Rai, Sudha and Jain, Jasbir (2018) Interview. Language and Language Teaching, 7 (1). pp. 52-57. ISSN 2277-307X

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Jasbir Jain, formerly Professor of English at the University of Rajasthan, where she was also Director, Academic Staff College (1992-1997), UGC Emeritus Fellow (2001-2003) and Sahitya Akademi's Writer in-Residence(2009) is currently the Founder Director of IRIS, Jaipur (Institute for Research in Interdisciplinary Studies). Professor Jain is an elected life member of Clare Hall, Cambridge, U.K. Sheis the recipient of several awards including the K. K. Birla Foundation Fellowship for Comparative Literature (1997-1999); Lifetime Achievement Award IACS (2004); and the SALA award for distinguished scholarship (2008). Professor Jain has published extensively in a wide range of areas, especially Indian literature. This includes language literatures, an area where she has published three volumes on the history of the Indian novel from 1860-2002. These are: Feminizing Political Discourse (1996), Contextualising Modernism (2001) and Beyond Post Colonialism (2006). Other thrust areas in which she has made her mark are feminism, drama, culture, theory and narratology. Some of her well-known publications include Deconstructing Character: Transformations in American Drama (1997); Theorising Resistance (2012); You Ask, I Tell-a translation of Hansa Wadkar's autobiography that she co-edited with Shobha Shinde (2013);The Diaspora Writes Home (2015); Forgiveness: Between Memory and History (2016) and Bridge Across the Rivers (2017), co-edited with Tripti Jain. Her latest publication, Subcontinental Histories: Literary Reflections on the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries is expected to be out by the end of 2017. Her work is widely citedand is evidence of her unrelenting pursuit of intellectual inquiry and exploration of ideas.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Rai, Sudha and Jain, Jasbir
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Pedagogy linguistic literature Multilingualism
Subjects: Language
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Language and Language Teaching
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