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Prof. Rukmini Bhaya Nair | Professor of Linguistics and English at IIT Delhi
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Prof. Rukmini Bhaya Nair

Rukmini Bhaya Nair is Professor of Linguistics and English at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge and has since taught at universities ranging from Singapore to Stanford and delivered plenary addresses worldwide from Aarhus to Xinjiang. Nair's research interests are in the fields of cognitive linguistics, pragmatics, narrative, English studies, philosophy of language, techno-cultures, literary and postcolonial theory, gender and creative writing.

It is this question of the cognitive 'disturbance' and solace that language and literature simultaneously provide that preoccupies Nair, whose writings, both creative and critical, have been included on the syllabi of universities such as Chicago, Delhi, Harvard, Kent, Oxford, Toronto, and Washington. According to Nair, she does research for the same reasons that she writes poetry – to discover the possibilities and limits of language. Married, with two children, she lives in Delhi.
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