Speaker Sukhadeo Thorat at ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2018

Sukhadeo Thorat

WRITER & ACADEMIC

Sukhadeo Thorat is an economist by training and has done research on rural poverty and agricultural growth and the economics of the caste system, amongst other subjects. He has served as the founding Director of the Indian Institute of Dalit Studies, Chairman of the University Grants Commission and Chairman of the Indian Council of Social Science Research. Thorat has been awarded Honorary D.Litt, D.Sc, D.S. (Doctor of Education) and LLD Degrees by 12 universities. He has published 19 books and around 100 research papers. In 2008, Thorat was awarded the Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian award, the Mother Teresa International Award, the Babasaheb Ambedkar Ratna Award by the Delhi government for his dedication and extraordinary contributions on the works and thoughts of Dr. Ambedkar and, most recently, the Dr. Ambedkar National Award for Social Understanding and Upliftment of Weaker Section.



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