Pranjal Sharma Bashishtha

Pranjal Sharma Bashishtha

Assistant Professor

MA (in English, BHU) MA (in Assamese, Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) PG Certificate in French (Gauhati)

Western Literature, Western Criticism, Literary Theory (both Western and Sanskrit), Postcolonial Literature, Modern Poetry, Creative Writing, Translation Studies, Existentialist Philosophy and Contemporary History

Department of Assamese
Gauhati University, Guwahati, 781014
Email:- psb@gauhati.ac.in

BASIC INFORMATION

 

Education:

1.    HSLC in 1996 (from Barbhag Kalag HS School, under SEBA)

2.    HS (Science) in 1998 (from Shrimanta Shankar Academy, under AHSEC)

3.    BA (English) in 2002 (from Cotton College, then a college affiliated to Gauhati University)

4.    MA (English) in 2004 (from Banaras Hindu University)

5.    PhD (English) in 2013 (under the supervision of Prof. Ranjit Kumar Dev Goswami ; from Gauhati University)

6.    MA (Assamese) in 2016 (from IDOL, Gauhati University)

7.    PG Certificate in French in 2016 (from the Department of Foreign Languages at Gauhati University)

 Academic Distinctions:

1.    Vivekananda Rai Memorial Award, 2003

2.    Banaras Hindu University Gold Medal for holding the first class first position in MA in English in 2004

3.    NE-SLET in English in November 2004; NET with JRF in English in December 2004

4.    First class first position in MA in Assamese from IDOL, Gauhati University in 2016

5.    First class first position in PG Certificate in French from Gauhati University in 2016

Details of Service: 

1.  As Lecturer in English at Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar from 12.09.2005 to 09.11.2006.

2.  As Assistant Professor of Western Literature in the Department of Assamese at Gauhati University on 10.11.2016.

3.  Additional responsibility (as Assistant Professor) at Gauhati University Institute of North East India Studies (GUINEIS) since 23.11.2015. 

AREAS OF TEACHING:

1. Western Literature

2. Western Criticism

3. Literary Theory (both Western and Sanskrit)

4. Postcolonial Literature, especially Postcolonial Indian Drama

5. Modern Poetry, especially Modern Assamese Poetry

6. Creative Writing

7. Translation Studies

8. Reseach Methodology

TEACHES PARTS OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES:

A) In the PG (MA) programme in Assamese at the Department of Assamese at Gauhati University (Primary Assignment):

1. ASM 1026: History of Assamese Literature: 1889-2015

2. ASM 1054: Creative Writing

3. ASM 2026: Assamese Prose: 1846-2015

4. ASM 2036: Assamese Drama and Performance: 1857-2015

5. ASM 3026: Translation: Theory and Practice

6. ASM 3036: World Literature

7. ASM 4086: Western Literature

8. ASM 4096: Assamese Criticism

B) In the MPhil-PhD Course-Work Classes in the Department of Assamese at Gauhati University (One hour per week):

1. MPCASM 1016: Research Methodology

2. MPCASM 1056: Literary Studies

C) In the PG (MA) programme in English at IDOL at Gauhati University (One hour per week):

1. Semester III, Paper 15: Modern English Poetry

2. Semester III, Paper 17: Contemporary Indian Writing in English-II

D) In the PG Diploma in Creative Writing and Translation programme at GUINEIS at Gauhati University (One hour per week): 

1. Code 1.1: Creative Writing: Art and Craft

2. Code 1.2: Creative Writing: Essentials and Examples

3. Code 1.3: Creative Writing: Exploration and Exposition

4. Code 2.1: Translation: Art and Craft

5. Code 2.2: Translation: Essentials and Examples

6. Code 2.3: Translation: Principles and Exposition

 

 

RESEARCH:

Doctoral Research:     

    PhD in English from Gauhati University in 2013 (under the supervision of Prof. Ranjit Kumar Dev Goswami)

Supervision:

     5 (five) MPhil dissertations in Assamese since 2011

Areas of Interest:

