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Satendra Khanna, Associate Professor of the Practice, Asian & African Languages & Literature

Satendra Khanna
Contact Info:
Office Location:  306 Alexander Avenue
Office Phone:  919 660 4361
Email Address:

Teaching (Fall 2019):

  • AMES 151.01, INDIAN CINEMA Synopsis
    Perkins 065, TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
    (also cross-listed as AMI 253.01, LIT 211.01, VMS 231.01)
  • HINDI 305.01, ADVANCED HINDI Synopsis
    Perkins 065, W 06:30 PM-09:00 PM
    Perkins 070, Tu 06:15 PM-08:45 PM
Office Hours:

Wed 1:00 - 2:00 or informal office @ Francesca’s on 9th Street

Ph.D.University of California at Los Angeles1969
A.B. Harvard University1964
BAHarvard University1964

Research Interests: India Cinema and Modern Hindi Literature

He interprets the lives and works of contemporary Indian writers to an international audience through a series of documentary films and translations. His recent work includes a translation of Vinod Kumar Shukla's Naukar ki Kameez (The Servant's Shirt, Penguin India, 1999), an anthology of short fiction, His Daily Bread (Har Anand, 2000) and the series Literary Postcard on the Doordarshan national network in India.


Asia • India • Literature • Documentary

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Mohan Rakesh, translator Satti Khanna, Out to the Farthest Rock (Akhiri Chattan Tak) (Fall, 2014)
  2. Suryakant Tripathi Nirala, translator, S. Khanna, Kulli Bhat (Summer, 2014)
  3. Vinod Kumar Shukla, translator, S. Khanna, When It Comes to Flower (Spring, 2014), HarperCollins India, New Delhi
  4. Khanna, S, College, edited by Bhattacharjee, NK, Indian Literature, vol. L no. 2 (Summer, 2006), pp. 105-121, Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi  [abs] [author's comments]
  5. S. Khanna, Weight, edited by Shirley Chew, Moving Worlds, vol. 5 no. 2 (Fall, 2005), pp. 88-90, University of Leeds UK  [abs]