Malashri Lal University of Delhi, India
Malashri Lal is currently the Dean of Colleges, and also the Dean, Academic Activities and Projects at the University of Delhi. She has held other senior administrative positions in the same university, including that of the Head, Department of English (2000–03), Director, Women’s Studies (2000–06) and Joint Director, South Campus (2006–11). As a recipient of fellowships from the Fulbright, the British Council, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Shastri-Indo Canadian Institute, she has conducted research in prestigious institutes, including Harvard University, USA, Bellagio, Italy, and Newcastle, UK. Malashri Lal’s academic specialisation is in Women and Gender Studies, a subject on which she has written ten books. Her book The law of the threshold: Women writers in Indian English was widely acclaimed. Recently, she has co-edited In search of Sita: Revisiting mythology and Chamba–achamba: Women’s oral narratives. She has served on international book award committees, including the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature.