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Kumar Nagendra
Nagendra Kumar Head Of Department 91-01332-285711 Website
Areas of Interest
  • Modern Literature,Contemporary Fiction and Critical Theories , Soft Skills, Communication Skills, Indian Diaspora, Dalit Studies, Post Colonial Literature
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
Member, SenateIIT BHU2019
Teachers Research GrantAmerican Studies Research Center,Hyd1996
Fellow of Salzburg Seminar Session 434Salzburg Seminar, Salzburg, Austria2006
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
20142019Chairman Hindi CellIndian Institute of Technology Roorkee
20082019Editor, Manthan, The Annual magazine of IIT RoorkeeIIT Roorkee
20082014Incharge Hindi CellIIT Roorkee
20092013S.A Literary SectionCultural Society, IIT Roorkee
20102014Chief Warden Radhakrishnan BhawanIIT Roorkee
20092013Staff Advisor, CricketIIT Roorkee
20032010O.C. Language Lab.Dept. of HSS, IIT Roorkee
Participation in seminars
NamePlaceSponsored ByDate
5th Arts and Humanities ConferenceDenmarkCopenhagen2019
Art of Communication Interdisciplinary Humanities ConferenceWarsaw, PolandInterdisciplinary Research Foundation2017
International Conference for Social Sciences and HumanitiesPrague, Czeck RepublicICSS2017
International Conference on Interpersonal Communication & Social Interaction, ICSI-2013Lugano, SwitzerlandICSI2013
Fourth International Shaw Society ConferenceUniversity of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada International Shaw Society2011
”, International Conference on Social Science and Humanities (ICSSH 2009)NTU, SingaporeICSSH2009
International Conference on “Orientations: Language, Learning and TranslationSohar University, Sohar, OmanMinistry of Education, Oman2008
Salzburg SeminarSalzburg, AustriaSalzburg Global Seminar2006
  • IIT BHU, Member, Senate
  • IIT Roorkee, Member, IIDC
  • All India English Teachers' Association, Life Member
  • Salzburg Seminar, Salzburg, Austria, Fellow
  • International Shaw Society, Member
  • MELUS_MELOW, 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
Translation StudiesKamal BarmanO2019
ELTAmal TomO2019
Cultural StudiesHimangi PriyaO2019
Critical TheoryVishal RajO2019
Indian WritingSwapnit PradhanO2019
Contemporary Literature Khusboo VermaO2019
Digital HumanitiesPriyadarshini MishraO2019
Literature and ToxicityRahul VO2019
Postmodern Monomyth: An Archetypal Reading of Kurt Vonnegut's Select NovelsAnkit RajO2019
Petro-LiteratureRadhika SharmaO2019
Deconstructing Mythology: A Feminist Revisionist Analysis of Kavita Kane's Select NovelsMeenakshiO2017
Humanizing History: A Study of JG Farrell's Empire TrilogyPrashant MauryaO2017
Understanding the 'Animal': A Study of Jim Corbett's NarrativesParul RaniA2015
Queer Space:A Study of Select South Asian NarrativesMeera SinghO2014
"Mapping the Subaltern Standpoint: A Reading of Select Dalit Female NarrativesMs. YogishaA2014
“ The Dialectics of Modernity: The Novels of Amit Chaudhuri"Sovan ChakrabortyA2013
“Decolonizing English: An Analysis of Select Indian English Novels”Devendra Kr. SharmaA2013
“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
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
FDP on Research Writing, Publishing, and PresentationIIT BHU Varanasi2020
International Management Conclave on Revisiting Ancient Indian Scriptures for Investigating Sublime Madan Mohan Malaviya University of Technology2020
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
International Webinar on Advanced Professional WritingMMM University of Technology2020
Five day TEQIP Workshop on “Soft Skills and Effective Classroom Management”SMVDU, Katra, Jammu2019
FDP on “An Understanding about Elements of Classroom Teaching and Course Assessment”University of Petroleum and Energy Studies from2019
Two Day TEQIP Sponsored Workshop on “Strengthening Career Prospects with Communication & PresentatioIIT ISM Dhanbad2019
Two Day TEQIP Sponsored Workshop on “Innovative Methods of English Language Teaching and Learning”PSG College of Engineering, Coimbatore2019
TEQIP-III Workshop on “Soft Skills: Importance in the Technical World”College of Engineering Roorkee, Roorkee2019
International Literature & Arts Festival (Valley of Words)Dehradun2017
Linkages between Communication and Culture: An OverviewBHU, Varanasi2016
Problematics of Intercultural CommunicationCentral University Tezpur, Tezpur, Assam2015
Books Authored

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

Refereed Journal Papers



  • 2020. The member of ‘quality’ and the ‘other’: Colonial fallacy and othering in James G. Farrell’s Troubles. Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (with Prashant Maurya)- forthcoming




  • 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)


  • 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)


  • 2019. Writing Drought Then and Now: A Comparative Assessment of Sarat Chandra  Chattopadhyay’s ‘The Drought’ and Anita Agnihotri’s  ‘Remembering’, Caesura, Vol. 6, Issue 1 (with Prashant Maurya)



  • 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)


  • 2017. Man-Eaters of Kumaon: a Critique of Modernity Rupkatha Journal on  Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities, Vol. 9, Issue 1 (with Parul Rani)



  • 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)


  • 2015.  Unfinished Modernity' and Postcolonial Urban Space in Amit Chaudhuri's A Strange  and Sublime Address and Afternoon RaagThe Atlantic Literary Review, Vol. 16,  Issue 2, (with Sovan Chakraborty)




  • 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)