Shailendra Kumar Singh has a PhD in English from Jamia Millia Islamia, an M.A. in English from Hindu College (University of Delhi), and a B.A. from Sri Venkateswara College (University of Delhi). His articles have featured in several internationally acclaimed journals such as South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies (Taylor and Francis), Women’s Reproductive Health (Taylor and Francis), and The Indian Economic and Social History Review (Sage). He is also the youngest recipient of the Meenakshi Mukherjee Prize for the best published academic paper in India for the calendar year 2016-2017. He has reviewed a number of articles for multiple scholarly journals such as Journal of Lesbian Studies (Taylor and Francis), South Asian Survey (Sage), and Girlhood Studies (Berghahn). As an honorary position, he has been invited to serve on the editorial board of the journal Fat Studies (Taylor and Francis) for a period of three years (2021-2023).
He is interested in peasant narratives, gender studies, nationalist fiction, and South Asian cinema. He has been a regular university topper at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels and has won the prestigious Balaji Gold Medal (05 grams) for being the topper of University of Delhi, South Campus and the Certificate of Merit for ranking third in the entire university. He also translated 14 short stories of Premchand for a four-volume series that was edited by Prof. M. Asaduddin and was published by Penguin Classics in 2017.
English Literature, Gender Studies, South Asian Cinema