Areas of Interest: Political Sociology, Sociological Theory, Comparative and Historical Sociology, and Culture
My primary research interest is in studying the changing relation between objective social structures and subjective point of view. I have developed new insights on how the two reproduce and transform each other by studying the history of changing political structure and political elite’s subjectivity in India during the 1919-1984 period. In my research, I use both qualitative and quantitative research methods such as Textual, Multiple Correspondence, Social Network and Regression Analysis. I am currently engaged with meta-theoretical debates on the ontological assumptions and epistemological strategies for conducting sociological analysis. In my forthcoming work on state, politics and social movements in India, I aim to empirically demonstrate the relevance of engaging with these debates in order to develop a deeper and more precise comprehension of the relation between political actors’ subjective point of view and structural conditions of their world.
2014 Ph.D., Sociology, Rutgers University
2001 MA, Sociology, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
1998 BS, Physics, University of Delhi, India