Makarand R. Paranjape

Makarand R. Paranjape

Makarand R. Paranjape is an Indian poet and the director of Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla since August 2018. Prior to that he was a professor at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, India.

He has been teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students for over thirty-five years. His teaching career has spanned the better part of the globe. A large part of this has been spent in the United States and India, where he has lived and worked. He started his career as Teaching Assistant at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He returned to India in 1986, joined the University of Hyderabad, first as lecturer and then reader. In 1994, he joined the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Delhi as an associate professor. Since 1999, he has been a professor of English at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, Centre for English Studies. He has published over 175 academic papers in various refereed journals and edited books within the country and internationally. In addition, he is the author of several poems and short stories, over 500 essays, book reviews, and occasional pieces in academic and popular periodicals in India and abroad. He was a columnist in Sunday Observer, Business Standard, The Pioneer, and Life Positive and currently writes columns for Swarajya, Mail Today, and DNA.

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