Gopal Jayal Niraja

Niraja Gopal Jayal is Professor at the Centre for the Study of Law and Governance at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and currently a Visiting Fellowship in the Democracy and Development Program at Princeton University. She is the author of Representing India: Ethnic Diversity and the Governance of Public Institutions (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006) and Democracy and the State: Welfare, Secularism and Development in Contemporary India (Oxford University Press, 1999); and editor/co-editor of, among others, Democracy in India (2nd ed. 2007), Local Governance in India: Decentralisation and Beyond (2005) and The Oxford Companion to Politics in India (forthcoming). At Princeton, Jayal is working on a book on the Indian idea of citizenship in the twentieth century.



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