About Me (Education & Work Experience)

 Hutang emas boleh di bayar, hutang budi di bawa mati...Malay pantun

Debts of gold can easily be repaid, debts of gratitude are carried to the grave


Doctor of Philosophy in English (Sociolinguistics). Texas A&M University, Department of English

Dissertation Title: Ethnic Identity and Language Use by Women in the Immigrant Malaysian-Bengali community

 Major Field Examination: Linguistics

Minor Field Examinations:  Twentieth Century Literature, Textual Analysis, Rhetoric and Composition

Master of Arts in English Literature. University of Delhi

Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in English Literature. Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi 

Current Academic Appointment

Affiliated Fellow, International Institute of Asian Studies, Leiden

Academic Appointments

West Virginia University at Parkersburg, USA

Bowling Green State University, USA

Ohio Northern University, USA

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

International Islamic University, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Texas A&M University, USA 

Literary Appointments

 Workshop Leader, Creative Writing, Wordsinhere, Amsterdam

Writer-in Residence, Centrum Foundation, Port Townsend, Washington. (2003 & 2009)

Corporate Appointments

Guest Lecturer, Royal Tropical Institute (Koninklijk Institute voor de Tropen--KIT) Amsterdam. Intercultural Communication (focus on India, Singapore & Malaysia).

Senior Consultant, The Write Place, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Manager, Technical Publications and Data Management,Sapura-Tomen Harris Consortium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Creative Writing