Dipankar Gupta is one of India’s leading sociologists and public intellectuals. He was previously engaged as Distinguished Professor and Director at the Centre for Public Affairs and Critical Theory at Shiv Nadar University. Professor Gupta also serves as a Director of the Reserve Bank of India and the National Bank for Rural Development (NABARD). He is a member of the Punjab Reforms Governance Commission and is on the Board of Directors at Max India. He has authored and edited over 18 books, Revolution from Above: India’s Future and the Citizen Elite, 2013. Rainlight; Justice before Reconciliation: Negotiating a ‘New Normal’ in Post-riot Mumbai and Ahmedabad, 2011. Routledge; Anti-utopia: Essential Writings of André Béteille, 2005. Oxford University Press. His most noted publications include Anti-Utopia; Interrogating Caste and Mistaken Modernity. He and was co-editor of Contributions to Indian Sociology from 1992 to 2007.