Siwalik Erosion an Pastoralists Gujjar of Himachal Pradesh :A study in the light ofColonial Policies in the Region.
VPO Ambota, Tehsil Amb.
District Una (Himachal Pradesh)
Duration of Fellowship:
Jul 2018 to Jul 2019
M.A., M. Phil and Ph. D. (Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi). Her broader area of research is Tribal Studies and Environmental History. In her Doctoral thesis she has worked on “identity formation among the Gujjars of Himachal Pradesh: encounters and challenges in Colonial Period.” She has worked on Gujjar community of Himachal Pradesh.
She has been the recipient of a number of Fellowships − Post Doctorate Fellowship from Indian Council of Historical Research on, “Historical Perspectives of colonial forest Acts and their impact on pastoralist Gujjars of Himachal Pradesh.” She was also the recipient of the Post Doctoral Fellowship from Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) entitled, “Gujjar Women in Himachal Pradesh: A study of their Social and Cultural Impact on Society.” Recently she is also been awarded Junior Fellowship from Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) on “Environment, Natural Resources and Gujjars community of Himachal Pradesh”.
She has published a number of papers in the Proceedings of Indian History Congress and in the Proceedings of Punjab History Congress. She has also published a paper in the Journal of Himachal Pradesh University Shimla (Himalayan Journal). She has also published in the International journal of Social sciences published online.
At IIAS she is working on Erosion of lower Himalayan Range i.e. Siwalik Range. This range is continuously eroded and this process of erosion began in the Colonial period. Colonial reports however blamed the Gujjars for this erosion. She is looking at soil erosion issue vis-à-vis the Gujjar community