Dr. Eswarappa Kasi was ICSSR Doctoral Fellow (2003-2005) and currently Guest Faculty in the Department of Anthropology, School of Social Sciences, University of Hyderabad, India. He is a Life Member of a number of professional bodies. His interests include Anthropology of Livelihoods and Natural Resource Management, Tribal and Marginal Communities and their Development. He has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals. He is a guest- editor of a Special Issue of Man in India on 'Issues and Perspectives in Anthropology Today' jointly with R. Siva Prasad. He is also co-editor of Theory and Practice of Ethnography: Reading from the Periphery jointly with Ramesh C. Malik (Rawat Publications, Jaipur, 2009). He is also the editor of Rethinking Development Discourse in the 21st Century India (Serials Publications, New Delhi, 2009).