Prof. Gopi Chand Narang

Gopi Chand Narang (born 11 February 1931 in Dukki, Balochistan) is an India-based theorist, literary critic and scholar who writes in Urdu and English. His Urdu literary criticism has incorporated a range of modern theoretical frameworks including stylistics, structuralism, post-structuralism and Eastern poetics.

Narang received a master's degree in Urdu from the University of Delhi, and a research fellowship from the Ministry of Education to complete his PhD in 1958.

Narang taught Urdu literature at St. Stephen's College (1957–58) before joining Delhi University, where he became a reader in 1961. In 1963 and 1968 he was a visiting professor at the University of Wisconsin, also teaching at the University of Minnesota and the University of Oslo. Narang joined Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi as a professor in 1974, rejoining the University of Delhi from 1986–1995. In 2005, the university named him a professor emeritus. Narang's first book (Karkhandari Dialect of Delhi Urdu) was published in 1961, a sociolinguistic analysis of a neglected dialect spoken by indigenous workers and artisans Delhi. He has published over 60 books in Urdu, English and Hindi.

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  • Padma Bhushan Award

    Padma Bhushan awarded by the President of India

  • Padma Shri Award

    Padma Shri awarded by the President of India

  • Iqbal Centenary Gold Medal Award

    Iqbal Centenary Gold Medal awarded by the President of Pakistan

  • D.Litt. Degree (Honoris Causa) Award

    D.Litt. Degree (Honoris Causa) by the Central University of Hyderabad

  • Indira Gandhi Memorial Fellowship

    Indira Gandhi Memorial Fellowship, Indira Gandhi National Centre of Arts

  • Mazzini Gold Medal

    Mazzini Gold Medal by the Government of Italy

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