I am Khagendra Acharya from Kathmandu University. I have been working in this institution since February 2005. Initially, I taught English language, and literature to Intermediate of Science Students, and communication skills to undergraduate students. With the introduction of Bachelor of Media Studies program, I taught Philosophy, Public Relations, Media Theories, and Print Media to media studies students. Later, I also facilitated Legal English for Law students. Currently, I am teaching communication skills to Undergraduate students and research methodology to graduate and postgraduate scholars.

I received my Masters and M. Phil degree in English from Tribhuvan University, and PGD in Journalism and Mass Communication from IGNOU. I completed PhD. on “Literary Configurations of Personal Experience: Violence Experience, Symptomatic Aftermath, and Social Identity in the Maoist Partisans’ Narratives” from Kathmandu University. My area of interest include trauma studies, social identity, collage in creative writing, critical theories, western philosophy and English use in media. I am involved in a couple of cross-disciplinary researches.

My research articles have been published in Bodhi: An Interdisciplinary JournalELT@I Quarterly, Spark International Online eJournalTerrorism and Political ViolenceEuropean Journal of Social Psychology, Narrative Inquiry, Literary Studies, and PLoS ONE. Earlier, that is, since 2007 to 2013, I was a co-editor of Bodhi: An Interdisciplinary Journal, an op-ed writer for a national daily Spice Time Today from 2001 to 2002, and a columnist for a monthly magazine Gurukul from 2011 to 2012.

I am a recipient of MASHAV scholarship (2009) from the Government of Israel (2009), Scholar-in-Residence fellowship (2010) from Forum on Contemporary Theory, India, Mini-Research Grants (2010) from UGC, Nepal, Manisha Shrestha Memorial PhD Scholarship (2011-2014) from Kathmandu University, and Erasmus Scholarship from European Union (2013-2015) and Faculty Research Grants (2019) from UGG, Nepal. I was a visiting scholar in the University of Limerick (UL), Ireland (September 2013 – November 2014) and adjunct lecturer (2015-2018) at the same University.


Research Articles, Dissertation, Thesis, Popular Articles 

Research Works after PhD.

  • Shahi, Ayushma, Sweta Shrestha, Badri K. C, Khagendra Acharya, and Sait Kumar Pradhan. “Potential roles of pharmacists in HIV/AIDS care delivery in Nepal: A qualitative study” Plos one 18.1 (2023): e0280160.
  • Dhakal, Durga Prasad, Khagendra Acharya. “Effects of Online Review on Attitude towards Product Displayed in Online Site.” Available at SSRN 4315196 (2022).
  • Rai, Tikaram, Khagendra Acharya. “Banking Frauds: Causes and Preventions” Journal of Banking, Finance & Insurance, 2.3 (2021): 70-77.
  • Parajuli, Bikash, Khagendra Acharya, and Dipak Shrestha. “Epidemiology of traumatic spinal cord injury in Nepal: A systematic review” Asian Journal of Medical Sciences, 11.6 (2020): 121-128. 
  • Acharya, Khagendra. “Maoist Combatants’ Narratives: Partisan Attachment to Post-truce Politics” Literary Studies, 33 (2020): 31-40.
  • Acharya, Khagendra, Orla T. Muldoon, and Jangab Chauhan. “Tara Rai’s Chhapamar Yuwatiko Diary: Narrative & socio-political context of her war trauma in Nepal.” Narrative Inquiry, 30.1 (2020): 122-141.
  • Acharya, Khagendra. “Women’s Consciousness and Agency in Manjushree Thapa’s Tilled Earth,” Women Writers of the South Asian Diaspora: Interpreting Gender, Texts and Contexts, Edited by Ajay K. Chaubey and Shilpa Daithota Bhat, Rawat Publications, 2020.
  • Acharya, Khagendra et al. “Students’ Perception of Quality Education: A Review.” Polysemy vol. 1. (2019). (accepted for publication)
  • Parajuli, Bikash; Khagendra Acharya, and Dipak Shrestha. PROSPERO Registration for systematic review on Spinal cord injury in Nepal. 2019.
  • Muldoon, Orla T et al. “Community identity and collective efficacy: A social cure for traumatic stress in post-earthquake Nepal.” European Journal of Social Psychology, 47.7 (2017): 904-915.
  • Acharya, Khagendra, Orla T. Muldoon. “Why “I” became a combatant: A study of memoirs written by Nepali Maoist combatants.” Terrorism and Political Violence, 29.6 (2017): 1006-1025.

