Professor Leela Gandhi

Leela Gandhi is Professor of English at the University of Chicago. Her publications include Postcolonial Theory (1998), Measures of home: Poems (2000) and Affective Communities: Anticolonial Thought, Fin-de-Siècle Radicalism, and the Politics of Friendship (2006). She co-authored (with Ann Blake and Sue Thomas), England Through Colonial Eyes - England in Twentieth-Century Fiction (2001) and the introduction to (with John Thierne) Nissim Ezekiel - Collected Poems (Oxford India Paperbacks 2005).  She is a founding co-editor of the journal Postcolonial Studies. Gandhi was born in Bombay and is the daughter of the late Indian philosopher Ramchandra Gandhi and the great-granddaughter of the Indian Independence movement leader Mahatama Gandhi.

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Sunday 2 November 2008, 11.00am Upper Gulbenkian Gallery
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Affective Communities: Anticolonial Thought, Fin de Siecle Radicalism, and the Politics of Friendship (Duke University Press: Durham, 2006)

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