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Shehla Rashid Shora
Research scholar at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi.


Shehla Rashid Shora has emerged as a prominent face of the student-youth movement in India. She was active in the movement seeking justice for Dalit research scholar, Rohith Vemula, who ended his life after facing prolonged harassment by the University of Hyderabad administration. She also led the movement for the release of JNU students, Kanhaiya, Umar and Anirban.


Discussant: Abha Sur
Professor, Women’s and Gender Studies at MIT
Chair: Ajantha Subramanian
Professor, Social Anthropology Program Director


There will be a private dinner with the speaker following the event from 6-8pm. Space is limited and those interested should register here.  Please direct any questions to


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