Call for participants: The Foundation for Agrarian Studies Workshop for Ph.D. Scholars on Agrarian Studies in India, March 24-28 March, 2004, Bangalore, India.
Jan 23rd 2004.

The Foundation for Agrarian Studies is a charitable Trust that sponsors and funds multi-disciplinary theoretical and empirical research on agrarian studies in less-developed countries. The panel of advisers of the Foundation include K. Nagaraj, Utsa Patnaik, V. K. Ramachandran, Abhijit Sen and Madhura Swaminathan. The Foundation is organising a four-day workshop in Bangalore from March 24 to 28, 2004 for Ph.D. scholars working in the field of agrarian studies.

The faculty for the workshop will be constituted by experts from different parts of the country. At the workshop, participants will attend specialised lectures on theoretical, methodological and empirical developments in research on agrarian issues, and will have an opportunity to meet workshop faculty members for discussions. Selected research scholars will also be asked to make presentations on their research.

The workshop is primarily aimed at research scholars in the social sciences who are at an advanced stage of their research. The topic of research should preferably be related to the following three areas:

  1. Agrarian distress in rural India;
  2. Dynamics of socio-economic change in rural India;
  3. Class relations in Indian agriculture.

The Foundation will meet participantsí expenses on rail travel by sleeper class, food and accommodation and pay them a small daily allowance during the workshop. Research scholars who wish to participate should apply with their most recent curriculum vitae, a short note (in about 1500 words) on their research topics and progress in research, and a letter of recommendation from their research supervisor. The last date for applications is February 10, 2004, and selected applicants will be notified by February 20, 2004. Applications should be sent to the following address:

Foundation for Agrarian Studies
P O Box No 7509, Bangalore 560075

Please send your applications by regular post and not private courier service.
The application may also be sent by e-mail to:



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