Debraj Bhattacharya

Areas of Interest & Expertise

Rural Development and Panchayati Raj in India, Colonial urban India, History of Ideas of Development, Intellectual history of 18th and Nineteenth Century Europe, Marx and Marxism, West Bengal


I am an alumnus of Presidency College, Calcutta and Calcutta University where I studied History for my BA and MA degrees. 

I have worked in various organisations in the development sector of India for the last two decades and learnt about development issues while working. My work falls broadly in two disciplines – History and Development Studies. 

My latest work is an edited book, Theory, Policy, Practice’ which is expected to be published in September 2021 by Routledge. 

My hobbies are reading books, writing fiction and photography.