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Dwivedi studies Philosophy and Literature for the possibility that ontology, as the inquiry into Being as such, can comprehend literary specificity. Her work towards the ontology of the literary begins with the proposal that literary specificity is not generic but ontological. Exploration of the specificity of literature, thus conceived, and its relation to other aspects of culture has led her into narratological research of the relation between language, subjectivity and politics.


In collaboration with Shaj Mohan she is currently occupied by the unique thought system bequeathed by M K Gandhi and some of their writings are devoted to examining the concept of man and nature that obtains in the archive of his words and works.

She is assistant professor at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, and Visiting Fellow. Centre for Fictionality Studies, Aarhus University (2013, 2014).