Kumar Nagendra - Department of Humanities and Social Sciences,Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Kumar Nagendra
Nagendra Kumar Professor nagendra.kumar@hs.iitr.ac.in 91-01332-285711
Areas of Interest
  • South Asian Literature, Modern Literature,Contemporary Fiction and Critical Theories, Indian Writing, Soft Skills, Communication Skills, Indian Diaspora, Dalit Studies, Postcolonial Literature
Professional Background
2014-04-04OngoingProfessorIndian Institute of Technology Roorkee
2008-04-155 years 11 months 19 daysAssociate ProfessorIndian Institute of Technology Roorkee
2004-01-214 years 2 months 24 daysAssistant ProfessorIndian Institute of Technology Roorkee
2002-03-061 year 10 months 14 daysLecturerIndian Institute of Technology Roorkee
1999-09-302 years 5 months 2 daysLecturer in EnglishArunachal University, Itanagar (A.P)
1996-11-182 years 10 months 9 daysLecturer in EnglishVeer Kunwar Singh University, Ara, Bihar
Multiple Posts
2018-02-013 years Head of DepartmentDepartment of Humanities & Soc. Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
2019-01-01OngoingPresident, Mandir Management CommitteeShri Saraswati Mandir, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
2020-11-01OngoingChairman, Institute Medical Emergency Fund CommitteeIndian Institute of Technology Roorkee
2014-01-015 years Chairman, Rajbhasha (Hindi) CellIndian Institute of Technology Roorkee
2009-01-013 years 3 daysTreasurer, Faculty ForumIndian Institute of Technology Roorkee
2008-01-016 years In-charge, Rajbhasha (Hindi) CellIndian Institute of Technology Roorkee
2010-05-104 years 1 month 20 daysChief Warden (Radhakrishnan Bhawan)Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
2019-09-302 years Member (Institute Information Dissemination Committee)Indian Institute OF Technology Roorkee
2008-01-011 year Chief Purchasing OfficerCoordination Committee of Bhawans, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
2009-01-014 years Staff Advisor (Literary Section)Cultural Council, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
2008-01-0111 years Editor, Manthan (The Annual Magazine of IIT Roorkee)Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
2009-01-014 years Staff Advisor (Cricket)Sports Council, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
2006-01-013 years 11 months 30 daysWarden (Rajendra Bhawan)Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
2003-01-017 years Officer in Charge (Language Lab)Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Honors and Awards
Member, SenateIIT (BHU) Varanasi2019
Outstanding Teacher AwardIIT Roorkee2015
Fellow of Salzburg Seminar Session 434Salzburg Seminar, Salzburg, Austria2006
Teachers Research GrantAmerican Studies Research Center,Hyd1996
BHU Research ScholarshipBHU Varanasi1995
Merit ScholarshipGovt of India1992
B.H.U Prize for securing First Rank in English at B.A.Honours Level.BHU, Varanasi1992
Educational Details
Ph.D.Diaspora LiteratureBanaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India1998
M.A.English LiteratureBanaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India1994
B.A.(Hons)English LiteratureBanaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India1992
Participation in seminars
NamePlaceSponsored ByDate
5th Arts and Humanities ConferenceDenmarkCopenhagen2019-01
Art of Communication Interdisciplinary Humanities ConferenceWarsaw, PolandInterdisciplinary Research Foundation2017-01
International Conference for Social Sciences and HumanitiesPrague, Czeck RepublicICSS2017-01
International Conference on Interpersonal Communication & Social Interaction, ICSI-2013Lugano, SwitzerlandICSI2013-01
Fourth International Shaw Society ConferenceUniversity of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada International Shaw Society2011-01
”, International Conference on Social Science and Humanities (ICSSH 2009)NTU, SingaporeICSSH2009-01
International Conference on “Orientations: Language, Learning and TranslationSohar University, Sohar, OmanMinistry of Education, Oman2008-01
Salzburg SeminarSalzburg, AustriaSalzburg Global Seminar2006-01
  • All India English Teachers' Association, Life Member
  • Salzburg Seminar, Salzburg, Austria, Fellow
  • International Shaw Society, Member
  • MELUS_MELOW, Member
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
Research Methodology in Language & LiteratureHSN 001Pre-PhD CourseSpring
Communicative English Skills (Basic & Advance)HSN - 01/02B. Tech First YearAutumn
Technical CommunicationHS501P.G.(including Pre Phd Course)Spring
Preparatory EnglishHS002U.G.Spring
Art of FictionHSN 003Pre- PhD CourseworkSpring
The Fiction of Indian DiasporaIHS14U.G.Spring
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Date
Translation StudiesKamal BarmanO2019-01
ELTAmal TomO2019-01
Cultural StudiesHimangi PriyaO2019-01
Critical TheoryVishal RajO2019-01
Indian WritingSwapnit PradhanO2019-01
Contemporary Literature Khusboo VermaO2019-01
Digital HumanitiesPriyadarshini MishraO2019-01
Literature and ToxicityRahul VO2019-01
Postmodern Monomyth: An Archetypal Reading of Kurt Vonnegut's Select NovelsAnkit RajO2019-01
Petro-LiteratureRadhika SharmaO2019-01
Deconstructing Mythology: A Feminist Revisionist Analysis of Kavita Kane's Select NovelsMeenakshiO2017-01
Humanizing History: A Study of JG Farrell's Empire TrilogyPrashant MauryaO2017-01
Understanding the 'Animal': A Study of Jim Corbett's NarrativesParul RaniA2015-01
Queer Space:A Study of Select South Asian NarrativesMeera SinghO2014-01
"Mapping the Subaltern Standpoint: A Reading of Select Dalit Female NarrativesMs. YogishaA2014-01
“ The Dialectics of Modernity: The Novels of Amit Chaudhuri"Sovan ChakrabortyA2013-01
“Decolonizing English: An Analysis of Select Indian English Novels”Devendra Kr. SharmaA2013-01
“Partition of India: A Literary-Historical Perspective”Santosh Kr. YadavA2011-01
“Multiculturalism and Diaspora: Short Stories of Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni and Jhumpa Lahiri”Mr. Yarra JaipaulA2010-01
Marginal Space as Site of Resistance: A Study of the Novels of Gloria NaylorMr. Anurag kumarA2009-01
" The Depiction of Lotus in Mughal Architecture: A Critical Study"Ms. ManuA2008-01
Myths and Their Significance in the Novels of Bharati MukherjeeMs. SumatiA2003-01
From Tradition to Modernity: Women in the Novels of Bhabani Bhattacharya and Shobha DeMs. Sangeeta YadavA2001-01
FDP on Research Writing, Publishing, and PresentationIIT BHU Varanasi2020-01
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, Varanasi2016-01
International Webinar on Advanced Professional WritingMMM University of Technology, Gorakhpur, India2020-01
Bhasha Awam PradyogikiCBRI, Roorkee2010-01
International Literature & Arts Festival (Valley of Words)Dehradun2017-01
Special Lectures Delivered
International Management Conclave on Revisiting Ancient Indian Scriptures for Investigating Sublime Madan Mohan Malaviya University of Technology2020-01
One Week FDP on Development of Career in Higher Education India in the 21st century St John’s College, Agra and SGTB Khalsa College, Delhi University from2020-01
Five day TEQIP Workshop on “Soft Skills and Effective Classroom Management”SMVDU, Katra, Jammu2019-01
FDP on “An Understanding about Elements of Classroom Teaching and Course Assessment”University of Petroleum and Energy Studies from2019-01
Two Day TEQIP Sponsored Workshop on “Innovative Methods of English Language Teaching and Learning”PSG College of Engineering, Coimbatore2019-01
Two Day TEQIP Sponsored Workshop on “Strengthening Career Prospects with Communication & PresentatioIIT ISM Dhanbad2019-01
TEQIP-III Workshop on “Soft Skills: Importance in the Technical World”College of Engineering Roorkee, Roorkee2019-01
Linkages between Communication and Culture: An OverviewBHU, Varanasi2016-01
Problematics of Intercultural CommunicationCentral University Tezpur, Tezpur, Assam2015-01
Books Authored
  • Dr Nagendra Kumar, The Fiction of Bharati Mukherjee: A Cross Cultural Perspective, Atlantic Publishers and Distributors, 2001.
Refereed Journal Papers




