Ashoka Fellow
India
Fellow Since 1998
    This description of Soumyadeep Datta's work was prepared when Soumyadeep Datta was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1998.
    Introduction
    Saumyadeep Datta is organizing indigenous youth groups to conduct conflict resolution and environmental preservation in the strife-torn northeastern region of India. They are establishing "people's sanctuaries" across the seven states in the Northeast and training ethnic groups to conserve their common forest heritage.
    The New Idea
    The Problem
    The Strategy
    The Person

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