Karni Pal Bhati (University of Notre Dame)
submitted: Sun, 5 Feb 1995 14:16:47 -0500
Karni Pal Bhati
Department of English
University of Notre Dame
P.O. Box 293
Notre Dame, Indiana 46556 USA
Description of work:
I have taught English Literature at the University of Baroda
(India), mainly of the twentieth century, before coming here to get a Ph.D.
I have done some research on contemporary British poetry before switching
to postcolonial cultural studies with reference to the Indian subcontinent.
I can read Hindi, Gujarati, and Rajasthani.
I happen to be a Hindu by birth and upbringing. My current interest is in
the formation of collective (communal) identities--mainly Hindu and
Muslim--as seen in literature and historiography. Although I am mainly
looking at texts in English, I am trying to get insights from texts in
Urdu (written in Devanagari) and Hindi too.