Astha Rajvanshi is examining the lives of women and marginalized communities in India and greater South Asia as a Levinson Fellow. She is exploring how groups navigate the notions of safety and freedom amid a rapidly changing political and economic landscape. Previously, she worked for the New York Times Magazine and was a recipient of the Open City Fellowship by the Asian American Writers Workshop in New York. Originally from Sydney, Australia, she is a graduate of Columbia University’s Stabile Center for Investigative Reporting, where she was a Brown Institute Scholar for Media Innovation and a Global Migration Reporting Fellow.
Dispatches from Astha Rajvanshi
Climate change is forcing Indian fishermen to keep rebuilding their homesRising sea levels and heavy storms are displacing millions in the world’s largest delta.
The cost of educating an Indian girlMany in the state of Rajasthan have dropped out of school during the pandemic, facing pressure to get married.
The fight against ‘love jihad’New laws against religious conversion threaten interfaith marriages in India.