Research & Programme Associates


Rajat Roy is the project coordinator of the ongoing research project Populism and Populist Politics in South Asia with special reference to India (2019) of Calcutta Research Group (CRG). Earlier, he was also involved in another research project ‘Ecosystems of Life: A Bangladesh India Initiative’ (1914), that was taken up by CRG and supported by IUCN. He has co-edited a book titled ‘Political Ecology of Survival’ (Orient Black Swan) with Madhurilata Basu and Ranabir Samaddar. Besides working as a professional journalist, first as fulltime, and now as freelancer, he has also been regularly delving into research work under the aegis of CRG. Other than writing numerous articles for various newspapers and magazines on current affairs, he has contributed to Economic & Political Weekly, SEMINAR and other journals. He is also a reviewer of manuscripts for Orient Black Swan.


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Utsa Sarmin is a Research Fellow at the Calcutta Research Group. She holds her BA and MA in Political Science from the University of Delhi. She has also completed her MPhil in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge where she traced the activism of Bengali Muslim Women in Pre-independence Bengal and post-independence West Bengal for her MPhil dissertation. She had received the Great University of Cambridge Scholarship for her MPhil course at Cambridge. After completion of her MPhil, she has worked as a contributing journalist for Free Press Kashmir in Srinagar from where she reported on conflict and issues related to conflict. Post that, she moved to Ecuador to work with the Latin American news organization teleSUR as a news writer and occasional on-camera political commentatoUtsae has presented research papers in various seminars and conferences and published news stories and articles in various local, national and international media houses. Her research interests include conflict, gender, violence, social movement and activism.


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Anwesha Sengupta
Iman Kr. Mitra
Shuvro Prosun Sarker

Anasua Basu Ray Chaudhury
Atig Ghosh
Suha Priyadarshini Chakravorty
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Mithilesh Kumar
Ishita Dey
Geetisha Dasgupta
Sutirtha Bedajna

Sanam Roohi
Ksenia Glebova
Debdatta Chaudhuri
Shreyasi Chaudhuri

Pritima Sharma
Madhuresh Kumar
Aditi Bhaduri
Nilajan Dutta