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Research Associate Spotlight

Swasti Bhattacharyya

Since 1959, the Brahma Vidya Mandir Ashram in Maharashtra has been home to a community of women who model wholistic ecofeminism grounded in Indian Dharmic traditions. Based on a lifetime of contact with the ashram and extensive interviews conducted with 17 of the sisters from 2006 to 2011, Research Associate Swasti Bhattacharyya's year-long project at the WSRP views their work through the lens of applied ethics.