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Dr. Aditi Sen


I am a historian of South Asian religion, sexuality, gender and food history. My recent research has been in the field of history of horror in South Asian cinema and popular culture. Drawing from a criminal case from 1892 in Bombay, my current project is on forensics in colonial India and the role it played in determining criminal cases.


Selected Publications

Chapters and Articles

  • “Do you want to know the Raaz?: Sāvitri, Satyavān and the Other Woman.” In Bollywood Horrors. (Bloomsbury, 2020).
  • “Making of a Monster: The Various Villains of Hindi Horror Comics.” In Kasia Ancuta and Deimantas Valanciunus eds. South Asian Gothic: University of Wales Press. 2021
  • ‘“I Wasn’t Born with Enough Middle Fingers’: How low-budget horror films defy sexual morality and heteronormativity in Bollywood.” Acta Orientalia Vilnensia, 12, no. 2 (2011): 75-90.
  • Regular contributor to The Hindu, Livemint and Open Magazine.

Department of History, Queen's University

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Queen's University is situated on traditional Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory.