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Nishpriha  Thakur

Dr Nishpriha Thakur

Research Fellow

Research interests

  • Population Health
  • Economics
  • International development


Nishpriha is an anthropologist of markets. Her areas of expertise include business communities of Gujarat, networks of trade, and how everyday understandings of work and routine shape and are shaped by language and practice.

She is also interested in the processes of logistics a and distribution and how that alters/gives meaning to the quality of pharmaceuticals. For the project, she will be conducting ethnographic and archival research in and about the Indian pharmaceutical sector and its networks in Africa.


  • Markets and Marketplaces
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Logistics and Distribution
  • Informal economy
  • Middlemen and traders
  • South Asia
  • Drug Quality
  • Urban Anthropology