Professor (Dr.) Amita Batra is an Adjunct Fellow at Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi. She is Professor of Economics and currently the Chairperson of the Centre for South Asian Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). Prior to this Prof. Batra was Senior Fellow in ICRIER for five years from 2002-2007 and before that Reader, Hindu College, Delhi University. Prof. Batra has also been Senior Visiting Fellow at the Department of Political Economy, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney in October 2018 and the first holder, in January-May, 2013, of the ICCR Professorial Chair in Contemporary Indian Studies at the Centre for South Asian Studies & Edinburgh-India Institute, University of Edinburgh. She has also been visiting professor at the Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad.View Full Bio
Anita Sharma is the former Pro Vice Chancellor at K. R. Mangalam University, Gurugram, Delhi-NCR, India. She is an Adjunct Fellow at Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi. She was a Professor at the Department of East Asian Studies, University of Delhi. She is former Head, Department of East Asian Studies and former Dean, Faculty of Social sciences, University of Delhi. She studied History in Delhi University at under graduate level and continued to receive her Post graduation specializing in Ancient Indian History and Chinese History. After completing her M.Phil. in History from University of Delhi, she studied Chinese History at Fudan University, Shanghai, China and Chinese Language at Beijing Language Institute, Beijing, China. She was the recipient of Ministry of Human Resource Development scholarship to China for two years. She received her doctorate in Buddhism from the University of Delhi where she taught History, Buddhism and Chinese Language for more than thirty years.View Full Bio
Anurag Viswanath is an independent writer based in Singapore. She is currently a leading columnist with Financial Express (Delhi) from 2011-. While she has written about Thailand, India, Singapore, her main focus is on contemporary China. Anurag was awarded a fellowship for her Ph.D. by the Indian Council of Social Science Research, as well as a Research Fellowship at Fudan University from the Government of India and Ford Foundation. She was also a Visiting Scholar under late Prof. Richard Baum at the UCLA, USA.?She taught at Kamala Nehru College, University of Delhi for 2 years before turning to writing full-time.View Full Bio
Atul Bhardwaj is Senior Fellow, Indian Council of Social Science Research with the Institute of Chinese Studies (ICS), New Delhi. He is an Ex- Indian Naval Aviator. He is pursuing PhD in ‘political and ideological influences on Indian leadership leading to 1962 war’, from Ambedkar University, Delhi. He writes for Economic and Political Weekly, besides magazines like Frontline.View Full Bio
Dr. Avijit Banerjee, Associate Professor & Head of the Department of Chinese Language & Culture (Cheena Bhavana) Visva-Bharati University. Dr. Banerjee has done his graduation, postgraduation and Ph.D. in Chinese language and literature from Visva-Bharati. He studied in China at Beijing Language University from Sept.1996 to July 1997 under the India-China Bilateral Cultural Exchange Programme. He was awarded a scholarship for attending a Short-Term Teacher’s Training Programme held at Beijing Normal University, China from 9 July to 12 August 2007. He also has authored many articles and chapters in several volumes and co-edited a book‘中国青年眼中的印度’ “zhongguo qingnian yanzhong de yindu” “ India in the eyes of the Chinese Youth" in April 2016. Dr. Banerjee’s research interest includes Chinese language and India-China cultural studies. He has also attended and presented papers in many international conferences in various cities of China.View Full Bio
Bharati Puri is an Associate Professor (Philosophy) in Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT, Delhi.View Full Bio
Debasish Chaudhuri, Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi, is an independent researcher. He holds a Ph.D. in Chinese Studies from the University of Delhi. The current focus of his research includes Chinese ethnic policies and local responses, the political economy of minority regions, Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the impact of the Belt and Road Initiative in the peripheries, Chinese nationalism as well as collective actions and dissident movements. Chaudhuri is the author of Xinjiang and the Chinese State – Violence in the Reform Era (Routledge, 2018).View Full Bio
Dr. Dharitri Narzary Chakravartty an Adjunct Fellow at Institute of Chinese Studies. She teaches history to undergraduate and post-graduate students at Dr B. R. Ambedkar University, Delhi (AUD). She specializes in Japanese studies and her interest areas include race and minority issues, marginality, multiculturalism, imperialism and colonialism, Japanese pan-Asianism, education, Society and culture. She completed her BA and MA in History at the University of Delhi, M. Phil from the Department of Chinese and Japanese Studies, University of Delhi and Ph. D from the Department of East Asian Studies, University of Delhi.
