Rajeswari Sunder Rajan is Global Distinguished Professor of English at New York University. She has also taught at the universities of Delhi and Oxford. Her areas of interest span the interrelated issues of gender, law and culture, the question of secularism in post-Independence India, and contemporary Indian literature. Her writings include Real and Imagined Women, The Scandal of the State and the co-edited volume The Crisis of Secularism in India. She is currently completing a book on the post-Midnight’s Children Indian novel in English.