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Dr Ruvani Ranasinha

Reader in Postcolonial Literature 

Tel +44 (0)20 7848 1684

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King's College London
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Research Interests and PhD supervision
  • Postcolonial literature and theory
  • post-1945 and contemporary fiction
  • immigration and gender studies
  • the history of the book.

I specialise in postcolonial literature and theory, especially relating to South Asia and the South Asian diaspora. My research interests are in post-1945 and contemporary fiction and film, particularly as they relate to gender, immigration, globalisation and the cultural representation of Muslim identity in the West. I would be happy to supervise research students in any of these areas. I am interested in the intersection between postcolonial literature and book history, explored in my second monograph South Asian Writers in Twentieth Century Britain: Culture in Translation, a historical account of the publication, editing and critical reception of twentieth-century South Asian diasporic writing based on original archival research, from a range of publishing houses. I am currently working on a book on Contemporary South Asian Women’s Writing.

I welcomes applications for PhD topics related to any of my research interests.

For more details, please see my full research profile.

Selected Publications
  • Ruvani Ranasinha (2011) 'Fundamental Fictions: Gender, Power and Islam in British Asian Diasporic Formations', in Thinking Through Islamophobia: Global Perspectives pp. ?-?                                   [Chapter]
  • Ruvani Ranasinha (2010)  'South Asian Broadcasters and the BBC: talking to India (1941-1943)' Journal of South Asian Diaspora, 2 (1), pp. 57-71.                                                                                             [Article in print Journal]
  • Ruvani Ranasinha (2010) The City in Contemporary World Fiction (The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-century Fiction, vol. 3: World Fiction)[Encyclopedia Entry (Print)]
  • Ruvani Ranasinha (2009) 'Changes in the Canon: After Windrush', in The Post-War British Literature Handbook pp. 177-191     [Chapter]
For a complete list of publications, please see my full research profile.

Writing London

Postcolonial Perspectives

MA 1850-1950 option Contemporary South Asian Women’s Writing and Contemporary Authors: Salman Rushdie and Hanif Kureishi

















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