Amitangshu Acharya

Amitangshu Acharya is an Indian academic, researcher, and writer.

A human geographer, Acharya specializes in the field of political ecology, focusing on postcolonial nature in South Asia. In his writings, he explores the ruptured relationship between people and their environment, while documenting sites and struggles where plural knowledge systems and practices reclaim hope for a sustainable future. He has written on water cultures, the climate crisis, and everyday urbanism in The Economist, The Independent, Huffington Post, The Hindu, Khaleej Times, Indian Express,, and The Mint. He completed his PhD. from the University of Edinburgh as a Leverhulme Trust scholar. He is currently a lecturer at the IHE-Delft Institute for Water Education in the Netherlands, where he is developing pedagogies and research programs to reimagine water in the majority world.