Adhiraj Parthasarathy

Adhiraj Parthasarathy is the author of Aah-o- Fughan aur bhi hain, a book about his experiences as a member of a team involved in collecting socio economic data in the states of Sikkim, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh for India’s first caste census after Independence. His book vividly describes encounters with government bureaucracy, individuals and non-state actors intent on subverting the caste census for their own political ends. It also talks about the challenges of data collection and the authenticity and reliability of statistical information in India, with a focus on socio-economic and caste information. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Chicago.
Year: 2018