Lalita du Perron

Associate Director
Lalita du Perron

Lalita du Perron received her PhD from the Department of the Languages and Cultures of South Asia at SOAS at the University of London. Her monograph Hindi Poetry in a Musical Genre: Thumri Lyrics was published by Routledge in 2007, followed in 2013 by the co-authored The Songs of Khyal, published by Manohar.  Her broad research interests range from song texts and courtesan performance in colonial India to gender and LGBTQ issues in contemporary South Asia. She was recently published in a special issue of QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking, “Queer Forum on Navigating Normativity Between Field and Academe in India”. An article from her current project on sexual harassment culture in North India, “Eve-teasing in song: coercion, consent, Krishna, and courtesans” is in process.


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