Souvik Mukherjee, Indian gaming culture, and DH

I started DH as an M.A. student in 2001 researching digital games and storytelling. Having faced much academic ostracism back then, it is heartening to see the interest in gaming cultures and (the) digital humanities, today. I completed my MPhil on videogames and narratives from Jadavpur University in 2005 (being probably the videogames researcher from … Continue reading Souvik Mukherjee, Indian gaming culture, and DH

“Our interest is in looking at how the digital can be useful in helping rethink Humanities research and teaching in India…”

As far as Digital Humanities in India is concerned, our projects certainly fall under that broad umbrella category that we have pitched for DH. We also train our undergraduate students in DH in a gen-ed course run by the department of English. In the past, we have invited scholars and industry personalities from all over the world to deliver lectures. As part of our efforts, we are more interested in broader collaborative projects and reaching out to potential partners across institutions and outside academia rather than individual projects. Besides theorizing about DH or working on projects, our interest is in looking at how the digital can be useful in helping rethink Humanities research and teaching in India, in general. Also, we are interested in dialogues with the government about recognising DH as a discipline that can be taught as part of university curricula and the skillsets of which are formally recognised by the UGC and the DST...