1.   Western Literature, especially Modern Poetry

2.   Assamese Literature, especially Modern Assamese Poetry

3.   Postcolonial Literature, especially Postcolonial Drama

 

PUBLICATIONS

In Journals (with ISSN): 

1. "Treatment of History in Girish Karnad’s The Dreams of Tipu Sultan” in the First Volume (2010) of The Marginal Voice: International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences. (ISSN: 0976-853X)

2. “Challenging Patriarchy: A Reading of Navaneeta Dev Sen’s Medea” in the Eighth Volume (2011) of Anveshan, Department of Assamese, Gauhati University. (ISSN: 2250-2475)

3. “Representation of Gender Oppression through Folk Elements: A Study of Vijay Tendulkar’s Ghashiram Kotwal” in Number 5-6 of the Second Volume (2011-12) of Janakristi, Annual Research Journal of Folklore Society of Assam. (ISSN: 0974-6188)

4.  “The Children’s Plays of Vijay Tendulkar” in Volume I of English Forum: Journal of the Department of English at Gauhati University was published in March 2012 (ISSN 2279-0446)

5. “Centrality of Choice in Camus’s The Plague” in the Ninth Volume (March 2014) of Anveshan, Journal of the Department of Assamese, Gauhati University. (ISSN: 2250-2475)

6. “Women’s Repression and Resistance in Tendulkar’s Umbartha” in Volume VII (September 2014) of Bodhidroom, Journal of Majuli College Literary Forum, Majuli College, Majuli (ISSN: 2321-4791).

7. “On Bezbaroa’s Kamat Krititva Labhibar Sanket and Bakhar” in Prajna, Vol. XXIV, April 2015 (ISSN: 0976-9072)

8. “Durgeswar Sarmar Kabita” in Anveshan, August 2015, Pp. 86-96, ISSN: 2250-2475).

9. “Adhunik Asamiya Kabitar Janma aru Bikash: 1938-56” in Aitihya: The Heritage, (UGC Indexed), Vol. III, Issue 2, September-October 2016 (ISSN: 2229-5399) 

 

 

BOOKS (In Press ; to be published in 2018):

1. Bharatiya Natyakar: 1943-2013 (a collection of 30 articles on different postcolonial Indian playwrights) 

 

2. Antarvartir Itihas (a collection of 15 reviews of books relating to India after 1947, especially after 1991)

3. Alochana (a collection of 60 articles on modern Assamese literature)

 PUBLICATIONS IN BOOKS:

Publication of Seminar Papers in Seminar Proceedings: 

1.   “1990r Pasar Adhunik Asamiya Kabita: Duta Dharar Alosana” in the book Adhunik Asamiya Kabitar Tinita Star in July 2009.

2.    ““It’s Your Conflict: Why Have You Spread It to my Home?”: Ethnic Conflict and Common People’s Crises, Cries, and Clues to Cures”, jointly written with Sanghamitra Sarma, in Ethnic Conflict and Identity Crisis in North East India in August 2012 (ISBN: 978-81-923440-0-3).

3.  “Bezbaroar kabyadarsha” (Article) in Adhunik Asamiya Sahityar Aitihya aru Lakshminath Bezbaroa (Ed. Kamaluddin Ahmed and Taranee Deka, GU Publication) in March 2014. (ISBN: 978-81-92-9408-0-9).

4.   “The Sense of Common Humanity in Been-Boragee” in Adhunik Asamiya Sahityat Manavata, edited by Nagen Kalita and published by the Department of Assamese, Chhaygaon College, Chhaygaon, Pp. 236-240) in 2015 (ISBN: 978-93-83588-04-06)

5.   “The Form and Language of Bezbaroa’s Litikai”, in Asomiya Aadhunikotar Pothikrit: Lakshminath Bezbaroa”, edited by Kusumbar Boruah and published by Bidya Bhawan, Jorhat in January 2018. (Pp. 21-25, ISBN: 978-93-85439-39-1)

 Chapters in Books (with ISBN):    

1.  “Saurabh Kumar Chalihar galpa” in Sutigalpar bichar in 2009. (ISBN: 13978-81-244-0008-1)

