Dr Kavita A Sharma


  • Selections from Vyasa’s Mahabharata: The Dicing and The Sequel to Dicing The Temptation of Karna, Doaba Publications, Nai Sarak, Delhi , 2015.
  • National University of Educational Planning and Administration A Transformational Journey, National University of Educational Planning and Administration, New Delhi, 2015.
  • Hindu College : A People’s Movement by Kavita A Sharma and WD Mathur. New Delhi: Niyogi Books, 2014
  • Sixty years of the University Grants Commission: Establishment, growth and evolution by Kavita A Sharma. New Delhi: University Grants Commission, 2013
  • Internationalization of Higher Education: An Aspect of India's Foreign Relations, Gyan Publishing House, Ansari Road, Darya Ganj, New Delhi, 2008.
  • Birds, Beasts, Men and Nature, TransEdit Communications, SV-II-08 TF, Eldeco Utopia, Sector 93-A, Noida Expressway, Noida-2008.
  • The Windmills of the Mind, Rupa & Co, Ansari Road, Daryaganj, New Delhi, 2006.
  • The Queens of Mahabharata, Rupa & Co., Ansari Road, Daryaganj, New Delhi, 2006.
  • Critiquing Nationalism, Transnationalism and Indian Diaspora Dr. Kavita A. Sharma, Dr. Adesh Pal, Dr. Tapas Chakrabarti, ed. New Delhi: Creative Books, 2006.
  • Contextualizing Nationalism, Transnationalism and Indian Diaspora, Dr. Kavita A. Sharma, Dr. Adesh Pal, Dr. Tapas Chakrabarti, ed., New Delhi :Creative Books, 2006.
  • Interpreting Indian Diaspora Experience, Dr. Kavita A.Sharma, Dr. Adesh Pal, Dr. Tapas Chakrabarti, ed., New Delhi: Creative Books, 2004
  • Indian Diaspora: Theorizing And Critiquing, Dr. Kavita A.Sharma, Dr. Adesh Pal, Dr. Tapas Chakrabarti, ed. New Delhi: Creative Books, 2004
  • 50 Years of University Grants Commission, December, 2003, University Grants Commission, Govt. of India, New Delhi
  • Introduction to The Dicing and The Sequel to Dicing, Doaba Publications, 4497/14, Guru Nanak Market, Nai Sarak, Delhi, 2001.
  • The Ongoing Journey: Indian Migration to Canada, New Delhi:Creative Books, 1997.
  • Byron's Plays : A Reassessment, University at Salzburg, Austria 1981.

Published Articles

Part of the Edited Volumes

  • "Mahabharata Through the Eyes of Women", IN: Women's Studies in India: Contours of Change, edited by Malashri Lal and Sukrita Pal Kumar. Shimla: Indian Institute of Advanced Study, 2002. Reprinted by Women in Dharmasastras: A Phenomenal and Critical Analysis, Chandrakala Padia, Rawat Publications, 2009.
  • "The Effective State of Our Being" Karma Yoga in Tilak, Gandhi and Sri Aurobindo" IN: Studies in Comparative Literature: Theory, Culture and Space, edited Jancy James, Chandra Mohan, Subha Chakraborty Das Gupta, Nirmal Kanti Bhattacharjee. New Delhi: Creative Books, 2007.
  • "Limping Marriages and Holidays Wives" IN: Critiquing, Nationalism, Transnationalism, and Indian Diaspora, edited by . Kavita A Sharma, Adesh Pal and Tapas Chakrabarti New Delhi: Creative Books, 2006.
  • "Krishna Dvaipayana's Veda of Life" IN: Indian Knowledge Systems, Vol. II, edited by Kapil Kapoor and Avadhesh Kumar Singh. Shimla and New Delhi: Indian Institute of Advanced Study and D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd. 2005.
  • "Ethics in Mahabharata"IN: Applied Philosophy, edited by Raghwendra Pratap Singh. New Delhi :Om Publications, 2003
  • "Resource Mobilisation for Higher Education in India and Canada", IN: India and Canada: Past, Present and Future, edited by Mishra Anil Dutta and Govind Prasad. New Delhi: Mittal Publications, 2003.
  • · "Psychotherapy and the Buddhist Mandala", IN: Signification in Language and Culture, edited by Harjeet Singh Gill. Shimla: Indian Institute of Advanced Study, 2002.
  • "Exploring the Icons: Sita and Radha", IN: Feminism, Tradition and Modernity edited by Chandrakala Padia. Shimla: Indian Institute of Advanced Study, 2002.
  • "Sisterhood of Silence", IN: Feminist Space: Cultural Readings from India and Canada, edited by Malashri Lal. New Delhi: Allied Publishers 1997.
  • "The Fall of Hyperion: Suffering and Creativity," IN: John Keats' Poetry and Poetics, edited by R.S.Pathak. New Delhi: Creative Books 1997.
  • "Indo-Canadian Women Writers: Double Alienation” IN: Intersexions: Issues of Race and Gender in Canadian Women's in Writings, edited by Coomi S.Vevaina and Barbara Godard. New Delhi, Creative Books – 1996
  • "The Immigrant Indo-Canadian Women: An Interdisciplinary View", IN: Perspectives on Women: Canada and India, edited by Aparna Basu. New Delhi: Allied Publishers, 1995
  • "Canadian Federalism: Regional Aspirations and national Identity", IN: Regionalism and National Identity: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, edited by M.P.Singh and Chandra Mohan.Delhi: Pragati Publications, 1994.
  • "The Cenci: Fractured Images of Self-identity" IN: P.B. Shelley: An Anthology of Recent Criticism, edited by N.P.Singh, Delhi: Pencraft International, 1993.

