Ranjamrittika is a third year DPhil student in the Faculty of Oriental Studies. Her research focuses on a diachronic study of esoteric philosophical traditions in north-eastern India, through a common lineage of Buddhism and Hinduism. Her work explores mysticism and language, politics of alternative social imaginaries through religious movements, notions of the subtle body, foregrounding pluralist literature of dissent and its artistic and political implications through performance. In her current research, she analyses language and practice, combining literary criticism with ethnography.
She is particularly interested in the cultural legacies of imperialism, colonial language policies and postcolonial studies.