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
- Rising sea levels and heavy storms are displacing millions in the world’s largest delta.
- Many in the state of Rajasthan have dropped out of school during the pandemic, facing pressure to get married.
- New laws against religious conversion threaten interfaith marriages in India.