Rajendra Dengle has been teaching at the Centre of German Studies, JNU since 1979. While his doctoral dissertation was on the work of Ödön von Horváth (1901–1938), his research interests are in the areas of philosophy of language and the work of Fritz Mauthner, Martin Buber and, more recently, the philosophy of communication of Vilèm Flusser. He has translated literary texts from Marathi and Hindi into German (D.B. Mokashi, Vishram Bedekar, Uday Prakash) and vice versa (Herta Müller). He has been Secretary and Editor of the Yearbook of the Goethe Society of India.