Iyer Publishes on India’s Partition

Written by Laura Paskin
May 20, 2016

English Professor Nalini Iyer published Revisiting India’s Partition: New Essays on Memory, Culture, and Politics, co-edited with Amritjit Singh and Rahul K. Gairola (Lexington Books, 2016). The book contains 19 essays by international scholars from the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.

“This book is a timely interrogation of the legacy of the Partition of India that occurred almost 70 years ago and which continues to haunt geopolitics and culture in the region,” Iyer said.

The collection of essays explores the long-term impacts of the Partition on South Asia and includes perspectives from the often neglected voices of women, ethno-religious minorities, and other marginalized populations.

Iyer, who received her PhD in English from Purdue, joined the faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences in 1993. A prolific writer, she focuses her research and teaching on postcolonial literatures, particularly South Asian literatures, Third World women’s issues, British literature, and imperialism. Revisiting India’s Partition is her third book.