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Nivedita Bagchi is a doctoral student in the Department of English at Boston University, where she is completing a dissertation on Nadine Gordimer.

D.C.R.A. Gooentilleke, Professor of English at the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, is the editor of Phoenix and the author of Developing Countries in British Fiction, Images of the Raj: South Asia in the Literature of Empire and Joseph Conrad: Beyond Culture and Background among other works. He has edited several anthologies of Sri Lankan poetry and drama.

Clement Hawes is an Assistant Professor of English at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He has recently published an essay on Gulliver and colonial discourse in Cultural Critique; his work has also appeared in Criticism and in the Publications of the Arkansas Philological Association. He is completing a book entitled Mania and Literary Style: The Rhetoric of Enthusiasm from the Ranters to Christopher Smart.

Teresa Hubel is Assistant Professor of English Literature at Saint Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She has published on Anglo-Indian writers and on the literature, both British and Indian, that has grown around Indian nationalism. Her present interests include the position of Devadasis in South India and the literature of the working classes in Canada.

Alpana Sharma Knippling is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Her recently published work examines the subaltern in Baharati Mukherjee; the collection, New Immigrant Literatures in the United States: A Sourcebook, (she is editing) is forthcoming. She is also working on a book that examines the cultural, social and literary determination of colonial and post-colonial Indian literature in English, provisionally titled Modern Indian Literature in English: A Critical Study.

Amitava Kumar teaches in the English Department at the University of Florida, Gainesville. He is a member of Impact Visuals, a New York based progressive photo co-op. Amitava Kumar's photo journalism and poetry have appeared in both Indian and American publications, including the Indian Express, The Times of India, Samar, The Guardian, Z Magazine, Rethinking Marxism, and Artpaper. [End Page 227] Among other recent awards, Anuradha Dingwaney Needham received a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship last year to study discursive resistance in the work of writers from the African and Indian disaspora. She has written on cross-cultural translation as a method for teaching, Salman Rushdie's constructions of authority, and feminist theory and practice in the classroom. She is currently working on a manuscript about discursive resistance in the African and Indian diaspora.

Rajeswari Sunder Rajan is a Lecturer in the Department of English at Venkateswara College, Delhi. Her most recent essays have appeared in Signs, The Yale Journal of Criticism and Victorian Literature and Culture. Her book Lie of the Land: English Literary Studies in India was published in 1992 by Oxford, and her Real and Imagined Women: Gender, Culture, Postcolonialism, by Routledge this year. She is presently working on a longer project that explores Dickens and subjectivity entitled The Novel Subject: Subalternity and Realism in Dickens's Fiction.

Geetha Ramanathan is an Assistant Professor at West Chester University, where she teaches in comparative literature, film and women's studies. She is the author of the forthcoming Sexual Politics in Modern Drama. Her work has also been published in Genders, and she is currently co-editing a special issue on Postcolonial Women's Literature for College Literature.

Sangeeta Ray is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Maryland. Her essays have appeared in Hypatia and The History of Caribbean Literature, Vol. III. An article focusing on Indian diasporic writing will appear in a forthcoming special issue of Politics and Culture, and she is writing a book entitled Imperialism, Nationalism, and Feminism: The Consolidation of "Nation" through the Representation of East-Indian Women in British and Indian Narratives. 1857-1920. [End Page 228]



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