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Geetanjali Singh Chanda

Associate Professor, English Literature, Ashoka University

Ph.D. Hong Kong University

Geetanjali Singh Chanda is Associate Professor of English at Ashoka University. She received her PhD in English Literature from Hong Kong University and her Master’s degree from George Washington University. She has spoken at international fora and published widely on notions of Home, Family, and Gender in Indian English Literature in US and international publications.

Prior to coming to Ashoka, Professor Singh Chanda was a senior lecturer in the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Yale University.

Her research interests include Children’s Literature, Bollywood, Sikh writings and films, Women’s writings, Popular Culture, Feminist and Transcultural pedagogy, Masculinities and Religion.


  • Indian Women in the House of Fiction (Zubaan Books, 2008)
  • “Sikh Children’s Literature in the Diaspora” in Sikh Diaspora: Theory, Agency, and Experience (Brill, Numen Book Series, 2013)
  • “Sikh Literature in the Diaspora” for Brill’s History of Religion series (Canada)
  • “Sikh Masculinity, Religion, and Diaspora in Shauna Singh Baldwin’s English Lessons and Other Stories” (co-authored with Staci Ford) in Men and Masculinities (Sage Publications, 2009)
  • “Nostalgia, Duty and Desire: Home in Indian Diaspora Literature,” ACLALS 2004 Conference Volume
  • “The Urban Apartment as ‘Womanspace’: Negotiation Class and Gender in Indian English Novels” (South Asian Review, Special Issue, 2009)“Home Abroad: Shauna Singh Baldwin’s Feminine Journey” (in Literature of The Indian Diaspora, Delhi, 2011)

Publications Edited

  • “Weaving a World: Contemporary Writings By and About Women”, Sikh Formations: Religion, Culture, Theory (Guest edited a volume, 2016)
  • An Introduction to Children’s Literature

  • Bollywood and Gender

  • Writing the Self

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