Anasua Basu Ray Chaudhury


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Anasua Basu, PhD, is a Fellow with ORF's Neighbourhood Regional Studies Initiative. She specialises in South Asia, energy politics, forced migration and women in conflict situations in South Asia.

As the recipient of the Public Service Broadcasting Trust Senior Media Fellowship 2007, Anasua produced a paper titled "Vernacular Dailies and the Ethnic and/or Religious Stereotypes in the Time of Violence." She has received the Kodikara Award from the Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS), Colombo in 1998-99 and published "The Energy Crisis and Sub-regional Cooperation in South Asia" in 2010 at RCSS. She was an ICSSR Post Doctoral Fellow (2004-06) at the Centre for the Studies of Developing Societies (CSDS), Delhi.Anasua's recent publications include Sanghat o Shason: Purbattor Bharater Diary (Bengali) (Gangchil 2013); Women in Indian Borderlands (co-edited) (Sage 2011); and SAARC at Crossroads: The Fate of Regional Cooperation in South Asia (Samskriti 2006). She is also the co-author of a 2006 Calcutta Research Group report titled "Voices of the Internally Displaced in South Asia."  


  • South Asia
  • Energy
  • Forced Migration
  • Women in Conflicts

Current Position(s)

  • Fellow, ORF Neighbourhood Regional Studies Initiative
  • Honorary Researcher, Calcutta Research Group


  • PhD, International Relations