Mr. Novy Kapadia is an associate Professor in the Department of English, SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi. His area of interest is the Parsi Novel and Indian Writing in English and he is the author of thirty research papers in reputed journals and books and has conceived, edited and written eight books on Literature.
He completed his BA (Hons.) English (1970--73) and MA English (1973--75) from St.Stephen's College of Delhi University and later did his M.Phil in Literature from the same University. He has been teaching at SGTB Khalsa College since August 1977.
Besides teaching, research and administrative work for the University of Delhi, Novy is a reputed sports journalist and recognized as Asia’s leading football expert. He is a renowned commentator, having covered the World cup football tournament, European Football Championships, Olympics, Commonwealth Games and Asian Games. He has also written five books on sports, primarily concentrating on Indian football.
University and College Administration:
Deputy Proctor University of Delhi, since 2004
Member of the Apex Committee of the University of Delhi for the Prevention of Sexual Harassment since 2006.
Councilor for admissions to the University of Delhi and since 2003 a member of the Open Day team, which annually guides students seeking admission.
Member of the University of Delhi’s Central Placement Cell, which was set up in 2008.
Member of the University of Delhi’s Visiting Team (‘Flying squad’) to supervise the annual examinations, since 2005
Member of the University of Delhi’s Central Election Cell, which conducts the annual Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) elections, since 2004
Editor of the college magazine Tegh, from 1986—1989, the Golden Jubilee issue in 2001 and again from 2007-2009.
Editor English section of the college magazine Tegh, since 1986.
Convener of the Annual Day Celebrations in College from 2004--2006.
Member of the Students’ Welfare Committee of College since 1993
Member of the Sports Board of College since 1977.
BOOKS: 1. Silver Poets: 16th century English love-poetry (Delhi: Delhi University Press, 1989).
2. The Novels of Bapsi Sidhwa, edited by Novy Kapadia (Delhi: Prestige Books 1996).
Novy Kapadia and A.G.Khan (New Delhi: Creative Books, 1997).
4. Jane Eyre ed. by Novy Kapadia (Delhi: Worldview Critical edition, 1999)
5. Sidney, Spenser and Donne: A Critical Introduction edited by Rina Ramdev and Novy Kapadia
(Delhi: Worldview Critical edition, 2000).
6. Amitav Ghosh'sThe Shadow Lines Critical Perspectives ed. (New Delhi: Asia Book Club, 2000).
7. Parsi Fiction 2 Volumes Novy Kapadia, Jaydipsinh Dodiya and R.K. Dhawan ed. (New Delhi: Prestige
8. Bapsi Sidhwa's Ice-Candy-Man: A Workbook (New Delhi: Indira Gandhi National Open University
Amitav Ghosh:The Shadow Lines for the University of Delhi’s website/Institute of Life Long Learning (ILLL), www.du.ac.in, 2009.
The Contrasting Film and Novel Text of Ghore Bhaire was published in Creative Forum, Journal of Literary and Critical Writings, Special Issue: Fiction to Film, ed. by Simran Chadha Vol. 21, No. 1-2, Jan-Dec. 2008, pgs. 85—93.
The Metaphor of ‘THE SHADOW LINES’ In Amitav Ghosh’s Novel was published in Perspectives onIndian English Fictioned. by Jaydipsinh Dodiya, Sarup and Sons, Delhi, 2006, pgs. 248—257.
"Love and Politics in Dina Mehta's And Some Take a Lover", was published in Indian Women Novelists in English, ed. by Jaydipsinh Dodiya, Sarup and Sons, Delhi, 2006. pgs. 139—149.
Partition and the ParsiNovel, was published in Creative Forum, Journal of Literary and Critical Writings, Special Number: Partition re/visioned, ed. by Sherina Joshi and Preety Gupta Dewan, Vol. 18, No. 1, Jan-June 2005, pgs. 43—53, Bahri Publications, Delhi.
Nazi Influences in Ionesco’s The Rhinoceros was publishedin 2005
Legacy of Partition in Amitav Ghosh’s The Shadow Lines, was published in Creative Forum, Journal of Literary and Critical Writings, Special Number: New Writings in English, ed. by Prem K. Srivastava, Vol. 16, No. 3-4, July-Dec 2003, pgs. 17—25, Bahri Publications, Delhi.
"The Parsee Paradox inThe Crow-Eaters" was published in USA in Contemporary Literary Criticism, 2003, Volume 168, pages 262--268, Project editor Janet Witalec.
