Alisha Ibkar

Alisha Ibkar is a postgraduate in Literature from the Centre for English Studies, School Of Language, Literature and Culture Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. Her specific areas of interest are postcolonial literature and Indian philosophy. Trained in classical kathak and Bharatnatyam, she have a passion for dancing, old Bollywood music and Indian cinema. When it comes to music, Lata ji and Kishore Kumar are the maestros who have captured her heart since her early teenage years. Bengali by birth and at heart, she loves to indulge in the poetry of Sukumar Ray, Tagore and Nazrul Islam. Her research interest lies in the the genre of Indian English Literature, specifically, the study of language and how it functions in postcolonial texts. Arundhoti Roy’s seminal text God Of Small Things is her recent favourite. She also has a steadfast fondness for Slam poetry of Sarah Kay and Phil Kaye.

She edited the April 2014 issue of Literophile; the theme for the same was Narratives of Journey, Belonging and New Identities: Understanding Indian Diaspora(s). She can be contacted at alishaibkar@gmail.com.

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