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Chandan Gowda

About The Author

Chandan Gowda is Ramakrishna Hegde Chair Professor of Decentralization and Development at the Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bengaluru. He has edited Theatres of Democracy: Selected Essays of Shiv Visvanathan (2016), The Way I See It: A Gauri Lankesh Reader (2018) which later saw Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu and Tamil translations, and A Life in the World (2019), a book of autobiographical interviews he did with UR Ananthamurthy. His translation of UR Ananthamurthy's novella Bara (2016) was shortlisted for the Crossword Book Award for Translations, 2017. He has recently completed a book on the origins of development thought in colonial India with a focus on the old Mysore state. At present, he is currently co-translating and editing Daredevil Mustafa, a short fiction anthology by Purnachandra Tejasvi, and The Greatest Kannada Short Stories Ever Told and co-editing The Rammanohar Lohia Reader.

Books by Chandan Gowda