"The Other Side of Nationalism" in The Home and the World, was published in Rabindranath Tagore’s The Home and the World New Dimensions, edited by D.K. Pabby and Alpana Neogy, Asia Book Club, Delhi, 2001 pages 157--178.
The Fantasy-Erotica complex in Khushwant Singh’s The Company of Women was published in The Works of Khushwant Singh, ed. by Dr. R. K. Dhawan, 2000, Prestige Books, Delhi, 2000, pgs.---
"Imagination and Politics in AmitavGhosh's The Shadow Lines, was published in Many Indias, Many Literatures, New Critical Essays, edited by Dr. Shormistha Panja, Worldview Publications, Delhi, 1999, pages 127--142.
TheEnd of Imagination, the End of a Dream, was published in Arundhati Roy The Novelist Extraordinary, ed. by R.K. Dhawan, Prestige Books, Delhi, 1999, pgs. 406—418.
"The Handicapped as Survivor in Firdaus Kanga's Trying to Grow", was published in The Postmodern Indian English Novel, edited by Dr. Viney Kirpal, Allied Publishers Ltd. New Delhi, 1996, pages 233-244.
The Theme of Selfhood in Nergis Dalal’s Minari and The Inner Door was published in Indian WomenNovelists, Vol. 5, ed. by Dr. R.K. Dhawan, Prestige Books, 1995, pages 14—37.
The Dilemma of Marriage in Nergis Dalal’s The Sisters was published in Indian WomenNovelists, Vol. 5, ed. by Dr. R.K. Dhawan, Prestige Books, 1995, pages 69--81.
Love and Politics in Dina Mehta’s And Some Take a Lover was published in Indian WomenNovelists, Vol. 5, ed. by Dr. R.K. Dhawan, Prestige Books, 1995, pages 201—210.
Choice or Compromise in Sunita Jain’s A Girl of Her Age was published in Indian WomenNovelists, Vol. 5, ed. by Dr. R.K. Dhawan, Prestige Books, 1995, pages 216—229.
“In Search of Order: A Study of V.S. Naipaul and Attia Hosain was published in Indian WomenNovelists, Vol. 2, ed. by Dr. R.K. Dhawan, Prestige Books, 1995, pages 137—145.
Identity Crises and the Partition in Attia Hosain’s Sunlight on A Broken Column, was published in Indian, Women Novelists. Vol. 2, ed. by Dr. R.K. Dhawan, Prestige Books, New Delhi, 1995, pages 166-184.
Girl- Child Narrators in Attia Hosain and Bapsi Sidhwa was published in Changing faces of Women in Indian Writing in English, ed. by M.Q. Khan and A.G. Khan, Creative Books, New Delhi, 1995, pages. 113-123
"Love and Politics in Dina Mehta'sAnd Some Take a Lover", was published in Fiction of the Nineties, edited by Veena Noble Das and R.K. Dhawan, Prestige Books, 1994, pages 143--151.
Ethnic Identity in Rudy Wiebe’s Peace Shall Destroy Many and Bapsi Sidhwa’s The Crow Eaters, was published in Perspectives on Canadian Fiction, ed. by Sudhakar Pandey, Prestige Books, Delhi, 1994, pages 121—133.
“Communal Frenzy and Partition: Bapsi Sidhwa, Attia Hosain and Amitav Ghosh” was published in Indian Women Novelists, Vol. 1 ed. by Dr. R.K. Dhawan, Prestige Books, Delhi, 1993, pages 75--92.
AttitudetowardsMarriage of the Girl Child in Parsi Fiction waspublishedin The Girl Child in 20th Century Indian Literature, ed. by Dr. Viney Kirpal, Sterling Publishers, Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi, 1992, pages 169—178.
"Political Allegory: A Comparison of Rushdie's Haroun and the Sea of Stories and Joseph Conrad's Nostromo, was published in Indian English Literature Since Independence edited by K. Ayyappa Paniker, Prestige Books, New Delhi, 1991, pages 55--69.
"Narrative Techniques in the Indian Novel" waspublished in The New Indian Novel in English A Study of the 1980s, ed. by Dr. Viney Kirpal, Allied Publishers Ltd. New Delhi, 1990, pages 239--251.
Imagination and Politics in Amitav Ghosh’s The Shadow Lines, waspublished in The New Indian Novel in English A Study of the 1980s, ed. by Dr. Viney Kirpal, Allied Publishers Ltd. New Delhi, 1990, pages 201—212.
