NIRANJANA Tejaswini, Prof.

  • 8 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun

    Hong Kong

  • 28 Scopus Citations
  • 2 Scopus h-Index
1988 …2020
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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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Projects 2017 2020

Research Output 1988 2020

Hindustani Music and the Emergence of a Lingua Musica in Mumbai

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

Research output: Book Chapters | Papers in Conference ProceedingsBook Chapter

Urban Space
Classical music

Music, Modernity and Publicness in India

NIRANJANA, T. (ed.), Mar 2020, (Accepted/In press) Oxford University Press. 352 p.

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

Public Domain

DEEWAANA (the mad one) : the lover of music

NIRANJANA, T., Jul 2019, In : Cultural Studies. 33, 5, p. 749-777 29 p.

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

twentieth century


LU RGC Competitive Grants Award 2018

Tejaswini NIRANJANA (Recipient), Mar 2018

Prize: Prize / Award

honors and awards
social sciences
research programs

The DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2018

Tejaswini NIRANJANA (Recipient), 26 Jan 2019

Prize: Prize / Award

Differential Scanning Calorimetry
South Asian Literature
Indian Languages

Activities 2019 2019

  • 1 Organising / Participating in Conference or Event

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 Conferences / Events (Research-related)Organising / Participating in Conference or Event

Press / Media

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



1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Research / Knowledge Transfer

Things to do today in Bengaluru



1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Research / Knowledge Transfer

‘Knowledge Deemed Crime Against the State’: Students, Professors Stand With Hany Babu



1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Research / Knowledge Transfer