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Shiv Visvanathan

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Shiv Visvanathan is a social anthropologist whose research interests center on cultures of knowledge, sociology and philosophy of science, history of technology, social movements, globalization, culture and the politics of environmentalism, disaster management and futures. He is presently working on history of biotechnology in India. Dr. Visvanathan served on the Faculty of The Centre for the Study of Developing Societies for 20 years. He is now Professor at Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology. Dr. Visvanathan’s books include, Organizing for Science (Delhi, Oxford University Press, 1985) A Carnival for Science (Delhi, Oxford University Press 1997) and he has edited Foul Play: Chronicles of Corruption 1947-1997 (Bombay, Banyan Books, 1998). He has published over 150 articles in various journals and newspapers and is a regular contributor to the national dailies in India.

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