NANDINI SUNDAR is professor of sociology at the Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University. Her current research interests include the study of democracy, popular engagement with constitutionalism in India, student movements, and academic freedom. Sundar’s recent publications include, “The Burning Forest: India’s War in Bastar” (Verso 2019), “Civil Wars in South Asia: State, Sovereignty, Development” (co-edited with Aparna Sundar, Sage 2014). She has been engaged in human rights litigation with indigenous communities against counterinsurgency and writes regularly for the media on contemporary issues.