Vijay Kumar Roy is an Indian author, editor and critic. He received his MA in English, PhD degree on the poetry of John Keats and LLB from Lalit Narayan Mithila University, Darbhanga, Bihar and Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. He also earned PG Diploma in Human Rights (equivalent to MA) from Indian Institute of Human Rights, New Delhi and MBA (HRM) from Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology & Sciences, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.
Dr. Roy was honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award by Indian Institute of Oriental Heritage, Kolkata in 2015 for his contribution to research and development in higher education. He was elected Executive Member of North Zone of The Association for English Studies of India(R) (Est. 1940) in its general elections held in 56th All India English Teachers Conference (December 18-20, 2011) at Bareilly College, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh and served the post for a term. He is editor-in-chief of Ars Artium, an international research journal of humanities and social sciences (http://arsartium.org/) published annually by Paragon International Publishers, New Delhi and an active member in the editorial boards of a number of international journals in India and abroad. He teaches English at Northern Border University, Arar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He has also taught at two universities in India and one in Ethiopia.
Dr. Roy is the author of Realm of Beauty and Truth: A Collection of Poems (New Delhi: Authorspress, 2016); Aesthetic of John Keats: An Indian Approach (New Delhi: Adhyayan Publishers, 2010); Premanjali (New Delhi: Adhyayan Publishers, 2009) a collection of poems in Hindi; and editor of The Melodies of Immortality (New Delhi: Alfa Publications, 2012), an anthology of poetry. While teaching in Ethiopia he co-translated and edited K. Sekhar’s book, Hindi-Speak with the Hearts of Indians (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: Littmann Book, 2013), which became very popular and one of the best sellers, particularly in the universities where Indian teachers were teaching and the local teachers aspired to obtain their doctoral degree from Indian universities.
Having a keen interest in research, Dr. Roy has edited and published a number of academic books: The Social, Cultural and Spiritual Dimensions of Modern Indian Poetry in English (United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017); Post-Independence Indian Poetry in English: New Experimentation (New Delhi: Alfa Publications, 2015); English Language Teaching: New Approaches and Methods (New Delhi: APH Publishing Corporation, 2013); Spiritual Poetry of India in English Translation (New Delhi: Alfa Publications, 2012); Contemporary Indian Spiritual Poetry in English: Critical Explorations (New Delhi: Alfa Publications, 2012); Teaching of English: New Dimensions (New Delhi: Alfa Publications, 2012); Indian Poetry in English: A Comprehensive Study (New Delhi: Adhyayan Publishers, 2011); Women’s Voice in Indian Fiction in English (2011), and co-edited: Anti-Terror and Peace: IFLAC Anthology (Amazon Kindle, 2016) (having contributors from twenty three countries: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Egypt, France, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Malta, Morocco, Nigeria, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Serbia, South Africa, Ukraine, United States of America, and Zimbabwe); Comparative Literature: Critical Responses (New Delhi: Alfa Publications, 2014); Contemporary Indian Fiction in English: Critical Studies(New Delhi: Alfa Publications, 2013); Value Education and Professional Ethics: An Anthology (New Delhi: Jnanada Prakashan, 2013); and Humanities and Social Sciences: The Quintessence of Education (New Delhi: Arise Publishers, 2012).
Believing in humanitarianism, Dr. Roy strives to strengthen human relations for the cause of universal brotherhood, human values, academic integrity, research and development, and peace and harmony in the world.