Carol Upadhya is Professor at the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) Bengaluru. A social anthropologist, she studies a range of social transformations in contemporary India, including processes of spatial and social mobility,the globalisation of cities and provincial towns and the urbanisation of rural landscapes; speculative land and real estate markets and their implications for local communities; and skilling, labour migration, and employment. She recently completed an ethnographic monograph on the Indian software industry, Reengineering India: Work, Capital, and Class in an Offshore Economy (Oxford University Press, 2016). Upadhya earlier co-directed the Provincial Globalisation research programme. She has received research grants from the National Science Foundation (USA), Azim Premji Foundation, Indian Council for Social Science Research (ICSSR), WOTRO Science for Global Development of the NWO, Netherlands, and the Indo-Dutch Programme on Alternatives in Development (Netherlands). She has been a visiting scholar at Central European University, Budapest, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Goettingen, and the International Institute of Asian Studies, Amsterdam. Upadhya is an Editorial Advisor for the journal Contributions to Indian Sociology. Prior to joining NIAS, Prof. Upadhya taught in the PG Department of Sociology at SNDT Women’s University in Mumbai.