Get to know the people involved in ARCH-India. From senior experts to early career researchers, learn about their careers, what makes them tick, and how they are collaborating.
This month, we meet a geographer turned rural developer, Senior Research Fellow Lavanya Gupta. Interested in the topics of gender, environment and concepts of human geography, Lavanya is pursuing a doctoral degree from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai.
What are you working on right now?
I am currently brainstorming topics like booming tribal entrepreneurship in India, youth participation and cultural appreciation in the tribal community because of tribal enterprise. I’m also interested in ethnic mapping, tribal homestays, and sustainable ecotourism in India.
What’s the best part of your work?
The best part of being a researcher is to be given the opportunity to enjoy enriching experiences. Life can be a dull if we stop growing.