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Kumar Nagendra
Nagendra Kumar Head Of Department nagenfhs[at] 91-01332-285711
Areas of Interest
  • Modern Literature,Contemporary Fiction and Critical Theories , Modern Literature,Contemporary Fiction and Critical Theories
  • Soft Skills, Cross-cultural Communication, Technical Communication
Professional Background
2014on goingProfessorIndian Institute of Technology Roorkee
20082014Associate ProfessorDept of HSS IIT Roorkee
20042008Assistant ProfessorDept. of HSS IIT Roorkee
20022004Lecturer, Dept. of HSSIIT Roorkee
19992002Lecturer in EnglishArunachal University, Itanagar (A.P)
19961999Lecturer in EnglishVeer Kunwar Singh University, Ara, Bihar
Honors and Awards
Fellow of Salzburg Seminar Session 434Salzburg Seminar, Salzburg, Austria2006
Teachers Research GrantAmerican Studies Research Center,Hyd1996
BHU Research ScholarshipBHU Varanasi1995
B.H.U Prize for securing First Rank in English at B.A.Honours Level.BHU, Varanasi1992
Govt. of India Merit Scholarship1992
Educational Details
Ph.D.Indian Writing in English/American Literature BHU Varanasi1998
M.A.English Literature BHU Varanasi1994
B.A.(Hons)English Literature BHU Varanasi1992
Administrative Background
2018OngoingHead, Dept. of HSSIIT Roorkee
2014on goingChairman Hindi CellIndian Institute of Technology Roorkee
2008On GoingEditor, Manthan, The Annual magazine of IIT RoorkeeIIT Roorkee
20082014Incharge Hindi CellIIT Roorkee
2010On GoingMember Institute Lecture CommitteeIIT Roorkee
2013on goingMember Editorial Board of SamvadIndian Institute of Technology Roorkee
20092013S.A Literary SectionCultural Society, IIT Roorkee
20102014Chief Warden Radhakrishnan BhawanIIT Roorkee
20092013Staff Advisor, CricketIIT Roorkee
2009On GoingMember, DRCDept. of HSS, IIT Roorkee
20032010O.C. Language Lab.Dept. of HSS, IIT Roorkee
20082010Member, Editorial Board, Annual ReportIIT Roorkee
Participation in seminars
NamePlaceSponsored ByDate
International Conference for Social Sciences and HumanitiesPrague, Czeck RepublicICSS31 Oct-3 N
Art of Communication Interdisciplinary Humanities ConferenceWarsaw, PolandInterdisciplinary Research Foundation24-25 Marc
International Conference on Interpersonal Communication & Social Interaction, ICSI-2013Lugano, SwitzerlandICSI1-5 OCT'13
Fourth International Shaw Society ConferenceUniversity of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada International Shaw Society25-29 Jul'
”, International Conference on Social Science and Humanities (ICSSH 2009)NTU, SingaporeICSSHOct 9-11'0
International Conference on “Orientations: Language, Learning and TranslationSohar University, Sohar, OmanMinistry of Education, Oman26-27 Feb'
Salzburg SeminarSalzburg, AustriaSalzburg Global Seminar30 Spt-6 O
  • MELUS_MELOW, Member
  • All India English Teachers' Association, Life Member
  • Salzburg Seminar, Salzburg, Austria, Fellow
  • International Shaw Society, Member
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
Technical CommunicationHS501P.G.(including Pre Phd Course)Spring
Preparatory EnglishHS002U.G.Spring
Technical CommunicationHS101U.G.Spring
The Fiction of Indian DiasporaIHS14U.G.Spring
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Year
Indian WritingMeenakshiO2017
Indian Writing in EnglishPrashant MauryaO2017
" Ethnocentrism to Ecocentrism: A Reevaluation of the Select Writings of Jim Corbett"Parul RaniO2015
"Mapping the Subaltern Standpoint: A Reading of Select Dalit Female NarrativesMs. YogishaO2014
“ The Dialectics of Modernity: The Novels of Amit Chaudhuri"Sovan ChakrabortyA2013
“Decolonizing English: An Analysis of Select Indian English Novels”Devendra Kr. SharmaO2013
“Partition of India: A Literary-Historical Perspective”Santosh Kr. YadavA2011
“Multiculturalism and Diaspora: Short Stories of Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni and Jhumpa Lahiri”Mr. Yarra JaipaulA2010
Marginal Space as Site of Resistance: A Study of the Novels of Gloria NaylorMr. Anurag kumarA2009
" The Depiction of Lotus in Mughal Architecture: A Critical Study"Ms. ManuA2008
Myths and Their Significance in the Novels of Bharati MukherjeeMs. SumatiA 2003
From Tradition to Modernity: Women in the Novels of Bhabani Bhattacharya and Shobha DeMs. Sangeeta YadavA2001
Visits to outside institutions
Institute VisitedPurpose of VisitDate
IJAS, 2017 at Prague, Czech RepublicParticipation in International Conference and Session 3
Art of Communication Conference, Warsaw, PolandParticipation in International Conference23-24 Marc
University of Lugano, Lugano, SwitzerlandInternational Conference1-5 Oct.
University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, CANADAInternational Conference25-29 July
Nanyang Technological University, SingaporeTo Present paper in an International Conference9-12 Octob
Sohar University, Sohar, OmanTo present my paper on "Longing for Belonging: The South African Indian Fiction".26-27 Febr
Salzburg Seminar, Salzburg, AustriaTo participate in the session 434 on "Telling of Lives: Biography as a Mirror on Society' and present a paper on the topic 'My Experiments with Truth: Gandhi and the Making of Modern India'.30 Septemb
Invited to deliver Plenary talk on the topic "Culture and Communication: An Overview" at National Seminar on English Studies in India: Changes and Challenges, organised by The Department of English, BHU, Varanasi.BHU, VaranasiI2016
Bhasha Awam PradyogikiCBRI, RoorkeeT2010
Special Lectures Delivered
Linkages between Communication and Culture: An OverviewBHU, Varanasi18.11.2016
Problematics of Intercultural CommunicationCentral University Tezpur, Tezpur, Assam7-9 Feb'15
Books Authored

