Assistant Professor — Ph.D., 2008, University of California, Berkeley
Anglophone South Asian literature, Hindi/Urdu literature, Literature in Translation and Translation Theory, Theories of “the nation” (anticolonialism, nationalism, statism, postcolonialism, postnationalism, cosmopolitanism, globalization, transnationalism, internationalism), Classical Marxism
Snehal Shingavi is assistant professor of English at the University of Texas, Austin, where he teaches South Asian literatures in English, Hindi, and Urdu, as well as the literature of the South Asian diaspora. He received his PhD in English from the University of California, Berkeley and has taught previously at Notre Dame de Namur University and the University of Mary Washington. He is the author of The Mahatma Misunderstood: the politics and forms of literary nationalism in India (Anthem Books, 2013). He is also the translator of Munshi Premchand’s Sevasadan (Oxford, 2005) and the Urdu short-story collection, Angaaray (Penguin, 2014). He has a forthcoming translation of Agyeya’s Shekhar: A Life (Oxford, 2015) and of Bhisham Sahni’s autobiography, The History of Today (Penguin, 2015). He is currently working on a book-length manuscript titled, Slumdogs and Millionaires: the aesthetics of poverty in the era of neoliberal development.
Shingavi, S. (2014) Angaaray. Penguin, 2014.
Shingavi, S. (2014) Capitalism, Caste, and Con-games in Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger. Postcolonial Text 9.
Shingavi, S (2013) Slumdogs and Millionaires: facts and fictions of India’s economic (under)development. In A. Gehlawat (Ed.), The Slumdog Phenomenon: A Critical Anthology. Anthem Press, 91-105.
Shingavi, S (2013) Lavish Weddings and Nostalgic Delhis: Anticolonial Aesthetics in Ahmed Ali’s Fiction. In M. A. Farooqi (Ed.) The Two Sided Canvas: Perspectives on Ahmed Ali. Oxford University Press, 151-73.
Shingavi, S. (2013) Premchand and Language: On Translation, Cultural Nationalism, and Irony. The Annual of Urdu Studies, 28, 149-64.
Shingavi, S. (2013) The Mahatma Misunderstood: the politics and forms of literary nationalism in India. London: Anthem Books.
Shingavi, S. (2010) Developing the Nationalist Canon. In H. Harder (Ed.), Nationalist Ideology and the Historiography of Literature in South Asia. New Delhi: Social Science Press.
Shingavi, S. & Gasper, P. (2008, September) Palestinian Armed Struggle. Lynne Reiner Publishers.
Shingavi, S. (2007, September) Martin Espada. Facts on File.
Shingavi, S. (2007, September) A Night of Winter Rains. Annual of Urdu Studies, 22, 240-246.
Shingavi, S. (2007, September) A Summer's Evening. Annual of Urdu Studies, 22, 247-252.
Shingavi, S. (2007, September) The Same Trouble. Annual of Urdu Studies, 22, 253-258.
Shingavi, S. (2005) Sevasadan. Delhi: Oxford University Press.
Shingavi, S. (2003, September) Palestine's Lyric Voice for Freedom. International Socialist Review, 30, 58-59.
Shingavi, S. (2008, September) Free Radical: Mulk Raj Anand. India Today, 33(16), 124-126.
Shingavi, S. (2005) Telecom workers fight privatization. In The Great PTCL Strike Against Privatization. Lahore: Shanakht Press.
- About & Contact Info
- Graduate Students
- FLAS Fellowships
- Other Funding
- Other South Asia Centers
South Asia Institute
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas 78712
- Office of the Dean
- Academic Affairs
- Research & Graduate Studies
- Student Affairs
- Business Affairs
- Human Resources
- Alumni & Giving
- Public Affairs
- LAITS: IT & Facilities
- The University of Texas at Austin
116 Inner Campus Dr Stop G6000
Austin, TX 78712
- General Inquiries: