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Shohini Ghosh

Shohini Ghosh is Sajjad Zaheer Chaired Professor at the AJK Mass Communication Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia, (Central University) New Delhi, India. She is the director of Tales of the Nightfairies (2002) a film about the sex workers rights movement in Calcutta and the author Fire: A Queer Classic (2010) published by Arsenal Pulp Press, Canada and Orient Publishing in India. She is co-founder member of Mediastorm Collective, India’s first all women documentary production collective which received The Chameli Devi Jain Award for Outstanding Work among Women Media Professionals in 1992. Ghosh has been Visiting Professor at a number of universities within and outside India and has had a long association with the Sexuality, Gender and Rights Institute. Ghosh writes on contemporary media, speech and censorship, popular cinema, documentary films and issues of gender and sexuality. Her current work is titled Violence and the Spectral Muslim: Action, Affect and Bombay Cinema at the Turn of the 20th Century.