I am an academician by training trying to understand and, if possible, manage social and human life, simultaneously acknowledging that human society is too complex and different from the natural world that it is neither technically feasible nor ethically desirable to have a planned human world. I practice theoretically oriented empirical research and empirically guided theoretical work.

Presently working on two Monographs

Living together separately
Dalit predicament and the emergence of a new collectivity

The Riddles of Democracy
The way democracy is practiced in the agrarian society of Bihar

Democracy and Hero Worship : The place of charismatic authority in a rationalised world

For a Dharma Based Social Order

JNU Row and the Moral Basis of a Backward Society

Congress, BJP and the Art of Governance

Is there a Bihari Exceptionalism?

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