Professor Rachel Dwyer
- School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics Professorial Research Associate
- School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics
- BA (London) MPhil (Oxon) PhD (London)
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Rachel Dwyer is Professor Emerita of Indian Cultures and Cinema at SOAS, University of London.
She took her BA in Sanskrit at SOAS, followed by an MPhil in General Linguistics and Comparative Philology at the University of Oxford. Her PhD research was on the Gujarati lyrics of Dayaram (1777-1852).
Professor Dwyer has published ten books, several of which are on Indian cinema. She has recently completed 'Bollywood's India: Indian cinema as a guide to modern India for Reaktion Books, London and Hachette, India. She is currently researching the Asian elephant in India.
Hindi cinema and film culture in South Asia; Hinduism; Gujarati diaspora