Ravindra K Jain

Institute:   Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Brief Profile:   Ravindra K. Jain is the Elected Chairman of the Indian National Confederation and Academy of Anthropologists (2008–11). He was recently Visiting Professor, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia and the University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa. He taught Social Anthropology and Sociology at Oxford (1966–74) and Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (1975–2002). An international authority on Indian Diaspora, Prof. Jain is on the editorial board of Global Networks and South Asian Diaspora. He has authored several books which are widely referred. His latest publication is Nation, Diaspora, Trans-Nation: Reflections from India, Routledge, 2010. In February 2011, Professor Jain was awarded the prestigious Tagore National Fellowship for Cultural Research by the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India.

Area of Specialization (keywords):   Diaspora, Transnationalism, South Asian Diaspora, Indian Diaspora

Contact Address:   Prof. R.K. Jain, 770 Block 'B', Palam Vihar, Gurgaon, 122017

E-mail id:   dad.jain@gmail.com

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