Pratnashree Basu

Junior Fellow

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Pratnashree Basu is a Junior Fellow with ORF's Neighbourhood Regional Studies Initiative and Maritime Initiative. She is currently part of the project ‘Proximity to Connectivity: India and its Eastern and Southeastern Neighbours,’ of which the first project report, "India-Bangladesh Connectivity: Possibilities and Challenges," was published in June 2015 and the second report, "India-Myanmar Connectivity: Possibilities and Challenges," was published in December 2015. She also works on maritime politics in the Indian Ocean and the South and East China Seas. She is the Associate Editor of the South China Sea Monitor, a monthly bulletin collating the key issues and developments in the region.

Her recent publications include: A chapter titled "Negotiating the Asian Transformation" in the book Asia in Transition (Knowledge World Publications 2016); a project report titled "Stepping Stones for Cross-Border Engagement: The Case of Zokhawthar-Rhi," published by the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies and the Jadavpur Association of International Relations; a chapter titled "Looking East Through The Northeast: Challenges & Viabilities" in the book Northeast in India's Look East: Issues and Opportunities (June 2015); and a co-authored newspaper article titled "Trimming the Dragon’s Sails," in the Hindu Business Line (March 14, 2014).She has also been a Guest Lecturer at Gurudas College (University of Calcutta), the American Library, Kolkata, and a Research Assistant in a study involving women's human rights cases under Dr. Tamara Relis (Research Fellow at The London School of Economics and Political Science and also Columbia University Law School).


  • Indo-Pacific
  • Neighbourhood - India's Connectivity East

Current Position(s)

  • Junior Fellow, Neighbourhood Regional Studies Initiative and Maritime Initiative, ORF Kolkata

Past Position(s)

  • Guest Lecturer, Gurudas College, University of Calcutta


  • MPhil, International Relations, Jadavpur University