SOAS University of London

South Asia Department

Aakriti Mandhwani

B.Com (Hons) Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi; M.A. English Literature, University of Delhi; M.Phil., Department of English, University of Delhi
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Overview

Aakriti Mandhwani
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Miss Aakriti Mandhwani
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Thesis title:
Everyday Reading: Popular magazines and Book publishing in Post Independence India
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PhD Research

Through my work, I propose to examine middle-class reading practices in the 1950s, the decade immediately following India’s independence, through the archive of the Hindi print magazine. While a rich journal culture had emerged since the nineteenth century, what distinguishes the post-1947 popular magazine is the emergence of the vernacular middle class as the burgeoning consumer, which shall be the focal point of my research.

Research

Book History, Culture Studies, Literary History