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Professor J.P. Khurana

(Interim Dean of Colleges)

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Photoperception and Signal Transduction Mechanisms in plants; Plant Hormone Action Mechanisms; Structural and Functional Genomics in Plants

  • Our group has contributed extensively to the area of light perception and signal transduction mechanisms in plants. Some of the initial works on Arabidopsis mutants lead to the identification of the blue light receptor, phototropin1, which in fact remained elusive for over a century. During a screen for phototropism mutants, we also identified constitutively photomorphogenic mutants that display de-repression of gene expression in dark and flower precociously.

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