I am undertaking research in the field of gender and queer theory in the Indian context and particularly interested in the intersection of literature with gender studies and its subsequent adaptation in various media forms, especially visual media (Indian cinema), across cultures. I have previously worked predominantly on Indian literature situating gender and related themes therein. However, I am now pursuing research with a more interdisciplinary approach with South Asia and its culture as my broader framework. I hold dual Masters’ degree in English Literature from the University of Delhi and IGNOU, India, with papers focusing on Indian Folk Studies and Comparative Literature, among others, along with a Certificate course on Feminist Dissent from the University of Warwick. For my doctoral research, I intend to focus on gender and its representation in Indian cinema, along with the role of language in constructing, asserting, and deconstructing power structures in the postcolonial context.
Some of my current projects include:
- Bearing the Non-Violent Legacies in the Womb: The Indian Case Study. In the second edited volume of Women and Non-Violence by Dr. Anna Hamling (Ed.), University of New Brunswick. The UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
- Culinary Conquests and Sexism: Tracing Gendered Rituals in Bengali Food Culture. London, UK: Birkbeck, University of London and London Center for Interdisciplinary Research.
- Queering Lines: Tracing Androgyny on Indian Stage. RMMLA Conference on Asian Drama and Performance. Colorado, USA: Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA).
- Academic papers on Shakespeare and its adaptations on India stages.