Manju Kak has loved being a teacher on and off since 1980, beginning as History Teacher at St Columba’s School, New Delhi, between 1980-1986. Later, moving to Hong Kong she taught in various institutions, such as the Open Learning Institute, Hong Kong Polytechnic and St Stephen’s Girls College, and a Chinese School, daring to teach Chinese History, along with subjects such as Literature and an Arts Foundation. Later she held other assignments as a Visiting Professor (Arts) at the Centre for Jawaharlal Nehru Studies, the Academy of International Studies (Jamia Millia Islamia University), New Delhi, at the Design Department (Banasthali University), Rajasthan, and at the National Museum Institute (National Museum), New Delhi.
Select Workshops, Conference, Symposiums
International Centre for Roerichs, Moscow, Russia (2009, 2010, 2011) ; Institute of Oriental Studies, Almaty, Kazakhistan (2011) ; Nickolai Roerich—an Indian perspective, Kasteev State Museum, Almaty, Republic of Kazakhistan (2011) ; Eurasia Twenty Years After 1991 in Retrospect, Maulana Azad Institute of Central Asian Studies, Kolkata (2011) ; “Negotiating Spaces: Women & Media” organized by All India Women’s Conference, New Delhi, and UNIFEM – UGC Academic Staff College, University of Lucknow (2005) ; Women and the Sacred Space, British Council, New Delhi (2003) ; “Indo-Tibet Trade Routes as Public Sphere” Symposium “Folklore, Public Sphere and Civil Society” IGNCA, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi (2002) ; Himalayan Research and Cultural Foundation and Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manava Sangrahalaya, Bhopal – International Seminar on Cultural Heritage of Indian Himalaya (2001). She has also presented her creative work at writers’ conferences.