Academic Programmes

5-Year B.A., LL.B. (Hons.)




  • Ph.D. in Development Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, 2014 – 2019
  • Visiting Research Student, Department of Gender Studies, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), 2017
  • M.Sc. in Development Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, 2002-2003
  • M.A. Personnel Management and Industrial Relations, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, 1998-2000
  • B.A. Economics, St. Xavier’s College, University of Mumbai, 1995 – 1998

Positions Held

  • 2021: Postdoctoral Associate, National Institute for Advanced Studies
  • 2020 – 2021: Visiting Fellow, Institute for Human Development, August 2017 Class Faculty, Summer School, London School of Economics and Political Sciences, London
  • 2007 – 2014: Independent Consultant and Researcher
  • 2005 – 2007: South Asia Campaigns and Policy Researcher
  • 2004 – 2005: Programme Officer, Asia South Pacific Association for Basic and Adult Education
  • 2000 – 2001: Asst. Human Resources Manager and Management Trainee, Coca-Cola India


Journal Articles

2021 Universal Entitlements: Food Mountains and Pandemic Hunger in India, Indian Journal of Human Development (forthcoming)

2021 Book Review: The Dravidian Years: Politics and Welfare in Tamil Nadu, Social Change, 51(2)
2021 Book Review: Louise Tillin: Indian Federalism, Contemporary South Asia, 29(2), 305-306
2019 Book Review: Katrine Marçal: Who Cooked Adam Smith’s Dinner: A Story About Women and Economics, Indian Journal of Human Development, 13(2), 233-238
2018 Religion and Female-Male Ratios in India, Indian Journal of Human Development, 12(3), 441-452
2018 Eating together: Commensality to end gender discrimination in household food distribution, UNSCN News 43, United Nations System Standing, Committee on Nutrition, 52-54
2016 Towards Equality in Healthcare: Trends over Two Decades, Economic and Political Weekly, 51(12), 24-26

Book Chapters:

2021 Stunted Food Security: Time for Universal Entitlements in Varying Dimensions of India’s National Security – Emerging Perspectives (eds. Behera, A), Springer (forthcoming)

2015 Food Security: India from a Global Perspective in ‘Food security and Food Production (eds Reddy, S), Cambridge Scholars Publishers, UK