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Biography

Aparna Dharwadker is Professor of English and Interdisciplinary Theatre Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research interests include colonial and postcolonial studies, comparative modern drama, modern Indian theatre, contemporary world theatre, postcolonial modernisms, and the global South Asian diaspora. She is the author of A Poetics of Modernity: Indian Theatre Theory, 1850 to the Present (2019) and Theatres of Independence: Drama, Theory, and Urban Performance in India Since 1947 (2005), both winners of the prestigious Joe A. Calloway Prize for Best Book in Drama and Theatre. 

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