Pallavi Rastogi | LSU African & African American Studies

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Pallavi  Rastogi 

Associate Professor  - English

Phone: (225) 578-2879


Office: 212-G Allen Hall



Bachelor's Degree(s): Delhi University

Master's Degree: Delhi University

PhD: Tufts University

Area of Interest

colonial and post-colonial literature, South Asian literature, multicultural British literature, international cinema (especially Indian film), literary theory.

Selected Publications


  • Afrindian Fictions: Diaspora, Race, and National Desire in South Africa. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, August 2008.
  • Before Windrush: Recovering a Black and Asian Literary Heritage within Britain. Edited collection with Dr Jocelyn Stitt of Minnesota State University. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press, July 2008.


Longing for Belonging: Literary Narrativization as Political Strategy in south African Indian Fiction, Modern Fiction Studies; A Telling Twice-Told Tales All Over Again: Literary and Autobiographical Subversion in Bharati Mukherjee's Holder of the World , Locating Asian American Literature in Intercultural Spaces; The World Around and the World Afar All Seemed Compassed: Cospolitan Ethnicity in the Victorian Metropolis, Women's Studies (2003); A Million Enigmas Now: V.S. Naipaul's Use of landscape in the Construction of an English Self, Issues in Travel Writing: Empire, Spectacle, and Displacement (2002).