Leela Prasad

Leela Prasad is Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Asian & Middle Eastern Studies at Duke University. Her interests are in the lived, expressive dimensions of ethics in Hindu and other Indic contexts through narrative, media, performance, and art. Her first book is Poetics of Conduct: Narrative and Moral Being in a South Indian Town (2007). She is currently at work on a second book about folktale collections made by Indian authors in colonial India that re-appraises “enchantment” as a critical mode of engaging history and forms of political critique, as well as co-directing an ethnographic documentary film, “Moved by Gandhi.”

Articles by Leela Prasad

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