Narrating South Asian Partition: Oral History, Literature, Cinema (New York and Oxford: OUP, 2019)

Homemaking: Postcolonial Nostalgia and the Construction of a South Asian Diaspora (London: Rowman & Littlefield, 2018)

Edited Books

(with Radhika Mohanram) Partitions and their Afterlives: Violence, Memories, Living (London: Rowman & Littlefield, forthcoming in 2019)

The Spanish Civil War: Exhuming a Buried Past (University of Wales Press, Cardiff, 2013)

Articles and book chapters

''They Don't Call Us Indian': Indian Muslim Voices and the 1947 India/Pakistan Partition' in History, Historians and the Immigration Debate: Going Back to Where We Came From eds Eureka Henrich, Julian M. Simpson (Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019), pp. 113-132

''Friends from an earlier life': Radical Possibilities of Nostalgic Melancholy in Poems of the 1947 Indian Partition' in Poems of the 1947 Indian Partition' in Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses, 76, 2018, pp. 121-136

''A certain terror': Corporeality and Religion in Narratives of the 1947 India/Pakistan Partition' in Oral History Forum d'historie Oral, 2017.

'Christopher Caudwell and Heroism in 1930s Britain' in Heroes and Heroism in British Fiction eds Barbara Korte and Stefanie Lethbridge (Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), pp. 101-116

''Do They Want to Turn Partition into a Gilbert and Sullivan Opera?': Performing Partition as Uncanny Farce' in South Asian Diasporic Cinema and Theatre: Re-visiting Screen and Stage in the New Millennium eds Ajay K. Chaubey and Ashvin I. Devasundaram (Jaipur, India: Rawat Publications, 2017), pp. 312-334

''They're good with good girls': Socialisation of Gender in Coming-of-age Films about the Spanish Civil War' in Nationalism and Cultural Memory in Texts of Childhood eds Heather Snell and Lorna Hutchison (London: Routledge, 2014), pp. 197-210

[with Chantal Cornut-Gentille D’Arcy] "Lo pasó mal': Victimización de género en ¡Ay Carmela! [1990] de Carlos Saura" in Desmontando a Saura ed. Carmen Rodríguez Fuentes (Barcelona: Luces de Gálibo, 2013), pp. 45-56

'Tracing Identities, Identifying Traces: Memory and Identity in Contemporary Spain' in Mapping Identities and Identification Processes: Approaches from Cultural Studies eds Eduardo de Gregorio-Godeo & Ángel Mateos-Aparicio (Bern and New York: Peter Lang AG, 2013), pp. 281-292

'Dust to Dust: Symbolism of Earth in the Memorialisation of the Spanish Civil War' in Spanish Civil War: Exhuming a Buried Past ed. Anindya Raychaudhuri (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2013), pp. 110 -123

'Demanding the Impossible: Exploring the Possibilities of a National Partition Museum in India' in Social Semiotics, 22:2, April 2012, pp. 173-186

'The Tragic Woman: Female Victimhood in the Cinema of the Spanish Civil War' in Assuming Gender, 2:1, Autumn 2011, pp. 62-79

'The Spanish Civil War and its (Welsh) Afterlives: Memorialisation as a Political Act' in Word and Text: A Journal of Literary Studies and Linguistics, 1:1, June 2011, pp. 151-163

'Just as good a place to publish': Banksy, Graffiti and the Textualisation of the Wall' in Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities, 2:1, February 2010, pp. 56-65

'Resisting the Resistible: Re-Writing Myths of Partition in the Works of Ritwik Ghatak' Social Semiotics, 19:4, December 2009, pp. 469-481

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Dr Anindya Raychaudhuri

Education and Experience

Anindya Raychaudhuri is a Lecturer in English. He was previously British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, first at UCL and subsequently at the School of English, University of St Andrews. He was awarded an MA in Issues in Modern Culture at UCL in 2006, and completed his PhD in 2010 at Cardiff University, on gender and memory in representations of the Spanish Civil War, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. He has taught at Cardiff University and the University of Glamorgan and his teaching interests include literary theory, representations of war, comparative literature and film studies.

Research Interests

His research interests cover Marxism and critical theory, postcolonial and diasporic identities and cultures, and cultural representations and collective memory of war and conflict. He is currently working on the first critical biography of British Marxist Christopher Caudwell. His first monograph, Homemaking: Postcolonial Nostalgia and the Construction of a South Asian Diaspora was published in 2018 by Rowman & Littlefield International, while his second, Narrating South Asian Partition: Oral History, Literature, Cinema will be published by Oxford University Press in 2019. He welcomes PHD applications in any relevant areas. 

He was founder editor of Assuming Gender and is a member of the editorial board of Oral History.
In 2016, he was named one of the BBC Radio 3 and AHRC New Generation Thinkers. He co-hosts a podcast series called State of the Theory on politics, philosophy and popular culture.

PhD Supervision

Sohni Chakrabarti, Siobhan Dooley, Meha Pande, Sanghita Sen, Emma Cate Whitefield

Anindya Raychaudhuri

Contact information

Room: KH 201
Phone: 2683

Consultation hours:
10-12 on Mondays

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