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Dr. Rajesh Kumar

Associate Professor

Rajesh Kumar, PhD., an alumnus of Jawaharlal Nehru University (M.A., MPhil &PhD), New Delhi, has taught for over two decades in a college in University of Delhi, New Delhi before joining the faculty of English, SOH, IGNOU. He is a recipient of UGC Research Award (2016-18) during which he worked on a project on “Santali Dance-Songs of Jharkhand: Contextualizing Art & Culture’. He has also been an Associate (2018-20) at Indian Institute of Advanced Studies (IIAS), Rashtrapati Niwas, Shimla. He has also been honored with 'Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Best Teacher Award 2021' in English Literature by CPACE, India and ‘Indo Asian Teaching Excellence Award 2021' in English Literature by IMRF, India.
He has authored five books: (i)Santal Folk-Dance Songs: Contextualizing Art &Culture; (ii) Dalits Vs Aboriginal Australians: Convergences& Divergences;(iii) Of Dalit and Australian Aboriginal Writings & Culture; (iv) Australian Aboriginal Autobiographies: Reading Identity, Aboriginality and Belongingness; and (v) edited Volume: Literaria: An International Journal of New Literature across the World, special issue on Literatures of Margin, Bahri Publications: New Delhi.vol.2, no.1, Jan-Jun 2012. ISSN:2229-4600. He has published many scholarly articles in national and international journals on various subjects & issues and presented several papers in national and International Conferences.


His areas of interest include Culture Studies; Posthumanism; Digital Humanities; Post-colonial Studies; Literary theories & Criticism; Dalit Literature; Australian Literature; Literatures of margin/ Marginality; Dalit Autobiographies; Australian Aboriginal Autobiographies; Performing Arts & Culture; Dance Studies; Folklore Studies, and Tribal Folk Literature of India. He is currently developing a Diploma Program in Digital Humanities (DH).


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Official Address:
School of Humanities Block F,
Room no. 26  Tagore Bhawan Indira Gandhi National Open University Maidan Garhi,
New Delhi- 110068    New Delhi - 110068
New Delhi, India
  rajeshkumar2021@ignou.ac.in rajesh_nibha@yahoo.co.in
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