  • 2020. Victorian Medical Debates in J.G.Farrell's The Siege of Krishnapur. Southeast Asian Review of English, vol. 57, no. 2, pp. 53-73 (with Prashant Maurya) https://sare.um.edu.my/article/view/27654   







  • 2020. Jim Corbett’s My India: A Study of Ideological Otherness, Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities, Vol.12, Issue 1 (with Parul Rani) http://rupkatha.com/V12/n1/v12n136/


  • 2019. Demystifying the Non-human Animal: Analyzing Animal Agency through the Select    Narratives of Jim Corbett, Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in  Humanities, Vol. 11, Issue 3 (with Parul Rani) https://rupkatha.com/v11n307/


  • 2019. Writing Drought Then and Now: A Comparative Assessment of Sarat Chandra  Chattopadhyay’s ‘The Drought’ and Anita Agnihotri’s  ‘Remembering’, Caesura: Journal of Philological & Humanistic Studies, Vol. 6, Issue 1 (with Prashant Maurya) https://www.emanuel.ro/caesura



  • 2017.  Foregrounding the Animal Stance: A Critical Study of Man-Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag. Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities, Vol. 9, Issue 3 (with Parul Rani) http://rupkatha.com/v9n316/


  • 2017. Man-Eaters of Kumaon: a Critique of Modernity Rupkatha Journal on  Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities, Vol. 9, Issue 1 (with Parul Rani)   http://rupkatha.com/V9/n1/v9n121.pdf



  • 2016.  ‘Seeing Double’: Exploring the Flâneur’s Gaze in Amit Chaudhuri’s A New World, Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities, Vol. 8, Issue 3 (with  Sovan Chakraborty)    http://rupkatha.com/amit-chaudhuris-a-new-world/




  • 2010.  Images of women in Hindi Dalit and African American Literature: A Cross-Cultural Study”, The IUP Journal of English Studies    Vol. 5, Issue 4 (with Anurag Kumar) https://www.iupindia.in/searchResult.asp
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