Sanjoy Hazarika

Sanjoy Hazarika

Writer, Commentator & Filmmaker

Sanjoy Hazarika is Director of the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative and former founder/director for the Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research at Jamia Millia Islamia University where he held the Dr. Saifuddin Kitchlew Chair. He is Founder and Managing Trustee of North East Studies, which runs the pioneering boat clinics on the Brahmaputra in Assam. Hazarika is one of North East India’s best known commentators and has held number of advisory positions both in Central and State Government Committees and Universities. A prolific writer, commentator and documentary filmmaker, Hazarika has authored several acclaimed books on the North East including Stranger of the Mists, Rites of Passage and Writing on the Wall. A major new book on the region will be published this year.



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