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Associate Professor and Head, Department of Political Science, Maulana Azad National Urdu University

I am presently working as Associate Professor and Head, Department of Political Science at Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU), Hyderabad, India. I was awarded Ph.D. from Aligarh Muslim University. I regularly write opinion pieces in the newspapers, magazines and online portals of repute like The Tribune, The Statesman, Deccan Herald, New Indian Express, Tehelka, Firspost, The Citizen, Countercurrents, and so on. Before joining MANUU, I served at National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Cuttack, Aligarh Muslim University, and KIIT University, Bhubaneswar.


  • 2015–present
    Associate professor, Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad, India
  • 2009–2015
    Assistant Professor, National Law University Odisha, Cuttack, India
  • 2007–2009
    Assistant Professor, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, India
  • 2005–2007
    Lecturer, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India


  • 2008 
    Aligarh Muslim University, India, Ph.D.
  • 2001 
    Aligarh Muslim University, India, MA in Political Science


  • 2016
    Decline of Parliamentary Governance, Rostrum Law Review
  • 2016
    Dissenting Opinions of Judges in the Supreme Court of India, Economic and Political Weekly
  • 2014
    Politics of Economics: A Study of Foreign Direct Investment in India since Independence, Colloquium Opus
  • 2014
    Logic of Constitutionalism and Islam: Resolving the Invented Misconceptions, NLUO Law Journal
  • 2014
    Evaluating the Institutional Decline of Indian Parliament, Journal of Social and Political Studies
  • 2010
    Electoral Dynamics of Caste and Community in India,
  • 2008
    Youth and the Communal Agenda in India, Future Islam
  • 2007
    Muslim Voters in the Political Context of UP, Indian Journal of Politics
  • 2006
    Interrogating Electoral Behavior of Muslims in Uttar Pradesh, Indian Journal of Politics
  • 2006
    Consociationalism in India, Indian Journal of Politics
  • 2005
    Understanding Political Dynamics of Oppressed Castes, Indian Journal of Politics
  • 2004
    Untouchables, Indian Journal of Politics

Grants and Contracts

  • 2016
    Minor Research Grants
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:

Professional Memberships

  • American Political Science Association
  • International Political Science Association