My research interests include the Mahabharata, Languages and Cultures of South Asia, Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, Postcolonial studies, Film and Television studies, English literature, Hindi literature, Modern theatre, Print studies, International modernisms, Public culture, World literature, and Dalit literature. I have presented on these interests at SOAS University of London, Kings College London, Princeton, and the American Comparative Literature Association, among other places. My current research focuses on Mahabharata adaptations in Hindi and English TV, film, theatre, and print cultures after 1947.
2017, Ph.D., SOAS University of London
2012, M.A., SOAS University of London
2011, B.A., St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi
2019-present: Assistant Professor, Department of English, Shiv Nadar University.
2014-2018: Graduate Teaching Assistant-Teaching Fellow, Department of South Asia & Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies (CCLPS), SOAS University of London.
2015-2016, Charles Wallace India Trust Fellowship
‘Hostile Environment’, Wasafiri 111/37(3) (2022), pp. 68-75.
Elora Halim Chowdhury, Esha Niyogi De, eds. South Asian Filmscapes: Transregional Encounters (2020). Seattle: University of Washington Press. (Book review) BioScope 11(2): 214-7 (2021).
‘Nissim Ezekiel, Quest and the ICCF’, Anselm Franke, Nida Ghouse, Paz Guevara, Antonia Majaca (eds.), Parapolitics: Cultural Freedom and the Cold War (2021), HKW: Berlin & Cambridge: MIT Press, pp. 167-9.
“The Expanding Worlds of Indian English Fiction”, Indian Genre Fiction: Pasts and Future Histories (2019), eds. Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay, Anwesha Maity, and Aakriti Mandhwani. London and Delhi: Routledge, pp. 159-174.
Writers Organisation and Free Expression project (https://writersandfreeexpression.com/), AHRC funded project with University of East Anglia, University of Oxford and CNRS, Paris (1 year).
‘Many Mahabharatas’, PhD Project, SOAS University of London, part funding from Charles Wallace Trust India (1 year).