Prof. Shakti Kak
Centre for Jawaharlal Nehru Studies,
Noam Chomsky Complex,
26981717 , 4385 (Extn)
Shakti Kak is former Director of the Centre for Jawaharlal Nehru Studies. At present, she is Professor in the Centre. Her research work spans the fields of agrarian relations, labour, technology, gender and economic history. She is a Ph.D. from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She has been Senior Fellow at the Department of Humanities, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi and Fellow at the Centre for Cotemporary Studies, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi. Her work in several institutions and organizations has provided her with an inter-disciplinary approach towards the study of social and economic problems. Some of her recent publications include Exploring Gender Equations: Colonial and Post Colonial India (2004) which she co-edited; ‘Agrarian Relations and Growth in Post Independent India: Long Term Logic of the Nehruvian Paradigm’ in Contemporary Perspectives; History and Sociology of South Asia, January-June, 2007; and ‘The Agrarian System of the Princely State of Jammu and Kashmir: A study of Colonial Settlement Policies, 1860-1905’ in India’s Princely States: People, Princes and Colonialism, edited by Ernst and Pati (2007). She also has been a regular contributor to the annual Alternative Economic Survey published by the Alternative Survey Group, New Delhi. Her co-edited book on child labour has been published by Primus Publishers (2012).
In the Centre, she has taught M.Phil courses on Theories of Imperialism, Theories of Development and Indian Economy. She has also conducted an optional research paper course on The State and Economic Reforms in India inwhich a student chooses a particular sector or a state impacted by the policy changes in the area of Industry, Agriculture, Public Health, Education, Finance, Labour for in depth research for a semester.