Pramod K. Nayar Pramod K. Nayar teaches at the Department of English, University of Hyderabad. He is the author of Reading Culture: Theory, Praxis, Politics (2006), Virtual Worlds: Culture and Politics in the Age of Cybertechnology (2004) and Literary Theory Today (2002). His forthcoming work includes a study of aesthetics in English non-fictional writings on India, a book on postcolonial literature and a new edition of The Trial of Bahadur Shah Zafar. He is the editor of The Penguin 1857 Reader.