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 Assistant Professor  madhusudan_bandi@gidr.ac.in
Madhusudan Bandi |   Ph.D. (Political Science)
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Madhusudan Bandi is trained in the discipline of Political Science with specialisation in Development Studies. He holds PhD and MPhil degrees in addition to a Degree in Law. Presently, he is an Assistant Professor with the Gujarat Institute of Development Research, Ahmedabad. He has been a recipient of the Split-Site Commonwealth Scholarship (Association of Commonwealth Universities and the British Council) London, UK, and the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) Institutional Doctoral Fellowship for his PhD, and completed his course work of one year at the School of Development Studies, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. His PhD degree was awarded by the BR Ambedkar Open University, Hyderabad, Telangana, India through the Centre for Economic and Social Studies (CESS), Hyderabad. His academic experience comprises research and teaching. His research interests include decentralisation, development concerns of the underprivileged and marginalised in India, participatory forest management, Forest Rights Act and current affairs. He has to his credit publications in professional journals and edited volumes.

  • Title: Tribals and Community Forest Management
    Author: Madhusudan Bandi
    Publisher: Rawat Publications, Jaipur.
    Published Year: 2013
  • Title: ‘International Collaborations as Research Infrastructure’, in: Sukhadeo Thorat and Samar Verma (Eds.), Social Science Research in India: Status, Issues and Policies, New Delhi: Oxford University Press & Indian Council of Social Science Research, pp. 139-172.
    Authors: P.K. Viswanathan, R. Parthasarathy and Madhusudan Bandi
    Published Year: 2017
  • Title: 'Forest Rights Act: Land Distribution and Livelihoods of Forest Dependent People’,Economic and Political Weekly, 50(1), 2015, pp. 59-66.
    Author: Madhusudan Bandi
    Published Year: 2015
  • Title: 'India: Determinants and Challenges of Sustainable Forest Governance’, in Makoto Inoue and Ganesh P. Shivakoti (Eds.), Multi-Level Forest Governance in Asia, Concepts, Challenges and the Way Forward, Sage Publications, Singapore, 2015, pp. 40-66.
    Authors: Madhusudan Bandi and P.K. Viswanathan
    Published Year: 2015
  • Title:  ‘Forest-dependent People their Livelihood Challenges and Forest Rights Act: A Review’, Mainstream, Vol. LI, No. 37, August 31, pp. 23 - 24
    Author: Madhusudan Bandi
    Published Year: 2013
  • Title: Implementation of the Forest Rights Act: Undoing Historical Injustices
    Author: Madhusudan Bandi
    Published Year: 2013
  • Title:  ‘Changing Role of Gram Sabha in Decentralised Governance: An Overview of Andhra Pradesh Experience’, in S.A. Ashraful Hasan and G.S. Ganesh Prasad (Eds.), Proceedings of the National Seminar on Grama Sabha, Abdul Nazir Sab State Institute of Rural Development, Mysore, 2011, pp. 135-150.
    Authors: M. Gopinath Reddy, Madhusudan Bandi and S. Ramachandra Reddy
    Published Year: 2012
  • Title: ‘A Review of Decentralisation in India with Particular Reference to PRIs in Gujarat’, available at http://www.ruralgov-ncaer.org/images/event/pdf/0_ 1620316040_A_Review _of_Decentralisation_GIDR.pdf
    Author: Madhusudan Bandi
    Published Year: 2012
  • Title: ‘Realising Telangana State: Issues, Apprehensions and Hope’, Mainstream, 49 (46), pp. 11-20.
    Author: Madhusudan Bandi
    Published Year: 2011
  • Title: ‘Forest Governance in India with Particular Reference to Andhra Pradesh: A Review of Policy Shift from State Control to Community Participation’, Man and Development, 33 (4), 2011, pp. 75 - 90. 
    Author: Madhusudan Bandi
    Published Year: 2011
  • Title: ‘Role of Gram Sabha in Decision-Making at the Grassroots: A Case of NREGS in Andhra Pradesh’, The Grassroots Governance Journal, 9 (2), pp. 233-242.
    Authors: M. Gopinath Reddy, Madhusudan Bandi and Solipeta Ramachandra Reddy
    Published Year: 2011
  • Title: Determinants and Challenges of Sustainable Forest Governance in India:An analysis in retrospect and prospect
    Authors: Madhusudan Bandi and P. K. Viswanathan
    Working Paper No.: 223
    Published Year and Month: October 2014
  • Title: Decentralisation in India: A Review of Panchayati Raj Institutions in Gujarat
    Author: Madhusudan Bandi
    Working Paper No.: 214
    Published Year and Month: February 2013
  • Title: Samras in Gujarat Gram Panchayats: A Constructive Experiment or Challenge to Electoral Democracy?
    Author: Madhusudan Bandi
    Working Paper No.: 215
    Published Year and Month: March 2013
  • Title: The Telangana Turmoil: Apprehensions and Hope
    Author: Madhusudan Bandi
    Working Paper No.: 204
    Published Year and Month: August 2011
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  • Title: Women’s perspectives on Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee Schemes (MGNREGS) of India: study across SAT villages (GIDR-ICRISAT Policy Brief 2)
    Authors: P.K. Viswanathan, Rudra N. Mishra and Madhusudan Bhattarai
    Source: oar.icrisat.org/8761/1/GIDR-ICRISAT%20Policy%20Brief%202-Final.pdf
    Published Year: 2014