SHS MA Students 2018

Ankit Anand

Darbhanga, Bihar, India

Ankit has a Bachelor's (B.A. Hons.) in History from Delhi College of Arts & Commerce, University of Delhi. He has worked in the DCAC RTI project, NSS and was a core member of Equal Oppurtunity Cell. He has also worked with the University of Delhi Innovation Project as Junior Investigator. He wants to work in the field of Archaeology and pursue an academic career.

Aditya Chaturvedi

Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, India

Aditya has a Bachelor's degree (B.A. Hons.) in History from St. Stephen's College, Delhi University. He was awarded the Prem Nath Bhalla Memorial Prize for good academic records and interest in extra- curricular activities by the Department of History at St. Stephen's College. Aditya was also one of the Rhodes Scholarship (2016) finalists and Commonwealth Scholarship (2016) nominees from India. He wishes to study South Asian Bhakti traditions and explore limits of the modern disciplines to understand them. His interest lies in studying the doctrinal, practical, and performative aspects of these traditions. He practices Hindustani Classical Music and has been trained in Tabla and Vocals. He wants to pursue a career in academics.

Nupur Choudhary

Dhanbad, Jharkhand, India

Nupur has a Bachelor's in History from Ramjas College, Delhi University. She has a keen interest in women's studies and has worked in various organisations working for women across North and West India. She believes the the study of history and in particular that of the history of women, which had not seen enough work until the advent of feminist approach in 19th century, will help her further in exploring her interest in women's studies. She hopes that at Nalanda she will be able to explore her passion for this field further as she believes that women's studies in South Asia is an area that still needs a lot of work.

Jéssica Renaud Aparecido Curitiba

Paraná, Brasil

Jéssica has a title of License and Baccalaureate in History from Santa Catarina State University - At Florianópolis,Brasil. During her Bachelor's, Jessica did her research on female empowerment, using as an object of research, lyrics (sung by women) from the Brazilian musical genre Funk Carioca. Her areas of interest include Cultural History, History of Women, Gender and Sexuality, Political History and Social History.

Shatarupa Dutta

Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Shatarupa has a Bachelor's degree in History from the University of Delhi and has worked with Leaders for Tomorrow, as a volunteer. Her areas of interest include Ancient Indian History, Cultural Trends, Comparative Religion Studies, Archaeology and Anthropology.

Ajit Kumar

New Delhi, India

Manjay Kumar

Patna, Bihar, India

Manjay has a Bachelor's degree in Physics (B.Sc. Hons.). He is interested in studying the socio-economic structure of Indian subcontinent in medieval and modern period. His long-term vision is to provide education to under-privileged children.

Rashmi Kumari

Bihar Sharif, Bihar , India

Rashmi has a Bachelor's degree in Physics. She is interested in Archaeology and wants to spread awareness about the importance of preserving ancient artefacts and sites. She is interested in pursuing academic research and wants to work on developing her critical reasoning and analytical skills.

Annalisa Mansukhani

Delhi, India

​​Annalisa read History for her undergraduate degree from St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi. Her love for art history has remained constant since her initial engagements with the discipline; her specific areas of interest include contemporary art and photography, heritage studies and the museum, and a more recent leaning towards visual anthropology. She aims to work further with museum spaces, curatorial studies and photography.

Tshering Penjor Phungyang

Tashi Yangtse, Bhutan

Tshering has a Bachelor’s degree in Education. He has worked as a School Teacher in Bhutan and is interested in the study Buddhist Culture and Religion. He wants to pursue a career in Religious History and Anthropology.

Rohit Prabhu


Aniket Prashant


Bibhuti Praveen


Riya Raj

Gaya, Bihar, India

Riya has a Bachelor's degree in History. She is interested in Archaeology and wants to pursue a career in Marine Archaeology.

Sagarika Sarma


Gaurav Shrestha

Faridabad, Haryana, India

Gaurav has a Bachelor's degree (BA. Hons) in History. He is interested in Art History and Philosophy and is inspired by various artistic genres and styles. He wants to pursue research in Art History and learn more about art in order to innovate in his own artistic ventures.

Ravinder Singh

Almora, Uttarakhand

Ravinder has a Bachelor's degree in Business from GGSIPU, Delhi. He is interested in the History of Performing Arts in Southeast Asia.

Jigme Tenzin

Punakha, Bhutan

Jigme has a Bachelor's degree in Education from the Royal University of Bhutan and has worked as a teacher under the Ministry of Education in Bhutan for over seven years. At Nalanda he wants to focus on learning about Research Methodologies to develop skills that enable him to learn about Buddha and his land. He is excited to be studying in Rajgir as this town has an immense historical significance.

Sonam Tobgay


Rahul Verma


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