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Das Gupta, Sejuti

Assistant Professor

Case Hall
842 Chestnut Rd Room N364
East Lansing, MI 48825


Sejuti Das Gupta completed her doctoral studies from School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. She received Felix scholarship to conduct her doctoral research. Her current research project is a monograph on Indian agrarian political economy, based on her doctoral dissertation to be published with Cambridge University Press in 2018. Her areas of interest are agrarian political economy, public policy, class-caste and state-society interactions. She conducted empirical research in three states of India - Chhattisgarh, Gujarat and Karnataka. Her core interest is to contribute towards combining theory and practice for a better understanding in social science.

Right after PhD, she joined Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India, as an Assistant Professor where she served as the Academic Coordinator for Masters in Development Practice, under the Prime Minister's Rural Development Fellows' Scheme. She also taught in the Development Studies at both MA and M.Phil level. She has worked in the development sector in India and has editorial experience. She completed her Masters and M.Phil from Jawaharlal Nehru University in Political Studies in 2008.


Professor Das Gupta has recently published a book Class, Politics, and Agrarian Policies in Post-liberalisation India. [Amazon Link]

Professor Das Gupta presented "Farmers Matter in New India but not the Same Way: Political Settlement, Discontinuous Agrarian Policy and Class-Formations" at the South Asia Seminar of Oxford University.