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2011 Indian Rhodes Scholars-elect nominated

Shreya Atrey

Shreya Atrey is in the final year of a BA LLB (Hons) degree at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad. She serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Nalsar Student Law Review and is an avid legal writer herself. She is also an athlete, and enjoys reading and travelling. She has a keen interest in legal education and pedagogy and hopes to read for the BCL at Oxford.

Gautam Bhatia

Gautam Bhatia is in the final year of a BA LLB (Hons) degree from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, where he is currently at the top of his class. He plans to read for the BCL at Oxford. His greatest passion in law school has been mooting. Outside the law, Gautam loves reading (science fiction and poetry, in particular), playing tennis, and following the exploits of Arsenal Football Club in the English Premier League.

Aparna Chaudhuri

Aparna Chaudhuri is in her final year of undergraduate study at Jadavpur University, Kolkata. She enjoys writing and translating: her English translation of Rabindranath Tagore’s Shey was published as a Penguin Modern Classic in 2007. She is in the second year of an advanced course in Bharatnatyam and holds a black belt in full-contact Karate, in which she recently won the Women’s National Kata Championship. She looks forward to pursuing a second BA (Hons) in English Language and Literature at Oxford.

Nilanjan Das

Nilanjan Das did his BA in Philosophy from Jadavpur University and stood first in first class. He is currently doing his MA in Philosophy from the same university. Nilanjan has been trained in the Kirana Gharana of Hindustani classical music and also in tappa, a form of 19th-century Bengali music. At Oxford, he wishes to read for a BPhil in Philosophy.

Challenger Mishra

Challenger Mishra is pursuing a five-year integrated Master's course in Physics from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Kolkata. He enjoys playing table tennis and football. At Oxford, he hopes to pursue a DPhil in theoretical physics from the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics.