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International, Urban and Social Development: Gender, Community and Nation


M.Phil., Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University

M.A., Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University

B.A., Jesus and Mary College, Delhi University


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Rajashree Ghosh

Rajashree Ghosh

Rajashree Ghosh

Rajashree Ghosh has worked in the field of social development in the arenas of gender, education, health, and environment. She has worked for the United Nations World Food Programme in India and has successfully liaised with Government, non-profit and multilateral agencies. She has translated her expertise into action research in remote corners of India and beyond. With an academic background in Sociology, she has combined knowledge in theory and practical experience gained in India and the U.S.

At the WSRC, her research project raises key issues related to land tenure in informal urban settlements in India. While this collaborative project seeks to provide “an opportunity for urban justice,” translating legal sanctions into practicality especially with eviction and tenure remains a continuous challenge. Along with partner organizations, Rajashree will take on this vital and imminent need to enhance women’s security of tenure. It is hoped that this study will also support advocacy at grassroots level and inform policy on redressing discrepancies in women’s land ownership rights in urban contemporary India.

The WSRC project represents Rajashree’s interest in gender issues in specific cultural contexts. She continues to maintain strong ties with her community and plans on a sustained global discourse on gender.

Current Projects

Situated in the Indian context my project focuses on gender inequities that plague its urban
landscape. The project engages strategic partners nationally and globally to inform policy
and action. This entails deepening engagement with women’s emerging grassroots justice
mechanisms to address issues related to land, housing and property rights.

Representative Publications

Ghosh, Rajashree. “International Women’s Day: From India’s perspective.” India New England, March 2012.

Ghosh, Rajashree. “Reflecting on changing view of India in the New Year.” India New England, January 2012.