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Pallavi  Rastogi 
Associate Professor
Bachelor's Degree(s): Delhi University
Master's Degree: Delhi University
PhD: Tufts University
Phone: (225) 578-2879
Office: 212-H Allen Hall

Area of Interest

Postcolonial theory and literature, 21st century literature, colonial literature, multiethnic British and American Literature, literary theory, international cinema, especially Indian film.

Selected Publications


Afrindian Fictions: Diaspora, Race, and National Desire in South Africa. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, August 2008.

Before Windrush: Recovering a Black and Asian Literary Heritage within Britain. Edited collection with Dr Jocelyn Stitt of Minnesota State University. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press, July 2008.


“In-Between Histories and Stories: Jewish Indian Identities in the Fiction of Esther David.” South Asian Review. Forthcoming November 2013.

“International Geographics: Looking Out in Ishtiyaq Shukri’s The Silent Minaret.” Research in African Literatures. 42.3 (August 2011), 17-30.

“Pedagogical Strategies in Discussing Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s Arranged Marriage.” Asian American Literature: Discourses, and Pedagogies. 1 (2010): 35-41.  

“When East Meets East: Framing the Sino-South Asian Diaspora.” in Journal of Commonwealth Studies (JCL). March 2009.

Introduction to Before Windrush: Recovering a Black and Asian Literary Heritage within Britain; with Dr. Jocelyn Fenton Stitt. 1-14.

“An Easterner in the East End: Olive Christian Malvery’s ‘Inverted Imperial Travelogue’” in Before Windrush. 117-140.

“Citizen Other: Islamic Indianness and the Implosion of Racial Harmony in Post-apartheid South Africa.” Research in African Literatures. 39.1 (February 2008): 107-124.

“Timeless England will Remain Hanging in the Air: Metropolitan/Cosmopolitanism in Nirad Chandra Chaudhuri’s
A Passage to England.” Prose Studies. 28.3 (December 2006): 318-336.

“From South Asia to South Africa: Locating Other Post-colonial Diasporas.” Modern Fiction Studies. 51.3 (Fall 2005): 536-560.

"The World Around and the World Afar All Seemed Compassed: Ethnicity in the Victorian Metropolis." Women's Studies. 6.3 (September 2003): 735-59.

“Telling Twice-Told Tales All Over Again: Literary and Autobiographical Subversion in Bharati Mukherjee’s Holder of the World.” Form and Transformation in Asian American Literature. Ed. Xiaojing Zhou and Samina Najmi. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2005. 268-284.