She served as the Founder Convenor (2011-17) of North East Forum (NEF) at AUD, a platform for university scholars to share ideas and collaborate for research on India’s north-eastern region, which closely works with the University’s Centre for the Community Knowledge (CCK), Deputy Dean of the School of Undergraduate Studies (2014-16) and Deputy Dean of Student Services (2016-18).
Prior to joining AUD in April 2011, Dr Dharitri worked as a Research Associate cum Correspondent at the India Bureau of the Yomiuri Shimbun (New Delhi office), the largest circulated Japanese newspaper published from Tokyo (2007-2011). She had also worked as Programme Officer and Research Assistant at the Institute of Chinese Studies, Centre for Developing Societies (CSDS), Delhi, from 2002-2005 and 2006-2007 respectively.View Full Bio
Ambassador (Retd) Gautam Bambawale is an Adjunct Fellow at Institute of Chinese Studies. He was a member of the Indian Foreign Service from 1984 to 2018. He was India’s Ambassador to Bhutan, Pakistan and China. Bambawale was stationed in Washington DC in 2004-07 during the Indo-US nuclear deal which transformed ties between the two countries. He has been India’s first Consul General in Guangzhou (China) 2007-09. He was Director of the Indian Cultural Centre, Berlin 1994-98. Ambassador Bambawale worked in the Prime Minister’s Office 2002-04. At the Ministry of External Affairs he was Joint Secretary for East Asia from 2009-2014. Bambawale has dealt with China for 15 years of his 34 year diplomatic career.
Ambassador Bambawale is currently Distinguished Professor, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Symbiosis International University, Pune.
Gautam Das has been fascinated by many aspects of Chinese culture since an early exposure in the Kolkata of the early 1950s. He was practically involved with the Sino-Indian border issue while an Army officer in the period 1968-1991. His interests include Chinese art (painting and three-dimensional), Chinese cuisine, and the Chinese martial arts. He is the author of several books on military matters - military history, Sino-Indian border issues and the border war of 1962, defence policy, and counter-insurgency policy for North-East India.View Full Bio
Geetha B. Nambissan is a faculty in the Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies, School of Social Sciences, JNU.View Full Bio
Govind Kelkar PhD in Political Economy of China is a Visiting Professor, Council for Social Development and Institute for Human Development, India. She is the Executive Director, GenDev Centre for Research and Innovation, India, and was a Senior Adviser, Landesa, Seattle, USA (May 2013-March 2020). In her concurrent assignments, Professor Kelkar was the International Research Coordinator of ENERGIA International, The Netherlands and research lead on Gender and Energy at Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai. She is a Distinguished Adjunct Faculty of Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand. Professor Kelkar has the position of Honorary Professor in Institute of Ethnology, Yunnan Academy of Social Sciences, China, and Adjunct Fellow at the Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi.View Full Bio
Lt Gen Gurmit Singh, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, VSM ( Retired) superannuated from Indian Army in February 2016 after nearly four decades of service. Recipient of four President’s awards for distinguished Service/ gallantry and two Chief of Army Staff commendation awards. Held prestigious appointments of Deputy Chief of Army Staff , Adjutant General and Corps commander 15 Corps (Srinagar).View Full Bio
Happymon Jacob is an Associate Professor of Diplomacy and Disarmament at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi. Prior to joining JNU in 2008, Jacob held teaching positions at the University of Jammu in Jammu and Kashmir and the Jamia Milia Islamia University, New Delhi. Jacob serves as an elected member of the International Governing Council of the Nobel Peace Prize–winning Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs. He is a columnist with The Hindu, and hosts a weekly show on National Security at The Wire.in. Jacob is the author of several books including The Line of Control: Travelling with the Indian and Pakistani Armies (Penguin Random House 2018), and Line on Fire: Ceasefire Violations and India-Pakistan Escalation Dynamics (Oxford University Press, 2019).View Full Bio
