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Professor and Director, Centre for African Studies, University of Mumbai, University of Mumbai

I have been teaching at the Centre for African Studies since 2000. My areas of research are India- Africa engagements through trade and investments, food security, South- South Cooperation, Diasporas, Migration

My recent books are;

1.The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary International Political Economy
Editors: Shaw, T.M., Mahrenbach, L.C., Modi, R., Yi-Chong, X. (Eds.)

2.South- South Cooperation: Africa on the Centre Stage ( ed. Palgrave Macmillan, 2011)
3. Agricultural Development and Food Security in Africa: the Impact of Chinese, Indian and Brazilian investments ( co-ed with Fantu Cheru, Zed publishers, 2013)


  • –present
    Lecturer in African Studies, Centre for African Studies, University of Mumbai, India


  • 1981 
    Lady Shree Ram College for Women, Delhi University, Honours in Political Science