Detailed Curriculum Vitaé

 

 

Name: Makarand R. PARANJAPE

 

Present Position and Designation: Professor of English, Centre for Linguistics and English, School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

 

 

Office Address            Centre for Linguistics and English,

School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies,
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi – 110067, INDIA

 

Phone (O):  91-11-2610 7676 and 2616 7557  x-4663; direct:  2670 4663

              Fax: 91-11-2610 6025 or 2332 9718:  Attn:  Prof. Makarand Paranjape

E-Mail: makarand@mail.jnu.ac.in

Residence:  N-16/B Saket, New Delhi – 110017, INDIA

Phone (R): 91-11-2686 8146 and 2651 8437

 

 

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. in English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

                          Speciality:  Indian English literature

                          Ph.D Topic:  "Mysticism in Indian English Poetry"

 

1983      M.A. in English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

1980      B.A. (Hons.) in English, St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi

 

ACADEMIC HONOURS

From 1991 to present

 

September 2004:  Invited speaker and participant at Kosmopolis, the festival of the city of Barcelona

July 2004:  Coordinator and Chair of the Local Societies Initiative programme on Science and Spirituality:  The Delhi Dialogues.

March 2004 onwards:  Coordinator of the UGC Special Assistance Programme awarded to the Centre of Linguistics and English, JNU

March-April 2004:  Joint-Coordinator, China-India Intercultural Film Festival

May-June 2003              Mellon Fellow, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin, USA

April 2002          IFUSS Fellow in Residence at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA

Fall 2001            Visiting Professor, Ball State University, Muncie, USA

April 2001          Invited speaker and participant the International Workshop of artists and writers, Sao Paolo, Brazil.

March 2001       Joint Coordinator of the China-India Intercultural Dialogue

February 2001   Invited speaker in “A Dialogue among Civilizations,” organised by the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Tehran.

    • Invited speaker for two consecutive years at the World Cultural Summit at the Chateau de Versailles, Versailles, France

October 2000:  Invited participant in the international workshop to draft the Charter

of Human Responsibilities in Syros, Greece.

Summer 2000    Shastri Indo-Canadian Faculty Research Fellow at the

Deptartment of English, University of Calgary

Summer 1997    Recipient of the Middle Award, American Studies Research Centre,

Hyderabad

Summer1996    Visiting Professor, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla

Summer 1993   The British Council Visitor to the UK as a sponsored participant at the

Cambridge Seminar, University of Cambridge

1991-1993   Homi Bhabha Fellow for Literature

 

At the University of Illinois

1985  "Distinction" in the Ph.D. Examination.

1983  "Distinction" in Ph.D. Special Field Examination

1982                  First rank and highest score in the Masters Comprehensive Examination.

1980-1985   5.0 G.P.A. on a 5 point scale.

1980    Recipient of the J. N. Tata Endowment Scholarship

 

At the University of Delhi
  •   First Division in B.A. (Hons.); Aggregate marks: 61.75%; rank:  4th in the University

1979  First rank in the University (shared) in 2nd year B.A (Hons.); Marks: 65%

1978  First rank in the University in 1st year B.A. (Hons.); Marks: 66%

 

At the Bishop Cotton Boys' School, Bangalore

1975      Second rank in school.

              Prize for Best Character and Influence in School.

 

Other Points

1985  Awarded Ph.D at the age of twenty-four.

1986  Promoted from Fellow to Lecturer in English at the University of Hyderabad with   eleven increments.

1989  Appointed Reader at the University of Hyderabad at the age of twenty-nine.

1999  Appointed Professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University at the age of thirty-eight, one of  the youngest full professors of English in India.

 

SPECIAL ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES

2001 onwards:  Member of the International Editorial Advisory Board of E.S.:  Revista de Filologia Inglesa, University of Valladolid, Spain.

 

2002 onwards:  General Editor of a series of reprints of rare Indian English titles published by the Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi

 

2002 onwards:  Founding Editor, Evam  Forum on Indian Representations, an international bi-annual journal.

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

1999 onwards: Professor of English, Centre of Linguistics and English, School of Language, Literature, and Culture Studies, teaching courses to M.A. and M.Phil students, and guiding doctoral research. Teach M.A. courses such as “American Literature,” “Indian Literature in English/Translation,” “Readings in Literary Theory and Criticism,” “Colonial Discourse/Postcolonial Literature,” and M.Phil courses such as “Research Methodology,” “Introduction to Contemporary Literary Theory,” “Literature in India,” and so on.

 

Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi

1994 – 1999: Associate Professor, Department of Humanities & Social Sciences. Taught a variety of courses including “English in Practice,” “Introduction to Literature,” “American Literature,”  “Indian Writing in English,” “Workshop in Creative Writing,” “Modern Indian Fiction in Translation,” and “Science and Humanism” at the Undergraduate level, and “Contemporary Critical Theory” and “Indian Writing in English” at the Pre-Doctoral level.

 

University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad

1989 – 1994  Reader, Department of English.

1987 – 1989  Lecturer, Department of English.

1986 – 1987  Fellow, Department of English.

Taught a variety of M.A. and M. Phil courses including “Commonwealth Literature,” “17th Century Literature,” “Victorian Literature,” “Literary Theory and Criticism,” “Indian Writing in English,” a Special Author course on Sarojini Naidu, and “Introduction to Research Methodology.”

 

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

1980-1986  Teaching Assistant, Department of English.

Taught a variety of courses including “Introduction to Rhetoric,” “Rhetoric for Engineers,” “Advanced Rhetoric,” “Introduction to Literature,” and “Film as Literature.”

 

OTHER ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

Research Guidance

Guided four M.Phil theses at the University of Hyderabad and eight at JNU; at present, I have six students pursuing their Ph.D with me.

 

Examiner

Have served as a paper-setter and examiner for M.A. English in various universities including Osmania University, Gulbarga University, Punjabi University, the Jamia Milia Islamia, and the North-Eastern Hill University.

 

Have examined M.Phil and Ph.D thesis at various universities including University of Western Australia, Perth; La Trobe University, Melbourne; Karnataka University, Osmania University, University of Delhi, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Bangalore University, Jamia Milia Islamia, University of Pune, Trivandrum University, M.S. University of Baroda, Aligarh Muslim University, Punjabi University, Patiala, M.D. University, Rohtak, Goa University, and so on.

 

 

MEMBERSHIP OF SOCIETIES

Modern Language Association, Association for Commonwealth Language and Literature Studies, Indian Association for English Studies, American Studies Research Centre, Indian Association of Commonwealth Language and Literature Studies, Indian Association of Commonwealth Studies, Poetry Society (India), Poetry Circle (Bombay), Indian Secular Society, Indian Association for Cultural Freedom, the Alliance for a Responsible, Plural, and United World, and so on.

 

INVITED TALKS and READINGS (India and abroad)

(In chronological order)

 

