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Department of Politics and International Studies

Ms Sruthi Muraleedharan

BA Political Science (Delhi University), MA (Delhi University), MPhil (Delhi University)


Sruthi Muraleedharan
Department of Politics and International Studies

Tutor - Introduction to Political Theory

Ms Sruthi Muraleedharan
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SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Russell Square: College Buildings
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Thesis title:
Symbolic Encounters: Identity, Performativity and Democratic Subjectivity in India (Preliminary Title)
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PhD Research

Symbolic politics corralled with performativity is the nature of practical politics today.  The fact that much of political mobilizations in the present times have a 'performative' angle to it can't be denied, whether it is the Arab Spring or the Occupy Movement.  The focus of my study is to analyze this 'performance' in politics, performativity and subject formation and the visual cultural production through symbolic and spectacle creation within the context of Identity politics in India.  The main question of enquiry is to locate how these kinds of mobilizations based on public performances in the political domain negotiate with the 'political'.


American Political Science Association

Political Studies Association



Political Theory, Indian Government and Politics, Politics of Identity, Performativity, Politics of Symbolism, International Relations Theory, Gender Studies and Visual Ethnography.