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Lancy Lobo Director, Centre for Culture and Development, Vadodara

Lancy Lobo is Director at the Centre for Culture and Development, Vadodara. Earlier, he had served as the Director, Centre for Social Studies, Surat. He has conducted extensive studies on the tribes, Dalits, OBCs and minorities in rural and urban Gujarat. He has authored six books and has contributed several articles to professional journals. His published works include The Thakors of North Gujarat Poor in Urban India: Study of Surat Slums (co-authored with Biswaroop Das) and Communal Violence and Minorities: Gujarat Society in Ferment (coedited with Biswaroop Das). He was an International Fellow at the Woodstock Centre, Georgetown University, Washington DC (1999–2000) during which he worked on Globalisation, Hindu Nationalism and Christians in India. At present, he is working on degradation of forests and its impact on the tribals of Gujarat.