, Mumbai campus
M.A. (TISS, Mumbai), Ph.D.
Qudsiya completed her PhD in 2014 as a Max Planck Institute Doctoral Fellow at the School of Development Studies, TISS. She has previously worked in the development sector on issues of displacement, human rights and urbanisation. She was a visiting fellow at MPI Göttingen in 2015.
Anthropology of cities and development
Health, illness and society
I am currently supervising diverse MA and MPhil research on topics such as - Muslim carpet weavers of Bhadohi, U.P, The socio-cultural history of the Kol community in U.P., Dalit leadership and caste politics in village panchayats, Ahmednagar district, Maharashtra, Families of Muslim prisoners.
Journal Articles (Select)
Muslim Women and the Challenge of Religion in Contemporary Mumbai, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 52, Issue No. 42-43, 28 Oct, 2017.
Quest for water - Muslims at Mumbai's periphery. Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. XLVII No 29, July 21, 2012.
Understanding the impact of involuntary resettlement on women's access to health care in Mumbai, India. Journal of Comparative Social Welfare , 24 (2), 153-163, 2008.
Fieldwork and social science research ethics. Indian Journal of Medical Ethics, 16 (1), 2008.
Chapters in Edited Books
“Jab Babri Masjid Shaheed Huyi”: Memories of Violence and Its Spatial Remnants in Mumbai in N. Jayaram (ed.) Social Dynamics of the Urban. Exploring Urban Change in South Asia. 2017, Springer, New Delhi.
"Remaking the ‘mohalla’: Muslim basti-dwellers and Entrepreneurial Urbanism in Mumbai"in SK Chandrashekhar (ed.) Entrepreneurial Urbanism in India, 2017, pp. 137-155, Springer, Singapore.
“Institutionalising peace? – Mohalla committees in contemporary Mumbai”, in Hugo Gorringe, Roger Jeffery and Suryakant Waghmore (eds.) Institutionalising Marginal Actors in South Asia: Processes, practices, policies and pitfalls, 2016, pp. 201-228, Sage, New Delhi.
"On the madness of caste - Dalits, Muslims and normalised incivilities in neoliberal India" (co-author) in Brij Mohan (ed.) Global Frontiers of Social Development in theory and practice, 2015, pp. 223-240, Palgrave-Macmillan, New York.
“Unwanted in my city – The making of a ‘Muslim slum’ in Mumbai”, in Gayer, L. and Jaffrelot, C. (eds.) Muslims in Indian cities – Trajectories of Marginalisation, 2012, pp. 23-42, Hurst & Co., London.
Sanrachnatmak hinsa aur swasthya ke pratiched: Jatiya hinsa aur daliton ke bahishkaran par kuch vichar (co-author) in Imrana Qadeer (ed.) Dalit Mahilaon ka Swasthya evam Adhikar, 2012, pp. 260-271, Penguin, New Delhi. [In Hindi]
Uprooted homes, uprooted lives – A study on the impact of resettlement on a slum community in Mumbai, (co-authored with Neha Madhiwala and Meena Gopal), 2006, CEHAT, Mumbai.
I am currently working on a book length manuscript tentatively titled, "Muslim Mumbai: Urban marginality, spatial politics and everyday life"
I am also engaged in a study titled, 'Religious identity and prosperity in urban China' as part of the China India Scholar-Leaders Fellowship, The New School, New York. Fieldwork to commense in 2018.
IDJ 3: Development of deprived castes, tribes and religious minorities
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