Current MPhil and PhD students pursuing projects on South Asia
Politicians and Bureaucrats in Pakistan - A Special Relationship: Power and Patronage in Comparative Perspective (Working Title)
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Driving growth in post Liberalization India – the role of the state.
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Organizing Transnational Yoga in the UK & India: Institutionalization, Globalization & Complexity.
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‘Cockfight in Tune: Reading Nations, Communities and Performance in the “Bengali” Kobigaan’
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The Manichaean-Sogdian Parable Book. Text Edition and Literary Analysis.
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Escaping the Na(rra)tive: Influences and framing of Asian iconography in performance art in Britain, 1960-90.
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Belief and Benevolence: A Case Study of Muslim Women Activists in London
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Neti neti - the Search for the Ultimate Principle in the Vedic Upanisads
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How are water and aquatic fauna fetishised in Sanskrit courtly literature, and to what extent does this erotic language politicise 'love' and 'the body' and reinforce sacred kingship?
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Redefining Pakistan: Mapping Deobandi institutional responses to nationalism and the nation-state from Zia to Musharraf.
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Family Law Reform in Bangladesh: The Need for a Culture-Specific Legal System
Exploring Hindi cinema as a tool for fostering pro-social dialogue in rural India.
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Representations of sexuality, consumerism and crime as objects of fear in the Indian mass media
Inherent conflict within Muslim succession personal law in India
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Spaces for negotiation and mass action: an anthropological study of Jan Swasthya Abhiyan (People’s Health Movement), the National Rural Health Mission and the right to health movement in India
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Enskilment in a South Indian classical dance form Knowledge transmission and improvisation skills in Bharatanatyam
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The Exploration of the Idea of Emanation through the Comparison between the Islamic and Indian Philosophies with Special Reference to Ibn Sīnā and Abhinavagupta.
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The Ontological Positions of the Buddha in the discourses of the Pali Nikayas.
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Changing state-society relations in late nineteenth century Afghanistan: state-building and group identities reconsidered through the categories of British colonial knowledge
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Issues of Identity for First-Generation Christians in Pakistan
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The native informant: the (im)possible perspective in postcolonial travel narratives
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Imaginaries and Industries of New Emerging Pakistani Cinema and Television
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Cultural, Political and Economic Mechanisms in the Concurrent Processes of Environmental Degradation and Decline of Indigenous Peoples in Bangladesh (working title)
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Taxation and state-building in Afghanistan, a political economy framework
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The erotic untranslatable: the modern reception of Sanskrit love poetry in the West and in India
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Broadly my thesis is looking at the impact of unionization of informal sector women workers in India on bargaining relations within the home, with a specific focus on masculinity.
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Pious Entertainment – Changing Forms and Notions of Piety in Pakistan
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The role of procedure in shaping outcomes - Anti-terrorism trials under Indian Law.
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Democracy in the context of clientelism: the role of electoral laws in Bangladesh
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A Study of the Visual Language of the Indigenous Styles of Book Painting in North India during the Sultanate period (1414-1525 AD).
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State, Forest and People: The Changing Relationship and its Impact on the Modern Forests of India
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The Right to Sanitation in India: A Multi-faceted Right in Search of a Comprehensive Framework
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Sarasvati – Indian goddess of articulation. A textual and fieldwork study.
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“Wireless Platforms and Borderless Grievance: An Analysis of Transnational Diaspora Linkages and Mobilization Outcomes” (Preliminary title)
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The Zoroastrians in British Columbia.
Discourses of resistance? Examining spaces of religious tolerance in contemporary Pakistani society.
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Symbolic Encounters: Identarian Performativity and Political Subjectivity [Tentative]
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The significance of the Sima (Buddhist Monastic Boundary) in Burmese Theravada: Authority and Practice
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Institutional Models to Resolve Conflicts over Natural Resource Governance: Role of Community Enterprises and Solidarity Economy
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The Political Economy of Technology Acquisition in Pakistan: Policy and Constraints in the Automobile Industry
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Bureaucrats, business and the (bio)politics of HIV in Pakistan
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New cities, new phones, new politics: accounting for political legitimacy among transnational Afghans and Somalis
Open Secrets and the Retention of Power in Kashmir Saivism
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The Post Tsunami Dynamic: 'Reconstruction' in coastal Sri Lanka
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The Mahabharata re-constructed for Hindi and English publics: modernity and the 'national epic'
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In the Shadow of uniformity: Islamic and Muslim marriages in contemporary Europe.
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‘Vulnerability and International Humanitarian Law: The Tharu Experience of Nepal’s Internal Armed Conflict (1996-2006)’
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Accessing justice when Families Breakdown: Divorcing South Asian women in Ontario, Canada
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Cultivating Hambastagi and Hamdardi: Personhood and Relatedness among Afghans in India (Working Title)
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'The Narayanhiti Palace Museum: Memory, Power and National Identity'
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