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Smita Jha
Smita Jha Professor runalfhs[at] +95-1332-285899(O) Website
Areas of Interest
  • Indian writing in English, Post-colonial Studies, Linguistics, ELT, Soft Skills, British Literature , Feminist Theories, Contemporary Literary Theories,Gender/Cultural Studies,
Professional Background
2007On GoingAssistant ProfessorIndian Institute of Technology
19922007LecturerBihar University
20122015Associate ProfessorHSS, IITR
Honors and Awards
Gold MedalB.R.A Bihar University1986
Member, Editorial boardEnglish Language Teaching & Linguistics Studies international open-access journal published by Schol2019-2022
Summer FellowshipAmerican Research Center, University of Dublin, Ireland.2009
Gold MedalB.R.A.Bihar University1988
distinction StylisticsCIEFL,Hyderabad1996-97
Visiting Research FellowshipBritish Columbia Law School, New York2010
• Distinction in PhoneticsCIEFL, Hyderabad1996-97.
Blood Donation AwardGovernment Hospital2011
Brand AmbassadorIndian Medical Association2009
Award of HonourNSS,IITR2011
Best Humanitarian AwardIndian Medical Association2010
• Short-listed for FellowshipInstitute of Advanced Study, Shimla 2012
short-listed for Fulbright fellowshipNehru Fulbright Fellowship2013
• Award of honor from IMA Indian Medical Association for organizing a blood camp making national record of Blood donation, 2012017
Best Social WorkerUttarakhand Government2009
Educational Details
Ph.D, PGDTEEnglishCentral Institute of English and Foreign Language, Hyderabad
First in First Class (Gold medalist) B.A. Honours B.R.A.Bihar University
First in First Class( Gold Medalist)M.A.B.R.A.BIHAR UNIVERSITY
diplomaNeuro-linguistic programmingMiddlesex University , London 2016
Administrative Background
2012On GoingO/C Time TableDepartment of HSS,IITR,Roorkee.
2012On GoingO/C Language Lab,Department of Humanities & Social SciencesIITR.Roorkee.
20092010Member,Inreview CommitteeDepartment of Management Studies
2015ongoingNODAL OFFICERRastrya Avishkar Abhiyaan, MHRD
2014ongoingmember, Faculty Serach CommitteeFSC
20112011Member,Admission 1st yearIITR
20092017Faculty coordinatorNational Service Scheme
2009On GoingProgramme Officer,NSSIITR
2010On GoingDepartmental Representative on Board of StudiesIIT,ROORKEE
20102010MemberConvocation Committee,IIT,Roorkee
Participation in seminars
NamePlaceSponsored ByDate
International Conference on Humor StudiesHoly Name University, OaklandInternational Humor Society30-3 july
Global Research Forum on Diaspora and TransnationalismNew DelhiGlobal Research Forum on Diaspora and Transnationalism26-27nov,
International conf. on Humanities & social sciencesSRM,ModinagarICT18-04-2012
International Conference on The divine and the human: Early modern mystic poets of India and Spain JNUThe Centre for Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and Latin American Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University,1718Sept16
3rd International ELT CONFERENCELucknowAmity University5-6march16
workshop on MelvilleUCD,Dublin,IrelandAmerican Research Centre11-07-2010
Space(Dis)locationGlasgow,UKGlasgow University24-05-2012
33rd Linguistics ConferenceChandigarhLinguistic Society of India01-10-2011
MELUSHyderabadAmerican Studies Centre24-09-2011
Commonwealth Literature and language StudiesKarnatakaCommonwealth Association16-02-2009
National Conference on English Language TeachingJalandharUGC26-02-2011
Seminar on media and the new world orderDelhi UniversityUGC05-02-2011
South Asian Literary AssociationLos Angels,USASALA07-01-2011
