Jhansilin Sasi

MA English at the University of Madras, India

Pronouns: She/her
  • Doctoral Researcher

Jhansilin has obtained a Master's degree in English Literature from the University of Madras. Later on, she was awarded Assistant Professorship by the University Grants Commission of India for clearing National Eligibility Test in English Literature. Her experience in teaching English Studies for two years led her in choosing Performing Arts as her primary research area.

Jhansilin intends to continue her research on the Performing Arts of South India in particular and its nuances. Her research is aimed at bringing folk art forms to the mainstream by addressing the discrimination against the artists while focusing on the storytelling aspect of the performances.

Title of thesis: Performing Arts of Tamil Nadu: Trajectory from Religion to Secular

Jhansilin currently works on the Performing Arts of South India, especially Folk Theatre, Music, and Dance. She tries to bring out the trajectory from being religious to becoming secular while trying to touch upon the role of storytelling in performances and at the same time, tries to provide a voice to the voiceless in terms of caste discrimination towards the artists within the country through a practice-based/ practice-informed approach.

Supervisors: Dr Fred Dalmasso and Professor Claire Warden.