Gayathri Prabhu

gayathri 2Current Academic Role and Responsibilities

Gayathri Prabhu is Assistant Professor and Dr TMA Pai Chair in Indian Literature at MCPH.

Subjects Currently Teaching

Time and Narrative [Modernism]; Political and Spiritual Rhetoric [20th century Indian Literature]; Gender and Sexuality; Medical Humanities; Postwar Anglophone Fiction; Creative Writing.

Professional Qualifications

PhD (English), University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
MPhil (Creative Writing), Swansea University, Wales, UK
MA (Mass Communication), Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

Areas of Interest, Expertise and Research

Twentieth Century Anglophone Literatures; Global Modernisms; Creative Writing; Gender & Sexuality Studies; The Indian Novel.


“If I Had to Tell It Again: A Memoir.” HarperCollins India, November 2017.

“An Insider’s Practical Dream: Review of ‘The Ethical Doctor’ by Kamal Kumar Mahawar.” Indian Journal of Medical Ethics. Vol 2, No. 3, July-September 2017.

“The Untitled: Art and Intrigue in the Last Summer of Tipu Sultan.” Fourth Estate, HarperCollins India, 2016.

“Retelling Nature: Realism and the Postcolonial-Environmental Imaginary in Amitav Ghosh’s The Hungry Tide.” Transnational Literature Vol 7, No. 2, May 2015.

“All Dressed Up and Everywhere to Go: Fashion and Clothing in the Modernist Novels Passing by Nella Larsen and Jean Rhys’s Voyage in the Dark.” Ecloga: New Work in Modernist Studies Special Edition 2014. Strathclyde, UK, 2014: 29-48.

“Writing a Life Between Gender Lines: Conversations with A. Revathi about her autobiography The Truth About Me: A Hijra Life Story.” Writers in Conversation Vol. 1, No. 1, February 2014

“Figurations of the Spiritual Squalid in Allen Ginsberg’s Indian Journals: Transformation of India in Post-War Beat and American Imagination,” Transnational Literature Vol 6, No. 1, November 2013

“She of the Cryptic Clues.” Lisle, Illinois: Fifth Wednesday Journal, Fall 2011.

“In Search of Rumer Godden’s India.” Rumer Godden: An International and Intermodern Storyteller. Eds. Lucy Le-Guilcher and Phyllis B. Lassner. Surrey, England: Ashgate, 2010.

Birdswim Fishfly . Delhi: Rupa & Co., 2006.

Maya. New Delhi: Indialog Publications, 2003.

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