N Manu Chakravarthy teaches Critical Theory, Post-Colonial Theory and Film Theory to post-graduate students at the National College Basavanagudi, Bengaluru. He was earlier Professor and Head of the Department of English at NMKRV College, Bangalore. During the last three decades, he has taught Literary Criticism, Literary Theory, Cultural Theory and Theories of Communication to graduate and postgraduate students. He was awarded the Swarna Kamal, the President’s Gold Medal, for Best National Critic at the 58th National Film Awards in 2010. He also won the VM Inamdar award for his book Madhyama Marga on literature and culture. He writes extensively on cinema, music, literature and culture and has several books in English and Kannada to his credit. His book on cultural theory was awarded the Karnataka State Sahitya.