  • "Indian Poetry in English: Texts and Contexts," at Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, August 1986.
  • "Jawaharlal Nehru and Literature," All India Radio, 12 November 1986.
  • "The Mystical Poetry of J. Krishnamurti," at the Hyderabad Poetry Society, 29 November 1987."'English Studies' and the Search for Alternatives," Department of English, Gulbarga University, 13 January 1988.
  • Two lectures each on Commonwealth literature and Indian English literature for the Academic Staff College, University of Hyderabad, 24-25 March 1988.
  • Lecture on "Rammohun Roy and the Indian Renaissance" at the Institute for Human Study, Hyderabad, 7 June 1988.
  • Two lectures on Indian English literature for the Academic Staff College, University of Hyderabad, 9 September 1988.
  • Four lectures at the Academic Staff College, Guwahati University, Guwahati, 23-24 March 1989.
  • "Politics and the Indian English Novel," Dept. of English, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, 28 March 1989.
  • Poetry reading at Kavi Bharati, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal, 10-12 October 1990.
  • "Issues in Development: The Women's Movement," I.I.T., Bombay, 23 January 1991.
  • "Towards a Theory of Decolonization," I.I.T., Bombay, 24 January 1991.
  • Poetry reading at the TELI conference, Golconda Hotel, 11 March 1991.
  • "The Colonized as the Colonizer and the Colonizer as the Colonized," Department of English, Karnatak University, Dharwad, 15 July 1991.
  • Poetry reading at Walden Bookshop, Hyderabad. 23 July 1991.
  • Seven lectures at the Academic Staff College, Poona University, 18-23 November 1991.
  • Poetry reading organised by the Poetry Society (India), New Delhi, 10 April 1992.
  • Six lectures at the Academic Staff College, Lucknow University, 21-23 September 1992.
  • Lecture on Anglo-Indian literature at the P.G. Department of English, SNDT Women's University, Bombay, 9 October 1992.
  • "Sarojini Naidu and the Problematic of Post-Colonial Literature" at the P.G. Department of English, SNDT Women's University, Bombay, 12 April 1993.
  • "Hind Svaraj Revisioned" at the Foreign Languages Bldg., University of Illinois, USA, 3 May 1993.
  • Poetry reading. Department of English, University of Illinois, USA, 4 May 1993.
  • Participated in a discussion of contemporary Indian English literature at the Nehru Centre, London, 21 June 1993.
  • Talk on "Indian Literature" at the IIT-Delhi chapter of SPIC-MACAY on 9 May 1994.
  • Invited talk on Contemporary Indian English Poetry at Lady Shri Ram College, August 1994.
  • Invited to conduct a workshop on the writing of poetry at Lady Shri R College, New Delhi, October 1994.
  • "Myths and Monuments in My Poetry" – an invited talk to a SPIC-MACAY group, I.I.T., October 1994.
  • "Towards an Indigenous Tradition in Criticism" – an invited talk at the Jamia Milia Islamia, 5 November 1994.
  • "On Secularism." Invited NSS lecture at Karakorum Hostel, IIT, January 1995.
  • "Trends in Recent Indian English Poetry"--invited talk at Christchurch College, Kanpur, 20 January 1995.
  • Three lectures at the Academic Staff College, Lucknow University, 17-18 February 1995.
  • "Sahitya aur Itihas Darshan." Invited talk at the JNU Literary Society, JNU, 14 March 1995.
  • Gave two readings from my poetry and fiction respectively at the VIIth ISCS conference, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, 27-28 March 1995, and chaired a session on creative writing.
  • Gave a reading from my poetry and fiction at the 10th Triennial ACLALS Conference, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 14-18 August 1995.
  • "Indian English Fiction Today" – invited plenary lecture at the UGC seminar at the Department of English, Kakatiya University, Warangal, 26 August 1995.
  • Read Marathi translations of my poems in the poetry reading of the Sarvajanic Ganesh Mahotsav at the Constitution Club, New Delhi, 2 September 1995.
  • Conducted a discussion on Anand Patwardhan's documentary, Father, Son and Holy War at Karakoram Hostel, 16 September 1995.
  • "Postcolonial Consciousness and Literary Studies" – an invited plenary lecture to the Khalsa College Literary Society, 22 September 1995.
  • Coordinator of a panel discussion on Mahatma Gandhi's Hind Swaraj in the Senate Room, I.I.T., Delhi, 27 September 1995.
  • Discussant in a seminar on Identity, CSDS, Delhi, 1-2 November 1995.
  • Discussant at the Reinterpreting Romanticism Seminar, British Council and Sahitya Akademi, 7 December 1995.
  • Participated in a lecture-discussion session with Raimundo Panniker at the IGNCA, 10-12 January 1996.
  • Six lectures at the Academic Staff College, Goa University, 22-24 January 1996.
  • Invited panellist in a seminar on Mahatma Gandhi in Jamia Milia Islamia, 29 January 1996.
  • Lecture on "Keats and India," English Department, Kurukshetra University, 10 February 1996.
  • Talk on "Indian Civilization: Prospects for the 21st Century – I," Sri Aurobindo Ashram, 17 March 1996.
  • Four lectures at the Academic Staff College, University of Hyderabad, 28-31 March 1996.
  • Talk on "Indian Civilization: Prospects for the 21st Century – II," Sri Aurobindo Ashram, 14 April 1996
  • Talk on "The Distinctive Features of Indian Civilization," Sri Aurobindo Ashram, 21 April 1996.
  • Talk on "Indian Civilization and the Western Impact," Sri Aurobindo Ashram, 12 May 1996.   
  • Talk on "Indian Civilization: Prospects for the 21st Century – III," Sri Aurobindo Ashram, 16 June 1996.
  • Talk on "Foundations of Indian Culture – I," Sri Aurobindo Ashram, 21 June 1996.
  • Talk on "Foundations of Indian Culture – II," Sri Aurobindo Ashram, 21 July 1996.
  • Talk on "Foundations of Indian Culture – III," Sri Aurobindo Ashram, 4 August 1996.
  • Invited participant in an international conference on "The History of Science and Civilizations," at NISTADS, New Delhi, 2-4 September 1996.
  • Invited participant in a poets' meet on "Environment and Poetry," Administrative Block, Pragati Maidan, 14 August 1996; the programme was repeated at the India International Centre, 12 September, 1996.
  • Invited participant in a seminar on "Information Revolution, Globalisation and One World," the Old Anchor Resort, Goa, 15-18 November 1996; also chaired a session.
  • Two lectures and a poetry reading at the Academic Staff College, University of Mumbai: "Domesticating Postmodernism," "Derrida, Deconstruction, Poststructuralism," and poetry reading, 16-17 December 1996.
  • "The Dharma of Technology," University of Roorkie, 24 January 1997 as a part of Virasat, the SPIC-MACAY festival.
  • Invited participant in a panel discussion with Shri Pandurang Shastri Athavale at Suraj Kund, 27-29 January 1997.
  • "Woman as Power," B.D. Arya Women's College, Jalandhar, 1 February 1997, as a part of Virasat.
  • "Education for Excellence: An Integral View" invited talk at a seminar on "Pursuit of Excellence," Mothers' International School, New Delhi, 8 February 1997.
  • Invited participant in a panel discussion on Hind Swaraj at Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti, 1 March 1997.
  • "Towards a Trans-Civilizational Approach to American Studies," American Studies Research Centre, Hyderabad, 1 July 1997.
  • One talk, "How Poetry Happens" and one reading at the Kodaikanal International School, 8-9 August, 1997, followed by a public reading at the Kodaikanal Club on 10 August 1997.
  • Three lectures at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram as a part of the special lecture series to commemorate the 125th anniversary of Sri Aurobindo's birth: "Sri Aurobindo and the Future of India," "Sri Aurobindo and His Followers," and "Sri Aurobindo and His Contemporaries," 15-16 August 1997.
  • Talk on "On the Meaning of India," at the India International Centre, 4 September 1997.
  • Talk on "On Indian Culture" invited special lecture at the Apeejay School, Pitampura, 9 September 1997.
  • "Surpassing Humanity: Sri Aurobindo's Vision of Evolution," invited lecture at a conference on "Sri Aurobindo's Vision of the Future of Humanity," Sri Aurobindo Ashram-Delhi Branch, 23 November 1997.
  • "Sadhana aur aam jeevan" at the Sadhbhavana Satsang, Munirka, Sunday, 8 March 1998.
  • Conducted three workshops at the Tibetan schools in Dharamsala and Mcleodsganj: one workshop at the lower Tibetan Childrens' Village, for primary and secondary school children; the theme was "Non-violence." Two workshops at the higher Tibetan Childrens' Village, Mcleodsganj, one for high school children, and another for their teachers. Dates: 12-14 April 1998. The workshops were arranged by the Foundation for Universal Responsibility of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
  • Gave a reading of my poetry and fiction at the Centre for Creative Writing and Translation, Calcutta University, on 18 April 1998.
  • "Kuch baat hai ki hasti mitati nahin hamari." Invited lecture at the Bharatiya Sanskriti Samsad, Calcutta, on 18 April 1998.
  • Invited lecture on "Theorising Postcolonialism" at Jadavpur University, Centre for European Studies, 20 April 1998.
  • Invited reading at the Sahitya Akademi, Calcutta, 20 April 1998.
  • "Gender and Literature: A Writer's Perspective" at the Refresher Course on Womens' Studies, University of Delhi, 28 April 1998.
  • Special lecture on "Sri Aurobindo and His Yoga" for students of All India Institute of Medical Sciences at the Sunday satsang, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, 3 May 1998.
  • Gave a poetry reading at the CIEFL, Hyderabad, on 9 July 1998.
  • Gave a poetry reading at the Academy of Fine Arts and Literature, New Delhi, on 25 July 1998.
  • Invited speaker in a panel discussion on Relating to Reality by Madhava Ashish at the India International Centre, 27 July 1998.
  • Co-ordinated a panel discussion on Sri Aurobindo broadcast on All India Radio on 13 August 1998.
  • Special invited lecture on "Foundations of Indian Culture" at the Central Institute of Education, University of Delhi, 19 August 1998.
  • Invited Participant in a seminar on "The Future of Educational Television," at the Consortium of Educational Communication, New Delhi, 4 September 1998.
  • Special invited lecture on "Bharatiya Vidya: Its Meaning and Relevance" at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan School, 18th September 1998.
  • Special invited lecture on "Foundations of Indian Culture – Indian Art," at College of Art, 23 September 1998.
  • Chaired a lecture by Manoj Das on "Sri Aurobindo's Vision of the Future," at the India Habitat Centre, 12 October 1998.
  • Special invited lecture on "Foundations of Indian Culture – The Spiritual Dimension" at Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, 23 October 1998.
  • Invited participant in a workshop on "Culture, Pluralism, and Sustainability" organized by Pipal Tree, Bangalore, 20-22 December 1998.
  • Invited participant in a workshop on "Pluralism, Conflict Resolution and Communal Harmony" organized by Pipal Tree, Bangalore, 15-17 January 1999.
  • Coordinator and panelist in "Colloquium on Indian Criticism" organized jointly by the Sahitya Akademi and the India International Centre, New Delhi, 18 January 1999.
  • Five lectures on Cultural Criticism at the Refresher Course on the same topic at the University of Goa, Goa, 26-28 January 1999.
  • Participated in a workshop on "A Different India" organized by the Humanist Movement, Mumbai, 29 January 1999.
  • Invited participant in a poetry reading at the national seminar on "Home and Abroad: Indian Literature in English/Translation" at the University of Delhi, Delhi, 24 February 1999.
  • Panelist in a discussion on approaches to teaching British Literature at a Refresher Course at the University of Delhi, Delhi, 6 March 1999.
  • Special invited lecture on "Postcolonial Perspectives on British Literature" at the Refresher Course at the University of Delhi, Delhi, 13 March 1999.
  • Poetry reading (with Keki N. Daruwalla) at the national seminar on "Towards the 21st Century: An Appraisal of Indian English Writing of the 1990s," 19 March 1999.
  • Invited participant in a South Asian regional workshop of the Alliance for a Responsible and United World, Bangalore, 25-28 March 1999.
  • Interviewed and videotaped in "Hard Talk" at the national conference on "Recent Indian Poetry in English" organized by the Sahitya Akademi and the University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, 30-31 March 1999. Also gave a reading of my poetry in the same event on 30 March 1999.
  • Panelist in a discussion on the Impact of Popular Literature on the Reading Habits of the Public, AIR National Channel, 27 April 1999.
  • Invited participant and speaker at the World Faiths Development Dialogue discussion on Spirituality and Development, India International Centre, 6 June 1999.
  • Four lectures at the Refresher Course in Commonwealth Literature, Saurashtra University, Rajkot, 22-24 June 1999.
  • Lecture on Raja Rao to the postgraduate students of the English Department, Saurashtra University, Rajkot, 25 June 1999.
  • . Lecture on "How to Improve Your English" to the students of the Kelvani College, Rajkot, 25 June 1999.
  • "Compulsive Consumption: Its Causes and Its Cures." Invited talk at the Navadarshanam Study Circle, 18 July 1999.
  • Invited participant in a panel discussion organized by Project for Economic Education, India International Centre, 25 July 1999.
  • "Tradition and the Challenge of Change" at "Paramapara – A millennium event on the classical dances of India, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, 20 September 1999.
  • “Rethinking American Studies,” special invited lecture at the Dept. of Evening Studies, Punjab University, Chandigarh, 21 September 1999.
  • “Spirituality and Development.” Special invited lecture at the National Foundation of India, the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, 27 October 1999.
  • “Indian Education: Lessons from the Past, Challenges for the Future,” at Apeejay School, Faridabad, 23 October 1999.
  • Five lectures on the teaching of Literary Theory in the Refresher Course at the University of Mumbai, December 1999.
  • "Challenges for Humanity in the New Millennium," invited special lecture given to the officers and ladies of the 22st Infantry Division at the divisional headquarters, Meerut, 4 January 2000.
  • Discussant for a lecture on "The Message of Sri Aurobindo" by Dr. Karan Singh, India International Centre, 11 January 2000.
  • Chaired a lecture by Professor Michael Palencia-Roth on "Contrastive Literature: The Need to Dewesternize Literary Analysis," School of Language, Literature, and Culture Studies, JNU, New Delhi, 10 February 2000.
  • Inaugural remarks at “Alternatives for the Youth in the 21st Century,” a workshop organized by the Debating Club and NSS, JNU, and the Alliance for a Responsible, Plural and United World, JNU, 14-15 March 2000.
  • Invited participant in a panel discussion on “Re-viewing Reviewing,” organized by Katha and Sahitya Akademi, 22 April 2000.
  • Invited participant in a “The Call of the Time:  Globalization, Leadership, Love,” an international workshop organized by the Brahma Kumaris at the Academy for a Better World, Mt. Abu, Rajasthan, 10-13 February 2001.
  • Invited speaker at the launch of So Many Births: Three Decades of Poetry by K. Satchidanandan. 14 February 2001, India International Centre, New Delhi.
  • Invited Discussant in the annual festival of letters of the Sahitya Akademi in a national seminar on “Women’s Writing,” 24 February 2001, India International Centre, New Delhi.
  • Invited speaker on “The Impact of Globalization on Indian Culture” at the McGill McConnell Program for Canadian Voluntary Sector Leaders, Hyatt Regency Hotel, 29 March 2001.
  • Reading from and launch of Used Book at the India International Centre, 14 April 2001.
  • Invited participant in the follow-up workshop on “Decolonizing English Education” at the North Gujarat University, Patan, 19-21 April 2001.
  • Invited speaker on “The Culture of the Indian Diaspora: Problems and Challenges in the 21st Century” in a panel discussion on “The Indian Diaspora: Problems and Challenges in the 21st Century,” Centre for the Study of Social Systems, JNU, 25 April 2001.
  • Invited participant in the international poetry reading at the National Library of Australia, Canberra, 12th July 2001.
  • Poetry reading at Bekelouw's bookstore sponsored by the New South Wales Writers Centre, Sydney, 16 July 2001.
  • Poetry reading at the Elliot's Bay Bookstore, Seattle, 23 July 2001.
  • Invited public lecture at University of Massachusettes-Dartmouth on "Altered Desti/Nations: Mahatma Gandhi and Postcolonial Cultures" October 1, 2001, in a program organized by the Center for Indic Studies on the eve of the 132nd birth anniversary of Gandhi.
  • Invited poetry reading at Bryant College, Providence, Rhode Island, on the evening of October 1, 2001.
  • Invited talk and reading at the Department of English, Rhode Island College, Providence, on October 2, 2001.
  • Invited talk at the Department of English, Ball State University, on “Postcolonial Prepositions and the Cultural Logic of Vernacular India,” 26th October 2001.
  • Invited talk at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on “English India and It’s Others,” Lucy Ellis Lounge, Foreign Languages Building, Urbana, 29th October 2001.
  • Invited presentation on “U.S. Studies in India:  Prospect and Retrospect” by the International Forum on U.S. Studies, University of Iowa, 5th November 2001.
  • Invited lecture on “Postcolonial India:  English and It’s Con/texts” at the Department of Enlighs, University of Saarland, Saarbruken, Germany, 18th December 2001.
  • Invited lecture on “Fire  and Shame:  The Cultural Politics of Re-presenting India” at the South Asia Institute, Heidelburg, 19th December 2001.
  • Poetry reading at the national seminar on “Recent Indian English Literature:  Mapping Indianness” at Dayanand College, Ajmer, 3rd January 2002.
  • Invited participant in a panel discussion on “India—Just Another Five Letter Word” at Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, 12th January 2002.
  • Invited poetry reading sponsored by Bharatiya Jnanpith, India International Centre, Friday, 15th February 2002.
  • Representing India:  Indian English and Its Con/texts” at the Department of English, National University of Singapore, 31st January 2002.
  • Chaired a lecture by Michael Fisher on “Early Indian Writers of English,” Sahitya Akademi, 8th March 2002.
  • Public lecture on “Fire and LajjaTwo Ways of Seeing India” at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, 24th April 2002.
  • Gave a poetry reading and chaired a session of readings at the USACLALS conference at the University of Santa Clara, 26-28 April 2002.
  • Invited talk on “Gnosis and Alternative Postcolonialisms” at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2nd July 2002.
  • “The Reality of Myths in Indian Traditions”—TV interview and discussion with Professor Harsha Dehejia, Carleton University, Ottawa, 5th July 2002.
  • Invited lecture on “Gnosis, Post-Occidental Reason and Postcolonial Futures” at the University of Munich, Munich, Germany 15th July 2002.
  • Chaired a session and gave a reading at the international conference on “Peripheral Centres, Central Peripheries:  Anglophone India and Its Diaspora(s),” University of Saarbrucken, Saarbrucken, Germany, 29-31 August 2002.
  • Participant in the planning workshop on the China-India Inter-cultural Dialogue, 2nd September 2002.
  • Special plenary talk on “Dharma and Communalism” at the Pipal Tree Workshop on Communal Harmony, Fireflies Ashram, Bangalore, 4-6 October 2002.
  • “Indian English Literature vs. Bhasha Literature.”  Special invited public lecture as a part of the National Book Trust North East Book Festival, Duliajan, Assam, 8th November 2002.
  • Two lectures on “Literary Theory after Structuralism” and “Postcolonial Theory” at the Academic Staff College, Jamia Millia Islamia, 14th November 2002.
  • Short talk as Guest of Honour at Renaissance Artists’ and Writers’ Association (RAWA) musical and dance drama, Kamani Auditorium, New Delhi, 16th November 2002.
  • Gave a public reading and talk at the Monash Cultural Institute, downtown Melbourne, on 2nd December 2002, and launched Chandani Lokuge’s edition of Cornelia Sorabji’s Love and Life Behind the Pardah on 3th December 2002.
  • Participated in three workshops at the World Social Forum 2003, Porto Allegre, 23-28th January 2003
  • Invited participant in “Russia and India:  Dialogue of Civilizations in a Globalizing World,” 6th February 2003, Le Meridian Hotel, New Delhi.
  • Inaugural Address at the UGC Refresher Course on “Teaching Literature Today,” Panjab University, Chandigarh, 20th February 2003.
  • “Nation and Society:  India’s Quest for Svaraj.” Invited lecture at the Refresher Course in Sociology at the Academic Staff College, JNU, 30th July 2003.
  • Invited speaker in discussion on Guru by Your Bedside by S. D. Pandey.  Chair:  Dr. Karan Singh, India International Centre, 12th September 2003.
  • Coordinated a panel discussion on “What Life Means to Me” with participants from various Delhi schools for the project “Attending to Life” organized by the Foundation for Human Responsibility of His Holiness the Dalai Lama,19th September 2003, India Habitat Centre.
  • Three talks on “English Studies:  An Indian Stock Taking” at the Refresher Course on “English Studies Today” 7-9 November 2003, Punjab University, Chandigarh.
  • Invited poetry reading at the Department of English, University of Hyderabad, 8th November 2003.
  • Two talks and a workshop at the Refresher Course at the Centre for Women’s Studies, Benaras Hindu University, 19-21 December 2003
  • Invited speaker in a panel on “Deconstructing Binaries:  Signs and Language” at the Refresher Course on Women’s Studies, University of Delhi, South Campus, 17th Feb 2004.
  • “Bollywood:  Dreams and Realites” at Guangzhou University, Guangzhou, 8th April 2004.
  • Split Wide Open” presentation and discussion of film at the Charles Leopold Mayer Foundation for the Progress of Humankind, Paris, 22nd May 2004.
  • “Indian Representations in Literary Texts,” invited talk organised by Prasthutha, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 8th July 2004.
  • Poetry reading at the ACLALS Triannual Conference, Hyderabad, 4-9 August 2004.
  • “Postcolonial India: Dimensions of Change,” School of English, University of New South Wales, Sydney, 31st August 2004.
  • “The “Post” in Post-colonial,” Dept. of English, Murdoch University, Perth, Australia, 5th September 2004.
  • “Globalising India:  Facing the West” invited talk at the Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow, 13th Sepbember 2004.
  • “Swami Vivekananda’s Contemporary Relevance” (Hindi Talk), Hanuman Mandir, Munirka, 26th September 2004.
  • Participant in the launch of Partial Disclosure, a collection of poems by Makarand Paranjape, India Habitat Centre on 1st November 2004.
  • “Swami Vivekananda:  Today and Tomorrow.”  Invited lecture at the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Kolkata, 29th November 2004.
  • Participant in the launch of Dharma and Development edited by Makarand Paranjape at the India International Centre on 10th December 2004.
  • Speaker in the panel on Optimal Globalization at the India International Centre, 11th December 2004.

Special Activities

Have been conducting Study Camps for Sri Aurobindo Ashram-Delhi Branch at Van Niwas, Naini Tal. In June 1997, I conducted a 10-day camp on "The Foundations of Indian Culture." In May 1998, I conducted a 10-day camp on "Orientation for a Spiritual Education."

 

Conducted a series of workshops on topics such as Non-violence, education, and gender for students of the Tibetan Central Schools at Kalimpong, Darjeeling, and Sonada from 9-11 May 1998. The workshops were arranged by the Foundation for Universal Responsibility of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

 

Conducted a series of workshops for students and teachers of the SOS Tibetan Children's Village, a workshop for students of the Tibetan Central School, and one for the monks and teachers of the Sera Monastery, all at the Tibetan settlement in May 1998. The workshops were arranged at Bylokuppe, Karnataka, by the Foundation for Universal Responsibility of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

 

Coordinated and organized the first Infinity Foundation award, including a panel discussion on “Indian Thought:  Asymmetries in Perception,” 8th October 2002, India International Centre, New Delhi.

 

 

Lecture Series

August 1996 to April 1999: On Sri Aurobindo's Foundations of Indian Culture at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Delhi Branch, on the 1st Sunday of each month.

 

From October 1999 onwards: On “Savitri: The Epic of Consciousness,” at Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Delhi Branch, on the 1st Sunday of each month.

 

March 2003, UGC Visiting Fellow, Saurashtra University, Rajkot.

