G.J.V. Prasad is an academic, critic, novelist and poet who obtained his BA, MA and MPhil degrees from the University of Delhi and his PhD from JNU. Prof. Prasad has also been a Visiting Professor at Grinnell College (2009), Secretary of Indian Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (2005 till date), and editor of JSL: the Journal of School of Language, Literature & Culture Studies, JNU (2003 till date). His areas of research interest include Indian English literature, Translation Studies, Indian literatures, drama and performance, and postcolonial literatures. In recent years he has taught courses on Indian English literature, contemporary British drama, modern European drama, translation theory and practice. He has organized workshop courses in creative writing and in modern poetry in the Masters programme. He has also taught courses on partition narratives, literature and violence, Indian literatures, comparative literature, translation, literature and other media in MPhil/PhD programmes. Actively involved in the activities of the EMJD Interzones, Prasad’s role in supervisory activities of the programme is in the field of Postcolonial Studies, Indian writing in English, translation and comparative literature, and Theatre and Performance Studies.
MAIN PUBLICATIONS: As a creative writer, he has to his credit one novel, A Clean Breast (1993), and a volume of poems, In Delhi without a Visa (1996). As a critic, he has written or edited 10 books – the most recent ones being Indian English and ‘Vernacular’ India (2010), and Writing India, Writing English: Literature Language Location (2011) – as well as more than 40 articles in reputed journals and books. He is also an award-winning translator.