About Me

about me


I am a Professor at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Associated Faculty at the Educational Technology Services Centre at  Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. I was formerly a Fellow at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla. I am the author of A History of the Jana Natya Manch: Plays For the People and Freedom from Profit: Eschewing Copyright in Resistance Art. I have also joined Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur as an Adjunct Professor to the Interdisciplinary Research Platform in the Digital Humanities for the year 2020-21.

My research interests include: Digital Humanities; Performance and Theatre Studies; Authorship; Copyright and Intellectual Property; Political Communication

(prospective applicants for the PhD programme – please check this page for details)


  • PhD “Idiom for Change: A Study of the Jana Natya Manch” (Jawaharlal Nehru University , New Delhi)
  • MPhil in English (Jawaharlal Nehru University , New Delhi)
  • MA in English (Jawaharlal Nehru University , New Delhi)
  • BA(Hons.) in English Literature (St. Xavier’s College, University of Calcutta)



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