Paresh Chandra


Research interests: 19th and 20th century lyric poetry in English, Hindi, Urdu, Persian and French; comparative poetics; novel studies; critical theory; South Asian Studies; Near-Eastern Studies.

Research Languages: English, Hindi, Urdu, French, Persian, German (Intermediate reading), Sanskrit (Intermediate-advanced reading).

Paresh Chandra is a PhD candidate in the Department of Comparative Literature at Princeton University where he is completing a dissertation titled “Thought’s Occasion in Ghālib, Wordsworth and Mallarmé: Comparative Poetics after Colonization.”

For the year 2020-21, Paresh held the The Cotsen Fellowship. He will hold the Dodds Honorific Fellowship in 2021-22.

Before coming to Princeton, Paresh taught in the Department of English at Hindu College (Delhi) for over four years.