Goutam Piduri


Research Interests

Shakespeare studies
Colonial and Postcolonial Studies
Literary and Cultural Theory


Goutam Piduri’s research focuses on how Shakespeare's work travels to the Indian subcontinent, particularly in literature written in the Telugu language. My most recent work is on a Telugu novel in which Hamlet makes a spectral appearance. I am interested in exploring theoretical debates surrounding colonial narratives and the mechanism of adaptation to further understand the relation between Shakespeare and his presence in the colonies as a political encounter. I also focus on how literary theory (both Indian and Western) is able to refine our understanding of this encounter.