Dipak Chaurasiya


Dipak Chaurasiya has been a lecturer at NELC since January 2017. He is a passionate Hindi language instructor. In his classroom Dipak combine Hindi Language instruction with culture and helps students strengthen their Hindi language understanding through discovering values, popular culture, art, food, and history.

Dipak grew up in a Hindi speaking region of India and is a published poet in Hindi language. Dipak also writes for Hindi language magazines and newspapers like Jansatta, Nai Duniya, Lokmat Samachar, Dainik Jagran, Patrika, Amar Ujala etc. Dipak encourages his students to consider the history, influence, and development of Hindi words as they relate to Sanskrit, Urdu, and Persian languages. In the classroom Dipak focuses on:

* Developing students’ ability to read and write Devanagari script

* Incorporating fluid, conversational, and colloquial Hindi with grammar lessons

* Underlining connections between culture and language Understanding each Individual student’s strengths and challenges with Hindi, and tailoring his instructional approach to help them succeed

Awards and Prizes:

  • Young Non Resident Indian Writer award 2012.
  • First prize winner of International Hindi Short Story competition 2014, by World Hindi Secretariat, Mauritius.
  • First prize winner of International Hindi Essay competition 2015, by World Hindi Secretariat, Mauritius.
  • First prize winner of International Hindi One-Act Play competition 2017, by World Hindi Secretariat, Mauritius.

Selected Publications:

1. Dipak Mashal. 2017. Khidkiyo Se (Through the windows). Rujhaan Publications. Short Story collection (http://rujhaanpublications.com/product/khidkiyo-se/).
Areas of Expertise
  • Hindi Language
  • Hindi Literature
  • Indian Cultures
  • M.Phil. Research (Medicine), Queen’s University, Belfast, United Kingdom
  • M.Sc. (Biotechnology), Bundelkhand University, Jhansi, India
  • B.Sc. (Biology), Bundelkhand University, Jhansi, India
378 Hagerty Hall
1775 College Rd
Columbus, OH 43210