The Prajnya Trust


The Visitors' Programme at Prajnya

The Atithi Programme follows from Prajnya’s commitment to collaborative and cooperative learning and research. We invite scholars and practitioners working in areas relating to our initiatives, who have funding and who would like to be affiliated with a research and public education organization during their fieldwork period, to write to us.

Affiliation with Prajnya at present brings logistical help, help with research planning on the ground and engagement with our research and public education activities. The Fellowship affiliations do not have a financial component or a specific residency period.

Saakshi Fellows

The Prajnya Resource Centre on Women in Politics and Policy is envisioned as a centre for documentation, archives and research relating to women’s work and experiences in the public sphere. Saakshi Fellows are affiliated with the Resource Centre for the duration of their project.

    Saakshi Fellows:
  • Linda Racioppi, 2011-16
  • Shakthi Manickavasagam, 2015-present
  • Amanda Randhawa, 2016-17
  • Archana Venkatesh, 2016-present

Shakti Fellows

Scholars and practitioners working on gender violence-related projects will affiliate as Shakti Fellows with the Gender Violence Research and Information Taskforce @ Prajnya. Their fellowship work might entail research and writing, programme development or development of advocacy materials and modules.

    Shakti Fellows:
  • Divya Bhat, 2013
  • Titiksha Pandit, 2014

Shanti Fellows

Peace activists, teachers and education scholars working on practical and academic projects relation to peace education will affiliate as Shanti Fellows with Prajnya’s Education for Peace Initiative.

    Shanti Fellow:
  • Chintan Girish Modi, 2019

Srishti Fellows

In the future, we hope to host creative artists—writers, visual and performing artists—as Srishti Fellows at Prajnya. Exploration, reflection, learning and expression are not the preserve of a few media or formats. We look forward to a day when Prajnya’s space will see a lively conversation between scholars, practitioners and artists on matters relating to peace, justice and security.

What do the words mean?

Saakshi – witness; Shakti – power; Shanti – peace; Srishti – creation.

To learn more, write to us.