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Dr. Parul Bhandari

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Name
Dr. Parul Bhandari
Status
Gastwissenschaftlerin
E-Mail
bhandariparul (at) gmail.com

Dr. Parul Bhandari ist als RePLITO-Fellow für drei Monate (Okt-Dez) im Bereich Gender and Media Studies tätig. Sie ist Soziologin und hat sich auf die Untersuchung von Ehe, Familie, Gender, Klasse und Ungleichheiten im heutigen Indien spezialisiert.

Sie ist Honorary Fellow am Centre for Multilevel Federalism, Institute of Social Sciences, Delhi. Sie war Associate Professor für Soziologie an der O.P. Jindal Global University und war als Gastprofessorin an der Delhi School of Economics (DSE), University of Delhi, und am Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, tätig. Sie absolvierte ihren MPhil und PhD und war Gastwissenschaftlerin an der University of Cambridge, UK. 

Sie ist die Autorin von Matchmaking in Middle Class India: Beyond Arranged and Love Marriage (Springer, 2020); Money, Culture, Class: Elite Women as Modern Subjects, (Routledge, London 2019), und (Co-Autorin) von Exploring Indian Modernities: Ideas and Practices (Springer 2018). 

 


 

Aktuelle Projekte

Derzeit arbeitet sie an drei Buchprojekten über die Liebe in Indien.

In denen wird erklärt, wie der moderne Kapitalismus, der Staat und die Prozesse des sozialen Wandels sich mit den zeitgenössischen Kulturen der Romantik und des Datings überschneiden und interagieren und wie die Erfahrungen von Liebe, Schmerz und Leid das Selbstverständnis und die Identität der südasiatischen Jugend konstruieren.

 

Forschungsinteressen

Stadtsoziologie, Klasse und Ungleichheiten, Gender, Familie, Ehe, Liebe und Intimität, Modernität, Populärkultur und Bombay-Kino. 


Akademische Abschlüsse 

PhD Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge, UK. 

MPhil Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge, UK. 

MA Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, India. 

BA (Hons) Sociology, Jesus and Mary College, University of Delhi, India

 

Akademische Positionen

2021- bis heute: Honorary Fellow, Centre for Multilevel Federalism, Institute of Social Sciences, New Delhi

2020-2021: Associate Professor, Sociology, O P Jindal Global University, India

2017-2019: Visiting Scholar, University of Cambridge, UK

2016-2018: Affiliate Post Doctoral Fellow, Centre for Social Sciences and Humanities (CSH), Delhi 

2014-2016: Post Doctoral Fellow, Centre for Social Sciences and Humanities (CSH), Delhi

 

Gastprofessuren

2015: Human and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi

2015: Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi

 


 

Publikationen

 

Bücher

Bhandari, Parul. 2020 Matchmaking in Middle Class India: Beyond Arranged and Love Marriage. Springer: Singapore, New Delhi

Bhandari, Parul. 2019. Money, Culture, Class: Elite Women as Modern Subjects. Routledge: London.

Choukroune Leïla and Parul Bhandari (ed). 2018. Exploring Indian Modernities: Ideas and Practices. Springer: Singapore, New Delhi. 

 

Journal Articles 

Bhandari, Parul. 2020. “Pre-marital Relationships and Violence: Narratives of Young Middle Class in Delhi” in Sen, Kaur, and Zabiliute (ed) (En)Countering Sexual Violence in South Asian City, in Gender, Place and Culture. 27 (1). 13-33

Bhandari, Parul. 2017. “Pre-Marital Relationships and the Family in Modern India” in Parul Bhandari and Fritzi-Marie Titzmann (ed) Changing Family Realities in South Asia in South Asia Multidisciplinary Academic Journal (Issue 16).

Bhandari, Parul and Fritzi-Marie Titzmann. 2017. “Introduction: Family Realities in South Asia: Adaptations and Resilience” in Changing Family Realities in South Asia (ed) by Parul Bhandari and Fritzi-Marie Titzmann in South Asia Multidisciplinary Academic Journal (Issue 16). 

Bhandari, Parul. 2017. “Towards a Sociology of Elites: Marriage Alliances, Vulnerabilities, and Resistance in Bollywood” in Society and Culture in South Asia, Vol 3, Issue 1, January 2017.

 

Buchkapitel

Bhandari, Parul. 2020. “An Absent or Present Family? Tracing Bollywood Films from the Turn of the Century” in Nadja-Christina Schneider and Fritzi-Marie Titzmann (ed) Family Norms and Images in Transition: Contemporary Negotiations of Reproductive Labour, Love and Relationships in India (Nomos: Baden- Baden). Pp 75-93.

Bhandari, Parul. 2019. “The Secret Lives of Money: Locating Elite Women of India” in Jodhka and Naudet (ed) Mapping the Elite: Power, Privilege and Inequality in Contemporary India. (Oxford University Press: New Delhi). Pp 274-300.

