Anindo Hazra is a contract faculty member at the Department of Humanities, York University. Anindo completed his PhD at the Department of English, York University, in 2015. His dissertation analyses selected works of two contemporary queer Indian writers: Mahesh Dattani and R. Raj Rao. Along with YCAR Faculty Associate, Theodore W. Goossen, he is co-editor of Human Rights and the Arts in Global Asia: An Anthology (Lexington Books). Born and raised in Calcutta, India, Anindo received his undergraduate degree in English Literature from the University of Bristol, UK, and his Master’s degree in English Literature from Queen’s University in Kingston. As a graduate student, his interests cohered around issues of gender and sexuality and the novel blending of postcolonial and queer theories. Anindo’s current research extends the critical discourse on queer Indian subjectivities, tracing the shifting contours of “queer India” in the contemporary period. He has also developed lateral research interests in contemporary literature and culture. Anindo has taught widely in the fields of Postcolonial Literature, South Asian studies, and Gender Studies.
Keywords: India; South Asia; South Asian diaspora; queer literature; queer theory; postcolonialism; deconstruction; globalization; Human Rights and the Arts; Global Asia