Prof. Amar Nath
Prof. A.N. Dhar
Dhar holds a doctorate in English Literature and a Diploma in English
Studies from the Central Institute of English
and Foreign Languages,
is a distinguished scholar of English and a
seasoned teacher, having taught at the
Kashmir and earlier at the M.A.M.
College, Jammu cumulatively for about
three decades. A former Head of the Department
of English and Director, ELT Centre, University
of Kashmir, on his retirement from service Prof.
Dhar, was awarded a 2‑year U.G.C. Emeritus
Fellowship in English which he held at the
University of Jammu from October 1990 to
September 1992. Later, he was awarded a Senior
Fellowship in Literature by the Department of
Culture, Ministry of Human Resource Development,
Government of India for another two years
(October 1997 to September 1999). Based at Jammu
for the past twelve years or so, he remains
actively engaged in literary and socio-cultural
pursuits. He has to his credit several books
besides many research articles published in
prestigious journals in the country.
Prof Dhar has
his research interests in the areas of 19th
century British poetry, mystical and comparative
literature, stylistics and literary translation.
In 1984 he was awarded a Visitorship by the
British Council for academic visit to several
British Universities. Since 1995, he has
remained closely associated with the Bhagavaan
Gopinathji Trust, Jammu as the Honorary Editor
of the trilingual religio-cultural journal, now
registered under the title Shuddha Vidya,
published biannuallv by the Trust.
He is the President Prem
Sangeet Niketan and has also authored
Mysticism Across Cultures.
He is also a J&K
Cultural Academy Award winner>.