Published work

Book Chapters

  • Forthcoming: Republication of “Tough Love: Reading the Politics of Desire and Violence in Omkara” in Author to Auteur: Theories and Film Adaptations edited by Higyasa H Sondhi and Himadri Roy, New Delhi: Worldview Publications for the students of Delhi University.

  • “Tough Love; Reading the Politics of Violence and Desire in the film Omkara, an Adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Othello” in Deconstructing the Stereotype: Reconsidering Indian Culture, Literature and Cinema ed. Kaustav Chakraborty, Hamburg: Anchor Academic Publishing, 2014.

  • “Captive and/or Captivating Bodies: The Collapse of the Aesthetic and Political in the People of India” as a chapter in Word, Image, Text; Studies in Literary and Visual Culture, eds. Shormistha Panja et al, New Delhi: Orient Blackswan, 2009.
  • “Adaptation as ‘Becoming Other’. A Deleuzian Study of the film Omkara (V. Bhardwaj)” in In/dépendance des cinemas indiens: Cartographie des formes, des genres et des regions/ In/dependence of Indian cinemas: Cartography of forms, genres and regions ed. Amandine D’Azevedo and Térésa Faucon, Paris: Presses Sorbonne Nouvelle, 2016.
    (This research paper is a part of the ‘additional reading section’ of the ‘Body, Text Performance’ paper in the MA English Syllabus at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam.)

  • “A Dramatic Film: Performative Politics in Peter Brook’s Mahabharata” as a chapter in Narratives of Indian Cinema, ed. Manju Jain, Delhi: PRIMUS Books, 2009.

Academic Journals

  • "Masquerading Femininity: Of Horror, Revenge and Madness in the film ‘Ek Hasina Thi’" in in Muse India, The Literary E Journal, Vol. 85 (May-June 2019).
    read it here

  • "Outside the Frame; The Representation of the Hijra in Bombay Cinema" in ‘Face(t)s of Woman: Gender in the Indian Cultural Context’, Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific, Issue 22, October 2009, available here.
    Interview given on the basis of this article to CNN International on the release of film Laxmi Bomb.
  • “The Trial and Errors of Warren Hastings: Political Morality and Empire” in Yearly Review, An M.Phil Commemorative Volume, The Annual Journal of the Department of English, Delhi University.

  • Forthcoming: “The Hijra as Bodily Other; Section 377 of the IPC and the Question of Sexual Difference” as an introductory chapter in Sunalini Kumar (ed) Women’s Empowerment (Tentatively Titled).