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CIS Team (Shikha Rai, Ankur Kakkar, Ritul Basu)


Dr. Ankur Kakkar:

He has completed his doctorate in History from the University of Heidelberg, Germany. His doctoral thesis titled ‘The Dayanand Anglo-Vedic school of Lahore: A Study of Education Reform in Colonial Punjab (1880-1920)” was supervised by Gita Dharampal, daughter of eminent historian Shri Dharampal. Prior to his PhD, Ankur completed a postgraduate degree from the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom.


Dr. Shikha Rai:

Dr. Shikha is Assistant Professor at Centre for Indic Studies, Indus University, Ahmedabad. She has a background in archaeology that has helped her to imbibe our Indic perspective with factual evidence. Her topic of research is “Phenomena of Urbanization in Middle Ganga Plain- from 600-300 BCE”. Phenomenology helps one to go beyond material culture and helps to understand the invisible dimension of urban process. It constitutes socio-economic as well as our Dharmic perspective to dig deeper into life. She is exploring various different components of ancient India’s urban as well as rural aspect.


Ritul Basu:

She is Research Associate at Centre for Indic Studies, Indus University, Ahmedabad. She has graduated from the Institute for Excellence in Higher Education, Bhopal with Honours in Political Science. She is currently pursuing LLB from Rabindranath Tagore University, Bhopal. She has worked with Abhedya Education and Welfare Society, a social service organisation based in Bhopal, which helped her to get to work in remote tribal villages near Bhopal. She is interested in the History of Freedom Movement of India, Geopolitics and Indian Thought

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