Prof. Hitender Kumar Patel
Designation- Fellow
Duration of Fellowship May 2019 to March 2021
Research Project The Politics of Nationalism in Literary Imagination (1920s -1960s): A Study of Five Hindi Novelists
About: Prof. Hitendra K Patel teaches at Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata in the Department of History. He has a PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.  His range of interests centres on the intellectual, social and political history of colonial and post colonial India. He has worked on the history of communal divide, Hindu nationalism, political mobilization during the Gandhian phase, peasant movements and leaders, representations of icons and events in literature, 1857, revolutionary movements and related themes. He has also worked on Gandhi, dalit history, ‘Hindustanis’ (Hindi speaking people) of Calcutta, popular Hindi films, Socialist leaders and the tribal history.

His major publications include Communalism and the Intelligentsia in Bihar 1870-1930 (Orient BlackSwan, Delhi, 2011), Khudiram Bose:  Revolutionary Extraordinaire (Publication Division, Delhi, 2008) [Hindi expanded edition was published as Khudiram Bose: Ek Apratim Krantikari , 2011],  1857: Bharat ka Pahla Mukti Sangharsha (eds). He has contributed more than fifty research articles in Hindi, English and Bengali.

He is also a Hindi novelist (two novels published –Haaril and Chirkut) and a literary critic. He edited Shabda-karma vimarsha (literary magazine), Calcutta.