The Parsi Paradox in Bapsi Sidhwa’s The Crow-Eaters was published in Commonwealth Fiction, Volume 2, ed. by Dr. R.K. Dhawan, Classical Publishing Company, New Delhi, 1988, pgs. 104--118.
MiddleClass Milieu in R.K. Narayan’s Novels waspublished in Commonwealth Fiction, Volume 2, ed. by Dr. R.K. Dhawan, Classical Publishing Company, New Delhi, 1988, pages 146--159.
Parsi Paradox in novels of Bapsi Sidhwa at the 1st Commonwealth Literature Conference, organized by Indian Society of Commonwealth Studies (ISCS) in Pune in 1989.
Partition Theme in novels of Bapsi Sidhwa at the 2nd Commonwealth Literature conference, organized by ISCS in Ananthapuram, Andhra Pradesh at Keiketya University in 1990.
Ethnic identity in the novels of Rudy Weibe and Bapsi Sidhwa at the Canadian Literature Conference organised by Indo-Canadian study circle in Pune in 1992.
Love and Politics in Dina Mehta’s And Some Take a Lover, at the 3rd Commonwealth Literature conference in Hyderabad in 1993.
V.S. Naipaul’s A House for Mr. Biswas at the 4th Commonwealth Literature Conference organised by ISCS in Vishakapatnam in 1994
Narrative Techniques in the Indian Novel at the 5th Commonwealth Literature Conference organised by ISCS in Jaipur in 1995.
Chaired a session in seminar on George Bernard Shaw organized by the Shaw Society of India in Gurgaon in 1995.
Politics and Communalism in Amitav Ghosh’s The Shadow Lines at a National conference on New Literatures in English, organized by Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, Univ. of Delhi, in 1996
Chaired a session in seminar on George Bernard Shaw organized by the Shaw Society of India in Delhi in 1997.
Theme of Nationalism in Tagore’s Home and the World and Amitav Ghosh’s The Shadow Lines, in a National Seminar organized by Shaheed Bhagat Singh College in 1999.
Nazi Influences in Eugene Ionesco’s Rhinoceros in a national seminar on Modern European drama, organized by Shaw Society of India at Ram Lal Anand College, Univ. of Delhi in 2005.
Partition theme and Communal Politics in Tagore’s Home and the World and Amitav Ghosh’s The Shadow Lines, at a national seminar organized by Guru Nanak Dev Khalsa College, University of Delhi in 2008
Sports: Covered five World Cups and five European championships for ESPN/Star Sports, NDTV, Headlines Today, BBC World Service and Doordarshan, India Today, Sportsworld magazine and The Telegraph newspaper.
Commentator for Asian Games, Olympics and Commonwealth Games for Doordarshan and AIR, from 1982 onwards.
The Delhi based sports correspondent for The Telegraph, and Sportsworldmagazine, from 1982--2005
Articles have also appeared in India Today, Business Standard, Economic Times, India Abroad, Asian Age, Hindustan Times, Deccan Chronicle, Navbaharat Times and Rashtriya Sahara amongst others.
Consultant to the Limca Book of Records, from 1990 onwards
Editor of the Durand Journal—India’s most comprehensive and only detailed football journal, since 1983.
Major Sports Publications:
"Triumphs and Disasters: The Story of Indian Football, 1889-2000", published in Soccer In South AsiaEmpire, Nation, Diaspora, ed. by Dr. Paul Dimeo and Dr. James Mills, Frank Cass, London, September 2001, p. 15--41.
"Chima Okorie's Passage to India", published in ‘Sport in South Asia', A Special Issue of Contemporary South Asia magazine,Vol. 10 No. 2, ed. by Dr. Paul Dimeo and Dr. Jim Mills, July 2001 (London, Carfax)
“Rahim, Amalda, P.K. and Nayeem---A Tale of Four Coaches published in Contemporary FootballStudies, Frank Cass, London, January 2003.
Enduring legacy Parsis of the 20th century Volume IV—Sports and Cricket, January 2006 written by Novy Kapadia.
“'What Ails Indian Sports" published in Building a Vibrant India Democracy Development and Ethics ed. by M.M. Luther, August 2003 (Delhi, Tata Mcgraw and Hill)—released by the Vice President of India, Shri Bhairon Singh Sekhawat in August 2003.
“Syed Abdul Rahim and the glory years of Hyderabad football” published in 90 minutes, India’s first ever football journal, a publication of Valerian Soccer foundation, Kolkata, January 2009.