PhD scholar in Social Anthropology, SOAS, University of London

I'm currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Social Anthropology at SOAS, University of London on a full scholarship (SOAS Research Studentship). My research pertains to governance and democratisation in postcolonial India.

I have previously worked as a journalist/communications professional in India for a period spanning ten years. My bylines have appeared in leading Indian English language publications, mostly in The Hindu, Biblio-A Review of Books and Frontline magazine.


  • –present
    Ph.D. student in Social Anthropology , SOAS, University of London
  • 2014–2018
    Senior Assistant Editor, The Hindu


  • 2012 
    School of Oriental and African Studies, London , MA in Social Anthropology of Development

Grants and Contracts

  • 2018
    SOAS Research Studentship
    Funding Source:
    School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow, Royal Anthropological Institute