“The neoMONSTERS Within: The Others in India’s Science Fiction”

delves into how India’s popular narratives negotiate epistemes of monstrousness and manifest contesting ideologies with the nation’s popular imagination. The project interrogates the metaphorical reimaginings of the ‘other’ and studies the portrayal(s) of alterity vis-a-vis specific material realities. It maps alternate presents and fictional futures in contemporary India’s popular imagination and hunts for the aforementioned neoMONSTERS: Mutating/Mutagenic Ontological Narratives in Space-Time Echoing Realistic Situations.  

(The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 101023313. The action runs out of  IKOS, University of Oslo, Norway, and operates in tandem with the ERC-funded "CoFutures Project" led by Dr Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay, Associate Professor, University of Oslo.)