CSPS lecture- Becoming Nomad:De/Re Gendering Bodies and Spaces in Angry Indian Godesses.

march, 2023

15mar3:00 pm4:00 pmCSPS lecture- Becoming Nomad:De/Re Gendering Bodies and Spaces in Angry Indian Godesses.

Event Details

About the Speaker: Prof. Indrani Mukherjee is the chairperson of the Centre of Spanish, Portuguese, Italian & Latin American Studies, Jawahar Lal Nehru University, New Delhi. Her area of interest is HISPANIC NARRATIVES (Texts, Films, Art & History), L. AMERICAN (POST) COLONIALITY, LATIN AMERICAN & SPANISH CULTURAL STUDIES (Gender Studies, Visual Culture, Popular Culture in general), COMPARATIVE LITERATURE & PEDAGOGY OF LITERATURE. 

Awards & Honours

  • A session proposal entitled “Nomadisms across non-Oedipal Spatiality in Contemporary Narratives of Becoming” accepted at the North-Eastern Modern Language Association 50th Anniversary Conference on “Transnational Spaces: Intersections of Cultures, Languages, and Peoples” to be held between 21st-24th March 2019 at Washington D.C., USA.
  • Advisory Board of Postcolonial Interventions: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Postcolonial Studies2015 – ongoing.
  • Keynote speech at a Conference on “Marquez and Literatures from India” EFLU, Hyderabad, 25th March 2015. “Mapping an-Other Pedagogy of Garcia Marquez in the Indian Curricular Contexts.”
  • Member of Jury for the award of “Premio Temas de Ensayo” for Art and Literature for the journal of the Ministry of Culture, Government of Cuba, Temas in September 2013.


1. Co-edited with Java Singh. Post-Humanist Nomadisms across Non-Oedipal Spatiality.
Wilmington and Malaga: Vernon Press. Forthcoming.
2. Co-edited with Java Singh. Gendered Ways of Transnational Un-Belonging from a
Comparative Literature Perspective. London: Cambridge Scholars Publication, 2019.
ISBN (10): 1-5275-3056-6) and (ISBN (13): 978-1-5275-3056-0.
3. —. Transcultural Negotiations of Gender: Studies in (Be)longing. New Delhi,
Heidelberg, Dordrecht, New York, London: Springer, 2015. ISBN:978-81-322-2436-5.
4. Authored. Latin American Narrative of the Latter Half of the Twentieth Century: Beyond
the Boom. New Delhi: Northern, 2012. ISBN: 81-7211-303-x.
5. CO-authored with Rama Paul, Meenakshi Sundriyal, Alka Jaspal . La poesía escrita
por mujeres hispanoamericanas en el siglo xx. New Delhi. New Delhi: Publicación de
CSPILAS/JNU, 2007. ISBN: 81-901849-3-8.
6. Co-edited with Sovon Sanyal.. Reading “Culture” in Spanish and Luso-Brazilian
Studies. New Delhi: CSS/SL/JNU, 2004. ISBN: 81-901849-0-3.

No photo description available.About the Chair: Dr Rashmi Doraiswamy studied Russian language and literature at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.  Her doctoral thesis was on Mikhail Bakhtin, the Russian philosopher. She is a Professor at the Academy of International Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
Her writings on literature and cinema have been published in prestigious Indian and foreign publications. She is the author of The Post-Soviet Condition: Chingiz Aitmatov in the ’90s (Aakar, 2005) and Guru Dutt: Through Light and Shade (Wisdom Tree, 2008).
She is the editor of Cultural Histories of Central Asia (Aakar, 2009); Energy Security: Central Asia, India and the Neighbourhood  (Manak, 2013), Perspectives on Multiculturalism: Pre-Soviet, Soviet and Post-Soviet Central Asia (Manak, 2013), Central Asia, China and India: Historical, Economic, Political And Cultural Relations (Manak, 2017), Central Asia and South Asia: Economic, Developmental And Socio-Cultural Linkages (Manak, 2017) and The Russian Factor in Central Asian Culture (Manak, 2018), Perspectives on BRICS (Manak, 2019).

She was the recipient of the National Award for Best Film Critic in 1994. She was awarded the MAJLIS research fellowship in 1999 for a project entitled ‘Changing Narrative Strategies of Hindi Cinema’.  She was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation by the Tajik Filmmakers’ Union in 1991, for her promotion of Tajik cinema. She has delivered over 170 guest lectures in India and abroad; and has over 40 published essays on Eurasia, Russia, Central Asia, India, literature and cinema in books apart from reports, interviews with writers and directors and film reviews in journals, magazines and newspapers.

She has presented over 130 papers at national and international conferences. She has presented papers at the international conference ‘Uzbekistan – Crossroads Of Civilizations’ in Tashkent and Termez, organised by the Cultural Heritage of Uzbekistan in August 2019;  at the First BRICS Public-Private Dialogue ‘Women and the Economy’ in July 2017 in Novosibirsk; at the Plenary Session in the First Women’s Congress of the Member-States of SCO and BRICS Countries in July 2017 in Novosibirsk; in the panel ‘Connecting Spaces: Central Asia and its Neighbourhoods’ at the ESCAS-CESS International Conference at Bishkek,  Kyrgyzstan in June 2017; at the IX  ICCEES international conference at Makuhari, Japan in August 2015; at the international conference ‘Literary Criticism in the West and East Today and Tomorrow’, organized by the Journal Oktyabr in Moscow in June 2015 and at the international conference organized by the French-Russian Studies Centre under the aegis of the French Embassy in Moscow in  January  2015.

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