NIF FELLOWS

August 2018

  • Neeta Deshpande to write a book ‘Cotton Country: The story of India’s Everyday Fabric’
  • Upendra Sonpimple to write a book ‘Songs of Dalit Assertion: Culture, Identity, and Politics’
  • Tariq Mir
  • Rajshree Chandra to write a book ‘The Life and Politics of Jagat Narain Lal’
  • Rahul Ramagundam to write a book on ‘George: The Life and works of George Fernandes’
  • Pradeep Magazine to write a book detailing anecdotal cricket history with social/political upheavals
  • Namita Wahi to write a book ‘A History of the Fundamental Right to Property in India from 1947 to 1978’
  • Nirupam Hazra to write a book ‘The History of Caste in Post Independent West Bengal’
  • Ratheesh Radhakrishnan to write a book ‘Sathyan: Stardom between Biography and History’

March 2017

  • Arupjyoti Saikia, to write a book on ‘Assam: A History Since Partition’
  • Manoj Mitta, to write a book on ‘Untouchable India: The Emancipation of Dalits and a Bloody Pushback’
  • Nachiket Kelkar, to write a book on ‘Dark Reflections: Field Notes on People and Ecology in Bihar’s Gigantic Floodplains’
  • Gautam Bhatia, to write a book on ‘The Transformative Constitution’
  • Abhishek Choudhary, to write a book on ‘The life and times of Atal Behari Vajpayee’.
  • Nazia Akhtar, to write a book ‘Hyderabadi Women: Representations and Representative Politics In Urdu literature’.
  • Kanato Chophy, to write a book on ‘Children of the Great Awakening: A Memoir of the Naga Baptists’
  • Neha Dixit, to write a book on ‘Half Citizens: The Invisible Women of the Indian Economy’

December 2013

  • Nishita Jha (journalist, Bombay), to write a book on the changing narratives of violence against women.
  • Dr. Jason Fernandes (sociologist, Dona Paula), to write a book on the political history of postcolonial Goa.
  • Amitava Sanyal (journalist New Delhi), to write a book on the social history of football in Kolkata.
  • Dr. Sohini Guha (political scientist, New Delhi) to write a book on low caste politics in North India.
  • Neyaz Farooquee (journalist, New Delhi) to write a memoir of growing up poor and Muslim in Bihar and Delhi.
  • Dr. S. Sajikumar (economist, Thiruvananthapuram) to write a book on the sociology and economics of labor migration into Kerala.

September 2011

  • Emmanuel Theophilus (social worker, Kumaun) to write a modern ecological history of the Kali river.
  • Zarin Ahmad (social scientist, New Delhi) to write a book on the Quraishi butchers of Delhi.
  • Akshaya Mukul (journalist, New Delhi) to write a book on the social and political impact of the Gita Press.
  • Rahul Pandita (journalist, New Delhi) to write a memoir of growing up in (and being displaced from) Kashmir.
  • Swati Ganguly (literary scholar, Santiniketan) to write a book on the fate and fortunes of Visva-Bharati in the post-independence period.

November 2009

  • Saba Dewan (film-maker, New Delhi) to write a book on the social history of the tradition of the singer-courtesan in north India.
  • Ajai Shukla (journalist, New Delhi) to write a book on the history of Arunachal Pradesh in the context of the India-China border conflict.
  • Manjima Bhattacharjya (sociologist, Mumbai) to write a book on the glamour economy of modern India.
  • Lawrence Liang (legal scholar, Bangalore) to write a book on the intersection of law and cinema in India.
  • Kartik Shanker (ecologist, Bangalore) to write a book on culture and conservation, with specific reference to the Olive Ridley turtle.
  • Richa Kumar (social scientist, New Delhi), to write a book on the political economy of agriculture in central India.

August 2008

  • Savithri Preetha Nair (historian, Kottayam), to write a biography of E. K. Janaki Ammal, the distinguished biologist and the first Indian woman to be awarded a Ph.D. in science.
  • Mani Shekhar Singh (sociologist, New Delhi) to write a book on the social and economic context of Maithil painting.
  • Amrita Shah (journalist, Mumbai) to write a contemporary history of Ahmedabad.

June 2007

  • Ayesha Kidwai (scholar of literature and linguistics, Delhi) to prepare an annotated translation of Begum Anees Kidwai’s classic memoir Azadi Ki Chhaon Mein.
  • Professor Varun Sahni (political scientist, Delhi) to write a history of India’s strategic and foreign policy since Independence.
  • Dr. Ghazala Shahabuddin (ecologist, Delhi) to write a book on the science and politics of biodiversity conservation in India.
  • Bikramjeet Batra (legal scholar, Delhi) to write a book on debates on the death penalty in India.
  • Ashok Chandran (writer, Palakkad) to write a biography of the politician and social reformer P. T. Bhaskar Panicker.

December 2005

  • Dr. Venu Govindu (scientist, Goa) and Dr. Deepak Malghan (scientist, Bangalore) to write an intellectual biography of J. C. Kumarappa.
  • Dinesh C. Sharma (journalist, Delhi) to write a history of the IT industry in India
  • Dr. Indira Chowdhury (historian, Bangalore) to write an institutional history of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research.
  • Dr. S. V. Srinivas (film scholar, Bangalore) to write a social history of the Telugu film industry.
  • Dr. Vasanthi Srinivasan (political scientist, Hyderabad) to write a book on the political philosophy of C. Rajagopalachari.

December 2004

  • Harish Damodaran (journalist, New Delhi), to write a book on the sociology of business communities in independent India.
  • Shashank Kela (social activist, Nagpur), to write a book on Adivasi-state relations in central India.
  • Dr. Deepak K. Singh (political scientist, Chandigarh), to write a book on the conflicts between Chakma refugees and indigenous tribals in north-east India.
  • Dr. Chitra Sinha (historian, Mumbai), to write a book on the Hindu Code Bill debate and the shaping of modern India.

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