Vinod Raina

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    A theoretical physicist, resigned his job from Delhi University in 1982 to work full time at grass roots in the areas of education and rural development. With like minded people, has helped to evolve the People’s Science Movement, something unique in India, that attempts to empower people to plan and implement their own developmental ideas and needs, so as to reverse the trickle-down paradigm of development. Has worked in developing alternative school curriculum for rural areas, edited a children’s magazine and a developmental news feature service. Helped conceive a major regional project, and was the main editor of the outcome, a book titled ‘The Dispossessed Victims of Development in Asia’, published by the Asian Regional Exchange for New Alternatives (ARENA), Hong Kong, of which he is a board member. Has worked closely with the Bhopal Gas Tragedy victims and with the Narmada Dams movement. Has been a Homi Bhabha Fellow, a senior Fellow at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library and is a Honorary Fellow of the Indian Science Writers Association. Lives in the city of Bhopal in India.

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