A historian of Modern Indian History, presently I am serving as the Professor at the Department of History, University of Delhi. My research and teaching engages with Social History of Uttar Pradesh; Artisanal practices, skill and Caste, Identity formation, Popular Culture, Gandhian Philosophy and Indian Nationalism. Have published several research papers in Journals like Indian Economic and Social History Review, Economic and Political Weekly, Indian Historical Review, Studies in History and several Conference Proceedings. My monograph Weaving Hierarchies: Handloom Weavers in Early Twentieth Century United Provinces has just been published by the primus Books.
I have been recipient of Professor Partha Sarathi Gupta Memorial Prize for the best research paper in the Modern Indian History in 2007 and Dr. I.G. Khan Memorial Prize for the best paper on the History of Science and Technology by the Indian History Congress in 2012 and the International Travel Grant by the International Institute of Social History (IISH) Amsterdam, Netherlands. Presently acting as the Deputy Coordinator, UGC-Centre for Advance Study (UGC-CAS-II) Programme, Department of History, University of Delhi.