Devashish completed his Bachelors (B.A.Hons.) and Masters (M.A) in History from University of Delhi. Later he pursued a graduate degree (Post-graduate, M.sc.) in Heritage Conservation and Management at the Wildlife Institute of India, UNESCO C2C. As a part of the course, he went to several field excursions and training programs at cultural and natural heritage sites and completed his masters dissertation work titled “Storied Landscape: A Study of the Ecological Narratives of the Bhotiyas”.
His research interest is in exploring how communities live on the land, and maintains relationships with the landscape. He is interested in exploring the human/non-human interactions by focusing upon the resource use and resource management patterns.
Previously, he worked with the Bhotiyas of Uttarakhand, Gujjars and Meenas of Rajasthan, and at the archaeological site of Vangchhia (Mizoram).