Published in Journals

  • "Women Ascetics in Mahabharata," Sumangali, A Journal of Gender and Heritage, Centre for Women's Studies, Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha,, New Delhi, 2011.
  • "From Dejection to Action: The Transformation of Arjuna and Yudhishthira, "Sutra" Guragon: Shruti Foundation, 1, January 2008.
  • "Legislative Provisions and Popular Perceptions Linguistic Minorities in Canada and India,” Indian Journal of Canadian Studies, 4, 1995.
  • "The New Immigration Act: Impact on Indian Immigration", Indian Journal of Canadian Studies, 2, 1993.
  • Non -Resident Indians; Illusion and Reality", "International Industries Annual, 1989.
  • "Case for New Foreign Investment Statue," Foreign Trade Review, April – June, 1987.
  • "Modern Indonesian Theatre," Journal of the Sangeet Natak Academy, 51, January – March 1979.
  • "The Perennial Appeal of Wayang," Journal of the Sangeet Natak Academy. Guest Editor, Special Issue on Foreign Providers in Indian Higher Education System, University News, A Weekly Journal of Higher Education, Association of Indian Universities, Vol. 48 No. 37 September 13-19-2010.

  • "World is not your enemy", The Speaking Tree, A Times of India Publication New Delhi, March 4, 2012.
  • "Why Do We Worry So Much?", The Speaking Tree, A Times of India Publication New Delhi, January 22, 2012.
  • "A Second Inning", The Speaking Tree, A Times of India Publication New Delhi, December 18, 2011.
  • Tapasya of Power”, The Awakening Ray, Vol.10. issue 3: May/June, 2006, Delhi: The Gnostic Centre.
  • "Efficacy of Prayer”, The Awakening Ray, Vol.9. issue 1: Jan/Feb. 2005, Delhi: The Gnostic Centre.
  • "Learning From Within”, The Awakening Ray, Vol.9. issue 5: Sept./Oct. 2005, Delhi: The Gnostic Centre.
  • "Crises Management”, The Awakening Ra, vol.8, issue 1: Jan./Feb 2004, Delhi : The Gnostic Centre
  • "This is the way its happens”, The Awakening Ray, vol.8, issue 2: March/April 2004, Delhi :The Gnostic Centre
  • "Dilemma of Life”, The Awakening Ray, v.8 issue 1 (May-June 2004), The Gnostic Centre, New Delhi
  • "The Powerful Women Of Mahabharata”, The Awakening Ray, v.8 issue 1 (May-June 2004), The Gnostic Centre, New Delhi
  • "Spirituality in Daily Life”, The Awakening Ray, vol. 7, issue 3: May/ June 2003, Delhi : The Gnostic Centre
  • "Overcoming Fear”, The Awakening Ray, vol.7, issue 6 : Nov/ Dec 2003, Delhi : The Gnostic Centre
  • "Letting Go of the Past”, The Awakening Ray, vol.6, issue 1: Jan/Feb 2002, Delhi : The Gnostic Centre.
  • "Opening the Window”, The Awakening Ray, vol.1,issue 2: March/April 2002, Delhi: The Gnostic Centre
  • "Building a Team”, The Awakening Ray, vol. 6, issue 4: Jul/ Aug 2002, Delhi: The Gnostic Centre..
  • "Pain and Suffering”, The Awakening Ray, vol.6, issue 5: Sept/Oct 2002
  • "Kurus Our Contemporaries”, The Awakening Ray, vol.6,issue 6: Nov./Dec.2002, Delhi: The Gnostic Centre
  • "Aim of Higher Education, The Awakening Ray, vol.5, issue 1: Jan/Feb.2001, Delhi: The Gnostic Centre
  • "Emotional Security”, The Awakening Ray, vol.4, issue 4: July/August 2000, Delhi : The Gnostic Centre.

