Krittika Bhattacharjee is an educator and theatre-maker. She has taught the Undergraduate Writing Programme’s flagship course — Introduction to Critical Thinking — since 2018. Krittika is trained in History (University of Delhi and University of Oxford) and Religious Studies (University of Edinburgh). Her PhD is in Religious Studies, and her doctoral thesis studied the ways in which tourists to the Scottish island of Iona interacted with its religious reputation. Krittika has taught several courses at institutions in Oxford, Edinburgh and Delhi — on cults, on war, on the Bible in literature — but she enjoys most of all the tricky work of teaching ‘Critical Thinking’.
In parallel with her continued interest in structured learning and teaching, Krittika works in independent theatre as an actor and writer. She co-runs the Tadpole Repertory Theatre Trust, a New Delhi-based artists’ collective, and takes particular pleasure in ensemble work and short-form comedy (or “sketch”). Krittika’s scholarly interest in ethnography as a means of capturing lively data follows her into the theatrical work she makes. At the same time, her actorly-self bobs behind her, willing itself into classrooms at Ashoka.