Associate Professor of English
Ph.D., English, Fordham University, New York, USA.
M.Phil., English, Delhi University, Delhi, India.
M.A., English, Delhi University, Delhi, India.
B.A., English, Delhi University, Delhi, India.
Areas of Specialization
Primary Fields: Imperialism, Postcolonialism, and Globalization, South Asian literatures,
Secondary Fields: Critical Theory, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, Ecocriticism, Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century British literature
i. Courses at FDU
Studies in the Novel
Introduction to Critical Theory
Introduction to Postcolonial Studies
Humanities Seminar I
Junior Honors Seminar
The Environment in Literature and Culture
Contemporary World Literature
Introduction to British Literature Survey I & II
Introduction to Literary Studies
[These are all web-enhanced courses fulfilling the distance-learning requirement at FDU]
ii. Courses at Other Institutions
Postcolonial Fiction and Theory
Introduction to Literature
Critical Reading and Critical Writing
Images of Women in Literature
i. Articles in Scholarly Journals
"Footloose Labor: Understanding Globalization through Literature." Working USA: The Journal of Labor and Society. 15.1 (2012): 35-50.
“Introduction: Women and the Politics of Water.” International Feminist Journal of Politics. 9.4 (2007): 1-12.
“Gandhi as Floating Signifier: 1980s, India, and the Story of Development.” Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies. 12.1 (2005): 63-85.
“(Re)Writing History, (Un)Settling Relationships: The Indian National Imaginary and Alternate Maps of Belonging.” South Asian Review. 26.2 (2005): 96-115.
“Fixing the Language, Fixing the Nation.” Jouvert: A Journal of Postcolonial Studies. 5.3 (2001): 39 pars. 18 July 2001.
“‘Shooting Image Weapons …’: The Place of Manthan as Third Cinema in India.” Deep Focus: A Film Quarterly. 6.1 (1996): 59-69.
ii. Co-edited Journals
Politics of Water: A Confluence of Women's Voices. Eds. Paola Corso and Nandita Ghosh. International Feminist Journal of Politics. 9.1 (2007). Special issue combining poetry, short fiction, testimonies, and critical essays on the gendered aspects of water politics.
Globalization, Ethnicity, and Violence: Conference Issue. Eds. Nandita Ghosh and Christina Sharpe. South Asian Review. December (2003). This issue combines the conference program and abstracts along with the original poetry of and interviews with emergent diasporic South Asian writers
iii. Book Reviews
Indian Mutiny and the British Imagination. Gautam Chakravarty. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005. 242 pages. Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies.14.2 (Fall 2008). 97-100.
Links of interest:
Mansion 3rd Fl.,
Dept. of LLWP,
Fairleigh Dickinson University,
Madison, NJ 07940
All classes are hybrid, blending face to face meetings on Mondays with online classes on Thursdays unless otherwise specified.