Dr Ravi Raman, Member, State Planning Board was formerly a senior fellow at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi. He was also a Director, Institute of Applied Manpower Research, Planning Commission and a visiting fellow in Oxford, Cambridge and Manchester for varying periods. He is also honorary research fellow in the Department of Development Studies, SOAS, London and affiliated researcher on Egalitarianism, University of Bergen. He works on a range of themes with a focus on agrarian and labour studies, social movements, policy and development, business and labour history and environmental studies. He is the author of Global Capital and Peripheral Labour (Routledge, 2010/2012/2015), editor of Development, Democracy and the State (Routledge, 2010) and Corporate Social Responsibility (with Ronnie Lipschutz) (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010) and has contributed to journals such as Review of International Political Economy, Review of Radical Political Economics,Nature and Culture, Social Analysis; Sociology; Organisation and Harvard-Cambridge journals such as Business History Review and Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society. He is in charge of transport, labour and labour welfare, public works and civil supplies in the State Planning Board.