Home Town: Kolkata, West Bengal
Education: B.A. in Philosophy and Humanities, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Karnataka
Specific Field Interests: Inclusive Development, Education, Heritage, Arts and Culture
Placement: Bhasha Sanshodhan Prakashan Kendra in Tejgadh, Gujarat
Area of Focus: Education

Fellowship Project: Design a roadmap for an indigenous museum and research center to document Adivasi voices, expressions, arts, and culture.

Highlights: Sneharshi is serving as an American India Foundation (AIF) Clinton Fellow with Bhasha Sanshodhan Prakashan Kendra in Tejgadh, Gujarat. For his fellowship project, he is conceptualizing new collections, presentations, and displays for the ‘Museum of Adivasi Voice’ and contributing to the issues on education, arts, and culture at Bhasha. Sneharshi recently graduated from the Manipal Centre of Humanities with a Bachelor’s in Philosophy and Humanities. He completed the summer programme on Political Theory and International Politics from the Department of Government, London School of Economics (LSE). At Manipal and LSE, Sneharshi worked on assignments dealing with issues related to caste, class, identity, marginalisation, material memories, and political philosophy. He also presented a paper on visual anthropology at the World Class Day organised by the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. Prior to AIF, he was an Archives and Outreach Intern at The Partition Museum in Amritsar. As an intern, he recorded, transcribed, and documented oral narratives of people who migrated to India during the 1947 partition. Sneharshi also worked as a youth worker for a platform based mobile app – ‘Meaningful’ based at the University of Cambrigde, UK. He was selected as a part of the Global Leaders programme by Exeter University, UK, and Heritage Walk Calcutta where he presented his work on heritage buildings in Kolkata. Sneharshi enjoys graphic designing, photography, filmmaking, and theatre.

Posts by Sneharshi.Dasgupta

Transect map of a Vietnamese village. Source: Jim Hammond.

Taking a Walk: Community Action using Transect Mapping and Visual Action Plan

As part of the 11th month of service at the American India Foundation, I had […]


Understanding Walking As A Research Method

Qualitative researchers often navigate methodologies to conduct fieldwork based on the space they aim to […]

The Adivasi Academy, Tejgadh, Gujarat. Source: Sneharshi Dasgupta

Rethinking ‘Fieldwork’ in Times of Pandemic

In the extraordinary predicament imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers from across the globe had […]

Photo 3: Shop at the Tejgadh market

Photo Essay: Fieldnotes from Tejgadh Market

“Where is the nearby market?” I asked my colleague, Narayanbhai at the Adivasi Academy. After […]

“Red Cross workers make anti-influenza masks for soldiers in Boston, Massachusetts in 1918”. Source: National Archives News, USA

Living Through History

At some point towards the end of 2020, given the myriad of problems imposed by […]

Part of a series of artwork depicting the indigenous version of Mahabharata in the Vaacha Museum of Voice, Tejgadh. Source: Sneharshi Dasgupta

The Expedition of Myth and Narratives in South Asia

Growing up, epics such as Mahabharata and Ramayana played a significant role in our preadolescent […]

Display at The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK. Source: The Fitzwilliam Museum.

Reducing the Distance: Museums in the Post-COVID-19 World

The year 2020 was a difficult one for museums across the world, small or big, […]


Why an Adivasi Museum Should Matter

Before delving into the specifics of an Adivasi museum, it is important to consider why […]

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