Our Faculty

Prashant Maurya

Assistant Professor
  • PhD – Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India
  • MA in English – Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

Prashant Maurya is an assistant professor of English and teaches literature and communication courses at the Indian Institute of Management Ranchi. His academic interests include Business Communication, Written Communication, Visual Communication, Popular Media and Culture, Postcolonial Literature, and Cultural Studies.

Teaching Areas

  • Managerial Communication (Core Course – MBA)
  • Indian Literature (Core Course – IPM)
  • Business Writing (Core Course – IPM)


    Administrative Responsibilities
  • Chairperson, Liberal Arts & Sciences Area, IIM Ranchi (March 2022 – May 2023)
  • Faculty In-charge, Rajbhasha Hindi Cell, IIM Ranchi (Feb 2023 – to date)
  • Member – Internal Personnel Committee, IIM Ranchi (April 2022 – May 2023)
  • Member – Academic Programme Committee, IIM Ranchi (June 2022- May 2023)

  • Teaching Experience
  • Visiting Faculty, Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, India
  • Visiting Faculty, Indian Institute of Management Indore, India
  • Assistant Professor of English, DIT University, India

Research Area

    Historical Fiction, Cultural Studies, Postcolonial Literature, Business Communication

Professional Affiliation

  • Board Member – Historical Fictions Research Network, U.K.
  • Member. Postcolonial Studies Association, U.K.

    Journal of Medical Humanities (Springer), Visual Studies (Taylor & Francis), Women’s Studies International Forum (Elsevier), South Asian Popular Culture (Taylor & Francis), Academia Letters, Southeast Asian Review of English (U of Malaya), Cogent Arts & Humanities (Taylor & Francis), Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice (Wiley), Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies (Taylor & Francis), Social Responsibility Journal (Emerald)


  • Maurya, P. (2024). [Review of the book The Gendered War: Evaluating Feminist Ethnographic Narratives of the 1971 War of Bangladesh by S. Biswas and P. Tripathi]. Journal of International Women’s Studies, 26(1), 1-3.
  • Maurya, P. (2023). [Review of the book Epidemic Empire: Colonialism, Contagion and Terror, 1817–2020 by Anjuli Fatima Raza Kolb]. Journal of Postcolonial Writing, 59(1), 140-141.
  • Maurya, P. & Kumar, N. (2022). Race, sexuality and prostitution in colonial Singapore: reading J. G. Farrell’s The Singapore Grip. South East Asia Research, 30(4), 472-488.
  • Maurya, P. & Kumar, N. (2022). Decoding the imperial ‘grip’ in J. G. Farrell’s The Singapore Grip. Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities, 14(2), 1-12.
  • Maurya, P. & Semwal, S. (2022). [Review of the book Biofiction: An Introduction by Michael Lackey]. English Academy Review, 39(1), 127-130.
  • Kumar, N., Maurya, P. & Rani, P. (2022). Elder Abuse and its Literary Representation. In I. Rajan (Ed.) Handbook of Aging, Health and Public Policy (pp. 1-10). Springer Nature.
  • Maurya, P. (2022). [Review of the book Colonial Terror: Torture and State Violence in Colonial India by Deana Heath]. South Asia Research, 42 (1), 133-135.
  • Maurya, P. (2021). [Review of the book The Nineteenth Century Revis(it)ed: The New Historical Fiction by Ina Bergmann]. Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities, 13 (4), 1-4.
  • Maurya, P. (2020). Enlivening the English Civil Wars through Historical Fictions [Review of the book Creating Memory: Historical Fiction and the English Civil Wars by Farah Mendlesohn]. Rethinking History, 25(3), 393-396.
  • Maurya, P. & Kumar, N. (2020). Colonial Medicine and Cholera: Historicizing Victorian Medical Debates in J.G. Farrell’s The Siege of Krishnapur. SARE: Southeast Asian Review of English, 57(2), 53-73.
  • Maurya, P. & Kumar, N. (2020). Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi and its topicality. South Asian Popular Culture, 18(3), 247-260.
  • Maurya, P. & Kumar, N. (2020). The member of ‘quality’ and the ‘other’: Colonial fallacy and othering in James G. Farrell’s Troubles. Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 28(3), 2167-2180.