 

 

PARTICIPATION IN SEMINARS, CONFERENCES, SYMPOSIA, etc., and PAPERS PRESENTED

(In chronological order)

 

Outside India

  • "Towards Contextualizing Indian English Poetry," at 5th South Asian Language Analysis Roundtable, University of Illinois, Urbana, 21 May 1983.
  • "Modernism in Contemporary Indian English Poetry," at 12th Annual Conference on South Asia, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 5 November 1983.
  • "Method and Meaning in J. Krishnamurti's Commentaries on Living at 14th Annual Conference on South Asia, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2 November 1985.
  • "The Ideology of Form: Notes on the Third World Novel" at the Silver Jubilee ACLALS Conference, University of Kent-Canterbury, England, 24-31 August 1989.
  • Invited participant at the Cambridge Seminar on contemporary British literature, 7-16 June 1993.
  • "Minority and Ethnicity in Indian English literature." At the 10th Triennial ACLALS Conference, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 17 August 1995; also participated in a panel discussion on "Inscribing India/Africa" on 16 August 1995 in the same conference.
  • "Seeing with Three Eyes: Raja Rao and the Gandhian Way" at "Word as Mantra: The Art of Raja Rao." Symposium honouring Raja Rao, University of Texas at Austin, USA, 24 March 1997.
  • "Combining the Psycho-Spiritual and the Socio-Political: A New Praxis for the New Millennium," at the international workshop on "Interwovenness and Sustainable Societies," Tagaytay, Philippines, 28 October-1 November 1998.
  • "Dependency and Blocked Development: Indian English Literature and the World Culture-System" at the 11th ACLALS Triennial Conference, 1-6 December 1998, Kaula Lumpur, Malaysia; also participated in a World Poetry Reading, Plenary Writers' Forum, and Chaired a session during the conference.
  • "Empires and Diasporas: Some Preliminary Reflections" at "Complicities: Connections & Divisions," Ninth Biennial Symposium on Literatures and Cultures of the Asia-Pacific Region, 8-11 December 1999, National University of Singapore, Singapore.
  • “South Asian Canadian Literature: Some Types” at the CACLALS annual seminar, University of Alberta, Edmonton, 26-28 May 2000.
  • “Spiritual Values in a Time of Globalisation,” World Cultural Summit, Chateau de Versailles, Versailles, 17 June 2000.
  • Invited participant in the Youth Workshop of the Alliance for a Responsible, Plural, and United World, Kathmandu, 10-12 July 2000.
  • Invited plenary lecture on “The Role of Spirituality in the Work of the Alliance” at a workshop on “Cultural Values and Sustainable Alternatives,” AFCOD, Bangkok, 4-7 October 2000.
  • Invited contributor and participant in a workshop on a “Charter for a Responsible, Plural and United World,” organized by POLIS at Syros, Greece, 30 October-4 November 2000.
  • Plenary Address on “Modern Indian Spirituality: Challenges and Opportunities” at the International Conference on Contemporary India, University of Valladolid, Spain, 15-19 November 2000.
  • Plenary Address on “The Present Cultural Crisis and India’s Civilizational Resources” at the “Dialogue Among Asian Civilization,” Tehran, 17-18 February 2001.
  • Special invited lecture on “Contemporary India: Continuity and Change” at the Northeast Normal University, Changchun City, Jilin Province, China, on 15 March 2001.
  • Invited speaker and participant in an international meeting on “Art and Cultural Identity in the Construction of a United World,” Ita Pesserica da Sarra, Sao Paolo, Brazil, 29 April-3 May 2001.
  • Chaired two sessions, presented a paper, "Bright Myths to Lie Beside on Cold Nights: Resistance and Reconciliation in South Asian Australia," and gave a reading at the 12th Triennial Conference of the Association of Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies conference at Canberra, Australia, 9-14 July 2001.
  • Chaired a panel on "Caribbean Literature: Home and Exile" and presented a paper, "The New Orientalists? Reflections of Contemporary Representations of India" at the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association annual convention at Vancouver, Canada, October 11-13, 2001.
  • Organized and chaired a panel entitled "Losses, Retrievals, and Anxieties of Hope: Trans/forming Indian Identities," in which he also presented a paper on "Translated Id/entities" at the 30 Annual Conference on South Asian at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, October 19-21, 2001.
  • Invited participant in the World Citizens Assembly, Lille, France from 1-10 December 2001; represented Indian academics and was the rapporteur for the South Asia region.
  • Invited participant in “Multiversity—Recapturing Worlds,” organized by Justice International, Penang, 1-3 February 2002.
  • Invited Plenary Speaker, Chair of a session, and poet at the USACLALS Annual Conference, Santa Clara University, 26-28 April 2002; the plenary address was on “Postcolonial Prepositions and the Logic of Vernacular India.”
  • “The Third Eye and Two Ways of (Un)knowing:  Gnosis, Alternative Modernities, and Postcolonial Futures,” at the international colloquium on “Completing the Global Renaissance:  the Indic Contributions,” Menla Centre and Columbia University, New York, 24-29 July 2002.
  • “Indian Anglophony, Diasporan Polycentricism, and Postcolonial Futures” at the international conference on “Peripheral Centres, Central Peripheries:  Anglophone India and Its Diasporas,” University of Saarbrucken, Saarbrucken, Germany, 30th August 2002.
  • “Asian Identities, Postcolonial Futures, and Bombay Dreams,” keynote address at the international conference on “Cultural Flows in a Globalizing Asia,” Monash Univeristy, Clayton, Australia, 29th November-1st December 2002.
  • Featured Speaker in the Artists Workshop, World Social Forum, Porto Allegre, 24-28 January 2003.
  • Invited participant and speaker in “Cross Cultural Dialogue—Retrospective and Perspective,” Peking University, 26-28 February 2003.
  • With support by Japan Foundation, visited universities in Tokyo and Kyoto, 28 September to 3rd October 2004
  • Invited participant and speaker in the workshop of the Alliance for a Responsible, Plural World, 26-27 October 2003, Ambassador Hotel, Bangkok.
  • As Joint-Coordinator of the China-India Intercultural Dialogue, headed an Indian delegation consisting of Dev Benegal, Nandita Das, L.S. Tochhwang, and Shohini Ghosh, to China to take part in the Festival of Indian Films at Goungzhou, China, 5-11 April 2004.
  • Invited participant at the Metanexus annual conference on Religion and Spirituality at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 5-9 June 2004.
  • “Still Searching for Svaraj: India after Gandhi” at an international conference on “Gandhi, Non-Violence, Modernity” at Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University, Canberra, 1-3 September 2004.
  • Invited speaker at Kosmopolis, the literary and cultural festival organized by the city of Barcelona; spoke on “The Amorous Turn:  Romantic Moments in Indian Artistic Traditions” (with Felicity Hand’s Catalan translation), 17th September 2004.

In India

 

