• Ph.D. (Social Work), Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
  • M.Phil. (Social Work), Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
  • MA (Social Work), Delhi School of Social Work, University of Delhi

Research Interests

Dalit women; Youth; Higher education; Intersectionality; Agency

Professional activities/awards

  • Qualified Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship, April 2007
  • Qualified UGC JRF-NET in Social Work, June 2007
  • Qualified UGC JRF-NET in Women Studies, December 2008


Book Chapter

  • ‘Negotiating with Patriarchy and access to higher education in Supurna Banerjee and Nandini Ghosh (ed.) Caste and Gender in Contemporary India: Power, Privilege and Politics, Routledge, London, 2018.
  • (with Annie Namala) ‘The Rights of Socially Excluded Children to Education’ National Right to Education Forum, Stock taking Report 2016-17.

Research Articles

  • Dalit Girls and Sexual Harassment in the University, Indian Journal of Gender Studies, volume: 27 issue: 1, page(s): 33-54

Book Review

  • Book review of ‘Women heroes and Dalit assertion in North India (Cultural subordination and the Dalit challenge, by Badri Narayan published in Sociological Bulletin, Vol. 56, No. 3 (September-December) 2007.