Anil Chandiramani
The Blake School

Anil Chandiramani teaches high school literature at The Blake School in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Often integrating South Asian texts and films into his literature courses that explore wide-ranging historical and contemporary issues–from Dalit aesthetics to Gandhi and Hindutva–Anil gets his classes to examine literature at the intersections. Anil completed his graduate studies at the University of Minnesota and the University of California, earning two Master’s Degrees, one in English Literature and another in Comparative Literature.



    1. Unclaimed Terrain by Ajay Navaria
    2. The World of Premchand (selected short stories) by Premchand
    3. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy
    4. English (novel) by Wang Gang
    5. The Game in Reverse by Taslima Nasrin
    6. Selected Stories (w/ introduction by Ha Jin) (W. W. Norton) by Lu Hsun
    7. A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
    8. The White Tiger: A Novel by Aravind Adiga
    9. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
    10. 1984 by George Orwell
    11. Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina Garcia
    12. Funny in Farsi by Firoozeh Dumas
    13. Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
    14. The Fire and the Rain by Girish Karnad
    15. Shailja Patel by Migritude
    16. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
    17. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
    18. Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
    19. Collected Stories by Gabriel Garcia Marquez by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
    20. Boxers & Saints by Gene Luen Yang
    21. Cracking India by Bapsi Sidhwa
    22. A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
    23. The Bridegroom: Stories by Ha Jin
    24. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
    25. The Thing Around Your Neck and Other Stories by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    26. “Heart of Darkness with “An Image of Africa” (Norton Critical Ed.) by Joseph Conrad
    27. The Way to Rainy Mountain by N. Scott Momaday
    28. The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
    29. Beloved by Toni Morrison
    30. The Arab of the Future by Riad Sattouf
    31. Jump and Other Stories by Nadine Gordimer
    32. A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid
    33. The Measures Taken by Bertolt Brecht
    34. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert