Nandi Bhatia



Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin, 1996
Ph.D., Panjab University, India, 1993
MA, The University of Texas at Austin, 1993
MA, Panjab University, 1985
BA, Panjab University, 1983

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Nandi Bhatia’s research explores the connections between nationalism, colonialism, and literary and theatrical practices. Such connections have been analyzed in her books, Acts of Authority/Acts of Resistance: Theatre and Politics in Colonial and Postcolonial India (University of Michigan Press and Oxford University Press), Performing Women/Performing Womanhood: Theatre, Politics and Dissent in North India (OUP), Modern Indian Theatre (OUP) and in articles in Modern Drama, Theatre Journal and Postcolonial Text, among others. Her research interests have extended to an investigation of theatrical practices in Canada in order to examine how playwrights have responded to questions of migration, imperialism, multiculturalism and the post-colonial condition. For her research, she was awarded the John Charles Polanyi Prize and was named UWO Faculty Scholar. She is currently working on a SSHRC funded project on the relationship between colonial censorship and literary movements in India from 1858-1947.