Name: Prashant Ingole
Education: Ph.D. Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar.
M. Phil. School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies, Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar.
M.A. Dept. of English, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University Aurangabad.
B.A. Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Arts and Commerce College, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University Aurangabad.
Employment: Lecturer, IISER Mohali, 2023-
Postdoctoral Fellow, HSS, IIT Gandhinagar, 2021-2023
Areas of Research: Interdisciplinarity, Dalit Studies, Culture Studies, Environmental Humanities.
Research Focus: Broadly, I am interested in the field of interdisciplinarity, especially lived experiences, representation, power and knowledge. My specific research interest is in Dalit Studies and Culture Studies. My current research work focuses on human-animal relations at the margins in the Indian context. I argue around castelessness and anti-casteness the representation that is performed through the privileged position and the assertion that happens through the lived experience(s). I state that the content and narratives produced by Dalits on social media, graphic narratives, and Hindi cinema varies substantially and shows their assertive character, while narratives produced by upper castes portray Dalits as victims. Some of my opinion pieces have appeared in the Indian Express, Hindustan Times, The Wire, The Print, and so on. I am currently working on decolonizing the academic space in terms of knowledge production and its circulation. I attempt to do it by bringing the narratives and the voices from the margins into the classroom.
Teaching: HSS101A Language Skills
Selected Publications: “On Dalit Writing and Untranslatability”, Seminar 726: The Untranslated in Translation, Feb. 2020: 41-45.
“Intersecting Dalit and Cultural Studies: De-brahmanising the Disciplinary Space”, CASTE: A Global Journal on Social Exclusion 1 (2), Oct. 2020: 91-106.
“Anti-caste Music and Cinema”, Dalits in the New Millennium, Co-edited by Sudha Pai, Shyam Babu and Rahul Verma, Cambridge University Press (Book Chapter, Forthcoming).
“Inter (Caste) Love Stories: Experiential Eye (I) in Fandry and Sairat”, Economic and Political Weekly, EPW Engage Vol. 57, Issue No. 9, 26 Feb, 2022.