We need a hundred Lalus. Without the willingness of leaders to change the structure of society, forcibly if necessary, there can be no development. Without Laloo, there would be no Nitish either.
Author: Uday Chandra
Uday Chandra is Assistant Professor of Government at Georgetown University.
Uday Chandra received his PhD in political science from Yale University in 2013. His research interests lie at the intersection between agrarian studies, state formation, theories of power and resistance, postcolonial theory, political anthropology, and South Asian history.
Uday's doctoral research revisits classic questions of power and resistance via a study of the origins and social bases of the ongoing Maoist insurgency in India.