Bachelor with honors, Bihar University, 1960. Master of Arts, Patna University, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy, University Bombay, 1973.
Lecturer, SNDT Women's U., India, 1974-1986; registrar, SNDT Women's U., India, 1986-1989; reader, head department political science, SNDT Women's U., India, 1989-1992; professor, department head, SNDT Women's U., India, since 1993. Member management county SNDT Women's U., since 1996, coordinator, trainer international management workshops for women, 1988, director academic administrators institute on Asian studies New York University, 1984.
Member executive committee Citizens for National Consensus, Bombay, since 1994. Member advisory committee All India Radio, Bombay, since 1995. Freelance journalist Janmabhoomi-Pravasi, Bombay, since 1985.
Member executive committee Parvatibai Sarvajanik Public Library., Bombay, since 1985. Member Indian Association Women's Studies, Fulbright Members Association, Maharashtra Political Science Association, Asiatic Society Bombay (joint secretary since 1995).
Married Kanti Ratilal Thakkar, May 13, 1965. 1 child, Archisha.