Raghvendra Shrikrishna Vanjari

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Research Administration
  • Bird Behaviour
  • Natural History
  • Nature Writing
  • Agroecology
  • Tribal studies


I am a Zoologist by training and education. My academic interest has inclined towards ecology more. Finished master’s degree from Solapur University Solapur. Got an opportunity to work in Indo German consortium, worked in socio and agroecological project. The project​“Ecosystem services, agricultural diversification and smallholders’ livelihoods in the rural-urban interface of Bengaluru”, sponsored by Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, gave me three years of experience to involve in research work at university. 

I am also part of the project Food Systems in Transition: A Case Study of the Soliga Tribe in Biligiri Ranganna (BR) Hills, Karnataka” supported by the university. 

Enjoys birdwatching, painting, and cycling. loves humour writings of Pu.La.Deshpande and Beechi. 


Chapter in Edited book

Seshadri, S. R., Dhanya B., Patil, S., & Vanjari, R. S., (2021) Insights from the Experience of the Solegas of Karnataka, India. In Multidimensional Approaches to Impacts of Changing Environment on Human Health. CRC Press. New York. pp. https://​doi​.org/​10​.​1201​/​9781003095422

Working paper

Purushothaman, S., Patil, S., Vanjari, R. S. and Shwetha A. R.(2021). Urban Wastewater for Agriculture: Farmers’ Perspectives from Peri-urban Bengaluru, Azim Premji University, Working Paper No. 20. https://​archive​.azim​premji​u​ni​ver​si​ty​.edu​.in/​S​i​t​e​P​a​g​e​s​/​r​e​s​o​u​r​c​e​s​-​w​o​r​k​i​n​g​-​p​a​p​e​r​s​.aspx

Journal Article

Patil, S., Dhanya, B., & Vanjari, R.S. & Purushothaman, S. (2018). Urbanisation and New Agroecologies The Story of Bengaluru’s Peripheries. Economic and political weekly. 53. 71 – 77. https://​www​.epw​.in/​j​o​u​r​n​a​l​/​2018​/​41​/​r​e​v​i​e​w​-​e​n​v​i​r​o​n​m​e​n​t​-​a​n​d​-​d​e​v​e​l​o​p​m​e​n​t​/​u​r​b​a​n​i​s​a​t​i​o​n​-​a​n​d​-​n​e​w​-​a​g​r​o​e​c​o​l​o​g​i​e​s​.html

Newspaper Articles

राघवेंद्र वंजारी आणि राहुल वंजारी (२०२१) चांदवा. https://marathi.thewire.in/%E0%A4%9A%E0%A4%BE%E0%A4%82%E0%A4%A6%E0%A4%B5%E0%A4%BE.

Purushothaman, S., Patil, S., and Vanjari, R.S. (2020, October 1). How farmers in Mandya are faring in the aftermath of COVID-19 and lockdown. The News Minute. https://​www​.the​news​minute​.com/​a​r​t​i​c​l​e​/​h​o​w​-​f​a​r​m​e​r​s​-​m​a​n​d​y​a​-​a​r​e​-​f​a​r​i​n​g​-​a​f​t​e​r​m​a​t​h​-​c​o​v​i​d​-​19​-​a​n​d​-​l​o​c​k​d​o​w​n​-​134311.


Vanjari, R. S. (2018, September 4). The Other side of Development IV – Green Carpet or Green Desert? Smallfarmdynamics. https://smallfarmdynamics.blog/2018/09/04/green-carpet-or-green-desert/