Hridaya Ajgaonkar


Hridaya Ajgaonkar

Department of South Asian Studies


PhD Project

Titel: "Apun Aisaich Baat Karta Hai Na: Interrogating the Performance and Production of Bambaiyya"

  • Urban speech, South Asian languages, language attitudes
  • Film studies, Indian cinema
  • Urban and popular culture, space
  • Postcolonial studies, gender studies, South-South collaborations
  • Since 8/2022: Doctoral Candidate, Department of South Asian Studies, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität, Bonn, Germany
  • Since 10/2019: Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Mumbai
  • Since 8/2020: Research Aide, Indo-Canadian Studies Centre, University of Mumbai
  • Since 5/2020: Webinar Curator, Editor, Consultant, Empower People, Delhi (Volunteer Work)
  • Since 8/2020: Guest Lecturer at the Centre for European Studies, University of Mumbai
  • 3/2019 - 10/2019: Research Assistant, Centre for African Studies, University of Mumbai
  • 5/2019 - 10/2019: Visiting Faculty, Wilson College, Mumbai
  • 6/2019 - 10/2019: Visiting Faculty, Department of German, University of Mumbai
  • 6/2018 – 4/2019: Assistant Professor, Ramnarain Ruia Autonomous College, Mumbai
  • 7/2016 - 4/2018: Master of Arts (Honours) with Research in English, Department of English, University of Mumbai
  • 7/2013 – 4/2016: Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Ramnarain Ruia Autonomous College, University of Mumbai

  • *Forthcoming Publication: “Cinematic Representations of the Tapori: Space and the Politics of Bambaiyya”, in: a volume on Indian cinema, published by Aakar, New Delhi.
  • 2022: “Desire in Hybrid Spaces: A Reading of the Popular Sexual Conquests of Goa”, in: CISLE Special Volume Collisions of Cultures. Frictions and Re-Shapings. ISBN 978-3-339-13200-0 .
  • 2022: “Tribal Bodies, Embodied Privilege, and the Imagined Indian Nation in Mahasweta Devi’s ‘Shishu’”, in: Revisiting Subaltern Studies: Issues and Perspectives. ISBN: 978-93-92362-06-4 .
  • 2021: Entries on Ama Ata Aidoo and Naguib Mahfouz, in: Marathi Vishwakosh (Marathi Encyclopaedia), Government of Maharashtra. ;

  • 21.10.2022: Khoon Bhari Maangey: Violence and the ‘Good’ Women of Bollywood (International Conference: ‘Ladies in Arms: Representations of Shooting Women in Contemporary Popular Culture’, Universität Wien).
  • 30.05.2020: Rearticulating History, Mythology, and Hegemonic Sexuality: Alternative Perspectives on Kiran Nagarkar’s Cuckold (International Conference: ‘Trajectories and Intersections in Writings of History and Literature’, Kaash Foundation and St. Andrew’s Centre for Philosophy and Performing Arts).
  • 10.01.2020: Tribal Bodies, Embodied Privilege, and the Imagined Indian Nation in Mahasweta Devi’s ‘Shishu’ (National Seminar: ‘Subaltern Movements in India: Issues and Challenges’, Ramnarain Ruia Autonomous College, Mumbai).
  • 23.05.2019: Postcolonial Journeys and Ama Ata Aidoo’s Our Sister Killjoy: or Reflections from a Black-eyed Squint (National Seminar: ‘Contemporary Issues in Africa’, Centre for African Studies, University of Mumbai).
  • 02.02.2019: Geo-Polyphony and Gendered Spaces: A Comparative Study of Asif Currimbhoy's Goa and Homi Adajania's Finding Fanny (International Conference: ‘Region/Nation/Trans-Nation: Literature-Cinema Interface’, Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Goa).

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