Ashok Acharya is a Professor in the Department of Political Science and a Fellow of the Developing Countries Research Centre, University of Delhi. He received his Ph. D. from the University of Toronto. His areas of interest lie in contemporary political theory, including issues of social justice, rights and diversity, comparative inquiries in political philosophy, and cosmopolitan ethics and politics. He is actively engaged in creating a network of academic activists, development practitioners and NGOs in South Asia.