SOAS University of London

South Asia Department

Recently Awarded PhDs & Current PhD Projects

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Strategies of Sectarian Institutionalisation and Survival: Textual Antiquation and Redaction in the Svāminārāyaṇa Sampradāya






Recently Awarded PhDs

2016
  • Priyanka Basu  "Bengali" Kobigaan: Performers, Histories and the Cultural Politics of "Folk"
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
 

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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
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