• South Asian diasporic literature
  • Sri Lankan literature
  • Indian women’s literature
  • Travel writing
  • Creative writing


  • Australian Commonwealth Doctoral Scholarship to Sri Lanka (1987-1991)
  • Literature Board of the Australia Council for the Arts Writer’s grant (2002)
  • Routledge, UK: Editing the Annotated Bibliography of English Studies (2007-2009 incl)
Centre for Postcolonial Writing research project grants
  • Australia-India Council
  • Myer Foundation
  • Arts Victoria
  • Ian Potter Foundation