Cultivation as Metaphor and Practice of Democracy: Lessons from India
Mukulika Banerjee is the inaugural director of the LSE South Asia Centre and an associate professor in social anthropology at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She has conducted ethnographic research in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan between 1990-1993 and in India since 1998. Her publications include Why India Votes?, The Pathan Unarmed and The Sari and, as editor, Muslim Portraits. Her recently published monograph entitled Cultivating Democracy is based on 15 years of research in rural India.
She holds a D.Phil. in Social Anthropology from University of Oxford, 1994; completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Wolfson College, University of Oxford, 1994-96, taught at University College London before joining LSE in 2009.