My current research focuses on processes of urbanization, industrialization and socioeconomic change in small-town India. Specifically, my PhD research focuses on the town of Mahad, Maharashtra in western India. Probably best known for its role in the anti-caste movement (particularly as the site of two major protests by the pioneering anti-caste leader Dr. B.R. Ambedkar), Mahad has—since the 1980s—also been the site of an industrial area supported by the state government. Contestations over land and water have played key parts of Mahad's anti-caste histories, as well as its industrial development. My research thus seeks to ask: in the context of massive economic and ecological shifts in India, how have intertwined social and infrastructural inequalities been altered, resisted or rejected?