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satya mohanty   Satya P. Mohanty

Satya P. Mohanty is Professor of English at Cornell University, where he has taught since 1983. He was born in Orissa, India, and was educated in India and the United States. Mohanty's work in literary criticism and theory has focused on issues that are shaped by his bi-cultural background and his commitment to a vision of culture as ³a field of moral inquiry² (on this view of culture, see chapter 7 of Literary Theory and the Claims of History). Succinct statements of his current and past research projects can be found in the following interviews:³ Thinking Across Cultures² (2008) >> click here
and "From Indian Literature to World Literature" (2012). >> click here

a   Colonialism, Modernity, and Literature: A View From India. (Edited and with a critical introduction). New York and London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
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b   The Future of Diversity: Academic Leaders Reflect on American Higher Education. (Co-edited with Daniel Little, Chancellor, Univ Michigan-Dearborn; Introduction by Satya P. Moahnty). New York and London: Palgrave. 2010.
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d   Identity Politics Reconsidered. (Co-edited with Linda Alcoff, Michael Hames-Garcia, and Paula Moya). New York and London: Palgrave, 2006.
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c   Six Acres and a Third: A Novel by Fakir Mohan Senapati. Co-translated Oriya novel (originally published in Orissa in1897-99); Introduction by Satya P. Mohanty. U California Press 2005; and Penguin-India 2006. [Co-translators: Paul St. Pierre (Canada), Jatindra K. Nayak (India), and Rabi S. Mishra (India)]
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satya book   Literary Theory and the Claims of History: Postmodernism, Objectivity, Multicultural Politics (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1997; South Asian Edition: Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1998)
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arrow[Interview] “Realism, Indian Literature and World Literature: A Conversation with Satya P. Mohanty” by Rashmi Dube Bhatnagar and Rajender Kaur.  South Asian Review 2012.

arrow[Interview -- Condensed] “Literature to Combat Cultural Chauvinism.  From Indian Literature to World Literature: In Conversation with Satya P. Mohanty” by Rashmi Dube Bhatnagar and Rajender Kaur. 
Frontline: India’s National Magazine
April 6 2012, pp. 85-92;
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arrowTelugu translation of interview in Eemaata (March 2013):
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arrowHindi translation of interview (“Realism, Indian Literature and World Literature”) in the bilingual journal Pratilipi (January 2013):
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arrow“Race, Identity, and International Faculty on US Campuses.”  In Bridging Cultures: International Women Faculty Transforming the US Academy.  Edited by Sarah Robbins, Sabine Smith, and Federica Santini.  NY: University Press of America, 2011.  117-122.

arrowEditorial Page Lead Article: “Indian Literature and Comparative Perspectives.”  The Hindu.  February 22, 2011.
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arrow“Identity Politics.”  The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Cultural Theory.  Ed. M. Keith Booker.  Oxford, England and Cambridge, MA: Basil Blackwell, 2011.

arrow“Diversity’s Next Challenges.”  Inside Higher Ed. June 1 2010.
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arrow“Alternative Modernities and Medieval Indian Literature: The Oriya Lakshmi Purana as Radical Pedagogy.”  Diacritics.  Fall 2008 (date of actual publication: January 2010.)

arrow“Realist Theory.”  Second International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, Ed. William Darity.  Macmillan, 2008. 

arrow“The Dynamics of Literary Reference: Narrative Discourse and Social Ideology in Two 19th-Century Indian Novels” in Thematology: Literary Studies in India, edited by Sibaji Bandyopadhyay (Kolkata [Calcutta]: Jadavpur University, 2004)
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arrow“Can Our Values be Objective? On Ethics, Aesthetics, and Progressive Politics.”  New Literary History, Autumn 2001.
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