Parichay (পৰিচয়, ‘identity’) is a collaborative effort between law schools in India to provide legal aid to those filing appeals against their exclusion from the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam.  

At the blog, we hope to introduce Parichay’s work to a wider audience, and initiate conversations about citizenship, statelessness, and immigration laws. We recognise the absence of a space that centres perspectives from the Global South in examining these areas of study. To that end, we want to inspire dialogue between legal practitioners, academics, and activists, and amplify diverse legal, historical, and sociological narratives.

Editorial Board

Arunima Nair

Arunima Nair is a final-year LLB student at Jindal Global Law School, Sonepat, Haryana, where she is presently a Student Fellow at the Centre for Public Interest Law. She holds prior degrees in English Literature and Sociology from Lady Shri Ram College and the Delhi School of Economics respectively. Her interests lie in public law, jurisprudence, and socio-legal studies. She is the current Managing Editor of the Parichay Blog.

Anna Kallivayalil

Anna Kallivayalil is a third year law student at National Law University Delhi. Her interests lie in the fields of human rights law, technology law and public policy.


Arushi is a fourth-year LLB student at Maharashtra National Law University Mumbai. Her interests lie in constitutional law, human rights law, discrimination law, and transgender rights.

Ayan Gupta

Ayan Gupta is a Third Year student at National Law University, Delhi. His interests include constitutional law, international law and history.

Darshana Mitra

Darshana Mitra is one of the co-founders of Parichay. She teaches citizenship and immigration law at the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences.

Eeshan Sonak

Eeshan is a second year law student at the National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, Hyderabad. He is passionate about Public Law, specifically Constitutional Law and Human Rights.

MD Tasnimul Hassan

Tasnimul is a law undergraduate at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. He is a National Coordinator (Academics) at Students For Liberty, South Asia; and the Publications Coordinator at CB Educational Services LLP. He is a part of the inaugural cohort of Fellowship For Freedom in India, and a Consultant at 180 Degrees Consulting JMI. Having developed a passion for advocating individual liberty, he often finds himself working on issues of criminal justice and human rights.