Jayan Jose Thomas is a Professor of Economics at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, where he has been employed since July 2010. His research deals with various issues related to development, mainly labour, industrialization and the macroeconomy. He teaches courses on macroeconomics, Indian economic development, international economics, and planning and development. Jayan is a former Member of the Kerala State Planning Board. While India has been the primary focus of his research, Jayan has been maintaining a lively academic interest on China and East Asia as well. He has worked extensively using Indian and international data sources, conducted field studies, and also worked with archival material. His research papers have appeared in journals including World Development, Development and Change and Economic and Political Weekly. He contributes regularly to media outlets, including the Hindu, Frontline , and Livemint, and his research has been cited in the Government of India’s Economic Survey, BBC, and the New York Times . His previous academic positions were at the National University of Singapore, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, Madras School of Economics, and Central University of Kerala. He has worked on research projects for the International Labour Organization (ILO) and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and is currently a China-India Visiting Scholar Fellow with Ashoka University. He received his B. Tech in Industrial Engineering from Kerala University and Ph.D. in Development Economics from the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai.View Full Bio
Kamal Sheel did his Ph.D. in Chinese history and studies at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, USA and learned Chinese language at the National Taiwan University and Fu-Jen Catholic University, Taipei, Taiwan. He has taught in Panjab University, Chandigarh and Banaras Hindu University. He has also been Fellow and Visiting Faculty in USA (Yale and Wisconsin), Taiwan (Academia Sinica), Denmark (Copenhagen), China (Peking and Nanjing) and Singapore (National University), India (IIT- BHU, Somaiyya and Sikkim). His area of interest is Social and Intellectual History of Modern China and India-China Interactions. His major publications are Peasant Society and Marxist Intellectual of China (Princeton 1989 & 2015), and Thirteen Months in China (Oxford 2017) jointly with Anand Yang and Ranjana Sheel. His forthcoming work is an annotated translation of Kang Youwei’s travelogue to India. He is currently an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Chinese Studies.
Prof Mahendra P Lama (b 1961), is an AdjuncFellow, Institute of Chinese Studies (ICS), Delhi. He is a development economist, has been a senior Professor in the School of International Studies in Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He is presently Chief Economic Adviser in the rank of a Cabinet Minister in the Government of Sikkim. He was the Founding Vice Chancellor of the Central University of Sikkim and became the youngest VC of a national University in India. He served as a Member, National Security Advisory Board, Government of India; Chief Economic Adviser in the Government of Sikkim with a Cabinet Minister Rank (2002-2007) and the Pro-Vice Chancellor of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi. He is presently Government of India’s nominee in the Eminent Persons Group set up by the Prime Ministers of India and Nepal. He was bestowed full professorship by JNU at a relatively young age of 38.View Full Bio
Manmohan Agarwal has been teaching at the Centre of International Trade and Development at JNU for more than a quarter of a century. He teaches mainly Macroeconomics, both open and closed, but has also taught Investment Finance and Development Economics. His publications are in his main areas of research interest, namely international economics and development economics, though he has publications also in the area of environmental economics and international political economy.View Full Bio
Nanda Kumar Janardhanan specialises on energy and climate policy. The areas of his work include energy policy, climate negotiation, low carbon development, energy geopolitics, nuclear and renewable energy. He is a teaching faculty with the Energy Studies Programme of School of International Studies of Jawaharlal Nehru University. As an External Expert (Fellow & Regional Coordinator), he has been guiding the research of Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES, Japan) on energy in South Asia. The positions he held previously with IGES include ‘Fellow-Climate and Energy (External Expert)’, and ‘Energy Policy Researcher’. Prior to his affiliation with IGES, Nanda Kumar worked as Associate Project Manager-Nuclear Energy (GlobalData, India), Senior Energy Analyst (GlobalData), Visiting Fellow (Japan Institute of International Affairs, Tokyo), Research Assistant (IDSA, Delhi), and Research Associate (IIPA, Delhi).View Full Bio
Poonam Surie is an Adjunct Fellow at the Institute of Chinese Studies, New Delhi; an author, educator and Independent Researcher. Living across different continents has provided a diverse perspective and versatility to her writing. She has written about social welfare in India and China, and as an author about the philosophical underpinnings of civilizations, religion and contemporary Chinese society. She has presented papers at many national and international conferences.View Full Bio