  • "The Political Background and Sources of Raja Rao's Comrade Kirillov" at UGC conference on "Image of India in the Indian Novel in English," University of Poona, 12-15 March 1986.
  • "Indian Thought in M. Anantanarayanan's The Silver Pilgrimage," at UGC conference on "The Impact of Indian Thought on the Anglo-Indian and Indo-Anglian Novel," Osmania University, 9-12 October 1986.
  • "Raja Rammohun Roy's Response to the West," at CIEFL conference on the Nineteenth Century, Hyderabad, 10-12 December 1987.
  • "The Golden Gate and the Quest for Self-realization," at IACLALS symposium, Dhvanyaloka, Mysore, 23-25 December 1987.
  • "The Caste of the Indian English Novel," at the symposium on "Caste and the Indian Novel," Dhvanyaloka, Mysore, 30 May-1 June 1988.
  • "The Invasion of Theory – An Indian Response" at the 37th All India English Teachers' Conference, Shivaji University, Kolhapur, 24-26 November 1988.
  • "Raja Rao's Latest Gambit: A Note on the Form of The Chessmaster and His Moves at the National Comparative Literature Conference, Telugu University, Hyderabad, 26-28 December 1988.
  • "Michael Madhusudan Dutt, or What You Will," at the 2nd seminar on Nineteenth Century, ASRC, Hyderabad, 4-6 March 1989.
  • "T. S. Eliot through Indian Eyes: Mulk Raj Anand's Conversations in Bloomsbury," at the Sahitya Akademi and Dhvanyaloka seminar on T S Eliot and India, Mysore, 5-8 April 1989.
  • "Towards Redefining Boundaries: The Indo-Canadian Experience in Days and Nights in Calcutta," at the seminar on "Post-Colonial Preoccupations in Canadian and Indian Fiction," Institute of English, University of Kerala, Trivandrum, 17-18 November 1989.
  • "`Howzatt Umpire! Ten Meditations on Indian English'" at international seminar on Indian English, CIEFL, Hyderabad, 14-16 February 1990.
  • "A Critique of Indian Criticism: Options and Challenges" at the Samavaya on "The Critical Time," Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal, 17-20 February 1990.
  • "`Indianness' – Concept and Problems at the national seminar on "Indian Literature: Concept and Problems," University of Hyderabad, 14-16 March 1990.
  • "The Absence of Erotics: A Poet's Search for Eros" at Kavi Bharati 2, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal, 12-14 October 1990.
  • "Swami Vivekananda's Letters: An Introductory Reading," at Seminar on the Ramakrishna-Vivekananda' Tradition, Ramakrishna Math, Hyderabad, 1-2 December 1990.
  • "Towards a Theory of Decolonization: Strategies of Resistance," at International Conference on Commonwealth Literature, Utkal University, 28-31 January 1991.
  • "Beyond English: The Ultimate Agendas of TELI," at Seminar on the Teaching of English Literature in India, Department of English, University of Hyderabad, 7-12 March 1991.
  • "Raja Rao's Chessmaster: A Review of Reviews and an Introduction," at Seminar on Indian English Fiction, 1980-1990, at Bombay University, 18-20 March 1991.
  • "Postmodernism and India: Some Preliminary Animadversions." In a conference on Postmodernism: Narration and Difference, Dept. of Germanic and Romance Studies, University of Delhi, 27-28 October 1991.
  • "Syllabus Reform and the Ideology of English Studies in India" at workshop on the English Honours Course: Content and Discontent conducted by the English Association, University of Delhi, 18-19 December 1991.
  • "Metamorphosis as Metaphor: Shape-Shifting in Girish Karnad's Plays." The Golay Memorial Seminar, University of Poona, 3-4 July 1992.
  • "Indo-Anglian as Anglo-Indian: Ideology, Cultural Politics, and Cross-Cultural Representation." Seminar on Anglo-Indian Literature: Post-Colonial Perspectives." University of Bombay, 8 October 1992.
  • "Present Responsibilities: Towards an Agenda for Indian English Criticism." Hindu College, New Delhi, 23 October 1992.
  • "Tradition, Modernity, Postmodernity: Challenges in Theory." Sahitya Akademi Colloquium on Young Writing in India, 20-23 February 1993.
  • "Feminism and Commonwealth Literature." Keynote address at the annual ISCS Conference, S.N. Vanita Mahavidyalaya, Hyderabad, October 1993.
  • "Poetry Makes Us, We Don't Make Poetry: Some Reflections on How I Work as a Poet," at the North Eastern Zone Culture Centre-Sahitya Akademi Poets' Meet, Shillong, 29 July 1994.
  • "Coping with Postcolonialism" at IACLALS-IIAS seminar on "Interrogating Postcolonialism: Theory, Text and Context," Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, 3-5 October 1994.
  • "Contemporary Criticism: Some Notes" at a conference on Contemporary Literatures, Dept. of English, M.D. University, Rohtak, 8-9 November 1994; also chaired a session on criticism.
  • "Beyond Nativism: Towards a Modern Indian Tradition of Criticism" at Sahitya Akademi-IIT-Kanpur seminar on Nativism in Indian Literature," 21-22 January 1995, Kanpur.
  • "Impact of Reviewing on Creative Writing – A Personal Perspective." The Book Review Seminar on Critical Reviewing, India International Centre, New Delhi, 27-28 February 1995.
  • "Indian Criticism: In Search of Theory." At a seminar by the same title at Deshbandhu College, New Delhi, 14 March 1995.
  • "After Modernism: Recent Trends in Indian English Poetry." Plenary address at the VII ISCS conference, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, 27-29 March 1995.
  • "How to Read Hind Swaraj" at the 125th Anniversary Celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi, Bhopal, 3-4 October 1995.
  • "Vaidhata ki khoj mein: Alochana ki rah" at Samavaya – III, 17-18 November 1995, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal.
  • "Beyond Postmodernism" in the Sahitya Akademi annual seminar, Bangalore, 26-28 February 1996.
  • "Neo-Gandhian Praxis: A Personal Report," at Indian Institute of Advanced Study National Seminar on Interpretations of Gandhi, New Delhi, 21-23 March 1996.
  • "Dominance and Dissent: Interrogating the Terms of Discourse" at a national seminar on Dalit and Gender Challenges to Hindu Nationalism, Centre for the Study of Social Systems, JNU, 4-6 April 1996.
  • "Towards a Poetics of the Indian English Novel," three lectures as Visiting Professor, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, 21 June-11 July 1996.
  • "Spiritual Sites as Sources of Social Transformation," at the Silver Jubilee International Conference on "Social Criticism, Cultural Creativity and the Contemporary Dialectics of Transformation," Madras Institute of Development Studies, 4-8 December 1996.
  • "Postmodernism and its Discontents," at a symposium on "Postmodernist Philosophy in Indian Context," at the Democratic Forum, Karnal, 12 January 1997.
  • "Trends in Indian English Fiction," at the Indo-Nepal Writers' Colloquium, India International Centre, 21 January 1997.
  • "Theorising Postcolonialism: An Indian Note," at an international seminar on "Postcolonialisms: Canada and India," Centre for Canadian Studies, M.S. University, Baroda, 19-21 February 1997.
  • "Svaraj and Postmodernism" at the Sahitya Akademi national seminar on "Beyond Creativity: Problems facing the Cultural Life of India at the Turn of the Century," New Delhi, 22 February 1997.
  • "On A. K. Saran's Traditional Thought," at a symposium organized by the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, Sarnath, 13-14 March 1997.
  • "Secularism vs. Hindu Nationalism: Interrogating the Terms of the Debate," at an international seminar on "Dharma: The Categorial Imperative," Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, 16-22 July 1997.
  • "The Dharma of Secularism," at a seminar on "Towards a Secular India: Problems and Possibilities," M.D. University, Rohtak, 15 September 1997.
  • "From Absent Authority to Present Responsibility: An Agenda for Indian (English) Criticism," at a seminar on Literary and Cultural Criticism in India, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, 4-6 November 1997.
  • Invited Discussant in a seminar on "Do We Need a Postcolonial Theory?" at the Jamia Milia Islamia, 14 January 1998; responded to papers by S.N.F. Jafri, Paul Sharrad, and Ania Loomba.
  • "Sruti, Smriti and the Individual" in a seminar on "Parampara and the Individual," Indira Gandhi Centre for the Arts, New Delhi, 21 January 1998.
  • "Contrasting Peace Perspectives: Kant and Gandhi – A Transcivilizational Note," in a seminar on Kant and Gandhi, Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi, 23 January 1998.
  • Invited panellist in a discussion on the New Age, India International Centre, New Delhi, 27 January 1998.
  • "Critical Approaches to Indian English Literature" in a seminar on "Indo-German Perspectives on Indian English Literature," University of Bombay, 7 February 1998.
  • "Indian English Literature: Common Myths and Misconceptions" at the national seminar on "Rethinking Indian English Literature," at M. S. University of Baroda, 14-16 February 1998.
  • "The State of Poetry: Reflections on the Identity of Indian English Poetry," at the national seminar on "Indian Poetry after Independence: Towards a History of Sensibility," held as a part of the Annual Festival of Letters of the Sahitya Akademi, 14-16 March 1998.
  • "Journeys to Sacred India: The Pilgrimage as a mode of Travel," invited special lecture at the national seminar on "Travel Writing and the Empire," University of Hyderabad, 20-23 March 1998.
  • "The Dharma of Technology" at a seminar on "Interface between Science, Religion and Development" organized by the Integrated Human Development Services Foundation, New Delhi, 5 April 1998.
  • Valedictory Address, "The Challenge of the Contemporary" at the national seminar on "Debating the Contemporary: Issues in Indian English Fiction" at the Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur, 6-7 November 1998.
  •  Keynote address on "Modernism and its Discontents" at the Saurashtra English Teachers' Conference on "Indian English Poetry," 13 February 1999.
  • "The Teleology of Indian English" at the national seminar on "Home and Abroad: Indian Literature in English/Translation," Department of English, University of Delhi, 24 February 1999.
  • "Appraising the Contemporary: Some Issues and Problems" at the national seminar on "Towards the 21st Century: An Appraisal of Indian English Writing of the 1990s" at the Department of English, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, 20 March 1999.
  • "Pilgrims and Other Travellers" at Didriksha, an International Congress on Culture, Travel and Tourism, Bharat Kala Bhavan, Benaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 8 April 1999.
  • Theme paper on the seminar on "Mahatma Gandhi and His Contemporaries" sponsored by the Indian Council for Philosophical Research and the Indian Insititute of Advanced Study, Shimla, 13 April 1999.
  • "The Pedagogy of the Translated," at "Anuvad-Vivad," a seminar on Translation Theory and Practice, organised by IACLALS, Sahitya Akademi, and Telugu University, CIEFL, Hyderabad, 27-29 September 1999.
  • "Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and World Literature," Keynote address at international seminar on Johann Wolfgang Goethe: Dwelling in the House of World Literature, Max Mueller Bhavan and University of Mumbai, Mumbai, 30 September 1999.
  • "The Relevance of Mahatma Gandhi’s Educational Philosophy for the 21st Century," at a national seminar on "Education for the New Millennium," organized by Dharma Bharathi at Gandhi Ashram, Sevagram, 8-11 October 1999.
  • "Empowering Alternatives: The Media," at the Pipal Tree-Japan Foundation Workshop on Media Alterantives, Bangalore, 10-12 December 1999.
  • "A Nation in the (Un)making: A Postnationalist Critique" at the national seminar on "The Making of a Nation: Culture, Literature and Politics," Dept. of Evening Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh, 14-15 January 2000.
  • "Post-positions: A Selfish Review" at national seminar on "Interrogating the Post-Condition: Theory, Texts and Contexts," Punjabi University, Patiala, 20-21 January 2000.
  • “The Idea of India in Indian Literature,” at a seminar at Bhagat Singh College, New Delhi, 23 February 2000.
  • “Indian Literature and its (Dis)locations” a presentation at a seminar on “Locating Indian Literatures,” Department of English, Panjab University, Chandigarh, 26 February 2000.
  •  “`Indian Sensibility` in Indian English Poetry,” at a seminar on “Indian Sensibility in Modern Indian Poetry,” Department of English, Dyal Singh College (Evening), New Delhi, 29 February 2000.
  • Invited participant at a “Cross-cultural Dialogue on Knowledge and Livelihoods in the Contexts of Globalization” organized by the Inter-Cultural Institute Montreal and Pipal Tree, Bangalore, 9-12 March 2000, Bangalore.
  • “Rethinking America: A Trans-Civilizational Approach” at an international seminar on “Rediscovering America: American Studies in the New Millennium,” at the Indo-US Centre for International Studies, Hyderabad, 15-18 March 2000.
  • Invited participant in a Dialogue on “Siksha Swaraj ki Or,” at the Gandhi Peace Foundation, 24-25 March 2000.
  • “Displaced Relations: Homelands, Empires, Diasporas” at a seminar on “Writing Indian Diaspora: Echoes in Canadian Literature,” Centre of Linguistics and English, JNU, 11-12 April 2000.
