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Dr. Verma Welcomed By India P.M. Modi


posted February 21, 2018

Author and Pitt-Johnstown Professor Emeritus Kamal Verma, PhD, was invited to the Embassy of India in Washington, D.C., on January 19, 2018, to discuss his newest book Understanding Mulk Raj Anand, His Mind and His Art. 

Modi and Verma
Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, (left) meets with Pitt-Johnstown Professor Emeritus Kamal Verma, PhD

Dr. Verma and members of his family also visited New Delhi, India, for another book launch event and meeting with Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India.

Dr. Verma spent more than 40 years at Pitt-Johnstown, having retired as an English professor in 2011, and helped found the South Asian Literary Association. He is a scholar of English Romanticism and South Asian literature.

Previously, Dr. Verma held a talk and book signing on October 5, 2017, at the John P. Murtha Center for Public Service and National Competitiveness on the Pitt-Johnstown campus.

The event was dubbed "Verma Night" by Pitt-Johnstown President Jem Spectar. On that evening, Dr. Verma was joined by former colleagues, current educators and students, and members of his family, including his son, Richard Verma, the former United States ambassador to India.