52 PARINDEY FELLOWSHIP
Sneharsi Dasgupta, Kolkata, West Bengal
Independent Media & Education
Sneharshi Dasgupta is born and raised in the city of Kolkata, West Bengal. He has worked as an American India Foundation (AIF) William J Clinton Fellow with Bhasha Sanshodhan Prakashan Kendra in Tejgadh, Gujarat. For his fellowship project, Sneharshi focused on the ‘Museum of Adivasi Voice’ where he researched digital accessibility, virtual curatorship, and outreach for museums during the pandemic times.
As a 52 Parindey Fellow, he travelled extensively in India and explored independent media and education initiatives. His goal was to document what remains undocumented by mainstream media. Furthermore, through his work, he delves into the ways in which community-led initiatives operate.
"I had a very enriching experience while travelling across India as part of the 52 Parindey Fellowship. Prior to my journey, I had limited understanding of alternative forms of livelihood. In the course of my journey, I not only had the opportunity to witness and learn first-hand about regenerative livelihoods but also immerse myself in some of these meaningful pursuits. This would not have been possible without the strategic guidance of the 52 Parindey Fellowship programme team and all the individuals who supported me. Forever grateful for this learning experience, I have acquired virtues like patience and humility during my pursuit of understanding diverse geography and knowledge systems."
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