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Associate Professor
Department of Cross-Field Research

Research Specialization Cultural anthropology, South Asian Studies
Individual Research Projects The study on Substance Theory and the Concept of Race in South Asia


2019 “Blood and Egg: Making relatedness in third-party assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs) in India”, XI AFIN International Conference, Granada University, Granada, India, 2019.9. 4-6.
2018 ‘The Formation of class in Modern Maharashtra: Birth control movements and the emergence of new middle class’ JSPS bilateral seminar on ‘Caste formation in Modern India’, Sabitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, India, 2018.03.05-6.
2017 “From Caste to Class: Formation of Social identity in Birth Control Movements in Modern Maharashtra” JSPS bilateral seminar on ‘Caste formation in Modern India’, Sabitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, India, 2017.03.7-8.
2015 “Searching for a Meaningful Life: Experiences of Education and Society work of Senior Chitpāvan Women”, Workshop on Hearing Women’s Voices: Senior Women’s Recollection of Every-day Life in South Asia, Kyoto University, Kyoto, 5-6 November, 2015.
2015 “At lease we’ ve done a Good thing”: Commercialisation of funeral rites in Contemporary India”(ICAS9), Adelaide, Australia, 8 July 2015.
2015 ‘Traditional Childbirth and the View of Body in India’, The Locality of “Health”: Traditional/Folk Medicine, People’s Health and the Environment, NIHU Ecohealth Project, Kyoto International Conference Centre, Kyoto, Japan, 3.22.
2015 ‘The Cultural Formation of Assisted Reproductive Technology in India’, Seminar at the Centre for the South Asian Studies, Edinburgh University, Edinburgh, U.K, 2.26.
2013 ‘Uncertain Bodies and Bodily experiences in Birth Control Movements in India’, the 8th International Convention of Asian Scholars (ICAS8), Macau, China, 6.24-27.2013.
2012 ‘Commercial surrogacy and Cross-border reproductive tourism in Asia’, 11th iCSi international conference, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, 9.1.2012.
2011 ‘Talking about Sexuality: Birth Control Movements and People’s responses in local magazines in Colonial India’, International Symposium on Media and Power in Contemporary South Asia, National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, 12.17-18. 2011.
2011 ‘From Birth Control Movements to Family Planning Projects: When ‘Social’ becomes ‘National”, Asian Association Society(AAS)/ICAS7 joint conference, Hawaii Convention Centre, Honolulu, U.S.A, 3.31-4.3. 2011.
2010 ‘Solving ‘Family’ Problems: Religious Practices amongst Middle Classes in Cotemporary India’, International Symposium on ‘Cities in South India’, National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, 7.18-21. 2010.
2009 ‘The Community of Sufferers: Goddess Cult as a Loose Solidarity in Rural India’, the 6th International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS), Daejong, Korea, 8.6-9. 2009.
2009 ‘Cultural Modes of Emotions: Gendered sufferings and Childlessness in Indian Society’, Feminist Research Method, Stockholm University, Sweden, 2.4-6. 2009.
2006 ‘Gender, Caste and Childlessness: Religious treatment seeking behavior in Rural India’, Gender and Spiritual Praxis in Asian Context, Lancaster University, U.K. 11.23-25. 2006.
2005 ‘The Politics of Love: What forms do ‘love’ and ‘intimacy’ take?’, the 2nd Global Conference on Sex and Sexuality: Exploring Critical Issues, Vienna, Austria, 11.30-12.2. 2005.
2005 ‘Infertility as a Site of Contestation: A Study of social practices for remedy in Maharashtra’, The 11th International Conference on Maharashtra: Culture and Society, Tokyo, 8.22-24. 2005.
2003 ‘Immunization of Smallpox in British India: A Historical Perspective’, the 5th All Maharashtra Oriental Research Conference, Goa, India, 11.30-12.1. 2003.