Call for contributions

deadline for submissions: 
May 20, 2023
full name / name of organization: 
Handbook of Diasporic Indian English Writing
contact email: 






This is a call for contributions to a forthcoming Handbook of Diasporic Indian English Writing which will be published by Springer. The work is in progress and contributors from across international borders are working on it.

Some of the topics to be included in the Handbook have not yet been allocated. The list of pending topics is given below. Scholars, researchers, and academics interested in contributing to at least two or three (or max four) of the topics may send their expression of interest, a brief CV with their publishing history, and a writing sample to at the earliest possible but not later than 20 May 2023.

Here are the pending topics:

Victor Anant

Kevin Baldeosingh

Arjun Basu


Kavita Daswani & Salaam Paris

Mahadai Das

Rafiq Kathwari

Vikram Kolmannskog

Harold Sonny Ladoo & No Pain Like this Body

Aditi Machado

Menon Marath

Anubha Mehta

Pratima Mitchell

Anand Mullo

Aparna Nancherla

Satendra Nandan

Aimee Nezhukumatathil

Mariam Pirbai

Raymond Ramcharitar &The Island Quintet

Shivanee Ramlochan

Iqbal Ramoowalia

Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya

Preeta Samarasan

Melani Silgardo

Shumona Sinha

Subramani (indo-Fiji)



A brief profile of the Editors:

Manju Jaidka, former Professor and Dean at Shoolini University, Solan, HP, India, and former Professor & Chair of the Dept of English, Panjab University, Chandigarh, is the recipient of several national and international fellowships, including a Fulbright, two Rockefeller awards, and a Lifetime Achievement Award. As a speaker, academician, and creative writer, she has made presentations in fora across India and abroad. Jaidka has been organizing international conferences annually. She has published widely, more than twenty-five books, including two collections of poems, a play, and four novels.

Tej N. Dhar, Professor of English, Shoolini University, has taught in Universities in Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, and Asmara (Eritrea), and held fellowshipsat the BHU, University of Southern California, and IIAS, Shimla. He has authored History-Fiction Interface in the Indian English Novel, Under the Shadow of Militancy: The Diary of an Unknown Kashmiri, The Tale of a Beleaguered Soldier,edited fourteen books, and published over fifty critical essays and four hundred book reviews. 

Natasha W. Vashisht teaches under-graduate courses in the Department of English and Drama at the University of Toronto, Mississauga. She has also been a Visiting Professor at the University of Toronto’s Theatre Erindale and the Centre for South Asian Civilizations. Previously, she was an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi in India. Her research interests include World Drama, Postcolonial theatre, and Drama of the Global South.