Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2008
This description of Nidhi Prahba Tewari's work was prepared when Nidhi Prahba Tewari was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2008.
Nidhi Prabha Tewari is transforming the political process in India from a patronage system to one that emphasizes policy issues and meritocratic advancement. By focusing on youth wings of national political parties, Nidhi trains the next generation of political leaders in a new type of politics, and puts pressure on current members of parliament to reform as well. In changing the manner of political interaction within national parties, Nidhi is strengthening the links of representation and the health of the democratic system.
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