Prof Narang receiving Padma Bhushan from Indian president Dr APJ Abdul Kalam
Prof. Gopi Chand Narang Receiving Dlitt (Honoris Causa) at Aligarh Muslim University
Gopi Chand Narang (born 11 February 1931 in Dukki, Balochistan) is an India-based theorist, literary critic and scholar who writes in Urdu and English. His Urdu literary criticism has incorporated a range of modern theoretical frameworks including stylistics, structuralism, post-structuralism and Eastern poetics.
Narang received a master's degree in Urdu from the University of Delhi, and a research fellowship from the Ministry of Education to complete his PhD in 1958.
Narang taught Urdu literature at St. Stephen's College (1957–58) before joining Delhi University, where he became a reader in 1961. In 1963 and 1968 he was a visiting professor at the University of Wisconsin, also teaching at the University of Minnesota and the University of Oslo. Narang joined Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi as a professor in 1974, rejoining the University of Delhi from 1986–1995. In 2005, the university named him a professor emeritus. Narang's first book (Karkhandari Dialect of Delhi Urdu) was published in 1961, a sociolinguistic analysis of a neglected dialect spoken by indigenous workers and artisans Delhi. He has published over 60 books in Urdu, English and Hindi.
Padma Bhushan awarded by the President of India
Padma Shri awarded by the President of India
Iqbal Centenary Gold Medal awarded by the President of Pakistan
D.Litt. Degree (Honoris Causa) by the Central University of Hyderabad
Indira Gandhi Memorial Fellowship, Indira Gandhi National Centre of Arts
Mazzini Gold Medal by the Government of Italy