I am interested in the co-constitutive relations between forms of literature and sociality. I would like to think about how ‘Hindi’ poetic texts circulated and how their literariness was variously conceived by different interpretive communities (courtly, mercantile, monastic etc.) in the 16th to 18th centuries. My project will also look into the discourse created around these same texts under the rubric of history (itihās) and criticism (ālocanā) from early 20th century onwards. Hopefully, thinking through these two moments will allow me to discern how the affinities between poetics and ethics changed from pre-modern to modern times.
History and Historiography of Hindi Literature, Sanskrit and Vernacular Poetics, Materiality and Circulation of texts, Literary Theory.
M.A., Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, 2021
M. Tech., Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, 2018
B. Tech., Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, 2016
Workshops and Presentations
- Presented a paper titled ‘Housing the Rajput: Innovation in the Barahmasa of Keshavdas’ at the 14th International Conference on Early Modern Literatures of North India organized at Osaka University in July, 2022.