Ashok Pankaj Professor and former Director at the Council for Social Development, New Delhi
is Professor and former Director at the Council for Social Development, New Delhi. He specializes in law and political economy of development. His edited books include: Right to Work and Rural India: Working of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS)
(SAGE Publications, 2012); Subalternity, Exclusion and Social Change in India
(2014); and Dalits, Subalternity and Social Change in India
(2018). He has contributed numerous articles and reviews to journals such as South Asia Research, Contribution to Indian Sociology, Journal of Asian and African Studies, Economic and Political Weekly, International Studies, Journal of Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, Social Scientist, Contemporary South Asia
and Poverty in Focus
, among others.