Prof. Faisal Devji is Reader in Modern South Asian History and Fellow of St. Antony's College. He is a specialist on indian intellectual history and political thought, and interested also in new forms of violence and the possibilities of non-violence in a global arena. Dr. Devji has written books on Mahatma Gandhi, Pakistan as a political idea and Islamic militancy.
Shivani Malik is a D.Phil studying Plant Sciences at Somerville. Continuing at OIS in her new role as President, she prioritise organised and inclusive operation of OIS. Having served at various student and academic bodies, her expertise lies in leading academic events, administration and outreach. She believes that the committee should represent the members and thus consensus on decisions is important to her. She focus on bringing influential leaders/planning panel events for discussions on a wide range of topics that are idea focused, foster learning and inspire conversations. During her term, we are also running a mentorship scheme for new students and ofcourse a range of cultural and social events.
Hi, I’m Anjali, a second year history student at St John’s college. Having led societies and attending council meetings throughout my school days, I have acquired a good grounding in efficient administration. Along with the rest of the committee, I organise and promote events which meet the demands of not only our members, but OIS’ wider audience. OIS members are kept up-to-date with committee decisions through weekly emails, and we work together to ensure they are well represented and a part of the society’s development.
Rohan is a history and economics undergrad at St John’s with a particular interest in modern South Asia. He comes to the post of treasurer with accounting experience, a deep love of spreadsheets, and a will to ensure that OIS has the resources to flourish. He’s excited to hear the ideas the society’s members and committee come up with, and is sure it’ll be a great year for OIS!
Debjit is in 3rd year, studying Mathematics and Computer Science, at St John's College. He has built this entire website, but that doesn't mean that he can fix your computer. He is here to help OIS about most of the IT work, but don't expect too much from him as he has a lot of course work and surprisingly, a social life.
Zaid Ahmed is an MSt candidate on the Diplomatic Studies Programme at Kellogg College. He brings with him several years of professional experience in transnational organizations working in Consulting, International Trade, and Investment Management across India, US, and the Middle East. He has previously served in different roles on executive committees of various Oxford university societies such as the Islamic Society, the Oxford Union and International Relations society among others. Zaid Ahmed is an alumnus of Aligarh Muslim University in India.
Elliot Bromley is a student at St Edmund Hall reading MSc Modern South Asian Studies (Contemporary India). Having completed his Undergraduate degree between King’s College London and The London School of Economics and Political Science, Elliot relocated to New Delhi, India, to work for IndoGenius. During his time spent with IndoGenius, Elliot gained an appreciation for context sensitivity whilst interacting with agencies, public and private, to increase India’s interface with the world; clients included the British Council, U.S. Department of State, and the European Commission. Elliot would like to see the Oxford University India Society continue to engage with contemporary India, particularly through bilateral collaboration, innovation, and discussion.
Mano Sathyamurthy is a 3rd year Engineering Science student studying at University College. Having previously been part of the Oxford HUMSoc committee, he has helped in organising various events including the annual Holi event and the Oxford Diwali Ball. As part of the Events team, he wishes to celebrate Indian culture by organising a range of social and cultural events throughout the year.
Naganand Saravanan, currently pursuing DPhil in Materials at St Edmund Hall. He is part of University Badminton team and Vice-captain of OIS Cricket team for this season. He is here to listen to your sporting requests and bring them in to light.