Lecturer in Politics and Religions, Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion, Lancaster University

My research focuses on the relationship between religion and politics in modern South Asia.

In particular, my work brings history into dialogue with anthropology in order to consider Hindu devotional traditions of service and Hindu nationalism.

I am very interested in how Hinduism and Hindu nationalism relate to beef consumption, conversion, and 'love-Jihad' in modern India. Especially how non-elite actors think about these issues.

I am currently writing a monograph on the means by which Hindu nationalism emerges in everyday spaces as a conservative project of moral reform.

Experience

  • –present
    Lecturer in Politics and Religions, Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion, Lancaster University