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My areas of interest are Kinship, Science, Technology and Society Studies, Medical Anthropology, Reproduction, Masculinities and Gender and Sexuality. I have been researching on reproduction and reproductive technologies for close to seven years now. My ongoing research is on assisted reproductive technologies such as IVF and commercial surrogacy. Currently, I am interested in exploring the linkages between ageing and IVF, as well as male infertility.

My book Transnational Commercial Surrogacy and the (Un)Making of Kin In India, New Delhi, Oxford University Press 2017 has garnered public and academic attention. Briefly, the book is about:


As commercial surrogacy in India dominates public conversations around reproduction, new kinds of families, and changing trends in globalization, its lived realities become an important aspect of emerging research. This book maps the way in which in-vitro fertilization (IVF) specialists, surrogacy agents, commissioning couples, surrogate mothers, and egg donors contribute to the understanding of interpersonal relations in the process of commercial surrogacy.

In this book, Majumdar draws from a context that is enmeshed in the local–global politics of reproduction, including the ways in which the transnational commercial surrogacy arrangement has led to an on-going debate regarding ethics and morality in the sphere of reproductive rights. In weaving together the diverse, often conflicting experiences of individuals and families, the transnational commercial surrogacy arrangement comes alive as a process mirroring larger societal anxieties with reference to technological interventions in intimate relationships. It is these anxieties, dilemmas, and their negotiations to which the book is addressed.




It was launched at the India International Centre, New Delhi with a panel discussion including Professor Ravinder Kaur, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi; Dr Vinod Paul, Member, Niti Aayog; Dr Rita Brara, Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics; and Professor Mrinal Satish, National Law University Dwarka. 

It has received recent press coverage in the Hindustan Times and Business Standard, and was featured at the Hyderabad Literary Festival in 2018.