Courses Designed and Taught as PhD Candidate Graduate Instructor at the University of Minnesota
Bride's Toilet (1937) by Amrita Sher-Gil. Source: Wikimedia Commons.
(AMES 3636) "South Asian Women Writers” (Instructor, Spring 2021 and Spring 2023)
Self-designed writing-intensive course exploring the fictional and nonfictional writings by women from South Asian countries who focus on issues of environmental justice, religious fundamentalism, political activism, postcolonial nationalism, and feminist epistemologies of post-Partition trauma. Authors taught include Mahasweta Devi, Arundhati Roy, Jhumpa Lahiri, Anita Desai, Uzma Aslam Khan, Tahmima Anam, Nayomi Munaweera, Ismat Chughtai, Sujatha Gidla, Selina Hossain, and Sonali Deraniyagala.
Three Dynasties (2008-11) by M.F. Hussain. Source: Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
AMES 3637W) "Modern Indian Literature” (Instructor, Fall 2020 and Fall 2022)
Self-designed writing-intensive course exploring the works of postcolonial Indian writers who interrogate the questions of modernism and modernity in post-Independence contexts of sociocultural, economic, and political transitions through novels, graphic novels, poetry, and short stories. Authors taught include Rabindranath Tagore, Saadat Hasan Manto, Agha Shahid Ali, Rohinton Mistry, Salman Rushdie, Daya Pawar, Amitav Ghosh, Perumal Murugan, Ajay Navaria, and Malik Sajad.