Prof. Malati Mathur
Duration of Fellowship October 2023 to September 2025
Research Project "Hey Traveller, Will this be remembered? India Through the Eyes of a Poet."
About: Malati Mathur was Professor of English,  Director, School of Humanities and Director, School of Foreign Languages, IGNOU, N Delhi. She has a PhD in Australian Literature, taught language and literature for over four decades, conducted workshops for teachers and students, and presented papers at national and international conferences both in India and abroad. As Director, she developed and put on offer,18 Modern Indian Languages at the BA 1st year level and established the Centre for Modern Indian Languages in the School of Humanities, IGNOU. She also helped to develop and launch over 20 study programmes at various levels in Sanskrit, Urdu, Hindi, English, Arabic, French and Russian. She is a published poet and creative writer, was invited to read her poetry online at the Chicago edition of the Jaipur Literature festival and translates between Tamil, Hindi and English with three Katha/Katha-British Council awards for translation. She has published widely on a variety of topics including humour and travel.  Publications include: Affinities (Volume of Poetry); Merging Meridians: AD Hope’s Poetic Vision (Criticism); Mantras to Success (Motivational Writing) Ustad Ali Akbar Khan: The Jodhpur Years (Biography); Remembering AmmaReformatory (Translated novels). She is passionate about music and has a BA degree in sitar.