Kishalay Bhattacharjee is currently a Professor and Executive Dean, Jindal School of Journalism and Communication and Director, New Imaginations. He is a journalist and former Resident Editor, New Delhi Television Ltd. (NDTV) who has reported widely from India’s conflict zones for over two decades.
His books include Che in Paona Bazaar: Tales of Exile and Belonging from India’s Northeast (Pan Macmillan India, 2013), Blood on My Hands: Confessions of Staged Encounters (Harper Collins India, 2015) and An Unfinished Revolution: A Hostage Crisis, Adivasi Resistance and the Naxal Movement (Pan Macmillan India, 2017). His forthcoming book is on identity, citizenship and nationality (Orient Blackswan 2020).
He has received several awards including the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award (2006- 07). He was nominated for the best current affairs programme by Association of International Broadcasting (AIB) Awards in 2013. Santi, Lucy and Thoibi, his documentary on HIV and Hepatitis C co-infection was selected for international festivals in Goa and Barcelona.
Kishalay Bhattacharjee was the first recipient of Penguin Random House Writers Residency Award (2016). He was Chair, Internal Security and a Senior Fellow at India’s biggest think tank, the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), 2011. He was a Panos Fellow for HIV/ AIDS (2007) and an Edward Murrow Fellow in Journalism (2006).
He is also the founder curator of ArtEast—a festival of art and livelihood held annually at the India International Centre, New Delhi.