Nilanjana Bhattacharjya

Nilanjana Bhattacharjya is Teaching Professor at Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University, where she teaches interdisciplinary courses in the humanities and on South Asia, Asian Pacific American Studies, music, film, literature, and visual culture. As a popular music scholar, she has written on South Asian popular music and dance within South Asia, as well within its diasporic contexts for the journals Asian Music, South Asian History and Culture, South Asian Popular Culture, and the edited collections Scattered Musics (Mississippi), South Asian Transnationalisms and Cultural Exchange in the Twentieth Century (Routledge), Global Hollywood: Travels of Hindi Song and Dance (Minnesota), and Music and Dance in Everyday South Asia (forthcoming, Oxford). Her writing on film appears in the journals Framework and Jump Cut, as well within the edited volumes Industrial Networks and Cinemas of India (Routledge) and Writing about Screen Media (Routledge).


In Ghost Stories (2020), Akhtar and Mirza reinterpret the gothic horror film through intimacy of care that generates women’s agency.



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