Anasua Basu Ray Chaudhury

Anasua Basu Ray Chaudhury is Senior Fellow with ORF’s Neighbourhood Initiative. She is the Editor, ORF Bangla. She specialises in regional and sub-regional cooperation in South Asia, energy politics, forced migration and women in conflict zones.

Anasua was the Visiting Fellow (2012) at The Maison des Sciences de I'Homme, Paris , where she work on the subject “Logistics of Regional Integration in Europe and Question of Sovereignty.” As the recipient of the Public Service Broadcasting Trust Senior Media Fellowship (2007), Anasua produced a paper — Vernacular Dailies and the Ethnic and/or Religious Stereotypes in the Time of Violence. She received the Kodikara Award from the Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS), Colombo in 1998-99. She is also the author of the paper — The Energy Crisis and Sub-regional Cooperation in South Asia — published by RCSS as Policy Studies 13. Anasua is also trained in Thematic Protection Learning Programme on Statelessness organized by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), Geneva.

Anasua was ICSSR Post Doctoral Fellow (2004-06) at the Centre for the Studies of Developing Societies (CSDS), New Delhi

She is the editor of the online journal — IAAPS Perspective. Co- editor of a peer reviewed journal: Journal of Development Policy Review (JDPR), published by IMPRI since 2020. She is a member in the Editorial Board of an international peer reviewed journals anmely: Borders in Globalisation Review published by Centre for Global Studies, Canada (since 2019); Journal for Indian Ocean research punlished by Routledge, New Delhi (Since 2020)

Her recent publications include: Caste and partition of Bengal: The Story of Dalit Refugees I 1946-1964 (Co-authored/ Oxford University Press: UK, 2022); India’s relations with neighbouring South and South East Asian countries: Perspectives on Look East to Act East (Springer Nature: Singapore, 2023): New futures of BIMSTEC: connectivity, commerce and security (co-edited/ Routledge: UK, 2021), Reimagining BIMSTEC: Strengthening regional solidarity across the Bay of Bengal region (Co-edited/ ORF: New Delhi, 2021); India– Myanmar Borderlands: Ethnicity, Security and Connectivity (co-edited/ Routledge: UK, 2020); Connecting Nations: Politico-Cultural Mapping of India and South East Asia (co-edited/ Primus: New Delhi 2019); The State of Being Stateless in South Asia (co-edited, Orient Black Swan: 2015); Women in Indian Borderlands (co-edited/ Sage 2011); and SAARC at Crossroads: The Fate of Regional Cooperation in South Asia (Samskriti: 2006).

Anasua is a regular contributor to peer reviewed journals, newspapers and magazines.

  • Treasurer (Honorary), Indian Association for Asian and Pacific Studies (IAAPS)

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