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Parichay Patra received an MA in English literature from Jadavpur University (2008), an MA in Film Studies from Jadavpur University (2011), and a PhD in Film & Screen Studies from Monash University, Australia (2016). His doctoral dissertation was on the transnational association of the Indian New Wave cinemas of the 1970s. He has co-edited Sine ni Lav Diaz: A Long Take on the Filipino Auteur (Intellect & University of Chicago Press, 2021), Salaam Bollywood: Representations and Interpretations (Routledge, 2016), Bollywood and its other(s): Towards New Configurations (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). His writings have appeared in Transnational Screens, Senses of Cinema, Journal of the Moving Image, and Synoptique. Patra served as an assistant professor at the Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences, BITS Pilani Goa Campus (2017-19) and as a visiting researcher at Instituto Investigciones Gino Germani, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, in June 2018.

His areas of interest include Global South Cinemas, transnational cinema, histories and aesthetics of Indian and other New waves in the long 1960s. He is currently working on his first monograph based on his doctoral dissertation and serving as the Indian Co-PI of a SPARC Project on the Indian National Emergency, censorship, film policy, and aesthetic freedom. He has co-organized an international conference on ‘Region/Nation/Trans-Nation: Literature-Cinema Interface’, hosted by the Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences, BITS Pilani Goa Campus, on January 31- February 2, 2019 ( The papers presented at the conference will be published in a co-edited volume titled Frontiers of South Asian Culture: Nation, Trans-Nation and Beyond (under review with Routledge, UK). 

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