Dr Amit Sarwal‘s recent publication, Louise Lightfoot: In Search of India, will be launched at Monash University on 24 August 2017. The Hon Robin Scott, Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Victoria, will speak at the event, and the book will be launched by Ms Manika Jain, the Consul-General of India (Melbourne). Read more about this event, and register your interest.
Dr Sarwal is an Endeavour Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Contemporary Histories Research Group (CHRG), Deakin University. He is also an Honorary Associate Professor (Visiting) of RMIT University, the Founding Convenor of Australia-India Interdisciplinary Research Network (AIIRN), and a Producer with SBS Radio Hindi. He has worked at Deakin University, Monash University and the University of Delhi. He has a PhD in English Literature from Jawaharlal Nehru University and MBA from Federation University. He was a finalist in the Victorian Government’s International Education Awards 2016. His areas of interest include South Asian Diaspora, Cross-Public and Cultural Diplomacy, Australia-India relations, and Bollywood. His research papers have appeared in prominent journals such as Dance Chronicle, Dance Research, Antipodes, South Asian Popular Culture, South Asian Diaspora and Culture, Society and Masculinities. He has many books to his credit, prominent being: Wanderings in India (2012), Enriched Relations (2013), Bollywood and Its Other(s) (2014), Labels and Locations (2015), Salaam Bollywood (2016), and South Asian Diaspora Narratives (2016).