About Saronik Bosu

I am a Ph.D. Candidate at the Department of English, New York University, writing my dissertation on South Asian economic writing. I also coordinate research collaboratives in medical and environmental humanities. My research interests in general triangulate money, medicine, and climate in understanding literary and rhetorical formations. I co-host a podcast called 'High Theory', where we do very short episodes on diverse topics in critical theory and cultural criticism.

Saronik Bosu (@SaronikB on Twitter) is a doctoral candidate in English at New York University. He is writing his dissertation on literary rhetoric and economic thought. He co-hosts the podcast High Theory and is a co-founder of the Postcolonial Anthropocene Research Network.

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NBN Episodes hosted by Saronik:


April 8, 2024


Mackenzie Cooley
Hosted by Saronik Bosu

In this episode of High Theory, Mackenzie Cooley talks about animals. The animal lies at the center of science and the human, from imperial conquest a…


October 6, 2023


Margaret Galvan
Hosted by Saronik Bosu

In this episode of High Theory, Margaret Galvan talks about the queer politics of Visibility. In her work the activist practices of representation tak…

Global Asia

May 12, 2023

Global Asia

Cheryl Narumi Naruse
Hosted by Saronik Bosu

Cheryl Narumi Naruse talks about the transformation of Singapore over the past decades into a site of postcolonial promise, with economic prosperity a…

Ethical AI

December 30, 2022

Ethical AI

Alex Hanna
Hosted by Saronik Bosu

In this episode of High Theory, Alex Hanna talks with Nathan Kim about Ethical AI. Their conversation is part of our High Theory in STEM series, which…

Sushmita Pati, "Properties of Rent: Community, Capital and Politics in Globalising Delhi" (Cambridge UP, 2022)

July 4, 2022

Properties of Rent

Sushmita Pati
Hosted by Saronik Bosu

We live in cities whose borders have always been subject to expansion. What does such transformation of rural spaces mean for cities and vice-versa? P…

Akshya Saxena, "Vernacular English: Reading the Anglophone in Postcolonial India" (Princeton UP, 2022)

May 23, 2022

Vernacular English

Akshya Saxena
Hosted by Saronik Bosu

Against a groundswell of critiques of global English, Vernacular English: Reading the Anglophone in Postcolonial India (Princeton UP, 2022) argues tha…

G. S. Sahota, "Late Colonial Sublime: Neo-Epics and the End of Romanticism" (Northwestern UP, 2018)

April 12, 2022

Late Colonial Sublime

G. S. Sahota
Hosted by Saronik Bosu

Taking cues from Walter Benjamin’s fragmentary writings on literary-historical method, Late Colonial Sublime: Neo-Epics and the End of Romanticism (No…

Smitha Radhakrishnan, "Making Women Pay: Microfinance in Urban India" (Duke UP, 2022)

December 27, 2021

Making Women Pay

Smitha Radhakrishnan
Hosted by Saronik Bosu

In Making Women Pay: Microfinance in Urban India (Duke UP, 2022), Smitha Radhakrishnan explores India's microfinance industry, which in the past two d…

Danish Sheikh, "Love and Reparation: A Theatrical Response to the Section 377 Litigation in India" (Seagull Books, 2021)

September 20, 2021

Love and Reparation

Danish Sheikh
Hosted by Saronik Bosu

Two plays about the legal battle to decriminalize homosexuality in India. On September 6, 2018, a decades-long battle to decriminalize queer intimac…

Andrew Davies, "Geographies of Anticolonialism: Political Networks Across and Beyond South India, c. 1900-1930" (John Wiley & Sons, 2020)

June 29, 2021

Geographies of Anticolonialism

Andrew Davies
Hosted by Saronik Bosu

A fresh approach to scholarship on the diverse nature of Indian anticolonial processes, Geographies of Anticolonialism: Political Networks Across and …

Prathama Banerjee, "Elementary Aspects of the Political: Histories from the Global South" (Duke UP, 2020)

April 26, 2021

Elementary Aspects of the Political

Prathama Banerjee
Hosted by Saronik Bosu

Prathama Banerjee's book Elementary Aspects of the Political: Histories from the Global South (Duke UP, 2020) studies the rise of modern politics in I…

Juned Shaikh, "Outcaste Bombay: City Making and the Politics of the Poor" (U Washington Press, 2021)

April 5, 2021

Outcaste Bombay

Juned Shaikh
Hosted by Saronik Bosu

What is the history of caste in a city? Indian modernizers assumed that the various processes of modernity, including industrial capitalism, would att…

A. Gandhi et al., "Rethinking Markets in Modern India: Embedded Exchange and Contested Jurisdiction" (Cambridge UP, 2020)

February 26, 2021

Rethinking Markets in Modern India

A. Gandhi, B. Harriss-White, D. E. Haynes and S. Schwecke
Hosted by Saronik Bosu

Modern markets and exchange, compared with other social and political spheres, are seen through technical abstractions. This intellectual compartmenta…