Stuti Khanna | Humanities & Social Sciences

Stuti Khanna

Stuti Khanna
Associate Professor
CV Summary: 

Stuti Khanna studied English Literature in Delhi University, and did her doctoral work, a comparative study of the city in the fiction of James Joyce and Salman Rushdie, at the Faculty of English, Oxford University. She has been working in IIT Delhi since 2009.

Contact Information

Room MS 643 B
Tel: 011 2659 6738

Research Areas

Cities, Modernism, Post-colonialism, South Asia, the Novel, Gender, Translation, Cinema

Academic Background

D.Phil., Oxford University, 2007
M.Phil., Delhi University, 2001
M.A., Delhi University, 1998

Employment History

Associate Professor, IIT Delhi, since 2016

Assistant Professor, IIT Delhi, 2009-2016

Lecturer, Hindu College, Delhi University, 1998-2002

South Asian Reviews Editor, "Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies" (Taylor and Francis)



(ed.) Writing the City: Looking Within, Looking Without (Orient Blackswan, 2020)

The Contemporary Novel and the City: Re-conceiving National and Narrative Form (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013)


"Revisiting the City in Rushdie's Fiction", in Salman Rushdie in Context, ed. Florian Stadtler (Cambridge University Press, 2023) pp. 159-169.

"Desire and Disappearance in Delhi," Journal of Postcolonial Writing, Volume 54, Number 3, Special issue on Delhi, 2018, pp. 333-345.

Republished in Delhi: New Literatures of the Megacity, ed. Alex Tickell and Ruvani Ranasinha (Routledge, 2020).

"Out of Place in Delhi: Some Vignettes of Loss," in The Palgrave Handbook of Literature and the City, ed. Jeremy Tambling (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016) pp. 607-621.

"Writing the Margins (in English): Notes from Three Indian Cities", South Asian Fiction in English: Contemporary Transformations, ed. Alex Tickell (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016) pp. 103-118.

"Crime, Media, and the People: 'Murder most foul' and City Mythologies," South Asian Review, Volume 36, No. 2, 2015, pp. 131-146.

“Représentations de la langue, de l’art et de la foule dans les romans de Bombay de Salman Rushdie”, in Continuité, classicisme, conservatism dans les littératures postcoloniales, ed. Cécile Girardin and Philip Whyte (Rennes: Presses Universitares de Rennes, 2013) pp. 205-214.

“Language and the Postcolonial City: The Case of Salman Rushdie”, The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, Vol. 46, Issue 3, September 2011, pp. 397-414.

"Postcolonial Politics of the Possible: City and Nation in the fiction of Salman Rushdie”, The Journal of Postcolonial Writing, Vol. 45, Issue 4, 2009, pp. 401-413.

"Art and the City: Salman Rushdie and his Artists,” ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature, Vol. 37, No. 4, October 2006, pp. 21-43.

“Gender and/in Voice: Joyce, A Case Study,” Atlantic Literary Review, Vol. 3, No. 3, July-September 2002, pp. 113-123.

“The Novel of Migration: Naipaul, Rushdie, Selvadurai and Mistry,” Atlantic Literary Review, Vol. 3, No. 1, January-March 2002, pp. 9-21.

English translation of Hindi short story, “So Many Pakistans,” by Kamleshwar, in Translating Partition, ed. Ravikant and Tarun K. Saint (New Delhi: Katha, 2001) pp. 11-28.

“So Many Pakistans: An Overview,” in Translating Partition, ed. Ravikant and Tarun K. Saint (New Delhi: Katha, 2001) pp. 104-111.

Teaching Areas

Modernism, Contemporary literature, Post-colonial literature, Cities and literature, South Asian literature, Indian Writing in Translation


My current research focuses on the city - the South Asian city in particular - and the ways in which it shapes and configures novelistic and cinematic form. I would welcome potential PhD scholars interested in some aspect of this question. I'd also be interested in supervising doctoral work in the broad areas of Modernism, Post-colonialism and Post-modernism.