  • “The Poetics and Politics of Translation” at a Translation Workshop organised by Katha and CLE, JNU, 13 April 2000.
  • Invited participant in a meeting on “Reviewing Reviewing” Katha and Sahitya Akademi, 22 April 2000.
  • Chaired a talk by Shri Bezborouah, Secretary, Tourism, on “Tourism and Spirituality,” India International Centre, 9 May 2000.
  • Invited participant and chair in a Workshop on Global Media Alternatives organized by Pipal Tree, Bangalore, 9-14 December 2000.
  • Valedictory Address in Third International Conference on Theory on “The Future of Tradition,” Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada Univeristy, Aurangabad, 15-18 December 2000.
  • Valedictory Address at the national seminar of Decolonizing English Education, North Gujarat University, Patan, 16-18 January 2001
  • Inaugural Address on “Kiran Nagarkar and the Tradition of Indian English Fiction” at national seminar on Kiran Nagarkar, University of Mumbai, 7 March 2001 Mumbai.
  • Special Plenary address on “Indian English and its Con/texts” at the national seminar on “Recent Indian English Literature:  Mapping Indianness,” Dayand College, Ajmer, 3-5 January 2002.
  • Invited participant in “At Home in the World” international writers festival in India, New Delhi 18-23 February 2002.  (Attended selected sessions.)
  • “Agonized Fragments:  Modernity and the Pains of Duality” at “Saundarya—The Second International Colloquium:  The Aesthetics of the Modern,” Jawaharlal Nehru University, 18-20 February 2002.
  •  “Decolonizing Indian Criticism:  A Survey of Possibilities” at the National Seminar of the Sahitya Akademi on “The State of Criticism in India,” Rabindra Bhavan, 21-23 February 2002.
  • “Problematising Translation” in the panel on “Theories of Translation” in national workshop on “Translation:  Theory and Practice,” Centre for Sanskrit Studies, JNU, 4th March 2002.
  • “Sri Aurobindo and the Discovery of the Supermind” at the National Consultation Seminar on Yoga and Consciousness in Indian Culture, ICPR and CSC, 18-20 March 2002.
  • “Situating the Contemporary Indian Novel.”  Keynote address in a seminar on the same topic, Department of Evening Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh, 23rd March 2002.
  • “Natyotpatti:  The Origin of Drama” at the ICPR seminar on Value Education and the Dramatic Arts, India International Centre, 5th April 2002.
  • “Svadhyaya and Development” at the one-day conference on “Spirituality and Development,” Ford Foundation, New Delhi, 23rd September 2002.
  • Presented a paper, “Bombay Dreams and Realities:  Bollywood and Postcolonial Futures,” and chaired a session at a conference on “21st Century Reality:  Language, Culture and Technology,” organized by the Mahatma Gandhi International Hindi University and the Central Institute of Indian Languages, 28-30 October 2002, India International Centre, New Delhi.
  • Chaired a session in the National Seminar on Travel Writing, organized by the Goa Kala Academy and the Sahitya Akademi, Goa, 12th December 2002.
  • Inaugural Addresss on “Reworlding the Home:  Colonialism, Culture, and Change,” and chaired a session at the national conference on “Home and the World:  Literary and Cultural Encounters in Colonial and Postcolonial India,” Calcutta University, Calcutta, 17th-18th December 2002.
  • Guest of honour, chair of a session and valedictory speaker at an international seminar on “Indian Diasporic Experience:  History, Culture and Identity,” North Gujarat University, Patan, 20th-22nd December 2002.
  • Chaired the Prof. R. N. Srivastava Memorial Lecture delivered by Professor Braj B. Kachru at the Department of Linguistics, Delhi University, 14th February 2003.
  • “The Reluctant Guru:  R. K. Naryan and The Guide.” First Harendralal Basak Memorial Lecture, Presidency College, Calcutta, 22nd February 2003.
  • “Interrogating Indian Post-Nationalism:  Culture, Citizenship and Global Futures,” at on “The Philosophy of Value Education,” organized by the International Forum on India’s Heritage and Sri Sri Sitaramdas Omkarnath Samskrita Siksha Samsad in association with IIAS, ICPR, and ICHR, Jadavpur University, Calcutta, 22nd-23rd February 2003.
  • “The Renaissance in India,” Lakhani Memorial Lecture at Saurashtra University, Rajkot, 20th March 2003.
  •   Chaired a session on “Translating Spaces” in a conference on “Translation and the Socio-Literary Space” at the Jamia Millia Islamia, 12th Feburary 2004.
  • “Introducing the seminar and theme paper” at Sabda:  Text and Interpretation in Indian Thought, 2-4 February 2004, JNU, New Delhi.
  • Keynote address, “Globalisation and Indian Identity:  Possibilities and Pitfalls” at the national seminar on “Defining Indian Identities in an Era of Globalisation.”  Institute of Human Study, Hyderabad, 14th February 2004.
  • “The End of Postcolonialism?” at the seminar on “Re-viewing Culture and Imperialism,” University of Calcutta, March 10-11, 2004.
  • “Sri Aurobindo and the Resurgence of India” at a National Seminar on “Resurgent India,” SACAR and Pondicherry University, Pondicherry, 19-21 March 2004.
  • “American Studies:  Indian Perspectives” at the Colloquium on “English Studies:  Indian Perspectives,” 25-27 March 2004, JNU, New Delhi.
  •  Invited speaker in the panel on “Contemporary Theories of Evolution and Consciousness” in the national seminar on “Supramental Consciousness:  Sri Aurobindo and Other Evolutionists.”  Indian Council of Philosophical Research, New Delhi, 5th April 2004.
  • Invited speaker in a panel on “India and Asia:  Aesthetic Discourse,” in a seminar on the topic organized by the IIC-Asia Project, in collaboration with the Centre for the Study of Civilizations, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, and the ICSSR, 26th April 2004.
  • “The Culture of Svaraj.”  Invited paper at the National Symposium on Cultural Education in 21st Century India.”  8-9 May 2004, Amrita Viswa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore.
  • “The End of Postcolonialism?” at the ACLALS Triannual Conference, Taj Residency, Hyderabad, 6th August 2004.
  •  “National Education in the 21st Century India.” In a national seminar on National Education at the Sri Aurobindo Bhawan, Kolkata, 26th-27th November 2004.
  • Gave a paper on “Diaspora and Transnationalism in Bollywood Cinema” and chaired a session in a seminar on “The Postnational and the Protean:  Revisiting the Indian Diasporic Consciousness in Literature and Media,” Kishinchand Chellaram College, 14-15 December 2004.
  •  Chaired a session in the international seminar on “Sri Aurobindo and the Future of Humanity,” India International Centre, New Delhi, 17th January 2005. 
  • Chaired a session in the national seminar on “Interfaith Harmony and Social Cohesion,” School of Language, Literature and Culture Study, JNU, 24th January 2005.
  • Invited participant and reader in the programme on “Readings from Prose and Poetry about Music and Musicians” chaired by Soli J. Sorabjee, India International Centre, 4th February 2005.
  •  Introductory Remarks at the seminar on “Veda as Word,” Centre for Sanskrit Studies, JNU, 11th Feb 2005; chaired a session in the same seminar on 13th February 2005.
  • Chaired a session on “New Trends, Themes, and Ideologies in Modern/Contemporary Creative Writing in East Asia” on 16 February in the international seminar on “Literatures in East Asia,” JNU, 16-18 February 2005.
  • Moderated the inaugural session of the seminar on “Concept of Compassion and its Importance in the 21st Century,” organized by the Sri Aurobindo Society and the Buddhist Trust of the Tai Situ Rimpoche, 19th-20th March 2005.
  • Chaired a session in the seminar on “Deconstruction Icon Professor Jacques Derrida,” School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies, JNU, 23rd March 2005.
  •  Chaired sessions, gave a paper on “Indian English and Its Con-texts” in the JNU CLE-SAP seminar on “Indian English and Vernacular India:  Con-texts and Con-tests,” 28-30 March 2005. 
  •  Chaired the condolence meeting for O.V. Vijayan and spoke on his writings, Committee Room, SLL&CS, JNU 8th April 2005.

 

 

COORDINATION OF ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES

 

Organized an international seminar on “Literary and Cultural Criticism in India,” at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, 4-6 November 1997.

 

Organized an international seminar on “Mahatma Gandhi and His Contemporaries” at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, 13-15 April 1999. The seminar was co-sponsored by the Indian Council for Philosophical Research.

 

Organized a one-day Colloquium on “New Directions in American Studies” at Jawaharlal Nehru University on 24 March 2000. Participants included Professors Virginia D. Dominguez and Jane Desmond of the Department of American Studies, University of Iowa, and Professor Malashri Lal, Head, Dept. of English, Delhi University.

 

Organized an international seminar on “The South Asian Diaspora: Histories, Theories, Texts,” from 27-30 September 2000 at the Centre for Linguistics and English, JNU, New Delhi.

 

Organized a Reading by Kiran Nagarkar, a Sahitya Akademi award winning novelist, on 21 February 2001.

 

Co-coordinator of the China and India Intercultural Dialogue. Organized two public meetings in New Delhi on 2 March 2001, at JNU in the morning and at the Gandhi Peace Foundation in the evening.

 

Chaired two sessions, presented a paper, “Bright Myths to Lie Beside on Cold Nights: Resistance and Reconciliation in South Asian Australia,” and gave a reading at the 12th Triennial Conference of the Association of Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies conference at Canberra, Australia, 9-14 July 2001.

 

Chaired a panel on "Caribbean Literature: Home and Exile" and presented a paper, "The New Orientalists? Reflections of Contemporary Representations of India" at the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association annual convention at Vancouver, Canada, 11-13 October 2001.

 

Organized and chaired a panel entitled "Losses, Retrievals, and Anxieties of Hope: Trans/forming Indian Identities," in which he also presented a paper on "Translated Id/entities" at the 30 Annual Conference on South Asian at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, 19-21 October 2001.

 

Organized a one-day seminar on “Transcultural Identity in Women’s Texts,” featuring Martina Ghosh-Schellhorn of University of Saarland and Chandani Lokuge, Director of Centre for Postcolonial Writing, Monash University, Melbourne, at the School of Languages, JNU, 7th February 2004

 

 Joint Co-ordinator of “Saundarya—The Second International Colloquium:  The Aesthetics of the Modern.”  Sponsors:  JNU, Carleton University, ICSSR, and Sanskriti, New Delhi.  18-20 February 2002.

 

Organized two workshops on “The Charter of Human Responsibilities” and the “China-India Intercultural Dialogue” at the World Social Forum, Mumbai, 14-21 January 2004.

 

Organized a three-day seminar on “Sabda:  Text and Interpretation in Indian Thought” from 2-4 February 2004, in partnership with Sahitya Akademi, ICSSR, and Friends of India at Carleton University.

 

Organised a three-day Colloquium on “English Studies:  Indian Perspectives” from 25-27 March 2004 at JNU, New Delhi.

 

As Joint-Cooridnator of the China-India intercultural dialogue, organized a festival of Chinese films in India, 15-21 April 2004, in collaboration with the India International, the Jamia Millia Islamai, SARAI, and JNU.

 

Organized a panel on “The End of Postcolonialism?” at the ACLALS Triannual conference, Taj Residency, Hyderabad, 6th August 2004; the other panelists were Vijay C. Mishra, Murdoch University; Victor Ramraj, University of Calgary; and Graham Huggan (Chair).  Chaired a session, “Kal Aaj aur Kal” on history and writing; participants:  Amrita Bhalla, Sukeshi Kamra, Deepkia Bahri.

 

Joint Coordinator of the SAP CLE seminar on “Indian English and Vernacular India: Con-texts and Con-tests,” at JNU, 28-30 March 2005.

COORDINATION OF OTHER ACTIVITIES

 

Organized a workshop on “Alternatives for the Youth in the 21st Century” at Jawaharlal Nehru University on 25 March 2000.

 

Organized a seminar on “Careers in Journalism” on 19 April 2000. The featured speakers were Danial Lak, South Asia Correspondent, BBC, and Pamela Philopose, Senior Editor, Indian Express.

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

(In chronological order)

 

Books

  • Mysticism in Indian English Poetry. Delhi: B.R. Publishing Corporation, 1988, pp 252.
  • The Serene Flame. (Poetry) New Delhi: Rupa, 1991, pp.81.
  • Playing the Dark God. (Poetry) New Delhi: Rupa, 1992, pp. 88.
  • Sarojini Naidu: Selected Poetry and Prose. New Delhi: HarperCollins India, 1993, pp.232.  (Editor)
  • Indian Poetry in English. Madras: Macmillan, 1993, pp 253. (Editor)
  • An Anthology of New Indian English Poetry. New Delhi: Rupa, 1993, pp. 121. (Editor).
  • Decolonization and Development: Hind Svaraj Revisioned. New Delhi: Sage, 1993, pp. 240.
  • This Time I Promise It'll Be Different. (Short Stories). New Delhi: UBS Publishers, 1994, pp. 133.
  • Boats. Translation of Hemant Joglekar's Marathi book of poems, Hodyaa. Delhi: B.R.

        Publishing Corporation, 1994, pp. 63.

