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Azania Khatri-Patel

Election Year: 2020

Election Constituency: India

Scholar Status: Scholar Alum

Rhodes Identifier: India & Brasenose 2020

Azania Khatri-Patel


Azania is a student of literature and sociology based in Mumbai, India. She has also been involved with organizations addressing gendered concerns in the growing slam poetry and stand-up comedy circuits of the city. Her research interests lie at the intersection of fact and narrative and her undergraduate thesis looks at how changes in Mumbai's housing landscape lead to the creation of urban legends and paranormal narratives. Azania's key concerns surround the questions of self, othering and how stories become a tool for identity assertion. As a practicing Muslim woman in India, these questions become personally pertinent as well. At Oxford, she hopes to further develop her interests in Modern South Asian Studies