Ph.D. (cum laude); Doctor Europaeus (D.Eu). University of Barcelona, Spain.
DEA (Diploma de Estudios Avanzados). Universidad de Barcelona, Spain.
M.A. Spanish Language, Literature and Culture. JawaharlalNehru University, India.
B.A. (cum laude), English and American Literature. Brandeis University, USA.
Course Leader, BA Creative Writing
Sunny is an internationally acclaimed writer of fiction and creative nonfiction. Her debut novel, Nani’s Book of Suicides, published in 2000, was described as a "first novel of rare scope and power." The Spanish translation of the novel won the inaugural Mar de Letras prize in 2003. Her second book, a work of non-fiction titled Single in the City: The Independent Woman’s Handbook (2001), was a first-of-its-kind exploration of single women in contemporary India and described as "witty and insightful." Her most recent novel, With Krishna’s Eyes (2006), has been commended for its "profound insight" and described as "memorable.”
Her short stories have been published by prestigious international literary journals including The Drawbridge and World Literature Today. Her creative nonfiction has been published across the world in key journals and anthologies. She also writes for newspapers and magazines, in Spanish and English, across the globe.
Sunny’s research interests include gender, postcoloniality and cinema. For her doctoral dissertation, she developed a cohesive theoretical approach to commercial Indian cinema, using it for teaching post-graduate level courses at universities of Valladolid and Barcelona, and now as part of the film studies programmes at London Met.
She is also actively involved in non-profit and development activities, and is the founder the Jhalak Foundation, an organisation that funds and organises paediatric cardiac surgery for under privileged children in India.
- Language and Genre: Prose
- Approaches to Writing
- Prose Fiction
- Fiction and History
- Scriptwriting for Theatre
- Bollywood: A Different Universe
- Nationalism and Nation-Building in Indian Cinema
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