Deepika Bahri, Professor

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At Emory Since: 1995



BA, St. Xavier's College, 1982
MA, Jadavpur University, 1985
PhD, Bowling Green State University, 1992

Curator, Salman Rushdie Archive
Director, Asian Studies 


Between the Lines

Native Intelligence

Realms of Rhetoric


bahriDeepika Bahri is Professor in the English department at Emory University. Her research focuses on postcolonial literature, culture, and theory. She is the author of Native Intelligence: Aesthetics, Politics, and Postcolonial Literature (University of Minnesota Press, 2003) and co-editor of two collections of of essays: Between the Lines: South Asians and Postcoloniality (Temple UP, 1996) and Realms of Rhetoric: Inquiries into the Prospects of Rhetoric Education (SUNY P, 2003). In 2006 she edited Empire and Racial Hybridity, a special issue of the journal, South Asian Review. She is currently working on the representation of Anglo-Indians, Eurasians, and racial hybrids in postcolonial literature.

HIV/AIDS in developing countries is a secondary research interest. Based on preliminary research in this area, she has written a report entitled AIDS Prevention and Control in Tamil Nadu for USAID/CDC. She earned her Ph.D from Bowling Green State University in 1992 and taught at the Georgia Institute of Technology before joining the English department faculty at Emory University in 1995.

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Extract from Native Intelligence on Seamus Heaney's North