Nandini Sahu

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Nandini Sahu
Born (1973-07-23) 23 July 1973 (age 49)
G. Udayagiri, Orissa, India
Occupation(s)Writer, poet, critic

Nandini Sahu (born 23 July 1973) is an Indian poet and creative writer. She is the Director, School of Foreign Languages and professor of English at Indira Gandhi National Open University [IGNOU], New Delhi. Her areas of research interest cover Indian Literature, New Literatures, Folklore and Culture Studies, American Literature, Children’s Literature and Critical Theory. She is the Chief Editor/Founder Editor of Interdisciplinary Journal of Literature and Language(IJLL), and Panorama Literaria, both bi-annual peer-reviewed journals in English.[1][2][3][4] She is also professor of English at the Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, India. She has written several books including poetry in English.[5][6] Her poetry has been published in India, US, UK, Africa and Pakistan.[7] She has won three gold medals in English literature and also the award of All India Poetry Contest in 1993 at Saint Xavier College, Ranchi and Shiksha Ratna Purashkar.[7][8][9] She is also editor in chief of Interdisciplinary Journal of Literature and Language[10]

Early life[edit]

Sahu was born on 23 July 1973 in G. Udayagiri in Orissa, India. Her parents were teachers in Indian local schools. She and her five sisters grew up in an obedience life.[7] She has accomplished her doctorate in English literature under the guidance of Late Prof. Niranjan Mohanty, Prof. of English, Visva Bharati, Santiniketan. She is also obtaining D.Litt, on Native American Literature.[9] She is serving as Professor of English language at the Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi.[11] She has also attended national seminars.[12]

Literary career[edit]

Sahu has written several books including poetry collections. She is the Amazon best seller author with 17 books published. Her writings are based on the subjects of Indian-English Literature, American Literature, English Language Teaching (ELT), Folklore and Culture Studies and also Children's literature. The renowned Hindi Translator Dinesh Kumar Mali had translated her epic poetry Sita in Hindi,[13] her representative poems [14] as well as her stories. She has designed and developed programmes on Folklore and Culture studies for IGNOU.[9] She is also the editor-in-chief of Interdisciplinary Journal of Literature And Language, New Delhi. Moreover, Sahu has delivered lectures on various subjects in India and abroad.[7][9]


  • Award of All India Poetry Contest[9]
  • Award of Shiksha Ratna Purashkar[9]
  • Three Gold Medals in English literature[9]
  • Poiesis Award of Honor-2015[9]
  • Buddha Creative Writers’ Award [9]
  • The Gold Medal from the Vice-President of India for her contribution to English Studies in India.[9]


Selected works[edit]

  • The Other Voice, a collection of poems, 2004[5][15]
  • The Silence, 2005[15]
  • Silver Poems on My Lips, 2009[16]
  • Sukamaa and Other Poems Published by The Poetry Society of India, Gurgaon ISBN 978-81-925839-2-1[17][18]
  • Suvarnarekha : An anthology of Indian women poets[19]
  • Sita (A Poem)
  • “Dynamics of Children’s Literature”
  • “Zero Point”
  • Re-reading Jayanta Mahapatra: Selected Poems_
  • सीता महाकाव्य: हिन्दी अनुवाद_
  • A Song Half & Half_

Critical books[edit]

  • Recollection as Redemption, 2004[9]
  • Post Modernist Delegations in English Language Teaching: The Quixotic Deluge, 2005[15]
  • The Post Colonial Space: Writing the Self and The Nation, 2008[9][20][21]
  • Folklore and the Alternative Modernities(Vol I & II), 2012

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The Atlantic Literary Review, Volume 7. 2006. Retrieved 16 February 2013.
  2. ^ "Nandini Sahu". The Peregrine International. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  3. ^ "Book Review : Folklore and the Alternative Modernities". 25 March 2012. Retrieved 7 September 2012.
  4. ^ "Nandini Sahu". Poets Archived from the original on 10 October 2012. Retrieved 27 August 2012.
  5. ^ a b "The Other Voice by Nandini Sahu Authors Press". The Tribune. 25 September 2005. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  6. ^ "Poetic tongue is the idiom that comes from the spirit". All About Book Publishing.Com. Retrieved 20 August 2012.
  7. ^ a b c d "In conversation with Dr Nandini Sahu". Muritius 25 October 2013. Retrieved 27 October 2013.
  8. ^ "Laudable Folklore Workshop of the MGI's Department of Bhojpuri, Folklore and Oral Traditions". Mauritius Times. 18 October 2013. Retrieved 25 October 2013.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Nandini Sahu Associate Professor". Ignou The People's University. Retrieved 20 August 2012.
  10. ^ "Budding writers should take praise and criticism on equal terms" (PDF). The Political Business Daily. 29 September 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 February 2014. Retrieved 19 January 2014.
  11. ^ "IGNOU Likely To Launch MA Programme in Folklore & Culture Studies". Higher Education in 13 October 2010. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  12. ^ "National seminar held at GNDEC". The Indian Express. 9 February 2009. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
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  15. ^ a b c "List of Nandini Sahu books". Retrieved 20 August 2012.
  16. ^ Silver Poems on My Lips. January 2009. ISBN 9788172734718. Retrieved 20 August 2012.
  17. ^ "Sukamaa and other Poems" (PDF). Retrieved 11 June 2014.
  18. ^ "Nandini Sahu's Magic Cadence of Poetic Thoughts Reigns". 22 September 2013. Archived from the original on 3 April 2014. Retrieved 23 September 2013.
  19. ^ "Suvarnarekha". Global Fraternityof Archived from the original on 20 June 2014. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
  20. ^ A.C. Bradley Oxford Lectures On Poetry – Page 400 1999 "Also of Interest The Post-Colonial Space : Writing the Self and the Nation, Ed.Nandini Sahu.."
  21. ^ Mohit Kumar Ray Studies In Elt, Linguistics And Applied Linguistics Page vii 2004 "Dr Nandini Sahu makes out a case for Indian poetics as a significant body of critical criteria and pleads for their ... "

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