- Centre for the Study of Developing Societies
D. L. Sheth

D. L. Sheth is Senior Fellow and former Director of the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi.

He was appointed Member (Social Scientist) to the National Commission for Backward Classes (1993-6).

He is associated with Human Rights Movement and served as President of Delhi chapter of People's Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) (1991-93).

Sheth has edited Citizens and Parties (1995); with Ashis Nandy, Multiverse of Democracy (1996) and with Gurpreet Mahajan Minorities Identities and the Nation State (1998).

He is editor of the journal Alternatives: Social Transformation and Humane Governance and a founder member of Lokayan: Dialogues of the People.

A political sociologist, he has made major contributions to the study of comparative politics, the politics of social issues and grassroots movements.

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