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I am fully and happily independent of any organisation.

I am a writer and researcher who has worked primarily on the issue I focus on in my first book, Low-fee Private Schooling and Poverty in Developing Countries, which was released by Bloomsbury Academic in January 2021. I talked about the book at an Edinburgh University event which you can find here. I am currently well on the way with my second book, which will look at some of the history behind what I have hitherto focused on more in the here-and-now. I hope to finish this book project by the end of 2023. I'm currently mostly done with my second edit. 

I am an infrequent blogger mostly on issues of non-state schooling in India. However, I find myself increasingly drawn to focus on how the history of the British Empire has impacted the world and continues to impact the UK and the world now and into the future.

I am a signatory of the Abidjan Principles.

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Evidence to UK Parliament's International Development Committee on DFID's education work, 2017
Evidence to UK Parliament's International Development Committee on DFID's work in Nigeria, 2016


Speaking on low-fee private schooling for the poor, 2016
Speaking on low-fee private school in Maputo, 2016

Chakarsi Notes

A blog from the intersection of research and what's happening in a non-state school in Uttar Pradesh 

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