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Bharadwaj, Gargi



  • Gargi is a theatre practitioner and performance studies scholar.  She is an economics graduate from Delhi University after which she has pursued training in theatre from Sri Ram Centre for Performing Arts, Delhi and theatre direction from National School of Drama, Delhi. She was awarded the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship to pursue MA in International Performance Research from University of Warwick, UK and University of Amsterdam, Netherlands.

    Her doctoral research from Central University of Hyderabad focusses on creating a historical narrative of national cultural policy with respect to theatre practice in India focussing particularly on the functioning of Sangeet Natak Academy in its formative years through ideas of cultural governance and democracy. Prior to joining JGU, she taught courses in performance studies at the School of Cultural and Creative Expressions, Ambedkar University, Delhi. She has published theatre reviews, essays and articles on cultural policy, performance in everyday life, performative actions of women, performativity of violence and protests, and issues of mediatization as they reflect in contemporary theatre practice.

research overview

  • Her research interests include cultural politics, theorising contemporary theatre practice, translating porto-feminist themes in performance, feminist epistemology and analysing self-articulations of women in public culture.

full name

  • Gargi Bharadwaj

primary email

  • gbharadwaj[@]jgu[dot]edu[dot]in