Dr Neerja A. Gupta is the Principal of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Sheth R A PG College of Arts and Commerce, Ahmedabad, India, and Syndicate Member of Gujarat University, India. She headed the Departments of Indian Diaspora and Migration Studies, as well as the Study Abroad Program, at Gujarat University. She is also the International Academic Chair of the Global Organization of People of Indian Origin, and is on the panels of several international and Indian universities, academic bodies, and Pradesh Service Commissions. She holds a PhD in English and an Advanced Research degree in Russian Language and Literature, and has published twelve books. Her areas of interest include English literature, Indian poetics, contemporary literature in Indian languages, Indian diaspora studies, and classical dance.