The imprints of politics of development, social movements of marginalized sections like women, lower castes and minorities around me struggling to ensure survival and demanding inclusions in the democratic processes, made me question the givens of ‘development’ and ‘democracy’ and I decided to study politics in the context of scarce resources and inequalities as my major research area. I hold B.A. in Political Science from Fergusson College, Pune, India, and M.A. in Environmental Politics from School of Politics, International Relations and Environment at University of Keele, UK and M. Phil. in Political Science from University of Pune, India. Prior to Ph. D. studies, I worked with the Forum for Policy Dialogue on Water Conflicts in India (http://waterconflictforum.org/) on water conflicts and gender issues in the water sector.
Social movements around water
Water in politics of development
Women and water justice