Prof Ashoke Chatterjee has served a range of development institutions in India and overseas. He has been involved with work in the sectors of drinking water, sanitation, disability, livelihoods and education, as well as artisans. Chatterjee received his education at Woodstock School (Mussoorie), St Stephen’s College and Miami University (Ohio). He was Hon President of the Crafts Council of India for over twenty years and continues to serve CCI as its Hon Advisor. Other current affiliations include the Prabhat Education Foundation for children with special needs, Utthan, the Centre for Heritage Management (Ahmedabad University), the India Foundation for the Arts (Bangalore), Madras Crafts Foundation, Centre for Environment Education, and Gandhi Ashram. Chatterjee is the author of Dances of the Golden Hall and Rising. He continues to assist design education in India and Pakistan.