Vishal Jamkar

Born in a picturesque small town in coastal Maharashtra, Vishal travelled places and themes to find meaning of his identity in relation to society, and he is yet to arrive at any shore. Vishal is a technocrat turned community-mobiliser turned researcher working on issues of caste, indigeneity, forest, and livelihoods – especially how these identities and themes get subsumed in broad growth and development paradigms.   

Vishal has worked with a non-profit in India, PRADAN, and with indigenous and Dalit women’s federations and cooperatives in Central India. He is currently pursuing his graduate studies from Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota.