Fifteen young academics who have reversed the brain drain at the peak of their careers by returning to India.
Eight years ago, Sudhir Krishnaswamy, 38, was just completing his PhD from Oxford when he was offered a teaching position at Pembroke College. He gave it up to come back to India and work first as an adviser to the UPA Government before taking up a job at the Azim Premji University in Bangalore. Krishnaswamy and his team are now building a framework of empirical data to support legal systems reform in India. Lavanya Rajamani, 40, was teaching environment and international law at Cambridge, before returning to India in 2010 and becoming one of the leading voices on climate change law. Krishnaswamy and Rajamani are not alone. Much is still made of the fact that our brightest academics choose to study and teach abroad but there is now a slow reverse migration. We feature 15 bright scholars from a variety of fields who have decided to reverse the brain drain.