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M.A. in English Literature (Nagarjuna University),
M.Phil., Ph.D. in English Literature (EFLU, Hyderabad)
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Dr. Sowjanya Tamalapakula has a Ph.D in English Literature in the area of Gender and Caste violence from The English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), Hyderabad. She is currently teaching and guiding at School of Gender Studies, TISS, Hyderabad.
My research interests include Indian cinema, semiotics, marginalities, sexuality, body politic and media.
Tamalapakula, S and Gogu, S (2023), “Culture, Spirituality and Catharsis in Balagam, EPW Vol.58, Issue no.31.
Tamalapakula, S (2023). “Whatever Happened to Jogta and Jgtin?”: Marginalization Dalits in Lower Caste Religious Practices, in The Critical Philosophy of Race, Penn State University, Pennsylvania. Vol.8, No.2, p. (148-174)ISSN 2165-8684
Tamalapakula, S (2023) “Dalit Nariwad: Activism aur Lekhan ki Nazar se” in Sadhna Arya and Lata Singh (eds.) Bharat Mein Mahila Andolan: Vimarsha aur Chunautiya, Delhi: Radhakrishna.pp.197-211. ISBN:978-93-91950-30-9
Ponniah,U and Tamalapakula, S (2020) “Caste-ing Queer Identities” in NUJS Law Review, The Quarterly Flagship Journal of NUJS, Calcutta, Volume 13, Issue-3, ISSN-L (Online) : 0975 - 0207. ISSN (Print) : 0975 – 0029
Tamalapakula, S (2019). “Politics of Inter-caste Marriage Among Dalits: “Political as Personal”,” in Asian Survey, 59:2. Berkeley: University of California Press. P.315- 336. ISSN: 0004-4687, E-ISSN: 1533-838X
Tamalapakula, S (2019). “Casting Honour: Reading of Inter-caste Love in South Indian Cinema” The Scholar Critic. Vol-06, Issue-02, August 2019. P.67-84. ISSN 2348 – 6937, E-ISSN- 2348 – 694
Tamalapakula, S (2016). “Understanding Discrimination Based on Skin Colour in India: A Critique on NDTV-What’s Your Choice? The Philosopher: A Research Journal, Tirur: SSUS,Vol.1. No.4. P. 115-123. ISSN- 2319-8311
Tamalapakula. S (2014). “Understanding Dalit Feminism” The Philosopher: A Research Journal, Tirur: SSUS, p.145-156. Vol.2.No.2. ISSN-2319-8311
Presented a paper on "Fab and Prejudice": The Representation of AFAB (Assigned Female At Birth) and Lesbians in Indian Cinema at The 8th International Conference on Communication and Media Studies at Complutense University of Madrid, Faculty of Information Sciences Madrid, Spain, September, 2023
Presented a paper titled “Bar Dance, Sex Work and the Question of Caste” at International Women’s Conference at Colombo, Sri Lanka on 12th August, 2023 conducted by I-Conferences, Sri Lanka, Sanchi University of Buddhist-Indic Studies, TISS, Hyderabad and Universiti Sains, Malaysia, Parahyangan Catholic University, Indonesia.
Presented a paper on “When Democracy Upholds Manu’s Law?”: Rape, Sexual Violence and Legal Justice in India, at the Seminar “Rule of Law” conducted by Christ University, Bangalore, on 29th September, 2021.
Presented a paper on “Caste, Brahminical Femininity and Violence against Dalit Women” at IAWS conference, National Law University, Delhi. 28th to 31st January, 2020.
Presented a paper on “Contemporary Challenges to Social Sciences Education in India” at Diversity, Inclusion and Student Success in Higher Education, Jointly Organized by University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA and Dept of Political Science, Osmania University, Hyderabad. 6th January, 2020.
Presented a paper on “K. Viswanath and the Construction of Brahmin Capital in Telugu Cinema” at Seminar on MeToo Moment in Our Film Industries, Anveshi, Hyderabad, 29th March 2019.
Presented a paper on “Contemporary Challenges to Dalit Feminism” at Dalit Intellectual Collective Meet, at Indian Social Institute, Bangalore, 2018.
Presented paper on “Caste Violence and Legal Justice” at 5t Annual Conference of the Asian Criminological Society, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai 14th to 16th April 2013.
Presented a paper on “Humanities and Social Sciences: Syllabus Making” at Two Day National seminar on Students’ Role in Quality Assurance, at Silver Jubilee College, Kurnool in 11th 12th December 2008.
Presented a paper on “Christianity and Education in Andhra Pradesh” at Dalit Intellectual Collective seminar, Kerala in 2006.
Tamalapakula, S, “The revolution and the Religion in the Film Kantara” The News Minute, 4th December 2022.
