Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

Prof. Dr. Anjali Gera Roy

E-Mail: anjali@hss.iitkgp.ernet.in

Research

Anjali Gera Roy is Professor in the Department of Humanities of Social Sciences at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur where she has taught courses in language, literature and culture studies for more than two decades. She was educated in a number of primary and high schools all across India and received her BA(English Honours) degree from Lady Shri Ram College University of Delhi, MA(English) from Stella Maris College University of Chennai and PhD(Post-colonial Literature) from the Indian Institute of Technology Mumbai. She has published 80 essays in literary, film and cultural studies, translated short fiction from Hindi, authored a book on African fiction, edited an anthology on the Nigerian writer Wole Soyinka and co-edited another on the Indo-Canadian novelist Rohinton Mistry.
Her new publications include a co-edited(with Nandi Bhatia) volume Partitioned Lives: Narratives of Home, Displacement and Resettlement (Delhi: Pearson Longman 2008) on the Indian Partition of 1947 and a monograph Bhangra Moves: From Ludhiana to London and Beyond(Aldersgate: Ashgate 2010). She has been researching the transnational flows of Bollywood cinema for the last three years and has recently co-edited (with Chua Beng Huat) an anthology The Travels of Indian Cinema: From Bombay to LA(Delhi: OUP forthcoming 2011) and edited a volume on Bollywood's Soft Power: At Home and Abroad(Delhi: Sage forthcoming 2012). She is also the Guest Editor(with Nukhbah Langah) of a special feature on the 'Siraiki Literature of Punjab' of MUSE India July-August 2011.
She has been the recipient of the Raja Rao Edwin Thumboo Fellowship Dhvanyaloka Mysore, Senior Research Fellowships of the Humanities Research Centre Australian National University Canberra, the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute Calgary, the Asia Research Institute National University of Singapore and has been an Academic Visitor at the University of Technology Sydney and a Western Fellow at University of Western Ontario London. She is the President of the Indian Chapter of the Association for the Study of Australasia in Asia and a life member of the Indian Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies and the Indian Association for Canadian Studies. She is fluent in Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi and Bengali and can speak Siraiki, Tamil and German haltingly.


  • Prof. Dr. Anjali Gera Roy: Tea talk on Bollywood in Germany at the Bollywood an Beyond Festival on 23rd May 2011. Audio-File (mp3)
  • One Land, Many Nations by Anjali Gera Roy, Heidelberg Papers in South Asian and Comparative Politics, Paper No. 63, October 2011. http://hpsacp.uni-hd.de/

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