Thesis title: Landscapes of the Body: (Re)Imagining the Female Body post-1947
Supervisor: Professor Pablo Mukherjee
My research examines the ways in which postcolonial writers and artists interrogate the relationship between gender and landscape. By analysing works of prose, poetry, and visual art, this project traces a genealogy of artists whose depictions of the female body contribute to the construction of a new cultural geography that, in turn, speaks to gendered violence and nationalism within twenty-first century India.
Research Interests: gender studies; Partition; archive; Indian literature and art; oral histories; visual culture; queer theory; aesthetics; feminist theory; postcolonial studies.