Dr.Nilanshu Kumar Agarwal

Dr.Nilanshu Kumar Agarwal was born on 19th of February,1973. The son of a college Professor at Allahabad, Dr.Agarwal is currently Senior Lecturer in English at Feroze Gandhi College,Rae Bareli,(U.P.),India.He was awarded D.Phil Degree by Allahabad University for his doctoral dissertation, entitled “T.S.Eliot’s Poetry In The Light Of His Critical Thoughts”. His wife holds her Post Graduate Degree in Child Development from Banasthali Vidyapith, Rajasthan.He has two kids, who always remind his emotional heart the fact that child is the father of man.

 

Dr.Agarwal’s  chief interest is in Indian aesthetics, Diaspora and contemporary critical theory. He wants that Indian critical theories should be used to analyse  the literary texts. His views on the reformation of  English syllabi in Indian Universities may be read  by  clicking the following web address:

http://www.centralchronicle.com/20060103/0301305.htm

 

Currently, Dr.Agarwal is editing a book on Stephnen Gill. His interview with Stephen Gill may be seen by clicking:

http://nkag.sulekha.com/blog/post/2007/08/stephen-gill-on-his-writing-and-diaspora-an-interview.htm

 

Publications

Articles/Research Papers/Reviews:

  • Dwivedi’s Fine Frenzy (1998):An Assessment”  included in The Vedic Path ,Quarterly Journal of G.K. University, Hardwar,Dec.1998.
  • Asif Currimbhoy’s Inquilab:An Appraisal” included in Studies in Contemporay Indian English Drama , Ludhiana:Kalyani Publioshers,1999.
  •  Review  of  A.N.Dwivedi’s Protest Poems   in  Quest, June,2003.
  • “Burial of The Motherland: A Critical Appreciation of Nirad C.Chaudhuri’s The Autobiography of An Unknown Indian”, ,published in  Pegasus, Jan.Dec.2004.

The abridged version of the above mentioned paper is also present in IJOWLAC,Vol.1.1.January-June,2004.

This paper is also included in Studies in Contemporary Indian English Prose,  Delhi:B.R. Publishing  Corporations,2006.

  • Review of R.Leland Waldrip’s Satin Verses published in The People’s  Poet:Summer Community Magazine, 2004..This review can be read by clicking:

http://www.rappahannockbooks.com/tajmahal.htm

 

Poems and Translations:

  • Poem entitled “Tempest of Passion” won the second prize at the Webstatic Poetry Contest of 2000.This poem is also present in The People’s Poet Anthology, 2003 of  Great Britain. The  poem can be  read by clicking:

http://www.webstatic.com/Contest/second00/fin04_05.htm

  • The poems “Boom Times” and “Dance of Lust” included in The Journal of Contemporary Anglo Scandinavian Poetry, Autumn,2002.
  • “What is Orchestra” published in Promise (Autumn,2002) and The Raven Chronicles (Vol.10).
  • “We are listless issues” in Dwan.
  • “Frenzy of Flesh” in Yellow Bat Review, Winter,2002.
  • “ A Sonnet” and  “Cause of Fundamentalism” in Carved in Sand,  Summer, 2002 and Turning the Tide  Winter 2002-03.The last named poem is also included in Blue Collar Review  Summer, 2002.
  • “To Lord Krishna” in The Pagan’s Muse, Citadel Press, 2003.
  • Translation of certain stanzas from KalidasMeghdutam in Carved in Sand, Autumn,2002.
  • South Asian Review (Vol.25,No.23,2004) has included some of Dr. Agarwal’s poems.

 

Conferences/Workshops:

  • Workshop on Plain Language, conducted by Mr. Martin Cutts of Plain Language Commission, U.K.
  • Annual Conferences of IASCL in 1997,1998 and 1999.
  • 49th All India English Teachers’ Conference in 2005.

 

 Other Details:

  • Included in International Directory of Distinguished Leadership  by the Editorial Board of American Biographical Institute, Inc.
  • The People’s Poet: Summer Community Magazine of  2004 has included  several of my pieces.

 

Mailing Address:

Dr.Nilanshu Kumar Agarwal

A-111,Aawas Vikas Colony,

Indira Nagar,

Rae Bareli, U.P.

PIN:229001

India.

Email: nilanshu1973@yahoo.com