Our Faculty

Prashant Maurya

Assistant Professor (Grade – II)
  • 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)

Experience

    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

  • Co-Editor – Journal of Historical Fictions
  • Early Career Member. Royal Historical Society, London.
  • Board Member – Historical Fictions Research Network, U.K.
  • Member. Postcolonial Studies Association, U.K.

PEER REVIEWER
    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)

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITES
  • Co-organizer & Session Chair. Historical Fictions Research Network Annual Conference 2023 on the theme Values in historical fiction from 17-19 February 2023.
  • Session Chair. International Conference on Trends and Future Possibilities in Humanities & Social Sciences organized by the School of Liberal Arts & Management, DIT University, Dehradun, from 10-11 November 2022.
  • Keynote Interview with Prof Michael Lackey. Biofiction & Historical Fiction: Continuity or Rupture (HFRN Conference February 19, 2022).
  • Co-organizer & Session Chair. Historical Fictions Research Network Annual Conference 2022 on the theme Communities from 18-20 February 2022.
  • Co-organizer & Session Chair. Historical Fictions Research Network Annual Conference 2021 on the theme Remembering Catastrophe from 18-21 February 2021.

Publications

  • 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.