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Kumar Nagendra
Nagendra Kumar Professor nagenfhs[at]iitr.ac.in 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
FromToDesignationOrganisation
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
AwardInstituteYear
OUTSTANDING TEACHER AWARDIIT Roorkee2015
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
DegreeSubjectUniversityYear
Ph.D.Indian Writing in English/American Literature BHU Varanasi1998
M.A.English Literature BHU Varanasi1994
B.A.(Hons)English BHU Varanasi1992
Administrative Background
FromToDesignationOrganisationLevel
2014on goingChairman Hindi CellIndian Institute of Technology Roorkee
20082014Incharge Hindi CellIIT Roorkee
2008On GoingEditor, Manthan, The Annual magazine of IIT RoorkeeIIT Roorkee
2013on goingMember Editorial Board of SamvadIndian Institute of Technology Roorkee
20102014Chief Warden Radhakrishnan BhawanIIT Roorkee
2010On GoingMember Institute Lecture CommitteeIIT Roorkee
20092013S.A Literary SectionCultural Society, IIT 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
Art of Communication Interdisciplinary Humanities ConferenceWarsaw, PolandInterdisciplinary Research Foundation24-25 Marc
ICSI International ConferenceUniv. of Lugano, Lugano, SwitzerlandUniv. of Lugano1-5 Octobe
Memberships
  • 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
From Tradition to Modernity: Women in the Novels of Bhabani Bhattacharya and Shobha DeMs. Sangeeta YadavA2001
Myths and Their Significance in the Novels of Bharati MukherjeeMs. SumatiA 2003
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
“Multiculturalism and Diaspora: Short Stories of Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni and Jhumpa Lahiri”Mr. Yarra JaipaulA2010
“Partition of India: A Literary-Historical Perspective”Santosh Kr. YadavO2011
“Decolonizing English: An Analysis of Select Indian English Novels”Devendra Kr. SharmaO2013
“ The Dialectics of Modernity: The Novels of Amit Chaudhuri"Sovan ChakrabortyO2013
"Mapping the Subaltern Standpoint: A Reading of Select Dalit Female NarrativesMs. YogishaO2014
" Ethnocentrism to Ecocentrism: A Reevaluation of the Select Writings of Jim Corbett"Parul RaniO2015
Visits to outside institutions
Institute VisitedPurpose of VisitDate
University of Lugano, Lugano, SwitzerlandInternational Conference1-5 Oct.
University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, CANADAInternational Conference25-29 July
Punjab universityTo present a paper in International Conference25-27-02-2
Nanyang Technological University, SingaporeTo Present paper in an International Conference9-12 Octob
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
Sohar University, Sohar, OmanTo present my paper on "Longing for Belonging: The South African Indian Fiction".26-27 Febr
Invitations
TopicOrganistaionCategoryYear
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
TitlePlaceDate
Linkages between Communication and Culture: An OverviewBHU, Varanasi18.11.2016
Books Authored

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

Refereed Journal Papers

 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

 

 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, PP. 17-19

 

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, Vol.2, No.1, January 2015, PP. 11-16.

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

Research Journal (BHU), Vol. 10, 2006, 102-113.

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Vol.VII, 2013, 53-57

 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

 

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

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

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, Vol.2, No.1, January 2015, PP. 11-16.

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, 2015, 87-113.

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

 Yadav, Santosh Kumar,  Mishra , S. K . and Kumar, Nagendra. " Women In Cinema             On Indian Partition",  International Research Journal of Humanities, Engineering &             Pharmaceutical Sciences, Year-6/Vol-1/Issue-11 (2016) : 13-15.

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, 127-138

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

Papers in Anthologies

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

 

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.

 

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, “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.

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, 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, “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.

 

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, “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, 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 & 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.