Surinder S Jodhka is a Professor of Sociology at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He researches on caste, agrarian change and contemporary rural India, and community identities. His publications include Contested Hierarchies: Caste and Power in 21st Century India (OBS 2018 with James Manor); A Handbook of Rural India (OBS 2018); The Indian Middle Class (OUP 2016, with Aseem Prakash); Caste in Contemporary India (Routledge 2015); Interrogating India’s Modernity (ed. OUP 2013); Caste (OUP 2012). He is editor of the Routledge India book series on ‘Religion and Citizenship. He is the recipients of the ICSSR-Amartya Sen Award for Distinguished Social Scientists.