Projects

List of ongoing Research projects  that the  Centre for Development Practice are:-

  • Caste and Class: Need for a Theoretical and Empirical Re-examination.  
    ICSSR sponsored research project

This study would perhaps be the first of its kind in the country where surplus labor focused understandings and nosologies of class would be brought to dialogue with the question of extant caste nosologies and caste hierarchies (one could call it the ‘archaeology of caste’). It would involve an intersection of economic theories, cultural studies, political philosophy and psychoanalysis.

  • Unlocking potential of the NTFP sector.  
    The Ford Foundation
      supported research project

The CDP has identified themes of significance to the grassroots, and within the sphere of livelihoods looks at NTFPs as an area of practice that requires attention. This engagement with Ford Foundation is an opportunity to build long-term interests in NTFPs within CDP, particularly as tribals are among the most marginalized communities. Another important aim of this is an establishment of CDP as a space that demonstrates ‘problem solving’ modes of research and knowledge production tuned to the needs of the contemporary social and for better and more informed action to emerge.

  • Advancing Mutual Understanding and Cooperation for Rural Development: Virtual Center that brings together farmers, development practitioners, physical scientists and social scientists from Australia and India.
    In partnership with CSU, UWS, PRADAN, IIT- Delhi. 

The project aims at generating a proposal for a virtual research and learning centre for rural development and food security focused on a collaborative approach including how to build cross-cultural, trans-disciplinary theoretically pluralist approaches. The centre will enable on-going mutually beneficial co-operation in research and development. The key activities of the project shall be (i) a two-day open symposium titled “Research and education for rural development and food security to build resilient rural environments: Australian and Indian perspectives” and (ii) using symposium outcomes, a workshop to develop, document and submit a funding proposal for the centre.