Mumbai

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Nilufer E. Bharucha is a Professor in the Postgraduate Department of English at the Mumbai University. She is the Coordinator and Scientist-in-Charge of CoHaB at Mumbai. She is also the Coordinator of the Indo-Canadian Studies Centre, University of Mumbai, funded by the British Columbian Province, Canada. She is Chief Investigator, Group for Research on the Indian Diaspora (GRID), a UPE project, funded by the UGC, India. She also Coordinates the Academic Exchange Programme between the University of Mumbai and the Universities of Magdeburg and Muenster in Germany and the University of the Fraser Valley in Canada.

Professor Bharucha has served on the jury for the Commonwealth Literature Prize, U.K. and the English Literature Prize of the Sahitya Akademi, Delhi. She is asked for recommendations for the Literature Prize by the Nobel Academy, Sweden.  She has also served on the jury for the Rhodes Scholarships.

She was awarded a British Council Scholarship for study at the University of Manchester in 1981-82 and the Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship for post-doctoral research at the Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London in 1994-95. In 2007 she was awarded a Visiting Professorship by the Indo-Canadian Shastri Institute for lecturing at universities in Canada. The DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) has awarded her visiting professorships in 2000 and 2008 at the Universities of Siegen and Muenster in Germany. She was also the ICCR Chair at the University of Muenster in the Summer Semester of 2012. Also, she has been a Visiting Professor in Postcolonial Literatures and Indian Cinema at several universities in Europe from 1996 onwards and is on the Global Faculty of the Fairleigh Dickinson University, USA from the year 2000 onwards. 

She has studied at the Universities of Bombay and Manchester. Her areas of specialisation are Postcolonial Literatures and Theories, Literature of the Indian Diaspora, the Writings of the Parsis, Indian Cinema and the Literature of the Raj. 

She has authored a book on Rohinton Mistry’s fiction entitled, Rohinton Mistry: Ethnic Enclosures and Transcultural Spaces. She has also edited four books (1) Indian English Fiction 1980-1990: An Assessment, (2) Postcolonial Perspectives on the Raj and its Literature (3) Mapping Cultural Spaces: Postcolonial Indian Literature in English and (4) World Literature: Postcolonial and Post-Imperial Literatures.  Sixty of her articles and reviews have appeared in peer-reviewed journals and in critical anthologies published in India and abroad. She is on the advisory of board of academic journals in the West and in India. She has also written several short-stories which have been published in The Illustrated Weekly of India, Eve’s Weekly and the Indian PEN.She has done translations from the Urdu and these have appeared in the Sunday Observer. Further she has published translations of poems from Gujarati into English and the translation of a Gujarati novel is forthcoming.