Hi, I am ajay sekher (Dr Ajay S Sekher to be officially complete!).
I am from Kerala, a small peninsular state in south India. I teach, research, write, translate, paint and photograph. I like music and traveling. I also like to ride my bike quite a lot as I like fresh air, flight and freedom.
I was awarded Ph D in English by M G University, Kottayam in 2007. My critical essays and translations have been published in leading Malayalam and English journals in my state and country, including The Economic and Political Weekly, Indian Literature, Mathrubhumi and Bhashaposhini.
My Doctoral Thesis deals with the representation of caste and gender issues in Indian fiction written in various Indian languages and in English. It was done with Prof. P P Raveendran of School of Letters. The work is titled Representing the Margin.
My recent published titles iclude:
— Unknown Subjects: Songs of Poykayil Appachan. (Trans.) Kottayam: IPRDS Studies, 2007.
— Writing in the Dark: A Selection of Dalit Poetry from Malayalam. ( Trans.) Mumbai: Vikas Adhyayan Kendra, 2009.
— Irutile Kali. (Trans. of Toni Morrison’s Playing in the Dark.) Pathanamthitta: Prasakti, 2007.
— Samskaram, Prathinidhanam, Prathirodham: Samskara Rashtreeyathilekkulla Kurippukal. Mavelikara: Fabian, 2009.
— Sahodaran Ayyappan: Towards A Democratic Future. Calicut: Other Books, 2012.
My selected paintings are on display at Yousuf Art Gallery, Jew Town 7/644, Cochin 682 002. I have also done group and solo shows in Kochi, Thrissur, Chennai and Kottayam. I have been guest lecturing on literary and cultural studies at various university departments and colleges in Kerala from 2002 onwards, including School of Letters, M G University and S S University, Kalady. Served as Assistant Professor of English in Government Colleges at Thrissur and Kasaragod. Now teaching English at the Tirur Centre of S S University as Assistant Professor. My academic writing samples are available on academia.edu:
Let me express my deep gratitude to Arun, my brother for materializing this site. He is behind the concept, design, developing and sustenance of this site. By profession Arun is a practicing physical therapist and an independent researcher in his discipline of physical therapy and health care practices. He is also the founder of the physiotherapy web community portal named Physioblasts.Org. Thanks are also due to Mr Kurian Pampady, veteran journalist who took my above photograph.
My mobile: +919895797798
Permanent Home Address: Akhila, Gandhi Nagar P O, Kottayam, Kerala, India 686 008.