Introduction: Nationalism and Secularism in South Asian Literature

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Nukhbah Taj Langah
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Special Issue on Religion, Secularism and Nationalism: Literature of South Asia
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Nukhbah Taj Langah, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Nukhbah Taj LANGAH is the senior lecturer at the Department of English, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She obtained her PhD from University of Leeds, UK in 2008. She started teaching at Forman Christian College University, Lahore (Pakistan) in 2009 while also fulfilling key administrative roles within the domain of Humanities. Her doctoral research is published as a monograph entitled, Poetry as Resistance: Islam and Ethnicity in Postcolonial Pakistan (Routledge, 2011).  She did her post-doc from Center of South Asia Studies (Le Centre d’Études de l’Inde et de l’Asie du Sud), Paris in 2016-17. As Charles Wallace Fellow (2018) at School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, she conducted a project focused on Siraiki Language speakers in Britain: An Ethnographic Study.  Her first edited volume focused on Literary and non-Literary Responses towards 9/11 (Routledge, 2019); she also co-edited two volumes entitled, Film, Media, and Representation in Postcolonial South Asia (Routledge 2021) and Narratives of Loss and Longing: Literary developments in Post-colonial South Asia with Dr. Roshni Sengupta (School of Modern Media UPES, Dehradun, India).