Research and training institute for natural, social and technology fields
Expertise: Sociology. Research interests are in the areas of sociology of
development, poverty analysis, technology impact assesment, urban
sociology, law and governance, and clmate change.
Professional/ Work Experience: I obtained a Ph.D in sociology from the University of Hyderabad. My
dissertation work was published by Oxford University Press as
""Collective Violence in a Provincial City"". I have worked for the
International Crops Research Institute for the Semiarid Tropics
(1995-97), and have been based at the Department of Humanities and
Social Sciences, at the IIT Bombay since 1997. I have carried out
research projects in the areas of urban violence, socieconomic and
environmental impacts of technology, poverty, and impacts of climate
Affiliation: 1. Indian Sociological Society 2. Indian Society for Agricultural
Economics 3. International Association for the Study of Common Property
4. Commission on Folk Law and Legal Pluralism, International Union of
Ethnological and Anthropological Sciences 5. Research Fellow, Resource
Management in Asia Pacific Program, Australian National university
Geo Interest: South Asia, specifically India. Also South East Asia. More generally interested in problems of developing countries.
GDN Subject Interests: Agriculture and Farming Systems | Climate Change | Impact Evaluation | Participatory Planning | Judicial and Legal Reform | Microfinance
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