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South Asia Department

Recently Awarded PhDs & Current PhD Projects

Recently Awarded PhDs

2014
  • Mona Chettri Identitiy Politics in the Eastern Himalayas

  • Syed Asif Haider Muslim Modernities on the Hindi screen
2013
  • Rashi Rohatgi Abhimanyu Unnuth and the World of Mauritian Hindi Poetry
2012
  • Mayurika Chakravorty  Enchantment and the politics of subversion: fantasy fiction in colonial Bengal
  • David Jonathan Lunn Looking for Common Ground: Aspects of Cultural Production in Hindi/Urdu, 1900-1947
  • Udeni Samarasekara  Reconstructing the Transition from Oral to Written: The Comparative Genesis and Reception of the Iliad, the Ramayana and the Aeneid
  • Soofia Siddique  Remembering the revolt of 1857: Contrapuntal formations in Indian literature and history.
2011
  • Louise Harrington  Conflicted places and thirdspaces: the landscape of Partition in South Asian literature and film
  • Akhil Katyal  Playing a double game: idioms of same sex desire in India
2010
  • Nuno Mourato  Translating Hinduism: Juan Mascaro and Indian Spirituality

 

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2009

Manjita Palit  Songs of the Body: Embodiments of Sexuality in Bengali Literature and Culture, 1880-1920

Mara Malagodi  Constitutional Nationalism and Legal Exclusion in Nepal (1990-2007)

Abu Musa Mohammad Arif Billah  The Influence of Persian Literature on two Medieval Bengali Poets - Shah Muhammad Sagir and Alaol

Ana Jelnikar  Towards Universal Man: R. Tagore, W.B. Yeats, and Srecko Kosovel: Identity in Difference

2007

Sutanuka Ghosh  Identity politics and the twentieth century bhadramahila in Bengali women's fiction

2006

Choy Fah Kong  Saccakiriya: The Belief in the Power of True Speech in Theravada Buddhist Tradition

2005

Fabrizio Ferrari  The Shunya Purana of Ramai Pandit: a survey of ancestral beliefs of Bengal

Angela Eyre  Land, language and literary identity: a thematic comparison of Indian novels in Hindi and English

2004

Tsering Chakya  The Emergence of Modern Tibetan Literature - gsar rtsom

Hepzibah Israel  Protestant translations of the Bible (1714-1995) and defining a protestant Tamil identity

Hanne-Ruth Thompson  Towards a definitive grammar of Bengali: A study and criticism of research on selected grammatical structures

2003

Rhoderick Chalmers  "We Nepalis". Language, literature and the formation of a Nepali public sphere in India, 1914-1940

Rochelle Pinto  The Formation of a Divided Public: Print, Language and Literature in Colonial Goa

Current PhD Projects

Priyanka Basu
Priyanka Basu

‘Cockfight in Tune: Reading Nations, Communities and Performance in the “Bengali” Kobigaan’

Georgie Carroll
Georgie Carroll

Repertoires of Water and Aquatic Fauna in Indian Literatures: an Ecocritical Approach.


Eleanor Halsall
Eleanor Halsall

The Indo-German beginnings of Bombay Talkies, 1925-1939

Maddalena Italia
Maddalena Italia

The erotic untranslatable: the modern reception of Sanskrit love poetry in the West and in India


Patricia Sauthoff
Patricia Sauthoff

Open Secrets and the Retention of Power in Kashmir Saivism

Chinmay Sharma
Chinmay Sharma

The Mahabharata re-constructed for Hindi and English publics: modernity and the 'national epic'


Krishna Prasad Upadhyaya
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‘Vulnerability and International Humanitarian Law: The Tharu Experience of Nepal’s Internal Armed Conflict (1996-2006)’

Bryony Whitmarsh
Bryony Whitmarsh

'The Narayanhiti Palace Museum: Memory, Power and National Identity'