Urmila Bhirdikar | Department of Sociology

Profile

Urmila
Shripad
Bhirdikar
Associate Professor
Department of Sociology
School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SoHSS)
Shiv Nadar University
Uttar Pradesh
India
Educational Qualifications 
Ph D in Sociology
Delhi University
M Phil in English
SP Pune University
M A Sociology
SP Pune University
MA English
SP Pune University
Teaching & Research Interests: 

I work on South Asia with English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada and Gujrati print and audio-visual materials. I trained in khayal singing in the Hindustani Music tradition. 

Research interests: privilege and dispossession, discourses of respectability and self-respect, performance and performativity, print and audio archives, translation, sonic cultures.

Scholarly Activity

Select Publications

Bhirdikar, Urmila. "Govind Sadashiv Tembe and the Education of Taste in Maharashtra". In Music, Modernity and Publlicness in India, edited by Tejaswini Niranjana, 91-119. New Delhi: OUP, 2020.

Bhirdikar, Urmila. “English Rasa’ and the Making of a Love Story on the Marathi Stage: The Case of Sangit Saubhadra, 1882-1920s”.  ZAA: A Quarterly of Language, Literature and Culture, 61.1 (2013), 47-58.

Jaaware, Aniket and Urmila Bhirdikar.  “Shakespeare in Maharashtra, 1892-1927: A Note on a Trend in Marathi Theatre and Theatre Criticism”.  The Shakespearean International Yearbook, Vol 12, Special Section: Shakespeare in India, edited by Tom Bishop and Sukanta Choudhuri, 2012, 43-52.

Das Gupta, Amlan and Urmila Bhirdikar. Translation of and Critical Introduction to My Life by Sangit Samrat Alladiyakhan as told to his grandson Azizuddin Khan, Kolkata, Thema, 2012 (First Edition 2000)

Bhirdikar, Urmila. “’Gani Sakuntal Racito’: Annasaheb Kirloskar’s Sangit Sakuntal  as Marathi Opera”.   Revisiting Abhijnanasakuntalam: Love, Lineage and Language in Kalidasa’s Nataka, edited by Saswati Sengupta and Deepika Tandon. New Delhi: Orient Blackswan, 2011, 75-89.

Bhirdikar, Urmila. ‘Begum Barve: Parampareche Punaravalokan” (article in Marathi). Begum Barvevishayee, ed. Rekha Inamdar-Sane. Pune: Rajhans Prakashan, 2010, 72-83.

Bhirdikar, Urmila. ‘Satsar’, translation into English of Jotiba Phule’s Satsar in Selected Writings Of Jotiba Phule, Ed: G P Deshpande. New Delhi: Leftword, 2001.

 

Select Recent Public Platforms

Bhirdikar, Urmila. Interview in Kannada (with subtitles) with Hindustani  Musician Pandit Venkatesh Kumar for Yale NUS College, 2018    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsCHuXJXI4o 

Bhirdikar, Urmila. Curation and text for online exhibition on Hindustani musician Pandit Mallikarjun Mansur. Baithak Foundation, 2021.    https://baithak.org/featured/mansur-exhibition-part-1/ 2021

Bhirdikar Urmila. "Rashtravad ani Sangeet" (article in Marathi tr. "Nationalism and Music"). Aisi Akshare, 2020. https://aisiakshare.com/node/7370