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Prof. Sachidananda Mohanty

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Professor Sachidananda Mohanty is the Vice Chancellor of the Central University of Orissa at Koraput, India. He was recently nominated as a member for the Commission on Education for UNESCO by the President of India. He is also a member of the Governing Board of the Auroville Foundation, administered by the Ministry of the Human Resources Development, (MHRD) Government of India.

Professor Mohanty is the former Head, Department of English, University of Hyderabad and former Academic Associate at the American Studies Research Center, Hyderabad. He is the recipient of several national and international awards including those from the British Council, the Salzburg, the Katha and the Fulbright. He has to his credit 29 books in English and Odia including Understanding Cultural Exchange, Vision Books 1997; Travel Writing and the Empire, Katha; Early Women's writing in Orissa, 1898-1950: A Lost Tradition, Sage Publications, 2005; Gender and Cultural Identity in Colonial Orissa, Orient Longman 2008; Sri Aurobindo: A Contemporary Reader, Routledge India, 2008; Sarala Devi, Central Sahitya Akademi, 2011; Cosmopolitan Modernity in Early Twentieth Century India, Routledge, 2015 ; Periodical Press and Colonial Modernity: Odisha: 1866-1936, Oxford University Press,2015, and The Lost World of Sarala Devi, Oxford University Press , 2016.

Dr Mohanty's essays and literary articles have appeared in some of the leading journals and forums in the country and elsewhere including India Today, The Hindu, The Indian Express, The New Quest, The Toronto South Asian Review, India International Centre Quarterly, The Indian Literature, The Book Review, Economic and Political Weekly, the South Asia Review and the Seminar Magazine.

He has lectured at a number of leading Universities in India and abroad including Cornell University, Pittsburgh University, the City University of New York, California State University, University of New Mexico at Taos, Loyola University at Chicago and Australia National University, Canberra.

Arya, the Cradle of a New Consciousness
Tribute to Smt. Pratijna Devi in Orissa Post 11-Oct-2018
Prof. Sachidananda Mohanty, Vice-Chancellor, CUO receives Prabasi Bhasha Samman-2018 at New Delhi
My Days at the Corner House - A Community Kitchen can Transform you forever
Prachira O Simarekha article by Prof. Sachidananda Mohanty published in the Dharitri on 19.01.2018
Special Interview of Prof. Sachidananda Mohanty, VC, CUO with the Samaja
Guest Editorial Phoenix City: The Promise of Auroville
"Prakruta Sikshya Kana" Article by Prof. Sachidananda Mohanty, Published in the Samaja-07.11.2017
Zeppelin Nights : Exile, Creativity and the Great War
Review of the Lost World of Sarala Devi in the Hindu by Sdipta Datta
Review of the book 'The Lost World of Sarala Devi' OUP in the Hindu, New Delhi
Review of Book "Revisionist Historiography" in Jadavpur Journal of Comparative Lit 
A forgotten Feminist - Book Review of The Lost World of Sarala Devi
Literature Review - Sound of Silence
Academic Integrity Practice, The view from India
The Lost World of Sarala Devi  Book Review The Sunday Magazine
Cultural Politics in Modern India
Book Review of Periodical Press and Colonial Modernity Odisha, 1866 to 1916
The Home and the World (Sunday Magazine- The Hindu- 20 December 2015)

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