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Meet our Authors: Rashi Rohatgi – February 2016

Dr Rashi Rohatgi teaches Cultural Studies at Skidmore College’s London program. With a research focus on world literature, diaspora culture, and international pedagogy, she has organised several international conferences on comparative studies and co-edited an issue of Comparative Critical Studies on the topic of ‘Comparing Centres, Comparing Peripheries’. She has published extensively on Indian Ocean literature, and is translating Mauritian writer Abhimanyu Unnuth’s Lal Pasina. She currently serves as Reviews Editor for Africa in Words.

Under Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Rashi has authored Fighting Cane and Canon: Abhimanyu Unnuth and the Case of World Literature in Mauritius. The book “makes a significant contribution to the burgeoning field of Indian Ocean Studies” according to Dr Helen Cousins of Newman University, and “enlarges our sense of what world literature should be” in the view of Professor Isabel Hofmeyr of the University of the Witwatersrand.

Rashi explains her reasons for publishing her first book with Cambridge Scholars Publishing:

I have thus far published one monograph with Cambridge Scholars. Home to the Dimensions of the Indian Ocean World series and several related titles, they seemed to me a natural fit when they reached out. As it was my first monograph, when I found that the people I would be working with at the publishing house were always happy to answer any questions I had about the process, I was sold. The quality of the book is solid and the visual and marketing departments also very happy to offer hands-on guidance. All in all, I was very pleased with the editorial process, with the team always accessible, knowledgeable, and dynamic; I hope to continue working with them for further publications.”


As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Fighting Cane and Canon: Abhimanyu Unnuth and the Case of World Literature in Mauritius. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAFEB16 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 15th March 2016.


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