Nishita Banerjee

External Consultant | nbanerjee at iihs dot ac dot in

EDUCATION:
2014    BA (Hons), History, Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi University, Delhi

 

 

 

Countries: India
States: Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi
Cities: Udaipur, Jhajjar, Chanderi, Barabanki, Delhi
Languages: English, Hindi, Bengali

Nishita has over four years of experience working at the grassroots. After completing her Bachelor’s, she was part of the Gandhi Fellowship, a two-year residential fellowship in tribal hinterlands of Jhadol, Udaipur. As part of the fellowship, along with her teammates, she started a social enterprise called Mahavari Se Yaari, aiming to combat poor menstrual health in the region by promoting low-cost reusable sanitary napkins.

 

Nishita also worked with the Digital Empowerment Foundation on strengthening small-scale artisanal businesses in handloom clusters of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Orissa.

 

In 2017, she was part of the Chief Minister’s Good Governance Associate (CMGGA) Programme in Haryana, where she worked on strengthening the implementation of state policies pertaining to Land Governance, Khadi and Village Industries Board and Prison Reforms, among others.

 

Before joining IIHS, Nishita worked on conceptualising Awalkhana—an institute of ‘everyday heritage’. She worked with the founder of the organisation in the revival of a disappearing art form called ‘Bharua Khashida’, one of the oldest forms of embroidery in Bihar.

 

Nishita’s interests lie in understanding public policies, intangible cultural heritage and livelihoods.

 

At IIHS, Nishita supports the land project.

Other Writing 
  • Banerjee, N. (2017, April 25). An English language course tailor-made for girls is also attracting boys in this U.P. village. The Better India
  • Banerjee, N. (2017, February 11). Meet the man keeping the prehistoric art of bone-carving alive in rural Uttar Pradesh. The Better India. 
  • Banerjee, N. (2015). Know your city: Kathak aur Lucknow. Lucknow Society.
  • Banerjee, N. (2015). Know your city: Topi aur Lucknow. Lucknow Society
  • Banerjee, N. (2015). Know your city: Naqqashi aur Lucknow. Lucknow Society
  • Banerjee, N. (2015). Know your city: Ikka, Tanga aur Lucknow. Lucknow Society
  • Banerjee, N. (2014). Know your city: Kanghi aur Lucknow. Lucknow Society
  • Banerjee, N. (2014). Know your city: Paandaan, Khaasdaan, Ughaldaan aur Lucknow. Lucknow Society
  • Banerjee, N. (2014). Know your city: Bone handicraft and Lucknow. Lucknow Society.
  • Banerjee, N. (2014). Know your city: Churi / Qaenchi aur Lucknow.   Lucknow Society
  • Banerjee, N. (2014). Know your city: Ittra aur Lucknow. Lucknow Society
  • Banerjee, N. (2014). Know your city: Gota aur Lucknow. Lucknow Society
  • Banerjee, N. (2014). Know your city: Chaandi ka warq aur Lucknow. Lucknow Society
  • Banerjee, N. (2014). Know your city: Chikankari aur Lucknow. Lucknow Society
  • Banerjee, N. (2014). Know your city: Zardozi aur Lucknow. Lucknow Society.
  • Banerjee, N. (2014). Know your city: Huqqa aur Lucknow. Lucknow Society