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T. Ravichandran

PhD (Pondicherry University)

Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

Research Interest



  • PhD, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry, 2000
  • M.A., Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, 1988
  • M.A., Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, 1988
  • B.A., Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, 1986



  • "Disordered Reality, Diseased Cities and Desperate Detectives in Thomas Pynchon's The Crying of Lot 49 and Inherent Vice." East-West Cultural Passage, Vol. 10, July 2011, pp. 26-35

  • "Chiba Consuming America: The Local Toppling the Global in Postmodern Science Fiction." From Global to Glocal: The Future of American Studies--Proceedings of the 43rd American Studies Association of Korea (ASAK)'s International Conference. Seoul: Seoul National University, 24-25 October 2008, pp.134-140

  • "Games Doctors Play: Remedy as Cybernetic Strategy in Postmodern Fiction." American, British and Canadian Studies, Vol. 10, July 2008, pp. 198-208

  • "The Mind and the Body Matrix in Cyberpunk," Kansei: Developments and Applications—Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Advanced Technology (ISAT). Tokyo, Japan: Kogakuin University (Tokyo Urban Tech), November 4 – 6, 2007. pp. 9-12

  • "The Entropic California in Thomas Pynchon's Crying of Lot 49." LITERA: Journal of Western Literature, Vol. 19, No. 2, 2006, pp. 59-70


  • Nominated by the National Selection Committee for the 2014-2015 Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowship for research and teaching at a US University

  • Gold Medal Awardee: Best Ph. D. Thesis in English, Pondicherry University

  • Qualified the UGC--National Eligibility Test for Lectureship

  • Twice the Recipient of Teacher Research Grant, ASRC, Hyderabad

  • Awarded A. V. Tilak Prize for standing First among the M. A. candidates (1986-'88)



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