Namrata Nirmal

External Consultant | nnirmal at iihs dot ac dot in


2022    Integrated MA, English Studies Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Countries: India
States: Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra
Cities: Bengaluru, Chennai, Mumbai
Languages: English, Hindi, Malayalam

Namrata Nirmal is an associate editor of Urbanisation, IIHS’ biannual journal published by Sage Publications. She handles initial evaluations, editing, and outreach for the journal. As part of the Word Lab, she provides editorial support for book publications and grey literature. She also assists with the programming for City Scripts, an annual urban writings festival, and teaches writing in the Urban Fellows Programme.


Namrata holds an integrated MA in English Studies, with a minor in Development Studies, from IIT Madras. Her thesis explored the literary representation of women in the city, with a focus on Indian English fiction.


  • Word Lab, Writing, Editing, Urban Fellows Programme (UFP), IIHS
  • Tamil Nadu Urban Sanitation Support Programme
  • Global Commission on the Economics of Water
  • Understanding and Improving Women’s Work on Digital Labour Platforms
  • Transforming Education for Sustainable Futures (TESF)
  • Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture as Green Infrastructure (UP-AGrI)
  • Land Records Modernisation and e-Governance Initiatives