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Prof. Yamini Krishna
Assistant Professor - Communication Studies
Email: yamini.krishna@flame.edu.in
PhD 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.



AY 2021-22

AY 2020-2021

  • 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, Vol 41, Issue 2, 217-231. https://doi.org/10.1080/01439685.2020.1857926


  • Krishna, C.Y. (2019). Film in the Princely State: The Lotus Film Company of Hyderabad. Wide Screen8(1). ISSN: 1757-3920

  • Krishna, C.Y. (2019). The neo-liberal city and cinema: Deccani films. South Asian Popular Culture17(2), 185-196. https://doi.org/10.1080/14746689.2018.1510634

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

  • Krishna, C.Y.., & Teles Da Silva, E. (2015). Construction of Indian femininity and masculinity in Filmindia magazine 1946–1948. South Asian Popular Culture13(3), 183-198. https://doi.org/10.1080/14746689.2015.1126912

  • 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. ISSN 2347-9426

  • 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.

  • Vasavada-Oza, F., Nagraj, A., & Krishna, Y. (2012). Marketing to Rural Women: How Various Leading Brands Are Doing It?. IUP Journal of Brand Management9(2), 7-17.


AY 2020-2021

  • Krishna, C. Y. (2020). Film exhibition in Hyderabad in the 1930s: The case of Moti Mahal cinema and film circulation. In M. Mehta & M. Mukherjee (Eds.), Industrial Networks and Cinemas of India. Shooting Stars, Shifting Geographies and Multiplying Media (pp. 95-107). Routledge India. ISBN 9780367344719


  • Krishna, C. Y. (2018). Singing about the City: Imaginations of the City in Telugu Film Songs. In S. Allen and K. Mollegaard (Eds.), Narratives of Place in Literature and Film (pp. 114-126). Routledge. ISBN 9780367663377        


AY 2021-22

  • C.Yamini Krishna. “Changing business models: The war between the distributors, exhibitors and OTT platforms” in AFSSA conference on From Screening to Streaming: Ideology, Aesthetics and Historiography of New Cinema, Dec 2021.

  • C.Yamini Krishna. “City and Film City-The Nexus of Film and Tourism” in Worlds of Imagination: Media, Place and Tourism in Today’s Global World, April 2021.

  • C.Yamini Krishna. “Hyderabad as Panopticon City” in IV Annual International Conference of Caesurae Collective Society on Aesthetics of Cultural Translation: Art & Architecture, March 2021.

 AY 2020-2021

  • C.Yamini Krishna. “Labour and Networks of Migration in the City”. Paper presented at In and Beyond the City: Emerging Ontologies, Persistent Challenges and Hopeful Futures Conference. RC21, International Sociological Association, Sept 2019.

  • C.Yamini Krishna. “Going to the Cinema in the Princely City of Hyderabad and Cantonment Town of Secunderabad”. Paper presented at the Princely Cities Workshop, Leicester, U.K. (Via Skype), April 2019.

  • C.Yamini Krishna. “Glimpses of Cinema in the Princely City of Hyderabad and the Cantonment of Secunderabad”. Paper presented in the Industrial Networks of Cinemas of India, American Comparative Literature Association, Utrecht, July 2017.

  • C.Yamini Krishna. “Geographies of Cinema: Development of the City of Hyderabad Around Cinema during Nizam Period”. Paper presented at Circuits of Cinema Conference (Via Skype), Canada, June 2017

  • Sasikiran & C.Yamini Krishna. “Telugu Digital Cultures”. Paper presented at Regional Cultures and New Media Technologies Conference at Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla, April 2017.

  • C.Yamini Krishna. “Deccani Film: -Expression of Identity or Selling Nostalgia?” Paper presented in Frames of Reference, a conference in Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Jan 2017.

  • C.Yamini Krishna & Gauri Nori, “Social Media, Dissent and Satire in India”. Paper presented in Freedom and Control of Expression in the Digital Aftermath of the 2015 Paris Attacks, Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse (IAST) (via Skype), Oct 2016

  • C.Yamini Krishna & Prashant Sankaran. “The Politics of Graffiti: Study of Graffiti and Street art in Bangalore”. Paper presented (via Skype) at Media Action Research Conference, Canada. May 2016.

  • C.Yamini Krishna & Gauri Nori, “Satire as Political Practice on Social Media”. Paper presented in Diginaka, a conference in Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Feb 2016


  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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

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


  • Krishna, C.Y.  & Mathew, N. (2022, 7 February). A magnet to reel in NRIs, KCR’s Yadadri temple project leaves residents uprooted. The news minute. Online.

  • Krishna, C.Y. (2022, 2 February).  How Padma Shri awardee Garikapati Narasimha Rao defends caste in his videos. The news minute. Online

  • Krishna, C.Y. (2021, 18 September). Search for the past: Stories from the dusty archives of the Deccan. The news minute. Online

  • 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

  • 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

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