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Short Term Fellowship Programme

Becoming a part of Anveshi’s activities has always meant entering a mentoring relationship, guiding one through research, activism, reflection and intervention in the public sphere. This learning experience can be rigorous, driven by the desire to infuse the gender question into the entire scope of public discussion and to renew the social force of scholarship.

The Anveshi Short Term Fellowship programme is informed by this culture of mentoring at Anveshi. It’s first phase was  conducted over a period of three years between 2005 and 2008. The objective of the programme is to mentor promising candidates, mostly women and preferably from Dalit/minority backgrounds, so that they become public intellectuals, social activists and committed academics. This programme is expected to have a significant impact on civil society in general and the voluntary sector in particular. The Sir Ratan Tata Trust funded this programme during the first phase.  Anveshi is currently exploring funding for a second phase of this successful programme.

Short Term Fellows 2012-2013

  • Ekta Singla worked on “formal schooling” click here to view the report.
  • Mirapa Madhavi
  • Md Mujeebuddin worked on Problems of Madrasa and Urdu Medium Students at Maulana Azad National Urdu University. click here for Report.

Short Term Fellows 2007-08

  • Domala Mallaiah worked on a project that teaches Dalit students in higher education English while also providing career counselling.  He made a documentary film titled “Merit Interrupted”.(this film is available on www.youtube.com in three parts. Link to part 1part 2part 3.
  • K.A. Nuaiman worked on print culture and the formation of Muslim public sphere in Malabar during the early part of twentieth century.
  • Mary Madiga’s general area of work was cultural performance and political representation.  She coordinated the performance of a Dakkali Puranam in 2008.
  • P. Anuradha’s project was with young adolescent students in government schools and social welfare hostels.  She was exploring ways to use story reading as a pedagogic practice.
  • Suresh P Thomas worked on the dynamics of caste, class and gender in Indian sport.
  • V. Usharani’s project explored the perceptions and needs of women around home, property and shelter in the Old City of Hyderabad.

Short Term Fellows 2006-07

  • M.A. Moid worked on a project on the political history of the Old City of Hyderabad
  • K.P. Girija looked at issues of caste in school text books in Kerala
  • P.V. Sreebitha examined the history and status of Ezhava women
  • K. Sudha documented experiences of Dalit women corporators in the Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad.
  • Praveen Kumar investigated the practice of Banamati in rural Telangana.

Short Term Fellows 2005-06

  • Lakshmi Kutty looked at the interface between the health care system and what is labeled the ‘non-compliant/intractable patient’. This study is part of a collaborative effort between Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, and Anveshi.
  • Shefali Jha completed a project exploring the space of central universities in Hyderabad as secular spaces, through the experience of Muslim students.
  • P. Srinivas made a documentary film on the Madiga Dandora movement in Andhra Pradesh.