Mona Khan

Digital Dastans & The Production of the Partition Nama

Mona is a doctoral researcher within the Institute for Media and Creative Industries. With a background in Visual Arts & the History of Art, she is interested in the value of arts and culture to people and society.

Mona received her BFA from Emily Carr University of Art and Design and an MA in History of Art at UCL.

PhD research description

Mona's research will serve as an exploration of narrative memories of the 1947 Partition of India, under the term Digital Dastan(story), appropriated directly from the Urdu practice of Dastangoi (storytelling). Through its activist nature, this theatrical art of enunciation will suggest the autonomy and productivity of individual recollection, compared to institutionally produced and document-based accounts of events.

PhD supervisors

Mona's PhD is supervised by Professor Emily Keightley (Loughborough University). 

Interests and activities

With formal training in visual arts and design, Mona also creates digital and textile prints for her design studio called Popistan.

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