Dr. Karan Singh has been an affiliated fellow at International Institute of Asian Studies (IIAS), Leiden, Netherlands in 2015. He has published eight books—Iris Murdoch: Melodrama and Metaphysics (2008), Dalit Literature: Challenges and Potentialities (2009), Ethnicity/Multiculturalism: Identity Politics and Cosmopolitanism in Contemporary Literature (2010), Dalitism and Feminism: Locating Women in Dalit Literature (2011), Unknown Voices (2011) Translation, Bilingualism and Pedagogy: Possibilities, Potentials, Pitfalls (2012), Exploring Modern/Postmodern Critical Theory (2013) and Folk Theatres of North India (2020) along with many articles in national and International Journals. He has completed three Research Projects on ‘Documentation and Translation of Folk Songs of South Haryana’ ‘Dalitism and Feminism’ and ‘Contestation, Amalgamation and Transference: A Performative Study of folk theatres of North India.’ He has been an Associate at Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla from 2009-2012 and 2018-20 He has presented research papers in various National/International seminars and conferences and has been to Turkey, Malaysia and U.S.A.in International Conferences to present his Research papers. Currently he is working on a Major Research project of ICSSR on 'Syncretic Spaces and Pilgrimages: Making of a Nation.'
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Folk Theatres, Performance, Pilgrimages, Dalit Literature, Asian Studies