A literary theorist who was simply most widely known for the key post-colonial work May the Subaltern Speak? She also earned the Padma Bhushan prize. She gained her M.A. in British from Cornell College or university. She became the very first nonwhite University Teacher at Columbia College or university in its over 260-season background. She was wedded to article writer Talbot Spivak for a short while in the 1960s. She and French poet Aime Cesaire both spoke out against colonialism.