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Prof. Ranu Uniyal

Ranu Uniyal is Professor and Former Head, Department of English, University of Lucknow. She was a Commonwealth Scholar at the University of Hull, UK. An author/ editor of ten books, her articles and book reviews have been published widely. Her poetry has appeared in Cordite Poetry , Mascara Literary Review, TEXT Special issue (Australia), Jaggery, Medulla Review, Sketch Book, Setu, Twenty 20, Whispers (USA), Littlewood Press (UK), Bengal Lights(Bangla Desh), Asia Literary Review, Cha (Hongkong), Turning Pages (Germany), Words and Worlds (Austria), Ethos literary journal, The Enchanting Verses Literary Review, Dhauli Review, Muse India, Kavya Bharati, Femina, Manushi, Indian Literature, Madras Courier and several anthologies both in India and abroad. She has published three poetry collections: Across the Divide (2006), December Poems (2012) and The Day We Went Strawberry Picking in Scarborough (2018) was translated in Spanish (2020). First set of Hindi Poems Saeeda Ke Ghar was published in 2021.

She coedited essays Reading Gandhi: Perspectives in the 21 st Century (2022), Mahatma Gandhi: Essays on Life and Literature (2023), Understanding Disability: Interdisciplinary Critical Approaches (Springer 2023). She has read her poems at international literature festivals and conferences in Bhubaneswar, Berhampur, Chemnitz, Calicut, Coimbatore, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Kanpur, Lancaster, Lucknow, Madrid, Meerut, Tashkent, and Udaipur. She was on a Writer’s residency in 2019 at Uzbekistan. Her poems have been translated in German, Hindi, Oriya, Malayalam, Marathi, Spanish, Urdu, and Uzbek languages. She is the Chief Editor of Rhetorica, a Literary Journal of Arts, University of Lucknow. She is a founding member of PYSSUM, a day care centre for people with special needs in Lucknow. She can be reached at

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