Anshuman A. Mondal is Professor of English and Postcolonial Studies at Brunel University London and Chair of the Postcolonial Studies Association. He is the author of Nationalism and Post-Colonial Identity: Culture and Ideology in India and Egypt (RoutledgeCurzon, 2003), Amitav Ghosh (Manchester University Press, 2007), and Young British Muslim Voices, an account of his journey across the UK talking to young Muslims. His latest book is Islam and Controversy: The Politics of Free Speech after Rushdie (Palgrave, 2014).
He has also published widely on Indian literature in English, Gandhi, gender politics in Indian nationalism, modern Arabic narrative genres, modern Islam and fundamentalism, and the politics of the Middle East. He has written journalism for The Guardian: Comment is Free, Prospect, and The Conversation, and his public engagement includes appearances on The Moral Maze, Newsnight, Thinking Allowed and Al-Jazeera. In October 2016 he will appear at the Cheltenham Literary Festival.
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