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    Past Courses

    Does Diplomacy Matter?

    Does Diplomacy Matter?

    Shyam Saran
    Shyam Saran
    The Peopling of India

    The Peopling of India

    Tony Joseph
    Tony Joseph
    Stories of Delhi : Heritage, Memory, Politics

    Stories of Delhi : Heritage, Memory, Politics

    Kanika Singh
    Kanika Singh
    The Art of Autobiography: Learning to tell your story

    The Art of the Memoir: How to tell your story

    Sonia Faleiro
    Sonia Faleiro
    Cool Theories of Badness

    Cool Theories of Badness

    Arindam Chakrabarti
    Arindam Chakrabarti
    Revolutionary Pasts : Mangal Pandey to Chandrashekhar Azad

    Revolutionary Pasts : Mangal Pandey to Chandrashekhar Azad

    Aparna Vaidik
    Aparna Vaidik
    Expressions of the Modern: The Khayal, Improvisation, and the 20th-century Indian song

    Expressions of the Modern: The Khayal, Improvisation, and the 20th-century Indian song

    Amit Chaudhuri
    Amit Chaudhuri
    Money, Muscle and Indian Electoral Politics

    Money, Muscle and Indian Electoral Politics

    Milan Vaishnav
    Milan Vaishnav

    The Academy

    The Academy is a distinct AshokaX offering giving learners an unmatched live learning experience with some of the world’s top faculty across disciplines. Each course offers 6 hours of live interaction with faculty, access to wide and critical reading resources and individual engagement and learning support. With a bouquet of courses across disciplines, The Academy is an exhilarating intellectual experience for curious minds from across backgrounds.

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    Dr. Madhavi Menon

    Professor of English, Ashoka University

    Director, Centre for Studies in Gender & Sexuality

    Director of the PhD Programme in English

    Ph.D. Tufts University

    Madhavi Menon is an eminent theorist and scholar of gender, sexuality, politics, and identity. 

    She joined Ashoka University in 2013 as one of its founding faculty members. She went on to establish the university’s Centre for Gender & Sexuality Studies (CSGS), which is the first of its kind in India. Previously, she was a professor at Ithaca College and American University

    Most prominently known for her work on queer theory and Shakespeare, she has also edited the collection Shakesqueer and written three books on Shakespeare and sexuality. She is also most recently the author of Infinite Varieties: A History of Desire in India and Law of Desire: Rulings on Sex & Sexuality in India. 

    In addition to being Director of CSGS, she is the Director of the Ph.D. programme in English and Professor of English at Ashoka University.