Rajeswari Sunder Rajan


Rajeswari Sunder Rajan is Global Distinguished Professor at New York University, in the Department of English. She has been a Senior Fellow at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library and at the Centre for Women’s Development Studies, New Delhi, and was Shansi Visiting Professor at Oberlin College, Ohio. Before moving to New York she was Professorial Fellow at Wolfson College and Reader in the English faculty at the University of Oxford. Sunder Rajan’s publications include Real and Imagined Women: Gender, Culture and Postcolonialism (Routledge, 1993), and Scandal of the State: Women, Law and Citizenship in Postcolonial India (Duke University Press, 2003). Her co-authored essay, 'Shahbano', which first appeared in Signs (1989), has been widely anthologized. Her most recent work is The Crisis of Secularism in India, jointly edited with Anuradha Needham (Duke University Press, 2006). She is currently completing a book on the Indian novel in English after Midnight’s Children.


Rajeswari Sunder Rajan, Global Distinguished Professor of English