Arun Agrawal
is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Yale Univer-
sity. His research examines pastoralists and forest-dependent communities
in South Asia. He has published several articles on migrant shepherds in
Rajasthan, forest panchayats in Uttar Pradesh, and indigenous knowledge.
His first book,
Greener Pastures: Politics) Markets) and Community among
a Migrant Pastoral People)
has been published by Duke and Oxford Uni-
versity Presses. He has also published a short monograph with ICS Press,
Decentralization in Nepal.
Mark Baker
was Assistant Professor of Environmental Policy and Natu-
ral Resource Management in the Environmental Studies Program at the
University of North Carolina, Asheville. His research interests concern
community-based resource management. He has studied community for-
estry and local irrigation management in Bihar and Himachal Pradesh,
India, and the evolution of watershed institutions in the state of Califor-
nia. He is currently affiliated with the nonprofit organization Forest Com-
munity Research and is conducting applied research on community-based
forestry in the United States.
Molly Chattopadhyay
is a sociologist in the Agricultural Science Unit of the
Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta, with research interests in women and
work, in both formal sector employment and agriculture, and in ruralliveli-
hoods and well-being in West Bengal and Bihar.
Vinay Gidwani
was, at the time of writing, an Izaak Killam Postdoctoral
Fellow at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B. C., Canada.
Since September
he has been at the University of Minnesota, Twin
Cities, as Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and the In-
stitute for Global Studies. His areas of academic interest are development
economics, agrarian studies, and political ecology.
Sumit Guha
is Professor of History at Brown University. His latest book,
Environment and Ethnicity in India)
was published in
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