Dr Sarmila Bose

Senior Research Associate, Centre for International Studies, Department of Politics and International Relations


Dr Bose is an academic and journalist with principal interests in the politics and public policies of South Asia. Her current work is on migration and identity formation of Bengal 'kayasthas', the practice of democracy in India, and the roots of long-term armed conflict in the frontier areas of India and Pakistan. She was the inaugural Director of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the Department of Politics and International Relations. Her current research focuses on electoral politics and public policy issues in India.


  • Politics and policy issues in South Asia (principally India, Pakistan, Bangladesh)

Media experience

Dr Bose has 20 years' experience in political journalism and commentary in and on India, in both print and broadcast media.