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Professor Pablo Mukherjee


Tel: +44 (0)24 7652 3321

Humanities Building, University Road
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL


Professor Pablo Mukherjee teaches on the English and Comparative Literary Studies program.

Research interests

I research and supervise in the following areas: Victorian to contemporary imperial/colonial and anti-imperial/colonial cultures; Postcolonial theory and literatures; Crime Fiction; Travel Writing; Environmental/Eco theory and literatures; Science Fiction; Comparative and World Literary Systems. Among my recently completed projects are a book on natural disasters and British imperial culture in the ninteenth-century (see list below for details) and also, along with my colleagues at the Warwick Research collective (WReC), a book called Combined and Uneven Development: Towards a New Theory of World-Literature. A small spin-off of this work has been a special issue of the Yearbook of English Studies on 'Victorian World Literatures' that I guest-edited. I am currently completing a book on the relationship between science policy and science fiction in postcolonial South Asia and working with my WReC colleagues on a volume of Keywords in World-Literary Studies.

Teaching and supervision

I teach and/or convene the following undergraduate and graduate courses and modules:

Selected publications (For a Full List See 'Publications' Tab Above)

  • Crime and Empire: Representing India in the Nineteenth-Century (OUP: Oxford, 2003)
  • Postcolonial Environments: Nature, Culture and Contemporary Indian Novel in English (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010)
  • (Ed.), 'Victorian World Literatures: A Special Issue of Yearbook of English Studies', 41:2 (July 2011),
  • Natural Disasters and Victorian Imperial Culture: Fevers and Famines (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013)
  • (With WReC) Combined and Uneven Develeopment: Towards a New Theory of World-Literature (Liverpool University Press, 2015)


  • BA, MA (Jadavpur University, Calcutta)
  • M.Phil (Oxford University)
  • Ph.D (Cambridge University)