Anthropology | Humanities and Social Sciences
Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, Palaj
Gujarat, India 382355
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Office: AB 4/327
I am an environmental anthropologist. My research focuses on the dynamics of human-animals relations in the Indian Himalayas and to examine people-nature relations. My ongoing and long term research aims is to understand people-nature relations and how local and global forces shape these relations leading to collaborations and conflicts among different interest groups. My core areas of research are Environment and Society, Human-Animal relations, Conservation and Sustainable Development and Human dimensions in Wildlife Conservation.
My interest, for some time, has been, to understand the worldview of indigenous people living along the Sino-India border. For my Masters' and PhD, I carried out field work among the Mishmis of Arunachal Pradesh. A project to study human-animal conflict in and around Itanagar wildlife sanctuary got me interested in indigenous hunting practices and then motivated me to move to anthropology. Before doing PhD (Anthropology) in National University of Singapore, I was trained in wildlife sciences (Wildlife Institute of India) and anthropology, environment and development (University College London,UK).