Anuradha Choudry

Co-Principal Investigator for India

Anuradha, Assistant Professor at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences and Outreach Coordinator at the Indian Knowledge Systems, Division of Ministry of Education, Government of India, is anchored in Sanskrit studies, Psychology, Indic philosophies, and yoga traditions. An international speaker, MOOC coordinator, and yoga practitioner, she travels the globe widely to conduct and disseminate Indic research. She also specializes in cultural heritage and community traditions for ecosystem-dependent societies inhabiting vulnerable delta ecologies such as the Chilika and the Sundarbans. She is the recipient of many prestigious awards and accolades from institutes such as the European Union of Yoga, the United Nations, and IIT Kharagpur.

In this project, Anuradha will experiment with cognitive frameworks to map transitions from community vulnerability to viability in fragile ecosystems. She will also be instrumental in expanding the outreach network alliance by identifying partners, stakeholders, and agencies from different parts of the country to infiltrate vitality and momentum into the larger agenda of ENGAGE4Sundarbans.