Ranjana Subberwal Senior Faculty, Alternative Learning Systems (ALS) and Chief Functionary, Raahein Development Society, New Delhi
a postgraduate in sociology from Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, is presently the Chief Functionary of Raahein Development Society, an NGO committed to research, action and advocacy for, by and with the marginalized sections of society. She has also been teaching sociology to civil service aspirants (for Prelims and Mains examinations) for over 30 years, initially at Rau’s Study Circle and now at Alternative Learning Systems (ALS). She has participated in and directed grassroots-level projects, research and advocacy on socially relevant issues for over three decades in the spheres of education, income generation, health, family planning and rehabilitation for the marginalized sections of society—including women, children and persons with disabilities—in different parts of India. She has been associated with organizations such as Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Council of Social Development, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Concerned Action Now (CAN) and Raahein Development Society.