Dr Diego Maiorano is a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow at the Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies and the School of Politics and International Relations, University of Nottingham. His research focuses on India's politics and development and on political and economic change in developing countries, with special reference to the themes of poverty and inequality. His current research focuses on India’s largest anti-poverty program, the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act. The objective of the project is to look at whether and in what ways the program is contributing to changing power relations in India’s countryside. His PhD thesis has been published as Autumn of the Matriarch – Indira Gandhi’s Final Term in Office (Hurst/Oxford University Press/Harper Collins, 2015).