Associate Professor of English, Franklin & Marshall College (1994-2001)
Visiting Associate Professor, University of Rome, "La Sapienza" (spring 1996)
Assistant Professor of English, Franklin & Marshall College (1989-1994)
Assistant Professor of English, University of Richmond (1987-1989)
1987 Ph. D. in English. The Pennsylvania State University "First-Person Narratives as Autobiography: The Case of Charlotte Brontë"
1981 M. A. in English. Miranda House College, University of Delhi
1979 B. A. Honors in English. Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi
- Contemporary Indian writing
- Marketing of Indian literature
- Children's literature
- Indian Women's Writing
- Gothic and Adventure Fiction
Grants & Awards
- 2002-2003. NEH Fellowship to work on IndoChic: Marketing Indian Fiction
- Summer 2001 NEH Summer Fellowship for College Teachers to do research for IndoChic
- 1994 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar, University of Pennsylvania.
- 1991 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar, University of Texas at Austin.
- 1987 Sparks Fellowship Designate, The Pennsylvania State University
- 1986 Graduate School Fellowship, The Pennsylvania State University
- 1985-86 American Association of University Women Dissertation Fellowship
- 1983-84 Sparks Fellowship, The Pennsylvania State University
- 1983 Folger Institute Fellowship to attend the seminar "English Poetic Forms"
- “The Making and Marketing of Arundhati Roy.” In Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things. Ed. Alex Tickell. Routledge 2007. 103-109.
- “Between Men: Conrad in the Fiction of Two Contemporary Indian Writers.” in Conrad in the 21st Century. Eds. Peter Mallios, Andrea White, and Carola Kaplan. Routledge, 2005. 85-100.
- “Medieval Travel in Postcolonial Times: Amitav Ghosh's In an Antique Land." in Perspectives on Travel Writing: Borders and Crossings. Eds. Glenn Hooper and Tim Youngs. London: Ashgate Publishing, 2005. 153-166.
- "Why I Teach Conrad and Achebe." in Teaching Approaches to Conrad's Heart of Darkness. Eds. Hunt Hawkins and Brian Schaeffer. New York: MLA, 2002. 104-110.
- "The Rescue: Conrad, Achebe, and the Critics.” Conradiana 33.2 (Summer 2001): 153-163.
- "Confession and Self-making in the Fiction of Contemporary Indian Women Writers." In
- Telling Stories: Postcolonial Short Fiction in English. Ed. Jacqueline Bardolph. Amsterdam: Rodopi. 2001. 293-301.
- "Contemporary Indian Women Writing in English and the Exclusions of the Postcolonial Canon." Translating Cultures. Eds. Isabel Carrera Suárez, Aurora García Fernández, and M. S. Suárez Lafuente. Oviedo/Hebden Bridge: KRK Dangaroo Press, 1999. 87-92.
- "New Writing by Indian Women." Women: A Cultural Review 8.3 (December 1997): 339-345.
- Contemporary Postcolonial Theory: A Reader. (compiled and edited with an introduction.) New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1997.
- Contemporary Postcolonial Theory: A Reader. London: Arnold, 1996. (compiled and edited with an introduction.)
- "'Ghosts of the Gothic': Spectral Women and Colonized Spaces in Lord Jim." The Conradian 17.2 (Spring 1993): 1-16.
- "Empire, Narrative, and the Feminine in Conrad's Lord Jim and Heart of Darkness."
- Contexts for Conrad. Eds. Keith Carabine, Owen Knowles, and Wieslaw Krajka. East European Monographs. Boulder: U of Colorado Press, 1993. 135-150.
- "Post-Colonial Identity and Gender Boundaries in Amitav Ghosh's The Shadow Lines." College Literature 19.3, 20.1 (Oct. 1992, Feb. 1993): 225-228.
- "Narrative Strategy and Imperialism in Conrad's Lord Jim." Studies in the Novel 24.2 (1992): 173-186.
- “Vaishnu Devi,” “Almost True,” “New Delhi, Atrani.” Moving Worlds 4:1 (Summer 2004).
- “The Dead Ones.” Catamaran. January 2004. 31.
- "Words for Angela Carter," in InvAsian: Asian Sisters Present. Ed. Elaine H. Kim. Berkeley: Study Center Press, 2003. 64.
- "Ghazal." in Ravishing DisUnities: Real Ghazals in English. Ed. Agha Shahid Ali. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, October 2000.
- “Again a Dream of Water." Women and Language XVII No.1 (Spring 1994): 47.
- Pchak, Pchak: A Story of Crocodiles. New Delhi: Young Zubaan. 2008.
- “Sister Hyacinth.” South Asian Review 27.3 (Fall 2007): 156-64.
• “Whose India? Identity and the Indian Artist in a Global Market.” Plenary at the 2nd Annual Postcolonial Anglophone Literatures Conference. Tucuman, Argentina. November 2007.
• Roundtable discussion. “The Future of Postcolonial Studies.” Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. August 2004. • “Making Indian Literature.” Lecture at Oxford Brookes University, Publishing Seminar Series. May 2004. • Guest lecturer on Conrad at Jesus and Mary College, New Delhi. January 2003.
• “Marketing Indian Fiction.” University of Maryland Modernist Symposium. October 2002.
• Poetry Reading at the Poetry at Noon series at the Library of Congress. October 2002.
• "Who Reads Indian Fiction?" Universities of Oviedo and of Vigo, Spain. March 2000.
• "The Colonial and Postcolonial Novel." Sri Venkateswara College, Delhi University. January 2000.
• "Rereading Conrad's Lord Jim." Gargi College, Delhi University. January 2000.
- Introduction to Literary Theory
- The Adventure Novel in Colonial and Postcolonial Contexts
- Introduction to Literature, Food
- The Study of Fiction
- The Gothic Novel
- Nineteenth-Century British Literature
- Indian Fiction in English
- Indian Women Writing in English
- Postcolonial Theory
- Literature of the British Empire
- African and Caribbean Women Writers
- Women and Literature
- Literature and Exile
- Contemporary Postcolonial Literature and Theory
- Charlotte Bronte and Autobiography
- Joseph Conrad