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  • Medha

    Visiting Fellow
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    Archive data: Person was Visiting Fellow at IDSA from November 2015 to February 2016

    Joined IDSA

    November 17, 2015


    India’s foreign and security policy; Identities and International Relations; Islam and Foreign Policies; Non-Western IR theory; Media, war and conflict


    M.A. in Media Studies (Specialisation: War and Conflict), Aarhus University, Denmark and Swansea University, Wales, UK

    Current Project

    The Self and the Other: Islam in Indian Identity and Foreign Policy (PhD Project)


    Medha is a Research Fellow/Doctoral Student at GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg. Her current research focus is on the role of Islam in India’s identity and foreign policy. She has previously worked at IDSA on projects exploring India’s strategic and security outlook and trends in India’s relations with West Asian countries. Prior to this she worked as a journalist covering politics and foreign relations in India (The Times of India), Germany (Deutsche Welle), The Netherlands (Radio Netherlands Worldwide) and Canada (The Vancouver Sun).

    Select Publications

    • Medha (2015), Book Review: Standardizing Diversity: The Political Economy of Language Regimes. Amy H. Liu. University of Pennsylvania Press. 2015.
    • Medha (2015), Book Review: Caricaturing Culture in India: Cartoons and History in the Modern World. Ritu Gairola Khanduri. Cambridge University Press. 2014.
    • Medha (2014), Den Puls der Nation überwachen: Modi und die indischen Medien, Südasien: Zeitschrift der Südasien Büro e.V., 3-4.
    • Medha/Kumar, Manali/ Chauhan, Rahul (2013), Scenarios 2030, in: Rumel Dahiya (ed.), Developments in the Gulf Region: Prospects and Challenges for India in the Next Two Decades, New Delhi: IDSA