I am a linguist who has experienced foreign/second language learning from both sides of the classroom. As a student I learnt Russian and Croatian, and as an educator I got the opportunity to teach Hindi and Hindi-Urdu. Learning foreign languages has given me opportunity to experience the process of foreign language learning from inside.

I received his Ph.D. in Comparative Linguistics from the University of Zagreb, Croatia and M.A. in Russian Language and Literature from Delhi University.

Apart from foreign/second language courses I also have experience of teaching courses on South Asian Languages and Literatures at the universities in Europe, North America and Asia.

My research interests lie primarily in the area of Linguistics. Apart from numerous articles on linguistic issues in international journals, I have also published a text-book to learn Hindi as a foreign language and edited several books and journal issues on foreign language education.”