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Prof. Meenakshi Sharma

Communications (COM)


Educational Qualifications

  • PhD in English (1998) from University of Queensland, Australia
  • MA (Research)(1994) in English from University of Queensland, Australia
  • MA in English (1984)in English from Lucknow University, India

Academic Affiliation

  • Joined the Communication Area, IIM, Ahmedabad in April 2008.


Earlier taught at 

  • Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad as Associate Professor
  • Colleges of Delhi University, Mumbai University and Lucknow University
  • University of Queensland, Australia

Professional Affiliation

  • Member of International Association Languages and Intercultural Communication.
  • Designed and conducted modules on various aspects of managerial communication for middle and senior managers of public- and private-sector organizations such as Moser Baer, NTPC, Bharat Petroleum Ltd, Indian Oil Ltd, ONGC, SAIL, L&T, LIC, Cairn India Energy, Pfizer, Essar.




Area of Research

  • Intercultural Communication
  • Communication and Organisational Change
  • Communication of Brand Image
  • English in  India
  • Indian Writing in English


Current Research

  • Communicating change
  • Leadership Communication
  • Women in Higher Education
  • Intercultural communication

Publications / Articles / Cases


  • Postcolonial Indian Writing in English: Between Co-option and Resistance. Jaipur: Rawat, 2003.


Articles/Book chapters/Teaching cases

  • "Language and the Negotiation of Identity and Sense of Belonging: A Study of Literary Representations of Indians in England", Language and Intercultural Communication, 11:4 (2011), 351-363.
  • "The Empire of English and Its Legacy: A Citizenship of the Mind," Britishness, Identity and Citizenship: The View from Abroad. Eds. C. McGlynn, A. Mycock, and J. W. McAuley. Oxford: Peter Lang (2011).
  • "Women of Steel: Tata Steel's Tejaswini Programme." Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (2011).
  • "Bank of Baroda's Branding Exercise" (A), Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (2010).
  • "Bank of Baroda's Branding Exercise" (B), Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (2010).
  • "Optimising Communication Channels for Inclusive Rural Development in India". Journal of Development Communication 21.1 (2010).
  • "Indian Writing on Food: A Skewed Representation of Contemporary Social Reality." Kunapipi 28.2 (2006).
  • "Polluted River or Goddess and Saviour? The Ganga in the Discourses of Modernity and Hinduism." Five Emus to the King of Siam: Environment and Empire. Ed. Helen Tiffin. Amsterdam/New York, NY: 2007.
  • "Institutionalization of English in India – A Historical Background." South Asian Review 27.2 (2007): 175-189.
  • "The Role of Communication in Building an Organizational Culture: The Case of Micromatic Grinding." Managerial Communication: Trends and Strategies ed. Asha Kaul and Sanjay Gupta. New Delhi: Tata McGraw Hill, 2006. 609-617.
  • "Pollution of Ganga: Unsurmountable Problem or Flawed Project Management?" Green Business. New Delhi: Allied, 2006. 395-410.
  • "Post-Colonial Responses to England: Nirad Chaudhuri's A Passage to England and Ved Mehta's Delinquent Chacha." Economic and Political Weekly 40.11 (2005):1063-68.
  • "Constructions of Englishness from the ‘Outside': Indian Accounts of Travel to England, 1880-1920." South Asian Review 25.1 (2004): 213-235.
  • "Mimicry, Imitation, Impersonation." Review of Indian Traffic: Identities in Question in Colonial and Postcolonial India by Parama Roy. Australasian Journal of Victorian Studies 5(1999): 196-198.
  • "Through Indian Eyes: Representations of England in Three Nineteenth-Century Indian Texts," Critical Practice 6.1 (1999): 92-103.
  • "Narrating India: Strategies of Narrativisation and Historiography in Shashi Tharoor's The Great Indian Novel and Vikam Seth's A Suitable Boy." Writing in a Postcolonial Space. Ed SP Pandey. New Delhi: Atlantic, 1999. 125-40
  • "England, English Literature and the English Through Indian Eyes," Journal of Indian Writing in English 24.2 (1996): 1-14.
  • "Riches Galore in a Land of Poverty: Nayantara Sehgal's Rich Like Us." Literary Criterion 30.3 (1995): 1-15


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