Deomali, Arunachal Pradesh, India
Dr. Satish Gupta(b.1969 in Varanasi, India) got the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in English in 1993 from University of Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth, Varanasi. Apart from his books Dr. Gupta has published articles, research papers in the area of literay theory, poetry, fiction, Indian English literary-critical tradition, History of ideas, among others in various scholarly journals/anthologies from India and abroad. He is the recipient of many fellowships/Grants/honours from a number of prestigious organizations such as American Studies Research Centre, Hyderabad, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, Indian Council of Philosophical Research, New Delhi, International Biographical Institute, UK, among others. At the moment he is working as an Associate Professor in the Department of English, WR Government College (Rajiv Gandhi Central University), Deomali, Arunachal Pradesh, India and is also engaged in working out a project on Normative and Generic Problems in Literature and Sciences. His other areas of interest are meditation, music and motion pictures.
Scholarship as I view it is a process and a processing which is ever happening, taking shape, modeling, dismantling and remodeling itself. It is a multidisciplinary activity and involves a comparative history of ideas. As an Indian I relate myself to more than ten thousand years of a living tradition- a tradition that is living in my bones, nerves, arteries and the circulation of blood. I cannot help it because this tradition has made me what I am. My idea of scholarship is intuitive rather than linear. Texts are not written nor created. They emerge and reincarnate themselves on the endless flow of imaginable time.
University campuses have shaken humanistic discipline including art and literature to their roots. Technology and management courses rule over the mind. Technology decidedly has brought wonders at our doorsteps. It has made us accessible what till recently was a dream. However, it has taken an iota of the human away from us. With all our technology missions, journeys to the moon and other planets, we have failed to become good neighbors. May be, the reek of the human shall magnify technology itself and, let us hope, the day is not far when we shall become better human beings with technology rather than without. The network of the relationships that the World Wide Web makes us available has made the world a small village where all of us can sit by the fire side and communicate with each other.
Interests: Literary Theory, Criticism, Phenomenology, History of Ideas, Philosophy
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