AboutModern British literature; Anglophone literatures, Indian and South Asian literatures in English; World literature; literatures in Indian and South Asian languages (Hindi, Marathi, Sanskrit, Punjabi, Urdu); colonial and postcolonial literatures; modern theory, classical studies, comparative studies; poetry and poetics, fiction and narrative theory, novel and short story; planetary modernism and modernist studies; cosmopolitanism, migration and diaspora, postcolonial realism; literary translation and translation studies
EducationPh.D., University of Chicago, 1989 (South Asian Languages and Civilizations); M.Sc., University of Delhi, 1976 (Physics); B.Sc., St Stephen’s College, University of Delhi, 1974 (Honors in Physics)
PublicationsSELECT RECENT ESSAYS
“Emotion in Motion,” PMLA 130.5 (2015): 1381-1404;
“The Modernist Novel In India,” A History of the Indian Novel in English, ed. Anjaria (Cambridge UP, 2015), 103-18;
“Modernism and Its Four Phases: Literature in South Asia,” The Modernist World, ed. Ross and Lindgren (Routledge, 2015), 127-35;
“Afterword: The Poetry of the Mahabharata,” in Mahabharata: A Modern Retelling by Carole Stayamurti (Norton, 2015), 845-63;
“Constructions of World Literature in Colonial and Postcolonial India,” The Routledge Companion to World Literature, ed. D’haen, Damrosch, Kadir (2012), 476-86;
“Censoring the Ramayana,” PMLA 127.3 (2012): 433-50;
“Diaspora and Cosmopolitanism,” The Ashgate Research Companion to Cosmopolitanism, ed. Rovisco and Nowicka (2011), 125-44.
Vinay Dharwadker, trans., The Recognition of Shakuntala by Kalidasa (Penguin Classics, 2016);
Aparna Dharwadker and Vinay Dharwadker, trans., One Day in the Season of Rain by Mohan Rakesh (Penguin Modern Classics, 2015);
Martin Puchner, gen. ed.; Akbari, Denecke, Dhawadker, Fuchs, Levine, Lewis, Wilson, eds., The Norton Anthology of World Literature, 3rd ed. (2012): long edition, 6 vols,; short edition, 2 vols.