Dr Nicole Thiara is Lecturer in English, with specialist interests postcolonial and contemporary literature, in particular Dalit and diasporic South Asian literature. She is Principal Investigator on the AHRC-funded research network ‘Writing, Analysing, Translating Dalit Literature’ (2014-16, https://dalitliterature.wordpress.com/).
She is author of the monograph Salman Rushdie and Indian Historiography: Writing the Nation Into Being (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009) and has published articles in the Journal of Commonwealth Literature, the Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies and Contemporary South Asia. Her most recent publications include ‘The colonial carnivalesque in Mulk Raj Anand’s Untouchable and Amitav Ghosh’s Sea of Poppies, Journal of Postcolonial Writing, 52 (2016) and ‘Subaltern experimental writing: Dalit literature in dialogue with the world’, Ariel: a Review of International English Literature, 47:1-2 (2016).
Nicole Thiara is currently editing a special issue on Dalit literature for the Journal of Commonwealth Literature with Dr Judith Misrahi-Barak and Professor K. Satyanarayana, and an edited collection of essays on Dalit literature for Orient Blackswan with Misrahi-Barak and Satyanarayana.