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Professor J.P. Khurana

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  • Jesus and Mary College 1972-1984
  • Department of English, Univ. of Delhi. 1984 – 2013.


  • Dean of Colleges, since November 2013  
  • Dean, Academic Activities & Projects: 11 January 2012 to present.
  • Joint Director, University of Delhi South Campus:  March 2006 to 10 January 2011.
  • Head/Chairperson, Department of English: Feb 2000-Feb 2003.
  • Director, Women’s Studies and Development Centre (WSDC), Feb. 2000- April 2006. 
  • Senior Consultant, Ministry of Culture, Govt of India (New Delhi). 
  • Post Colonial Translations: The Case of South Asia ( Newcastle University, UK) 
  • Managing Diversity: Oral Cultures as resource in Indigenous communities in Canada and India  (International Council for Canadian Studies)  
  • Visiting Professor, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, May 2007 
  • Rockefeller Grant to Bellagio Study Center, Italy, 2005 
  • Visiting Fellow: Centre for Research in Women’s Studies, UBC, Vancouver, 2003 
  • British Council Higher Education Link grant for annual visits to UK, 2000-2003 
  • Shastri Indo-Canadian grants to York University (1990) and University of Manitoba (1995), Canada. 

Selected Books

  • Co-editor Chamba-Achamba: Women’s Oral Narratives. Sahitya Akademi, 2012.
  • Co-editor, In Search of Sita: Revisiting Mythology, New Delhi: Penguin Books, 2009.
  • Co-editor, Speaking for Myself: Women’s Writing in Asia, New Delhi: Penguin Books, 2009.
  • Co-editor, The Indian Family in Transition: Reading Literary and Cultural Texts, New Delhi: Publishers, 2007.
  • Co-editor, Interpreting Home in South Asian Literature, New Delhi:Pearson-Longman, 2007.
  • Co-editor, At Home in the World: Proceedings of ICCR International Conference on Indian Literature, New Delhi: ICCR, 2005.
  • Co-editor, Signifying the Self: Women and Literature, New Delhi:Macmillan India, 2004.
  • Co-editor, Women’s Studies in India: Contours of Change, Shimla: Indian Institute of Advanced Study, 2002.
  • Co-editor, At Home in the World: A Window on Contemporary Indian Literature, New Delhi: Full Circle, 2002.
  • Co-editor, Post-independence Voices in South Asian Writing. New Delhi, Doaba House, 2000.
  • Edited, Feminist Spaces: Cultural Readings from India and Canada. Allied Publishers, New Delhi, Bombay et al., 1997.
  • Author, The Law of the Threshold: Women Writers in Indian English. Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, 1995.Rpt. 2000. 
  • Maharani Gayatri Devi Girls Public School, Jaipur 
  • University of Rajasthan Jaipur. BA Honours, MA, PhD. (English)
  • Pre-doctoral Fellowship: Fulbright-Hays, Harvard University, USA
  • Post -doctoral Fellowship, Harvard University, USA