Naveen Kanalu is Phd candidate in Philosophy at the University of Strasbourg, France and the Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. His areas of specialisation include Critical Theory, French Theory, Post-colonial Studies and Early Modern South Asian History and Literatures. He is a member of the editorial board of the Franco-German Programme in Social Sciences and Humanities “Perso-Indica: The Persianisation of Indian Learning (13th-19th Centuries)” and involved in the collection and edition of Persian translations of Sanskrit philosophical and religious texts in early modern South Asia. His articles on Cinema in Walter Benjamin, the Economic Philosophy of Adam Smith and Hegel, and Subjectivity and Subjectivation in Michel Foucault and Gilles Deleuze are forthcoming in edited volumes from Berlin, Amsterdam and Palermo. He has published articles on Old Kannada and Sanskrit literary traditions. He is also keenly interested in researching weaver migrations, rituals and cultural practices in the Deccan. His article, “Pirla Panduga: Muharram practices of the Deccan Weavers, their Migrations, Songs and Memories” is forthcoming in a volume edited by Vijaya Ramaswamy from Delhi. He is interested in further engaging with the narrative histories of weaving communities such as the Padmasalis in the early modern and colonial period.