National Fellow

Professor Bettina Sharda Baumer

Prof. Dr. Bettina Sharada Bäumer, National Fellow since 2015, is a scholar of Indology and Religious Studies, specialized in the tradition of Kashmir Shaivism, with a number of translations of Sanskrit texts (in English and German). She has been working on Temple Architecture of Odisha and Indian aesthetics. Living and working in Varanasi since 1967, at present Director, Abhinavagupta Research Library. Coordinator of Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts in Varanasi for 9 years. Visiting Professor at the Universities of Vienna, Salzburg and Berne.

D.N Dhanagare

Professor D.N Dhanagare had his education in Nagpur University during 1955-59. He received a Fellowship to persue further Graduate Studies at the University of Massachusetts, U.S.A in 1965-66. He did his D.Phill at the University of Sussex (U.K). His doctoral thesis (OUP, 1983, four reprints thereafter) proved to be a pace-setting work in the study of social movements and in comparative social history and sociology.

Meena Alexander

Meena Alexander is University Distinguished Professor of English and Women’s Studies at the City University of New York, teaching at the Graduate Center and Hunter College. She has previously taught at the universities of Delhi and Hyderabad as well as EFLU. She holds a B.A. Honors in French and English from Khartoum University and a Ph.D. from Nottingham University. Her poems and prose works have been widely anthologized, translated and set to music.

Udayon Misra

Professor Udayon Misra, former Professor and Head of the Department of English of Dibrugarh University, had his school and college education at St Edmund’s College, Shillong. He did his Post-graduation in English Literature and his LL.B from Gauhati University. His doctoral work on nineteenth century British writing on India has been published as The Raj in Fiction. Apart from his research in post-colonial literature, Misra has been writing extensively on the society and politics of India’s North-East.