Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Center for Contemporary South Asia

Heller/Varshney Project Receives Ford Foundation Grant

September 10, 2018

Professors Patrick Heller and Ashutosh Varshney have received a grant of $200,000 from the Ford Foundation for their ongoing project on Citizenship and Urban Governance in India.  The grant will allow them to do research in several Indian cities, including Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Vadodara and Kochi.  The research will be extended later to Northern and Eastern cities as well.  In India, the project is based at Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship & Democracy, Bangalore.  Professor Siddharth Swaminathan (Azim Premji University), an annual visitor to CCSA and Watson Institute, is the third academician associated with the project, in addition to Heller and Varshney.

Read more about the Jana-Brown Citizenship Index (JB-CI) project.