Swagata Saha

Junior Fellow

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Swagata Saha is a Junior Fellow with the ORF China Regional Studies Initiative at the Kolkata chapter. She is currently working on the project 'Understanding Public Perception: India and China' and is a team member of the China Weekly Monitor. Her research areas include India's neighbourhood policy towards China, border problems and China's socio-political scenario.

Swagata has contributed articles to East Asia Forum, Asia Times and The Telegraph. She has written the book chapters "Whither India and China in the 21st Century: Looking through the prism of India's North Eastern and China's South Western aspirations" in the edited JAIR-ICWA book (2014) and "Modi's Chinese Chances" in the edited volume India Calling: A World of Opportunities (2015).

She graduated from St. Xavier's college with BA (Honors) in Political Science. She pursued her MA in Political Science with specialisation in Research Methodology. Her dissertation was titled "Tribal Identity in Flux in the 21st Century: A study of Tribal Life in the 24 Parganas (North)."


  • China

Current Position(s)

  • Junior Fellow, China Regional Studies Initiative, ORF Kolkata

Past Position(s)

  • Teacher, NGO OFFER
  • Research Assistant, UGC-sponsored project 'Rise of Left Front in West Bengal'


  • MA, Political Science
  • BA (Hons), Political Science, St. Xavier's College