Toral Gajarawala

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Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature Affiliation: NYU New York
Email: tg38@nyu.edu

Research Areas: theories of the novel and narrative, postcolonial studies, subaltern studies, the relationship between aesthetics and politics


Toral Gajarawala’s areas of teaching and research include theories of the novel and narrative, postcolonial studies, subaltern studies, and the relationship between aesthetics and politics. Recent essays include “Some Time between Revisionist and Revolutionary: Reading History in Dalit Fiction” (PMLA) and "Fictional Murder and Other Descriptive Deaths" (Journal of Narrative Theory). She is the author of Untouchable Fictions: Literary Realism and the Crisis of Caste (Fordham, 2012). Her current work considers the politics of postmodernism in the context of the Anglophone novel.

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