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Jay Rajiva

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., University of Toronto


Global Anglophone and Postcolonial Literature, Trauma Theory


Dr. Rajiva’s research focuses on South Asian and pan-African literature. His book, Postcolonial Parabola: Literature, Tactility, and the Ethics of Representing Trauma  (Bloomsbury 2017), analyzes literature of partition and civil war on the Indian subcontinent alongside apartheid and post-apartheid South African fiction. His next book project examines the relationship between animism and trauma in contemporary literature of India and Nigeria. For more information, please visit Dr. Rajiva’s website.