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John R. Wood Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

John R. Wood is Professor Emeritus of the Department of Political Science, University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver. He taught Comparative Politics with a special focus on India at UBC for 36 years and was Founder/Director of its Centre for India and South Asia Research. Throughout his career, he was involved with the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (SICI) which promotes academic exchange and research collaboration between India and Canada. He served as the Resident Director at SICI’s India Office (New Delhi) between 1973–75, 1989–90 and 2004–06. He was the author of The Politics of Water Resources Development in India—The Narmada Dam Controversy (SAGE, 2007) and co-translator/editor of The Autobiography of Indulal Yagnik (2012).