• Ph.D. Student
  • Research Interests: Nationalism, South Asian studies, visual culture, aesthetic theory, “bodyscapes”/cartographic bodies
  • Education: B.A. LL.B (Hons.), West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (2015); M.A. in Gender Studies, Central European University (2020



Arpita situates her research at the intersection of visual culture and cartography. Specifically, she is interested in studying anthropomorphic illustrations of India's geo-body through the years. By focusing on both human and non-human "bodyscapes", she hopes to better understand the intimacies between the body and the nation.