Diwas has been a PhD student in the department of Social Sciences at Loughborough University since Oct. 2017. Before joining the programme, Diwas was working as an Illustrator and Animation filmmaker in India. He holds a Bachelors in Fine Arts (BFA) in Painting from the Delhi University (2010), followed by a Postgraduate Diploma in Animation Film Design from National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad (2013).
Diwas’ research aims to understand the intergenerational transmission of the memories of the 1947 partition of India in the British south Asian community. It focuses on the use of animation and related arts based methodologies as a primary tool of enquiry.
The research is part of the larger five year research project ‘Migrant Memory and the Post-colonial Imagination (MMPI): British Asian Memory, Identity and Community after Partition’, funded by the Leverhulme Trust led by Dr Emily Keightley.
Research interests: memory studies, arts based research, partition memory, animation, migration, diaspora and cultural identity.