About the Author
R. Swaminathan is a Senior Fellow with the Observer Research Foundation. A Ph.D. from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, he has over 11 years of experience in journalism, academics and research. He has worked with several leading newspapers and websites, including The Indian Express and www.rediff.com. He is a winner of the South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA) award and a recipient of the University Grants Commission (UGC) fellowship. He has four books to his credit—Small Hands, Big Feet: New Forms of Labour Mobilisation; Mumbai Vision 2015: Agenda for Urban Renewal; Healthcare Issues in Large Federal Countries and Free Power to Farmers: Policy Implications for Maharashtra.