ANJU GURAWA, Assistant Professor, PhD (JNU)

Assistant Professor

Telephone No: 011-2766 6757 (off)


Preferred Contact hours: 12.30pm to 1.30pm

BA (Ajmer university, Rajasthan), MA (Banasthali Vidyapeeth), M.Phil (Banasthali Vidyapeeth, Rajasthan),  M.Phil (JNU), PhD (JNU).


Being a girl from the most backward district {Chittorgahr} from Rajasthan I was always discouraged to go for higher education but my father Late Mr B. L. Gurawa who himself was a principal in the senior Secondary insisted for higher studies and was very keen to get his children  specially girls to get education. Education is the most powerful weapon in the hands of weaker/deprived sections of the society. The socio-economic background and circumstances which I got during my childhood and adolescent determined me to go for teaching profession and moreover I believe that this is the only profession which generate knowledge and ideas and ultimately ideas are more important than any other cultural capital. After completing my post graduation I did B.ED and now I realize that that Bachelor of Education actually enhanced my teaching methodology

Teaching I believe has the capacity of nation building and this the most powerful weapon in the hands of intellectuals who direct the thought process of the world. As Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar symbolizes pen the most powerful weapon who can alter the fate of depressed classes. My research areas are Dalit literature, Ambedkarism, African literature, gender studies and  literature, Diaspora studies. Now most of my projects are sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and empowerment of marginalized section. This department is giving me an opportunity to go for my thrust are.

Areas of interest/research:

Dalit literature, African literature,  Ambedkar writings, Gender studies Indian Literature,ial studies, Diaspora studies,  Literary criticism, .

Courses taught:

Eighteenth century Literature, Literary Criticism, The Nineteenth Century Novel,  American Literature European comedy, Canadian Literature, 17th and 18th century Dram, 19th century novels, Victorian Poetry, Indian Literature, Dalit Literature, Ambedkar writings,

Representative publications:

Tibetan Diaspora: Buddhism and Politics, 2009, ISBN 8187521244 2. Article-” Literature and Diaspora: Making of Multicultural- Identity in Tibetan Diaspora”, Anusilana, Research journal of Indian Cultural, Social and Philosophical Stream, Vol.-LII, 2013, ISSN 0973-8762 3. Article- “Literature and Social Justice: Dialectics of Change”, PARIPREKNYA- A Research Journal of New Thoughts, Vol-IX, 2013, ISSN 2278-0602