"It is wrong to have an ideal view of the world. That's where the mischief starts. That's where everything starts unravelling..."

- V.S. Naipaul


Sanjay Krishnan

Sanjay Krishnan is Associate Professor of English at Boston University. He is the author of Reading the Global: Troubling Perspectives of Britain’s Empire in Asia (2007) and V. S. Naipaul’s Journeys: From Periphery to Center (forthcoming from Columbia University Press). He contributed a chapter on Naipaul to the forthcoming Wiley-Blackwell Companion to World Literature (edited by Ken Seigneurie et al.).

His essays on Naipaul and related topics have also appeared in such journals as Representations, NOVEL: A Forum on Fiction, Modern Fiction Studies, New Literary History, Modern Language Quarterly, boundary 2, and Victorian Studies. He is presently working on a book that explores the forms of historical reflection at work in postcolonial novels from Asia and Africa.