The India Centre


As enunciated in the objectives, the Center's research mandate is to study various aspects of Indian cultural traditions, including artistic heritage, artist and artisanal communities, socio-economic-religious-ecological traditions, and historical and epistemological knowledge. It has the directive to undertake advanced research of select projects of the student-driven Discover India Program (DIP). While the centre has been recently established and new projects are currently being conceptualised and initiated, a sample of the publications of the members affiliated with the centre, given below, provides a brief glimpse of their research and allied interests.

Prof. Pankaj Jain

Prof. Maya Dodd

  • Exploring Digital Humanities in India

    This book explores the emergence of digital humanities in the Indian context. It looks at how online and digital resources have transformed classroom and research practices.

  • Media Culture in Transnational Asia

    Media Culture in Transnational Asia: Convergences and Divergences examines contemporary media use within Asia, where over half of the world's population resides.

  • Understanding Taste in India: Social Systems to Digital Spaces

    Food studies includes ideas on the environment, constructions of regional identity and culinary history. Pierre Bourdieu said “taste is the basis of all that one has—people and things—and all that one is for others, whereby one classifies oneself and is classified by others.”

Prof. Viraj Shah