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Jayaseelan Raj and Vikramaditya Thakur

Jayaseelan Raj is Assistant Professor at the Centre for Development Studies in Kerala. He completed his PhD in Anthropology at the University of Bergen before joining LSE as a postdoctoral fellow. He has conducted longterm fieldwork on Dalit and Adivasis in the tea plantations of South India and on their land struggles. He is the author of Ground Down by Growth (Pluto, 2017).

Vikramditya Thakur is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Delaware. Completing his PhD in Anthropology at Yale University, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at London School of Economics and Brown University. His research on the Bhils of western India addresses forced displacement, resettlement, agrarian transformation and ecological changes.