Ranu Uniyal is Professor of English at Lucknow University. She is currently Head, Department of English and Modern European Languages. She has M.Phil. from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She was awarded Commonwealth Scholarship for PhD in English from Hull University, U.K. Her main research interests are in Indian literature, Women’s writing, Postcolonial literature and Disability Studies. Her research papers and book reviews have been published extensively in India and abroad.
She is the author of Women and Landscape: The fiction of Margaret Drabble and Anita Desai (Creative Books New Delhi 2000); Poems: Across the Divide (Yeti Books, Calicut 2006); Raja Rao’s Kanthapura: A critical study (co-edited ) Asia Book Club, New Delhi 2007); Women in Indian Writing: From Difference to Diversity (Prestige Books, New Delhi 2009); December Poems (Writers Workshop, Kolkata 2012); Poems: The Day We Went Strawberry Picking In Scarborough (Dhauli Books, Bhubaneswar 2018);
Her poetry has appeared in Cha: An Asian Literary Journal; Asia Literary Review (HongKong); Mascara Literary Review (Australia); Jaggery; Medulla Review; Sketch Book; Twenty 20; Whispers (USA); Littlewood Press (UK); Bengal Lights (Bangla Desh); Muse India; Kavya Bharati; Femina; Manushi; Indian Literature; Spark; The Dhauli Review; Dialog (Punjab University journal); Jodhpur Studies in English, The Enchanting Verses Literary Review, ETHOS literary journal, Madras Courier and several anthologies (such as The Dance of the Peacock; Building Bridges: Poems from Australia and India; Suvarnarekha: An Anthology of Indian Women Poets in English). Her poems have been translated into Hindi, Malayalam, Oriya, Urdu, Spanish and Uzbek languages.
She is currently working on a book of poems in Hindi. She is also one of the founding members of PYSSUM (www.pyssum.org) a charitable organization for children with special needs in Lucknow.