandan Pillai
Ms. Ravinder Pillai


Ms. Swapna Guha
Ms. Neeru Mehta
Mr. O.M.K. Nair
Ms. Kiran
Mr. Sundaresh. R

Ms. R. Lalitha
Mr. Swaminath Mishra


Sh. Vijay Kumar
Sh. Sunil K. Singh
Sh. K. Selva Kumar
Sh. Jamini Mahato
Sh. G. Kavan
Sh. Rampal Mishra
Sh. R.S. Bisht
Smt. Kaushalya


Shri Pulak Gupta
Shri Swapan Choudhary
Shri Nathun Ch. Murmu
Shri Shanti Pal
Shri Meghnad Deshmukh
Shri Bimal Pakhira
Shri Saibal Saha
Shri Bhudeb Mahato

INDU AGNIHOTRI (indu@cwds.ac.in)

  Ph.D.(History), Jawaharlal Nehru University
  M.Phil (History), Jawaharlal Nehru University
  M.A. (History), Jawaharlal Nehru University.

Area of Interest
  Gender and History
  The Women’s Movement in India
  Developing a Women’s Studies Programme at the Centre

Major Publications


Globalization, Resistance and Change: Reflections on South Asian Women’s Experiences in Bhatia, Bhanot and Samanta (eds.) Gender Concerns in South Asia: Some Perspectives, Rawat, Jaipur, 2008.


Women’s Movement and Governance: Issues and Challenges, in Smita Mishra-Panda (ed.) Engendering Governance Institutions: State, Market and Civil Society, Sage, New Delhi, 2008.


“In the Struggle for Food Security in India: Issues and Experiences from a Campaign”, for Society for International Development, (SID-SAN); Paper available on Internet

Indu Agnihotri and Vina Mazumdar,Changing Terms of Political Discourse: Women's Movement in India, 1970s-1990s”, in T.K. Oommen (ed.) Social Movements II A Reader, Concerns of Equity and Security; OUP, New Delhi, 2010

Vina Mazumdar and Indu Agnihotri,Democracy Freedom and Development: The Struggle for Women’s Emancipation in India” in Bijaylakshmi Nanda (ed.) Understanding Social Inequality: Concerns of Human Rights, Gender and Environment, Macmillan, New Delhi, 2010

“Towards equality, on the Women’s Reservation Bill”, Cover Story Frontline, Vol. 27, March 27- April 09, 2010

Indu Agnihotri and Indrani Mazumdar, “Dusty Trails and Unsettled Lives:  Notes on Women’s Labour Migration in Rural India”, Indian Journal of Gender Studies, Sage, Vol. 16 No.  (3) Sept.-Dec 2009

‘Women Power’, cover story Frontline, Vol. 25, Issue 11, 24 May-6 June 2008

Living in Interesting Times: Reflections on the Women’s Movement in Contemporary India, Paper on Internet for School of Lifelong Learning, University of Delhi


MARY E. JOHN (maryj@cwds.ac.in)

  Ph.D. Women’s Studies (University of California at Santa Cruz)
  M.Phil (Philosophy), University of Puna
  M.A. (Economics), Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Mary E John has been working in the fields of women’s studies and feminist politics for many years. She was Director of CWDS from 2006-2012, and before that was Associate Professor and Deputy Director of the Women’s Studies Programme at JNU, New Delhi from 2001-2006.

Major Publications



Planning Families, Planning Gender: Addressing the Adverse Sex Ratio in selected districts of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab, with support from ActionAid India and IDRC, Canada, Books for Change, 2008. (co-authored with Ravinder Kaur, Rajni Palriwala, Saraswati Raju and Alpana Sagar.) Translated into Hindi and Punjabi 2010

Women’s Studies in India: A Reader, New Delhi: Penguin, 2008


Kamsootra se ‘Kamsootre’ Tak: Adhunik Bharat mein sexuality ke sarokar, (co-edited with Janaki Nair), trans. Abhay Kumar Dubey, New Delhi: Vani Prakashan, 2008.


