Satish C. Aikant is former Professor and Chair, Department of English H. N. B. Garhwal University and a former Fellow of the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla. He has been a Visiting Professor at École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris. He is a critic and a translator, and his writings on postcolonial literatures, literary theory and contemporary culture have appeared in a wide range of books and journals such as The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, Journal of Literary Criticism, Ariel, Postcolonial Text, Asiatic, Literary Criterion, Journal of Contemporary Thought, South Asian Diaspora, and Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences. His publications include Critical Spectrum: Essays in Literary Culture (2004) and Postcolonial Indian Literature: Toward a Critical Framework (2018). He was editor of the journal Summerhill: IIAS Review (2008- 2013).