Research Staff

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Research Staff

  • Madhurima Nundy

    Assistant Director & Associate Fellow
  • Tshering Chonzom

    Associate Fellow
  • P K Anand

    Research Associate
  • Muhammed Kunhi

    Research Associate
  • Nirmola Sharma

    Research Associate
  • Veda Vaidyanathan

    Research Associate
  • Rajesh Ghosh

    Research Assistant
  • Uddipta Ranjan Boruah

    Research Assistant
  • Uday Khanapurkar

    Research Assistant
  • Rashmi Muraleedhar

    Research Assistant
  • Samanvya Hooda

    Research Assistant

Madhurima Nundy
Assistant Director & Associate Fellow

Madhurima Nundy is Assistant Director & Associate Fellow at the Institute of Chinese Studies (ICS), Delhi. She holds a PhD in Public Health from the Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She completed her MPhil from the same Centre. Before joining ICS she was Senior Programme Coordinator at the Public Health Resource Network and has been a Technical Consultant with the National Commission on Macroeconomics and Health. Her areas of interest include studying different health service systems, health policies and inequalities in health. She has several publications to her name.

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Tshering Chonzom
Associate Fellow

Dr. Tshering Chonzom Bhutia is an Associate Fellow at the Institute of Chinese Studies. She has a  PhD  from the Centre for East Asian Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India. Her thesis was titled ‘Applying Negotiation Theory to the Sino-Tibetan Talks, 1979-2006’. She has just completed a major research project comparing the Indian and Chinese government’s ethnic minority/nationalities policies. 

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P K Anand
Research Associate

P.K.Anand is a Research Associate at the Institute of Chinese Studies. He holds a PhD in Chinese Politics from the Centre for East Asian Studies at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Awarded in June 2017, his doctoral thesis is titled 'Market Dynamics and State Responses in China: Social Welfare and Industrial Workers, 1987-2008'. He also completed his M.Phil from the same centre in 2008. He completed his Master's in Politics (with specialization in International Relations) from the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University in 2006. 

 

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Muhammed Kunhi
Research Associate

Muhammed Kunhi is a Research Associate at the Institute of Chinese Studies (ICS), Delhi. He recently submitted his PhD thesis titled “Memories of War and Construction of the Other: An Analysis of Mainstream Indian English Newspaper Discourse on China and Pakistan” to the Centre for International Politics Organization and Disarmament, in Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He completed his MPhil from the same centre in 2013. His research interests include India-China relations, Environmental issues in India and China, and Non-traditional security.

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Nirmola Sharma
Research Associate

Nirmola Sharma is Research Associate at the Institute of Chinese Studies, New Delhi. She has a PhD from the Department of East Asian Studies, University of Delhi. In her PhD dissertation, she critically looks at the radicalization of the immigrant Indian community in China under the banner of the Indian National Army during the Second World War and its implications on wartime Sino-Indian relations. She was the recipient of the Institute of Chinese Studies- Harvard Yenching Institute Doctoral Fellowship for China-India Studies Program (2014-17). She was a Visiting Scholar at the Centre for the Study of Chinese Civilization at Fudan University for the academic year 2014-15. She was earlier awarded a Government of India, Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) scholarship to study mandarin in China. She was part of an ambitious archival project to classify and catalogue materials related to modern China in the National Archives of India. She is interested in studying Sino-Indian interactions in the colonial period.  

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Veda Vaidyanathan
Research Associate

Veda Vaidyanathan is a Research Associate at the Institute of Chinese Studies, New Delhi. She completed her Ph.D. from the Centre for African Studies at the University of Mumbai on the Resource Diplomacy Strategies of India and China in Africa. She was initially a doctoral fellow of the Indian Council of Social Science Research and in 2014 received the Institute of Chinese Studies-Harvard Yenching Institute (ICS-HYI) China-India studies fellowship. From 2015-16 she was a senior visiting fellow at the Centre for African Studies, School of International Studies, Peking University, China and was a visiting fellow at the Harvard-Yenching Institute in Harvard University the following year. She has conducted extensive fieldwork interviewing various stakeholders in India, China, Kenya, Ethiopia, USA and the UK and has presented papers in international and national conferences. Her research currently focuses on the interactions of India, China and other emerging powers with countries in Africa. 

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Rajesh Ghosh
Research Assistant

Rajesh Ghosh has an MA in Diplomacy, Law and Business from the Jindal School of International Affairs, O.P. Jindal Global University. He focuses on India-China Business, Investment and Trade.

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Uddipta Ranjan Boruah
Research Assistant

Uddipta Ranjan Boruah is a Research Assistant at the Institute of Chinese Studies. He is doctoral fellow in the Department of International Relations at the South Asian University, New Delhi. He has completed his Masters from South Asian University, New Delhi in International Relations with special focus on the role of domestic politics in regional cooperation. His research interests include Regional Integration Processes, Border Studies and issues concerning India's Northeast.

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Uday Khanapurkar
Research Assistant

Uday Khanapurkar is a Research Assistant at the Institute of Chinese Studies (ICS). He has completed his B.Sc in Economics (Hons.) from the Symbiosis School of Economics situated in Pune. While his academic endeavor has been in the field of economics, he aims to segue into the fields of International Relations and establish a career in academia therein. His areas of interest are geoeconomics, the nexus between economic interdependence and conflict and great power competition in the maritime domain. He authored an undergraduate dissertation entitled Peace in a Globalised Asia: 'The Relation Between China’s Conflictual Behaviour and Levels of Intra-Industry Trade, 2002-2010'. He is also the author of a book entitled 'The Pursuit of Prosperity: Exploring China’s Economic Dependence on India as a Deterrent to Conflict', written for the Chennai Centre for China Studies (C3S) and published by KW Publishers, New Delhi. 

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Rashmi Muraleedhar
Research Assistant

Rashmi Muraleedhar is a Research Assistant at the Institute of Chinese Studies, New Delhi. She is currently assisting in a project which looks at the political, economic and military implications of US-China strategic engagement for India. She completed her Master’s in Politics (with specialization in International Relations) from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi in 2018. Her bachelor’s was in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology – Guwahati (2009-2013). She is also currently pursuing a short research project at the Centre for Land Warfare Studies which looks into whether China is softening its approach towards India in the context of US unilateralism.  Her interest lies in the cross section of Sino-Indian bilateral relations, Nationalism, Indian Foreign policy, and Great Power politics.   

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Samanvya Hooda
Research Assistant

Samanvya Hooda is a Research Assistant at the Institute of Chinese Studies (ICS), Delhi. He has completed a B.A (International Relations) from the Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts. As part of his coursework, he has authored a dissertation exploring the factors that led to Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action of 2015, along with a seminar paper about 'Legal Aspects of Digital Surveillance in India'. Prior to working at ICS, he worked for a year with a New Delhi based advocacy consultancy, and also as a Research Intern for the Nuclear Security Programme at the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, New Delhi. His research interests lie in Nuclear Doctrines and Security, South Asian Geopolitics, Border Conflicts, Conventional Deterrence, and Security in South Asia and the Indo-Pacific. 

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