Contested Transformations: Changing Economies and Identities in Contemporary India,     (co-edited with Praveen Kumar Jha and Surinder S. Jodhka) New Delhi: Tulika Books, 2006.


Essais du feminisme Indienne contemporaine (co-edited with Danielle Haase-Dubosc et al),
Paris: Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, 2003.


French Feminism: an Indian Anthology (co-edited with Danielle Haase-Dubosc et al), New
Delhi: Sage, 2003.


A Question of Silence? The Sexual Economies of Modern India (co-edited with Janaki Nair),
New Delhi: Kali for Women 1998 and London: Zed Press 2000.


Discrepant Dislocations: Feminism, Theory and Post-colonial Histories, Berkeley: University of
California Press and Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1996.



“Gender and Higher Education in the Time of Reforms”, Contemporary Education Dialogue, vol. 9, no.2, 2012, pp.195-219


“ Making their mark against heavy odds: An essay on the foundational texts of feminism”, Biblio vol. 17, nos 3-4, March-April 2012


“Feminism, Poverty and the Emergent Social Order” in Handbook of Gender, ed. Raka Ray, Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2012


"Globalisation, Sexuality and the Visual Field: Issues and Non-Issues for Cultural Critique," in Kavita Panjabi and Paromita Chakravarti ed. Women Contesting Culture: Changing Frames of Gender Politics in India, Kolkata: Stree Publications, 2012


“Sexing the Foetus: Feminist Politics and Method across Cultures”, Positions: East Asia Cultural Critique, vol. 19, no. 1, Spring 2011, pp.7-29


“Institutional Citizenship, Research Cultures and the State”, Economic and Political Weekly, vol. 46, no.33, August 13 2011, pp. 32-34


(with Janaki Nair) “Commissions, Reports and the Difference they Make”, Seminar 694 August 2011, pp. 24-28


“Census 2011: Governing Populations and the Girl Child”, Economic and Political Weekly, vol. 46, no. 16, April 16th 2011, pp.10-12


“The Politics of Quotas and the Women’s Reservation Bill in India” in Miyoki Tsujimura and Jackie F. Steele (eds) Gender Equality in Asia, Japan: Tohoku University Press, 2011, pp. 169-195


(with Satish Deshpande) “The Politics of Not Counting Caste”, Economic and Political Weekly, vol.45, no.25, June 19-25 2010, pp.39-42


“Reframing Globalisation: Perspectives from the Women’s Movement”, Special Issue on the Postnational Condition, Economic and Political Weekly, vol.44, no. 9, March 7, 2009, pp. 46-49


(with Imrana Qadeer) “The Business and Ethics of Surrogacy”, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 44, no.2, January 10-16 2009, pp.10-12


(with Satish Deshpande) “Theorising the Present: Problems and Possibilities” (A Response to Partha Chatterjee), Economic and Political Weekly, vol. 43, no. 46, November 2008, pp. 83-86


“New Agendas for Social Science Research”, Economic and Political Weekly, vol.43, no.5, February 2 2008, pp.36-38


“Women in Power? Gender, Caste and the Politics of Local Urban Governance” Economic and Political Weekly, vol. 42, no.39, September 29-October 5 2007, pp. 3986-93


"Reservations and the Women's Movement in Twentieth Century India", in Reservations for Women, ed. Meena Dhanda, New Delhi: Women Unlimited, 2008, pp.29-58



RENU ADDLAKHA (renu@cwds.ac.in)

Ph.D. (Sociology), University of Delhi.
  M.Phil (Sociology), University of Delhi
  MA (Social Work), University of Delhi

Renu Addlakha did her doctoral research on the psychiatric profession in India with particular reference to the treatment of women. Her areas of specialisation include the sociology of medicine, mental illness and the psychiatric profession, anthropology of infectious diseases, bioethics and disability studies. She has worked on a number of research projects supported by international agencies like the WHO, DANIDA and the MacArthur Foundation in India. Currently she is engaged in research on gender and disability at the CWDS.