Writing India: Revisiting Historiographies, Ideology, and GenreJNU, NEW DELHI, 2017JNU26-17 Jan
perspectives on CosmologyIndian Institute of Science,BangloreIIS02-12-2010
Seminar on Text at workBhubneshwerUGC09-11-2010
• Workshop on Brain, Computation and LearningIISC, Bangaluru,2017IISC9-13 Jan
Rakta PravahIndian Medical Association, DeharadunIMA12-08-2010
National Conference on Culture and Contemporary in the Modern Novel in English in IndiaB.R.A.Bihar UniversityUGC19-11-2003
International conference• Center for Spanish language studies, JNU, New Delhi• Center for Spanish language studiesMarch 8th
International conference on PartitionJamia Milia IslamiaJamia Milia IslamiaMarch 7th
two-days International Seminar on Higher Education through Mother-Tongue: Problems and Prospects, MAMARCH 7-8, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, 2017• UGC Sponsored MARCH 7-8
47th All India English language conferenceLucknowAIETA27-12-2003
commonwealth conferenceIITRIITR13-10-2005
Commonwealth Literature and language StudiesBhubneshwerIACLALS16-02-1009
National Seminar on Trends in Contemporary Indian Poetry in EnglishM.D.D.M College,BiharUGC20-12-2005
International Philosophical Congress 81st SessionDelhi UniversityPhilosophical Congress15-12-2006
International Conference Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi, March 22nd 2018Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi, March 22nd 201822nd March
World Philosophical CongressMumbai UniversityPhilosophical Congress24-12-2009
• International Conferences on Human RightsTexas Tech, Lubbock, USA, April, 2018.Texas Tech, Lubbock, USA, April, 2018.April, 201
International Conference on India in Canada and Canada in IndiaCordoba, SpainAEEII29-07-2009
• International Conference on Bicentenary year of Emily Bronte and Elizabeth GaskellCambridge,UKAnglia Ruskin University, CambridgeI/6/18
International Seminar on Exploring Cultural Relocations & Hybrid IdentitiesJaipurIRJS15-08-2009
national symposium on Ethnicity, Identity and Contemporary Indian LiteratureIIT,RoorkeeSahitya Akademi31-03-2008
53rd All Indian English Teachers' Association ConferenceHardwarAIETA18-12-2008
• National Conference on Swachha Abhiyaan HyderabadNIREC26/7/18
National Conference on Ethics and Aesthetics in Indian Literary PracticesUdaipurUGC24-09-2008
• International Conference on Women EmpowermentNew DelhiNiti Aayog16/7/18
• 27th International Conference on Humour StudiesOakland, CA.Holy Name University9/6/2015
• International Conference of Linguistics SocietyIIT, GUWAHATILinguistic society of India2016
• International Conference of Linguistics India Society, MysoreIIOFLIndian Institute of Languages, Mysore 28/12/13
National Seminar on Treatment of Socio-Cultural Issues in Contemporary Indian English Novel L.N.Mithila UniversityUGC2007-05-05
National Conference on Women liberation and Portrayal of Women in Modern English Literature ishMuzaffarpur,Bihar.University Grant Commission27-05-2006
39th All Indian English Teachers' ConferenceChennaiAIETA28-12-1990
National Seminar on Indo-Anglian FictionDharahmshalaUGC14-03-1990
International Conference on Contemporary IssuesChandigarhMelus25-02-2010
Seminar on ContemporaryPoetryaMuzaffarpurUGC20-12-2005
Rashtriya Hindi WorkshopIndian Institute of Technology,RoorkeeIITR24-09-2009
  • Indian Philosophical Congress, Life Member
  • IACLALS (Indian Association for Commonwealth Lit. & Lang.), Life Member
  • All India English Teachers Association, Life Member
  • All India Linguistics Association, Life Member
  • Melus-Melow, Life Member
