is professor of English at the University of Delhi, India and is its current chairman. He has numerous Indian and international publications, including original and translated material, and research articles and books in English and Oriya. Among his significant books are: The Tenth Rasa: An Anthology of Indian Nonsense (Penguin India, 2007), Reading Literary Culture: Perspectives on Orissa (Rawat, 2009), and Southern Postcolonialisms: The Global South and the ‘New’ Literary Representations, ed. (Routledge India, 2009). He has lectured at institutions in England, the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Spain, Japan, South Africa, Hong Kong, and Nepal.