Major Publications



Contemporary Perspectives on Disability in India: Exploring the Linkages between Law, Gender and Experience Saarbrucken (Germany): LAP Lambert Academic Publishers, 2011


Disability and Society: A Reader.  Renu Addlakha, Stuart Blume, Patrick Devlieger, Osamu Nagase and Myriam Winance (Eds) New Delhi: Orient BlackSwan,  2009.


Deconstructing mental illness:An ethnography of psychiatry women and the family. New Delhi. Zubaan Books, 2008



Indian Journal of Gender Studies, 15: 2 (May-August 2008), special issue on ‘Disability, Gender and Society’.



Accessing TB services in a tribal district: The Malkangiri project, Orissa. (with Jens Seeberg)Bhubaneswar (Orissa): DANTB, 2005


Rights and vulnerabilities: A research study of migrant women workers in the informal sector in Delhi (as part of Jagori Research Team).Delhi: Jagori, 2004


Urban Leprosy Elimination Initiative. New Delhi: DANLEP, 2003 Available online at << http://www.danlep.org   >


Towards leprosy elimination in tribal communities: Experiences from Orissa, Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh. (with Jens Seeberg). Delhi: DANLEP, 2003 Available online at << http://www.danlep.org   >>


Health ethics in South-East Asia (Volume 3): Ethical   issues in clinical practice: A qualitative interview study in six Asian countries (with Jens Seeberg). Delhi: World Health Organization Regional Office for South-East Asia (SEARO Document), 2000 Available online at   << http://www.hum.au.dk/etno/etnojs/volume3.pdf  >


2011. Women’s health, law and culture in India:  A contemporary perspective. Stance: the Thai feminist review 4(2553): 27-65.

2010.  Disability-selective abortions in India: Individual choice, disabling environments and the socio-moral order. In Difference on display: Diversity in art, science and society, pp. 176-181.NAI Ultgevers Publishers. 

2010. A legal precedent: Reproductive rights of mentally retarded persons in India. Indian Journal of Medical Ethics, VII, 1: 34-36.

2010. ‘Indigenisation’ not ‘Indianisation’ of Psychiatry: An Anthropological Perspective. Sociological Bulletin, 59 (1): 46-68.

2010. Engendering disability in the developmental agenda in India: A policy perspective. In Debal K. Singharoy ed. Interrogating social development: global perspectives and local initiatives, pp. 269-300. New Delhi: Manohar  

2009. Disability law in India: Paradigm shift or evolving discourse? (with Saptarshi Mandal) Economic and political weekly XLIV (41and 42): 62-68.

2009. ‘Gender blind or gender biased? Culture, family and patriarchy in Indian psychiatry’, In Brigitte Sebastia ed. Restoring mental health in India: Pluralistic therapies and concepts, pp. 253-284.. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.

2009. Indigenisation of psychiatry in India. In Patrice Cohen ed. Figures contemporaines de la sante en Inde, pp.59-84.  Paris(France):L’Harmatttan.

2008.’ Is economic empowerment the key to social mainstreaming of women with disabilities?’ In Voice of Disabled 25(1): 10-11.

2008. Healthy sex life for visually challenged women. In A.K. Mittal ed. Handbook for Women with Visual Impairment, pp. 60-67. New Delhi: All India Confederation of the Blind (Sponsored by Dr. H.E. Schulze and Marga Schulze Foundation, (Germany).

Healthy Sex Life for Visually Challenged Women. In A.K. Mittal (ed) Handbook for Women with Visual Impairment, pp. 60-67. New Delhi: All India Confederation of the Blind (Sponsored by Dr. H.E. Schulze and Marga Schulze Foundation, Germany). 2008.


Gender, Subjectivity and Sexual Identity: How young people with Disabilities Conceptualise the Body, Sex and Marriage in Urban India, Renu Addlakha, 2007

2007 Mainstreaming disability in the child rights agenda. Special issue of Infochange on child rights InfochangeAgenda 0-18: 51-52.

Review essay ‘Media gender and sexuality: 2007. Historical and contemporary perspectives. Indian journal of gender studies 14(1):179-187

2006. Disability, sexuality and human rights. International Journal of Disability Studies (Inaugural issue on Disability studies in India: New directions for future research) 2. (1):89-96.

