Director and Senior Fellow
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles; M.A.,
University of Bombay, B.A., Bangalore University.
Author of Siting
Translation: History, Post-Structuralism and the Colonial Context (Berkeley:
University of California Press, 1992); editor, with P.Sudhir and Vivek Dhareshwar, Interrogating Modernity: Culture and Colonialism in India
(Calcutta: Seagull, 1993); editor, with Seemanthini Niranjana, Streevaadi
Vimarshe, in Kannada (Bangalore: Kannada Sangha, Christ College, 1994); editor,
special issues of the Journal of Arts and Ideas,
"Careers of Modernity" (Nos.25-26, 1993), and "Gender, Media and the
Rhetorics of Liberalization" (Nos.32-33, 1998). Currently coordinating the project on
Gender and Modernity for CSCS.
Recipient of a Sephis Postdoctoral Fellowship
(1997-99) for a project on Mobilizing 'India': Gender and
Ethnicity in Trinidad and South Africa; Sawyer Fellow, International Institute,
University of Michigan (1996); Rockefeller Fellow, Program in Globalization and the Media,
Chicago Humanities Institute, University of Chicago (1996); Homi Bhabha National
Fellowship (1992-94). Central Sahitya Akademi Award for Best Translation into English
(1993); Karnataka State Sahitya Akademi Award for Best Translation of 1994 (awarded in
Has published widely on cinema, translation theory
and feminist theory. Lectured at universities in the West Indies, Brazil, South Africa,
Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, the United Kingdom and the USA. Has taught at the University of
Hyderabad and the University of Chicago.
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