Kumar, Nagendra. The Fiction of Bharati Mukherjee: A Cultural  Perspective, Atlantic Publishers, New Delhi, 2001.

Refereed Journal Papers


Yogisha and Nagendra Kumar. Resistance and Recuperation: Developing a Dalit Feminist Standpoint in Baby Kamble's The Prison We Broke. Contemporary Voice of Dalit, SAGE Publications, Vol. 9, No. 2, 2017, PP. 214-220 DOI: 10.1177/2455328X17722683

Rani, Parul and Nagendra Kumar. Foregrounding the Animal Stance: A Critical Study of Man-Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag. Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities, Vol. IX, No. 3, 2017, PP. 151-160. DOI: 10.21659/rupkatha.v9n3.16

Rani, Parul and Nagendra  Kumar,  "Man-Eaters of Kumaon: a Critique of Modernity", Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities, Vol. IX, No. 1, 2017, PP. 206-214. DOI: 10.21659/rupkatha.v9n1.21

Sharma, Devendra K., Dr. Binod Mishra, and Dr. Nagendra Kumar, Linguistic Dialogism in The God of Small Things. The Indian Journal of English Studies, Vol.55, 2017,  PP. 242-255.

Sharma, Devendra K., Dr. Binod Mishra, and Dr. Nagendra Kumar, " The Socio-cultural Politics of Power and Linguistic Conflict",  The International Journal of Culture, Literature and Criticism, April, 2017, PP. 37-45

Yogisha and Nagendra Kumar, " Alienation in Assimilation: Multiculturalism in Monica Ali's Bricklane", The Indian Journal of English Studies, Vol.54, 2017,  PP. 189-199.

Chakraborty, Sovan and Nagendra Kumar, ‘Seeing Double’: Exploring the Flâneur’s Gaze in  Amit Chaudhuri’s A New World , Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities, Vol. VIII, No. 3, 2016, PP. 127-138. DOI: 10.21659/rupkatha.v8n3.15

Kumar, Nagendra and Yogisha, "Blurred Identity and Cultural Dilemma in Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Lowland", The Critique: An International Refereed Literary Journal, Vol IV-VII, 2015, PP. 70-74

Chakraborty, Sovan and Nagendra Kumar, "Unfinished Modernity' and Postcolonial Urban Space in Amit Chaudhuri's A Strange and Sublime Address and Afternoon Raag" , The Atlantic Literary Review, Vol. 16, No.2, April-June 2015, PP. 87-113

Sharma ,Devendra K., Dr. Pashupati Jha & Dr. Nagendra Kumar, "The Politics of Language: Decolonization of Indian English", MIT International Journal of English Language and Literature, Techmind Research Society, Canada,Vol.2, No.1, January 2015, PP. 11-16

Yadav ,Santosh Kumar, Dr. Sanjit Kumar Mishra & Dr. Nagendra Kumar, " RISE OF NATIONALISM IN BANKIMCHANDRA’S ANANDAMATH, International Research Journal of Humanities, Engineering & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vol-2/Issue-8, 2014,  PP. 17-19

