Kum. Gargi L. Shanbhag

Research Assistant, Chanakya University
M.A.,Manipal University
Author, Researcher

Ms. Gargi is currently assisting the project “Political Concepts of Arthashastra, Mahabharata and Ramayana” under Dr. Vinayak Rajat Bhat, at Centre for Indian Knowledge Systems.

She’s a journalist-turned-geopolitical researcher who started her career by covering travel, lifestyle, food, cinema and eventually moved onto writing news, opinion and research pieces on the intersectional domain of geopolitics, foreign policy, terrorism, national security and world view.

Gargi’s MA dissertation was “An Analysis of Ancient Indian Strategic Thought and its Relevance in the 21st Century”; wherein she studied Mahabharata, Kautilya’s Arthashastra and Thiruvalluvar’s Thirukkural in depth.

During her MA course, she also presented a paper on “Critical Analysis of Russian Media coverage of Russia-Ukraine Conflict” at the Symposium hosted by Department of Geopolitics and International Relations, MAHE.

She also has interned under the mentorship of Retd. Colonel S Dinny, at Chanakya Forum, wherein she published a research article on ‘Kin Terrorism’ which talks about Islamic State’s recruitment plan in India.
Recently, she contributed a chapter, “An Assessment of the E3’s Perception of India as a Great Power” in “Reimagining India: In the Geopolitics of the 21st century” authored by Dr.Nanda Kishor M S and Sri.Prashanth Vaidyaraj