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

Recent Articles and Chapters
  1. Jain, Pankaj. "Interpreting and Responses to Pandemics in Indian Philosophical Traditions and Films," in Worldviews: Global Religions, Culture, and Ecology, 27.2, 2023, pp. 285-303.
  2. Jain, Pankaj. "'Children of the Earth' to 'Dark Wind': Nature, Environment, and Climate in Indian Films," in Journal of Visual Anthropology, 36.1, 2023, pp. 69-79.
  3. Jain, Pankaj. "Ecocritical Analysis of Classics by Three Indian Film Maestros," in Worldviews: Global Religions, Culture, and Ecology, 26.3, 2022, pp. 267-280.
  4. Jain, Pankaj, and Ajay Raina. "Film as a majoritarian framework of Hindu nationalism: The case of Purab Aur Pachhim," in Film and Place in an Intercultural Perspective: India-Europe Film Connections, edited by Krzysztof Stachowiak, Hania Janta, Jani Kozina, and Therese Sunngren-Granlund. London: Routledge, 2023, pp. 211-224.

Prof. Viraj Shah