Distinctions

  • 2015-17 Senior Fellowship of the Indian Council of Social Science Research

  • 2012 The book jointly edited by me titled Zero Point Bombay: In and Around Horniman Circle was listed as among the 10 best books set in Mumbai by the Guardian, London.

  • 2002 Residency at Rockefeller Foundation, Bellagio Study Centre:  Oct 15-Nov 15,  2002.

  • 1995 My book ‘Boundary Walls: Caste and Women in a Tamil Community’ was awarded the Silver medal of the Asiatic Society of Bombay

  • 1992-94   Senior Fellowship of the Indian Council of Social Science Research

  • 1979 – 82 Doctoral Fellow, Indian Council of Social Science Research

  • 1972 Chandrakant Vohra Memorial Gold Medal for Reporting and Kulapati’s Gold Medal for topping the PG Diploma course in Journalism , R.P. Institute of Mass Communication, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan.