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Prof. Yamini Krishna

Ph.D. in Film Studies from The English and Foreign Language University (EFLU), Hyderabad; PGDM - Communications, MICA, Ahmedabad; B.Tech – ECE from J.B Institute of Engineering & Technology.


C.Yamini Krishna has a PhD in Film Studies from The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad. She has been the recipient of Charles Wallace India Trust fellowship, Centre for Studying Developing Societies (CSDS) PhD fellowship, and University Grants Commission (UGC) Junior and Senior Research Fellowship. Her work has been published in South Asian Popular Culture, Historical Journal of Film Radio and Television and South Asia (forthcoming). She has also written for the digital publications Caravan, Scroll and Café Dissensus. Her work has been presented in American Comparative Literature Association, International Sociological Association, Asian Dynamics Initiative etc. She has organized history walks in the Hyderabad city, curated a series of talks on Deccan called Hyderabad Gol Mez in collaboration with Hyderabad Urban Labs.

She is a member of Khidki collective, a group of scholars committing to reimagining and building perspectives on regional identities with a view to challenging established narratives around history, nationhood and belonging. She has been a visiting faculty at Indian Institute of Management, Kashipur and Annapurna College of Film and Media. She has taught courses on World Cinema and film studies in the past. She currently teaches Digital Cultures, Communication Theory and Semiotics. She is working on her first book which examines the historical geography of Hyderabad through film networks.


  1. Krishna, C.Y. (2020). Princely Films: The Silver Jubilee Film of 1937 and the Princely State of Hyderabad. Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, 1-14.

  2. Krishna, C. Y. (2020). Film exhibition in Hyderabad in the 1930s: The case of Moti Mahal cinema and film circulation. In Industrial Networks and Cinemas of India (pp. 95-107). Routledge India.

  3. Krishna, C.Y. (2019). Film in the Princely State: The Lotus Film Company of Hyderabad. Wide Screen, 8(1).

  4. Krishna, C.Y. (2019). The neo-liberal city and cinema: Deccani films. South Asian Popular Culture, 17(2), 185-196.

  5. Krishna, C. Y. (2018). Singing about the City: Imaginations of the City in Telugu Film Songs. In Narratives of Place in Literature and Film (pp. 114-126). Routledge.

  6. Krishna, C.Y.., & Teles Da Silva, E. (2015). Construction of Indian femininity and masculinity in Filmindia magazine 1946–1948. South Asian Popular Culture, 13(3), 183-198.

  7. Krishna, C.Y., Ashok, R. & Vijaykumar, V. (2016). Adaptation, the film, the process and the dialogue, CAESURAE: POETICS OF CULTURAL TRANSLATION. Online.

  8. Krishna, C.Y. & Nori, G. (2015). Examining the Virtual Publics: The Case of Unofficial Subramaniam Swamy, Subversions. A journal of Emerging Research in Media and Culture Studies. Vol 3. Issue 2. Online.

  9. Krishna, C.Y., Gadekar, R., Shrivastava, S., Krishnatray, P. (2014). Framing of Temple-Mosque Judicial Verdict on Indian T.V, The journal of Mgt., Comp. Science and Journalism; Vol 8, Issue 2.

  10. Vasavada-Oza, F., Nagraj, A., & Krishna, Y. (2012). Marketing to Rural Women: How Various Leading Brands Are Doing It?. IUP Journal of Brand Management, 9(2), 7-17.

  11. Krishna, C.Y. (2021). Where histories reside: India as filmed space: PRIYA JAIKUMAR, 2019, durham and london, duke university press, pp. xv+ 397, illus., bibliography, index, and appendix, 109.95(cloth), 29.95.

  12. Krishna, C.Y. (2014). Review of Courting Blakness: Recalibrating knowledge in the Sandstone University, Australian Women’s Book Review, 32-36.

  13. Krishna, C.Y. (2018). A Report on Samaanthara-A Festival of Parallel Cinema and Retrospective of Girish Kasaaravalli and a workshop on Re-viewing Parallel Cinema: Continuities, Discontinuities, Influences, CAESURAE: POETICS OF CULTURAL TRANSLATION VOL3: 1. Online

  14. Krishna, C.Y & Sasi Kiran M.  (2019). The Ageing Diva in Bollywood: The Construction of Rekha, Phalanx. Online

  15. Krishna, C.Y.  (2019). Social Justice Through the Lens of Film. Conference booklet, The Rise of New Left and the Return of the Universal Welfare State, The Welfare State is Possible.

Opinion pieces

  1. Shivanand, S & Krishna, C.Y. (2021, 21 January). BJP made gains in Hyderabad using history as a weapon. But how accurate is its version of the past?, Scroll.in. Online

  2. Krishna, C.Y. (2020, 31 January). Waiting for Aazad: A chronicle of events from a meeting that did not happen in Hyderabad, Caravanmagazine.in. Online

  3. Krishna, C.Y. (2018, 14 March). Flaneuse in an Indian city, Café Dissensus on 14 March 2018