Sharmistha Saha

Designation: 
Assistant Professor
Phone: 
+91(022) 25765345
Email: 
sharmistha@hss.iitb.ac.in
Education: 

Postdoctorate from International Research Training Group ‘Interart’, Dahlem Research School, Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany in 2015.

Doctorate in Theaterwissenschaft from International Research Training Group ‘Interart’, Dahlem Research School, Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany in 2014.

MPhil in Theatre and Performance Studies from School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India in 2010.

M.A in Arts and Aesthetics from School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India in 2008.

Research Interests: 

Theatre Historiography, Performance Philosophy, Colonial Theatre, Performance and Ethnography, Theories of Acting, Aesthetics and Politics, Archive and the Arts, Critical Theory

Courses Taught: 

PhD courses: Aesthetics and Criticism, Performance Theory and Praxis, Archive and the Arts

Undergraduate Courses: Trends in Twentieth Century Drama

Publications: 

Books:

Upcoming: 'Performance making and the archive', Routledge.

2018: 'Theatre and National Identity in Colonial India’, Aakar/Springer.

Papers:

2016: Published in the Book ‘Exploring alterity in a globalized world’ edited by Christoph Wulf - ‘The Commune-ist Air: living the everyday in times of struggle – the case of Indian People’s Theatre Association’s Central Squad, pp. 197-215, Routledge.

2013: Published in the Book Gender, Space and Resistance edited by Dr, Anita Singh and Tarun Tapas Mukherjee - Witnessing Movement: The Women Artists of the Indian People’s Theatre Association’s Central Squad, pp.174- 188; DK Printworld(P) Ltd.

2010: Published a photo-story on the Cult of Yellamma at Saundatti in Karnataka at http://www.merinews.com/newPhotoLanding.jsp?imageID=18102.

2009: Published in the Journal of Indian Anthropological Society -Politics of Gender and Gender Performitivity in the Cult of Yellamma, pp.149-158; vol.44.

Projects: 

2017-2018: Inlaks-Asia Art Archive Art Grant for the project 'Act...Now Re-enact'

Awards: 

2015: Post-graduate Fellow, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)


2012-2014: Graduate Fellow, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)


2010-2012: Erasmus Mundus Doctoral Fellow


2009: Junior Research Fellow (JRF) of University Grants Commission (India) and NET (National Eligibility Test)


2006: Becas MAEC-AECID Scholarship from Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Co-operation, Government of Spain

2005: Winner of Premio Cervantes, Embassy of Spain, New Delhi