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Vikram Singh Thakur

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, University of Hyderabad

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Education & Research

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.

Past Employment


Dr. Thakur has presented several papers at various national and international conferences including
1.“Socio-drama as Pedagogy” 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” (2007).
2.“Certain Things One Should Avoid While Talking About Indian Theatre” at a National Seminar organized by Department of English, University of Hyderabad on Indian Theatre (2008).
3.“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 co-organised by Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Hyderabad and English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU) (2009).
4.“Shakespeare in Parsi Theatre and the Question of (Post)Colonial ‘Hybridity’” at an international conference titled “Colonial and Postcolonial in Indian Theatre” organized by Indian Society for Theatre Research (ISTR), Dept. of Theatre Arts, University of Hyderabad (2011).
1.“Shakespeare Reception in India and the Netherlands until the Early Twentieth Century”, CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture 
2. “Indigenization: A Study of Shakespeare Performances in Colonial Calcutta” (forthcoming in Revista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses)
3. “Shakespeare in Parsi Theatre and the Question of (Post)Colonial ‘Hybridity’” (Forthcoming).

Professionl Activities/Awards

1. Awarded UGC-JRF (2006) and SRF (2009) by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi 
2. Awarded a three-month international scholarship for a short-term research project at Utrecht University, The Netherlands by Utrecht University (2009).
3. Offered Erasmus Mundus Scholarship (Category A) for a Master’s Programme in International Performance Research (2011).


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