Himani Bannerji

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Himani Bannerji (born 1942) is a BengaliCanadian writer and academic, teaching in the Department of Sociology at York University, Canada. She is also known for her activist work and poetry. She received her B.A. and M.A. in English from Viswa-Bharati University and Jadavpur University respectively, and her Ph.D. from the University of Toronto.

Bannerji works in the areas of Marxist, feminist and anti-racist theory. She is especially focused on reading colonial discourse through Karl Marx's concept of ideology, and putting together a reflexive analysis of gender, race and class.Bannerji also does much lecturing about the Gaze and othering and silencing of women which are marginalized.


  • Inventing Subjects: Studies in Hegemony, Patriarchy and Colonialism. (Tulika)
  • Dark Side of the Nation: Essays on Multiculturalism, Nationalism and Racism (Canadian Scholars Press)
  • The Writing on the Wall: Essays on Culture and Politics (TSAR Press);
  • Thinking Through: Essays in Marxism, Feminism and Anti-Racism (The Women's Press)
  • The Mirror of Class: Essays on Bengali theatre (Papyrus)


  • Coloured Pictures (A novel) (Toronto: Sister Vision, 1991)


  • Doing Time: Poems (Toronto: Sister Vision, 1986.)
  • A Separate Sky (Toronto: Domestic Bliss, 1982.) - Her translation of Bengali poems by Subhas Mukhapadhyay, Manbendra Bandyopadhyay and Shamshur Rahman.

Co-authored and edited

  • Of Property and Propriety: The Role of Gender and Class in Imperialism and...... ...
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