Dr. Aparna Nandha

Dr. Aparna Nandha
Humanities and Social Sciences
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Aparna Nandha did her Ph. D in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Madras under the guidance of Dr. Milind Brahme on the broad domain of Sri Lankan Historiographic Metafiction. She is the recipient of University Gold medal for Graduate and Postgraduate examinations conducted by Pondicherry University in 2009 and 2011 respectively and has also published various papers based on her study in postmodern fiction. She is currently working on the idea of justice and humanitarianism in literatures of war-torn countries.
Areas of Research: 
Literary Historiography Studies
Political Fiction
Postmodern Literature
War Literature
Memory Studies
Ph D (English), IIT Madras
M A (English), Pondicherry University
B A B Ed (English and Education), Pope John Paul II College of Education
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 Representative Conferences:

“Wolf Hall:Contextualising Historiographic Metafiction”. International conference on Contextualising the Contemporary in Culture. IIT Madras organized by CPRACSIS, 2011.

“The Act of Naming: A Study of Pseudo-identities in Ondaatje’s Select Fiction”. International Seminar on Ethnicity, Identity and Literature. Assam, India,11-14 October, 2012.

“Historical Scholarship and Social Engagement in Postcolonial Historiographic and Literary Writings” International Conference on Historians as Engaged Intellectuals: historical writing and social criticism. Institute for Social Movements, Ruhr University, Germany. September 19th-21st, 2013.

“Stories of a separatist war: A study of the dynamics between ‘Justice’ and ‘Religion’ in Roma Tearne’s Mosquito”. International conference on English language and literature, Pondicherry. 14th-15th, November, 2014.

“Fiction’s contribution to History: Sri Lankan Civil unrest through the eyes of Michael Ondaatje’s Anil’s Ghost and Roma Tearne’s Mosquito”. International conference on Civil Unrest and Socio-Political Changes: Marginalisation, Disintegration, Exclusion. Tibilisi State University, Republic of Georgia. 26-29 May, 2015.

“Perspectives on Sri Lankan Civil War in Fiction”. Grappling with the Sacred, IIT Madras. 22nd to 24th January, 2016.

“A Reading of Sea in Contemporary Sri Lankan War novels: A study of Ondaatje’s Anil’s Ghost and Tearne’s Mosquito”. Sea and Literature. Cochin, Kerala. 29th-30th September 2016.

Emerging Trends of Narration in Postmodern Indian Fiction: A reading of Adiga’s White Tiger”. English in India: Emerging Trends. University of Hyderabad. 17th February 2017.

“Case Study on Chitra Banerjee Divakurni’s The Mistress of Spices and its Film Adaptation”. Film and Literature: Challenges of Adaptation. Dr. MGR Janaki College of Arts and Science. 26th July 2017.


Assistant Professor