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Aparajita Nanda

Apara Nanda
Aparajita Nanda

Senior Lecturer

Aparajita Nanda received her PhD in English at Jadavpur University under Dr Kitty Scoular Datta, Department of English, Oxford Open University, UK.

She was Associate Professor in the Department of English, Jadavpur University, India and Visiting Associate Professor, University of California, Berkeley.

She was nominated as International Visitor by the State Department, Washington DC in 2002. She was a Fulbright Faculty awardee, 2003 and Beatrice Bain scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, 2005. She is presently engaged in interdisciplinary research?the writings of Octavia Butler and the films of Trinh T. Minh-ha.

Research Interests

  • Her primary fields of interest are African American literature and postcolonial studies.


  • Composition & Rhetoric I & II
  • African-American Literature
  • Caribbean Literature
  • Asian American Literature
  • American Cultures
  • Books
    • Romancing the Strange: The Fiction of Kunal Basu, eds. Aparajita Nanda et al. Avantgarde Press, 2004.
  • Book Chapters
    • 'Of  a "Voice" and "Bodies" : A Post-colonial critique of Meena Alexander's "Nampally Road". Bodies and Voices. Eds. Merete Borch et al. Amsterdam &New York: Rodopi Press (Forthcoming 2008).
    •  Identity Politics and the Voice of Autobiography in Sky Lee's "Disappearing Moon CafĂ©". Fiction and Autobiography: Modes and Models of Interaction. Eds Sabine Coelsch-Foisner & Wolfgang Gortschacher. Vol.3 Peter Lang &University of Salzburg Publication, 2006.
    • Colonialism in Post-Colonialism: A Study of Langston Hughes and Gwendolyn Brooks. Literary Space: Changing Responses. Eds.Monojit Choudhuri. University of Burdwan, 2000.
    • From Immigrant Uncertainty to Positive Identity: A Course traversed in the Poems of Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Sharmili Mazumdar, Meena Alexander and Purvi Shah. Asian-American Writing. Ed. Somdatta Mandal. Vol III. Prestige Publications, 2000.
    • The Devil's Own Sin: Lucifera and Orgoglio in Spenser's The Faerie Queene. Writing Over: Medieval to Renaissance. Eds. Sukanta Chaudhuri & Supriya Chaudhuri. Allied Publishers, 1996.
    • The Battle Rages On: The Psychomachia and The Faerie Queene, Book I. Renaissance Essays. Ed. Sukanta Chaudhuri. Oxford University Press, 1995.  
  • Her publications include a number of articles in various journals.