Talk by Rajeswari Sunder Rajan, Global Distinguished Professor of English, New York University.
Rajeswari Sunder Rajan was educated in
Dr. Sunder Rajan’s work spans debates about the relationship between gender, post-colonialism and culture in the context of post-Independence Indian nationalism. Widely considered to be significant critical interventions, Dr. Sunder Rajan’s writings (Real and Imagined Women, 1993, and Scandal of the State, 2003) have re-defined the terrain of postcolonial feminist studies, and have been widely used in a variety of intellectual contexts. Her co-authored essay, “Shahbano,” which first appeared in Signs (1989), has been widely anthologized, and also titled “The Subject of Sati” (Yale Journal of Criticism, 1990). Additionally, Dr. Sunder Rajan works on British nineteenth-century literature and Anglophone postcolonial literature. An early edited volume, The Lie of the Land (Oxford University Press, 1992), was influential in opening up the field of post-Independence English studies in
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