Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Center for Contemporary South Asia

Rhitama Basak

PhD Candidate in Islam, Society and Culture


Rhitama is a doctoral student in Islam, Society and Culture. Her work explores Sufi travel histories aross the Silk Roads from South Asian perspectives, with a focus on contemporary Indian Dargah spaces. She has majored in Comparative Literature from Jadavpur University, India. She holds a M.Phil on the "Reception of the Sufi Langscape in Framing Resistance in South Asia: From Pre-Modern to Progressive Urdu Poetry" from Delhi University. Rhitama's areas of interest include Reception Studies, Sufism, Islam and South Asian Studies.