BA, English (Hons), Delhi University, India (2009)
MA, English Literature, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India (2011)
Shruti was born and raised in India. She completed her Bachelors of Arts in English (Hons) from Delhi University in 2009, followed by a Masters of Arts in English Literature from Jawaharlal Nehru University in 2011 where she graduated top of her class with a CGPA of 8.18/9. Most of her research during her Masters focused on digital anthropology, cultural studies and popular media, as well as the history of colonial and post-colonial India vis a vis systems of caste and class.
She has worked as a sub-editor in a national newspaper, ‘Pune Mirror’; before moving on to working as an editor for the international children’s publishing house, Scholastic, in the education department.
Shruti is widely published as a poet, feature writer and book reviewer. As someone who had the opportunity of living in cities across India since her childhood, she is fluent in English, Hindi and Telugu; and has working knowledge of Marathi, Tamil and Kannada (with varying proficiency).
She is also a freelance editor, with experience in the fields of translation, children’s literature and education. The MA in Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice will be her second Masters degree.
Shruti’s intended area of research is in the field of health and rhetoric, when seen especially through the lens of feminism and popular culture. She intends to investigate the discourse around, and representation of, Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) in today’s world, especially when accessed through (medical, and non-medical) literature and digital media.