trustees

 

* Dr. Kamla Choudhry

Dr. Kamla Choudhry is the Executive Director of the Vikram Sarabhai Foundation, New Delhi. She is among India's most distinguished social workers, having been associated with numerous important institutions in India including the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, the Indian Institute of Rural Management, Anand, the All India Council of Technical Education, the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, the Ford Foundation, the U.N. Development Programme, and others. She started her career by working for the textile trade unions in Ahmedabad. After a Doctorate in Psychology from the University of Michigan, USA, she returned to India as a faculty member of the then newly started Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. Her present interests include Gandhian and peace studies, spirituality, development, and ecology.

*deceased

Professor Kapil Kapoor

Professor Kapil Kapoor is currently the Rector (Pro-Vice-chancellor) of the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. A distinguished scholar and well-loved teacher, he has been teaching both Western and Indian literary and linguistic theories, philosophy of language, and nineteenth century English literature, and other subjects, for almost forty years. He has lectured in a number of universities on these themes. He publications include South Asian Love Poetry, Text and Interpretation: the Indian Tradition, Language, Linguistics, Literature: the Indian Perspective and The Canonical Texts of English Literary Criticism. Professor Kapoor has also contributed numerous invited research articles on literary theory, grammatical theory, and Indian intellectual tradition to several journals and books.

Professor Makarand Paranjape

Makarand Paranjape is a Professor of English at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. A critic, poet and novelist, he is the author of The Serene Flame, Playing the Dark God and Used Book (poetry); This time I promise it’ll Be Different and The Narrator (fiction); and Mysticism in Indian English Poetry, Decolonisation and Development, and Towards a Poetics of the Indian English Novel (criticism).
The books he has edited include Indian Poetry in English, Sarojini Naidu: Selected Poetry and Prose, Nativism: Essays in Literary Crticism, The Best of Raja Rao, The Penguin Sri Aurobindo Reader, In Diaspora: Theories, Histories, Texts, and Saundarya: The Perception and Practice of Beauty in India, and Dharma and Development, and The Penguin Swami Vivekananda Reader.
He is also the founding editor of Evam: Forum on Indian Representation and the current Chairperson, Centre for English Studies, JNU.
He is also the principle investigator of the project
Indian Perspectives in Science and Spirituality
.