Abhishek Saha is a PhD candidate at the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography at the University of Oxford. His research, funded by the ESRC, focuses on questions of citizenship in India.

As a journalist, Saha covered northeastern India for The Indian Express (2018-21) and Kashmir for the Hindustan Times (2015-18).

Born and raised in Assam, India, Saha graduated as a civil engineer from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, before switching to journalism. He studied Print Journalism at the Asian College of Journalism, Chennai; and Migration Studies at the University of Oxford.

Saha won the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award for his coverage of the Kashmir unrest of 2016.

His debut book No Land’s People, a reportage-driven account of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, was published by HarperCollins in 2021. The book was shortlisted for the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar 2022.