Mainstreaming Disability in the Child Rights Agenda. Special issue on Child Rights Infochange Agenda 0-18: 51-52. 2007

How Young People with Disabilities Conceptualise the Body, Sex and Marriage in Urban India: Four case studies. Sexuality and disability 25(3):100-113. 2007.

Gender, Subjectivity and Sexual Identity: How Young People with Disabilities Conceptualise the Body, Sex and Marriage in Urban India. Delhi: Centre for Women’s Development Studies. Occasional Paper No. 46,  31 p. 2007.

Affliction and testimony: A reading of the diary of Parvati Devi. In Indian Journal of gender studies,  12(1): 63-82, 2005

Child mental health: A neglected area in public health policy. In MICA Communication Review  2(1): 41-46, 2005

Family autonomy and patient rights to healthcare in an ‘Asian values’ context (with Jens     Seeberg, Kusum Verma, Manju Mehta and Renuka Duttta. In Folk: Journal of Danish    Ethnographic Society, 45: 87-104, 2003

Global-local dialectic in medico-administrative practice: A case study of poliomyelitis.    Economic and political weekly XXXV (8 and 9): 676-683, 2000

Lay and medical diagnoses of psychiatric disorder and the normative construction of femininity.  In Bhargavi V. Davar ed. Mental health from a gender perspective (313-333). Delhi:  Sage Publications, 2001

Disability and domestic citizenship: Stigma, contagion and the making of the subject (with Veena Das) In Public Culture 13(3): 511-531, 2001

State legitimacy and social suffering in a modern epidemic: A multi-sited ethnography of an  outbreak of dengue hemorrhagic fever in Delhi. In Contributions to Indian Sociology 35  (2:.151-179, 2001

User configuration and perspective: A case study of the hepatitis-B introductory trial in    East Delhi. (with Aruna Grover). Economic and political weekly XXXV (8 and 9): 736-744, 2000

Living with chronic schizophrenia: An ethnographic account of family burden and coping strategies. Indian journal of psychiatry, 41(2): 91-95, 1999

Nisha: Who would marry someone like me In Abha Bhaiya and Lynn F. Lee (eds.)Unmad: Findings of a research study on women’s mental and emotional crisis: the voice of the subject. New Delhi: Jagori, 1998

NEETHA N. (neetha@cwds.ac.in)

Ph.D. (Economics), Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
  M.Phil (Applied Economics), Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
  MA (Economics), Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala

Neetha N is a gold medalist for Post Graduation and has done her M. Phil and Doctoral studies at the Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum. She is the recipient of IWMI/Ford Foundation Fellowship for South Asian Women Doctoral Scholars. She was Associate Fellow at the V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, NOIDA during 1998-2006. Her research interests are labour and employment issues of women, domestic workers, labour migration and  gender statistics and data gaps. 

Major Publications


Institutional Choice in Irrigation, Concept Publishing Company, 2010


Decent Work: A Handbook (joint work with Dr. Sasikumar and Dr. Babu P. Remesh), V.V.Giri National Labour Institute, NOIDA, 2008


Institutional Choice in Irrigation: A study of distribution in a canal command in Kerala  (2009), Concept Publishing Company, New Delhi


Dynamics of Women’s Employment in the Era of Globalization: Signs of Segregation or Integration? in Women’s Situations and Women’s Studies: A South Asian Perspective, edited by Sanchari Roy Mukherjee, Sarat Book Distributor, Kolkata 2007


“Self Employment of Women: Preference or Compulsion?” Social Change, Volume  40,  No .2, 2010

“The Case for Social Policies on Care Work”,  In Search of Economic Alternatives For Gender And Social Justice: Voices From India, ed. by Christa Wichterich,  Frederich Bol Foundation,  Wide, Brussels, Belgium, 2009

Contours of Domestic Service: Characteristics, Work Relations and Regulations, Indian Journal of Labour Economics, Vol.52, No. 3, 2009

