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Subarno Chattarji

Associate Professor, University of Delhi

My research centred around and continues to focus on literary representations of the Vietnam War. While my first book, Memories of a Lost War, dealt with American poetic responses to the war, I am now working on Vietnamese-American memorializations of that conflict. I am fascinated by the ways in which this body of immigrant/exile writing reconfigures Vietnam from predominantly conservative American points of view while attempting to recuperate specifically South Vietnamese histories. I have been writing on media and the war on terror as well as the mediatization of conflict in India and Pakistan. This seems to fit in with my general interest in war and conflict.

Co-author with Suman Gupta, Richard Allen, and Supriya Chaudhuri, Reconsidering English Studies in Indian Higher Education. London: Routledge, 2015.

‘Poetry by American women veterans.’ Alea: Estudos Neolatinos, Vol. 16, # 2 (July-Dec 2014), pp. 300-316.

'"The Chameleon War": Passing Time and the remembrance of the Vietnam War.' In The Last Time I Dreamed About the War : Essays on the Life and Writings of W D Ehrhart, edited, Jean-Jacques Malo (Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company Inc.2014), pp. 22-30

“Culture(s) of corruption”: media representations and anxieties.’ In Covering and Explaining Conflict in Civil Society, edited, Nalini Rajan (New Delhi: Orient Blackswan, 2014), pp. 91-103.

Edited, with Sevani Ninan, The Hoot Reader:Media Practice in Twenty-first Century India. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2013.

The New Americans”: the creation of a typology of Vietnamese-American identity in children’s literature.’ Journal of American Studies (Cambridge University Press). Volume 44, Number 2 (May 2010), pp. 409-428.

Edited, with Tapan Basu and Suman Gupta, Globalization in India: Contents and Discontents. New Delhi: Pearson Education, 2009.


  • –present
    Associate Professor, University of Delhi
  • 2008–2009
    Senior lecturer, Swansea University
  • 2006–2008
    Visiting professor, Miyazaki University
  • 2001–2006
    Reader, University of Delhi


  • 1999 
    University of Oxford, DPhil
  • 1991 
    University of Delhi, MPhil
  • 1988 
    University of Delhi , MA
  • 1986 
    University of Delhi, BA (Honors)

Grants and Contracts

  • 2008
    Kluge Fellow
    Postdoctoral Fellow
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  • 2004
    Fulbright Senior Research Fellowship
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Professional Memberships

  • MLA