Essays, fiction & poetry

Bedtime Stories for the End of the World Poem /  Mythology and fairytales in times of crisis / Supported by Spread the Word agency, 2018

Dainty Dusks / Poem / Visual Verse / An Anthology of Art & Words, April 2018.

Displaced / Essay / Who Are We Now? Diverse Women Writers on Brexit, Edited by Katy Massey/ Supported by the Arts Council England, Spread The Word and New Writing South, 2017.

Speaking of the Self / Review / South Asian women's autobiographical practices / International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) Netherlands, Newsletter, No 77, Summer 2017. 

Musical Performances in the Cultures of Decolonisation/ Paper/ Resistance and renewal: new vocabularies of dance and music / Presented at Horniman Museum & Gardens, 2017.

Languid Bodies, Grounded Stances / Review / Pulse Magazine, London, Edition 137, Summer 2017. 

UK premiere of Torobaka by Akram Khan and Israel Galván / Report / Narthaki, 2014.


The Indian Heroine in History Art & Performance/ Lead / Symposium & display of 17th Century Laud Ragamala Album and viewing of paintings at Ashmolean Museum/ Weston Library, University of Oxford, 2017.

Exhibition: The Beauty of Indian Performing Arts / CuratorCecil Higgins Art Gallery & Museum / 2017.

From Temples to Texts: An Art Historical Survey of the Nayika / Presentation /  Weston Library, University of Oxford / 2017.

Balliol Interdisciplinary Institute / Research funding grant / Balliol College, University of Oxford / 2016.

Valour, Betrayal & Desire: Heroes & Villains in Indian Paintings / Public talk / Ashmolean Museum /2016.

The Enigma of the Body / Photography / Finding Lila Magazine, 2015.


I am an artistic associate at Ananda Arts, an Odissi dance company funded by the Arts Council of England.

Oxford Festival of the Arts / Solo performance and workshop / Oxford, 2017.

Nehru Centre Indian Independence Day / Solo performance  / Osterley London, 2016.

Oxford Odissi Centre / Odissi Festival held at Magdalen College / Duet / Oxford, 2016. Press.

ISTD Odissi Syllabus Research / Contributor to workshop on taal (rhythm) / Convened by Kadam Dance and supported by Arts Council, London, 2015. Video

Odissi London Nisha Somasundaram

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