Prabir De is a Professor at the Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), New Delhi. He is also the Coordinator of ASEAN-India Centre (AIC) at RIS. De works in the field of international economics and has research interests in international trade and development. He was a visiting Fellow of the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), Tokyo; and visiting Senior Fellow of United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), Bangkok. He has been conducting policy research for the Government of India and several international organisations. De has a Ph.D. in Economics from the Jadavpur University, Calcutta. He has contributed several research papers in international journals and written books on trade and development. He is the Editor of South Asia Economic Journal, published by Sage.View Full Bio
Dr. Rajiv Ranjan is an Adjunct Fellow at Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi and an Associate Professor at College of Liberal Arts, Institute of Global Studies, Shanghai University, Shanghai, China. He is trained in the Chinese language and teaches courses in international politics. He is an adjunct fellow at the Institute of Chinese Studies, New Delhi. Previously, he was a Research Fellow at the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA), New Delhi, and a Visiting Senior Scholar at the School of Political Science and Public Administration, Shandong University, Jinan, China. He has co-edited “China and South Asia: Changing Regional Dynamics, Development and Power Play”, Routledge, 2022 and “近代东方国家的变革, jindai dongfang guojia de biange”, Jinan University Press 2020 and contributed many chapters to other edited books.View Full Bio
Prof. Ramila Bisht is a professor at the Centre for Social Medicine & Community Health, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Before that, she was also the Chairperson in the same centre. She is an Adjunct Fellow at the Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi.View Full Bio
Ranjit Gupta joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1964 and retired in 2003. He was a member of the Prime Minister’s National Security Advisory Board for the term 2009-2010. He has been participating in Taiwan related activities of ICS - primarily by organising and participating in interaction with visiting delegations from Taiwan, attending Taiwan related talks and seminars etc. and writing on Taiwan related subjects for the ICS Journal. He has lectured and written about India China relations in a variety of fora fairly regularly.View Full Bio
Raviprasad Narayanan is Associate Research Fellow with the Institute of International Relations (IIR) and concurrently, Assistant Professor, International Doctoral Program in Asia-Pacific Studies, College of Social Sciences, National Chengchi University, Taipei. The main thrust of his writings is to tease out interstices within the rubric of China-India relations and to explore nuances of a growing bilateral that despite palpable differences on contested issues like the unresolved boundary between the two countries has elements of cooperation – evidenced by the congruence the two sides display when it comes to non-traditional security issues like climate change.View Full Bio
Siddiq Wahid is currently a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Policy Research (CPR) in New Delhi and Adjuct Fellow the Institute of Chinese Studies (ICS) in Delhi. Prof. Wahid is also associated with the Tibet Policy Institute (TPI). He is currently also a participant in the Borderland Project of the India China Institute at the New School University in New York. He received his PhD in the field of Inner Asian and Altaic Studies at Harvard University where he specialized in Tibetan and Central Asian political History.View Full Bio
Ambassador (Retd) Skand Ranjan Tayal is a graduate of Allahabad University and has Post-Graduate Degree in Chemistry from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.
After joining the Indian Foreign Service (1976), Ambassador Tayal served in Indian Missions in Sofia, Warsaw, Geneva and Moscow. He was India’s Consul General in Johannesburg (1996-98) and Houston (2002-05), and Ambassador of India to Uzbekistan (2005-08). He was the Ambassador of India to the Republic of Korea during 2008-11.
Ambassador Tayal was Secretary of the Indian National Commission for UNESCO during 1991-95 and served briefly as the Director in charge of IITs in the Department of Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development. He was Joint Secretary (Consular, Passport and Visa) in the Ministry of External Affairs and the Chief Passport Officer of India during 1999-2002, where he introduced far reaching reforms in the passport issue system, including comprehensive computerization, machine printing of passports and the Tatkal Scheme for fast track issues of passports.
Ambassador Tayal has a broad experience in both bilateral and multilateral diplomacy and has been a frequent speaker on contemporary affairs. He regularly writes for academic journals and The Asian Age.Ambassador Tayal is the Chairman of the India-Republic of Korea Friendship Society, New Delhi.
