Mukulika Banerjee is Director, South Asia Centre and Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the London School of Economics & Political Science. Her research focuses on the intersection of the social and the political in understanding human behaviour in South Asia. Her most recent book is Why India Votes? (2014). She is currently completing a manuscript based on 15 years of ethnographic data on rural voters and their multivalent engagement with elections and democracy in West Bengal.