The Word Is Resistance: A Personal Remembrance of Barbara Harlow and Her Legacy

“Where’s the next chapter?!”

That’s what Barbara Harlow wrote in my copy of Resistance Literature. I had graduated with my Ph.D. in 1993 and was no longer her student but, boy, were those words, down to that concluding exclamation point, seared into my mind! …. Read More…


FORTHCOMING in 2017 from University of Hawai’i Press–my latest novel! Check out the beautiful cover!

Shankar Ghost Cover

RECENTLY ADDED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON-DOWNTOWN WEBSITE–Videos of My Public Lecture and My Interview with Dr. Vida Robertson. From My Visit as 2016 CCRS Scholar-in-Residence.

COMING UP–I’ll be in London as Visiting Fellow at the School for Oriental and African Studies from May 23rd to June 10th. I am doing two public events at the School as Visiting Fellow:

Reading from Ghost in the Tamarind

Wed May 24th 3.15-5 PM
 Russell Square: College Buildings  Room: B111

Public Talk: Censorship and Freedom of Speech in a Comparative Context: The Case of Contemporary Tamil Literature

Wed May 31st 3.15-5 PM
 Russell Square: College Buildings  Room: B111

OTHER NEWS–I am co-editing a special issue of the journal Biography devoted to Caste and Life Narratives. My co-editor: Dr. Charu Gupta of University of Delhi. Tentative date of publication: Summer 2017.

Here is a flier that the terrific Biography team has produced:

Screen Shot 2017-05-18 at 6.13.27 PM

The images above and at the bottom of the page relate to my forthcoming novel GHOST IN THE TAMARIND


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