School of Social and Political Science

Kanak Rajadhyaksha

Job Title

PhD Student

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Country (Address)

United Kingdom

Research interests



Dr Radhika Govinda and Dr Jeevan Sharma


PhD in International Development, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh (ongoing)

MPhil in Social Sciences, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India (2019)

MA in Social Work, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India (2015)

BA in Economics, Ramnarain Ruia College, University of Mumbai, India (2010)


Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Kamath, Lalitha, and Rajadhyaksha, Kanak. We must persevere and persuade not lose our tempers and shout: How women corporators experience and shape the gendered state under conditions of urban transformation.” Economic and Political Weekly, no. 8, (2023): 31-37.

Book Reviews

Rajadhyaksha, Kanak. "Book review: Waiting for Dignity: Legitimacy and Authority in Afghanistan by Florian Weigand." South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies (2023).

Rajadhyaksha, Kanak. “Book review: Beyond Tears and Laughter: Gender, Migration and the Service Sector in China by Yang Shen.” LSE Review of Books (2021).

Blogs and Reports

Rajadhyaksha, Kanak. “Kapdagondas: Embroidery and Work.” Sahapedia (2018).

Sengupta, S., Sisodiya, P., Munshi, S. & Rajadhyaksha, Kanak. “Gender Equity Mapping: a study of few departments of Government of India.” National Commission for Women (2017).

Teaching Experience


  • Displacement and Development, International Development, (AY 2022/2023; Postgraduate).
  • People First: Anthropology of International Development, Social Anthropology, (AY 2022/2023; Postgraduate).


Tweedie Research Fellowship (March to August 2022)

The University of Edinburgh CAHSS College Research Award (2020-2023)

The University of Edinburgh Graduate School of School of Social and Political Science International Award (2020-2023)