D.L. Sheth

D.L. Sheth is Honorary Senior Fellow and former Director of the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi and is Editor of the journal Alternatives: Global, Local, Political. He has edited Citizens and Parties (1995), with Ashis Nandy, Multiverse of Democracy (1996) and with Gurpreet Mahajan, Minority Identities and the Nation-State (1999).

He has contributed chapters in many books and several articles in reputed professional journals. He founded Lokayan, a movement for alternatives in politics and development, in 1980 and has served on its governing body for many years after became an independent NGO in 1983. He worked as President of People’s Union for Civil Liberties in Delhi (1991-93) and was appointed Member (Social Scientist) to the National Commission for Backward Classes (1993-96).