Lubna Duggal

Consultant – Word Lab | lduggal at iihs dot ac dot in


2012   MA Interdisciplinary Humanities, Manipal Centre for Philosophy and Humanities, Manipal University, Manipal

2010   BA Philosophy, Sophia College, University of Mumbai, Mumbai



Countries: India
States: Maharashtra, Karnataka
Cities: Mumbai, Manipal
Languages: English, Hindi

Lubna anchors the production of Urbanisation, IIHS’s bi-annual journal published by SAGE Publications. She handles the structural editing and copyediting for the journal and manages the peer review and publication process. She provides editorial assistance for other in-house publications and works by IIHS researchers and practitioners, including academic papers, grey literature, and public-facing formats. She teaches in the Urban Fellows Programme’s Writing Skill Labs on reading, writing, and editing academic literature.


Prior to IIHS, Lubna worked with Economic & Political Weekly (EPW), Mumbai, as senior assistant editor, reviewing and editing submissions, writing editorials, and finalising the copy sent to the press. She worked on the development and implementation of the house style, the peer review process, and the article management system.


Lubna holds an MA in Interdisciplinary Humanities from Manipal Centre for Philosophy and Humanities, Manipal University. Her dissertation emerged from her interest in feminist philosophy to examine the conceptualisation and training of the body in classical dance, with a focus on Bharatanatyam and her experience of learning the dance form. Her interests also include publication and medical ethics, stemming from her association with the Forum for Medical Ethics Society, Mumbai.

Journal Articles

  • Bandewar, S. V. S., Chaudhuri, L., Duggal, L., Ravindran, G. D., Narayan, T., Sarojini, N., Kurpad, S. S., Vaz, M., & Venkatachalam, D. (2018). Health for all in an unequal world: Obligations of global bioethics. Indian Journal of Medical Ethics, 3(4), 263–266.
  • Bandewar, S. V., Chaudhuri, L., Duggal, L., & Nagral, S. (2018). The Supreme Court of India on euthanasia: Too little, too late. Indian Journal of Medical Ethics, 3(2), 91-94.


Other Writings

  • Duggal, L. (2022). “Don’t look up”, or how not to deal with a disaster [Film Review]. Indian Journal of Medical Ethics.
  • Duggal, L. (2021, April 29). Out of print and on the line — Part 2. Economic & Political Weekly Blog.
  • Duggal, L. (2019, September 11). Out of print and on the line. Economic & Political Weekly Blog.
  • Duggal, L. (2012). The dancing body: Conceptualising and training the body in Bharatanatyam. [Unpublished master’s dissertation]. Manipal University, Manipal, India.