Niloptal’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.
He has earlier worked with development organizations in various community settings, and he remains engaged with community-based development practices in rural India.
Theories and Histories of Development
Histories and theories of development across contexts, tracing changes in the meaning of the practice of development.
Foundations of Social Research and Reasoning
Foundational aspects of research by using examples from developmental research and debates in India.
Publications and Writing
- Monograph(2016) Unraveling Farmer Suicides in India: Egoism and Masculinity in Peasant Life. Oxford University Press, New Delhi.