Rudolf C. Heredia is an independent writer and researcher based in Mumbai. He has a PhD in Sociology and taught sociology at St Xavier’s College, Mumbai, where he was the founder director of the Social Science Centre. His interests include issues related to religion, education and globalization. Some of his earlier publications include Changing Gods: Rethinking Conversion in India (2007); and Taking Sides: Reservation Quotas and Minority Rights (2012), among others. .