Prof Vanita in England

ruth vanita

Prof. Vanita spent her sabbatical year (2015-16) at Cambridge University, completing her book Dancing with the Nation: Courtesans in Bombay Cinema, forthcoming from Bloomsbury Press. She has won the American Philosophical Society and British Academy joint fellowship and will spend part of summer 2017at the British Museum Library in London, working with manuscripts in order to translate the playful, sophisticated and erotic poetry of Insha Allah Khan Insha (1757-1818) and Sa’adat Yar Khan Rangin (1755-1835) from Urdu to English.