"My research interrogates the judicial and constitutional epistemology of caste and carelessness before the implementation of the Mandal Commission Report, 1990. It also engages with the historical and philosophical foundation of the political discourse on caste and classlessness by locating a critique of modern-secular political discourse, which created a vital space for making wide-reaching claims over the idea of citizenship, equality, and justice. One of the key focus areas of my work is how the law operates as a discursive practice and as a text, where the legal application of logic is grounded in socially constructed narratives."
"My research delves into the dynamics of religious processes during the Early Medieval Period of Indian History. Specifically, it explores the evolution of Buddhism through an examination of its textual and visual landscapes. Thereby, enquiring into the complexities of religious boundaries, interactions, exchanges, assimilations, and conflicts. A significant aspect of these inquiries is the scrutiny of gender relations, both in terms of societal practices and within mythological narratives. Furthermore, the investigation extends to the formation of Tibetan Buddhism, probing into the methods of transmission, modes of acceptance, and the interactive processes between Buddhists and non-Buddhist Tibetan traditions."
"My area of specialisation is the social history of pre-colonial Kerala (which includes certain parts of the present-day state of Tamilnadu). The focus is on the everyday lives of the people in the region during pre-colonial times, to be specific familial relationships and the structure of households, both patrilineal and matrilineal. Thereby understanding the gender relations in society, how these are represented in the literary traditions, and the transformation and continuity of social institutions such as kinship and marriage practices in the region between the 9th to 17th Centuries."
"I have worked on the larger process of political transition in Eighteenth-Century India, with an emphasis on legitimacy, political culture, and gender relations in the state of Awadh. I have explored the harem as a crucible for a political transition in Awadh. Besides teaching and researching history, I am also interested in community engagement, observing, analysing and documenting processes at the grassroots using the Participatory Research method. My broader research interest lies in historical processes and their impact on the social locations of class, caste, and gender."