I teach at Universität Potsdam at the Institute for English and American Studies. The courses that I have taught at the university are mentioned below.

Winter Semester 2023-2024

Introduction to Cultural Studies
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Spies, Lies, Empire Ties: Postcolonial Readings of Lost Horizon
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The Great Game(s): Re-Reading Rudyard Kipling’s Kim
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Summer Semester 2023

Bollywood + Shakespeare: Indian Reimaginations of Shakespeare
Course Details:
In this undergraduate course, I taught the intersection of William Shakespeare and Bollywood adaptation of Shakespeare. Since Shakespeare’s plays have been adapted and translated for an Indian audience with interesting results, this course dealt with questions of religion, caste, nationhood, etc. We compared Omkara (2006; adapted from Othello) and Haider (2014; adapted from Hamlet) to their original contexts and ask: what does a Bollywood film do to a Shakespearean tragedy and vice-versa? And what does such a translation do for us in the 21st century where Bollywood is seen as a larger representation of India?

Summer Semester 2022

Reading in the Age of Digital Humanities: Postcolonial Poetry in the Archives
Course Details:
In this undergraduate course, I introduced students to critical conversations in the field of digital humanities, seen through the perspective of postcolonial Indian poetry in English. In this course students read foundational texts (Introduction to Orientalism by Edward Said; excerpts from Leela Gandhi’s Postcolonialism) that discuss questions related to knowledge-production, postcolonial literature, and the formation of archives in the age of digitisation and digital humanities. Alongside this, the class also read a selection of Indian poems/zine issues in each class. We will use material from three zines: Vrishchik, Quest, and City Lights Journal. Basic data visualisation techniques (ezlinavis and Voyant) were also explored in the course of this class to “map” the way that poems worked with tools of digital humanities.