Dr Harsharan Singh Ahluwalia retired as Professor of English at Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, India, in December 1995. In a career spanning 24 years of teaching and research, he taught courses in American, British, and Indian Literature in English, and published academic papers in various Canadian, American, and Indian journals. He received his PhD on “Walt Whitman’s Concept of the Poet: A Study of the Poetic Persona in his major Poems” from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA, in 1971. He won the Scholar-in-Residence award at the American Studies Research Centre, India, in May 1976 and June 1986. He was also selected by the American Council of Learned Societies for a Visiting Fellowship at Yale University from 1980-1981.