"The Indian state is nothing but a paper tiger": For an anthropology of the bureaucratic state

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Nayanika Mathur is Associate Professor in the Anthropology of South Asia and Fellow of Wolfson College at the University of Oxford. She is the author of Paper Tiger: Law, Bureaucracy and the Developmental State in Himalayan India (Cambridge University Press, 2016) that won the Sharon Stephens book prize by the American Ethnological Society (AES) in 2017. She is co-editor of Remaking the Public Good: For a New Anthropology of Bureaucracy (Cambridge Journal of Anthropology, 2015) and is currently writing a book on human-big cat relations in South Asia.