Dr. Pramod K Nayar, Professor in the Department of English, School of Humanities at University of Hyderabad (UoH) has two more books to his credit. The first one is Human Rights and Literature: Writing Rights and the other one is Indian Travel Writing (edited).


Human Rights and Literature: Writing Rights: Set at the intersection of Human Rights, social justice and Literature, this book examines a range of literary texts, fiction, plays and poetry, and through them considers representations of Human Rights and their violations. Examining violated bodies and subjects, the settings and environments in which these are embedded and the witnessing of atrocities, it considers how the ‘subject’ (or ‘person’ of Human Rights) emerges within fiction or poetry. Moving outward from the individual body to the world, the study progresses from the preconditions or settings for Human Rights violations through to atrocity, from witnessing to the making of a specific kind of public around traumatic recall. It addresses representations of destroyed corporeality and subjectivity, the violations and dissolution of the subject and the construction of trauma-memory citizenship to the making of communities of mourning.

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Indian Travel Writing: This five-volume collection co-published by Routledge and Edition Synapse brings together scarce documents which are currently widely dispersed, for scholars, researchers, and students. Beyond Britain, continental Europe, and the USA, the collection also includes writing by Indians who travelled to Russia, China, the Far East, Australia, and Africa. The narratives of a diverse range of writers include Indian princes, statesmen, lawyers, reformers, sportsmen, artists and curators, politicians, and merchants are included, with each piece reproduced in facsimile. Extracts from 38 travelogues, totalling about 1800 pages, constitute the 5 volumes.

Dr. Nayar teaches courses in Literary Theory, the English Romantics, Postcolonial Literature’s and Cultural Studies. His interests lie in English colonial writings on India, Human Rights narratives and Cultural Studies, with a consistent publication record in these areas. Among his book-length publications are Frantz Fanon ; Posthumanism ; Colonial Voices: The Discourses of Empire ; Digital Cool ; Writing Wrongs: The Cultural Construction of Human Rights in India ; English Writing and India, 1600-1920: Colonizing Aesthetics ; Postcolonial Literature, among others. He is also the editor of the multi-volume Women in Colonial India: Historical Documents and Sources, The New Media and Cybercultures Anthology and The Penguin 1857 Reader. His work has appeared in Modern Fiction Studies, South Asian Review, Jl. of Postcolonial Writing, Jl. of Commonwealth Literature, Ariel, Changing English, Jl. of British Studies, Prose Studies, Studies in Travel Writing, Journeys, New Zealand Jl. of English Studies and other international journals.