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India in English, Bollywood Cinema, 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.
2010-Present Professor of English, Franklin & Marshall College
2008-2010 Associate Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University
2001-2008 Professor of English, Franklin & Marshall College
1999-2002 Chair, Department of English, Franklin & Marshall College
1994-2001 Associate Professor of English, Franklin & Marshall College (Tenured 1994)
Spring 1996 Visiting Associate Professor, University of Rome, "La Sapienza"
1989-1994 Assistant Professor of English, Franklin & Marshall College
1987-1989 Assistant Professor of English, University of Richmond
Contemporary Postcolonial Theory: A Reader. (compiled and edited with an introduction.)
New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1997. (For sale only in the South Asian market. Issued as a paperback, December 2000.)
Contemporary Postcolonial Theory: A Reader. London: Arnold, 1996. (compiled and edited with an introduction.) 4th reprint, 2000.
Baby Looking Out and Other Stories. New Delhi: Yoda Press. 2018.
Pchak, Pchak: A Story of Crocodiles. New Delhi: Young Zubaan. 2008.
“Contemporary Chick Lit in Indian English.” In Teaching Approaches to South Asian Women’s Writing. Eds. Deepika Bahri and Filippo Menozzi. New York: MLA, 2019. Forthcoming.
“Multan.” In India @ 70: Memories and Histories. Eds. Anjali Gera Roy and Nandi Bhatia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Forthcoming.
“Domesticity, Food, and Gender in “Falk.” L’Epoque Conradienne 41 (2017-2018): 99-106.
"Shobhaa De and Indian Pulp Fiction” in A Concise History of the Indian Novel in English. Ed. Arvind Krishna Mehrotra. New Delhi: Permanent Black. 2017. 424-435.
"Geography Fabulous: Conrad and Ghosh." In Under Construction: Postcolonial Gateways and Walls. Ed. Janet Wilson and Daria Tunca. Amsterdam: Brill/Rodopi. 2016. 59-68.
“Eating Out: Conrad, Food, Gender.” L’Epoque Conradienne 40 (2015-2016): 39-48.
"What About Shobhaa De? Indian Pulp Fiction meets Indian Writing in English." in Vernacular Worlds, Cosmopolitan Imaginations. Ed. Stephanos Stephanides et al. Amsterdam: Brill/Rodopi. 2015. 103-120.
“Speaking American: Popular Indian Fiction in English.” Comparative American Studies 12.1-2 (June 2014): 140-146.
"Geography Fabulous: Conrad and Ghosh." Coldnoon Travel Poetics 3.1 (Summer 2014): 191-201.
“The Emergence of ‘Indian’ Literature in the US Academic and Cultural Landscape.” in Crafting Identities, Remapping Nationalities: The English-Speaking World in the Age of Globalization. London: Cambridge Scholars Publications. 2012. 57-70.
“The Magic of Tara,” in Stories of Magic. New Delhi: Puffin Books. 2011.
“The Rescue: Reading Conradians Reading Achebe.” Modern Critical Interpretations: Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness. New ed. New York: Harold Bloom’s Literary Criticism, 2008. 104-115.
“The Making and Marketing of Arundhati Roy.” In Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things. Ed. Alex Tickell. Routledge 2007. 103-109.
“Sister Hyacinth.” South Asian Review 27.3 (Fall 2007): 156-64.
“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.
"'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.
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
2002-2003 NEH Fellowship
Summer 2001 NEH Summer Fellowship for College Teachers
1994 NEH Summer Seminar, University of Pennsylvania. Topic: "Social Change and the Early Modern Novel"
1991 NEH Summer Seminar, University of Texas at Austin. Topic: "History and Literature of the British Empire"
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"