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Robin Jeffrey, faha, fassa, taught school in India from 1967-9 and completed a doctorate in Indian history at Sussex University in 1973. He taught for 25 years in the Politics Program at La Trobe University in Melbourne, worked twice at ANU in Canberra and has lived for six years in India between 1967 and 2019. His most recent book, co-authored with Assa Doron, is Waste of a Nation: Garbage and Growth in India (Harvard University Press, 2018). He and Doron published The Great Indian Phone Book in 2013. He is the author of The Decline of Nair Dominance (1976), What’s Happening to India? (1986), Politics, Women and Well-Being (1992), India’s Newspaper Revolution (2000) and Media and Modernity (2010). He an emeritus professor of La Trobe University and ANU and a visiting research professor at the Institute of South Asian Studies, Singapore..