Harleen Singh, 2017–2018 | National Humanities Center

Harleen Singh (NHC Fellow, 2017–18)

Project Title

Half An Independence: Women, Violence, and Modern Lives in India

Brandeis University

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Fellowship Work Summary, 2017–18

Harleen Singh made substantial progress on her book Dead Women: Rape, Murder, and the Making of Modern India. She also completed "Interior Spaces in Tahmima Anamʼs 'A Golden Age'" for Teaching Anglophone South Asian Women Writers, as part of the MLA Options for Teaching Series (2017). She also wrote two articles for The Wire: "The Rani Rides Again: After Padmavati, Manikarnika's Rani of Jhansi Gets Caught in the Crossfire" (February 12, 2018) and "Recalling Sahir Ludhianviʼs Plea for Humanity as Religious Wrangling Rises" (April 20, 2018).