  • The Narrator: A Novel. New Delhi: Rupa, 1995, pp. 282.
  • Sarojini Naidu: Selected Letters. New Delhi: Kali for Women, 1996, pp 324. (Editor)
  • Nativism: Essays in Literary Criticism. New Delhi: Sahitya Akademi, 1997, pp. 256.

        (Editor).

  • The Spirit's Manifest Home: The Story of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Delhi Branch. New Delhi: Sri Aurobindo Ashram, 1997, pp. 165. (Editor)
  • The Best of Raja Rao. New Delhi: Katha, 1998, pp. 200. (Editor)
  • The Penguin Sri Aurobindo Reader. New Delhi: Penguin, 1999, pp 375. (Editor).
  • Towards a Poetics of the Indian English Novel. Shimla: IIAS, 2000, pp. 143.
  • Used Book. (Poetry) New Delhi: Indialog Publications, 2001, pp 120.
  • In Disapora: Theories, Histories, Tetxs. New Delhi: Indialog Publications, 2001, pp. 352.

        (Editor)

  • The Little Book of Sri Aurobindo.  New Delhi:  Penguin India, 2001.  (Editor)
  •  Saundarya:  The Perception and Practice of Beauty in India.  New Delhi:  Samvad India Foundation, 2003, pp. 390.  (Co-editor, with Harsha V. Dehejia).
  • Sabda:  Text and Interpretation in Indian Thought.  New Delhi:  Mantra Books, 2004, pp. 292.  (Co-edited with Santosh K. Sareen).
  • Partial Disclosure.  (Poetry).  New Delhi:  Mantra Books, 2004, pp. 79.
  • The Cyclonic Swami:  Vivekananda in the West.  New Delhi:  Samvad India Foundation in association with Center for Indic Studies, University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, 2005.  (Co-edited with Sukalyan Sengupta).
  • Dharma and Development:  The Future of Survival.  New Delhi:  Samvad India Foundation, 2005.  (Editor)
  • The Penguin Swami V ivekananda Reader.  New Delhi:  Penguin, 2005. (Editor).

 

Note: All these books have been reviewed, both in India and abroad. Altogether, more than 150 reviews of my books have been published.

Academic Papers

 

  • "Anita Desai." Critical Survey of Long Fiction. Ed. Frank N. Magill. Vol. II. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Salem Press, 1983: 725-732.
  • "Raja Rao." Critical Survey of Long Fiction. Ed. Frank N. Magill. Vol. VI. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Salem Press, 1983: 2205-2216.
  • "Indian English Poetry." Critical Survey of Poetry. Ed. Frank N. Magill. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Salem Press, 1984: 1989-2003.
  • "Pamela's Progress: Social Criticism and Upward Mobility in Richardson's Pamela." Dibrugarh Journal of English Studies. No. 5 (1986): 23-36.
  • "Nissim Ezekiel as Mystical Poet." Commonwealth Quarterly. 13.34 (Dec. 1986-March 1987): 1-6.
  • "Rhetorical Strategies and Techniques in `Brit,' Chapter 58, Moby Dick." Dibrugarh Journal of English Studies. No. 6 (1987): 107-115.
  • "The Novels of Bapsi Sidhwa." In Commonwealth Fiction. Ed. R. K. Dhawan. Vol. II. Delhi: Classical Publishing Company, 1988: 80-103.
  • "J. Krishnamurti's Commentaries on Living: An Approach." Triveni. 57.3 (Oct-Dec 1988): 61-67.
  • "The Return of Involvement: A Review Article on Recent Indian Poetry in English." Kavya Bharati. No. 2 (1989): 41-47.
  • "The Golden Gate and the Quest for Self-Realization." In Contemporary Commonwealth Fiction (ACLALS Bulletin Eighth Series, (no. 1). Ed. John Thieme. Aarhus: ACLALS, 1989: 58-73.
  • "T S Eliot through Indian Eyes: Mulk Raj Anand's Conversations in Bloomsbury." The Literary Criterion 24.3-4 (1989): 50-68.
  • "The Invasion of Theory: An Indian Response." (Shorter Version) Indian Journal of English Studies (1989): 74-82. The full text in New Quest 81 (May-June, 1990): 151-161.
  • "Towards Redefining Boundaries: The Indo-Canadian Encounter in Days and Nights in Calcutta.  In Post-colonial Preoccupations in Canadian and Indian English Fiction. Ed. Jameela Begum. Trivandrum: Institute of English, 1989: 80-98.
  • "Inside and Outside the Whale: Politics and the New Indian English Novel." In The New Indian Novel in English. Ed. Viney Kirpal. New Delhi: Allied Publishers, 1990: 215-226.
  • "The Ideology of Form: Notes on the Third World Novel." Social Scientist. 18.8-9 (August-September 1990): 71-84; revised version in Journal of Commonwealth Literature 26.1 (1991): 19-32.
  • "Vivekananda's Letters: An Introductory Reading." In Perspectives on Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Vedanta Tradition. Eds. M. Sivaramakrishna and Sumita Roy. New Delhi: Sterling, 1991: 174-185.
  • "A Critique for Indian Criticism: Options and Challenges." New Quest. 85 (Jan-Feb 1991): 29-36.
  • "Distinguishing Themselves: New Fiction by Expatriate Indian Woman." World Literature Today. Winter 1991: 72-74.
  • "Caste of Indian English Novel." Economic and Political Weekly 26.40 (5 October, 1991): 2298-2301.
  • "`Howzatt Umpire!' or Ten Meditations on English in India." New Quest (Sept-Oct 1991): 285-291.
  • "The Chessmaster and His Moves: A Review of Reviews and an Introduction." In Comparative Perspectives on Indian Literature. Ed. A. Ramakrishna Rao. New Delhi: Prestige Publishers, 1992: 81-102.
  • "Social Background to Contemporary Indian Literature." New Quest. 94 (July-August, 1992): 221-229.
  • "Tribute: My Shelley Scrapbook." BEAM. January 1993: 8-15.
  • "The Colonized as the Colonizers and the Colonizers as the Colonized." Journal of Contemporary Thought. 1992: 57-64.
  • "On Raja Rammohun Roy's Response to the West." In Indian Responses to Colonialism in the Nineteenth Century. Eds. Alok Bhalla and Sudhir Chandra. New Delhi: Sterling Publishers, 1993: 232-260. Also in New Quest, no. 99 (May-June 1993).
  • "Beyond English: Teli's Larger Agenda." In Provocations: The Teaching of English in India. Eds. Sudhakar Marathe, Mohan Ramanan, and Robert Bellarmine. Madras: Orient Longman, 1993: 49-58.
  • "Critique of Communism in Raja Rao's Comrade Kirillov." In Image of India in the Indian Novel in English, 1960-1985. Eds. Sudhakar Pandey and R. Raj Rao. Bombay: Orient Longman, 1993. 69-83.
  • "Indian Thought in The Silver Pilgrimage." In A. Ramakrishna Rao and M. Sivaramakrishna, eds. When East Meets West: Indian Thought in Anglo-Indian and Indo-Anglian Fiction. New Delhi: Sterling Publishers, 1994. 68-70.
  • "Metamorphosis as Metaphor: Shape-Shifting in Girish Karnad's Plays." In Sudhakar Pandey and Freya Barua, eds. New Directions in Indian Drama. New Delhi: Prestige Publishers, 1994. 85-96.
  • "An Absence of Erotics? A Poet's Search for Eros." BEAM. 8 (Jan 1994): 2-7.
  • "Postmodernism and India: Some Preliminary Animadversions." In A Way of Leaving So as to Stay: Papers in Honour of S. Viswanathan. Eds. Sudhakar Marathe, et al. Madras: T. R. Publications, 1994. 89-110.
  • "Indian (English) Criticism: Some Notes." Indian Literature. 160 (March-April 1994). 70-78.
  • "The Crisis of Contemporary Indian and Nayantara Sahgal's Fiction." World Literature Today. Special Issue on Indian Literatures: In the Fifth Decade of Independence. 68.2 (Spring 1994) 291-298. Also in Woman in Indo-Anglian Fiction. Ed. Naresh Jain. New Delhi: Manohar Publishers, 1998.
  • "Indianness: Essence or Construct? Critiquing a Seminar on `Indian Literature: Concept and Problems.'" New Quest 105 (May-June 1994) 155-161.
  • "Poetry Makes US; We Don't Make Poetry." Poiesis: A Journal of Poetry Circle, Bombay. 3.2-3 (Monsoon-Winter 1994) 37-43.
  • "Indo-Anglian as Anglo-Indian: Ideology, Politics, and Cross-Cultural Representation." In Postcolonial Perspectives on Anglo-Indian Literature. Eds. Vrinda Nabar and Nilufer E. Bharucha. Bombay: University of Bombay, 1994; also in New Quest 111 (May-June 1995) 133-142.
  • "The Stephanian School of Literature? Some Objections and Clarifications." The Stephanian. 52.2 (December 1994) 68-74.
  • "Michael Madhusudan Dutt: Reclaiming a Kinship." In New Perspectives in Indian Literature in English. Eds. C. R. Yaravintelimath, et al. New Delhi: Sterling, 1995: 103-111.
  • "Tradition, Modernity and Post-Modernity/Region, Nation, and Internation: Challenges in Theory." Littcrit. 21.1 (40) June 1995, 5-22; also in Indian Literary Criticism in English;  Critics, Texts, Issues.  P. K. Rajan, ed.  Jaipur: Rawat Publications, 2004:  260-275.
  • "Vaidhata ki khoj mein: alochana ki rah." Sakshatkar. 191-192 (Nov-Dec 1995) 149-155.
  • "Feminism and Commonwealth Literature." BEAM, January 1996: 21-26.
  • "The Holy Tongue: An Appreciation of K. Satchidanandan's Poetry." Kavya Bharati, 1997: 93-101.
  • "Political and Cultural Allegory in Nayantara Sahgal's Rich Like Us." In Festschrift for Professor L.S.R. Krishna Shastry. Ed. by S. Visveswara Rao. New Delhi: Prestige Publication, 1996. Also in Woman in Indo-Anglian Fiction. Ed. Naresh Jain. New Delhi: Manohar Publishers, 1998.
  • "Coping with Post-colonialism." In Interrogating Post-colonialism: Theory, Text and Context. Eds. Harish Trivedi and Meenakshi Mukherjee. Shimla: IIAS, 1996: 37-47.
  • "The Making of English Studies in India: the Seventies in St. Stephen's." The Stephanian. 54.1 (1996): 5-18.
  • "Beyond Nativism: Towards a Contemporary Indian Tradition in Criticism." In Nativism: Essays in Literary Criticism. Ed. Makarand Paranjape. New Delhi: Sahitya Akademi, 1997: 153-176.
  • "Journey to Ithaca: A Letter." In The Postmodern Indian Novel in English. Ed. Viney Kirpal. Bombay: Allied Publishers, 1997. 400-410.
  • "'Clip Joint' by U.R. Anantha Murthy – A Response." Indian Literature, 179 (May-June 1997): 124-135.
  • "Is India Civilized? A Commentary" in Sri Aurobindo and the New Age: Essays in Memory of Kishor Gandhi. Eds. K. D. Sethna and Nirodbaran. Pondicherry: Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education, 1997: 90-105.
  • "Sacred India" in Making a Difference: A Collection of Essays. Ed. Rukmini Sekhar. New Delhi: SPIC-MACAY, 1997: 133-153.
  • "Swaraj and Post-modernism." Kala Prayojan 10 (Oct-Dec 1997): 102-114.
  • "Non-violent Social Transformation--Lessons from Svadhyaya." The Eye. 5.1 (October-December 1997): 88-96.
  • "From Absent Authority to Present Responsibility: An Agenda for Indian (English) Criticism." Ariel. 29.1 (January 1998): 11-31. Also in Post Independence Voices in South Asian Writings. Malashri Lal, et. al., eds. Delhi: Doaba Publications, 2001: 11-31.
  • "Post-Independence Indian English Literature: Towards a New Literary History." Economic and Political Weekly. 33.18 (2 May 1998): 1049-1056. Revised version in Indian Horizons 46.1-2 (January-June 1999). Literary India Special Issue: 105-132.
  • "Bypassing Postmodernism: The Burden of Creating Meaningful Knowledge in Contemporary India." In Sandalwood: Essays and Articles in Honour of Dr. Shankar Mokashi Punekar. Eds. K. Raghavendra Rao, K. D. Kurtkoti, and Basavaraj Naikar. Dharwad: Dr. Shankar Mokashi Punekar Felicitation Committee, 1998, 16-38.
  • "Common Myths and Misconceptions about Indian English Literature." New Quest 129 (May-June 1998): 134-144; revised version in Rethinking Indian English Literature. Eds. U. M. Nanavati and P.C. Kar. Delhi: Pencraft International, 2000: 55-70.
  • "Modernism and Its Discontents: Observations on Recent Indian English Poetry." In Mapping Cultural Spaces: Postcolonial Indian Literature in English: Essays in Honour of Nissim Ezekiel. Eds. Nilufer E. Bharucha and Vrinda Nabar. New Delhi: Vision Books, 1998: 43-60.
  • "The Difficult Pilgrimage: The Chessmaster and His Moves and Its Readers." In The Word as Mantra: The Art of Raja Rao. Ed. Robert L. Hardgrave. New Delhi: Katha and Dept. of Asian Studies, University of Texas at Austin, 1998: 108-132.
  • "Theorising Postcolonial Difference: Culture, Nation, Civilization." SPAN 47 (October 1998): 1-17.
  • "Contrasting Peace Perspectives: Kant and Gandhi." New Quest 133 (January-February 1999): 401-411.
  • "Pilgrims and other travellers." India International Centre Quarterly. Spring-Winter 1999: 7-35.
  • “Home and Abroad: The Politics of Asian-American Representations: A Conversation with Makarand Paranjape.” In The Diasporic Imagination: Asian American Writing, vol. 1, ed. Somdatta Mandal. New Delhi: Prestige Books, 2000: 85-98.
  • Hindi Hain Hum: A Vibhashi’s Romance with the National Language.” Hindi. Inaugural issue. 2000.
  • Na hanyate, it is not slain.” India International Quarterly. Special Issue on “Faith in the age uncertainty.” 26&27:4&1 (Spring 2000, incorporating Winter 1999): 180-187.  Reprinted in Faith in the Age of Uncertainty.  Ed. Sima Sharma.  New Delhi:  Indialog, 2002.
  • Sruti, smriti, and the Individual: Rethinking the Idea of Parampara in India.” Critical Practice 7.1 (January 2000): 95-111.
  • “The Availability of Mahatma Gandhi: A Personal Report.” DES Journal of Social Sciences and Languages, Punjab University. 1.1 (January 2000): 3-16.
  • “Stephanians and Others.” In The Fiction of St. Stephen’s. Eds. Aditya Bhattacharjea and Lola Chatterjee. Delhi: Ravi Dayal, 2000: 90-100.
  • “Afterword: What About Those Who Stayed Back Home? Interrogating the Privileging of Diasporic Writing.” In Shifting Continents/Colliding Cultures: Diaspora Writing of the Indian Subcontinent. Amsterdam and Atlanta: Rodopi, 2000: 225-245.
  • “In the Interstices of Tradition and Modernity: Exploring Ashis Nandy's Clandestine and Incommunicable Selves.” In Dissenting Knowledges, Open Futures. Ed. Vinay Lal. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2000: 233-248.
  • “The Relevance of Mahatma Gandhi’s Educational Philosophy for the 21st Century.” In Education for the Third Millennium. Varghese Alengaden, ed. Indore: Dharma Bharati Institute, 2000: 15-28.  Revised version published as “Radical Education and Social Transformation:  Rethinking Nai Talim.”  Gandhi Marg.  July-September 2003:  205-214.
  • “Aesthetics and Ideology:  The State of the Art.”  Journal of Itinerary Criticism.  9.2 (Dec 2000):  36-44.
  • “The State of Poety: Reflections on the Changing Identity of Indian English Verse.” Chandrabhaga (New Series) 2 (2000): 66-88.  Another version in Indian Poetry:  Modernism and After.  Ed. K. Satchidanandan.  New Delhi:  Sahitya Akademi, 2001.  122-152.
  • “Post-positions:  A Selfish Review.”  In The Post-Condition:  Theory, Texts and Contexts.  Eds. Manjit Inder Singh and Ranjit Kaur Kapoor.  Patiala:  Punjabi University, 2001.
  • “The Cultural World-System and Indian English Literature.” Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences. 7.1 (Summer 2000): 97-108. Also in Sharing a Commonwealth. Ed. C.S.Lim et al. Kaula Lumpur: ACLALS and University of Malaya, 2001. 263-277.
  • “Spiritual Traditions of India and Modern Challenges.”  DES Journal Social Sciences and Languages.  2 (2001):  1-10.
  • “The Pedagogy of the Translated.” Occasional Papers. Research Journal of the Panjab University Department of English. March 2001: 1-11.  Also published in a Marathi translation as “Bhashantarit Sahityache Adhyapanshastra.”  Sakshat.  July-August-September 2003:  57-64.
  • "Rethinking America: A Trans-Civilizational Approach." In Rediscovering America: American Studies in the New Century. Ed. Kousar Azam. New Delhi: South Asian Publishers, 2001. 34-60.
  • “Decolonizing English Studies:  Attaining Swaraj.”  In Decolonization:  A Search for Alternatives.  Eds. Adesh Pal et al.  New Delhi:  Creative Books, 2001.  287-313.  Another version in Critical Spectrum:  Essays in Literary Culture in Honour of Professor C. D. Narasimhaiah.  Ed. Satish C. Aikant.  Delhi:  Pencraft, 2004:  78-98.
  • “The Allegory of Rajmohan’s Wife (1864):  National Culture and Colonialism in Asia’s First English Novel.”  In Early Novels in India.  Ed.  Meenakshi Mukherjee.  New Delhi:  Sahitya Akademi, 2002.  143-160.
  • “Postcolonial Bollywood.” Evam: Form on Indian RePresentations.  1: 1&2 (2002):  268-276.
  •  “Triple Ambivalence:  Australia, Canada, and South Asia in the Diasporic Imagination.”  Australian Canadian Studies.  20.2 ( 2002): 81-113.
  • “Reworlding Homes:  Colonialism, “National” Culture, and Post-National India.”  India:  A National Culture?  Ed. Geeti Sen.  New Delhi:  India International Centre and Sage Publications, 2003.  114-126.
  • “Mirroring Ambivalences:  Resistance and Reconciliation in South Asian Australia.”  Resistance and Reconciliation:  Writing in the Commonwealth.  Canberra: ACLALS, 2003. 288-307.
  •  “Home and Away:  Colonialism and AlterNativity in India.”  New Literatures Review.  40 (Winter 2003):  116-130.
  •  “The Future of the Past and the Past of the Future.”  In Reflections on Literature, Criticism and Theory:  Essays in Honour of Professor Prafulla C Kar.  Eds. Sura P Rath, Kailash C Baral, and D. Venkat Rao.  New Delhi:  Pencraft, 2004:  17-29.
  • “’The Reluctant Guru’:  R. K. Narayan and The Guide.South Asian Review.  24.2 (2003):  170-186. Earlier version published, with a transcript of questions and answers, as “Harendralal Basak Lecture for 2002.”  Indian Writing in EnglishProceedings of the First Harendralal Basak Lecture and Seminar.  Kolkata:  Department of English, 2003:  17-37.
  • “Sri Aurobindo’s ‘The Renaissance in India.’”  Critical Practice.  10.2:  (June 2003):  74-86.  Also published as “The Renaissance in India?” in K.D. Sethna (Amal Kiran):  A Centenary Tribute.  Ed. Sachidananda Mohanty.  East Lyme, CT:  The Integral Life Foundation, 2004:  362-377.
  • “Valedictory Address:  Interrogating Diasporic Creativity:  The Patan Initiative.”  Theorizing and Critiquing Indian Diaspora.  Eds.  Kavita A. Sharma, Adesh Pal, and Tapas Chakrabarti.  New Delhi:  Creative Books, 2004:  42-73.
  • “The Third Eye and Two Ways of (Un)knowing:  Gnosis, Alternative Modernities, and Postcolonial Futures.” Evam:  Forum on Indian Representations.  3. 1&2 (2004):  263-276.
  • “Kiran Nagarkar and the Tradition of the Indian English Novel.”  In The Shifting World of Kiran Nagarkar’s Fiction.  Ed. Yasmeen Lukmani.  New Delhi:  Indialog, 2004:  1-24.
  • “Situating the Indian Novel in English (and Other Indian Languages).”  IJOWLAC.  1.1 (January-June 2004):  10-15.
  • Balle Bollywood:  Bombay Dreams and Postcolonial Realities.”  Language, Society and Culture.  Ed. Udaya Narayana Singh, et al.  Mysore:  Central Institute of Indian Languages and Mahatma Gandhi International Hindi University, 2004:  96-105.
  • “Secularism vs. Hindu Nationalism:  Interrogating the Terms of the Debate.”  Dialogue.  5.3 (January-March 2004):  14-27.  Also in Dharma:  The Categorial Imperative.  Eds.  Ashok Vohra et al.  Delhi:  D. K. Printworld, 2005:  262-275.
  •  “How (Not) to Read a Classical Indian Text:  The First Adhyaya of the Natyasastra.”  Critical Theory:  Perspectives from Asia.  Ed.  Naqi Husain Jafri.  New Delhi:  Creative Books, 2004: 162-179.  Also in Sabda:  Text and Interpretation in Indian Thought.  Eds. Santosh Sareen and Makarand Paranjape.  New Delhi:  Mantra Books, 2004:  131-144.
  • “Representing Swami Vivekananda:  Some Issues and Debates.”  The Cyclonic Swami:  Vivekananda in the West.  Edited by Sukalyan Sengupta and Makarand Paranjape.  New Delhi:  Samvad India Foundation in association with Center for Indic Studies, University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, 2005:  39-63.
  • “Afterword.”  The Cyclonic Swami:  Vivekananda in the West.  Edited by Sukalyan Sengupta and Makarand Paranjape.  New Delhi:  Samvad India Foundation in association with Center for Indic Studies, University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, 2005:  203-207.
  • “Dharma and Development:  A Personal Introduction.”  Dharma and Development:  The Future of Survival.  Ed.  Makarand Paranjape.  New Delhi:  Samvad India Foundation, 2005:  1-7.
  • “Spirituality in Development:  The Swaminarayan Experience in Gujarat.”  Dharma and Development:  The Future of Survival.  Ed.  Makarand Paranjape.  New Delhi:  Samvad India Foundation, 2005:  107-132.
  •  “Dom:  A Critical Appreciation.”  South  Asian Review.  25.2 (2004):  224-230.
  • “Swami Vivekananda:  Today and Tomorrow.”  Focul Point article.  Bulletin of the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture.  63.7 (July 2005).  327-334.