Bhandari, Parul. 2014. “In Quest of Identity: Student Culture in a Religious Minority Institution” in Meenakshi Thapan (ed) Ethnographies of Schooling in Contemporary India. Sage: New Delhi. Pp 182-224

 

Artikel, Podcasts

2021 “Covid-19 lockdown has brought joys of old friendships into focus – and the pain of wilted ones”. Scroll.in 1st August. 

2021 “Thinking Beyond Love and Arranged Marriages” The Hindustan Times. 1st August. 

2021 “On Amrita Sher-Gill’s Birthday, a closer look at the women in her paintings.” Scroll.in. 30th January.

2020 “A Suitable Boy: Where Love is Intricate and the Personal is Political.” The Hindustan Times. 4th November. 

2020  Radio interview, “Matchmaking in Contemporary Indian Society” Australia’s Travel Writer’s Radio Show. 27th August. 

2020  Panel discussion on “Indian Matchmaking: Why Has it Sparked Such Strong Debate” Al Jazeera, The Stream. 26th August. 

2020  Radio interview “Looking for love in the Indian Diaspora”, Krys Boyd’s Think, NPR Dallas. Also available as a podcast. 11th August.

2020 “Matchmaking Illustrates the ills of Indian society.” The Hindustan Times. 22nd July. 

2020  “Art of Solitude: These three painters are more relevant now than ever before.” Scroll.in 5th May.

2020  “The coronavirus lockdown is putting urban Indian couples to test.” Scroll.in 12th April. 

2020  “How the injuries of modern love are redefining India’s ideas of traditional marriage.” Scroll.in 14th February. 

2020  “Parasite: A Defining Film on Class Relations, Inequality.” The Hindustan Times. 11th February.

2020. “Between Love and Marriage, lies Matchmaking.” The Tribune. 9th February.

2020 “Birkin bags and Swiss ski resorts: How super-rich Delhi wives want to be part of global elite.” TheConversation. 8th January. Reprinted in Scroll.in and ThePrint. 13th January.  

2019 “Why most elite married women of Delhi prefer gurus over temples or gods” ThePrint. 22nd December 

2019. “Of Affection and Consumption: the New Celebrity Culture.” Criticalcollective. 13th November.

2019. “What Their Big Fat Auli Wedding Revealed about ….Indian Elites.” Scroll.in. 30th June.

2019. “A Wharton Graduate Marrying a Tree….” ThePrint. 31st March. 

2018. “Curated to be Globally Indian.” Scroll.in. 6th December. 

2018. “Schooled for the Big Day” documentary on Indian weddings and ‘grooming’ schools for women, for Channel News Asia (CNA). October.

2017. “Does Technology Change the Way We Fall in Love?” BBC Worldservice ‘Crowdscience’. 24th November.

2017.Inside the Big, Fat Indian Wedding: Conservatism, Competition and Networks.” TheConversation. 13th January. 

2016. “Inside India’s Elite Kitty Parties.” Quartz. 22nd January.

 

Talks (Auswahl)

Oct 2020 “Unpacking Indian Matchmaking: Caste, Gender, and Resistances”. Australia India Institute. University of Melbourne, Australia. 

Oct 2020 Panelist on “Reality Bites: Colorism and Class in “Indian Matchmaking” University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Aug 2020 “Injuries of Love and Matchmaking”. Center for Research on Emerging Economies (CREE). O.P. Jindal Global University. 

Dec 2019 Book launch of “Money, Culture, Class: Elite Women as Modern Subjects” at the University of Siena, Italy. 

Mar 2018 “Of Elite Indian Women: Money, Class, Entitlements, and Vulnerabilities.” Department of International Development (DID), King’s College London.

Feb 2018 “Money, Enticements, Modernity: Indian Elite Women between Anxiety and Privilege.” University of Oxford, UK.

June 2016 “The Urban Landscape of Love and Marriage: A Study of Middle Class in Delhi.” Centre for Policy Research (CPR), New Delhi.

Mar 2016 “Gender, Affect and Aspirations: Politics of a Suitable Match amongst the middle class of Delhi.” South Asian University, New Delhi.

 

Konferenzvorträge

Aug 2021         “Studying Up in the Global South: Lessons on Race, Class and Gender” at the American Sociological Association. (virtual conference).

Jan 2018 “Friends are our Chosen Family: Narratives of Middle Class Delhi” at Examining the ‘New’ Kinship and Family in South Asia, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Hyderabad, India. 

June 2017 “Pre-marital Relationships and Violence.” Asian Dynamics Initiative (ADI). University of Copenhagen.

July 2016 “Pre-marital Relationships and the Family in Contemporary India.” European Association of South Asian Studies (EASAS). University of Warsaw. 

July 2016 “Brand Consumption Amongst the Elites of India.” European Association of Social Anthropology (EASA), University of Milan.

April 2016 “Pre-marital Relationships and Violence: Making of Modern Indian Coupledom”. British Association of South Asian Studies (BASAS) University of Cambridge. 

Jan 2016 “The Secret Lives of Money: Locating Elite Women of India”, international conference on Elites of India, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi.