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Prof.(Dr.) Mukesh Srivastava

Academic appointments Beginning from the latest Position held:

  1. Professor of English, N.L.I.U, Bhopal – 2007- present day.
  2. Visiting (Adjunct) Professor of Medial Law, Jagran Institute of Communications &Management,, Bhopal – 2010- 14.
  3. Associate Professor, N.L.I.U, Bhopal – 1999-2007
  4. Reader in English, Center for Advanced Studies in Education, Osmania University, 1996-99
  5. Visiting Assistant Professor, Dept. of South Asian Languages & Civilizations, University of Chicago, U.S.A- 1995-96
  6. Visiting Assistant Professor, Ravi Matlhai Center for Educational Innovation,Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad – 1993-94
  7. Editor, Educational Resource Divisions, Orient Longmans Publishing Company Ltd, Hyderabad 1990-93


  1. Ph.D. Cultural Studies (English), 1994, Central Institute of English & Foreign Languages (CIEFL), Hyderabad – 500007, India.
  2. M.Litt. Cultural Studies, 1986, Central Institute of English & Foreign Languages, Hyderabad.
  3. Post-Graduate Diploma in the Teaching of English/English Studies, 1984, CIEFL, Hyderabad.
  4. Master of Arts, English, 1983, D.E.I., University, AGRA, India.
  5. Bachelor of Arts, 1981, AGRA University, India.

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Academic Specialization:

  1. Major :(Ph.D.) The Story of India : A critique of the Humanist Endeavour of Narrative in E.M. Forster’s A Passage to India, Jawaharlal Nehru’s The Discovery of India and Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children.
  2. M.Litt. :Orientalism and After: A critique of Vikvekananda’s Notion of Progress.
  3. Minor : Indian Bhakti (Devotional) Literature.

Academic Honours/Awards:

  1. Awarded Post-Doctoral Fellowship of Indian Institute of Advanced Studies(IIAS), Shimla, 2004 (Oct-Dec.)
  2. University Grants Commission Doctoral Fellowship 1986-1991.
  3. C.I.E.F.L. National Merit Scholarship 1984-85.

Teaching Experience:

  1. Media Law (L.L.M. Seminar 2007-2017)
  2. Media & Communications Law, B.A.(Honours) at the Jagran Institute of Communications & Management, Bhopal, 2010- 14
  3. Media, Law and Culture B.A.L L.B.(Hons.) V Year (2007- present)
  4. Law and Literature, B.A.LL.B.(Hons.) IX Semester V. year English National Law University (NLIU), Bhopal, (1999-Present) B.A.LL.B.(Hons.) Ist year.
  5. Critical Legal Studies (2002- 2011) NLIU, Bhopal. LL.B.(Hons.) V year. (Graduate Seminar)
  6. Narrative Framing of Indian Devotional (Bhakti) Literature (Graduate seminar) Dept. of South Asian Languages & Civilizations SALC, University of Chicago, Illinois, USA (1996)
  7. Hindi Language and Literature (Advanced Graduate Students) SALC, University of Chicago (1995-96)
  8. Modern Indian Literature in Translation, SALC, University of Chicago (1995)
  9. Inspirational Narratives (Leadership & Value Based Management) Ravi Matthai Centre for Educational Innovations Indian Institute of Management (IIMA), Ahmedabad, India. (1993-95)
  10. English Composition & Language through Literature College of Education, Osmania University (1996-99)


  1. Towards a New Hermeneutics of Censorship in India, VOICES, Vol. IX, No.1.(August-Sept.2020), ISSN 2230-875X. A U.G.C. approved peer reviewed quarterly journal.
  2. Rights of the elderly, an article contributed to the N.L.I.U. Compendium on Legal Aid. (Forthcoming)
  3. Supervised the editing and publication of three volumes of Aawaz, an online magazine of N.L.I.U. published in 2020-21 under the auspices of Jus Cultura, the debating and literary activity cell of the university.
  4. Edited several volumes of N.L.I.U. Newsletter, formerly titled Wavelength from 2003 to 2010, and later 2018 and 2019 as N.L.I.U. Newsletter.

Other Publications:

  1. Aspects of the Language of Law: A Few observations. Indian Law Review, vol.2, No.4( May 2014)
  2. Gandhi and Contemporary Social Science, International Journal of Gandhi Research Foundation, Bombay, (April 2012)
  3. Know Thyself: Review Article on Ratna Kapur’s Erotic Justice, (Law and the Politics of Post-Colonialism) Indian Law Review, Vol.II, (March 2010).
  4. Consciousness Studies : New Directions, Mountain Path, Vol. XXXVII, No. 2 (Jan. – March 2008)
  5. Consciousness and the Self, Proceedings of the National Conference on Indian Psychology, Yoga and Consciousness (Indian Council of Philosophical Research, Pondicherry, Dec. 2004)
  6. Narrative Construction of India: Forster, Nehru and Rushdie ( New Delhi & Bangalore: Rawat Publishers, 2004).
  7. “The Ghost in the Machine : Reflections on Agency and Narrativity in The Discovery of India”, CIEFL Bulletin, (May 1996)
  8. “A Critique of the History of Higher Education in India” International Journal of Educational Planning and Administration, Vol. IX, No. 2, April 1995, pp. 169-182.
  9. “Whose Nation? Ayodhya and its aftermath” Seminar 405 Jan. 1993.
  10. “Mosaic of Narrative Manipulation : Power and Production of Subjectivity in (post) colonial India”. Economic and Political Weekly (January 25, 1992), pp. pe 47-57.
  11. Editor, Hindi Section of Women Writing in India 2 Vols. (New York : Feminist University Press 1991, 93) General Eds. Susie Tharu and K. Lalita.
  12. “Road Not Yet Forsaken : Imperialism and Strategies of Containment in British India” in Harjeet Singh Gill (ed.) Structures of Signification , Vol. 2 (New Delhi : Wiley Eastern, 1990).
  13. “On ‘Reading’ Literature” The D.E.I. University Annual Magazine, Agra, May 1988.


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