Dr. Harpreet Kaur Vohra

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Dr.  Harpreet Kaur Vohra is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at Pondicherry University, Pondicherry. Prior to this, she taught at Panjab University Regional Centre, Ludhiana for nearly 15 years where, besides performing teaching duties, she was also the Press and Social Media Head and the Newsletter Editor. She has around 20 years of teaching experience. She is a university position holder both in the M.A. and B.A. (English Hons.) examinations. She has a Doctorate in Margaret Atwood from Panjab University, Chandigarh, and was selected for the Associate Fellowship at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS), Shimla for 2019-22. Her areas of interest are Anglophone Writings of Northeast India, Children’s Literature, Writings of Margaret Atwood, and Indian Writing in English. She has published in Muse India, The Tribune, Sport in History, IACLALS Journal, and the NEHU Journal. She has presented a paper at Oxford University, UK, and the University of De Montfort, Leicester, UK, besides several others at seminars and conferences in India. Her short story “Warm Socks” was published in 2022 in a special issue on Ethics and Politics of Cultural Memory in Muse India.  She has a podcast series on Spotify by the name of Harpreet’s Classroom.  She has directed six plays and also published a story, “Those Golden Bells” online. She has guided three Ph.D. candidates.

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Notable Publications

‘Death Rituals and Afterlife: The Ao-Naga Boatman of the dead in Temsula Ao’s poems and the Greek Mythological character of Charon’, NEHU Journal, Vol. XVIII, No.2, July - December 2020, pp 74-86.

‘Sexual Innuendo in John Barth’s Lost in the Funhouse: Metafictional Interpolations’in Postmodern Perspectives on Contemporary American Literature, Sanjeev Kumar and Anuradha (Eds), pp 39-48, Author’s Press, 2021, ISBN No. 978-93-91314-88-0.

‘The Empire builds upon a Pyre: Poppy fields, the Ocean deep and Sarvodaya in Amitav Ghosh’s Sea of Poppies’, Asian Quarterly, pp 58-68, Vol 17, 2019.

Warm Socks’, published in Muse India, Issue 103, May-June, 2022

‘The Centre and the Margins: Indigenous Societies and their Interpretation of Independence in Robin Ngangom’s poem 15 August’, Asian Quarterly, pp 21-30, Vol 17, 2017.

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