Dr. H. Kalpana


Department of English

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Dr H Kalpana completed her post-graduation at Bangalore University and her MPhil and PhD from Pondicherry University. As a recipient of the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute’s (SICI) Graduate Research Award in 1994, she was affiliated to the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada where she was mentored by Prof Stephen Slemon, an eminent postcolonial critic. She received her doctorate in 1996 for the thesis, “Re-Shaping the Self: Feminine Identity in the Short Stories of Alice Munro and Shashi Deshpande”.Besides receiving several awards, she has a number of publications to her credit including a book, Quilting Relationships: A Cruise through Comparative Literary Studies. In addition to reading, she likes music, nature and all things great and small


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Notable Publications

Rao, HK. "Image, Imagined, and Imagination in Silappadikaram." A Companion to World Literature Wiley Online Library, 2020

Kalpana, H. "Writing Across Worlds: Contemporary Writers Talk." World Literature Today search.proquest.com, 2005

Kalpana, H. "Gender, culture and space in the Shimla mall." Economic and Political Weekly JSTOR, 2002

"Kalpana, H and Sujaritha, S. ""Contextualising the Nation in Anita Desai's Clear Light of Day."" Indian Women Novelists in English books.google.com, 2006"

Boehm, R and Kalpana, H. "Ready? Set... Go! Create Your Own Job: The Development of an Entrepreneurship Training Program." Canadian Woman Studies cws.journals.yorku.ca, 1994

Awards & Achievements​

Fulbright’s Study of Institutions Award (2007)
University of Gothenberg Research Associateship (2015)
SICI’s Faculty Mobility Fellowship (2016).

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