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D.Phil. (Oxon. 2007), M.Phil. (JNU, 2002), M.A. (JNU, 2000), B.A. (NBU, 1997)
My current research encompasses two major areas – the future of postcolonial writing in the age of globalization, and a re-theorization of the role of modern empires in shaping the codes and conventions of modern literary cultures. I am currently developing a book-length project to investigate the first theme, and I am working on a set of articles to explore the second. I also work on key intellectual figures who influenced postcolonial thought in the second half of the twentieth century (I have co-edited a book called The Postcolonial Gramsci, published by Routledge in 2011); on the complex and contiguous histories of the empire in order to understand the genealogies of the modern; and on popular culture in both Britain and India in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Areas of interest/research:
Postcolonial Studies, Critical Theory, Literature and Empire (19th and 20th centuries), Literature and Social Sciences, Popular Culture in Britain and India (19th and 20th centuries), English Novel
Literary Criticism I
Honours, awards, appointments:
Lecturer, School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics, Newcastle University, 2006-2010
Principal investigator of a Leverhulme Visiting Professorship grant (2008). Amount granted £54,000
Co-investigator of a Leverhulme Research Network grant for three years (2008-11) on “Postcolonial Translation: The Case of South Asia.” This network will involve academics from Newcastle, London and Delhi. Amount granted £66,000
Felix Scholarship for a D Phil at the Faculty of English Language and Literature, University of Oxford, 2002-2005
"Reading Rancière: Literature at the Limit of World Literature," New Literary History (forthcoming, 2017)
Baidik Bhattacharya and Neelam Srivastava, "Who Owns Gramsci? Response to Timothy Brennan," Postcolonial Studies, Vol. 16, No. 1(2013)
"Problematizing realism in early Bengali novels: The prehistory of a narrative convention in Bankimchandra Chattopadhyay's Bishbriksha (The Poison Tree, 1872-3)," South Asian Review, Vol. 32, No. 1 (2012). Special issue on Realism in South Asia.
"VS Naipaul and Fictions of Subaltern Diaspora," South Asian Review, Vol. 32, No 3 (2011). Special issue on South Asian diaspora.
"The Secular alliance: Gramsci, Said, and the Postcolonial Question" in Baidik Bhattacharya and Neelam Srivastava (eds) The Postcolonial Gramsci (New York: Routledge, 2011)
Baidik Bhattacharya and Neelam Srivastava, "Introduction: The postcolonial Gramsci" in Baidik Bhattacharya and Neelam Srivastava (eds) The Postcolonial Gramsci (New York: Routledge, 2011)
Baidik Bhattacharya and Neelam Srivastava (eds) The Postcolonial Gramsci (New York: Routledge, 2011)
“Public Penology: Postcolonial Biopolitics and a Death in Alipur Central Jail, Calcutta,” Postcolonial Studies, Vol. 12, No. 1 (2009)
“Naipaul’s New World: Postcolonial Modernity and the Enigma of Belated Space,” Novel: A Forum on Fiction, Vol. 39, No. 2 (2006)
“Jokes Apart: Orientalism, (Post)colonial Parody, and the Moment of Laughter,” Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, Vol. 8, No. 2 (2006)