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 and Dalit Literature. He wants that Indian critical theories should be used to analyze the literary texts. His views on the reformation of English syllabi in Indian Universities may be read by clicking the following web address:
Currently, Dr.Agarwal is editing a book on Stephen Gill, which is to be released shortly. The title of this book is Discovering Stephen Gill: A Collection of Papers and Articles. He has interviewed a number of literary persons. His interviews with Stephen Gill, Karen Gut, Kanwar Dinesh Singh, Smita Agarwal and Ann Iverson may be seen by clicking the following links respectively:
His interview with Stephen Gill is also published in Bridge-in-Making, while The Journal has included his interview with Karen Gut.
• “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 Publishers,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:
• A Critique of Stephen Gill’s Literary Sensibility, posted at the online Gazette of Stephen Gill. This paper is to be included in his forthcoming book on Stephen Gill. This paper may be accessed by clicking the following link:
• Besides, he has a number of newspaper articles to his credit.
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:
• 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 Kalidas’ Meghdutam in Carved in Sand, Autumn,2002.
• South Asian Review (Vol.25, No.3, 2004) (Volume 27, No. 3,December, 2006) has included some of Dr. Agarwal’s poems.
• 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.
• 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.
• A number of Post-Graduate students of English Literature have written their dissertation under his supervision.
Dr.Nilanshu Kumar Agarwal
A-111,Aawas Vikas Colony,
Rae Bareli, U.P.