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Dr.Ishmeet Kaur Chaudhry

Educator, Writer, Author, Poet

 Dr. Ishmeet Kaur Chaudhry

Educationist, Author and Poet) teaches at the Centre for English Studies at Central University of Gujarat

Dr. Ishmeet Kaur Chaudhry (educationist, author and poet) teaches at the Centre for English Studies at Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar. She was recognised as an Inspired Teacher for The President of India’s In-residence Program at Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi in June 2015.  She has been largely interested in areas of literatures of margins, studies of violence, trauma, and women studies. She has also been actively engaged in Comparative Studies and Translations from Punjabi into English. She is a member of the Global Guru Granth Sahib Translation project at Sikh Research Institute, USA. Her recent work has been on violence studies engaging with discourses on the 1984 anti-Sikh carnage in Delhi.


She is an editor of Black November: Writings on Anti-Sikh Massacres of 1984 and the Aftermath (2019); Patrick White: Critical Issues (2014); co-editor of Violence, Subversion and Recovery: Women Writers from the Sub-continent and Around (2019, with Rachel Bari); co-editor of Seeking Nanak : Commemorating the 551st Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Devji (2021, with Paramjeet Singh and Charanjeet Kaur) and the author of Life Sketch and Teachings of Guru Teghbahadar Sahib (2023, with Jaswant Singh) and Texting the Scripture: Sri Guru Granth Sahib and the Visionary Poetics of Patrick White (2016). Her collection of poems is Forbidden Button and Other Poems (Signorina Publications, 2020)

Dr. Ishmeet Kaur Chaudhry also engages in conducting talks on women concerns, well-being and mindfulness. She firmly believes that in a world that is full of pressures, there is an innate energy within people. She engages in discourses on various aspects of spirituality, learnings from Guru Granth Sahib, and real-life memoirs.

She has delivered lectures in various institutions and different countries like Taiwan, Singapore, Australia, America, Pakistan, United Kingdom, and Spain. Most recently, she was invited as a Guest faculty at University of Barcelona, Spain where she also delivered the 2023 Doireann MacDermott Lecture on 19 April 2023.