Nilu Damle graduated from Dayanand-Shahu College,
Latur, and Marathwada University, Aurangabad. In a long career
as a researcher, journalist and writer, he has worked (for the
ICSSR) on projects relating to the Trade union movement and to
Rural Development, and on Grass Roots efforts and the Right to
Information (for the Institute
for Development Studies
, Sussex University UK). He has published
features in English, Hindi and Marathi in a wide range of journals.
He has produced and presented 25 programmes
for Mumbai TV, with Vijay Tendulkar, and has contributed to and
compered many programmes for All India Radio. He has traveled
extensively in India. and south Asia and in East and South East
Asia, the Middle East and Europe and the United States He has
lectured at leading academic institutioins in Mumbai including
Mumbai University Marathwada University and Shivaji University.
Nilu Damle has been actively involved in social
organizations in Maharashtra and the Socialist movement in Maharashtra
and India. He has been associated with some of the leading politicians
and cultural and social activists of contemporary India. He has
written several books on the media and on agricultural and rural
development, and has published three novels.
As Research Associate for the Media South Asia
Project, he conducted surveys and wrote reports on the impact
of the broadcast media in Maharashtra and Varanasi.
Manmala Tank Road,
Mumbai 400 016