Tamalapakula, S (2021) “How Jai Bhim Appeals to Brahminical Sentiments in its Portrayal of Caste Violence” in The News Minute, 10th November, 2021. https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/how-jai-bhim-appeals-brahminical-sentiments-its-portrayal-caste-violence-157454
Tamalapakula, S (2020) “Annihilation of Caste and Annihilation of Patriarchy Must Go Hand in Hand” The News Minute, 7th December, 2020.
Tamalapakula, S (2020) “From Khairlanji to Hathras: Do Dalit Have Access to Legal Justice in This Country?” Velivada, 20th October, 2020
Tamalapakula, S (2020) “Rape, Honour Killings: Can RGV Offer a True Critique? Deccan Chronicle, 19th July, 2020.
Tamalapakula, S (2020) “Can We Really Discuss Menstruation in India Without Talking About Caste?” Youth Ki Awaz, 28th May, 2020.
Tamalapakula, S (2020) “The Shutdown is A Device to Shutout Dalits” Deccan Chronicle, 29th April, 2020.
Tamalapakula, S (2020) “It’s About Respect and About Dishes”, Deccan Chronicle, 8th March, 2020.
Tamalapakula, S (2020) “Manu in Us: Kill Him to Exorcize Caste”, Deccan Chronicle, 16th February, 2020.
Tamalapakula, S (2019) “If Society Doesn’t Respect All Women, It’s Hard to Stop Rape, Sexual Crimes” Asian Age, 2nd December, 2019.
Tamalapakula, S (2019) “Exploring the Idiom of Bodily Integrity” Asian Age, 22nd December, 2019.
Tamalapakula, S (2019). “How Telugu Political Biopics Cherish the Memories of Feudalism?” The Wire, 29th April.
Tamalapakula S (2019). “Caste, Patriarchy and the Surrogacy Market in India”, The News Minute 14th January.
Tamalapakula, S (2019) Justifying Violence: The Savarna Response to Pranay’s Murder is Casteism Consolidated, The News Minute, 2nd, February, 2019)
Tamalapakula,S (2018). “C/O Kancharapalem and the Politics of Unspeakability of Caste”, The Wire, 14th October
Tamalapakula S (2018) “Why the State is Trying to Link Dalit Resistance..?” The Wire, 13, Sept, 2018.
Tamalapakula, S (2017). “Who is a Woman? Who is a Dalit? “Anveshi Broadsheet on Contemporary Politics.Vol.3,No-1.P. 14-15. ISSN: 2278-3423 Impact Factor: NA
Tamalapakula, S (2016). “Death of Merit or Merit of Death?” in Roundtable India.com
Tamalapakula, S (2015). “Have Savarna Feminists Rejected the Markers of Caste and Patriarhy?” Roundatableindia.com
Tamalapakula, S (2013) “Samakaleena Samajamlo Purushadhikyata Mariyu Linga Vivadam”Adhyapaka Jwala (Telugu) Vol-26, No.12, March. P.13-15&23. Regd-822481/20A/86
Tamalapakula, S (2013) “Bharata Samajamlo Balikasisu Bhruna Hatyalu” Adhyapaka Jwala (Telugu) Vol-26, No.05, August. P.13-15&23. Regd-822481/20A/86
Tamalapakula, S (2013) “Reflections on the Politics of Condition of Dalit Women on University Campus’ Anveshi Broadsheet on Contemporary Politics, Vol. 2, No.2&3. P.14. ISSN- 2278-3423 Impact Factor: NA
Tamalapakula, S (2023),When Democracy Upholds the Law of Manu!” Rape, Sexual Violence and Legal Justice in India (accepted)
Tamalapakula, S (2023), “Sex Work, Bar Dance, Jogini and The Question of Caste”
An intersectional Analysis (proposal accepted for book)
Co-Project Lead - Dr. Sowjanya Tamalapakula for Telangana State level Project Lead for the project IB21-State Resource Centre for Women, WCD, State of Telangana, 01st Oct 2022-30th Sep 2023 (Started in this period) - The SRCW aims to prepare state action plans on issues related to women, and to ensure implementation of gender sensitive programmes, laws and schemes.
Telangana State level Project Lead for the project IB21-013 Christ (Deemed to be Univeristy)- KAS Study on Youth Perception of the Rule of Law in India. (2022)
Consultant, Project on Caste in Diaspora: Perceived Caste Discrimination (Ongoing) Equality Labs, U.S.A (2020)
Consultant, Project on Jogini System in Andhra Pradesh, (Ongoing) Ashraya Foundation, Andhra Pradesh. (2019)
1. Gender and Intersectionalities
2. Gender, Media and Culture
3. When the Margins Speak: Intersectional Autobiography
4. Men and Masculinities
5. Sexuality, Power and Violence
6. Women Writing, Writing Women
7. Research Dissertation