Selected Notes and Reviews

  • "A Note on Comparative Indian Literature." The Literary Criterion, 21.4: 112-113. Reprinted in The Identity of the Text and Reader-Response. Eds. C. D. Narasimhaiah and C. N. Srinath. Mysore: Dhvanyaloka, 1987.
  • Review of Jayanta Mahapatra: A Critical Assessment edited by Madhusudan Prasad. Journal of Indian Writing in English. 15.1 (January 1987): 41-43.
  • "The Relevance of Rammohun Roy." Review of Raja Rammohun Roy and the New Learning edited by B P Barua. Weekend Newstime. 3 July 1988: 10.
  • "The Agony and Ecstasy of Ayn Rand." Review of The Passion of Ayn Rand by Barbara Branden. Weekend Newstime. 31 July, 1988: 6.
  • Review of The Adventure of Criticism by K. R. Srinivasa Iyengar. Journal of Indian Writing in English. XV:2 (July 1987): 44-45.
  • "Five from Oxford." Review of Homo Hierarchicus by Louis Dumont, Humanity at Crossroads by Karan Singh and Daisaku Ikeda, The Lord as Guru by Daniel Gold, The Kashmiri Pandits by Henny Sender, and Hyderabad and British Paramountcy by Bharati Ray. Weekend Newstime. 25 September 1988: 6.
  • Review of Realism and Reality by Meenakshi Mukherjee. Journal of Indian Writing in English. 18.1 (January 1989): 68-71.
  • Introduction to In Confidence: Dreams and Dialogues. A book of poems by Girdhari Tikku. New Delhi: B R Publishing Corporation, 1989: 5-9.
  • Review of Jawaharlal Nehru's Letters to Chief Ministers. Weekend Newstime. 1 October, 1989: 5.
  • "Raj Relic." Review of Miss Beatty's Children by Pamela Rooks. Sunday. 22-28 October, 1989: 84.
  • "Sati – A Burning Issue." Review of Sati edited by Mulk Raj Anand. Weekend Newstime. 29 October, 1989: 7.
  • "Salaam Bombay Reconsidered." Weekend Newstime. 5 November, 1989: 7.
  • "May be, we need more Gandhian values." Review of A Gandhi Reader edited by Swaminathan and Patel. Weekend Newstime. 28 January, 1990: 7.
  • "The City is the Hero." Review of Delhi by Khushwant Singh. The Times of India Sunday Review. 28 January, 1990: 3.
  • "Robust and Passionate." Review of The Collected Short Stories of Khushwant Singh. Weekend Newstime. 11 February, 1990: 7.
  • "Critical Eye on the West." Review of A Turn in the South by V S Naipaul. Weekend Newstime. 4 March, 1990: 7.
  • "Tradition and the Challenge of Change." Review of Contemporary India edited by Carla Borden. Weekend Newstime. 1 April, 1990: 7.
  • "Tea and Sympathy." Review of Refuge by Gopal Gandhi. The Times of India Sunday Review. 8 July, 1990: 4.
  • Review of Modern Indian Poetry in English by Bruce King. Journal of English and Germanic Philology. 89.3 (July 1990): 435-440.
  • "Journey through Lost Ideals." Review of Alien Heart by Kartar Singh Duggal and We Have Arrived in Amritsar and Other Stories by Bhisham Sahni. The Times of India Sunday Review. 12 August, 1990: 4.
  • "Rhymes of Slow Agony." Review of Burden of Waves and Fruit and Temple by Jayanta Mahapatra. Times Review of Books. August-September, 1990: 62.
  • "Women Themes: An Exploration of Experience." Review of Slate of Life: An Anthology of Short Stories by Indian Women. The Book Review. 14.6 (Nov-Dec 1990): 33-34.
  • Review of Meatless Days by Sara Suleri. The Sunday Observer. 10 Feb, 1991.
  • "Lost in the Labyrinth." Review of The City and the River by Arun Joshi. Sunday Review. 24 Feb, 1991.
  • Review of May You Be the Mother of a Hundred Sons by Elisabeth Bumiller. The Sunday Observer. 10 March, 1991.
  • "Playing on Passions." Review of Naga-Mandala by Girish Karnad. Indian Express Magazine. 24 March, 1991.
  • "An `Artist Novel.'" Review of Firdaus Kanga's Trying to Grow. Social Scientist. 19.1-2 (Jan-Feb 1991): 111-114.
  • "It's a hard life for a single woman." Review of Single Woman by Tara Patel. Kaiser-E-Hind. June 1991: 10-11.
  • "Philosopher Extraordinary." Review of The Word and the World by Bimal Krishna Matilal. Indian Express Magazine. 4 August 1991.
  • "Survival in a Hostile World." Review of Nirvana at Ten Rupees by Menka Shivdasani. Kaiser-E-Hind. August 1991: 10-11.
  • "Nagaraj: Narayan's Common Man." Review of The World of Nagaraj by R. K. Narayan. The Economic Times. 18 August, 1991.
  • "A Last Return to an Ancestral Place." Review of India: A Million Mutinies Now by V. S. Naipaul. The Economic Times. 25 August, 1991.
  • "The Maturing of an Artist." Review of The Sky Changes by Raji Narasimhan. The Economic Times. 22 September, 1991.
  • "Rediscovering the Essential Gandhi." Review of The Essential Writings of Mahatma Gandhi edited by Raghavan Iyer. The Indian Express Magazine. 13 October, 1991.
  • "A Mature Poet Dissects the Stuff of Life." Review of Mirrored, Mirroring by Gieve Patel . Kaiser-E-Hind. September 1991; rpt. as "Inner Dissections." Parsiana. October 1991: 34.
  • "Love at First Sight." Review of A Crack in the Mirror by Aniruddha Bahal. The Indian Express Magazine. 27 October, 1991.
  • "Reliving the Past Glory of Hyderabad." Review of Hyderabad: 400 Years by Raza Alikhan. The Economic Times. 27 October, 1991.
  • "India of the Quaint." Review of Such a Long Journey by Rohinton Mistry. Indian Review of Books. November 1991: 22-23.
  • "A Secular View." Review of The Analyst and the Mystic by Sudhir Kakar. The Indian Express Magazine. 17 November, 1991.
  • Review of Zones of Assault by Ranjit Hoskote. Kaiser-E-Hind. December 1991.
  • "Hyderabad Exoticised." Review of Nampally Road by Meena Alexander. Indian Review of Books. January 1992: 30-31.
  • "Liberal Yankee." Review of It Was on Fire when I Lay Down on It by Robert Fulgum. Indian Express Magazine. 19 January, 1992.
  • "Paternalistic Evaluation." Review of Three Indian Poets by Bruce King. The Journal of the Poetry Society. 2.2 (1991): 58-62.
  • "What Does He Say to India?" Review of Beastly Tales from Here and There by Vikram Seth. Indian Review of Books. February 1992: 34.
  • "An Un-English Question." Review of Rethinking English edited by Svati Joshi and The Lie of the Land edited by Rajeshwari Sunder Rajan. The Times of India Sunday Review: 7.
  • "A Tentative Anthology." Review of Sources of Indian Tradition edited by Embree and Hay. Sunday Observer. 22-28 March, 1992: 10.
  • "Young Poetry." Review of Gemini by Jeet Thayil and Vijay Nambisan. The Times of India Sunday Review. 3 May, 1992.
  • "Light from the Hilltop." Review article on Teachings of Ramana Maharshi tr. A. R. Natarajan and Be As You Are ed. David Godman. The Book Review. 16.2 (March-April 1992): 13-15.
  • "Revealing an Indian Examination of Textual Meaning." Review of Sahitya: A Theory by Krishna Rayan. The Sunday Observer. 28 June, 1992. Full version, "Another Perspective on Aesthetics." Economic and Political Weekly. 27.23 (6 June, 1992): 1195-1196.
  • "Fatal Sponge." Review of Whirlpool of Shadows by Vijay Singh. The Times of India Sunday Review. 9 August, 1992.
  • "The Grass Seems Greener Back Home." Review of Birthday Deathday and Other Stories by Padma Hejmadi and Monkfish Moon by Romesh Gunesekera. The Economic Times. 30 August, 1992.
  • "Anger and Protest." Review of Poisoned Bread ed. Arjun Dangle. Indian Review of Books. Sept 1992: 27-28.
  • "Not Stringent Enough." Review of Glimpses ed. by Aruna Sitesh. The Times of India Sunday Review. 20 September, 1992.
  • "A Gripping Tale." Review of The Hunt for K. by Ramesh Menon. Hindustan Times. 14 November, 1992.
  • "Another Freedom." Review of And Some Take a Lover by Dina Mehta. Times of India Sunday Review. 22 November, 1992.
  • "Meticulous But Dry Study of Ecological History." Review of This Fissured Land. by Madhav Gadgil and Ramachandra Guha. Economic Times. 13 December, 1992.
  • "Everyone Seems to Have a Novel Ready for Publication." Survey of Recent Indian English Writing. Economic Times. 27 December, 1992. (Year-End Issue.)
  • "The Second Banishment of Sita." Life and Letters. Review of Sita's Kitchen by Ramachandra Gandhi. Indian Review of Books. 16 January, 1993.
  • "Waiting to Be at Home." Life and Letters. Review of Never at Home by Dom Moraes. Indian Review of Books. 16 February, 1993.
  • "Absent Alternatives." Review of Absent Authority by John Oliver Perry. Indian Literature. 153. Jan-Feb 1993: 182-190.
  • "Bone Numbers." Review of The Hyoid Bone by Rukmini Bhaya Nair. The Times of India Sunday Review. 7 March, 1993.
  • "A Jane Austin Novel in 1400 pages..." Review of A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth. Economic Times. 7 March, 1993.
  • "Opacity and Elusiveness." Review of A Whiteness of Bone by Jayanta Mahapatra. Economic Times. 21 March, 1993.
  • Review of A Reporter's Diary by Tabish Khair. The Statesman. 22 May, 1993.
  • "Images of loneliness." Review of Configurations by Rachna Joshi. Business Standard, 9 July, 1993: 12.
  • "Finding their voice," review of In Their Own Voice: Anthology of Contemporary Indian Women edited by Arlene Zide. The Hindu, 2 January, 1994.
  • "Deconstructing Englishry," review of The New Poetry. Indian Review of Books, 15 February-16 March, 1994: 33.
  • "A Play of Epic Proportion," review of Dara Shukoh by Gopal Gandhi. Indian Review of Books, 16 April –15 May, 1994: 33.
  • "Myriad Faces of Violence," review of Yatra 2 edited by Alok Bhalla. Indian Review of Books, 16 May- 15 June, 1994: 18-19.
  • "Delhi Darshan," review of Delhi: Its Monuments and History by T. G. Percival Spear. The Hindu, 7 August, 1994.
  • "Fo(r)stering Anglo-Indian Fiction," review of Forster and Further: The Tradition of Anglo-Indian Fiction by Sujit Mukherjee. New Quest 107 (September-October 1994) 307-309.
  • "Filling a Gap," review of South Asian Love Poetry edited by S. K. Sareen and Kapil Kapoor. The Hindu, 2 October, 1994.
  • Review of The Penguin New Writing in Sri Lanka edited by DCRA Goonetilleke. World Literature Today (Winter 1994).
  • "Good, But Not the Best," review of The Penguin New Writing in India edited by Aditya Behl. Indian Review of Books, 15 Dec 1994-15 Jan 1995: 39.
  • "Documenting Life," review of Season of Rainbirds by Nadeem Aslam. Indian Review of Books, 16 Jan-15 Feb 1995: 36-37.
  • "Effective Translation," review of Katha Prize Stories 4 edited by Geeta Dharmarajan. Indian Review of Books, 16 April-15 May 1995: 30.
  • "Trans-Lingual Representation," review of The Oxford Anthology of Modern Indian Poetry edited by Vinay Dharwadkar and A. K. Ramanujan. The Book Review 19.4 (April 1995): 26.
  • "Subtle Feminism," review of After the Rain by Kumkum Yadav. Business Standard, 28 April 1995: 12.
  • "Righting wrongs," review of The Flaming Feet by D. R. Nagaraj. Business Standard, 2 June 1995: 12.
  • "Time tested verse," review of Nomads and Other Moments by Anil Saari. Business Standard, 16 June 1995:. 12.
  • "The world in gay colours," review of One Day I Locked My Flat in Soul City by R. Raj Rao. The Pioneer, 5 August 1995.
  • "Valuable work," review of Critical Events by Veena Das. Pioneer, 16 September 1995: 10.
  • "Honest Work; Unitive Approach," review of Dramatic Concepts, Greek and Indian by Gharat Gupt. New Quest 113 (September-October 1995): 318-320.
  • "A town's life," review of Tale of a Tamarind Tree by S. Ramaswamy. Pioneer, 21 October 1995: 10.
  • "Dalit (Di)visions?" review of Dalit Visions: The Anti-caste Movement and the Construction of an Indian Identity by Gail Omvedt. Indian Review of Books, 16 Nov - 15 Dec 1995: 12-13.
  • "A Compelling Document" (cover story) review of The Good Boatman by Rajmohan Gandhi. Indian Review of Books 16 Dec 1995 - 15 Jan 1996: 2-3.
  • "The anatomy of communalism," review of Creating a Nationality by Ashis Nandy et al. Pioneer, 16 December 1995: 10.
  • "The boss," review of Mridula Sarabhai by Aparna Basu. Pioneer, 3 February 1996: 10.
  • "A mature dissertation," review of Mulk Raj Anand: A Revaluation by P. K. "Rajan. The Hindu, 4 February 1996.
  • "Labour of love," review of Classic Telugu Short Stories ed. and trans. Ranga Rao. Pioneer, 10 February 1996: 13.
  • "Masti's world," review of Short Stories: Masti Venkatesha Iyengar, trans. Ramachandra Sharma. Pioneer, 24 February 1996: 13; longer version published in Biblio 2.3 (April 1996): 23.
  • "Another warped NRI novel," review of A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry. Pioneer, 9 March 1996: 13.
  • "All definition, no solution," review of Crossroads of Culture by Pulin K. Garg and Indira J. Parikh. Indian Review of Books, 16 March - 15 April 1996: 9.
  • Review of On an Eternal Voyage by Vimala Thakar. The Mountain Path, June 1996: 97.
  • "Politics of Reading," review of Oppositional Aesthetics: Readings from a Hyphenated Space by Arun Mukherjee. IACLALS Newsletter, July 1996: 4-5.
  • Review of Punjabi Baroque and Other Memories of Architecture by Gautam Bhatia. Seminar 445 (September 1996): 78.
  • Review of Inner and Outer Peace through Meditation by Rajinder Singh. Life Positive 1.7 (October 1996): 51.
  • "No Search for the Better Half," review of Tatva by Sagari Chhabra. Humanscape, November 1996: 29-30.
  • "In Search of Truth," review of The Meaning of India by Raja Rao. Indian Review of Books, cover story, 6.2 (16 November – 15 December 1996): 8-10.
  • Review of The Ultimate Medicine edited by Robert Powell. The Mountain Path, December 1996: 211-212.
  • "Muted Whispers," review of Subaltern Studies IX edited by Shahid Amin and Dipesh Chakrabarty. Indian Review of Books, 16 Jan - 15 February 1997: 11-13.
  • "When humour becomes gloomy," review of Malarial Dreams and Other Visions of Architecture by Gautam Bhatia. Lead review, The Pioneer, 8 February 1997.
  • "The Sage of Arunachala," review of Centenary Souvenir Commemorating the Advent of Bhagavan Sri Ramana at Arunachala. Life Positive, March 1997: 63.
  • Review of Infinite Happiness by Masami Saionji. Life Positive, January 1997: 55.
  • "Eloquent Sorrow," review of The Infinity of Grace by O.V. Vijayan. Outlook, 29 January 1997: 81.
  • Review of Gandhi and the Present Global Crisis edited by Ramashray Roy. Summerhill 3.1 (February 1977): 11.
  • "Immemorably Yours," review of Dropping Names by Manohar Malgonkar. Indian Review of Books, 16 Feb 1997 -15 March 1997: 22-23.
  • "Historical value," review of Rajmohan's Wife by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee. The Pioneer, 22 March 1997.
  • Review of Sri Aurobindo: The Hour of God edited by Manoj Das. Life Positive, April 1997: 93.
  • "A secular and mundane vision," review of Cuckold by Kiran Nagarkar. Lead review, The Pioneer, 5 April 1997.
  • "Motifs of exchange and reversal," review of Love and Longing in Bombay by Vikram Chandra. The Pioneer, 19 April 1997.
  • "Evocative and powerful," review of The Red Tin Roof by Nirmal Verma. The Pioneer, 31 May 1997.
  • "Jataka, but jet-lagged," review of The Monkey King and Other Stories edited by Griffin Ondaatje. Life Positive, June 1997: 46.
  • "Snapshots: The first Indian Jewish Novel," review of The Walled City by Esther David. Outlook, 25 June 1997: 89.
  • "Engaging and memorable debut," review of In the Light of the Dark Sun by Rohit Manchanda. The Pioneer, 3 August 1997.
  • "Militant Messiah" review of The Essential Writings of Subhas Chandra Bose edited by Sisir K. Bose and Sugata Bose. The Indian Review of Books, 16 Aug - 15 Sept 1997: 13-15.
  • "A troubled legacy," review of Worshipping False Gods by Arun Shourie. The Hindu literary review, 7 September 1997.
  • Review of Hind Swaraj and Other Writings of M. K. Gandhi ed. Anthony J. Parel. Gandhi Marg, July-Sept 1997: 239-243; also published in Biblio 2.11 (November 1997): 5-6.
  • "A Quiver Full of Causes," review of collections of poems by Gautam Chikermane, Jagannath Prasad Das, and Seeme Qasim. Outlook, 9 February 1998: 120.
  • "Spiritual Story." Review of Parallel Journeys by Anu Majumdar. India Today, 16 February 1998: 77.
  • Review of Beyond Man by Georges van Vrekhem. Biblio. March-April 1998: 32-33.
  • Review of Of Many Heroes by Ganesh N. Devy. Indian Review of Books, 16 April - 15 May 1998: 22-24.
  • Review of The Heart of Compassion, Secular Meditation, Healing Anger, and The Path to Enlightenment all by the Dalai Lama. Life Positive, May 1998: 54-55.
  • "Unwieldy Tree." Review of Knit India through Literature edited by Sivasankari. Outlook, 11 May 1998.
  •  Review of Journeys by Shuja Nawaz. World Literature Today. Summer 1998.
  • "Aura of Erudition." Review of The Essential Writings of Sri Aurobindo edited by Peter Hees. Indian Review of Books. 16 August - 15 September 1998: 24-26.
  • Review of Twentieth Century Imperialism by Rajen Harshe. Seminar 469 (September 1998) 43-44.
  •  Review of Nine Indian Women Poets edited by Eunice de Souza. World Literature Today. Autumn 1998.
  • "Schools of Thought." Review of Knowledge Power and Politics: Educational Institutions in India edited by Mushirul Hasan. Indian Review of Books. 16 January-15 February 1999: 8-9.
  • "Just Not Good Enough." Review of The Dogs of Justice by Nina Sibal. Indian Review of Books. 16 February- 15 March 1999: 44-45.
  •  "A Suitable Author." On An Equal Music by Vikram Seth. The Week. 9 May 1999: 32-33.
  •  Review of Gandhi: Struggling for Autonomy by Ronald J. Terchek. Gandhi Marg 21.1 (April-June 1999): 117-120.
  •  "Epochal Figure." Review of The Essential Writings of Raja Rammohun Roy edited by Bruce Carlisle Robertson. Indian Review of Books 16 June - 15 July 1999: 9.
  •  “A Social Revolution.” Review of Towards a Non-Brahmin Millennium: From Iyothee Thass to Periyar by V. Geetha and S.V. Rajadurai. Indian Review of Books 16 Aug to 15 Sept 1999: 6-7.
  •  “One night stand.” Review of The Company of Women by Khushwant Singh. The Express Magazine. 19 September 1999.
  •  “Take that, Mr. Rushdie.” Review of The Stallion of the Sun and Other Stories by U. R. Anantha Murthy. The Express Magazine.
  •  “Rest in Peace: Remembering Nirad C. Chaudhuri.” Indian Review of Books. 8th Anniversary Issue. 9.1 (16 Oct 1999): 87-91.
  • “Poor Repast.” Review of Fasting, Feasting by Anita Desai. Indian Review of Books. 9.1 (16 October 1999): 93-94.
  • “All Said and Done…” Review of Out of Place by Edward Said. Indian Review of Books. 9.5 (16 Feb 2000): 4-5.
  •  “Minor Masterpiece.” Review of The Romantics by Pankaj Mishra. Indian Review of Books. 9.6 (16 March – 15 April 2000): 7-8.
  •  Review of Modernity, Morality and Gandhi by Madhuri Santanam Sondhi. International Studies 37. 2(2000): 153-155.
  • Review of Beyond Secularism: The Rights of Religious Minorities by Neera Chandhoke. Gandhi Marg April-June 2000: 109-112.
  • “Looking Back.” Review of Amriika by M.J. Vassanji. Indian Review of Books. 9. 11 (ug-Sept 2000): 39-40.
  •  “Glimpses of Nehruvian History.” Review of Before Freedom: Nehru’s Letters to His Sister ed. Nayantara Sahgal. The Express Magazine, September 10, 2000: 3.
  •  “Acrobatics in Translation.” Review of Against All Odds by Kishore Shantabai Kale. Indian Review of Books 9.12 (Sept.-Oct 2000): 21-22.
  •   Review of Cultures of Peace:  The Hidden Side of History by Elise Boulding.  Gandhi Marg.  22.4 (Jan-March 2001):  496-498.
  •  “The Grass Isn’t Always Green.” Review of My Broken Love: Gunter Grass in India and Bangladesh ed. Martin Kampchen. India Today, March 19, 2001: 55.
  •  “This is a Women’s World.” Review of My Friend, My Enemy by Ismat Chughtai trans. Tahira Naqvi. India Today. April 16, 2001: 70.
  •  Review of Babu Fictions by Tabish Khair and The Perishable Empire by Meenakshi Mukherjee.  Gentleman magazine, April 2001.
  • Obituary on R. K. Narayan. Indian Express, 14 May, 2001.
  •  “French Connection.” Review of French Lover by Taslima Nasreen. India Today.  March 18, 2002: 80.
  •   “Canon Capers.”  Review of An Illustrated History of Indian Literature in English edited by Arvind Krishna Mehrotra (New Delhi:  Permanent Black, 2002).  India Today.  September 30, 2002.  74.
  •   “Colonial Castaways.”  Review of Lying on the Postcolonial Couch by Rukmini Bhaya Nair (New Delhi:  Oxford UP, 2002).  India Today.  October 23, 2002.  60.
  •   “Home is Not Elsewhere.” Review of Book of Esther by Esther David (New Delhi:  Viking, 2002).  India Today.  November 18, 2002: 64.
  •   Mahasaraswati by Prema Nandakumar.  The Call Beyond.  28.4 (2003):  29.
  •   “Gandhi’s Woman.”  Review of Mira and the Mahatma by Sudhir Kakar.  India Today October 18, 2004:  61.
  • Review of Gentlemen Poets in Colonial Bengal by Rosinka Chaudhuri.  Interventions 6.3 (2004):  468-474.
  • Review of Violence/Nonviolence:  Some Hindu Perspectives edited by Denis Vidal et al.  Gandhi Marg. October-December 2004:  365-368.

