Arun Kumar

Arun Kumar profile

Arun Kumar has worked with social purpose organisations for more than two decades. Through the lens of social justice and non-violence, Arun has engaged with issues of marginalisation, both, in urban and rural spaces. He develops programmes and strengthens organisations invested in holistic development of communities on the margins. A student of Historical-Sociology, Arun obtained his doctorate from Binghamton University, USA; has authored three books and several articles. He writes stories for children and poems for adults, and makes documentary films.

Articles by Arun Kumar

A person holding a vaccine bottle and syringe-picture courtesy-Flickr

May 25, 2021
India’s COVID-19 vaccine drive is excluding millions of citizens
The government's recently published guidelines for vaccinating vulnerable groups are inadequate, and risk excluding the very people they are meant to benefit.

April 28, 2020
Making the poor pay
A surveillance camera_Carlos Twose - Flickr

April 21, 2020
Data and privacy in the times of COVID-19
As donors seek reports on nonprofit relief efforts, questions around data and dignity are more relevant now than ever.
person addressing rally-political individual

January 2, 2020
Is sustainable development possible without an accountable government?
The forced depoliticisation of civil society has compromised our ability to build a democratic society.
in balance

April 11, 2019
Are social change and scale mutually exclusive?
"As the clarion call for scale increases in volume, it is worth always asking, what is it we want to scale? And how will it enable social change for those who have been kept at the bottom of the pyramid?"
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