Makarand R. Paranjape
Makarand R. Paranjape is Director of the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla. He was educated at St. Stephen’s College, Delhi and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he earned a Masters and PhD in English. He has been Professor of English at Jawaharlal Nehru University for 18 of his 38 years as university teacher. He is the author of some 22 books and editor of another 24, including novels and collections of poems, in addition to academic papers and popular articles. His latest books include Debating the ‘Post’ Condition in India, Cultural Politics in Modern India and The Death and Afterlife of Mahatma Gandhi. Paranjape is currently a columnist for DNA and Mail Today.