Biswajit Mohanty is Associate Professor in the department of political science, Deshbandhu College, University of Delhi, India. Before pursuing forced migration as specialised area he was engaged in election studies. He is the Delhi co-ordinator for CSDS-Lokniti network that undertakes periodic pre- and post-poll surveys. His important articles on election survey include Delhi: the local matters, and Delhi Elections: Mandate for policy consonance in Suhash Palsikar, K C Suri and Yogendra Yadav ed. Party Competition in Indian states. His recent writing on forced migration include Recounting Double Exception in Kalinganagar, published in International Journal for Border and Migration Studies.