Thursday, Nov. 14
speaker at TEDx event
Your Religion, Love Everybody"
Firehouse, 6 pm - 8:30 pm
Risks of Shalimar the Clown"
University of Lisbon, Portugal
Ottawa International Writers
Presbyterian Church, 12 noon
Thursday, October 24
"Lost Gods: Faith, Secularism
and the Perils of Being Salman Rushdie"
Divisions: The Violence of Nation and the Birth of Modern India"
"Provocative and arresting,
this is a work of subtle imagination and searching intellect. It is
finely written, scrupulously researched and persuasively argued
--very much of the times.
I look forward to what
Manav Ratti next has
College and English Faculty, Oxford University
"three important monographs
signaling a 'post-secular' turn in postcolonial theory and criticism."
Prof. Graham Huggan
The Oxford Handbook of
Modern Fiction Studies
(vol 56, no. 4)
originality of Ratti's book resides in dealing with literary texts as
temporal products in which secular tenets have an impact on belief
systems, while still recognizing the relevance of the latter. It shares
much in common with Saba Mahmood's The Politics of Piety,
Achilles Mbembe's On the Postcolony, and Talal Asad's
Formations of the Secular."
K. Kapanga, Choice
(Sept. 2013, vol.51, no.
The Postsecular Imagination:
Postcolonialism, Religion, and Literature
New York and London: Routledge,
Assistant Professor of English
Salisbury University, Maryland, USA
mxratti (at) salisbury (dot) edu
D.Phil.: Oxford University
Rajeswari Sunder Rajan
M.St.: Oxford University
Robert J. C. Young
M.Phil.: Cambridge University
B.A.: University of Toronto
Senior thesis advisor:
Literary and The Postsecular
Postsecularism and Nation:
Ondaatje's The English Patient
Sealy's The Everest Hotel
Postsecularism and Violence:
Michael Ondaatje's Anil's Ghost
Manav Ratti, "Michael
Ondaatje's Anil's Ghost and the Aestheticization of Human Rights"
Were A Sikh Woman:
Singh Baldwin's What the Body Remembers
Postsecularism and Prophecy:
Rushdie's The Satanic Verses
Rushdie's Haroun and The Sea of Stories, The Moor's Last Sigh,
Shalimar The Clown, and The Enchantress of Florence
and The Unknowable:
Ghosh's The Hungry Tide and Mahasweta Devi's "Pterodactyl, Puran
Sahay, and Pirtha"