Mohamed Shafeeq Karinkurayil

Mohamed Shafeeq Karinkurayil
Manipal Academy of Higher Education | MAHE · Manipal Centre for Humanities

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
I am currently working as Assistant Professor at Manipal Centre for Humanities, a Centre of Excellence under Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Karnataka, India. My research interests include visual culture, film studies, migration studies, memory studies and postcolonial literatures. Currently my research focuses on the visual aspects of migration.
Additional affiliations
January 2020 - present
Manipal Academy of Higher Education
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
December 2016 - December 2019
Manipal Academy of Higher Education
Position
  • PostDoc Position
August 2015 - December 2016
University of Hyderabad
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Education
August 2009 - July 2014
The English and Foreign Languages University
Field of study
  • Cultural Studies

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Publications (25)
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The novel as a form is argued to be the literary counterpart of an individuating world. In the postcolony, however, the novel as a form will have to find new ways to account for the rupture from history effected by the duplication of the same names across two registers, one in popular memory, and the other in governmental registers. Select works of...
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Migration to the Arabian Gulf as the experience of the state of Kerala has mostly been elided in mainstream Malayalam cinema. The digital revolution towards the end of the last century has spurred a local film practice in northern Kerala, usually called ‘Home Cinema’/‘home video’/‘home film’ and so on. Home Cinema of Kerala is locally produced low-...
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The impossibility of citizenship for migrant labourers in the Gulf countries and the circular migration that entails makes the migrant experiences of the Gulf transient. This paper is an attempt to approach migrant memory as a resource that would allow us to see migrants as active negotiators of their destination, wrenching the migrant tale out of...
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This paper engages with the photography of Keralite migrant workers to the Arabian Gulf as an index of diasporic aspiration in terms of social mobility and the emergence of a new social order. Taking as its primary site photographs from a family of migrants from south Malabar, the paper locates the performance of aspiration in these photographs in...
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This paper is an exploration of cinematic memory as a resource for remembering large-scale Keralan migration to the Gulf since the late 1960s. The south Indian state of Kerala, which predominantly speaks Malayalam, is a major contributor to the migrant labour force in the Gulf region for the last five decades. However, until recently, the migrant f...
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Subaltern politics in India is usually studied outside the electoral process. This paper looks at a Muslim organization of enviable electoral success in the south Indian state of Kerala, the Indian Union Muslim League. By focusing on the works by the most iconic of its leaders, C.H. Mohammed Koya, this paper looks at the reconceptualization of mino...
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Sreenivasan is often understood to be a representative of the subaltern energies in the field of Malayalam cinema. At the same time, Sreenivasan has had a successful career in each of his roles as a scriptwriter, actor, and director. The label of being a subaltern therefore calls for a closer examination. Briefly touching upon the thematic elements...
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The paper takes off with discussing a recent diy self-video which went viral on social media, which features a nine-year-old boy from Kerala trying his hand at a paper craft and failing to do so. The discourse around the video praised the boy for going ahead with posting the video despite the fact that he did not achieve the stated aim in the video...
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This paper is open access at : https://crossasia-journals.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/index.php/dasta/article/view/15080 This paper asks what it is to engage with a photograph as an artifact of the quotidian, if the photograph has exited the social sphere. The paper begins with recounting the importance of the labour migration from the South Indian state...
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This paper argues that inspite of a general acceptance of the discourse of inclusivity in Comparative Literature in India, there is unsaid consensus on differences worth recognition. To this end, the chapter begins with reading one of the emblematic texts of the Muslim turn to written Malayalam in the late 19th century Kerala, the autobiographical...
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Full length papers of 6000-7000 words are invited for a Special Issue to be published with a UK based Scopus-indexed peer-reviewed journal. Guest Editors: Dr. E. Dawson Varughese and Dr. Mohamed Shafeeq Karinkurayil
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This paper looks at the transaction between the registers of realism and melodrama in the Malayalam film Chemmeen (1965, dir. Ramu Karyat). The movie, a landmark in Malayalam cinema, is set in a fishing hamlet, and narrates a love story set to the currents of overemphasis on marital fidelity and communal identification. The paper argues that the op...
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Uma Maheswari Bhrugubanda would be the least inclined to accept the figure of the gullible Indian film viewer who cannot distinguish between film and reality; however, she is not comfortable to the incidental status that mythologicals have been assigned in NTR’s success in Madhava Prasad’s and S.V. Srinivas’s critical programme. Bhrugubanda’s effor...
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Vaikom Muhammad Basheer's Kathabhijam came out in 1945. It was originally performed as part of the sixteenth annual conference of the Samastha Kerala Sahitya Parishad. With regards to the formation of a trade union for the writers, the play progresses along tropes familiar to the representation of the realist mode of poverty. It is stricken on the...
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This paper looks at a detective thriller in Malayalam to explore a peculiar Indian gaze that is operative along principles of kinship. The year 1990 saw an interesting mix of Mohanlal movies who was by now already a superstar. Mukham was not a successful Mohanlal movie, but is still interesting because it is one of the very few movies in which he h...
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The rising regime of technocracy has generated a slew of self-appraisal on the role of Humanities in the contemporary world, and especially in the institutional location of University. The location of the university is not placed absolutely within the premises of learning but has from the colonial times imbricated itself with the question of social...
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A comparative study of two different works, one a short story of Indian Writing in English, and another a translation of a Malayalam poem; I take these two 'incomparable' works to discuss a commonality, that both of these discuss a subaltern subject, but in very different modes. Through this paper I argue that the postcolonial writer has to imagine...
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An outline history of how the Arabian Gulf has figured in mainstream Malayalam cinema, from 1980 to the present.
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This paper takes up the question of democracy as a question of translation of the newly arrived nation state into categories of thought intelligible to the subjects. While this question has attracted scholarly attention in the past two decades as an analytic and programmatic, the question gets more complicated when the subject in question is placed...
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How does the Indian writer, or a post-colonial writer in general, negotiate his dual existence, of belonging to nation which in the dominant accounts is travelled to rather than the travelling, and of being a writer who is endowed with the cultural legitimacy to record life around him/her? This paper reads selected poems from Anjum Hasan’s Street o...
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This paper argues that while it remains a fact that football is the most visible sport in Malappuram, football also allows identifications for the mainstream to describe Malappuram that is by definition in this discourse an other-ed space. By delineating the importance of affect in football and its resistance to being quantified, I argue that the f...

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I am looking at the cultural artefacts and expressions of migrant life focusing on the Gulf migration from the south Indian state of Kerala.