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    Education

    PhD in Film Studies from University of St Andrews (2020)

    Thesis title: The 1950s Hindi Film Song: Between Transgression and Memory

    MA in History from Jawaharlal Nehru University (2011)

    BA in History from Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University (2008)

    Other Publications

    Book Chapters and Papers

    “Loving but critical: The empathetic gaze of Luck By Chance.” in ReFocus: The Films of Zoya Akhtar, edited by Aakshi Magazine and Amber Shields. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2022. (forthcoming)

    “A language of its own: The songs in the films of Mani Ratnam.” in Musicals at the Margins: Genre, Boundaries, Canon, edited by Martha Shearer and Julie Lobalzo Wright, 144-157. New York: Bloomsbury, 2021.

    Tum Toh Mohammed Rafi Nikle: The song sequence in contemporary Hindi cinema.” South Asian Popular Culture Volume 17, Issue 2 (2019): 133-144.

    “Ghoul: Challenging the category of the ‘Nationalist Muslim’.” Economic and Political Weekly Volume 53, Issue 45 (2018).

    Edited Books and Journal Issues

    ReFocus: The Films of Zoya Akhtar, edited by Aakshi Magazine and Amber Shields. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2022. (to be published in July 2022)

    Guest-editor, with co-editors Senjuti Chakraborti and Souradeep Roy, for “Writing (in) the Post colony: Practicing Academic English in Indian Higher Education” for Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry, November 30, 2020.

    Book Reviews

    “The Irony and Legacy of Om Puri’s Career.” In Media Res, May 17, 2017. http://mediacommons.org/imr/2017/05/17/irony-and-legacy-om-puri-s-career

    Review of Biswarup Sen and Abhijit Roy, Channeling Cultures: Television Studies From India, in Studies in South Asian Film and Media Volume 8, Issue 1 (2016): 63-84.

    Review of David Neumeyer, Meaning and interpretation of Music in Cinema, in Frames Cinema Journal April 9, 2016. http://framescinemajournal.com/article/meaning-and-interpretation-of-music-in-cinema/

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