Anjali Yadav

PhD, Asian L & L


Anjali is a doctoral student at the department of Asian Languages and Literature. She is interested in the study of devotional literature written by women during the early modern era in the Indian subcontinent.

Her essay titled, ‘“ek admin the, use shadi karli…” (There Was a Man, Who Got Married…): Female Agency and Domestication in Omkara (2006)” is a part of the book, ‘‘Bad’ Women of Bombay Films: Studies in Desire and Anxiety’, published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2019. In the same year, she defended her M.A. dissertation, ‘Writing as an Outsider: A Trap of Representing the Other’. Her creative works appear in the Juggernaut and the Museum of Material Memory under her pen name, Anjalee Durgesh.

Anjali is from the Indian desert state, Rajasthan and not surprisingly at any occasion can be found soaking in the Sun while sipping chai and keeping up with her TBR pile.


  • The University of Washington Graduate School “Top Scholar” Fellowship (2021-2022)
  • Maurice D. and Lois Schwartz Graduate Fellowship (2022-2023 and 2023- 2024)
  • Summer Recruitment Award (2022 & 2023)


  • Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University Delhi, M.A., Literary Arts and Creative Writing, 2019
  • University of Delhi, B.A. (Hons), English, 2017