I am a Research Fellow at the Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore.
My current research focuses on India’s approach towards the global governance of technologies like data protection, cyber-security, artificial intelligence, drones and financial innovations like blockchain.
My book Does India Negotiate? has been published by Oxford University Press. The book revises existing views on India’s multilateral behaviour that scholars generally claim is prickly, obstructionist and defensive. By empirically unpacking how India negotiated four particular international rules – Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, Framework Convention on Climate Change, Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty and the Uruguay Round Trade Agreement, the book shows that India’s multilateral record since the early 1990s is more nuanced than understood.
I received my PhD in South Asian Studies from King’s College, University of London. I also hold a B.A in Public Policy and Politics from the University of Toronto. Previously, I worked for the Global Issues Team at UNDP China in Beijing and the Centre on Asia and Globalisation at the National University of Singapore.
I am the Founding Editor of Lekh: An Online Review of Books on South Asia.