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).