Poems

  • "Used Book." The Clearing House (USA). 56.2 (October 1982): 67.
  • "A Ruined Walk" and "Confluence." Chandrabhaga. 13 (Summer 1985): 65-68.
  • "A Version of Snow." Indian Literature. 114 (July-Aug 1986): 60-61.
  • "The Call." New Quest. 60 (Nov-Dec 1986): 372.
  • "Food for Thought." The Telegraph Colour Magazine. 11 January 1987.
  • "Portrait of a Lady." The Indian P.E.N. April-June 1987: 6.
  • "Avadhuta." Triveni. 56.2 (July-September 1987): 19.
  • "Roach Trap." Kavya Bharati. 1 (1988): 72-73.
  • "Mother India." Kaiser-e-Hind. August 1988: 12.
  • "My Buried Youth in Umbergaon." Tenor. March 1989: 1-3.
  • "Rain." (A long poem in twenty-two sections.) Kavya Bharati. 2 (1989): 70-82. Section XX was published separately in Poetry Canada Review.
  • "How the Story Ended," "Hauz-i-Khas," and "Yudhishtir" (the last two first appeared in Afro-Asian Perspectives. Delhi London Poetry Quarterly. 1989: 16-20.
  • "Srirangapatnam." Poetry Chronicle. 1.3 (July-August 1989): 69-74.
  • "Miss Gobble" and "Walls." Debonair. February 1990: 60.
  • "Getting Outside Patriarchy" and "The Second Time is the Best." Poetry Chronicle. 2.2 (March-April, 1990): 29-32.
  • "Treadmill." The Indian P.E.N. 51.4-6 (April-June 1990): 11.
  • "Mother's Wisdom." Kaiser-E-Hind. July 1990: 12.
  • "She and He." In Kavi Bharati 2. October 1990.
  • "Abortion" and "Returning Home." Femina. 23 October-7 November, 1990: 82.
  • "Holi." The Bombay Literary Review. 1990.2: 132-133.
  • "Sadly." Kaiser-E-Hind. April 1991: 12.
  • "Love Poetry." The Book Review 14.6 (Nov-Dec 1991): 19.
  • "Rendezvous in Bhopal." The Journal of the Poetry Society. 2.1 (1991): 37-47.
  • "Duryodhana's Last Words." Kavya Bharati 4. (1992): 31.
  • "Musical Chairs," "Silk Tassels," "Fording a River," "Heroine," and "Hymn to Her." Indian Literature 154 (March-April 1992): 26-31.
  • "Your Fallen Profession" and "Mother's Wisdom." World Literature Today. Special Issue on Indian Literatures: In the Fifth Decade of Independence. 68.2 (Spring 1994) 290.
  • "Three Women." Poiesis. 3.2-3 (Monsoon-Winter 1994) 5-7.
  • "Umbrellas," BEAM, July 1995: 2-3.
  • "The Awaited Letter," "The Night by Moonlight" and "Monsoon." Journal of the Poetry Society. 6.1 (Summer 1995): 55-59.
  • "I Know I Cannot Be Responsible for All This" and "Mehdipatnam Musings." Scoria, July-September 1996: 10-12.
  • "Love Perfected" and "Love Exceeds its Objects" in The Journal of the Poetry Society (India). 8.2 (Winter 1997): 57.
  • "Running by the River" and "Metropolis" in Scoria, April 1998: 35-36.
  • "The Secret Life," in Life Positive, May 1998: 22-23.
  • "Five Songs to Arunachala" and "Bridal Song for Sri Arunachala." Indian Literature 186 (July-August 1998): 58-60.
  • "The Religion of Love," "Falling in Love," "Objects of Desire," "Creature Comforts," "Practical/Impractical," "Touch," "Love and Its Objects," "Grace Descending, Grace Withdrawing," "Love's Dessert," "Love Perfected," and "Epilogue: Heart Throbs." Kavya Bharati: Tenth Anniversary Issue. 10 (1998): 39-49.
  • "Good Friday, Yugoslavia, 1999." Butterfly Futures June 1999: 3.
  • “The Religion of Love” and “Random Notes on Relationships.” The Journal of the Poetry Society. 10.1 (Summer 1999): 35-37.
  • “Flying.” The Poetry Chain. April-June 2000: 13.
  • “Hill Station – A Romance” and “The Original.” The Journal of the Poetry Society (India) 12.1 (Summer 2000): 45-46.
  •  “Food for Thought.”  The Journal of the Poetry Society (India). 11.2 (Winter 2002):  41.
  • “Archer” and “Flying” in A New Book of Indian Poems in English.  Ed. Gopi Krishnan Kottoor.  Calcutta:  Writers Workshop, 2000.  158-159.
  • “House of Mirrors,” “Hidden Persuader,” “Parting Rain,” “The Night by Moonlight,” “Silk Tassels,” “`Research Material,’” “Seeking Sue,” and “Free Fall.”  Interactions.  1.1 (Jan 2004):  6-14.
  • “Parting Rain,” “Her to Him,” and “The Rarest Flower.”  Litscape.  1.1 (Feb 2004):  34-36.
  • “Il Miglior Fabbro?” and “Remote Control” in Poetry International.  Special Double Issue Featuring English Language Poetry from Around the World.  7/8 (2003-2004):  131-132. 
  • “Body in Pain,” “The Speaking Tree,” “Presences,” “Lemons…and Poems,” “The Unfinished” in South Asian Review.  25.3 (2004):  54-56.

Short Stories

  • "Crossing the Line." Femina. June 8-22, 1990: 46-48.
  • "Body Offering." Debonair. December 1990: 72-79.
  • "Kite-flying." Sunday Herald. June 23, 1991: 5-6.
  • "The Return of Raghuraman." New Quest. 87 (May-June 1991): 181-187.
  • "The Reluctant Puppy." The Independent. 28 September, 1991: 21.
  • "The Gift." City Scan. February 1992: 67-69.
  • "Next Time." Indian Horizons. 41. 1-2 (1992): 65-72.

 

 

Other Publications

 

  • "The Ethical Pursuit of Wealth." (Op. ed. essay.) Newstime. 23 October 1986: 7.
  • "The Raj Syndrome: An English Epidemic." (Essay) Weekend Newstime. 22 November 1987: 11.
  • "My American Guru." Span Magazine. May 1988.
  • "A Hyderabadi Auto Driver." Kaiser-e-Hind. July 1988: 10-11.
  • "Kuchipudi: The Dance of the Gods." (Essay) Weekend Newstime, 4 September 1988: 6.
  • "Confessions of an Anti-social Male." Kaiser-e-Hind. November 1988: 9-10.
  • "The Importance of Being a Middle Class Person." PS: The Sunday Magazine of The Indian Post. 22 June 1989.
  • "Grab, Get Ahead, Survive." Kaiser-e-Hind. August 1989: 2-3.
  • "The Sunken Buddha." Newstime. 30 March, 1990: 7.
  • "Ramazan." Newstime. 15 April, 1990: 7.
  • "Ramazan--II." Newstime. 23 April, 1990: 7.
  • "The Man With the Beautiful Name." The Times of India. 1 June, 1990: 12.
  • "Successful Conclusions." The Times of India. 12 July, 1990.
  • "Vishwamitra: Myth and Masala." Indian Express Magazine. 12 May, 1991: 3.
  • "Another Pebble in the Rushdie Pool." The Sunday Observer. July 21-27, 1991.
  • "I Can Live Without a Man." Divorce Saga. Femina. 23 Sept-7 Oct 1991: 46-47.
  • "Hello! An Indian Speaking." "P's and Q's." The Business Standard. 12 October, 1991.
  • "English Syllabus Must Be Reformed." Op. Ed. The Times of India. 1 February, 1992.
  • "Here Are the Main Points." "P's and Q's." The Business Standard. 1 February, 1992.
  • "On Being an Indian English Poet." Hindustan Times. 8 February, 1992.
  • "Rebutting a `Silly-view.'" New Quest. Nov-December 1991: 381-383.
  • "English through Cable." "P's and Q's." The Business Standard. 14 March, 1992.
  • "A Restaurant Called Rambo." "P's and Q's." The Business Standard. 13 June, 1992.
  • Interview with Jayanta Mahapatra. Tenor. 8 (1992): 13-23.
  • "Women are Still Just Sex Symbols." Debate. Femina. 23 June, 1992: 37-38.
  • "Indian English Literature: A Break with Tradition." The Hindu Literary Supplement. 2 August, 1992.
  • "Bring Libraries to Book." The Sunday Times of India. 16 August, 1992.
  • "The Romance of Bookshops." The Statesman. 26 September, 1992.
  • "Obsession with English." The Business Standard. 3 October, 1992.
  • "The New Woman is a Selfish Woman." Male Order. Femina. 8 October, 1992.
  • "A Good Time to be a Writer." Indian Review of Books. October 1992: 20-24.
  • "Why Can't a Woman Be More Like a Man?" Male Order. Femina. 23 December, 1992.
  • "Who Says Men Don't Feel Guilty?" Femina. 23 December, 1992.
  • "Money is Not the Only Means to Marital Happiness." Male Order. Femina. 8 January, 1993.
  • "Tapping the Individual's Talent." Interview with U. R. Anantha Murthy. The Hindu. 4 April, 1993. Indian Review of Books April, 1993.
  • "An Ambitious Publishing Drive." Life and Letters. Indian Review of Books. April 1993.
  • "Bhalchandra Nemade." Literati. The India Magazine. May 1993.
  • "A Vision of Birds." Span. June 1994 6-8.
  • "Ashok Vajpeyi: Ek Abhinandan (Hindi). Sakshatkar: Ashok Vajpeyi Special Issue 181-183 (Jan-March 1995): 203-205.
  • "The Sai Baba of Shirdi." Elite 2.3 (Aug-Sept 1995): 57-60.
  • "Hill of Fire." Elite 2.5 (Oct-Nov 1995): 73-76.
  • "The Masculine Gaze of a powerful poet," interview with Keki N. Daruwalla. The Asian Age, January 1995.
  • "TV not the only companion," Counterpoint. Industry Observer 1 March 1996.
  • "Is life all beer and skittles?" Counterpoint. Industry Observer, 8 March 1996.
  • "Creating Meaningful Knowledge in Contemporary India," Sunday Herald 17 March 1996: 2-4.
  • "Ugly side of beauty business," Counterpoint. Industry Observer, 29 March 1996.
  • "From time to timelessness," Perspective. Industry Observer, 5 April 1996.
  • "Pedal pleasures," Perspective. Industry Observer, 12 April 1996.
  • "Writers in the language of Raj." Essay, The Pioneer special anniversary issue, 11 August 1996.
  • "Alms and the man." Life Positive magazine, 1.8 (November 1996): 6.
  • "The year of expatriates," year-end survey of Indian English writing. The Pioneer, 28 December 1996.
  • "Art of the Matter," interview with Raja Rao. Indian Review of Books 6.2 (16 November-15 December 1996): 6-8.
  • "The Foundations of Indian Culture: A Commentary - I." The Eye, 4. 1&2: 19-22.
  • "The Splendour of India." Life Positive, February 1997: 5.
  • "The Foundations of Indian Culture A Commentary - II," The Eye, 4. 3 (March 1997): 106-110.
  • "Humanity evolves, not the individual," interview with Radha Burnier, President of the Theosophical Society. Life Positive, March 1997: 14-18.
  • "Our Future: What Does it Portend?" The Awakening Ray, March-April 1997: 5-8.
  • "Sarojini and the men of her time," Deccan Chronicle, 60th year special issue, 15 May 1997: 21 and 27.
  • "Bhagavan Kalki: God Incarnate or Mere Godman?" Cover Story, Life Positive, July 1997: 34-43.
  • "The Foundations of Indian Culture: A Commentary - III." The Eye, 4.4 (July-Sept 1997): 105-109. Also in The Call Beyond 23.1 (1998): 32-33.
  • "The Spirit of the Nation." 50 anniversary tribute to India and cover story, Life Positive, August 1997: 36-45.
  • "India: At the Crossroads." Humanscape, August 1997: 15-17.
  • "Journey to Sai Baba." Life Positive, October 1997: 36-37.
  • "Whither Humanism?" Humanscape, December 1997: 22-23.
  • "Sri Aurobindo's siddhi day." The Times of India, 24 November 1997: 13.
  • "Keep the faith, but don't fall asleep." The Times of India, 10 January 1998.
  • "The Ethos of Personal Ethics." Humanscape. January 1998: 6-7.
  • "The Dharma of Technology." Cover story. Life Positive. February 1998.
  • Interview: "K. R. Srinivasa Iyengar in Conversation with Makarand Paranjape." Indian Literature 183 (Jan-Feb 1998): 166-177.
  • "Foundations of Indian Culture – A Commentary on Part 2, Section 1." The Eye, 5.1 (October-December 1997) 124-128; also published in The Call Beyond 23.2 (1998): 15-18.
  • "Yashpal Satya – In Memoriam." Parivar Manav. May-August 1998: 83-91.
  • "Beyond Man." The inaugural article in Sunday Hindustan Times futures page, 13 December 1998.
  •  "What makes Svadhyaya Work?" Article on the Svadhyaya movement, with a boxed note on "What NGOs can learn from Svadhyaya." Humanscape. March 1999: 18-23.
  • "How to deal with difference: A cultural politics for Hindus (and others)." Humanscape. April 1999: 14-18.
  • "article on navadarshanam.," Times of India.
  • "Earth Charter: A South Asian Response." Butterfly Futures, June 1999: 6-8.
  • “Nursery of a new world.” On Navadarshanam. Deccan Herald, Sunday, 25 September 1999.
  • “The Yogi on the Hill of Fire.” On Yogi Ramsuratkumar, Tiruvannamalai. Life Positive, September 1999: 56-59.
  • “Spirituality for Technobrats.” Interview by Premnath Nair. Gentleman magazine, December 1999: 58-59.
  • “Living on the edge.” Deccan Herald. Saturday, December 18, 1999.
  • “Empowering Alternatives.” Humanscape. 7.4 (April 2000): 20-21.
  • “More than a philosopher, more than a guide.” Humanscape 7.7 (July 2000): 40-41.
  • “Non-violence as Strength.”  Humanscape.  11.1 (January 2004):  20-21.
  • “Nine Meditations on the Guru.”  Life Positive.  October 2004:  24-29.

COLUMNS IN NEWSPAPERS/MAGAZINES

  • "Bestsellers' Barometer." Monthly column in The Sunday Observer, February 1991-January 1993.
  • "P's and Q's" a column on the use of English in India. The Business Standard, October 1991 to November 1992.
  • Male Order. A column in Femina June 1992 to March 1993.
  • Galleria. A column of brief book reviews. Femina. July 1992-January 1993.
  • Life and Letters. A column on books and book related activities in Indian Review of Books, January to April 1993.
  • "Indian Ink." A fortnightly column on books and authors. The Business Standard. April 1993 - September 1995.
  • "Watchword." A fortnightly column in the Pioneer, October 1995-October 1998.
  • “Alternation” A column in the monthly magazine, Gentleman, January 2001-June 2001.
  • “Spirit” A column in the monthly Life Positive, April 2000 to March 2002.

 

OTHER ACTIVITIES

13 Feb.1990      Scripted, devised, and participated in a a television documentary for

Hyderabad TV on Sarojini Naidu screened on this day.

1 July 1991        Interviewed by Vrinda Nabar for "Off the Stands," Channel II, Bombay TV.

24 Oct. 1991     Conversation with Jayanta Mahapatra broadcast on UGC-TV.

31 July 1993      Interviewed on the "India Show" on STAR-TV for a programme on writing by/on women.

1996-1998         Co-ordinator, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Seminar Series, Indian Institute of Technology.

                           Reviewed I. Alan Sealy's The Trotternama for a programme called "Off the Shelf," broadcast on                                            National TV(DD1) in 1994.

Reviewed Nissim Ezekiel's The Collected Poems for "Off the Shelf," broadcast on National TV (DD 1) in 1994.

1994-1996         Founder and co-ordinator of a collective called "Svaraj Study Circle."

1995                    Marathi editor for Macmillan's Classics in Translation series.

Featured in a hour long "Dialogue" with Rajiv Mehrotra on National TV (DD 3) on 10 December 1997.

Reviewed The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy for a programme called "Bookfare," broadcast on National TV (DD 1) on 12 December 1997.

1997  Best anchor/presenter in educational television for the programme "Bookfare."

"On Sarojini Naidu's Letters" for "Bookfare" broadcast on National TV (DD 1) in 1998.

Two programmes with Kiran Nagarkar for the Gyandarshan (educational channel) of the national television recorded at Indira Gandhi National Open University on 19 February, 2001.

 

SOCIAL SERVICE

1985-1986         Secretary-Treasurer of the Indian Cultural Society of Urbana-Champaign.

1989-1991         Treasurer of the Film Study Circle, University of Hyderabad.

1989-1991         Joint-coordinator, University of Hyderabad Discussion Forum.

                          Member of the Executive Committee, the Poetry Society, Hyderabad Circle

1997                  Invited to the governing body of SRUTI (an NGO working in rural and tribal development).

                                   Managing Trustee of the Samvad India Foundation, a Public Charitable Trust.

 

Updated to:  31 December 2004

 

 

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