Ms Arshita Nandan

Honorary Trustee

Arshita is an academic and a researcher. She is passionate about conflict studies, critical theory and the inter-relations between art and resistance. She has recently completed her Masters in Peace and Conflict studies from the University of Kent and University of Marburg and her thesis topic was; “The Individuation of Non-Violent Resistance in Palestine and Israel – A Theoretical Exploration of the Existence and Potentials of Combatants for Peace” . She has previously gained some expertise in education and women studies.

At Books2Africa, Arshita has been a volunteer and a representative. She contributes to different aspects of the organisation, such as submitting grant applications, participating at fundraising events and representing Books2Africa at international forums and events. Arshita was one of two ambassadors, who represented Books2Africa at the UN-ECOSOC High Level Committee meeting in New York, where they shared the stage with several prominent NGOs to talk about the environmental and social impact of the charity.

Arshita is currently a Doctoral candidate and a Graduate teaching Assistant at the University of Kent. Her field of research is post-colonial conflict analysis. She focuses on South Asian conflicts and attempts to look at resistance movements as tools for understanding conflict transformation.

Arshita is also an expert in binge watching TV series 🙂

Ph.D, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK
October 2019 — Present
Graduate Teaching Assistant and PhD researcher. Field: International Conflict Analysis.

Master of Arts, Peace and Conflict Studies (Joint International program), University of Kent, School of International Relations and Political Science , Canterbury, UK
September 2017 — October 2019
Masters Thesis: The Individuation of Non-Violent Resistance in Palestine and Israel

Master of Arts in Political Science, Kirori Mal College, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi,  New Delhi, India
July 2015 — July 2017

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (Honors), Gargi College, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India
July 2012 — July 2015

Skills

Reading
Writing
Research
Public Relations
Organizing events

IT Skills

MS Office
STATA
Excel

Other Skills

Talking politics
Writing Grants
Editing

Language Skills

Hindi
English

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Shipping and delivering 1 million books every year
involves the following:

Volume
  • 20,000 books fit in 1 x 20ft container
  • 1,000,000 books fit in 50 x 20ft containers
  • 4 x 20ft containers shipped monthly
Costs
  • £5,000 to process, ship and clear each container of 20,000 books
  • £20,000 delivers 4 containers monthly
Fundraising Target
  • 2,000 individuals giving £10 or more monthly, or 50 corporate partners sponsoring 1 container per year. Thank you.

30%

Processing in the UK

30%

Freight from the UK

40%

Clearing and haulage in Africa

Books2Africa is a UK registered charity number 1152599