  • International Linguistics Association, Life Member
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
Modern DramaIHS-05UGSpring
Technical CommunicationHS-101First YearSpring
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Year
Crime and Environment in the novels of Graham GreeneSresha YadavA1
Feminism in the Novels of Gloria NayloreAnurag KumarO1
The Poetry of H.L.V.Derozio:An AssessmentDivya DubeyA1
Feminism in Manju KapoorReena ChauhanA
Dalit Studies Ms. Riya MukherjiA2014
Socio-politico Condition of Independent India: A Study SUNIL KUMARA1
E.M.ForsterArchana KumariA1
political history of Indian writing in englishSndhya RashmiA1
Ecriture Feminism in Margaret AtwoodMs Rachna AroraA2013
Visits to outside institutions
Institute VisitedPurpose of VisitDate
SRM University,ModinagarGuest Speaker17-03-2012
Institute of Management Studies,Dehradunkey-note speaker18-04-2012
Holyname University,OAKLAND, USATo interact with the research students July,2015
Institute of Technology,DehradunGuest Speaker17-02-2012
NIT,SuratSubject Expert3/8/18
University of CordobaChairperson/plenary speaker29-06-2009
NIT, NagpurFaculty Development Program20/8/17
Stanford University, CA, USA.To interact with the students of social Service, , 2015June, 2015
Indian Institute of ScienceGuest Speaker,Bagalore10-12-2010
Middlesex University, LondonTo attend a course and to interact with students of Linguistics in Middlesex University, LondonJuly, 2016
JNUdeliver a talk8/3/18
Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridgeto deliver talk1/6/18
Jamia Miliadeliver a talk7/3/18
The Centre for Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and Latin American Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi in collaboration with GRISO, University of Navarra, Spain and the ICCRJNUT2015
Spanish Hispanism • Center for Spanish language studiesT2018
• International Conference on Women EmpowermentNiti AayogT2018
Indian DiasporaJamia Milia IslamiaT2018
• International Conference on Bicentenary year of Emily Bronte CambridgeT2018
Indian PartitionJamia Milia IslamiaG2018
Participation in short term courses
Couse NameSponsored ByDate
Macro Human Culture QIP, IITR7/6/10
• workshop on performance management QIP26/9/09
Research Methodology QIP, IITR15/6/2012
Fundamentals of Sociolinguistics QIP,IITR15/6/2014
Significance of literary theory in Humanities & Social SciencesQIP,IITR7/7/17
• One-day Workshop on Semiotic Approach to Feminist Studies QIP,IITR15/8/2010.
• Workshop on Research Methodology sponsored QIP, IITR,ROORKEE15/11/12
• One-day Workshop on Translation in Post-colonial IndiaQIP, IITR22/3/2013
• One-day workshop on Challenges to ProfessionalismQIP,IITR22/3/2014
• One-Day workshop on Teaching English in India: Problem & Strategy QIP, IITR15/2/2016
Courses or Conferences Organised
Conference NameSponsored ByDate
Workshop on Research MethodologyQIP,IITR,ROORKEE15-11-1012
SHORT TERM COURSE ON MACRO HUMAN CULTUREquality improvement programme,IITR07-06-2010
workshop on performance managementquality improvement programme,IITR26-09-2009
English Language Teaching In India: Problems & Strategies qip, IIT,RoorkeeFeb 6th 20
SANKALPNSS, IIT,Roorkee12-14 Febr
• Organized Global Initiative Academic Networking course (GIAN) on Semiotic Approach to Feminist StuGIAN8/8/18
Special Lectures Delivered
Youth and Morality Women's college, Roorkee.March,2016
Art of TeachingJawahar Navodaya School, RoorkeeMay,2016
National International Collaboration
Organized GIAN in association with Texas Tech University, USA.Texas TechH UniversityRP
Books Authored

