Carol Breckenridge (1942-2009) was a major contributor to the founding of PUKAR. As a historian of India and as a passionate researcher on Mumbai, she was tireless in sharpening PUKAR’s mission, in energizing and guiding its projects and in supporting its leaders and members, while insisting on the highest standards of integrity in all our efforts
Arjun Appadurai is the Goddard Professor in Media, Culture and Communication at New York University, where he is also Senior Fellow at the Institute for Public Knowledge. He is a Senior Research Partner at the Max-Planck Institute for Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Gottingen. He was previously Senior Advisor for Global Initiatives at The New School in New York City, where he also held a Distinguished Professorship as the John Dewey Distinguished Professor in the Social Sciences. Arjun Appadurai was the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at The New School from 2004-2006. He was formerly the William K. Lanman Jr. Professor of International Studies, Professor of Anthropology, and Director of the Center on Cities and Globalization at Yale University. Appadurai is the founder and now an advisor of PUKAR (Partners for Urban Knowledge Action and Research) in Mumbai, India.