Dr Amit Ranjan is an alumnus of the coveted Endeavour Research Fellowship and the Inlaks Shivdasani Research Fellowship. He was a Visiting Fellow at University of New South Wales (UNSW) Australia in 2010. His doctoral research about John Lang, an Australian writer, journalist and lawyer who lived in India in the mid 19th century has been widely acclaimed. Currently he is an Australia Awards Ambassador, as also a Fulbright Fellow for 2015-16. He also writes poetry and plays.