Ashish Bose (b. 1930) is Honorary (Emeritus) Professor at the Institute of Economic Growth, New Delhi, where he headed the Population Research Centre for several years. Through his long academic career, he has lectured extensively on demography across the world and has taught at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, the National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie and the National Defence College, New Delhi. A member of several government commissions on population and development issues, Bose has also been a keen participant in international conferences on these issues in India and abroad. The author and editor of over twenty-five books, he has been a regular contributor to the Economic and Political Weekly, Health for the Millions and Power Politics. Ashish Bose lives in New Delhi with his wife.