Shruti Narayanswamy is a doctoral researcher at the Department of Film Studies, University of St. Andrews. Her research looks at woman's experiences of Bombay cinema in the 1930s-40s, with a focus on women-centric film publicity and exhibition, and women's labour on the margins of the film industry. Shruti has previously interned with the National Film Archive of India and Glasgow Museums. Her work has been published in The Independent and Sight and Sound. She blogs at www.mahalmovies.com.