Ashok R Chandran is a book editor and writer. He serves as the List Editor of the Kerala Scholars eGroup. He is writing a biography of the social activist PT Bhaskara Panicker.
Ashok was Senior Commissioning Editor at SAGE Publications, where his chief task was to identify manuscripts for publication, and shape books in consultation with authors. He was also involved in producing and marketing the books acquired or commissioned. Before joining publishing, Ashok was member of consultancy teams to international development agencies on policy analysis, impact assessment and programme evaluation.
Ashok occasionally writes opinion, feature and satire articles in print media. His articles have appeared in The Hindu, The New Indian Express, The Hindu Business Line, Business Standard, The Pioneer and DNA. He writes a column on Kerala media studies in Media magazine.
Ashok is a postgraduate in Development Studies from London School of Economics (LSE), and in Politics with specialisation in International Relations, from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi.