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Priyamvada Gopal

Lecturer, Faculty of English, University of Cambridge

My primary interests are in colonial and postcolonial literatures. I have related interests in British and American literatures; the novel; translation; gender and feminism; Marxism and critical theory; and the politics and cultures of empire and globalisation.

Published work includes Literary Radicalism in India: Gender, Nation and the Transition to Independence (Routledge, 2005), After Iraq: Reframing Postcolonial Studies (Special issue of New Formations co-edited with Neil Lazarus) and The Indian English Novel: Nation, History and Narration (Oxford University Press, 2009).

I am currently at work on a project called Half the Story: Anti-Colonialism in the Making of Britain which is funded by a Leverhulme Research Fellowship and will be on sabbatical leave until October 2014. My work has also appeared in The Hindu, Outlook India, India Today, the Times Literary Supplement, The New Statesman and The Guardian and I've contributed occasionally to the BBC's Start the Week and Newsnight as well as programmes on NDTV (India), Al-Jazeera, National Public Radio and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation .


  • –present
    Lecturer, Faculty of English, University of Cambridge