Our Mentors

Our Mentors

Harsh Mander

Harsh Mander is a social worker and writer, who works with survivors of mass violence and hunger, as well as homeless persons and street children. He is the Director of the Centre for Equity Studies and a Special Commissioner to the Supreme Court of India in the Right to Food case.

Harsh Mander formerly worked in the Indian Administrative Service, serving in the predominantly tribal states of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh for almost two decades.

Monirul Hussain

Professor Monirul Hussain had been a Visiting Fellow at the Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford and Visiting Professor at the School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Currently, he is Professor at the Department of Political Science, Gauhati University. Besides teaching at MA level and guiding research at doctoral level, he is now engaged in research on ethnicity, human security and forced migration in North East India

Prita Rani Jha

Prita Rani Jha is a legal activist and researcher based in Ahmedabad. She works on justice for survivors of mass violence and violence against women. Mrs Jha is also leading an organization ‘Peace & Equality Cell’. 

Mustafa Ahmed Barbhuiya

Mustafa A. Barbhuiya, PhD, MB (ASCPi) was a Helis Foundation Fellow at the prestigious Institute of Cell Engineering & McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Baltimore, Maryland, USA during 2013-2015. Currently, Dr. Barbhuiya is working as a senior post-doctoral fellow at The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is associated with Association for India’s Development (AID) and Assam Foundation of North America (AFNA) and believes to work for lesser privileged as part of what he calls his professional social responsibility.