Minds of the Movement

An ICNC blog on the people and power of civil resistance

Binalakshmi “Bina” Nepram

Binalakshmi "Bina" Nepram is an award-winning scholar and civil rights activist who is currently a visiting scholar at Connecticut College. Bina was born in Manipur Nation currently located in India's northeast region next to Myanmar. She is the founder of three organizations working on peace and justice and has authored five books. Bina is a recipient of Ashoka Fellowship, Dalai Lama Foundation's WISCOMP Scholar of Peace Award (2008), Sean MacBride Peace Prize (2010), CNN IBN Real Heroes Award (2011). Bina was named in October 2018 along with 2015 Nobel Literature Laureate from Belarus, Svetlana Alexievich as winner of Anna Politskovaya Award 2018 which will be presented in London in October 2019.