Rustom Bharucha

  • 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). 

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