Alexander Named National Fellow at Indian Institute

The Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS) named Distinguished Professor Meena Alexander (Hunter, English) a National Fellow at the IIAS, beginning July 2014. The high honor was awarded to Alexander for her current poetry project, which is inspired by Aimé Césaire's Cahier d'un retour au pays natal. Alexander describes the project as a manuscript of poems that move into questions of migration and memory, illiteracy and what it means to dwell in multiple languages.

The IIAS was founded by the former president of India, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, as a scholarly and creative hub for “free and creative inquiry into the themes and problems of life and thought.”

Submitted on: FEB 4, 2014

Category: English, Faculty Awards