Seminar, Conferences and Discussions

  • " The Art and the Artist: Web of Life in Mandra" National Seminar on Dr. S. L. Bhyrappa's work in January 2012.
  • “The Multiple Loci of Evil and Individual Responsibility in Mahabharata" Sahitya Akademi Seminar "The Idea of the Demonic in the Indian Tradition" Mumbai September 2011.
  • "Legitimacy, sexuality and Pursuit of Power in Parva" at a Sahitya Akademi Seminar Kurus Our Contemporaries; The Relevance of the Mahabharata held at Dharamshala, August 2011.
  • Ethical Dilemmas in Mahabharat : at Jaya Utsav Symposium on the Living Traditions of Mahabharata, 10-16 February 2011, IGNCA
  • "Knowing through Dreams; the War of Mahabharata," at th Sahitya Akademi Seminar on Dreamcatchers; Literature, Creativity and Analysis at Udaipur, December 2010.
  • "The Speaking Forests and the Cosmic Order in Mahabharata" at Sahitya Akademi Seminar "Imagined World: Fantasy, Science Fiction and other forms of the Marvellous in Indian Literature held at Goa, March 2010.
  • On "Affirmative Action - the Caste and Class Conflicts" at the University of the Western Cape Nov. 2008. Article published in : Equity and Education in India : Policy, Issues and Challenges, Edited by D. Parimala, Kanishka, 2010
  • "Religious Minorities and Affirmative Action" University of Pittsburgh April 2009.
  • "Education and Power" University of Cincinnati April 2009.
  • "Equity in Higher Education: Widening the Concept of Access in India" at the Beijing Normal University in October 2008.
  • "Access and Equity in Higher Education" at the Graduate School of Business, University of KwaZulu Natal in November 2008 and at University of Ghana in December 2008.
  • “The Politics of Mandal Implementation of Reservation Policy” in the Annual Meeting Programme of the American Educational Research Association, Washington March 24, 2008.
  • "Efficacy of Quotas in Indian Model of Equity and Possible Alternatives" Durban University of Technology in November 2008 University of Western Cape,Nov. 2008
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  • Role of Women Educators" – Country Inn, Jim Corbett Park, Uttaranchal. (from January 13-15, 2006).


  • F.A. Inamdar, ed., Critical Spectrum, New Delhi: Mittal Publications, 1991, Vol.3, No.2, 1992.
  • Keshav Malik, The Cut-Off Point, New Delhi: Abhinav Publications, 1988, Vol.3 No.2, 1992.
  • Narender Pal Singh, Crossroads Writers Workshop, Calcutta, 1991, Vol.3, No.2, 1992.
  • Reviews of the following in The Journal of the Poetry Society (India).
  • Suresh Kohli, Tangled Wires; New and Selected Poems, New Delhi: Arnold Publishers, 1991, Vol.2 No.2, 1991.
  • Vikram Seth, Mappings, Writers’ Workshop, Calcutta, 1991, Vol.2, No.2, 1991
  • Chandra Ranjan, Trans. The Loom of Time.
  • Review of Poetry and humour From Cowper to Clough, Mark Storey, The Macmillian Press Limited, London and Basingstoke, in the Humanities Review, Vol.2 No. 1 January – March, 1980.
Dr Kavita A Sharma
Dr Kavita A Sharma