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Updated on 26 Feb, 2018

Prof Jitendra Kumar Srivastava


Jitendra Srivastava,  hails from Deoria District in  Uttar Pradesh. He completed his graduation  from Gorakhpur and later studied for  his  Masters  and Doctorate  in Hindi Literature from  JNU, New Delhi.  He is presently working as a Professor of  Hindi Literature in the School of Humanities. He is also holding the charge of Registrar, Administration Division and Director, School of Tourism & Hospitallity Service Management, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi.

He is a renowned poet and critic with 22 books to his credit, which include In  Dino Halchal, Anbhay Katha, Asunder-Sunder, Bilkul Tumhari Tarah. Kayantaran, Bharatiya Samaj, Rashtravad aur Premchand, Sarjak Ka Swapn , Vichardhara, Naye Vimarsh aur  Samkaleen Kavita, Upanyas ki Paridhi and Rachana ka Jeevdravya.  His literary criticism has received world wide recognition in the domain of Hindi literature.  He has been admired by various social networking sites and his literary and academic contributions are deeply cited.
Apart from his recognition in the literary fraternity, he has received several prestigious awards that include the Bharat Bhushan Aggarwal Puraskar, Devishankar Awasthee Samman, Bhartiya Bhasha Parishad Puraskar, Ram Chandra Shukla Puraskar, Vijay Dev Narayan Sahi Puraskar, Kriti Samman, Ram Vilas Sharma Alochana Puraskar, Parampara Rituraj Samman etc.
He has delivered more than 100 lectures at various universities and institutions across India.  Seven research works have also been undertaken on his prominent works. Bhartiya Gyanpeeth has also published renowned books like Godaan, Rangbhumi and Dhruvswamini with the introductory note by Prof. Jitendra Srivastava.  He has contributed more than 30 chapters in various edited books. He has also been a jury member of various important awards like the Bhartiya Gyanpeeth Navlekhan Puraskar etc.
Prof. Jitendra is presently grooming the prestigious literary journal “Ummeed” as Editor-In-Chief. He may be contacted at registrar@ignou.ac.in


Official Address:
School of Humanities ,
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU),
Maidan Garhi,
New Delhi - 110068
New Delhi, India