Shilpa Dahake

After training in architecture at the School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi (2007–12), Shilpa wanted to take up participatory research and shifted to the discipline of anthropology and joined a Masters Programme in the University of Pune (2012–14). She is currently a doctoral candidate at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali. She has worked at the Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune, under a project funded by UNICEF and the Government of Maharashtra, where she was Field Research officer at Nandurbar District of Maharashtra.
Her research explores the interaction of socio-political, cultural and ecological dimensions of the Godavari River in Nashik city: broadly, investigating the contestations deriving from multiple imaginings of a natural resource through ethnographic and participatory action research methodologies.