Rini Bhattacharya Mehta
Postcolonial Theory and Criticism, Nationalism and Religion, Globalization, Indian Cinema
Prisoners of History: Bengali Cultural Nationalists and the Hindu Past
Indian Partition in Literature and Films: History, Politics, Aesthetics(Routledge: UK, 2014)
Bollywood and Globalization: Indian Popular Cinema, Nation, and Diaspora. Anthem: UK, 2010.
Post498A: Shades of Domestic Violence. Documentary film on domestic violence in the era of globalization, 52 minutes, in Bengali and English with English subtitles. January 2011.UK, 2010.
“Screening/Meaning: Hollywood’s Long Career in India,” Comparative American Studies 12.1-2 (June 2014): 94-99.
“In the Shadow of the Nations: Dissent as Discourse in Rabindranath Tagore’s Political Writings, 1914-41,” South Asia, Rutledge UK, March 2012.
“Ur-nationalist and Secular Mythologies: Popular Culture, Nationalist Historiography, and the Indian Past” to be published in South Asian History and Culture (Routledge), 2011. Forthcoming
“Return and Retake: Stardom Meets Post-Partition Trauma in Bengali Cinema” in Remapped Lands, Reshaped Lives: Essays on Literary and Cinematic Representations of the 1947 Partition. Co-editor: Debali Mookerjea-Leonard. Forthcoming.
“The Missionary Sannyasin and the Burden of the Colonized: the Reluctant Alliance between Religion and Nation in the writings of Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902)” in Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East (CSSAAME), Duke University Press, 28.2.
“The Pistol, Bhagavadgita, and the Lone Bhadralok: Individual Spirituality, Masculinity, and Politics in the Nationalist Writings of Aurobindo Ghose (1872-1950), Journal of Men, Masculinities, and Spirituality 1.1 (2007).
“A Song, a New Translation, and Nationalisms Old and New: the Literary Context of ‘Mother India,’” ICFAI Journal of History & Culture (IJHC), Hyderabad, India, April 2007.
“Buddhadeva Bose,” Companion to 20th Century World Poetry. Ed. Victoria Arana. New York: Facts on File, Inc., 2007
“Africa, Effect of Revolutionary Thought on,” in Age of Political Revolutions and New Ideologies: 1760-1815, Ed. Gregory Fremont-Barnes, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group.
“Hare Krishnas,” in Encyclopedia of American Counterculture, Ed. Gina Misiroglu et al., M. E. Sharpe.