Ph.D. English from Central University, Hyderabad – 1998
- Creative Writing Theory
- Indian Literatures in Translation
- Women’s Writing
Funded Research Projects, Fellowships and Writing Grants:
- Exploratory Research Project for a project on “Investigating Gynocritics: Interviews with Contemporary women writers in Tamil” (Collaborator: Prof.Swarnalatha, Dept. of HSS, IIT Madras); 2016-2017.
- Writing Grant from the Indo-Korean Foundation, Chennai and the Literature Translation Institute, Korea, October 2012.
- Sangam House Writing Residency (2009-2010)
- Charles Wallace Writing Fellowship cum Residency at the University of Stirling, Scotland, 2010
- Writer in Residence for the 2011 Creative writing workshop conducted by American College, Madurai and the Kodaikanal International school.
- Awarded research grant for a project on translation and women’s writing by the Sunya Foundation, Ahmedabad (March 2001).
- Fulbright Pre-doctoral fellow at the University of California, Santa Cruz, (1995-1996)
- Research project grant from the Professor V.S Sethuraman Centre for Culture Studies at Mozhi: A Trust for Resource Development in Language and Culture, Chennai. The writing of my book titled The Other Half of the Coconut: Women Writing Self-Respect History published by Kali for Women, New Delhi, was partly supported by this grant.
- Principal Investigator, research project on Gender and Tamil magazines at Anveshi, Research Centre for Women’s Studies, Hyderabad (June 1993 to March 1994)
Literary Festivals (Readings/Lectures):
- Invited participant at the Kala ghoda literary and arts festival, Mumbai, 2014, 2015, 2016
- Invited participant at the Seoul International writers festival, 2012
- Invited participant and plenary speaker at the Coimbatore Literature Festival, February 2012
- Reading from my novel Table for Four at Stella Maris College, Chennai.
- Reading from Table for Four, Hyderabad Literary Festival, January 2012 organized by Muse India (Reading from Table for Four)
- Reading with Adil Jussawala (from Arriving Shortly (collection of poems) at the Central University, Hyderabad. January 2012.
- Hindu Lit for Life festival, October 2011, Chennai.
Professor Indian Institute of Technology, Madras 2000 - Present
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