Sushumna Kannan

Sushumna Kannan has a PhD in Cultural Studies from Centre for the Study of Culture and Society, Bangalore, India. Her research on the Indian intellectual traditions and feminist epistemology focused on the medieval saint, Akka Mahadevi and her vachanas. She received the BOURSE MIRA, French research fellowship in 2006 and 2007 and the Sir Ratan Tata fellowship for PhD Coursework and Writing in 2003 and 2007. She has published her research on Bhakti, dharmashastras, ethics, literary works in Kannada and English as well as on translation in journals. She is currently working on a couple of book projects. She translates fiction between English and Kannada and is Adjunct Faculty at the San Diego State University, San Diego, USA. For more of her writings, visit: