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Avishek Parui & Merin Simi Raj (2021). The COVID-19 crisis chronotope: The pandemic as matter, metaphor and memory. Memory Studies, Sage.

Media coverage:


Avishek Parui & Nishtha Pandey (2022). Do not shoot, I’m a B–b–british object!”: Reading David Malouf in Indian universities. Journal of Postcolonial Writing, Taylor and Francis, 58 (1). Doi:  


Avishek Parui & Merin Simi Raj (2021). "they shared those bits of history": Reading The Tainted as a transnational memory narrative. International Journal of Anglo-Indian Studies, 21 (1): 15-37.

Avishek Parui (2022).  ‘Partitions, Naxalbari, and Intergenerational Diasporic Bengali Identities in Sunil Gangopadhyay's Purba Paschim (East West)’. Indian Literatures in Diaspora. Ed. Sireesha Telugu. New York: Routledge. (forthcoming)


Merin Simi Raj & Avishek Parui (2021). ‘"Not knowing for how much longer": Requiem for the Living as an act of cultural recovery of the Paranki community in Kerala’. Anglo-Indian Identity Past and Present, in India and the Diaspora. Ed. Robyn Andrews and Merin Simi Raj. ​

Parui, A. "The wakefulness was always beside me’: Sleeplessness, Embodiment, and Female Agency in Haruki Murakami’s ‘Sleep’. Special Issue on Health Humanities. Journal of Media Watch.​ ​ 12 (1) 46-57, 2021

DOI: 10.15655/mw/2021/v12i1/205457


Parui, A. and Manali Karmakar. "Shadowy objects in the test tubes": Biocitizenship, Disposable Bodies, and Wasted Lives in Hanif Kureishi’s "The Body" and Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go'. Vol. 12, No. 6, December, 2020. 1-6 Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities 

DOI: https://d​


Parui, A. & Shiji Mariam Varghese. An umbrella made of precious gems”: An Examination of Memory and Diasporic Identities in Kerala Jewish Songs and Literature. Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities.  17 October 2020. 

Parui, A. ‘These were made-to-order babies’: Reterritorialised Kinship, Neoliberal Eugenics and Artificial Reproductive Technology in Kishwar Desai’s Origins of Love. Journal of Medical Humanities. British Medical Journal (BMJ) 4 May 2019. 

(With Manali Karmakar)

Raj, M.S. & Sruthi Vinayan. The politics of representation and the “ideal Malayalee woman”: Remembering Malayalam women’s magazines of the early 20th-century Kerala, South India. Journal of Postcolonial Writing, Taylor and Francis. Volume 55, 2019. Pages 399-411. 

Parui, A. and Shiji Mariam Varghese. Memory and Meals: Remembering and  Representing the Jewish cultural codes and Identity Markers 

in Esther David’s Book of Rachel . CASS Studies Journal.Vol 3 Issue 1 (March 2019) 

Parui, A."Victor’s Progeny: Premonition of a Bioengineered Age". Literature and MedicineJohns Hopkins University PresVolume 36, Number 2, Fall 2018. pp. 337-355.  doi:10.1353/lm.2018.0017

Co-authored with Manali Karmakar

Parui, A.“Imagine what it would be like to have a brand-new heart”: Biosentimentality and embodied-relationality in  Change of Heart: A Novel."  Cogent Arts and Humanities. Vol 5 Issue 1.

Co-authored with Manali Karmakar

Parui, A."Embodiment and Entangled Subjectivity: A Study of Robin Cook’s Coma, Priscille Sibley’s The Promise of Stardust and Alexander Beliaev’s Professor Dowell’s Head". Journal of Medical Humanities (Springer) (March 2018) (Co-authored with Manali Karmakar)

‘Parui, A.“What’s the use of stories that aren’t even true?”Agency, Fabulation and the Epistemology of the Storytelling Self in Salman    Rushdie’s Haroun and the Sea of Stories.’ Special issue on Salman Rushdie in South Asian Review (2017)

DOI: 10.1080/02759527.2014.11932954

Winner of the Meenakshi Mukherjee Prize 2019 for the best published paper. Indian Association of Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies.    

Parui, A. ‘For the life of him he could not remember’: Post-War Memory, Mourning and Masculinity Crisis in Katherine 

Mansfield’s ‘The Fly’. Katherine Mansfield Studies. Vol. 8. Special Issue on Mansfield and Psychology, Edinburgh 

University Press ed. Clare Hanson (September 2016): 113-124.  DOI:


Raj, M.S. Caste in Indian English Fiction. Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 50, Issue No. 21, 23 May, 2015.


Parui, A. Memory, Nation and the Crisis of Location in Saadat Hasan Manto’s ‘Toba Tek Singh’. Short Fiction in Theory and Practice Vol. 5 No. 2 (October 2015): 57-67. DOI:,id=22215/

'Parui, A. "Do you see the story?" Consciousness, Cognition and Crisis of Narration in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness.' Janus Head Vol. 15, Issue 1 (February 2016): 117-136.

Selected resource text for the course Modern Times: Literature and Culture in the 20th Century (KWB208) at Queensland University, Brisbane, Australia

Parui, A. ‘“Exploring Hands Encounter No Defence”: The Episteme of Violence and Consumption in The Waste Land.’ Peer English Leicester University Issue 8 (February 2013): 51-66.

Parui, A. "The White Man's Exile: Space, Consciousness and the Imperial Project in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness". Indian Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies Journal. Vol. 2 (October 2016): 9-17.

Parui, A. “Coffee, carefully poured and consumed, puts the idea under chloroform”: The dialectic of the ideational and the personalorders in Walter Benjamin’s One Way Street.’ Journal of the School of Language, Literature and Cultural Studies. Ed. G. J. V. Prasad. JNU (Spring 2012): 99-111.

Raj, M.S. “Revisiting Nationalist Historiography: Reading Amin’s Narrativisation of Chauri Chaura” in Postcolonial Text (Vol 6, No.4, 2011).

Parui, A. ‘“All is hubble-bubble, swarm and chaos”: The cognitive contingencies and possibilities in Virginia Woolf’s “The Cinema.”’ Postgraduate English Department of English, Durham University Issue 23 (September 2011)

“Articulations of Caste in Nationalist Historiography” in The Journal of the School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies, JNU (Autumn 2009).


“Articulating Caste: Gaps and Silences in Social/Nationalist Historiography” in Littcrit (Vol/34, No.1, June 2008).

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