R. K. Sinha

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This article is about the scholar R. K. Sinha. For the Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission of India, see Ratan Kumar Sinha. For the environmentalist, see Ravindra Kumar Sinha.

Radha Krishna Sinha (Hindi: राधा कृष्ण सिन्हा; 1 January 1917 – 27 August 2003) was an Indian scholar of English literature. He came from a family of elite intellectuals and academics.[1] He was a DPhil from the University of Oxford and the head of the Department of English, Patna University.[1] All his children and grandchildren teach English Literature.[1]


Sinha was born in an affluent family on 1 January 1917 at Maheshpur in the district of Munger in Bihar.[2] He was a gold medallist at his university for his Master of Arts (English) degree and obtained a DPhil from the University of Oxford in 1950, he had been teaching at the University of Patna from 7 July 1938 to 31 January 1979, the topic of his research was Literary Influences on D H Lawrence.[2] His guide was Lord David Cecil, an authority on Victorian novels.[2] Sinha did research from October 1946 to December 1949 under his supervision.[2]



  1. ^ a b c Sinha, Sunita (2007). Graham Greene: A Study of His Major Novels. 6A, Shahpur Jat, New Delhi-110049, India: Atlantic Publishers & Distributors. ISBN 978-81-269-0876-9. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Sinha, Radha Krishna (2005). An Epitome of English Literature ; A Commemorative Volume in Honour of Dr. R.K. Sinha (A Festschrift). Srishti Publishers & Distributors. ISBN 978-81-88575-58-9. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Radha Krishna Sinha, An Epitome of English Literature ; A Commemorative Volume in Honour of Dr. R.K. Sinha (A Festschrift), Srishti Publishers & Distributors (2005) (Paperback).
  • Radha Krishna Sinha, Rāmacandra Prasāda, Awadhesh Kumar Sharma, Modern studies and other essays: in honour of Dr. R.K. Sinha, Vikas Pub. House, 1987.