Dr. Malla is working as assistant professor at the Centre for Social Exclusion and Inclusive. Policy, National Law School of India University Bangalore. Before joining the NLSUI he was working as Senior Research Fellow in the Institute of Rural Management Anand. He teaches group inequality and public policy, and political economy of India. He has completed his PhD from JMI New Delhi, and MSc. in Social Policy from LSE, London. Before joining PhD he was working as a development practitioner for 5 years. His research is mainly focused on political economy of Kashmir, poverty and dignity, collective, livelihoods, social protection policies in South Asia, and Minorities in South Asia.