Dr. Alka Tyagi holds two professions in parallel for sixteen years now. She is an academic, translator, a bilingual poet and a yoga exponent trained at Bihar School of Yoga, Munger.
She has authored and edited several academic books including From Feminity to Divinity: Andal and Akka Mahadevi(2013), Reconstructing Devotion through Narada Bhakti Sutra(2019). Literary Aesthetics and Conflict Studies(ed.2018). Three collections of her poetry have been published including, Whispers at the Ganga Ghat (2014), Sun ri Sakhi (2009), and Amaltas.
She works as an Associate Professor at Dept. of English, Dyal Singh(eve)College, University of Delhi. Besides this, she deeply engages herself in practice and teaching of Satyananda Yoga in India and abroad. Her interests range from literature, aesthetics and spiritual traditions to agamic and tantric tradition of Kashmir Saivism.