Bio

Research Interests: Who owns the past, Understanding history and origin of the nagas, History, and origin of glass

 

Education:

  • BA: Khallikote College, Berhampur University, 1992
  • MA: Deccan College, Pune University, 1994
  • PG Diploma in Museology: Solapur University, 2005
  • PhD: Deccan College, 2003

 

Selected Publications:

  • 2017 Stone Beads of South & South-East Asia: Archaeology, Ethnography and Global Connection. Gandhinagar/New Delhi: Indian Institute of Technology/Aryan Books International. ISBN 9788173055850.
  • 2016 German Anthropologists on the Naga Hills: An Annotated Bibliography on German Literature on the Nagas. Kohima: Department of Art & Culture. ISBN 9789380500263.
  • 2016 Mapping Indo-Pacific Beads vis-à-vis Papanaidupet. New Delhi / Madrid: Aryan Books International / International Commission on Glass. ISBN 9788173055478.
  • 2014 Indian Glass Beads: Archaeology to Ethnography. New Delhi: Research India Press. ISBN 9788189131999.
  • 2013 Glass in Ancient India: Excavations at Kopia.Triruvananthapuram: Kerala Council for Historical Research. ISBN 8185499462.

 

Work Experience:

  • Assistant Research Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar (Sep 2014 to present)
  • Humboldt Experienced Researcher, Humboldt University (2012 – 2014)
  • Fulbright Professional Researcher, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2010)
  • Excavation Director (Kopia), Indian Archaeological Society (2004 – 2011)
  • Research Associate, with Prof. V.N. Misra, Former Director, Deccan College (1994 – 2000)
  • Self Employed, Kanungo’s (1999 – 2001)
  • Project Leader-cum-Programmer, Picadilly Comp (India) Pvt. Ltd. (1998 – 1999)
  • Researcher-cum-Programmer, Riverside Films (1997 – 1998)