Devi, Ananda

About Ananda Devi

Biography (Île en Île)



Beck, Melissa. "Eve out of Her Ruins." World Literature Today, vol. 90, no. 6, 2016



Jean-François, Emmanuel Bruno. "An Interview with Ananda Devi." Contemporary French & Francophone Studies, vol. 22, no. 2, 2018

Hawkins, Peter. "An Interview with Ananda Devi." Wasafiri, vol. 26, no. 2, 2011



Bannerjee, Rohini. "From Meno-Pause to Meno(Play)." Indialogs, vol. 4. 2017

Waters, Julia. "Rewriting Mauritius' Pasts." Translating the Postcolonial in Multilingual Contexts, Misrahi-Barak and Ravi (eds.), 2017

Banerjee, Rohini. "Ananda Devi." French Studies, vol 70, no. 1, 2016

Gallagher, Mary. "Locating Hybridity." Modern & Contemporary France, vol. 24, no. 3, 2016

Lionnet, Françoise, and Emmanuel Bruno Jean-François. "Literary Routes." PMLA, vol. 131, no. 5, 2016

Kistnareddy, Ashwiny O. "The Twice Displaced: Mapping Alternative Diasporic Identities in Works by Ananda Devi and Nathacha Appanah." South Asian Diaspora, vol. 7, no. 2, 2015

Damlé, Amaleena. "Towards a Poetics of Reconciliation." International Journal of Francophone Studies, vol. 15, no. 3-4, 2013

Lindo, Karen. "Interrogating the Place of Lajja (Shame) in Contemporary Mauritius." The Female Face of Change, Johnson and Moran (eds.), 2013

Stillman, Dinah Assouline. "A Quiet Author's Written Rebellion." World Literature, vol. 87, 2013

Tyagi, Ritu. Ananda Devi: Feminism, Narration and Polyphony, 2013

Kistnareddy, Ashwiny. "Almost White but Not Quite." Comparative Critical Studies, vol. 9, no. 3 , 2012

Bannerjee, Rohini. "Daughter Forsaken: La Résistance of the Indo-Mauritian Girl Child in Ananda Devi's Novels." India in the World, Gámez-Fernández and Navarro-Tejero (eds.), 2011

Lindo, Karen U. "Mauritian Cinema and Global Spectators." International Journal of Francophone Studies, vol. 13, no. 3-4, 2011

Lionnet, Françoise. "'New World' Exiles and Ironists from Evariste Parny to Ananda Devi." Postcolonial Poetics: Genre and Form, Crowley and Hiddleston (eds.), 2011

Poddar, Namrata. "The Islands Within: Alterity, Imperialism and the Metroport in Mauritian Fiction." Dalhousie French Studies, vol. 94, 2011

Prabhu, Anjali. "Narrating the City: Documentary or Fiction in Harrikrisna Anenden's La Cathédrale." French Forum, vol. 35, no. 2/3, 2010

Banerjee, Rohini. "The Kala Pani Connection: Francophone Migration Narratives in the Caribbean Writing of Raphaël Confiant and the Mauritian Writing of Ananda Devi." Anthurium, vol. 7, no. 1-2, 2009

Rice, Alison. "Countering Canons, Confronting Francophonie: Worldwide Women's Literature in French." International Journal of Francophone Studies, vol. 12, no 2/3, 2009

Compan, Magali. "'Cette Terre qui Me Ressemble': Re-Writing the Island, Re-Writing the Self in Ananda Devi's Pagli." Land and Landscape in Francographic Literature: Remapping Uncertain Territories, Compan and Pieprzak (eds.), 2007

Pande, Asha. "A Journey Towards Sensitisation and Empowerment: Feminist Performance and Intervention Theatre in the City of Jaipur." Staging International Feminisms, Aston and Case (eds.), 2007

Ravi, Srilata Lanham. Rainbow Colors: Literary Ethnographies of Mauritius, 2007

Ravi, Srilata. "Religion, Health and the Hindu Woman in Mauritius: Ananda Devi's Le Voile de Draupadi." Kunapipi, vol. 28, no. 1, 2006

Damlé, Amaleena. "Phantasmal Relics: Psychoanalytical and Deconstructive Ghosts in Moi l'Interdite and Pagli by Ananda Devi." Anamnesia: Private and Public Memory in Modern French Culture, Collier et al. (eds.), 2000

Lionnet, Françoise. "Evading the Subject: Narration and the City in Ananda Devi's Rue la Poudrière." L'Esprit Createur, vol. 33, no. 2, 1993

Blair, Dorothy. "From King Solomon to Camus: Some New Directions in African Women's Writing." Protée Noir: Essais sur la Littérature Francophone de l'Afrique Noire et des Antilles, Hawkins and Lavers (eds.), 1992



Autobiography/Life Writing

Les Hommes qui Me Parlent (2011)



Manger l'Autre (2018)

Les Jours Vivants (2013)

Le Sari Vert (2009)

Indian Tango (2007)

Ève de Ses Décombres (2006) 

La Vie de Joséphin le Fou (2003)

Le Long Désir (2003)

Soupir (2002)

Pagli (2001)

Moi l'Interdite (2000)

L'Arbre-Fouet (1997)

Le Voile de Draupadi (1993)

Rue la Purdrière (1988)


Short Story Collections

L'Illusion Poétique (2017)

Ceux du Large (2017)

L'Ambassadeurt Triste (2015)

La Fin des Pierres et des Âges (1993)

Le Poids des Êtres (1987)

Solstices (1977)


Poetry Collections

Quand la Nuit Consent à Me Parler (2011)


Essays/Articles/Non-Fiction/Short Stories

"Kari Disan" (2017)

"The Orchid" (2015)

"The Sad Ambassador" (2015)

"Weaving Dreams" (2012)


Audio and Audiovisual Material

Ananda Devi on Her Novel Manger l'AutreYouTube, 16 Mar. 2018

Ananda Devi's Talk at the French Institute / Alliance Française of New York. YouTube, 8 Jun. 2013