ORGANISING TEAM

Bhavna Tripathy worked as a Research Assistant with the Centre for Armed Forces Historical Research of the United Service Institution of India, New Delhi, from June to October 2013. Previously, Bhavna worked at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi, on its Strategic Trends 2050 Project, a scenario planning project initiated by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). She was also involved in the IDSA National Strategy Project (INSP), working extensively on national security and foreign policy issues. She has an MSc. in History of International Relations, from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Bachelor’s of Commerce (hons.) degree from Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi University. Her research interests include Sino-Indian relations, the role of perception and publicopinion in foreign policy, and maritime security in the Indian Ocean.

Kalathmika Natarajan worked as a Research Assistant at the Centre for Armed Forces Historical Research of the United Service Institution of India, New Delhi from July 2013 to January 2014. Previously, she worked as a research intern with the South Asia centre and Pakistan Project group at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi. She holds an MSc. in International Relations fromRoyal Holloway, University of London, and a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism(hons.) from MOP Vaishnav College, University of Madras. Her research interests include de-colonisation, conceptions of national identity in postcolonial India, and the impact of colonialism on identity and foreign policy.

Ashwin James Lal and Haripal Singh Brar worked as Research Assistantsat the Centre for Armed Forces Historical Research of the United Service Institution of India, New Delhi for a brief duration in 2014. Theyassisted with the setting up of the project’s website and also coordinated the 'India and the Great War' conference held in March 2014.

Bhanushali Gahlot worked as a Research Assistant at the Centre for Armed Forces Historical Research of the United Service Institution of India, New Delhi from August 2014 to Jan 2015. She holds a Bachelor's degree in History (hons.) from the Delhi University. Previously, she worked as a Programme Manager on 'INDIAFRICA: A Shared Future', a cultural exchange project undertaken by the Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India. Her research interests include oral and visual narratives, archiving, and the colonial history of India, with emphasis on the period of Partition.

Anubhav Roy worked as a Research Assistant at the Centre for Armed Forces Historical Research of the United Service Institution of India, New Delhi from May 2014 to Feb 2015. He holds a Master's degree in International Relations from the South Asian University, New Delhi, along with a Postgraduate Diploma in International Law and Diplomacy from the Indian Society of International Law, New Delhi. Previously, he worked as a project intern with the Steel Authority of India Ltd. His research interests are flexible, and include the likes of public diplomacy, India's neighbourhood policy, 20th century German militarization, the two World Wars, the Kashmir conflict, and the socio-political aspects of sports and cinema.

Taduru Swathi worked as a Research Assistant at the Centre for Armed Forces Historical Research of the United Service Insititution of India, New Delhi from May 2014 to March 2015. She holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from the South Asian University, New Delhi and a Bachelor’s degree in Technology from Kakatiya Institute of Technology and Science, Warangal. She has prior experience in the information technology sector, and has worked with MNCs in the field, both in India and abroad. Her research interests include Sino-Indian relations, particularly through the lens of Strategic Culture, Indo-ASEAN relations, cyber security, the two World Wars, and Cold War history.

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    The Joint USI-MEA Centenary Commemoration project highlights the oft-forgotten role of India in the First World War and commemorates those soldiers who served during the War. The project is aimed at exploring India’s engagement in the war from a variety of perspectives.
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