Sarfaraz A. Farooque

E-mail: Phone: 424-259-5742 Office: Rolfe 3326

Sarfaraz A Farooque is a Lecturer in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at UCLA. He teaches language courses at elementary and intermediate levels.


Sarfaraz received hi Ph.D in English from the Department of English and Modern European Languages, University of Lucknow, India. He received his B.A and M.A in English Literature from the Department of English, Jamia MIllia Islamia University, New Delhi, India. He was a Fulbright Exchange student at New York University.


Sarfaraz’s research interests includes studying the relation between History and Literature, the representation of women in Indian literature in English. He is also interested in studying Hindi and Urdu literature to explore the relationship between literature and the historicity of the events and characters sketched by the author(s).


“Reclaiming Matriarchy: Nagarkar’s Women Occupying the Core”. The Shifting Roles of Women, edited by Vivek K Dwivedi and Majed Alenezi, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, New Castle, UK, pp. 45-60. 2023.

“Dogmatic Religious Patriarchy and Women in Tabish Khair’s Muslim World”. Dictating Rules of Engagement for Contemporary Women, edited by Vivek K Dwivedi and Majed Alenezi, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, New Castle, UK pp. 137-158. 2022

“Religious Patriarchy and Tabish Khair’s Feminist Ethos”.The Criterion: An International Journal in English, Vol. 11, Issue-VI. 2020

“The Vagaries of Faith: Rise of a Saint and its Human Cost in Kiran Nagarkar’s Cuckold”. Contemporary Literary Review India, Vol. 7, No. 4. 2020.

“A Diasporic View of the Xenophobic Europe and Imagined Islamist Identities: A Study of Tabish Khair’s novel How to Fight Islamist Terror from the Missionary Posi- tion”, Diaspora as Cathartic Metaphor: A Hermeneutical Approach. Ed. Mohammad Tariq, Bluerose Publication. 2020

“English Language Teaching and its Importance in Facilitating Career Opportunities in India: English Curriculum, Teaching Pedagogy and Outcomes”, NICHE Institute of Management, Bhutan. 2017