This book develops an argument for the power of collective identity as an impetus for state prioritization of social welfare.
Prerna Singh is the Mahatma Gandhi Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Brown University, Rhode Island where she is also a faculty fellow at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs. Prior to joining Brown, she taught in the Department of Government at Harvard University, Massachusetts. Singh has received numerous fellowships from the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, the Center for Advanced Study for India (CASI) at the University of Pennsylvania, and the American Institute of Indian Studies. Her articles have been published in several journals, including World Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Comparative Politics, World Development, and Studies in Comparative International Development. Singh is the co-editor of Routledge Handbook of Indian Politics (2013).