I am faculty in the Department of Political Science, South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University Germany. My most recent research explores the why, how and what of institutional change by examining the evolution of Right to Information Act in India. This research engages with historical institutionalism and theories of institutional change. I am sensitive to both area and history . I have strong faith in field oriented research, some of which is reflected in my field based work on Andhra Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal. Prior to my academic engagement, I was working in Social Developmental sector in India, where I served as the National Coordinator of a policy think tank called Social Watch.

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