About Ashok

Ashok R Chandran is a book editor and writing trainer. He edits scholarly books and articles in the social sciences, and conducts workshops for students, researchers, and professionals.

Ashok lives in Chennai, where he is Publication Officer at Madras Institute of Development Studies. He founded and serves as the List Editor of the Kerala Scholars eGroup. He is also writing a biography of the social activist PT Bhaskara Panicker.

Earlier, Ashok was Senior Commissioning Editor at SAGE Publications, where his chief task was to identify manuscripts for publication, and shape books in consultation with authors. He was also involved in producing and marketing the books acquired or commissioned. Before joining publishing, Ashok was member of consultancy teams to international development agencies on policy analysis, impact assessment and programme evaluation.

Ashok occasionally writes opinion, feature and satire articles in print media. His articles have appeared in The Hindu, The New Indian Express, The Hindu Business Line, Business Standard, The Pioneer and DNA. He has been a columnist for Media magazine.

Ashok is a postgraduate in Development Studies from London School of Economics (LSE), and in Politics with specialisation in International Relations, from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi.

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