Dr. D.R.P. Chandra Sekhar received his masters degree in English from the University of Hyderabad (with a Gold Medal for the first rank) and M.Phil and Ph.D from Maulana Azad National Urdu University. He was a recipient of UGC-JRF. In his BA from Nizam College, Hyderabad, he was awarded the Nizam Gold Medal for ranking first in Philosophy from Osmania University. Before he joined GITAM, he had taught at a reputed college of engineering in Hyderabad, and at the Bhagirathi Valley School (a KFI school), Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand.
With a deep and abiding interest in the basic issues of education, human learning and conditioning, spirituality beyond religion, and issues related to egalitarian social order, Dr. Chandra Sekhar served for more than a decade in the social service sector in the areas of tribal, minorities’ development, and communal harmony. He edited eco-ethic a newsletter of Indian Network on Ethics and Climate Change and Mannem Lo (In the tribal habitat), a magazine on the issues and culture of Adivasis. His research interests include Theatre/Cultural Studies, Literary Criticism & Theory and Indian Literature in Translation. Dr Chandra Sekhar translated and adopted several plays and political essays.
Institute & College name
Year of Graduation/Award
Study of Street Play as a Living Genre A Case Study of Interventions in the Old City of Hyderabad
MAULANA AZAD NATIONAL URDU UNIVERSITY
Social Anxiety and Dissent in Postwar Britain A Case Study of Howard Brentons Plays