Single Authored

1. Jha, Smita. Nativization of English Prose: A Study of Indianism, Dialogue, Translation, Transcreation,Transliteration and Coined Words in the Novels of Arun Joshi, Jain Brothers, New Delhi,2010.

2.Partition: A Historical and Litearay Perspectives:( The Horrors and Brutalitites of Indian Partition),VDM Publishing House, Mauritius, 2010.

3. E.M.Forster as Biographer,Lambert Academic Publication, Germany,2011.


  1. Nawale,Jha Smita & Anandita Chatterjee,Ethics & Identity in contemporary Indian English Writing,Autthors Press,2012
  2. Indian Aesthetics/Poetics and Reading of Indian English Literature(editor:Dr.Smita jha published by Yking Press, Jaipur, India. 
Refereed Journal Papers

1. Jha, Smita.The Comic Stance: A Study of Malgonkar's Short Stories,  Points of View, Vol.VI.No. 1, Summer 1999, Ghaziabad, pp.103-109.

 2. Jha, Smita.Amitav Ghosh's The Hungry Tides: Mythology of Discovery, Points Of View, Vol. XII,No.1, Summer 2005, Ghaziabad,pp.83-80.

 3. Jha,Smita. Quest for Identity in Chinua Achebe's The African Triology, Re-Markings, Vol.2, No.1, March2003, Agra, pp.106-112. 

 4. Jha, Smita. Doris Lessings: An Overview, Re-markings,Vol.7,No.1, March2008, Agra,pp.88-89.

 5. Jha, Smita. Religion in Graham Greene, Journal of Philosophical Congress (78th Session, October 17-20, 2003, pp.36-39. 

 6. Jha, Smita.  Literature and Philosophy, The Quest, Vol.23, No.2, December 2009, Ranchi,pp.22-27..

 7. Jha, Smita.  Ethnicity and Identity: An Approach to Jhumpa Lahiri's the Namesake, ICFAI Journal, Vol.I, No.2, November2008, Hyderabad,pp.39-43.

 8. Jha, Smita.  Loss of Human Values: An Approach to The Inheritance of Loss, The  Atlantic Critical Review, Vol.8No.3, July-September,2009,New Delhi,pp.95-101.

9. Nagendra & Smita Jha. Chinua Achebe's A Man Of People: A Critique, Cyber Literatute, Vol.xix &xx, no.I& II, January & December 2007, Patna, pp.75-84.

10. Jha, Smita. Things Fall Apart: A Study by Chinua Achebe, International African Journal (IRCLAC,2009)pp.96-110.

11. Jha, Smita. Crisis of Identity in Chinua Achebe's A Man of People, Journal of African Literature, no.7, 2010, Philadelphia, pp.111-128.

12. Yadav, Sresha & Smita Jha. Character Analysis of Andrews in Graham Greene's The Man Within, Language In India, vol.10: 12 December, 2010, pp.227-233.

13. Jha, Smita. Shakespeare's Soliloquies: A Cognitive Analysis, published in 32 nd All India Conference, Linguistic Society of India, pp.222-225.

14. Jha, Smita. Q & A and The White Tiger: A Postcolonial and Global Perspective, World Image Music, Vol II, July2010,pp.150-162.

15. Yadav, Sresha & Smita Jha.  A Framework for Author's Identification of Questioned Documents: Forensic and Linguistic Convergence, MJAL: An International Journal, 3:1, Winter 2011,pp.1-7.

16. Jha, Smita.  Anita Desai, Margaret Atwood and Gloria Naylor: A Study of Female Psyche, Search: A Journal of Arts, Humanities & Management, vol.ii, Dec.2009,DDCE, Bhubneshwar,pp.80-91.

17. Kumar, Anurag & Smita Jha. A Saga of Female Bonding, Journal of the African Literature Association,(JALA).,Philadelphia,PA,March,pp.111-121.

18. Jha, Smita. Theory of Impossibility of Knowledge: A Study of The Calcutta Cromosome, Dialogue, no.19 (Autumn 2010), pp.136-148.

19. Kumar,Anurag & Smita Jha.  The Women of Brewster Place, The Atlantic Literary Review, vol.12 no.1, January-March 2011,pp.1-12.

20. Jha, Smita.  E-Women Indian Interview: , Chicago July, 2011.

21. Jha, Smita. The Dark Dancer: A Critique, Illuminati, Journal, Vol.II, 2011, Atlantic Publisher,New Delhi. 

22. Kumar Anurag & Smita Jha. From Margin to Centre: Reading Gloria Naylor's Baily's Cafe, Atlantic Critical Review, vol11, October2011.

23.  Yadav, Sresha & Smita Jha.  Exploring Criminological Perspectives in Anita Desai's Cry the Peacock, IUP Journal of English Studies, Vol.,vi no3,pp.51-55, September,2011.

