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Dr Pekham Basu

Assistant Professor , Mumbai campus

Chairperson - Centre for Equity and Justice for Children and Families, School of Social Work - Mumbai Campus

Ph.D. (TISS), 2017

Dr. Pekham Basu has 20 years of experience across sectors and issues, from domestic violence to social entrepreneurship to corprate social responsibility. She has worked extensively on mining issues in Rajasthan, with specific focus on minor minerals, issues of child labour, and policy advocacy for occupational health and safety, and organising informal labourers. She has worked extensively in India, and for a brief period in London. 

After graduating in History from Loreto College, Calcutta she did her post graduation in Social Work from TISS. 

Doctoral thesis on "Widows of the Mine – Undercounting Silicosis and its Impact on the Widows of Mineworkers" 


Mining; Occupational Health and Safety; Occupational Diseases like Silicosis, Asbestosis; District Mineral Fund;


Rural India;

Gender; Widows; 

Informal Labour; 

Child Marriages; 

Child Labour; 

Social Entrepreneurship;

Rural Artisan; 

Social Work Education;

Corporate Social Responsibility;

Structural Violence

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Parle Agro CSR funded "Baseline Assessment of Anganwadis in Krishnagiri district of Tamil Nadu and Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh", 2018

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Email: pekham.basu[at]tiss[dot]edu


Centre for Equity & Justice for Children & Families
School of Social Work