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Ashok Kumar Sircar

Email: [email protected]

Ashok Sircar has been born and brought up in Santiniketan under the influence of Tagore's legacies. He has worked for 31 years spanning corporate sector, development sector, and teaching/training. For last 16 years, Ashok is involved in development action and studies in India in the domains of programme design, planning and execution, monitoring-evaluation, research and policy advocacy on issues of local governance, land rights and livelihoods. At APU, Ashok is anchoring the Livelihoods Initiative of the university which contains livelihoods specialisation in academic programme, professional development programme in livelihoods and research.

Academic Qualifications


Areas of Interest

Land Rights, Livelihoods, Disaster Management, and local governance


Livelihoods, Land, Local Governance

Research Interests

Gender in livelihoods, Land Governance and Rights, Inclusion-Exclusion, livelihoods policies, Livelihoods, Land, Local Governance

Publications and Writings
  • Reflections on Livelihoods Policies: A chapter in SOIL Report in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 (forthcoming) published by Sage (2011, 2012, 2013) and Oxford (2014)
  • What is preventing Indian women from getting their land rights: A study of implementation of Hindu Succession Act amendment 2005: published in Proceedings of the World Bank Land & Poverty Conference 2014.
  • Right to Public Services Laws: EPW, May 5th, 2012.
  • Women transforming Indian Agriculture: A collection of case studies from Kudumboshree-Kerala and IKP-Andhra Pradesh-2013: Published by Landesa India.
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