I am an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences in the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee.
Hailing from a liminal region, that is neither coastal nor hinterland, in Odisha, I have lived, studied, and/or worked in the states of Jharkhand, Delhi, Karnataka, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Uttarakhand.
I secured my doctoral degree from the University of Hyderabad (2019) and have since worked on the intersection of Marxist debates on capitalist development, political subjectivity and environmental and social justice.
I work and teach primarily on themes relating to agrarian change, political ecology and the informal sector.
Photograph: Upper Ganga Canal aqueduct on the Solani River, Roorkee