Manjari Chaturvedi

Manjari Chaturvedi

Assistant Professor

Academic Background  

  • Ph.D. in English: Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi
  • M. Phil English: Department of English, University of Delhi (DU)
  • M. A. English: Lady Shri Ram College for Women, DU
  • P. G. Diploma in Development Communication:
    A J K Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi.
  • B. A. (Honours) English: Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi.

Career Graph:

Assistant Professor (Adjunct), English Literature, University of Delhi

Honours and Achievements:

Fulbright Scholar (FLTA)- Florida International University
Department of Modern Languages, Steven J.Green School of International & Public Affairs

Research Interest

Postcolonial studies, Cultural studies, Popular and Folk Culture, E-learning, Intergenerational learning

Professional Memberships/Fellowship:

Papers Presented

  • Whose ‘story’ is it?- Films and creative discretion in the era of post-truth’ presented at the IACLALS International Conference on Literature, Culture, and Society in the Age of Post- Truth, Pondicherry, February 2019.
  • ‘Social media, online publishing and democratization of fiction writing’ presented at the Interdisciplinary Conference on Indian Popular Fiction: Redefining the Canon at Maharaja Agrasen College, University of Delhi, January 2019
  • ‘Satrangi Sanvidhan’: Understanding the Reception of Decriminalization of Homosexuality in India presented at the UGC National Seminar on Moving Beyond the Margin: The Politics of Exclusion and Assimilation at Central University of Rajasthan,  Ajmer, Rajasthan, November 2018.
  • ‘The Haat and the City: Tradition as Public Culture’ co-presented at the UGC national seminar on City Lives: Spaces and Narratives at Maharaja Agrasen College, Delhi, February 2016.
  • ‘Taming the Monster of Cawnpore: A study of representations of Nana Saheb in Indian Fiction’ at the UGC national seminar on Intersections: History and Literature at Delhi College of Art and Commerce, Delhi, March 2014.
  • Rebellion Novels’ - A study of assimilation and resistance in Gadar (1930), to the narrative of appropriation of Nana Saheb in British ‘Mutiny’ Literature at the Annual IACLALS conference, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, January 2011.
  • Balancing and Bridging Cultures:  Identity Construction and Negotiations with Conversion by Late Nineteenth Century High Caste Hindu Women’ at the UGC seminar on Women’s Voices at Brennen College, Thalaserry, Kerala, August 2010.


Books Chapter

  • Co-authored ‘Bringing the Haat to the City: The Socio-cultural and Commercial dynamics of Dilli Haat’ published in Re-storying the Indigenous and the Popular Imaginary. Ed. Prem Kumari Srivastava and Gitanjali Chawla, Authorspress, Delhi, 2017. ISSN No. 978-93-5207-385-6.

Book Review

Journal Papers

  • ‘Re-Writing the Colonizer’s Discourse: A Study of Nana Saheb in Gadar (1930)’ published in FORTELL issue no. 33, July 2016, ISSN NO. 2229-6557.
  • Peeping through a Hole: The haat as a window to the socio-cultural dynamics of rural and folk culture’ published in LITERARIA: An International Journal of Literatures across the World. Vol. 4 1, Jan-Jun 2014, ISSN NO. 2229-4600.
  • ‘An Appraisal of N.E.T. in English Literature’ published in FORTELL issue no. 22, September 2011, ISSN NO. 2229-6557.


Edited Journals

  • Co-editor of FORTELL (Forum for Teachers of language and Literature) Journal issue no. 39, July 2019, ISSN NO. 2229-6557.
  • Co- editor of FORTELL Journal issue no. 27, July 2013,
  • Co-editor of FORTELL- special issue on disability and pedagogy, issue no. 29, July 2014.


Projects or Ph.D.’s guided:

  • Principal Investigator (PI): Innovation Project – ‘Socio-cultural impact of Dilli Haat on Urban Youth’ 2013-14. The project documented the ongoing influence of urban youth and folk artists on each-other, through interactions at Dilli Haat, through audio-visual media including photographs and video.


Personal interests: Cycling, Photography, Creative Writing