Makarand Paranjape

Writer & Academic

Makarand Paranjape is Professor of English at the Centre at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. His recent books are: Cultural Politics in Modern India: Postcolonial Prospects, Colourful Cosmopolitanism, Global Proximities, The Death and Afterlife of Mahatma Gandhi and Making India: Colonialism, National Culture, and the Afterlife of Indian English Authority. Apart from books in criticism, Makarand has published six poetry collections and works of fiction. Among his latest creative writing publications are: Transit Passenger/Passageiro em Transito and the novel, Body Offering. His edited books include Swami Vivekananada: A Contemporary Reader and Healing Across Boundaries: Biomedicine and Alternative Therapeutics. Makarand was the Inaugural DAAD Global South Visiting Fellow and Erich Auerbach Visiting Professor in World Literature, University of Tuebingen, Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, Inaugural ICCR Chair in Indian Studies, South Asian Studies Programme, National University of Singapore, CAPES Visiting Professor, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil and Shivdasani Visiting Fellow, Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, University of Oxford. Makarand is also a columnist for Swarajya, DNA and Mail Today.

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