Manu, D. Ila Gupta, Dr. Nagendra Kumar,  "The Application of Lotus Motif According to Shadhanga of Indian Art: Case Study of Fatehpur Sikri",  American International Journal of Research in Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, June-August 2014
Issue 9 Volume 4 , PP. 302-307


Kumar, Nagendra and Devendra Kumar Sharma  “The White Tiger: A Sociopragmatic Response”, Journal of English Language and Literature,  Vol.1, No.2 , 2014, 1-4

Mishra, Sanjit, Nagendra Kumar & Santosh Kr. Yadav “ Marginalization of Women in Mughal Period”, Paripreksya: A Research Journal of New Thoughts,

Vol.VII, 2013, 53-57

Mishra, Sanjit, & Nagendra Kumar, “Interrogating the Normal: An Analysis of Mahesh Dattani’s Plays”,  Abhivyakti: A Research Journal, Vol. III, No. 01, 2011, 37-42

Mishra, Sanjit, & Nagendra Kumar, “ Voices of protest: An Evaluation of Kamala Das and Namita Gokhale”, Anushilana: research Journal of Indian Cultural, Social & Philosophical Stream, Vol. XXXIII, 2011, 25-30.

Mishra, Sanjit, & Nagendra Kumar, “Cross Cultural Fertilization -The Influence of Modernism on Indian Poetry in English”, Language in India, Vol.11, (May) 2011, 450-459.

Mishra, Sanjit, Nagendra Kumar “Influence of English Modernists on Nissim Ezekiel’s Poetry”, The Criterion: An International Journal in English, Vol.2, No. 1, (April)2011, 1-5

Mishra, Sanjit, & Nagendra Kumar, ‘Corruption as a Theme in Contemporary Indian fiction”, The Atlantic Literary Review, Vol. 12, No. 3(July-September) 2011), 90-98

Kumar, Nagendra, & Jaipaul, Y.“Multiplicity of Selves: A Study of Select Short Stories of Chitra Banerjee  Diwakaruni”, Critical Paradigm, Vol.1 No.1(July)2011, 87-90

Mishra, Sanjit & Nagendra Kumar, Shaking the Roots of Western Science in Amitav Ghosh’s The Calcutta Chromosome, Asiatic, vol.5, Number 1,( June) 2011, 78-85

Kumar, Anurag & Nagendra Kumar, “Images of women in Hindi Dalit and African American Literature: A Cross Cultural Study”, The IUP Journal of English Studies, Vol.V No. 4,( December) 2010, 66-74

Kumar, Nagendra & Anurag Kumar “Gloria Naylor’s Mama Day: A Cultural Study”,

, Vol. 09 No. 2, (September) 2010,  39-,44

Kumar, Nagendra & Anurag Kumar , “Rewriting the Canon: Gloria Naylor’s Mama Day as the Revision of The Tempest”, The ICFAI Journal of American Literature, Vol.II, Nos. 3&4, 30-35, 2009.

Kumar, Nagendra & Anurag Kumar, “Colonial Consciousness in Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart”, The Journal of Research Studies, Vol.4, No. 09, 2009, 26-34

Kumar, Nagendra & Smita Jha, “Chinua Achebe’s A Man of the People: A Critique”

Cyber Lerature, Vols. XIX & XX (Nos. I & II), 2007, 75-84.

Kumar, Nagendra &  Pashupati Jha,  “Confession and Creation: The Poetry of Nissim Ezekiel”,  Reflections, Vol. VI (Nos 1&2), 2007, 15-29.

Kumar, Nagendra, “Soft Skills Development and Organizational Effectiveness”,

The ICFAI Journal of Soft Skills, vol.1, no. 3, 2007, 50-58.

Kumar, Nagendra ,“Things Fall Apart: An Attempt at Reconstructing African Identity”,

Kumar, Nagendra, “Ardashir Vakil,s  Beach Boy: A Study in Identity Crisis”,The Indian Journal of English Studies, Vol.XLIII, 2005, 99-104

 Kumar, Nagendra, “Multi-Culturalism and the Quest for Identity: Bharati Mukherjee’s Jasmine”Readings, Vol.2 Nos. 1&2, 2004, 48-60.

Rastogi, Renu & Nagendra Kumar, “Restructuring of Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum in Technical Education: A Global Perspective”, The Indian Journal of Technical Education,   Vol. 27 (No.1), 2004, 102-105.

Kumar, Nagendra, “Bharati Mukherjee : A Passage from Naipaul to Malamud”,

, Vol. 1(Nos 1&2), 2002, 113-20.

