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Former Fellow, Indian Institute of Advanced Study,  Rashtrapati Nivas, Shimla - 171 005

I am a literary critic and academic. I have written extensively on literature, media, culture and history. My recently published work Meera Vs Meera is English translation of my well-received Hindi book Pachrang Chola Paher Sakhi ri. The work is focused on the medieval Bhakti Poetess Meera Bai’s life and society. I have also written a book on a great scholar of Oriental Studies, Muni Jinvijay which has been published by Sahitya Akademi in its ‘Makers of Indian Literature’ series.

I have compiled anthologies of Meera Bai’s poetry entitled Meera Rachana Sanchayan (2017) & analytical essays on non-fictional prose in Hindi, entitled Kathetar (2017) for Sahitya Akademi. My other major published works include Saune Kat na Lage (2022), Ek Bhav-Anek Nam (2022), Dehri par Deepak ( 2021),  Soordas, Tulsidas, Meera & Amir Khusaro ( 2021),  Seedhiyan Chadhata Media (2012), Media, Sahitya aur Sanskriti (2006), Kavita Ka Poora Drishya (1992), Tani Hui Rassi Par (1987). Besides this I have published more than 100 papers, monographs, reviews etc. in various journals of repute.

I am recipient of Bharatendu Harishchandra Puraskar for Media Studies & Devraj Upadyayay Puraskar for literary criticism. I had been the member of General Council and Hindi Advisory Board of Sahitya Akademi. I have been associated with the Higher Education Service of Government of Rajasthan for more than thirty years and had been Professor and Head, Department of Hindi, Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur.