Pallavi Priya is a trained Social Worker, with specialization in Livelihoods and Social Entrepreneurship from Tata Institute of Social Sciences. She is based in PRADAN's Samnapur team in Madhya Pradesh, working closely with communities. She specializes in community mobilization and supports in livelihood promotion. Her core area of interest is Gender and Development.
From being docile and acquiescent wives, the women of Samnapur recognize their own strength and capabilities, and step up into the hitherto male-dominated arena of bidding for the role of tax collectors in the market, much to the disbelief of the men of their families and village