Indivar Jonnalagadda

M.A. in Development Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, 2014. B.Sc. in Statistics, St. Xavier’s College, University of Mumbai, 2012.

I am a joint Ph.D. candidate at the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Anthropology and South Asia Studies Department. I am interested in ethnographic approaches to studying urban governance, infrastructure and the informal economy. In the last two years, I have carried out field research on questions of housing rights and access to basic services in informal settlements of Hyderabad while working at the Hyderabad Urban Lab.

Research Interests:

Political economy of land, housing rights movements, technologies of government, citizenship and biopolitics, law and legality, infrastructure, history of urban planning.

Publications:

Maringanti, Anant and Indivar Jonnalagadda. “Rent gap, fluid infrastructure and population excess in a gentrifying neighbourhood.” City: analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action 19, nos. 2 & 3 (2015): 365-374. Jonnalagadda, Indivar and Sandeep Tanniru. “Rethinking Governance of Public Toilets: Lessons for Swacch Bharat from Hyderabad.” Economic & Political Weekly 49, no. 48 (2014): 41-45.