Kumar, Nagendra, “Fictionalising History: Bharati Mukherjee’s The Holder of the World”, Re-Markings, vol.1 (2), 2002, 66-73.

Kumar, Nagendra, “From Self-negation to Self-assertion: Dimple in Bharati Mukherjee’s Wife”, Arunachal University Research Journal, Vol. 3(1), 2000, 35-42.

Kumar, Nagendra, “The Desert in the Making: A Review” VKS Journal of English Studies, 1998, 82-84.

Kumar, Nagendra, “Cross-cultural Conflict in Bharati Mukherjee’s Jasmine”,

Rajsthan University Studies in English, Vol. 24, 1996, 47-53.


Papers Published in Conference Proceedings:

Kumar, Nagendra, ‘Challenges of Cross cultural Communication”, ICSSH 2009, Proceedings of the International Conference on Social Science and Humanities, Singapore, October 9-11, 2009, 440-444.

Kumar, Nagendra & Anurag Kumar “Communicating Across the Cultures: Issues and Strategies in Business Communication, in Pramod verma et al eds. Human Resource Management in the Context of Global Meltdown, New Delhi: Excel India Publishers,  2009, 57-67


Book Chapters:

  Jaipaul, Y. and Nagendra Kumar, "The pangs of Alienation and Assimilation in Jhumpa lahiri's Short Stories", in   Binod Mishra and Prashant Mishra, eds, Lotus Wine, Adhyayan Publishers and Distributors, New Delhi, 2015, 141-148.

Kumar, Nagendra and  Anurag Kumar, ‘Perception of the Self: A Study of Bapsi Sidhwa’s The Pakistani Bride”, in Binod Mishra and Kalpana Purohit, eds. Cabbages on the Bloom, New Delhi: Adhyayan Publishers and Distributors, 2012, 229-237.

Kumar, Anurag &  Nagendra Kumar, “Maternal Bonds: The Celebration of Black Motherhood in Gloria Naylor’s The Women of Brewster Place and Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye”, Glimpses of Comparative Literature. Edited by R. P. Pradhan. Atlantic Publications, 2011, 43-52.

Kumar, Nagendra, “Interrogating Canadian Multiculturalism: Bharati Mukherjee’s The World According to Hsu”, in R P Pradhan, ed, Contemporary English Literature, Atlantic Publishers and Distributors; New Delhi, 2009, 65-73.

Kumar, Nagendra , The Sun Behind the Clouds: A Novel of Colonial Encounter in S.M. Ali, ed, Stars Behind the Clouds: Unexplored Indian Writers in English, Vol.2, Surabhi Publications, Jaipur, 2005,164-175

Kumar, Nagendra, “Eugene O’Neill’s The Hairy Ape: A Symbolic Representation of Modern Man’s Predicament”, in V.K. Maheshwari, ed, Eugene O’Neill: A Critical Spectrum, National Publishing House, New Delhi,  2005, 111-119.

Jha, Pashupati & Nagendra Kumar, Looking Back in Anger: Shashi Deshpande’s That Long Silence, in M.K. Pandey, ed, Writing the Female: Akedemi Awarded Novels in English, Sarup and Sons, New Delhi, 2004, 149-159.

Kumar, Nagendra , “Ice-Candy-Man: The Dehumanizing Effects of Communalism”in Rashmi Gaur, ed, Bapsi Sidhwa’s Ice-Candy-Man: A Reader’s Companion,New Delhi; Asia Book Club, 2003,  186-196

Jha, Pashupati & Nagendra Kumar, “The Narrative Techniques in Bapsi Sidhwa’s Ice-Candy-Man” in Rashmi Gaur, ed, Bapsi Sidhwa’s Ice-Candy-Man: A Reader’s Companion,New Delhi; Asia Book Club, 2003, 210-218.

Jha, Pashupati & Nagendra Kumar, “Synthesis is the Key: A Study of Shadow from Ladakh” in M.K.Pandey ,ed, Akademi Awarded Novels  in English: Millennium Responses, New Delhi; Sarup & Sons, 2003,87-94. 

Jha, Pashupati & Nagendra Kumar,  “Misfortune of the Marginal in V. S Naipaul”in Amar Nath Prasad, ed, Critical Response to V.S. Naipaul and Mulk Raj Anand, New Delhi; Sarup & Sons , 2003, 21-30.

Kumar, Nagendra , “Refashioning the Self in Bharati Mukherjee” in Amarnath Prasad, ed., Indian Novelists in English, New Delhi; Sarup & Sons, 2000,  184-89.