Title/s: Associate Professor
Specialty Area: Postcolonial studies, South Asian studies, Third World feminism
Office #: Crown Center 405
B.A., M.A., Panjab University, Chandigarh, India (1977, 1979); Ph.D. Purdue University (1986)
"Cultural Representations of London in British-Asian and Bollywood Films." Quarterly Review of Film and Video. (Forthcoming 2013).
“Fulfilling Her ‘Duty to Her Quom’: The Punjabi-Sikh Ethos of Shauna Singh Baldwin’s What the Body Remembers.” ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature 42.2 (2011).
"Woman in Decolonization: The National and Textual Politics of Rape in Saadat Hasan Manto and Mahasweta Devi." Rpt. in A Critical Anthology on Mahasweta Devi. Delhi: Pencraft International, 2010.
"'The Undiscovered Country': Suniti Namjoshi, Diasporic Sexuality, and the Textual Politics of Inter-Nationality." Occasional Papers Series, Women's Studies and Development Centre, University of Delhi, India, 2006.
"Deterritorializing Trinidad and India: V. S. Naipaul's Diasporic Travels in India: A Million Mutinies Now." South Asian Review 26.1 (2005).
"South Asian Partition Literature and the Gendered Rape and Silence of the National Body." South Asian Review (2001).
"Religious Fundamentalism and the Twice-Fragmented Narrative of Gender in Contemporary Punjab." Jouvert: A Journal of Postcolonial Studies 4.2 (2000).
"'The Magic Idyll of Antiquated India': Patriarchal Nationalism in R. K. Narayan's Fiction." ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature 31.3 (2000).
In Pursuit of Equality: Feminism and Nationalism in South Asian Women's Literature in English. Book-length monograph.
"'A Politics Essentially Their Own': Women's Leadership in the Quit India Movement."