Reconsidering English Studies in Indian Higher Education
This book examines the status of English Studies in India, aspirations pinned on the subject by students, teachers, policy-makers and society in general, and how these are addressed at the higher education level. It presents analytical background discussions of the history and policy environment, and offers open-ended, multi-faceted and multi-vocal accounts of particular aspects of contemporary Indian English Studies, including curriculum, pedagogy, research, employment, relation to Indian vernaculars and translation studies. Reconsidering English Studies in Indian Higher Education is an invaluable source for anyone interested in:
The relevant histories and higher education policies
Professional concerns, including employment, management, teaching and scholarly practices, and negotiations in terms of socio-cultural life
Student attitudes, experiences and aspirations
Management ethos and academic work in a comparative perspective, informed by the situation and debates in the United Kingdom and United States of America
The context of global English Studies and globalization
The book will be of primary interest to academic readers such as students, teachers and researchers in English Studies in India, Britain and wherever the discipline is pursued at higher education level
Suman Gupta is Professor and Chair in Literature and Cultural History at The Open University.
Richard Allen is Professor Emeritus at the Department of English at The Open University.
Subarno Chattarji is Associate Professor at the Department of English, University of Delhi.
Supriya Chaudhuri is Professor Emeritus at the Department of English, Jadavpur University, Kolkata.