24. Sinha , Babita, Smita Jha & Nalin Negi. Migration and Empowerment: The Experience of Women in Households in India, Journal Gender Studies, Francis & Taylor,Mortimer Street, London, U.K.,Routledge,27 March.2012, vol.21, no 1,pp.61-76.

25. Jha, Smita.  Book Review on Sangya Balya, Impression On line, 2012.

26. Yadav, Sresha & Smita Jha. Major Trends of Criticism regarding Graham Greene’s Novels, The Atlantic Review, Vol.13 , November 2, April-June 2012, pp.38-51.

27. Jha, Smita.  A Historical Survery of Indian Novels in English, Serach: A Joournal of Arts, Humanities & Management. VolII July 2012.  

28. Krishna, Niyathi & Smita Jha. In search of sexuality and spirituality: The unveiled womanhood in Sarah Joseph’s The scent of the other side accepted by Atlantic Critical Review.

29.  Yadav, Sresha & Smita Jha. Victim of Fate or Choice: A Study of Greene’s The Heart of the Matter,  3L: The Southeast Asian Journal of English Language Studies – Vol 18(4): 159 – 166

30. Jha, Smita. Revisiting the Classics: A Case Study of Moby Dick, Middle Flight, Vol.2 OCTOBER 2013 No.1, pp.210221.

31. Jha, Smita. Pragama Discourse Analysis of Aristotle’s Rhetoric, The Atlantic Literary Review, January-March 2014, Vol. 15 No. 1, PP 1-8.New Delhi

32. Mukherji, Riya & Smita Jha, “Locating the subaltern otherness”: Politics of identity in select Dalit Autobiographies” Social Action, Indian Institute of  Dalit Studies, 2014,New Delh,pp.28-35i.

33. Muhkerjee, Riya & Smita Jha: The Consciousness of Dalit Selfhood: Narration of History in Dalit Autobiographies' The Indian Journal of Social WorkTata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.

34. Jha, Smita: Linguistics and cognitive Paradigm in Meena’s Alexander’s Manhattan Music to Atlantic journal, New Delhi. 

35. Mukherjee,Riya & Smta jha Differential citizenship: questioning the dalit claim to equal citizenship through a projection of difference, Social Identities: Journal for the Study of Race, Nation and Culture, : 17 Jul 2016.ISSN: 1350-4630 (Print) 1363-0296 (Online), pp1-15, Routledge Taylor & Francis. 

36. Smita Jha, The Sinner-Saint Syndrome in Graham Greene’s Novels, Volume 8, Number  1 2016 January-March, Rupkatha journal . 

37.  Mukherjee, Riya & Smita Jha. Locating the Subalterns Otherness: Politics of Identity in Select Dalit Autobiographies, Social Action: A quarterly Review of Social Trends, July September 2014, vol64 no.3,pp-294-308.

38. Jha, Smita,  Pragna-Discourse Analysis of Aristotle Rhetoric, The Atlantic Literary Review, Vol.15, No.1 ( January-March2014) pp.1-9. 

39.Arora, Rachna, and Smita Jha. Women’s Body as the site of Encroachment: A critical Study of Amrita Pritam’s Novel Pinjar". Social Sciences Review, Volume 2, Issue 2, 2016.

40 Jha, Smita. The Sinner-Saint Syndrome in Graham Greene’s Novels.Rukatha journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities, V8N12016.PP 161-168.Link: 

41. Mukherji, Riya , and Smita Jha. “Narrative of Protest: Interrogating the Aboriginal Identarian Ethos in Alice Nannup’s When the Pelican Laughed Asian Quarterly IASE, Vol5 no3   Pune, August, 2016.pp 5-19.

42. Mukherjee, Riya and Smita Jha. “The Consciousness of Dalit Selfhood: Narration of History in Dalit Autobiographies”. Indian Journal of Social Work: Tata Institute of Social Sciences. Vol. 76 No. 4. Pp 507-520. 2015. (SSCI Indexed).


Chapters in Books:

1. Jha, Smita. Pidgins and Creoles, English Language Teaching, ed. Meenakshi Raman, Atlantic Publishers, New Delhi, 2004, pp.199-206.

