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Dr. Makarand Paranjape (http://www.jnu.ac.in/Faculty/makarand/cv.pdf) is an Indian poet and professor at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi – India. He has an MA in English literature and a Phd from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne. Makarand Paranjape has been teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students for almost thirty years. His teaching career has spanned the better part of the globe and won him several very prestigious awards. In March, 2016, his lecture on Nationalism on the backdrop of JNU crisis was widely praised.
Dr .Paranjpe has published over 120 academic papers in various refereed journals and edited books within the country and internationally. In addition, he is the author of several poems and short stories, over 200 essays, book reviews, and occasional pieces in academic and popular periodicals in India and abroad. He was a columnist in Sunday Observer, Business Standard, The Pioneer, and Life Positive. He has been twice the chairperson of the Centre for English Studies, JNU, and is a member of the Board of Studies, the Academic Council of JNU, and the Vision Committee of JNU; the Coordinator for UGC Special Assistance Programme.
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Pramod Kumar Buravalli
Source: World Hindu News (WHN)