- MAP Role: International Advisory Board
- Institution: Jawaharlal Nehru Univrsity
- Position: Lecturer
- Location: New Delhi, India
RUSTOM BHARUCHA is a writer, director and dramaturg based in Kolkata, India. He is a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy and a retired Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies which he taught at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, between 2012-2018. Trained as a dramaturg at the Yale School of Drama, he has published a number of books including Theatre and the World (1993), The Politics of Cultural Practice (2000), Rajasthan: An Oral History (2003), and Terror and Performance (2014). The last publication was researched while he was a Fellow at the International Research Center/Interweaving Performance Cultures in Berlin, Germany, between 2010-2012. More recently, he has published Performing the Ramayana Tradition: Enactments, Interpretations, and Arguments (2021), co-edited with Paula Richman, and The Second Wave: Reflections on the Pandemic through Photography, Performance and Public Culture (2022).