South Asian Fiction in English

deadline for submissions: 
September 30, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Susmita Roye
contact email: 

South Asian Fiction in English


This panel is proposed for Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) convention at Washington DC in March 2019.


This panel proposes to explore South Asian Fiction in English in all its aspects. Topics may include but are not limited to:


  • Development of the genre of novel in British India
  • Evolution of Fiction in English in South Asian Literature
  • Short Fiction and its rise
  • Politics of adopting a foreign literary genre and a foreign language
  • Literary fiction in South Asia and its relation to postcolonialism and/or globalization
  • Male and Female fiction-writers

Please submit 300-word abstract by September 30, 2018 on the NeMLA website (