Makarand R. PARANJAPE
Professor of English,
Centre for English Studies,
School of Language, Literature, and Culture Studies,
Jawaharlal Nehru University, 
New Delhi—110067,  INDIA.

Website http://www.makarand.com  https://makarandparanjape.wordpress.com/

Education:   

B.A.(Hons.) in English, St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi.

M.A. and Ph.D. in English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.

Academic Honours:  

Awarded Ph.D. with "Distinction"; awarded "Distinction" in the special field exam; first rank in M.A. Comprehensive Exam; CGPA 5.0 on a 5 point scale throughout M.A. and PhD; first rank in B.A. (Hons) English at Delhi University in 1st and 2nd years; first class throughout.

Professional Experience:

Over thirty years of undergraduate/postgraduate teaching in USA, India, and elsewhere.

1980-1986:  Teaching Assistant, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

1986-1994:  Lecturer, then Reader, University of Hyderabad (Central University)

1994-1999:  Associate Professor, Department of Humanities & Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi.

1999-onwards:  Professor of English, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Honours:

  • Homi Bhabha Fellow for Literature, 1991-1993
  • Visiting Professor, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, 1996.
  • Shastri Indo-Candian Research Fellow, University of Calgary, Canada, Summer 2000.
  • Visiting Professor, Ball State University, Indiana, USA, Fall 2001.
  • IFUSS Fellow, University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA, Summer 2002.
  • Mellon Fellow, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin,Summer 2003 and Summer 2004.
  • Coordinator, UGC Special Assistance Programme 2003-onwards
  • Joint-Coordinator, China-India Intercultural Dialogue, 2004-2005
  • GPSS research award, 2005-2006
  • Australia India Council Fellow, 2005-2006
  • GPSS Major award, 2006-2009
  • Visiting Professor, University of Sao Paolo and Federal University of Minas Gerais, May-August 2007
  • Chair of the Jury for South Asia and Europe of the Commonwealth Writers Prize, 2007-2009; local judge of the Commonwealth Prize 2010.
  • Visiting Professor, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, April-October 2009
  • Shivdasani Visiting Fellow, Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, University of Oxford, Michaelmas Term, 2009 (October-December)
  • Visiting Professor, Transcultural Anglophone Studies, Department of English, Universitat des Sarlandes, May-June 2010.
  • Inaugural ICCR Chair in Indian Studies, National University of Singapore, 2010-2011
  • Visiting Professor, Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) and University of Sao Paulo (USP), August-December 2011.

Publications (in chronological order):
Books Published:

Criticism

Mysticism in Indian English Poetry. Delhi: B.R.Publishers, 1988.

Decolonization and Development:  Hind Svaraj Revisioned. New Delhi and London:  Sage Publications, 1993.

Nativism:  Essays in Literary Criticism. Editor. New Delhi: Sahitya Akademi, 1997

Towards a Poetics of the Indian English Novel.  Shimla:  IIAS, 2000.

In Diaspora:  Theories, Histories, Texts. Editor. New Delhi:  Indialog, 2001

Saundarya: The Perception and Practice of Beauty in India. Editor, with Harsha V. Dehejia. New Delhi: Samvad India, 2003.

Sabda: Text and Interpretation in Indian Thought. Editor, with Santosh Sareen. New Delhi: Mantra Books, 2004.

English Studies: Indian Perspectives. Editor, with Amit Sarwal and Aneeta Rajendran. New Delhi: Mantra Books, 2006.

Sacred Australia: post-secular considerations. Melbourne: Clouds of Magellan, 2009; New Delhi: Aditya Prakashan, 2010.

Another Canon: Indian Texts and Traditions in English. London: Anthem Books, 2009; Paperback ed, New Delhi: Anthem Press, 2010.

Altered Destinations: Self, Society, and Nation in India. London: Anthem Books, 2009; Paperback ed., New Delhi: Anthem Press, 2010.

Indian English and Vernacular India: Contests and Contexts. New Delhi: Pearson Longman, 2010. (Co-edited with GJV Prasad).

Bollywood in Australia: Transnationalism and Cultural Production. Editor, with Andrew Hassam. Perth: University of Western Australia Press, 2010.

Making India: Colonialism, National Culture, and the Afterlife of Indian English Authority. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer, 2012.

Poetry

The Serene Flame.  Delhi: Rupa, 1991.

Playing the Dark God.  Delhi:  Rupa, 1992.

Used Book.  New Delhi:  Indialog Publications, 2001.

Partial Disclosure. New Delhi:  Mantra Books, 2005.

Confluence.  New Delhi:  Samvad India, 2007

Fiction

This Time I Promise It'll Be Different:  Short Stories. New Delhi: UBS Publishers, 1994.

The Narrator:  A Novel.  New Delhi:  Rupa, 1995.

Other Edited Books

Indian Poetry in English. Madras: Macmillan, 1993.

An Anthology of New Indian English Poetry. Delhi: Rupa, 1993.

Sarojini Naidu: Selected Poetry and Prose. Delhi: HarperCollins India, 1993.

Sarojini Naidu: Selected Letters. Delhi: Kali for Women, 1996.

The Spirit's Manifest Home: The Story of Sri Aurobindo Ashram-Delhi Branch. New Delhi: Sri Aurobindo Ashram, 1997.

The Best of Raja Rao. New Delhi: Katha, 1998.

The Penguin Sri Aurobindo Reader. New Delhi: Penguin, 1999.

The Little Book of Sri Aurobindo. New Delhi: Penguin, 2001.

The Penguin Swami Vivekananda Reader. New Delhi, 2005.

The Cyclonic Swami: Vivekananda in the West. With Sukalyan Sengupta. New Delhi: Samvad India, 2005.

Dharma and Development: The Future of Survival. New Delhi: Samvad India, 2005.

Science and Spirituality in Modern India. New Delhi: Samvad India, 2006.

Earth Lessons: Three Essays on Saving the Planet. New Delhi: Vikram Sarabhai Foundation, 2008. (With Devaki Singh).

Science, Spirituality and the Modernization of India. New Delhi: Anthem, 2008.

Sarojini Naidu: Selected Poetry and Prose. 2nd rev. ed. New Delhi: Rupa, 2010.

Travel Writing

Acts of Faith: Journeys to Sacred India. New Delhi: Hay House, 2012.

Translation

Boats from the Marathi original Hodya by Hemant Govind Joglekar.  New Delhi: B.R. Publishers, 1994

Academic Papers

Over 140 in various refereed journals and edited books published in India and abroad.

Other Publications

Several poems and short stories; over 200 essays, book reviews, and occasional pieces in academic and popular periodicals in India and abroad.  Was a columnist in Sunday Observer, Business Standard, The Pioneer, and Life Positive.

Other Activities:

General Editor of a series of reprints of rare and out of print Indian English titles published by the Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi. Founding Editor, Evam: Forum on Indian Representations, an international biannual journal.

Administrative Experience and Community Service: 

Linguistics and English, JNU; Chair, Centre for English Studies, JNU; member Board of Studies; member Academic Council JNU; member Vision Committee, JNU; Coordinator, UGC Special Assistance Programme, Centre for English Studies, JNU, 2003-2008; Principal Investigator, Project on "Indian Perspectives on Science and Spirituality," 2006-2009, Trustee, Samvad India Foundation, 2000-present.

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