Aruna Kumar Monditoka teaches Development Studies at Dr B. R. Ambedkar University, New Delhi, India. He was Visiting Fellow at CESS, Hyderabad, and worked on Forest Governance in Andhra Pradesh. He obtained his PhD from the Department of Political Science, University of Hyderabad. His doctoral thesis wass on Local Governance in Scheduled Areas in Andhra Pradesh, and his MPhil thesis was on Land Disputes Between Tribals and Non-Tribals in Andhra Pradesh. His areas of interest include decentralisation, tribal rights, NGOs, rural development, and natural resource management.He was Country Director for India on a project titled Labour Migration in India, with the City University of New York, USA, and also Programme Manager for the Byrraju foundation, Andhra Pradesh.Aruna Kumar Monditoka has been working on tribal issues in India in general and Andhra Pradesh in particular. He has published various articles on tribal land rights and tribal governance. Two of his books—one from Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK, and another from the Cambridge Foundation—on tribal land alienation in Andhra Pradesh, are forthcoming.