Dr. Balaji Ranganathan Profile

Dr. Balaji Ranganathan

Professor & Chairperson

Center for Comparative Literature and Translation Studies


Dr Balaji Ranganathan finished his MA and MPhil from the Gujarat University and his PhD from the Saurashtra University, Rajkot , Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies SAP/DRS Programme. His SAP/DRS PhD thesis is titled Orientalism and India: A Critical Reading into the Orientalistic Discourses of 19th Century India. He worked at N C Bodiwala College of Commerce, Gujarat University and the Department of English, KSKV Kachchh University prior to joining the Central University of Gujarat as an Associate Professor where he is presently holding the position of the Chairperson of the Center for Comparative Literature and Translation Studies.

His specialisations are: Oriental Studies, Orientalism and Colonial India, Formation of Public Bodies in Colonial India, Historiography, Comparative Indian Literature, Psychoanalysis, Early Indian Numismatics and Early Indian Bronzes.

Publications in the last 5 years:


  • Ranganathan, Balaji. Orientalism and India .Creative: New Delhi, 2009.


  • Ranganathan, Balaji. Francisco Louis Gomes Os Brahmanes and Anglo Indian society. Routledge: New Delhi, 2011. 269-278.
  • Ranganathan, Balaji. The Lincoln Assassination: Journalistic Responses from Around the World. Abraham Lincoln Without Borders: Lincoln�s Legacy outside the United States. New Delhi: Pencraft International, 2011. 173-182.
  • Ranganathan, Balaji. �Orientalism and the Gita Govinda tradition�. Sage: New Delhi. 2013.
  • Ranganathan, Balaji. �Ramayanas: Cultural Translations and Asian adaptations�. Between the Self and the Other Translation as Praxis. Ed. Rakesh Desai. Swarup: New Delhi. 2013.
  • The Ideological Moorings within Colonial Travel:Reading William Hodges and Bholanath Chunder�. Critical Practice. Vol. XIX. 2012. 34-55.
  • Envisioning India: The Role of language�. Saurashtria. Vol.2. October 2012.