2.   “Sushil Sharmar kabita” in Bhirar majat teo akalsariya in April 2011. (ISBN: 978-81-921257-0-1)

3.   “Prasanga: Jyotiprasad Agarwalar natak Rupalim aru Karengar ligiri” in Bhasa-Sahitya Sanskriti Beethika in May 2011. (ISBN: 978-93-80454-41-2)

4.   An “Introduction” with the title “Manika Dasar kabita” in Manika Dasar nirbachita kabita in December 2011. (ISBN: 978-81-921778-6-1)

5.   “Lakshminandan Borah-r galpa” in Asamiya sutigalpa: aitihya aru bibartan in July 2012. (ISBN: 978-81-923172-0-5)

6.   “Dimasa” (a joint work of translation) in Asamar Bhasha in September 2013. (ISBN: 978-81-922405-6-5)

7.   “Hmar” (a work of translation) in Asamar Bhasha in September 2013. (ISBN: 978-81-922405-6-5)

8.   “The Religion of Love and Devotion” (Book-Review of Lakshminath Bezbaroa’s The Religion of Love and Devotion) in Sankardev Adhyayanar Granthapanji: Descriptive Bibliography of Sankardeva Studies, Vol I in February 2014. (ISBN: 978-93-51373-44-5). 

9.   “Poetry, Religion and Culture: The Indian Perspective and Sankardev” (Book-Review of Amaresh Dutta’s Poetry, Religion and Culture: The Indian Perspective and Sankardev) in Sankardev Adhyayanar Granthapanji: Descriptive Bibliography of Sankardeva Studies, Vol I in February 2014. (ISBN: 978-93-51373-44-5).

10. “Bhabendra Nath Saikiar galpo” in Dr. Bhabendra Nath Saikia: Pratibha aru Sadhana in April 2016 (ISBN: 978-81-930227-6-4)

 Chapters in Books (without ISBN): 

1.    “The Short Stories of Bhuban Mohan Das”, a translation of Harekrishna Deka’s article “Bhuban Mohan Dasar Galpa”, in the book The World of Dr. B M Das: A Tribute in January, 2009.

2.   “Nijakoi eta kothali” in the book Krishnakumar Mishra: jivan aru kriti in January 2012.

3.   “Atitaloi somai jowa dighaliya relyatrar dare ee ghergherai jay” in Chalachchitra in 2013.

4.  “Mafizuddin Ahmad Hazarikar Kabita” in Prajna-Sindhu Kabi Maphizuddin in October 2016.

Study-Materials: 

1.   Edited (did Content Editing) the whole Booklet of Pashchyatya Saihtya as Course X, Block II of the P.G. (Assamese) Study Materials on Western Literature. (Published in August 2009)

2.   Edited (did Content Editing) the whole Booklet of Pashchyatya Sahitya as Course X, Block III of the P.G. (Assamese) Study Materials on Western Literature. (Published in July 2009)

3.   Wrote a Unit (Unit 2, “The Cask of Amontillado”) in the Booklet of Course X, Block IV of the P.G. (Assamese) Study Materials on Western Literature. (Published in August 2009)  

PUBLICATIONS:

In Magazines (with ISSN): 

1.  “Atyutsahere bhara, samadristiheen, matandha jojana” in Satsori, April 2013. (ISSN: 2319-8893)

2.     “Antarvartir itihas” in Prakash, June 2013. (ISSN 2279-0683)

3.    “Shakespeare-r anubad” in Satsori, June 2013. (ISSN: 2319-8893).

4.    “Shikhar arohanar kahini” in Satsori, July 2013. (ISSN: 2319-8893)

5.   “Samasamayikata ujalowa itihas ashrito natak” in Prakash, August 2013. (ISSN 2279-0683)

6.    “Seamus Heaney-r kabita” in Satsori, October 2013 (ISSN: 2319-8893)

7.  “Adhunik bharatar sanskarkaami aaru rajnaitik chintar chayanika” in Prakash, November 2013. (ISSN: 2279-0683)

8.    “Natak porhi bhal pao” in Satsori, November 2013. (ISSN: 2319-8893)

9.   “Luptapray adarshar punarujjeevanar akangksha” in Satsori, January 2014. (ISSN: 2319-8893)

10.  “Ejan britishar dristit ajir bharat” in Satsori, April 2014, pp. 127-28. (ISSN: 2319-8893)

11.   “Saralyar saukumarya” in Satsori, May 2014, pp. 119-20. (ISSN: 2319-8893)

12.  “Doshi, dandito, dayito” in Satsori, June 2014, pp…..(ISSN: 2319-8893).

