NIRANJANA Tejaswini, Prof.

  • 8 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun

    Hong Kong

  • 28 Scopus Citations
  • 2 Scopus h-Index
1988 …2020

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Personal profile


Tejaswini Niranjana is the author of Siting Translation: History, Post-structuralism and the Colonial Context (Berkeley, 1992), Mobilizing India: Women, Music and Migration between India and Trinidad (Durham, 2006), and Musicophilia in Mumbai (forthcoming, 2019). Her most recent edited volumes are with Wang Xiaoming, Genealogies of the Asian Present: Situating Inter-Asia Cultural Studies (Delhi, 2015), and with Anup Dhar and K.Sridhar, Breaking the Silo: Integrated Science Education in India (Delhi, 2017). Prior to her appointment at Lingnan, she worked at the Centre for the Study of Culture and Society, Bangalore, and the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. She has been Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago and Yonsei University, Seoul; and a Fellow at the Asia Research Institute (NUS-Singapore), the Institut de Etudes Avancees (Nantes, France), and the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (Germany).

Research interests

Digital Cultural Studies, Gender and sexuality in Asia, Cultural and social history of Indian music, Music pedagogy, Bilingualism in higher education, Performance studies and performance theory

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Digital Intimacy, Young Women and Social Transformation in Asia



Project: Grant Research

Research Output

Hindustani Music and the Emergence of a Lingua Musica in Mumbai

NIRANJANA, T., Mar 2020, Music, Modernity, and Publicness in India. NIRANJANA, T. (ed.). Oxford University Press, p. 64-88

Research output: Book Chapters | Papers in Conference ProceedingsBook ChapterResearch

  • Music, modernity, and publicness in India

    NIRANJANA, T. (ed.), 26 Mar 2020, Oxford University Press. 352 p.

    Research output: Scholarly Books | Reports | Literary WorksBook (Editor)

  • Musicophilia in Mumbai : Performing Subjects and the Metropolitan Unconscious

    NIRANJANA, T., Feb 2020, Duke University Press and Tulika Books. 272 p.

    Research output: Scholarly Books | Reports | Literary WorksBook (Author)

  • Prizes

    LU RGC Competitive Grants Award 2018

    Tejaswini NIRANJANA (Recipient), Mar 2018

    Prize: Prize / Award

    The DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2018

    Tejaswini NIRANJANA (Recipient), 26 Jan 2019

    Prize: Prize / Award

  • Activities

    • 1 Other Event / Participation

    Performance Studies x Cultural Studies Colloquium : Cultures in Motion, Performance in Transit

    Hyunjung LEE (Organiser), Paul RAE (Organiser), Chiayi SEETOO (Organiser), Tejaswini NIRANJANA (Discussant), Stephen CHAN (Discussant), Anjeline DE DIOS (Discussant), Soo Ryon YOON (Moderator)
    22 Feb 2019

    Activity: Involvement in Research-related EventsOther Event / Participation

    Press / Media

    The Deewane Of Hindustani Music

    Tejaswini NIRANJANA


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research / Knowledge Transfer

    Solidarity statement from scholars abroad condemning attack on JNU students and faculty

    Tejaswini NIRANJANA


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research / Knowledge Transfer