Curated by the Oxford India Society, Oxford India Policy Series aims at serving as a platform for politicians and academics to share and discuss policy proposals addressing both broad ranging systemic issues and actionable niche policy areas. The blog is an attempt to gather fresh ideas from academia that could be applied to real policy challenges.
Established in 2003, the Oxford Indian Society (OIS) was formed to engage Oxford students in Indian socio-political issues and celebrate the diverse culture of India. The OIS has since developed into a large and active student-run organization. OIS activities range from holding talks and seminars with leading public policy practitioners from India to organizing social events which celebrate Indian festivals and art.
The annual OIS symposium held in October each year witnesses leading politicians, academics, commentators and business figures from India and the United Kingdom coming together to discuss and debate contemporary issues relevant to both countries and their relationship.
About the editors:
Aparajita Bharti recently graduated from the Master of Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University. She has worked as a legislative assistant to a Member of Parliament, a journalist and as a Faiths Act Fellow with the Tony Blair Faith Foundation in the past. Her twitter handle is @BhartiAparajita
Sadia Zafar is currently pursuing her Masters in Comparative Social Policy at the University of Oxford. She studied Sociology at St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai before coming to Oxford, and has previously interned at Greenpeace and Teach For India.
Editorial guidelines: Posts are welcome from all Oxford graduates, D.Phil students and academics. This blog strives to involve non Oxford academics and practitioners also, however it is strongly recommended that the guest writers discuss ideas with the editorial team by mail (given below).
The blog aims at publishing posts that discuss specific policy proposals in the chosen area. The posts should be 750-1000 words and must be original pieces of work. The posts can be about any current policy/developmental issue in India.
For contributions/queries, write to us at: [email protected]