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Dr Mohineet Kaur Boparai

Postcolonial Literature

Punjabi University



Mohineet Kaur Boparai’s research interests include postcolonial literature, Indian writing in English, modern world poetry, and American literature. Her research often crosses the traditionally set boundaries of English literature to draw on other disciplines like psychology, sociology and geography in understanding literary texts. She has taken up concepts such as memory, solidarity, agency, and place to better understand texts, and her research is intrinsically interdisciplinary as a result. She earned her PhD from the department of English at Punjabi University, Patiala. The topic of her thesis is Subalternity and the Emergence of Agency in Selected Novels of Toni Morrison, Amy Tan and Abdulrazak Gurnah.

Apart from being a critic, she is also a poet and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize twice. Her interview titled “India’s Rising Star” was published by Zymbol Magazine. She has been widely published internationally in journals and has published two books and two chapbooks of poetry. Her fourth book The Wind in a Seashell was published by After the Pause Press in 2016. She maintains a blog, which can be accessed by clicking here