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Kedar Kulkarni

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Visiting Researcher
kulkarni [at] mpib-berlin [dot] mpg [dot] de

Short CV: 

2013: PhD, Literature, University of California, San Diego

2009: MA, CPhil, Comparative Literature, University of California, San Diego

2006: BA, English, Brandeis University


Research Interests: 
  • Postcolonial and World Literature
  • Comparative Literature
  • Indian Performance Traditions
  • Marathi Literature
  • Restoration/Eighteenth Century Theatre
  • Aesthetics and Emotions

Selected Literature: 
  • Kulkarni, Kedar A. "Bombay Before Bollywood: film city fantasies." South Asian Popular Culture. 14.1, 2016. (Book Review)
  • Kulkarni, Kedar A. “Globalization, Nationalism and the Text of Kichaka-Vadha: the First English Translation of the Marathi Anticolonial Classic, with a Historical Analysis of Theatre in British India” Rakesh Solomon, trans & ed (London: Anthem Press, 2014). Asian Theatre Journal, 32.2 (fall 2015), 698-702. (Book Review)
  • Kulkarni, Kedar A. "The Historical and the Literary Rani" review of The Rani of Jhansi: Gender, History, and Fable in India by Harleen Singh, (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2014)Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 50, No. 22, May 30, 2015, 29-31. (Book Review)
  • Kulkarni, Kedar A. “The Illicit and the Excluded” review of  Illicit Worlds of Indian Dance: Cultures of Exclusion by Anna Morcom (London: C. Hurst & Co, 2013). Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 49, No. 51, Dec 20, 2014, 31-32. (Book Review)