“Any change in the society can be brought through the judicious use of the law,” says Namrata Dubey, one of our most dedicated scholars. Namrata has always been fascinated by the law, and she dreams of becoming a human rights lawyer.
What stands out about Namrata is her sincerity and dedication towards her work or, for that matter, almost anything. Her mentors have always been in awe of her eagerness to learn, and the sincerity she puts into her work. The eldest among three siblings, Namrata has always been the apple of her father’s eye. “I am proud of my daughter!” proclaims her father enthusiastically, who is the sole bread winner of his family of five. He runs a small shop at Park Street, Kolkata. “There were times when all five of us had to live in that 10/10 shop of ours and live entirely on my income from it. Yes, all five of us. I always felt really sad that I couldn’t do more for her, in spite of her being such a good student. I am so proud of her when I see that she has forged her own path out of our poverty,” her father told us.
Namrata shifted several schools growing up because of her family’s poverty. She supported herself through much of middle and high school through various scholarships she received for her academic prowess. After school, she joined South Calcutta Law College, Calcutta University to pursue her dream of becoming a human rights lawyer. This was when she came to know about IDIA, and one crash course and two months later, she made her way into the Institute of Law, Nirma University on the basis of her CLAT score.
Namrata presented a paper, ‘Implication of Language used in Legal Judgments on Society and Role of Judges therein,’ at Jindal Global Law School in her first year. She is an avid reader and loves cooking and dancing. She is extremely articulate, able to clearly present her opinion on anything from history and politics to philosophy. We are confident that she is a successful human rights lawyer in the making!