“Rethinking Child Care in the Changing Socio-economic and Political Scenario”, in Undoing our future: Report on the Status of Young Children in India, Forum for Creche and child care services, New Delhi, 2009

`Feminisation or Segregation? Insights from a Disaggregate analysis of NSSO Data’ in  `Gender Issues in Development: Concerns for the 21st Century’ Edited by Bhaswati Das and Vimal Khawas, Rawat Publications, 2009

‘Changing Dimensions of Unemployment in India during the Post Reform Period’ in `The Indian Economy since 1991: Economic Reforms and Performance’, Edited by Prakash, B.A., Pearson Education, 2009

Invisibility Continues? Social Security and Women Unpaid Workers, Special Issue on Social Security for Unorganised Workers, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. XLI, No.32, August 12, 2006

Gender Implications of Outsourced Work in the New Economy: A Case Study of Domestic Call Centres, The Indian Journal of Labour Economics, Volume 51, No. 4, Oct.-Dec. 2008 (Coauthored with Babu P. Remesh)

Regulating Domestic Work, Commentary, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 43, No. 37, September 13-19, 2008

Gender Dimensions of Service Sector Employment, Labour file, Vol. 5 No: 3, May-June 2007

Dynamics of Women’s Employment in the Era of Globalization: Signs of Segregation or Integration? in Women’s Situations and Women’s Studies: A South Asian Perspective, edited by Sanchari Roy Mukherjee,  Sarat Book Distributor, Kolkata 2007

Invisibility Continues? Social Security and Women Unpaid Workers, Special Issue on Social Security for Unorganised Workers, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. XLI, No.32, August 12, 2006

Scope and Potential of Women’s Participation in Emerging Sunshine Sectors, Background paper prepared as part of the Report on Assessing the Impact of Trade and Globalisation on Gender in India, National Productivity Council, New Delhi

Employment Conditions and Quality: A Study of Small Enterprises in NOIDA Export Processing Zone, Indian Journal of Labour Economics, Vol. 47, No. 4, 2004

Education and Skill Development of Workforce in Export-Oriented Production: Evidences from Noida Export Processing Zone, Indian Journal of Labour Economics, Vol. 47, No.2, 2004

Making of Female Bread Winners: Migration and Social Networking of Women Domestics in Delhi, Economic and Political Weekly, Review of Women Studies, Vol.39, No. 17, 2004

`Labour and Employment Issues in NOIDA EPZ’ in Kalpagam, U.; Nisha Srivastava & D.M. Diwakar (Eds.) Labour and Poverty, G.P. Pant Social Science Institute, Allahabad, 2004

Alternative Irrigation Institutions in Canal Command: The Case of Chalakkudy River Diversion Scheme in Kerala, Water Policy Research Highlight, IWMI-Tata Water Policy Program, Anand, Gujarat, 2004

Migration for Domestic Work: Women Domestics in Delhi, Labour and Development, Special Issue on Labour Mobility, Vol. 9. No.2,  2004

Women Workers in the New Economy: Call Centre Work in NOIDA, Labour and Development, Special Issue on Globalisation and Women’s Work, Vol. 10, No. 2, 2004 (Co-authored with Babu P. Remesh)

Feminisation and Export Oriented Manufacturing: Women Workers in NEPZ, Labour and Development, Special Issue on Globalisation and Women’s Work, Vol. 10, No.2, 2004 (Co-authored with Uday Kumar Varma)

Women and Child Labour: Concerns of Second NCL, Labour File, Centre for Education and Communication, New Delhi, 2002

Flexible Production, Feminisation and Disorganisation: Evidences from Tiruppur Knitwear Industry, Economic and Political Weekly, Special Issue on Labour, Vol. 37, No. 18, 2002

Feminisation and Marginalisation: Revelations of NSS 55th Round, Labour and Development, Vol. 7. No.2, 2001


Women’s Work in the Post Reform Period:  An exploration of macro data’, Occasional Paper No. 52, CWDS, New Delhi, 2008

Labour, Employment and Gender Issues in EPZ: The case of NEPZ, NLI Research Studies No.52, V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, 2004