Sonia Shukla is a Chevening Scholar from the University of Westminster, London. She is currently co-authoring a book on the India-China border policy, as well as working as a consultant on Indian foreign and security policy issues. Sonia has been an editor at The Indian Express, contributing regular articles and opinion on all areas of Indian foreign policy including India’s fight against terrorism and the rise of fundamentalist forces in the region, India-Pakistan relations, missile defence, India’s relations with its other neighbours and the United States.View Full Bio
Srabani Roy Choudhury is a Professor in Japanese Studies, Centre for East Asian Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. She received her Ph.D from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Prior to joining Jawaharlal Nehru University in 2007, she was a faculty in International Management Institute. She has been recipient of Japan Foundation fellowship, visiting scholar programme to Keizai Koho Centre, Ministry of Economics and Industry, Japan, Policy Research Institute, Ministry of Finance, Japan, a visiting fellow at Research Institute for Economic & Business Administration, Kobe University and Graduate School of Development Studies, Nagoya University. Her research interest lies in the area of Japanese investment in India and enjoys micro –level firm studies. Her recent publications are centered on Japan- India economic relations and Japanese Multinationals experiences in India, their entry strategies and their survival techniques.View Full Bio
Sriram Natrajan is an Adjunct Fellow with the Institute of Chinese Studies, New Delhi and an independent researcher. He has engaged with China research over two decades in the areas of agrarian change, rural transformation, food security, sustainable agriculture and more recently urban agriculture. He has worked as a consultant for the International Labour Office (ILO) on socio-economic security and as a lead consultant for the Food and Agricultural Organisation on improving food security statistics in Asia as part of the Zero-Hunger initiative. He has also guest lectured at Jawaharlal Nehru University and Delhi University besides designing and conducting a post-graduate course on India and the ASEAN at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok. He is currently collaborating with the UN Urban Economy forum on research initiatives in the field of urban food systems and food security.View Full Bio
Sushila Narsimhan, Professor of Japanese Studies, began her career in 1964 in Daulat Ram College, University of Delhi, and later moved to the Department of East Asian Studies where she taught until her retirement in October 2007. Thereafter, from 2008 to 2015, she taught as Guest Faculty in the same department. She is recipient of the Japan Foundation Fellowship in 1987-1988 for doctoral dissertation, and in 2001 for post-doctoral research and, on both the occasions, was affiliated with the University of Tokyo, Japan. In 2002, she got UGC field trip grant for her post-doctoral research in Stanford University, California, USA.View Full Bio
T G Suresh is currently an Associate Professor in the Centre for Political Studies, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University. His publications and conference papers on China covers a broad range of concerns including nationalism, the political economy of reforms in Sichuan province, labour and building production in Shanghai and Delhi and the new urban labour regime in China. His current research focuses on how new forms are social labour are getting shaped at the intersections of urban spatial practices and global economic flows in Delhi and Shanghai.View Full Bio
V Krishnappa is currently reading for Master’s in Strategy and Innovation at Said Business School, University of Oxford. Krishnappa is working on culture and strategy formation in business and foreign policy domains in India, China and Japan. His other research interests include: corporate strategy; innovation and change management; culture and strategy; scenario approach to strategy formation and global strategy. He is particularly interested in cultural and political dimensions of strategy formation in complex organizational contexts.View Full Bio
Zorawar Daulet Singh is an author and foreign affairs analyst based in New Delhi. He is an Adjunct Fellow at the Institute of Chinese Studies and a Visiting Fellow at the Forum for Strategic Initiative. Dr. Daulet Singh is also a founder of Northcap University, a State Private University located in Gurugram, Haryana.
His research focus includes India’s foreign policy and diplomatic history, various dimensions of India China relations, Eurasian geopolitics, and, international political economy. He contributes to the Economic & Political Weekly, ThePrint and Hindustan. He has participated in several Track-II dialogues and has addressed leading training institutions in India including the National Defence College, Defence Services Staff College Wellington, and the Foreign Service Institute. Previously he was a Fellow at the Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi. Zorawar holds a PhD in international relations from King’s College London, an M.A. from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University and a BSc from the University of London where he majored in economics and finance.View Full Bio
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