Dr.Malini Murali


Educational Qualifications: 

  • PhD in Indian and World Literatures awarded on 6 June 2020. The doctoral thesis titled “ Oering (to) Ezhutachan: An Annotated Translation of Adhyatmaramayanam Kilipattu” was given an Excellent grade.
  • NET , June 2020
  • July 2014 – July 2019. Doctoral Student, Department of Indian and World Literatures, English and Foreign Language University, Hyderabad.
  • 2011. M.A. English Literature. Loyola College, Chennai, India. First Rank holder and Gold Medalist. 70.4%. The curriculum was inclusive of creative and academic writing, translational studies, human rights, media craft, post-colonial and subaltern literature.  
  • 2009.  B. A. (Psychology, Sociology and English Literature), Christ University, Bangalore, India. 74.5% 

Research Interests: 

South Asian Studies, Translation Studies, Cultural and Literary Studies.


  • “Intimations of the Loka in Adhyatmaramayanam Kilipattu”, Ecumenica: Performance and Religion, Penn State University Press, November 2021.
  • Book Chapter, “Can there be an Indian Humanities?” in Great Transition in Indian Humanities edited by Chanwahn Kim and Hansang Kim supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea Grant, June 2021.

● “Beyond the Narrative: Understanding Puranas”, Asian Culture –Journal of Singapore Society of Asian Studies, December 2020.

● “Interpreting the Other: Intellectual History and Cultural Difference” in Journal of Indian and Asian Studies, July 2020

● “Othered into Absences: The Post-Colonial Gaze on Imaginative Encounters” in Down to Earth, published by Amrita Schools of Arts and Sciences, Kochi. 


● Paper titled “ Reconfiguring Context: The University and the Question of Cultural Difference”. National Conference on “Comparative Humanities”, The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, April 5-7, 2017.

● Paper titled “Reconfiguring Context: The Task of Translation and the Question of Cultural Difference” at the Workshop on “The Future of Humanities and Anthropological Difference : Beyond the Modern Regime of Translation” , Cornell University, USA, July 10-14, 2016.

● Paper titled “The Puranic Context: Locating Keralamahatmyam in Indian Cultural Thought.” International Indology Graduate Research Symposium, University of Leiden, The Netherlands, October 15-17, 2015

● Paper titled “Legends of Place: Of Gravity and Absence in Khasak” at Down to Earth: National Seminar on Ecology and Literature, organized by Amrita School of Arts and Sciences, Kochi, India. March, 14-15, 2014.

● Paper titled “Othered into Absences: The Post-Colonial Gaze on Imaginative Encounters”, presented at the UGC National Seminar “Arrival of the Post-Colonial”, St Peter’s College, Kolencherry, Kerala, India. December 5-6, 2013. 

● Attended “Whither Left” International Conference, organized by Kochi Life, India, with the plenary lecture by SlavojZizek, 2010. 

● Attended “Ecocriticism: Emerging Trends” organized by Bharatiyar Women’s College, Chennai, India, 2010.