13.  “Adhunik bharatiya ingrajee kabita” in Prakash, August 2014, pp…. (ISSN: 2279-0683)

14.  “Debakanta Baruar Kabyadarsha” in Satsori, March 2015, pp. 65-67 (ISSN: 2319-8893)

15.  “Mana-Manthan aru byanjanare samriddha galpo” in Satsori, April 2015, pp. 116-18 (ISSN: 2319-8893)

16.   “Ouponyasik Ajit Baruah” in Goriyoshi, June 2015 (Pp. 32-33, ISSN: 2349-5324)

17.  “Uttar swadhinata jugar bharatiya natakar ruprekha” in Prakash, August 2015 (Pp. 19-23, ISSN: 2279-0683)

18.  “Tinikhan Upanyasar Jalangare Kanchan Baruah” in Satsori, August 2015, pp.  52-52-54 (ISSN: 2319-8893)

19.  “Nabin Lekhakar Uponyas” in Prakash, March 2016 (Pp. 16-19, ISSN: 2279-0683)

20. “Ranjit Kumar Dev Goswamir Prabandha 1973-2015: “Jnana-Puta Haiya Tarila Bistar”” in Goriyoshi, May 2016, Pp. 23-26 (ISSN: 2349-5324)

21.   “Sneha Devir golpo” in Satsori, May 2016, Pp. 44-46, (ISSN: 2319-8893)  

22.  “Shakespeare: Byaktigata Pratiti” in Prakash, July 2016, pp. 40-43 (ISSN: 2279-0683)

23. “Mukurat Mukh athaba Mukha: Prasanga: Harekrishna Dekar Smritikatha” in Prakash, January 2017, Pp. 33-37 (ISSN: 2279-0683)

24.  “Shri Nibaran Bhattacharyya: Digantar Samane Okha Tumi” in Prakash, May 2017, Pp. 15-16 (ISSN: 2279-0683)

25.   “Saiyyad Abdul Malikar galpo” in Satsori, June 2017, Pp. 54-56 (ISSN: 2319-8893) 

26.   "Arun Sarma: Eti Pratiti” in Goriyoshi, June 2017, Pp. 26-27 (ISSN: 2349-5324)

27.  "Saurabh Kumar Chaliha: Ajit Baruare eta Tulana” in Prakash, June 2017, Pp. 62-63 (ISSN: 2279-0683)

28.  “Navakanta Baruar Avaluptir Tragedy” in Satsori, March 2018 (Pp. 35-37, ISBN:  ISSN: 2319-8893) 

29. “Devendranath Acharyar Rajnoitik Uponyas” in Prakash, May 2018 (Pp. 35-37) (ISSN: 2279-0683) 

 

PUBLICATIONS

In Magazines (without ISSN): 

1.        “Juktibadi janakanthar aitihasik khatiyan” in Katha Guwahati, January-February, 2007.

2.        “Vijay Tendulkar: shraddharghya” in Goriyoshi, August, 2008.

3.        “Hiren Gohair atmojivani” in the Puja issue of Janasadharan, 2008.

4.        “Raghunath Choudhary aru Jatindranath Duwarar kabita” in Goriyoshi, January, 2009.

5.        “Mohan Rakesh” in Goriyoshi, May, 2009.

6.        “Habib Tanvir” in Goriyoshi, June, 2009.

7.        “Badal Sircar” in Goriyoshi, July, 2009.

8.        “Girish Karnad” in Goriyoshi, August, 2009.

9.        “K N Panikkar” in goriyoshi, September, 2009.

10.    “Phulbor phuli uthise” in Goriyoshi, September, 2009.

