Sachidananda Mohanty was formerly Professor and Head, Department of English, University of Hyderabad, Vice Chancellor of the Central University of Orissa and Governing Board Member of Auroville Foundation, administered by the MHRD, Government of India.
He is the recipient of several national and international awards including those from the British Council, Charles Wallace, the Salzburg, the Katha and the Fulbright. He has to his credit 27 books in English and in Odia including D.H. Lawrence Studies in India, Writers’ Workshop,1990; Lawrence’s Leadership Politics and the Defeat of Fascism, Academic Foundation,1992; Understanding Cultural Exchange, Vision Books 1997; Literature and Culture, Prestige, 2000; Travel Writing and the Empire, Katha, 2002;rpt. 2003, 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;rpt.2009;2010;Sarala Devi, Central Sahitya Akademi,2011;Cosmopolitan Modernity in Early Twentieth Century India, Routledge India,2015,revised second South Asian and Global editions 2018 and The Lost World of Sarala Devi, OUP,2016.
Dr Mohanty’s essays and articles have appeared in some of the leading journals and forums in the country and abroad, including The New Quest, Journal of Contemporary Thought, Springer, Anthem Press, The Toronto South Asian Review, The Indian Literature, The Book Review, Economic and Political Weekly, South Asia Review, India International Centre Quarterly and the Seminar Magazine.
He has lectured at a number of leading Universities in India and abroad including the Jawaharlal Nehru University, Cornell University, Pittsburgh University, the City University of New York, California State University, University of New Mexico at Taos, Loyola University at Chicago, Australia National University, Canberra and the National University of Singapore.
He is a Contributing Editor and Adviser to the web journal www.museindia and can be reached at [email protected]