Arunima Gopinath

Sozialwissenschaften / Indologie, Neu-Delhi
Aufenthalt: 01.10.2013-31.09.2014


Arunima Gopinath has been teaching since 1993 and has taught different aspects of Modern Indian History and world histories at the undergraduate and post graduate levels. In the last eight years she has been in Women’s Studies. Here she developed the Department and introduced a PhD programme. In addition, she taught courses on Feminist Theory, Women’s Movements, Gender and Visual Culture. Her areas of research include Family and Kinship, Cultural History of Modern Kerala, specifically exploring questions of aesthetics and modernity in art, literature and satire, photography and visuality. More recently she also focusses on questions regarding religious identity formation and faith practices.



Family, Kinship; Aesthetics, Modernity; Visual Culture; Religion and Faith Practices


Publikationen (Auswahl)

  • Khandaan/the Household. In: Monika Kirloskar-Steinbach ed., Keywords in Modern Indian Studies. SOAS Studies in South Asia, OUP 2013.
  • Reading, Writing, Region: the Early Malayalam Novel and the Problem of Identity. In: N. Jayaram ed. For Satish Saberwal: Studies and Reflections. Orient Blackswan 2013.
  • The Place of ‘Gender: Theory, History and Political Possibilities. In: Martina Rieker and Hanan Sabea ed., Against the Familiar: Conversations about Gender and Region 2013.
  • ‘Anna: the Image of India?’, Cultural Critique 81, Spring 2012.
  • Shifting Sands: Satire, Selfhood and the Politics of Laughter’, in Tapasam, A Quarterly Journal for Kerala Studies in Malayalam and English 2008.
  • Entry on Marriage in Encyclopedia of Women in World History, Oxford University Press, New York 2007.
  • Imagining Communities - Differently: Print, Language and the ‘Public Sphere’ in Colonial Kerala. In: Indian Economic and Social History Review,XLIII, 1, January-March 2006.
  • Who is a Malayali Anyway? Language, Community and Identity in Precolonial Kerala. In: Satish Saberwal and Mushirul Hasan ed., Assertive Religious Identities. India and Europe, Manohar 2006.
  • Friends and Lovers: Towards a History of Emotions in 19th and 20th century Kerala. In: Bharati Ray ed. Women of India: Colonial and post Colonial Period, as part of the Indian Council for Philosophical Research series on Indian Science, Philosophy and Culture. Sage 2005.
  • There Comes Papa: Colonialism and the Transformation of Matriliny in Kerala, Malabar c.1850-1940. Orient Longman, Hyderabad 2003.