Gauri Viswanathan, Indian, American English educator, scholar. Recipient Harry Lenin prize American Comparative Literature Association, Amanda Coomaraswamy prize Association Asian Studies; Andrew W. Mellon Foundation fellow, 1986-1988, National Endowment of the Humanities summer fellow, 1990, Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellow, 1990-1991, American Institute Indian Studies senior fellow, 1991, 93-94.
Lecturer in English University Delhi, Delhi, India, 1978-1985, Barnard College, New York City, 1985-1986. Lecturer in English, Mellon fellow Columbia University, 1986-1988. Assistant professor English University Massachusetts, Amherst, 1988-1989.
Associate professor English and comparative literature Columbia University, New York City, 1989—1998, professor English and comparative literature, since 1998, Class of 1933 Professor in Humanities, since 2000.
- Masks of Conquest: Literary Study and British Rule in India
- A classic work in postcolonial studies, Masks of Conquest describes the introduction of English studies in India under British rule and illuminates the discipline's transcontinental movements and derivations, showing that the origins of English studies are as diverse and diffuse as its future shape.
- Masks of Conquest: Literary Studies and British Rule in India
- In 19th century India, Viswanathan points out, the English literary text functioned as a mirror of the ideal Englishman in his most perfect state.
- Outside the Fold - Conversion, Modernity, and Belief
- Outside the Fold is a radical reexamination of religious conversion.
- Masks of Conquest:
- British Studies and Literature, Asian Studies
1978 - 1985
1985 - 1986
1986 - 1988
1986 - 1988
1988 - 1989
1989 - 1998
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