Details of the life sketch of
Dr. Sarup Singh-Governor of Gujarat
1. Date of birth : 9 th January, 1917
2. Place of birth : Sanghi Village,
Rohtak District (Haryana)
3. Education :
(a) Primary education : (upto Class IV) in Sanghi
(b) Matriculation : Punjab University (1934)
(c) Intermediate Arts : Delhi University (1936)
(d) B.A. (Hons.) in English : Delhi University (1938)
(e) M.A. in English : Delhi University (1940)
(f) Ph.D. : London University (1953)
4. Positions held :
(a) Appointed as Lecturer in Hindu College, Delhi (1940)
(b) Admitted by University College, London, for Ph.D. in English Literature in 1951. Obtained the Ph.D. degree in 1953 and rejoined Hindu College, Delhi.
(c) Appointed Vice-Principal of Kirorimal College, Delhi, in 1954.
(d) Appointed Principal of Kirorimal College, 1957.
(e) Appointed Professor and Head of the Department of English in the University of Delhi in 1965.
(f) Appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Delhi in 1969.
(g) Appointed Vice-Chancellor of the University of Delhi in January, 1971.
(h) Resigned from Vice-Chancellorship of the University of Delhi in July, 1974.
(i) Appointed Visiting Professor, Deptt. of English, University of Illinois, Urbana, USA in August, 1974.
(J) Appointed Member, Union Public Service Commission, in February, 1975.
(k) Resigned from the Union Public Service Commission in March, 1978.
(l) Elected Member of Rajya Sabha in 1978 from Haryana, Term as member ended in April, 1984.
(m) Appointed Emeritus Professor, Deptt. of English, Delhi University for life.
(n) Sworn-in as Governor of Kerala on 12 th February, 1990.
(o) Sworn-in as Governor of Gujarat on 21 st December, 1990.
5. Assignments abroad :
(a) Visiting Professor, National University of Australia Canberra (1968).
(b) Visiting Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana, U.S.A. in 1974 and in 1977.
Also Visiting Professor at the University of Southern California in 1977.
(c) Represented India in the United Nations as a member of the Indian Delegation in 1979.
(d) Represented India in Indonesia and in Denmark in 1967 and 1968 at conference organised by UNESCO to discuss problems of higher education.
6. Publications :
(a) The Theory of Drama in the Restoration Period.
(Orient Longmans, Calcutta, 1963.)
(b) Family Relationships in Shakespeare and the Restoration Comedy of Manners.
(Oxford University Press, New Delhi,1983)
(c) The Double Standards in Shakespeare and Related Essays : Changing Status of Women in 16 th and 17 th Century England.
(Konark Publications, New Delhi, 1988).
7. Distinctions / Honours :
(a) D.Litt. from Meerut University, Uttar Pradesh.
(b) British Council Research Fellowship (1960-61).
(c) Liverhulme Senior Research Fellowship (1968)
8. Family :
Married to Smt. Sushila Devi (1941).
Three daughters and two sons.
9. Hobbies : Reading, Writing, plays, films, music and travel.