I am a historian of Medieval Indian History and early modern South Asia, presently working as Professor of History at my alma mater University of Delhi. My research and teaching interest includes social history of Jain community, religious thought and practices, gender and society, identity formation, environment and society, popular culture and resistance. My recent monograph Identity, Community and State: The Jains under the Mughals, has been published from Primus Books. I have also has published several research papers in journals such as Indian Historical Review, Studies in History, Social Scientist etc.
Apart from being a two time winner of Professor J.S. Grewal award for best research paper in Medieval Indian History by the Indian History Congress in 2004 & 2013, I have also been recipient of UGC Raman Fellowship award for Post Doctoral Research in United States of America (2013-14) and honorary fellowship at the Center for South Asia at the University Of Wisconsin- Madison USA (2013). Have the honour of Travel Grants from the International Institute of Social History (IISH) Amsterdam, Netherlands and the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgesellschaft) Bonn. Till recently served as fellow of CST library scholars programme of Claremont School of Theology, California, USA.