Nikhil Govind


Professional Qualification
PhD South and South East Asian Studies, University of California at Berkeley, 2011

M Phil English, University of Delhi, 2001

MA English, St. Stephens College, University of Delhi, 1999

Research Interests
Indian Literature, Political and Ethical Thought for India, Indian Philosophy

Courses Regularly Taught
Reading and Writing (a course on Minorities); Pre Modern Literary Traditions in India; Indian Film Studies; Creative Writing; Courses on Indian Culture and Society for Visiting Foreign Students

Sample Publications
Between Love and Freedom: The Revolutionary in the Hindi Novel, Routledge, Delhi, 2014

“The Hindi Novel: Nationalist Morality and Its Discontents”, Working Paper, in Oxford Handbook of Hindu Literature, edited by Dr W.J. Johnson and Dr. James M. Hegarty, Oxford University Press.

“What is Modernism in Hindi Literature?”, in Hindi Modernism; Rethinking Agyeya And His Times, edited by Vasudha Dalmia, Center for South Asia Press, Berkeley, 2012.

Reading Savarkar: Disequilibriums in Hindutva’s Notion of Unity at all Costs,, 2011

Framing Savarkar: Reading the Author’s Introduction and the Publisher’s Note to Savarkar’s Indian War of Independence–1857,, 2012

‘Coin of Blood’: Savarkar’s Indian War of Independence–1857., 2012

Some Ethical Tradeoffs in Mental Health Legislation and Practice, Indian Journal of Medical Ethics, Vol 9, No. 3, 2012

“Introduction to Ajneya”, in Nationalism in the Vernacular: Hindi, Urdu and the Literature of Indian Freedom, edited by Shobna Nijhawan, Permanent Black, 2010, 254-256
Routledge: encyclopedia, 4 entries

Minorities and Majorities, IIC Quarterly, Autumn 2011

Translation of Jainendra Kumar’s letter to Upendranath Ashk, in Indian Theater Theory: A Poetics of Modernity, edited by Aparna Dharwadkar, forthcoming.

Biographical Note and Translations of Muktibodh, in almostisland, edited by Vivek Narayan, 2011.

‘Historical Analysis or Honest Reflection?’, eSocialSciences, August 2011

‘Reading Gandhi with Gandhians’, eSocialSciences, November 2011

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