Ishmeet Kaur


Dr Ishmeet Kaur Chaudhry (educationist, author and poet) teaches at the Centre for English Studies at Central University of Gujarat, India. 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 literature 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, United States. 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) and the author of 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's 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, the United Kingdom and Spain.

Keynote Presentation (2022): “Stories of Resilience and Strength”

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