Sasha Riser-Kositsky

Sasha Riser-Kositsky joined Eurasia Group's Asia practice in 2011 as a researcher with a focus on India. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, with a triple major in South Asia studies, comparative politics, and diplomatic history for which he wrote an honors thesis examining the developmental benefits of state bifurcation in India. He travelled extensively across India to conduct primary research for his thesis, and interned with a social enterprise incubator in rural Rajasthan. "There is nothing more exhilarating in life than to be shot at without result." - Winston Churchill

Bihar - The Great Turnaround

The fertile plains of Bihar have long played an important role in the history of the sub-continent giving birth to both great empires and sweeping religious movements. Indeed the state's very name is derived from 'Vihara', the land of monasteries. Prince Gautama achieved enlightenment as the Buddha meditating under a tree in Bodhgaya while Mahavira, the founder of Jainism, was born in... Continue Reading

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