Siddharth Soni, St Edmund's

Degree: PhD
Course: CC
Supervisor: Dr Edward Allen
Dissertation Title:

Reform and Resistance in Late Colonial Indian Short Fiction

Research Interests

I am interested in postcolonial literatures in translation, and with it, postcolonial, translation and comparative literary theory. My current research is on the late colonial Indian short story, and how 'vernacular' and 'indigeneous' literary forms and practices form their own solidarity economies against colonialism. It has me thinking about writers like Ahmed Ali, Krishan Chander, Agyeya, Ismat Chughtai, Mohammad Hasan Askari, Saadat Hasan Manto, Qurratulain Hyder and Wajida Tabassum, to name just a few. I am also interested in studying critical formulations of 'world' literatures, 'modernisms' at-large, alternative modernities and the larger politics of canon and canonicity.