Core Faculty

Select Fellowships and Awards:

Rutgers University Institute for Research on Women “Care” Faculty Fellowship (2022-23)

Dean’s Faculty Fellow, Humanities Office, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University (2022-23)

Distinguished Contributions to Undergraduate Education, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University (2021-22)

Rutgers University Center for Cultural Analysis Early Career Research Prize (2020)

Rutgers University Research Council Award (2020)

American Institute of Indian Studies Edward Cameron Dimock, Jr. Prize in the Indian Humanities for First Book, Short List (2020)

Rutgers University Center for Cultural Analysis “Classification” Faculty Fellowship (2018-19)

American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship (2015-16)

Rutgers University Institute for Research on Women “Decolonizing Gender/Gendering Decolonization” Faculty Fellowship (2013-14)

Rutgers University Global Advancement and International Affairs International Collaborative Research Grant (2013-2014)

British Center for Literary Translation Mentorship Award (2013-14)

 

Select Publications:

Mani, Preetha. 2022. The Idea of Indian Literature: Gender, Genre, and Comparative Method. Evanston: Northwestern University Press.                 

                                         South Asia edition published by Permanent Black (Ranikhet, India: 2022).

                                                                                                                                                                                       

Mani, Preetha. 2020. “An Aesthetics of Isolation: How Pudumaippittan Gave Preeminence to the Tamil Short Story.” Special issue on “Literary Sentiments in South Asia,” South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies 43 (5): 926-942.

 

Republished in Literary Sentiments in South Asia: Gender and Genre in Modern South Asia, edited by Charu Gupta, Laura Brueck, Hans Harder, and Shobna Nijhawan. London: Routledge, 2022, 102-117.

Mani, Preetha. 2020. “The Secret of Literature,” translation of Pudumaippittan’s “Illakiyattin Irakaciyam,” appendix to “An Aesthetics of Isolation: How Pudumaippittan Gave Preeminence to the Tamil Short Story.” Special issue on “Literary Sentiments in South Asia,” South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies 43(5): 941-942.

Mani, Preetha. 2019. “What Was So New about the New Story? Modernist Realism in the Hindi Nayī Kahānī.” Comparative Literature 71 (3): 226-251.

Mani, Preetha. 2019. “Literary and Popular Fiction in Late Colonial Tamil Nadu,” in Indian Genre Fiction: Pasts and Future Histories, edited by Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay, Anwesha Maity, and Aakriti Mandhwani. London: Routledge, 17-37.

Mani, Preetha, Aparna Dharwadker, and Vinay Dharwadker. 2019. “The Playwright and the Stage,” translation of Mohan Rakesh’s “Natakar aura Rangmanc” in A Poetics of Modernity: Indian Theatre Theory, 1860 to the Present. Ed. Aparna Dharwadker. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 234-239.

Mani, Preetha. 2016. “Feminine Desire is Human Desire: Women Writing Feminism in Post-Independence India.” Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East 36 (1): 21-41.

Mani, Preetha. 2015. “Don’t you know Sita?”, introduction to and translation of R. Chudamani’s “Citaiyait Teriyuma?” SAGAR: A South Asia Research Journal 23: 111-127.

Mani, Preetha. 2010. “In Premchand’s Home,” introduction to and translation of selections from Shivrani Devi’s Premchand Ghar Mein in Nationalism in the Vernacular: Hindi, Urdu, and the Literature of Indian Freedom. Ed. Shobna Nijhawan. Delhi: Permanent Black, 241-253.

 AMESALL Courses:

Introduction to the Literatures of South Asia

Women Writers of South Asia

Introduction to Translation Studies

Gender, Nation, and Literature in South Asia

Love in South Asia (Honors Seminar)

Crossroads: Classical Literatures of Africa, the Middle East and South Asia

Introduction to Postcolonial Literatures and Theories

Senior Seminar in Literature and Society

Banned Books

Introduction to Literary Theory (Graduate)