2.Jha, Smita. E.M.Forster and the theme of Self-Perpetuation, Studies in Literature in English, Atlantic Publishers, 2006, Vol.XII, PP.66-80.

3. Jha, Smita.  A River With Three Banks: A Prtition Novel, Perspetives on the Partition Fiction of the Indian Sub-continent, ed Tejinder Kaur &N.K.Neb, Nirmal Publication, Jalandhar, 2007,pp.195-202.

4. Jha, Smita. Honing Skills for Performance Management, Soft Skills, Jain Brothers, New Delhi,2009,pp.366-374.

5. Jha, Smita. Literature and Philosophy, Reflections on English Studies, Darbhanga, 2009,pp.109-115.

6.Jha, Smita.  Loneliness in Anita Desai's Female Characters, Erasing Barricades: Women in Indian Literature, Delhi, 2010, pp.84-90.

7. Jha, Smita. Ethics and Identity in Contemporary Indian English Poetry in Ethics and Aesthetics: Essays in Indian Literature eds. Seema Malik & Seema Kashyap, Creative Books: New Delhi, 2010, pp.198-204.

8. Jha, Smita. Crisis of Indian Secularism: A Study of Untouchable, Waiting for Mahatma and Train to Pakistan, Indo-english fiction: New Perspectives,ed. Dr. Nawale, Aadi Publication, Jaipur,2011,pp.23-32.

9. Jha, Smita. Midnight’s children: A Study in Myth and Realism, Booker Prize Winner Indian English Novels, ed. Dr. Nawale and Dr. Bite, Avishkar Publications, Jaipur, 2011,pp.12-19.

10. Jha, Smita. The Inheritance of Loss: Perspective on Post Colonial and Globalization Approached. Dr. A.k.Saini, Pointer Publication, Jaipur, 2011, pp.29-37.

11. Jha, Smita. Gender Perspectives on Women in India: Trials and Triumphs ed. Dr. Sweta Prasad, New Delhi, 2011pp.88-96. 

 12. Jha, Smita. Vedantic Aspect of the Albigensian Philosophy: A Study of the Serpent & the Rope, Global Responses to Indo-English Literature, ed.Dr. Nawale & Prof. Amrendra Sharma, Jaipur,2012,pp-56-67.

13. Jha, Smita. Indu in Dilemma: A Critical Analysis Shashi Deshpande’s Roots and Shadows, Shashi Deshpande’s Fiction: A Study ed. By Vishwanath Bite, Department of English, Bharati Vidyapeeth, Maharastra, 2012,pp.34-45.

14. Jha, Smita. Magic of Words: An Art to enrich Vocabulary, CT & ELT: Prospects and Perspective, Lambert Publishing, Germany, 2012, ed. Dr. Ashok K. Saini. Deptt. of English Language,State Council of Educational Research & Training, Uttarakhand, pp-25-36.

15. Jha, Smita. A Thematic Study of The Calcutta Chromosome ,Amitav Ghosh, ed. Vivekananda Jha, BRPC Publication, New Delhi,2012, pp.55-67.

16. Jha, Smita. English Language Teaching in India: Problems and Startegies, Teaching of English: New Dimensions, New Delhi, 2011,pp-318-25.

17. Yadav, Sresha & Smita Jha.  Reshaping Mind and Behaviour: Media and Its Impacts in Media and the New World Order, Wisdom Publications, Delhi: 2012, pp.194-199. 

19. Jha, Smita. Indian Sensibility and Identity in the Poems of Ezekiel, Ramanujan and Parthasarthy, ed Ethics & Identity, Authors Press, New Delhi, pp-8-16, 2012.

20.  Merging Diversity: Transnationalism in Bharati Mukherjee's Wife in Discursive Passage (An Anthology of Diaspora Criticism) Yking Books Vol.II,PP 229-240( ed.  by Bishun Kumar & Ajay K. Chaubey)

21.  Linguistic & Cognitive Paradigm in Meena Alexander's Manhattan Music:Transnational Passages(An Anthology of Diaspora Criticism)Yking Books Vol.I,PP 229-240( ed.  by Bishun Kumar & Ajay K. Chaubey) pp. 209-220.