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Ulka Anjaria

Ulka Anjaria

Associate Professor of English, Brandeis
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2002
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Professor Anjaria teaches and researches South Asian literature and film. Her first book, Realism and the Twentieth-Century Indian Novel: Colonial Difference and Literary Form (Cambridge UP, 2012) was a study of the mid 20th-century Indian novel, focusing on the movement of progressive writing that became dominant in the lead-up to Indian independence. Her forthcoming book, The Unfinished Bridge: Literary and Popular Formations of the Contemporary in India (Temple UP, 2019) considers the relationship of contemporary Indian literature and film to new political imaginaries in India. She has also published articles on Hindi popular film (known as "Bollywood"), and on Pakistani literature, and is the editor of A History of the Indian Novel in English (Cambridge UP, 2015).