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Assistant Professor
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi.
Since February 2011.


Lecturer, Department of English, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. September 2010 to January 2011.

Fellow at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla. My research Project here is titled: “Freedom from Profit: Eschewing Copyright in Resistance Art. June 2009 to August 2010.

Assistant Professor, Shivaji College, University of Delhi. July 2005 to May 2009.

Lecturer (Temporary), KirorimalCollege, University of Delhi. May 2005 to July 2005.

Lecturer (Ad-Hoc), at Deshbandhu College (Morning), S G T B College, Zakir Hussain Postgraduate Evening College (all under the University of Delhi) in various periods between January 2002 and April 2005.


Participated in the institute on 'Theater and Civil Society: Politics, Public Space, and Performance' at the Brown International Advanced Research Institutes at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA between 9-23 June 2012.

Fellow at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla for 2009-10 to work on the project entitled “Freedom from Profit: Eschewing Copyright in Resistance Art”.

Visiting Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Democracy at Westminster University between 19 May – 18 July 2008 sponsored by the Economic and Social Research Council, United Kingdom. Under the project I engaged in academic exchange with Dr. Dibyesh Anand, Reader in International Relations, Westminster University. The title of the project was: “The Politics of Performance: The Uses of Spectacles for Political Mobilisation in Contemporary India”.


Awarded PhD in 2007 from Centre for English Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University [hereinafter JNU], New Delhi. Title of the dissertation Idiom for Change: A Study of Jana Natya Manch.

Completed Master of Philosophy in 2001 from Centre of Linguistics and English [hereinafter CLE], JNU. Title of dissertation was Valiant Self and Pernicious Foreigner: Constructing a Past for Nation Making in the Literature of 19th Century Bengal.

Completed Master of Arts in 1999 from CLE, JNU.

Completed Bachelor of Arts with Honours in English in 1997 from St. Xavier's College, Calcutta University.

Other Qualifications:

Completed General Course on Intellectual Property, session 1, 2009 (from March 1 to April 15, 2009) conducted by the World Intellectual Property Organisation Worldwide Academy.

Completed Course for Diploma of Proficiency in Portuguese at the CSPILAS/JNU in 2006-07.

Completed Course for Certificate of Proficiency in Portuguese from the CSPILAS/JNU in 2005-06.