Age: 23
Home Town: Bangalore, India
Education: Master of Science, Social Anthropology, University of Oxford
Specific Field Interests: Rural development, migration, livelihoods, policy and ethnography
Placement: Gene Campaign - Nainital, Uttarakhand
Area of Focus: Livelihoods

Highlights: Lakshmee is excited to explore different dimensions of India that she still has not experienced. Through this fellowship, Lakshmee wants to observe and participate in development practice while overcoming geographical challenges and cultural differences. She is interested in approaching development with a qualitative anthropological orientation. She wants to be part of a change that exceeds her expectations and that of the fellowship. Prior to AIF, she did her Masters in Social Anthropology and worked with the Indian Institute for Human Settlements.

Posts by lakshmeesharma


Fellowship and Beyond: The Importance of Women-Led Change

Earlier this year, I got the opportunity to participate in an Alumni panel during the […]


Waters of March

I’ve tried to reflect on what I value the most from this fellowship experience. There […]


Jai Kisan: Incentivizing Agriculture

“Five years ago, the only thing we had to buy from a shop was rice. […]


Logistics of Development (Or How I Survived a Hailstorm)

On a lazy October evening in 2015, I decided to go over to a friend’s […]


A Route of One’s Own

“A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to […]


Of Boars and Babies (Part 2)

The Midpoint conference was quite eventful, if you couldn’t tell already. Midpoint was followed by […]


Of Boars and Babies (Part 1)

The 30 fellows scattered around the subcontinent met for the first time in three months […]


For She Who Tills

January began with a particularly strong wave of writer’s block. I found myself procrastinate a […]


Race, Caste, and What We Consume

I completed a Bachelor of Arts (Triple Major) in Psychology, Sociology, and Literatures in 2014. […]


Mountain Grain Madness

  The first thing you notice about Mukteshwar is the sky. It is clear blue […]

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