Nilotpal's research engages with interactions between political economy and culture with reference to farming in India. He is currently working on horticultural restructuring that is underway in dry parts of South India. His previous research was an engagement with the phenomenon of 'farmer suicides' in post-reform India.
Nilotpal has earlier worked with development organizations in various community settings, and he remains engaged with community-based development practices in rural India.
- PhD, Development Studies, London School of Economics
- MA, Social Work, Tata Institute of Social Sciences
- Sociology of Development, Development Theory and its History,
- Philosophical Dimensions in Development Thought and Practice
Publications and Writing
- Monograph(2016) Unraveling Farmer Suicides in India: Egoism and Masculinity in Peasant Life. Oxford University Press, New Delhi.