Sanjoy Hazarika is a human rights activist, scholar, author, journalist and filmmaker. He is currently International Director of the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative. Hazarika is the author of several books, including most recently Strangers No More, New Narratives From the North East, a successor to his acclaimed Strangers of the Mist. He is also a columnist and commentator on rights issues, conflict, migration and development-related issues in the North East and its neighbourhood. He is currently working on two new books, including a travelogue. Earlier, he was Founder-Director of the Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research at Jamia Millia Islamia and has launched C-NES, which pioneered the boat clinics on the Brahmaputra. Hazarika’s documentaries include river journeys, films on the endangered Gangetic Dolphin and the impact of conflict on women in the region.