My new book (coedited with Nandi Bhatia) Regional perspectives on India's Partition Shifting the Vantage Points (Routledge 2023) is available on the link below: https://www.routledge.com/Regional-perspectives-on-Indias-Partition-Shifting-the-Vantage-Points/Roy-Bhatia/p/book/9781032244174#:~:text=Regional%20perspectives%20on,Copyright%202023 | Beyond the Metros: Anglo-Indians In India’s Smaller Towns And Cities edited by Robyn Andrews and Anjali Gera Roy was released on May 19, 2021. For more details visit https://primusbooks.com/beyond-the-metros-anglo-indians-in-indias-smaller-towns-and-cities/ | My new book Memories and Postmemories of the Partition of India (Routledge 2019) will be released on July 31 2019. More details on https://www.routledge.com/Memories-and-Postmemories-of-the-Partition-of-India-1st-Edition/Roy/p/book/9781138580282 | Selected as an Institute of Advanced Study International Visiting Fellow (2017-18), Institute of Advanced Study, University of Warwick, Coventry | The kindle edition of my new book has been released by Routledge on 29th September 2017 on the 103 anniversary of the Komagata Maru tragedy. Imperialism and Sikh Migration: the Komagata Maru Incident. ISBN-10: 1138632511. ISBN-13: 978-1138632516 https://www.amazon.in/Imperialism-Sikh-Migration-Komagata-Routledge/dp/1138632511 |


  • Professor-in-Charge, Branding

Research Areas

  • Postcolonial Literature and Theory
  • Partition 1947
  • Media Studies
  • Popular Culture
  • Diaspora Studies
My research interests span postcolonial fiction and theory, media, cultural and performance studies, Punjab and Sikh Studies, diaspora, migration and mixed race. I frame my research within the discourses of postcolonialism, postmodernism, nationalism, globalization, ethnicity, regionalism, transnationalism and cosmopolitanism using multidisciplinary approaches.

My research on postcolonial literature, critical media studies and popular culture in South Asia within a cross-cultural context and my analyses of public discourses on ethnicity, race and religion in the context of South Asian cinema and popular culture are internationally recognized.

I have worked across disciplines and cultures in different research and cultural milieus and formed strong intercultural networks through my international collaborations in the form of joint research, publications and teaching with multidisciplinary research groups not only in Canada, Australia and New Zealand but also in Africa and Asia.
  • Memories and postmemories of the partition of India Roy A.G. By Memories and Postmemories of the Partition of India 1-248 (2019)
  • Yeh Hai Bombay Meri Jaan: Requiem for a Cosmopolitan City Roy A. G. By Bioscope: South Asian Screen Studies 13 204-233 (2022)
  • REGIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON INDIAâ S PARTITION: Shifting the Vantage Points Roy A.G., Bhatia N. By Regional perspectives on India's Partition: Shifting the Vantage Points 1-238 (2023)
  • Beyond the Metros: Anglo-Indians in India's Smaller Towns and Cities Andrews R., Roy A. G. By Beyond the Metros: Anglo-Indians in India's Smaller Towns and Cities - (2021)
  • Imperialism and Sikh Migration: the Komagata Maru Incident Roy A. G. By - (2017)
  • Bhangra Moves: From Ludhiana to London and Beyond(paperback) Roy A. G. By - (2016)
  • Healing the Bloody Line: Suturing Indians and Pakistanis into Hindi Cinema and Pakistani Telesoaps Roy A.G. By Journal of Borderlands Studies - (2024)
  • The Cinema of Enchantment:Perso-Arabic Genealogies of the Hindi Masala Film Roy A. G. By The Cinema of Enchantment:Perso-Arabic Genealogies of the Hindi Masala Film - (2015)
  • Introduction. Micro Partitions: Interrogating Punjabi Refugee Roy A. G. By South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies - (2024)
  • Dream of a World Without Borders: A Century after the Komagata Maru Roy A. G. By Social and Legal Studies 27 219-235 (2018)

Principal Investigator

  • Socio-cultural Impact of Internal Migratory Flows After the Partition of India INDIAN COUNCIL OF SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH
  • Vernacular Cosmopolitanisms: Cultures of the Indus Valley Apex Committee of SPARC

Ph. D. Students

Aiswarya Sanath

Area of Research: Partition

Prachi Ratra

Area of Research: Partition 1947

Ritika Verma

Area of Research: Partition

Shyama Sadasivan

Area of Research: Hindi Cinema

Trina Maitra

Area of Research:

Zenia Nanra

Area of Research: Subaltern Voices