Dr Manika Kamthan is a lawyer by training and works with Symbiosis Law School, Pune. She holds Ph.D. on “Women in Agriculture: A Comparative Study of Selected Villages in U.P. and Punjab” from CSLG/JNU. She has a post graduate degree in law from A.M.U. and completed her M.Phil from the Centre for the Study of Law & Governance (CSLG), JNU. She has several national and international publications to her credit, writing regularly on interjections of law, gender and disasters.