My research interests lie in agrarian political economy, sociology of economic relations, regional development, neoliberalism, and India and South Asia.
I am currently working with Prof. Bhaskar Vira on the TIGR2ESS Programme. I am involved in studying the opportunities and constraints for different stakeholders across geographical regions towards creating sustainable agricultural change in India.
My doctoral work focused on the reconfiguration of agrarian accumulation in India under liberalisation. Framed within critical agrarian political economy, the research investigated the accumulation strategies of capitalist farmers in the north-western state of Punjab. In this, it studied how they negotiated traders and corporate firms across multiple commodity markets, land and credit markets and non-agricultural investment opportunities. The research was significant for the understanding of both contemporary processes of agrarian change in India and the nature of actually existing neoliberalism. I have previously also conducted research on the political economy of livelihoods of indigenous populations in the Western Ghats.