Anupama Mohan

Assistant Professor

My areas of specialization are postcolonial theory and literatures, cultural studies, continental philosophy, and the history of ideas. More specifically, my first book (Utopia and the Village in South Asian Literatures, Palgrave Macmillan 2012) centered on looking at the village as a trope in 20th century literatures of India and Sri Lanka and introduced a new critical model for analyzing the distinct yet connected literary histories of the two nations. Utopia was nominated for the MLA First Book Prize as well as the ICAS Book Prize in 2013, and reviewsof the book have appeared in eminent journals in the field. I am also a poet and short story writer, and my first volume of poetry (Twenty Odd Love Poems) was published by The Writer's Workshop in 2008. My short stories have featured in obscure magazines and on ghostly websites and I continue to struggle with that genre in a way that perhaps only fellow-poets understand. 


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86/1 College Street, Kolkata - 700073,
West Bengal, India

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