Deva Nandan Harikrishna

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Room PAM 307
Visiting address Niels Henrik Abels vei 36 P. A. Munchs hus 0371 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1010 Blindern 0315 Oslo

Academic interests

I have a background in English Studies, Development Studies and Cultural Studies. I have interests in politics and religious studies with a focus on Hinduism and Hindu nationalism in India, especially with a focus on the interactions between religion, modernity, and globalisation; caste contestations, popular religious practices, and religious festivals. I also have interests in film and literature studies, with a focus on Taiwanese cinema and modern Malayalam literature. My PhD project is on the interplay between religion and politics in the context of a very popular 'subaltern' Hindu religious festival in Kerala, the Kodungallur Bharani.



  • August 2022-present: PhD in the Study of Religion and Politics, University of Oslo.
  • August 2015-July 2020: Integrated MA in English Studies (with a minor in Development Studies), Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, Chennai, India.

Work Experience.

  • September 2021-July2022: Teaching Assistant, Online Degree Programme, Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, Chennai, India.
  • July 2018: Research Intern, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, India.
  • January 2017-February 2017: Events Co-ordinator, "Traversing the Margins" 2017 (Academic Conference, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, Chennai, India).
  • July 2016: Editorial Intern, The Hindu, Chennai, India.


Tags: Religious studies, History of Religions, Religion and politics, Religious festivals, India, Hinduism


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