Anindita Patra is a culture and development professional working with Contact Base (India). Her areas of work concerns safeguarding and revival of Intangible Cultural Heritage.
She has completed her M.Phil. in International Relations with specialization in Community Studies from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. Her interest in different aspects of community studies led her to pursue short-term courses on Human Rights, Buddhist Studies, Sustainable Cities and Cultural Management in the Digital Age.
She has worked with the artist communities of West Bengal, Odisha and Rajasthan on identifying their needs and designing sustainable solution models accordingly.
Social entrepreneurship and cultural tourism are areas that she has worked on and would like to explore more.
Her areas of interest are documentation of ICH, heritage sensitive marketing of ICH and community led cultural tourism.

This research project, Heritage Sensitive Intellectual Property and Marketing strategies: India (HIPAMS - INDIA), is funded by the British Academy's Sustainable Development Programme, supported under the UK Government's Global Challenges Research Fund 2018-2021.