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Vikram Singh Thakur

Dr. Vikram Singh Thakur

Assistant Professor

E-mail: vikram@aud.ac.in

Assistant Professor , School of Letters

Qualification

Dr Vikram Singh Thakur has Ph.D. degree from Centre of Comparative Literature, University of Hyderabad. His research interests include postcolonial studies, theatre and performance studies, literary and cultural theory and Shakespeare reception across the globe.

Awards

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS AWARDED:

  • Awarded UGC –Junior Research Fellowship (2006) and UGC –SeniorResearch Fellowship (2009) by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi, India.
  • Awarded a three-month international scholarship for a short-term research project at Utrecht University, The Netherlands by Utrecht University (2009).
  • Nominated for the British Commonwealth Split-site Fellowship, U.K. by University Grants Commission, India (2009).
  • Offered Erasmus Mundus (EM) Category A scholarship for MA in International Performance Research in (2011)

Publications

MONOGRAPH:

  • Thakur, Vikram Singh. Shakespeare and Indian Theatre: The Politics of Performance. Bloomsbury, Forthcoming in 2020.
  • BOOK CHAPTERS & JOURNALS:
  • Thakur, Vikram Singh. “Shakespeare Reception in India and the Netherlands until the Early Twentieth Century”, CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture 14.2 (2012) (Purdue University Publication)
  • Thakur, Vikram Singh. “From ‘Imitation’ to ‘Indigenization’: A Study of Shakespeare Performances in Colonial Calcutta”. RevistaAlicantina de EstudiosIngleses. No. 25 (2012). ISSN 0214-4808, pp. 193-208. (University of Alicante Publication)
  • Thakur, Vikram Singh. “Parsi Shakespeare: The Precursor to “Bollywood Shakespeare””. Eds. Craig Dionne and Parmita Kapadia, Bollywood Shakespeares. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. ISBN 978-1-349-48148-4.
  • Thakur, Vikram Singh.“Hamara (Our) Shakespeare: Shakespeare and the Hindi Theatre in India”, Muse India 63 (Sep-Oct 2015).

PUBLICATIONS IN CULTURAL PRESS:

  • Thakur, Vikram Singh.Hindustani poems published in SahityaKunj, Issue 94 (Nov 1st 2014): ISSN 2292-9754.
  • Thakur, Vikram Singh.Hindustani poems published in SahityaKunj, Issue 103 (Jan 2nd issue 2016): ISSN 2292-9754.
  • Thakur, Vikram Singh. “Where art thou, Shakespeare?” The Hindu (2 June 2019)

Seminar / Conferences

CONFERENCES/ SEMINARS/PANELS ORGANISED:

  • Dramaturg and actor for a theatre performance Baa-Ismat, celebrating the life and works of IsmatChughtai (2016). Also organised a panel discussion around the performance at Ambedkar University Delhi.
  • Member, Organising Committee, The Manto Festival (2012) organised at Ambedkar University Delhi to commemorate the writings of Saadat Hasan Manto
  • Member, Organising Committee of an international conference titled “Colonial and Postcolonial in Indian Theatre” (2010) organized by Indian Society for Theatre Research (ISTR), Dept. of Theatre Arts, University of Hyderabad, India
  • Member, Organising Committee of the biennial international conference of Comparative Literature Association of India, titled “Diverse Harmonies: Literary and Cultural Confluences” (2009)in association with Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Hyderabad and English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), India.

SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS ATTENDED AND PAPERS PRESENTED:

  • Presented a paper titled “Shakespeare in Kashmir: A Study of M. K. Raina’s BadshahPather (King Lear)”at an international conference titled Shakespeare Studies Today (2018) organised by the British Shakespeare Association Conference atQueen's University Belfast, UK.
  • Presented a paper titled “The Politics of Performing Shakespeare in Contemporary India: A Study of LokendraArambam’sMacbeth: Stage of Blood and M. K. Raina’s BadshahPather (King Lear)” at an international conference titled Theatre and Democracy (2015) organised by International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR) at University of Hyderabad.
  • Presented a paper titled “Shakespeare in Parsi Theatre and the Question of (Post)Colonial ‘Hybridity’” at an international conference titled Colonial and Postcolonial in Indian Theatre(2010) organized by Indian Society for Theatre Research (ISTR), Dept. of Theatre Arts, University of Hyderabad.
  • Presented a paper titled “Whose Shakespeare: Western Bard in India Tradition?” at the biennial international conference of Comparative Literature
  • Association of India titled Diverse Harmonies: Literary and Cultural Confluences (2009) co-organised by Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Hyderabad and English and Foreign Languages University
  • Presented a paper titled “Certain Things One Should Avoid While Talking About Indian Theatre” at a National Seminar (2008) organized by Department of English University of Hyderabad on Indian Theatre.
  • Attended a three-day National Conference (2008) at Bangalore University organized by Indian Society for Theatre Research (ISTR) on Theatre and Drama
  • Presented a paper titled “Socio-Drama as Pedagogy” (2007) at University of Hyderabad in a National Seminar organized by Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Hyderabad and Silchar University, Assam titled Role of Humanities in Present Context.