Anindita Biswas

Ethnographic Researcher

Ms Anindita Biswas is an accomplished professional in the field of mental health and social science. She holds a Master's degree in Social Work with a specialization in Mental Health from the prestigious Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai, and an M.Phil in Psychiatric Social Work from the renowned National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences in Bangalore.

Anindita is one of the pioneers in her country, who has made significant contributions in the area of ‘caste and mental health’, through impactful online talks and training programs. Her approach encompasses clinical and trauma-focused perspectives, underpinned by a strong commitment to social justice.

Ms Biswas has extensive experience in qualitative research. Her primary interest lies in understanding the lived experiences of marginalized communities and individuals with intersectional identities, including male sex workers, LGBTQIA+ communities, and Dalit communities.

Currently, she holds the position of Psychiatric Social orker at the esteemed Institute of Neurosciences in Kolkata, where she continues to make profound contributions to the field of mental health.

Within the Global Epilepsy research programme, Anindita assumes a pivotal role in the methodology of participant recruitment and serves as the interviewer, skillfully collecting oral histories from individuals living with epilepsy in India.