Migration, Social Networking and Employment: A Study of Domestic Workers in Delhi, NLI Research Studies No.37, V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, 2003

Gender and Technology: Impact of Flexible Organisation and Production on Female Labour in the Tiruppur Knitwear Industry, NLI Research Study Series No. 20, V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, 2001

Women and Labour Market: A Macro Economic Study, NLI Research Study Series No.3, V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, 2000

Adverse Sex Ratios and Labour Market Participation of Women: Trends, Patterns and Linkages, Research Study Series No.10, V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, 2000


Training manual on Gender Inequality for International Labour Organisation (ILO), New Delhi

Training manual on Laws for Women Informal Sector Workers for International Labour Organisation (ILO), New Delhi

Pedagogical Material on Employment Dimensions of Decent Work for the International Institute of Labour Studies (IILS), ILO, Geneva

INDRANI MAZUMDAR (indrani@cwds.ac.in)

  MA (History), Delhi University, Delhi

Major Publications



Women Workers and Globalization: Emergent Contradictions in India, Stree, Kolkata, 2007


‘Missing the Wood for the Trees, The Human Development Report, 2009’, Women’s Equality,  Number 1, January-March, 2010

Co-author of Introduction to Undoing Our Future, A Report on the Status of the Young Child in India, FORCES (Forum for Creche and Child Care Services), New Delhi, 2009

‘Dusty Trails and Unsettled Lives: Women’s Labour Migration in Rural India’, The Indian Journal of Gender Studies, Volume 16 (3), September-December, 2009

Public-Private Partnership in ICDS: Privatisation vs. Universalisation’, Labour File, Volume 6 Nos: 4-5, July-October 2008

‘Women’s Unpaid Labour in Neo-liberal India’, The Indian Historical Review, Volume

XXXV,No 2, July 2008

Public-Private Partnership in ICDS: Privatisation vs. Universalisation’, Labour File, Volume 6 Nos: 4-5, July-October 2008





BIJOYA ROY (bijoya@cwds.ac.in)

Ph.D., Centre for Social Medicine and Community Health, Jawaharlal Nehru University,
      New Delhi
   M.Phil., Centre for Social Medicine and Community Health, Jawaharlal Nehru University,
      New Delhi
   M.A. Social Work, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai

Bijoya Roy's research focuses on evolving health care provisioning models. Her interest lies in examining organisational reforms within institutional settings like hospitals, primary health centres, interface between the public and private sector and inequities in availability, access and disparities across groups who may be vulnerable due to factors such as poverty, gender or geographic location using mixed-methods

Research Papers and Articles


Roy B (co-authored with Karpagam S, V K Seethappa & I Qadeer) (2013) Evidence Based Planning – A Myth or Reality: Use of Evidence by the Planning Commission on Public Private Partnership,  Social Change, Vol. 43, No. 2, pp 213-226


Roy Bijoya and Siddharta Gupta (2011) Public-Private Partnership and User Fees in Healthcare: Evidence from West Bengal, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. XLVI, No. 38, Sept. 17-23, pp 74-78.


Roy B (2010) Outsourcing of Service Provisioning and Changing Employment Relationship in Public Sector Hospitals of West Bengal, The Indian Journal of Labour Economics, Vol. 53 No.(2), pp 409-422


Roy, B. “User Fee Policy in West Bengal: A Case Study” in Kelley Michele and Dsouza Deepika (Eds.), The World Bank in India: Undermining Sovereignty, Distorting Development, Orient Black Swan, New Delhi, 2010


Husain Z Ghosh S and Roy B (2009) ‘Top heavy’ systems and quality of health care:A survey of select departments in R.G. Kar Medical College and Hospital, India”, Social Medicine, Vol.4, No.2


Roy B Restructuring Public Sector Hospital Services: Marginalising the Poor available       online at http://www.esocialsciences.com

Occasional Paper
   Husain Z Ghosh S and Roy B (2008) “Socio-Economic Profile of the Users in Public and
      Private Sector Hospitals of Kolkata”, Occasional Paper No. 14, IDSK

SAVITRI RAY (savitri@cwds.ac.in)

   M.A. (Geography) from Centre For the Study of Regional Development, JNU, New Delhi.
   Certificate Course in Gender Issues in Development Planning from Asian Institute of
     Technology, Bangkok

Currently National coordinator, FORCES Network
Forum for crèche & child care services (FORCES) is a national level advocacy network for children under six.

