Aims and Objectives:
1. To create an collaboration among academics and groups.
2. To build a profile for academics working or interested in the area of
3. To liaison with Universities/Institutions/Associations and create a
space for academic events like conferences and seminars and
4. To create a positively engaged network of scholars and practitioners.
Dr Amit Sarwal is Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation (CCG), Deakin University, Australia and also the Founding Convenor of Australia-India Interdisciplinary Research Network (AIIRN). He has taught as Assistant Professor in the Department of English at SGND Khalsa College and Rajdhani College, University of Delhi, India. He was an Honorary Visiting Scholar (2006-2007) at Monash University as an Endeavour Asia Award winner. His areas of interest include South Asian Diaspora Literature, Australian Literature and Popular Fiction on which he has organised and presented in many conferences and published in various journals and books. He has co-edited a number of books on Australian studies, latest being: Wanderings in India: Australian Perceptions (2012); Bridging Imaginations: South Asian Diaspora in Australia (2013); and Enriched Relations: Public Diplomacy in Australia-Indian Relations (2013).
Coordinator (Publications - AIIRS)is presently Coordinator of Australia-India Interdisciplinary Research Network (AIIRN) and Associate Editor, Australia-India Interdisciplinary Research Series of Readworthy Publications, New Delhi. She has taught as Lecturer at Miranda House, University of Delhi, India and as a Tutor at SECPS, Monash University, Australia, where she was an Honorary Visiting Scholar (2006-07). She has also worked as an annotator for the online Routledge Annotated Bibliography of English Studies (2006-11) and Editor of Cinema, Literature and Culture Series (CLC) for SSS Publications (2009-12). Her areas of interest include Contemporary Australian Literature and Popular Fiction on which she has published. She has co-edited: Fact & Fiction: Readings in Australian Literature (2008), Creative Nation: Australian Cinema and Cultural Studies Reader (2009), Reading Down Under: Australian Literary Studies Reader (2009) and Science Fiction, Imperialism, and the Third World: Essays in Literature and Film (2010).
Coordinator (Language & Literature)
Australia-India Interdisciplinary Research Network
Australia-India Interdisciplinary Research Network (AIIRN), established in February 2012, is a formal network for academics and other institutional groups whose prime focus is on interdisciplinary research related to Australia and India.