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Sailen Routray

Sailen Routray is a researcher, writer and translator based in Bhubaneswar. His interests lie in the anthropology of development and governance, food studies, vernacular urbanisms, educational alternatives, life writing and the contemporary history of Odisha. He has translated across Odia, Hindi and English, including the education classic Deschooling Society by Ivan Illich, essays of Arundhati Roy, Odia modernist poetry and children’s literature. He blogs at