I am a Professor of History, University of Delhi. I have authored and edited about ten volumes. History of Precolonial India: Issues and Debates (with Hermann Kulke) (2018) and The Making of Regions in Indian History: Society, State and Identity in Premodern Odisha (2020) are among my recent publications.
I have been Dean International Relations, Delhi University (2007-11), Secretary, Indian History Congress (2006-09) and Council Member, Indian Council of Historical Research (2008-14). I was associated with the German Research Council’s (DFG) Orissa Research Project (1999-2005). I have served as President, Ancient India, Indian History Congress (2003) and at several regional History Congresses. I have been on the Editorial Board of Indian Historical Review, Studies in People’s History and Proceedings of the Indian History Congress.