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Updated on 02 Sep, 2021


Dr. Rajesh Kumar

Associate Professor

Rajesh Kumar, PhD., an alumnus of Jawaharlal Nehru University, has taught for almost two decades in a college in University of Delhi, New Delhi before joining the faculty of English, SOH, IGNOU. He has a  PhD in English Literature on “Dalit Writings and Aboriginal Writings: Convergences & Divergences” and an MPhil in English Literature on “The dialectics of Australian Aboriginal Identity in Aboriginal Women’s Autobiographies” from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He is a recipient of UGC Research Award (2016-18) during which he worked on a project on “Santali Dance-Songs of Jharkhand: Contextualizing Art & Culture’. He has also been an Associate (2018-20) at Indian Institute of Advanced Studies (IIAS), Rashtrapati Niwas, Shimla. He has authored four books: Santal Folk-Dance Songs: Contextualizing Art &Culture; Dalits Vs Aboriginal Australians: Convergences& Divergences;  Of Dalit and Australian Aboriginal Writings & Culture; Australian Aboriginal Autobiographies: Reading Identity, Aboriginality and Belongingness; and  edited one Volume: Literaria: An International Journal of New Literature across the World, special issue on Literatures of Margin, Bahri Publications: New Delhi.vol.2, no.1, Jan-Jun 2012. ISSN:2229-4600. He has published many scholarly articles in national and international journals on various subjects and issues relating to literatures of margin and presented several papers in national and International Conferences. His areas of interest include Culture Studies, Post-colonial Studies, Literary Criticism, Dalit Literature, Australian Literature, Literatures of margin/ Marginality, Sociology of Dalit discourse, Dalit Autobiographies, Australian Aboriginal Autobiographies, Performing Arts & Culture, Dance Studies, Folklore Studies and Tribal Folk Literature of India. He is also currently working on developing an MA online course in MEG-12:A Survey course in 20th Century Canadian Literature.

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Official Address:
School of Humanities Block F,
Room no. 16  Tagore Bhawan Indira Gandhi National Open University Maidan Garhi,
New Delhi- 110068    New Delhi - 110068
New Delhi, India
  011-29572766
  rajeshkumar2021@ignou.ac.in rajesh_nibha@yahoo.co.in
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