Sarover Zaidi is a philosopher and a social anthropologist. She works at the intersections of critical theory, anthropology, art, architecture, and material culture studies. She has extensively worked on religious architecture and urbanism in the city of Bombay, and currently co-runs a site on writing the city called Chiragh Dilli. Previously, she has worked on rural development, with a focus on health, education, and women’s rights across India, and she currently works on religious iconography and modernist architecture in South Asia. She has received the Max Planck fellowship, the INTACH fellowship, the IFA fellowship and the Khoj fellowship for her research interests. Further, she also curates an interdisciplinary forum on art, architecture, and anthropology called ‘Elementary Forms.’ Having previously taught at the School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi, Zaidi currently teaches at the Jindal School of Art and Architecture, Sonipat, India.