|1942||born in Lakhimpur, Uttar Pradesh, India on June 21|
|1958-1963||studied philosophy, music and Sanskrit at Allahabad University|
|1965-1967||studied Indian classical vocal music at Allahabad and Benares University|
|1975||lecturer Indian classical vocal music Women’s College of Benares Hindu University, Benares|
|1977||PhD under the supervision of J. Gonda, Utrecht University|
|1979-1983||lecturer Indian languages (Hindi), University of Amsterdam|
|1983-2002||lecturer RIPA school of Indian arts|
|2003-2007||lecturer Hindi, Leiden University|
|2007-present||independent writing and editing professional|
1977 Dhrupada: a study of its origin, historical development, structure and present state, [s.l.: s.n.]. – PhD thesis Utrecht University.
1991 “Woman as portrayed in women’s folk songs of North India.” Asian Folklore Studies 50,2: 269-310.
2008 Practical guide to North Indian classical vocal Music: the ten basic rā.gs with composition and improvisations, New Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal, 230 p.