PhD. Dissertation

  • Acharya, Khagendra. Literary configurations of personal experience: Violence experience, symptomatic aftermath, and social identity in the Maoist partisans’ narrative. 2017, PhD Thesis, Kathmandu University.

Papers after M.Phil.

M.Phil. Papers/Articles/Thesis

  • Acharya, Khagendra. Trauma of Maoist insurgency in literature: Reading Palpasa Café, Forget Kathmandu and Chhapamar ko Chhoro. Bodhi: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 5(2011):80-110.
  • Acharya, Khagendra. Trauma of Maoist Insurgency in Palpasa Café, Forget Kathmandu: an Elegy for Democracy and Chhapamar Ko Chhoro. 2010, M.Phil. Thesis, Tribhuvan University.
  • Acharya, Kahagendra. Colonial Paranoia and Cultural Narcissism as Identity Trope for the Writers of Non-Colonized Space like Nepal. 2010.
  • Acharya, Khagendra. “Modernity and English mixing: A study of Nepalese television commercials.” Bodhi: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 3.1 (2009): 53-60.
  • Acharya, Khagendra. “Commodification of Personal Letters: The Cultural Politics of Print Industry in Nineteenth Century England.” Bodhi: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2.1 (2008): 176-187.
  • Acharya, Khagendra. Hypocrisy for Survival: Redefining Terrorism in Shalimar the Clown. http://10.13140/RG.2.2.35756.67205
  • Acharya, Khagendra. Quest for Human Relationship: An Avenue to Access Postmodern Condition. 2009, M.Phil Term Paper, Tribhuvan University.
  • Acharya, Khagendra. Postmodernism: Expressions to the Dominant View of Nation. 2009, M.Phil Term Paper, Tribhuvan University.
  • Acharya, Khagendra. Collage in Feminism: An Inescapable Trap of Male Discourse. 2009, M.Phil Term Paper, Tribhuvan University.
  • Acharya, Khagendra. Stigmatizing to Death: Who is Responsible. 2009. M.Phil Term Paper, Tribhuvan University.

Masters Thesis/Thesis Based Articles

The Blogs I Handle(d)

Popular Articles

  • “A nobility, now difficult to continue.” Space Time Today. April 27, 2002.
  • “Myth of Sybil and women’s right to property.” Space Time Today.
  • “Women empowerment and seminars.” Space Time Today. March 16, 2002.
  • “Supporting tax increment.” Space Time Today. February 23, 2002. 
  • “Harsh realities of dalit movements.” Space Time Today. January 24, 2002.
  • “Summit and wonder.” Space Time Today. January 19, 2002.
  • “A scheme for investors.” Space Time Today. January 8, 2002. 
  • “Behind transfer-mania.” Space Time Today. December 11, 2001.
  • “Need for inaguration portfolio.” Space Time Today. November 24, 2001. 
  • “Hankering after a car.” The Kathmandu Post. July 21, 2001. 
  • “Democracy and Freedom.” Space Time Today. July 6, 2001. 
  • “Ranabhat’s Fiasco.” The Kathmandu Post. June 19, 2001.
  • “Naked Colonial Hangover.” The Kathmandu Post. June 14, 2001.


With lock down due to COVID 19 pandamic, academic institutions could not be run in face-to-face mode. A few academic institutions in which students from relatively affluent group are studying and teachers having readiness to offer their services started online education. Understandably, Nepal Open University has been using online mode. Majority of the students who are studying in other than these two types of institutions are facing problems.

One form of pedagogical practice that can help the majority students is asymmetrical mode. Thinking that students having willingness to study should get avenues, I decided to prepare video lectures. My YouTube channel is

Video Lectures/interviews on the following topics are available. Please refer to the relevant one:

Research Proposals: From Start to Finish: 

Toulmin’s Model of Argument:

Writing a Literature Review II:

Writing a Literature Review I:

Research Topic Selection:

Quoting, Paraphrasing and Summarizing:

Born for Each Other:

How Your Birth Order Influences Your Life Style:

Covid 19 and Trauma:–0knl03PI



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