Nikhil Govind

Professor and Head

Manipal Centre for Humanities


    • Nikhil Govind is Head and an Associate Professor in Manipal Centre for Humanities. He is also a PhD Guide at MCH.


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
PhD South and South East Asian Studies University of California at Berkeley 2011
M Phil English University of Delhi 2001
M.A. English St. Stephens College, University of Delhi 1999
B.A English St. Stephens College, University of Delhi 1997


Area of Expertise

Modern Indian Literature, Film, Pre-modern Indian Literature

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

Working Editor and Member of the Editorial Board, Indian Journal of Medical Ethics (IJME)

The Moral Imagination of the Mahabharata

2022 Nikhil Govind

Bloomsbury Academic

Shadow Craft: Visual Aesthetics of Black and White Hindi Cinema

2020 Gayathri Prabhu Nikhil Govind

Bloomsbury Academic

Inlays of Subjectivity: Affect and Action in Modern Indian Literature

2019 Nikhil Govind

Oxford University Press

Between Love and Freedom: The Revolutionary in the Hindi Novel

2014 Nikhil Govind

Routledge India

Hindi Modernism: Rethinking Agyeya and His Times

2012-17-02 Nikhil Govind

STEDT monograph series edited by Vasudha Dalmia, Centre for South Asia Press, Berkeley. Vasudha Dalmia (editor)

Reading Savarkar: Disequilibrium in Hindutva's Notion of National-Unity-at-all-Costs

2011-11-01 Nikhil Govind


Some Ethical Trade-offs in Mental Health Legislation and Practice

2012-09-09 Nikhil Govind

Indian Journal of Medical Ethics

What does Sanskrit Aesthetics Offer the Contemporary Novel?

2016-01-01 Nikhil Govind

Samyukta, Vol.XVI No.1: 90-103.

The Nomad and his Doubles: Reading Saratchandra Chattopadhyaya’s Srikanta

Nikhil Govind

in Gautam Chakravarty (ed.), Delhi: Routledge

Evolving Notions and Experiences of English Studies and Pedagogy in Contemporary India

2019-01-07 Urmila G Nikhil Govind

Artha Journal of Social Sciences: Vol 18 No 3 (2019)

Significance of Interdisciplinarity in Varied Pedagogical Contexts in English Studies

2019-01-07 Yadukrishnan P T Nikhil Govind

Artha Journal of Social Sciences: Vol 18 No 3 (2019)

The New Educational Policy, 2019: Opportunities and challenges for medical ethics


Indian Journal of Medical Ethics, Vol. 4, No, 3, p. 175-177

The Hindi novel: Nationalist Morality and Its Discontents

2012 Nikhil Govind

Oxford Handbook of Hindu Literature, edited by Dr WJ Johnson, Dr James M Hegarty, Oxford University Press.