I am a doctoral student in Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies at York University. My research interests include critical transnational feminist, and postcolonial theories, women’s movements in India and their interaction with the postcolonial state, gendered citizenship practices, religious communities in India, migration and marriage practices, and more recently, the South Asian diaspora in Canada. My previous research has looked at violence against women abandoned by their non-resident Indian husbands within India as well as the role of law in women’s lives in India through the multiple constructions of public/private. I spent several years working with a feminist autonomous organization in New Delhi and I have taught at Delhi University.
Keywords: Critical transnational feminist and postcolonial theories; women’s movements in India; gendered citizenship practices; religious communities in India; migration and marriage practices; South Asian diaspora