SOAS University of London

South Asia Section, School of Languages, Cultures & Linguistics

David Lunn

BA (Cantab); MA, PhD (London)
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Overview

David Lunn
South Asia Section, School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics

Simon Digby Postdoctoral Fellow

SOAS South Asia Institute

Academic Staff, SOAS South Asia Institute

Name:
Dr David Lunn
Email address:
Building:
21/22 Russell Square
Office No:
T316
Office Hours:
By appointment

Biography

David Lunn is the Simon Digby Postdoctoral Fellow at SOAS, University of London. He is working on the published and unpublished works of the late Simon Digby, and editing these for a new collected works series of this renowned scholar's many significant writings. These are forthcoming from Oxford University Press (New Delhi) in ten volumes.

David received his PhD from SOAS in 2012, following an MA from SOAS and BA from Clare College, University of Cambridge. He rejoined SOAS in 2015, after two years on the European Research Council project Musical Transitions to European Colonialism in the Eastern Indian Ocean, based at King's College London. He haas published on language in early Hindi cinema, the politics of language in early 20th-century India, Malay literature and Muharram in 19th-century Singapore, and has work forthcoming on the poetry of the Mughal Emperor Shah Alam II, the queer satire of Indo-Irish writer Aubrey Menen, and other topics.

David acts as the SOAS Academic Staff Liaison for the Queer Asia network and conference.

Affiliations

Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society

Teaching

Research

David is particularly interested in literary and cultural production in Hindi-Urdu, including cinema and theatre as well as poetry and prose, especially in the early 20th century. He also works on 19th-century cultural and intellectual transformations in India and the Malay world.

Publications

Articles

Lunn, David and Byl, Julia (2017) '‘One Story Ends and Another Begins’: Reading the Syair Tabut of Encik Ali'. Indonesia and the Malay World, (45) 133, pp 391-420.

Byl, Julia and bin Raja Halid, Raja Iskandar and Lunn, David and McCallum, Jenny (2017) 'The Syair Tabut of Encik Ali: A Malay account of Muharram at Singapore, 1864'. Indonesia and the Malay World, (45) 133, pp 421-438.

Lunn, David (2016) 'Across the divide: Looking for the common ground of Hindustani'. Modern Asian Studies. [Forthcoming]

Lunn, David (2015) 'The Eloquent Language: Hindustani in 1940s Indian Cinema'. BioScope: South Asian Screen Studies, (6) 1, pp 1-26.

Book Chapters

Lunn, David and Schofield, Katherine Butler (2018) 'Delight, Devotion and the Music of the Monsoon at the Court of Emperor Shah ‘Alam II'. In: Pernau, Margrit and Schofield, Katherine Butler and Rajamani, Imke, (eds.), Monsoon Feelings. New Delhi: Niyogi Books. [Forthcoming]

Book Reviews

Lunn, David (2018) 'Review of Walter N. Hakala, Negotiating Languages: Urdu, Hindi, and the Definition of Modern South Asia (New York: Columbia, August 2016)'. South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies, (41) 1, pp 238-240.

Lunn, David (2016) 'Review of Shobna Nijhawan, Women and Girls in the Hindi Public Sphere: Periodical Literature in Colonial North India (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2012)'. South Asia Research, (36) 2, pp 290-292.

Other

Lunn, David (2018) 'Hindustani'. [Forthcoming]

 

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