Recent Book

Gendering Peace in Violent Peripheries
Marginality, Masculinity, and Feminist Agency

Routledge 2023

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Upcoming Book

My second collection of short fiction


My writing transgresses multiple genres & disciplines to examine the intricate & intimate networks of personal & political violence in conflict zones. It aims to find pathways to social healing & sustained peace.

Routledge 2013

Conflict and Reconciliation: The Politics of Ethnicity in Assam

“…A work of high academic rigour of interest to political scientists, sociologists and historians, (that) would also draw interest of more general readers.”

Studies in Indian Politics

Zubaan 2014

No Ghosts in This City

“The stories are important and need to be heard precisely because we need a voice of reason in the midst of all the madness…”

Eclectic Northeast

Authors Press 2014

Green Tin Trunk

“… This is the kind of poetry that invites solidarity and action.”

Kindle Magazine

Westland 2015

Where We Come From, Where We Go: Tales from the Seven Sisters

“Folklore compiled with an ethnographer’s eye.”

The Sunday Guardian

Spectrum 2012

Indira Goswami: Passion and the Pain (ed.)

On feminist writer & peace mediator, Indira Goswami.

Studio Nilima 2021

Making Peace Mutually: Perspectives from Assam (ed.)

On community driven processes of conflict transformation.

About Me

Feminist peace researcher, writer & writing instructor, my research and writing focus on conflict, peace, ethnicity, gender, media, & South Asia.

With a PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University, I was Fulbright postdoctoral fellow at University of Pennsylvania. As journalist & editor, I worked for 10+ years with several multinational & hyperlocal media groups, from National Geographic to Seven Sisters Post. I’ve taught Writing & Liberal Arts at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (India), Guwahati College (India), University of Pennsylvania (USA), Curtis institute of Music (USA) & Johns Hopkins University (USA).