Department of Hindi
Dr. Pankaj Parashar
|Qualification :||M.A. (PU), M.Phil., Ph.D. (JNU), PGDTVJ (JMI)|
|Designation :||Assistant Professor|
|Thrust Area :||Literary Criticism, Fiction, Bhakti and Modern Poetry.|
|Address :||A-203, Green Park Apartment, P.O. Nagla Devi, Quwarsi Bypass Road, Aligarh-202002|
|Telephone :||0571- 2700921. Ext. 1475|
Dr Pankaj Parashar has been teaching Graduate and Post Graduate courses and has been guided M.Phil dissertation and PhD thesis. His area of interests is Literary Criticism, Contemporary Fiction, Bhakti & Modern Poetry. He has been teaching Criticism, Contemporary Literary Discourse, Early Hindi Poems and Bhakti Literature. He also has an interest in Subaltern Literature, Black Literature, Indian Classical Music and South Asian Politics. He has attended several national and international conferences/seminars on related topics. He has taught at Vasanta College for Women, Varanasi affiliated to Banaras Hindu University (BHU). After that, he switched over to Journalism.
His books published until now are 'Punarwachan', 'Rachana Ka Samajik Path', 'Kavita Key Prashna Aur Pratimaan' and 'Vivechana Key Rang'. A collection of his commentaries, 'Salim Key Shanidev' has also been published. A book of Criticism "Vidyapati: Aakhyan Aur Upnivesh" is soon to be published. Along with original writings, he had done enough of translations as well. 'Govadh Aur Angrez' (English to Hindi), 'Maithil Kavita Sanchayan' (Maithili to Hindi) and 'Herayal Arth' (Punjabi to Maithili) are his translated works which are respectively published by Vani Prakashan, National Book Trust, India and Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi. A translated work 'Claude Levi Strauss: Seven Essays' is under publication. He has translated works of the eminent poets like Claude Mckay, Langston Hughes, Ken Saro Wiwa, Paul Eluard, Rainer Maria Rilke, Sadi Yusuf, Nazim Hikmat, etc. Other than this, he has also translated the research articles of Eberhard Fisher, Haku Shah and Bruce Chatwin. He has translated the unobtainable and extinct lecture of the renowned critic, Namwar Singh, 'Unnisween Sadi Ka Hindi Navjaagran: Yathaarth Ya Mithak' from English, in the very style of Namwar Singh himself. Two of his poetry collections 'Samay Key Akanait' and 'Vilambit Kaik Yug Mein Nibaddh' and a novel 'Jal-Prantar' is published in Maithili. A Hindi poetry collection 'Dant-kathaon Mein Striyaan' is under the process of publication.
He is recently being awarded the Devi Shankar Awasthi Award for contribution in Hindi criticism for his book 'Kavita Key Prashna Aur Pratiman' published in the year 2016. He has been honoured with two prestigious literary awards for contribution to contemporary Maithili Poems (Maheshwari Singh Mahesh Granth Puraskar & Yatri Puraskar) and got Research Award 2016-18 also by the UGC, Delhi. He has an Associate Fellow in Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS), Shimla from 2014 to 2018. He is a Member, Advisory Board of Maithili language and literature, Sahitya Akademi (National Akademi of letters, Ministry of Culture, Government of India) New Delhi from 2018 to 2022. In addition, he is also a member of the Global Initiative of Academic Network (GIAN), Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. In addition, Dr Parashar was a short-term Fellow in November 2018 in the South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg, Germany. He has visited many countries with educational work.