Savitri Ray has more than 30 years of research and investigation experience in relation to status of women. She has done work on Employment and Income Generation for Rural Women, Rural Energy, Panchayati raj and Migration. Also edited a newsletter for peasant women (Kisanin Manch) and conducted Gender training under NCERT/DIET programme. She has worked as Gender Expert with the Forest Department; Govt. of Haryana during1999-2001 and also evaluated a watershed management programme in the state of Uttrakhand during 2003-2005.Areas of interest include panchayati raj, child rights and , issue of sex selection in relation to sex ratio etc.

Major Publications



FORCES report on the Status of the Young Child titled Undoing Our Future. Co-author of the chapter on Introduction and The Girl Child titled " The predicament of the Girl Child: To be or not to Be" (Part I)


Proceedings of the Regional consultations on the status of Young child- A Note on CRC and Status of Children

Primer on ECCD- A booklet


Networking Learning from FORCES

Measuring progress of young children- Reflections from ground

FORCES vision & experience

Voices from Below: Participation of Women in Panchayats.


Gender training manual

PRA techniques and Gender Training- A manual

Mapping of Young Child- A PRA exercise

Training manual on Village Entry process/Participatory Assessment/Resource Mapping etc.


Operational Plan of FORCES (2011-15)

Assessment of NREGA on Women & children- A case study of UP, Rajasthan, Jharkhand

ECCD- A primer for Action

Proceedings of 20 Years of FORCES

Major contribution made in the following reports:

Migrant Labour: Gender Dimension.

Changing Energy Availability and its Impact on Rural Women in India. 

Women and Cultural Values-A case study of Punjab.

Directory of Women’s Cooperatives in India.

Role of Public Agencies as Instruments for Women’s Equality and Development.

Assessing the Impact of Women’s Decade (1975-85).



SEEMA KAZI (seema@cwds.ac.in)


   Ph.D. (Gender Studies), London School of Economics
   M.A. (
Women and Development), Institute of Social Studies

Major Publications



Between Democracy and Nation: Gender and Militarisation in Kashmir. Women Unlimited (New Delhi) 2009; Oxford University Press (Karachi) 2010; South End Press (Boston) 2010



Gender and Democratic Governance in South Asia. Special Paper for International Development and Research Centre (IDRC). (Vancouver: Commonwealth of Learning, 2010)


Shopian: War, Gender and Democracy in Kashmir. Economic and Political Weekly of India. December 5, 2009 Vol. XLIV No. 49

The Discontents of Democracy in Kashmir in KashmirLit. Vol II, Issue II (Fall 2009)


Fractured Community: Prospects for Community-based Reconstruction in Kashmir in Tanyss Munro and Rawwida Baksh (eds.) Learning to Live: Using Open and Distance Learning for Community Peacebuilding. (Vancouver: Commonwealth of Learning, 2009)


Academic Discourse: Gender, Militarization and Society in Kashmir. Paper presented at ‘Seminar on Kashmir’ (Utrecht: Interchurch Peace Council IKV, 2007)

Armed Conflict and Women in Kashmir. Lola Press, Vol.1. (2000)

Muslim Women in India (London: Minority Rights Group, 1999)


Muslim Law and Women Living Under Muslim Laws' in Mahnaz Afkhami and Erika Friedl (eds.) Muslim Women and the Politics of Participation: Implementing the Beijing Platform (Syracuse NY: Syracuse University Press, 1997)


Geetanjali Gangoli and Seema Kazi, Customary Practices Among Muslims in Gomia, Bihar. Women's Research and Action Group (WRAG) Research Paper. Women Living Under Muslim Laws (WUML Dossier No.18, 1997)