|Dr. Alka Tyagi
|Duration of Fellowship||February 2020 to February 2022|
|Research Project||Bhavana, Creative Contemplation and Bhairava, the Supreme Reality in Kashmir Saivadarshan.|
|About:Dr. Alka Tyagi, a bilingual poet, translator,is Associate Professor in English Dept., Dyal Singh (eve) College,University of Delhi.
Alka has a doctoral degree on the subject, “Inter-semiotic Transformations: A Study of the Poetry of Two Medieval Saints, Akka Mahadevi and Andal” from School of Arts and Aesthetics, JNU, New Delhi.
She has edited Kalidasa’s Abhijnanashakuntalam (2005) and has co-edited Gendered Space (2004) published by Doaba House and Shrishti Publishers respectively. She has published a collection of short tales called Healing Tales (2011) which is a retelling of stories from Zen, Buddhist, Chinese and Indian oral traditions,published by Yash Publications, Delhi. Her book, Andal and Akka Mahadevi: Feminity to Divinity(2013) has been published by DK Printworld, Delhi.
Two collections of her Hindi poems called Sun Ri Sakhi (2009) and Amaltas (2014) have been published by Surya Prakashan Mandir,Bikaner and ‘Ka- Kala,Sampada evam Vaichariki’ respectively. Her English poetry collection, ‘Whispers at the Ganga Ghat’ (2014) has been published by Mark Media, New Delhi. She has read her poems at various platforms including International Poetry Festival in Florence, Italy in June, 2010. She has translated Bhavani Prasad Mishra’s award winning poetry collection,Buni Hui Rassi into A Woven Rope(2016) published by Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi. She has also translated Narada Bhakti Sutra which has been published by D.K. Printworld as Reconstructing Devotion through Narada Bhakti Sutra (2019).
She is associated with Bihar School of Yoga,Munger for last twenty years.Certified in Yogic Studies in this tradition,she has been teaching various aspects of Satyananda Yoga and meditation at various platforms in India and abroad.
Currently she is a Fellow at Indian Institute of Advance Study (IIAS), Shimla.