11.    “Linga adhyayanar alokat asamiya sutigalpa” in the Puja issue of Janasadharan, 2009.

12.    “Chandrasekhar Kambar” in Goriyoshi, November, 2009.

13.    “Samakamitar tatva” in Satsori, November, 2009.

14.    “Indira Parthasarathyr saite sakshatkar” in Goriyoshi, November, 2009.

15.    “Samaj rupantarar chitra-katha” in Ninad, November 2009.

16.    “Manoranjan Das” in Goriyoshi, December, 2009.

17.    “Uttar-ouponibeshikatabadi bharatiya natakat lokanatyar prayog: sadbhavana aru durbhavana” in Bhumi, December, 2009.

18.     “Bhabendranath Saikiyar bhramyaman manchar natak” in Asom Sahitya Sabha Patrika in December, 2009.

19.    “Asif Currimbhoy” in Goriyoshi, January, 2010.

20.    “Madhu Rye” in Goriyoshi, February, 2010.

21.    “Dharamvir Bharati” in Goriyoshi, March, 2010.

22.    “Manoj Mitra” in Goriyoshi, May, 2010.

23.    “Bharatiyatvar manogya alosana” in Satsori, May, 2010.

24.    ‘Manushyatvar punarjagaranar prayas” in Satsori, June, 2010.

25.    “Mahesh Elkunchwar” in Goriyoshi, June, 2010.

26.    “Surendra Verma” in Goriyoshi, July, 2010.

27.    “Bhishma Sahni” in Goriyoshi, August, 2010.

28.    “Mahajagatik sangeetar shravan” in Satsori, August, 2010.

29.    “Shombhu Mitra” in Goriyoshi, September, 2010.

30.    “Adya Rangacharyya” in Goriyoshi, December 2010.

31.    “Adhahpatito samajat dharmar prasangikata” in Satsori, December 2010.

32.    “Nongkula paharor rengani” in Asom Sahitya Sabha Patrika, December 2010.

33.    “Neelam Man Singh Chowdhry” in Goriyoshi, January 2011.

34.    “Gurcharan Das” in Goriyoshi, February 2011.

35.    “Bina Baruah-r galpo” in Goriyoshi, February 2011.

36.    “Bijon Bhattacharyya” in Goriyoshi, March 2011.

37.    “H. S. Shivaprakash” in Goriyoshi, May 2011.

38.    “G. P. Deshpande” in Goriyoshi, June 2011.

39.    “Itihasar punarbyakhya” in Satsori, June 2011.

40.    “Arun Mukherjee”in Goriyoshi, July 2011.

41.    “Utpal Dutta” in Goriyoshi, August 2011.

42.    “Awahelitor rajnoitik jivani” in Satsori, September 2011. 

43.    “Sanskritik smitibhram aru parichay sankatar sandhan” in Satsori, August 2012. 

44.    “Samasamoyik bharatiya madhyashrenir dukhariya sobi” in Satsori, November 2012. 

45.    “Girish Karnador saite sakshatkar” in Goriyoshi, December 2012.

46.    “Kabyik rasaswadanar abhinjata” in Mahekiya Anubhuti, December 2013.

47.    “‘Topanito Teo Mok Khedi Phurisil: Teo Nari ne Purush?”, in Aalaap, April-September 2018.

PAPERS:

Interational:

1.      “The ‘Doha’s of Kabir and the ‘Borgit’s of Shankaradeva” in the International Conference on “Bhakti Movement and Shrimanta Shankaradeva” (9, 10, and 11 March 2007).

2.      “Securing a Sultan’s Shahadat: A Postcolonial Reading of H.S. Shiva Prakash’s Tipu Sultan” in the International Seminar on “Theory at Work: Text, History, and Culture” (9-10 November 2010).

3.      “Bhaona: The Third Theatre of the Bhakti Movement” in the International Seminar on “Bhakti Movement of India with Special Reference to Shrimanta Sankaradeva” (02-08 January 2016).

4.      “Teaching French and Russian Texts to Students of Assamese Literature” in an International Conference on “Transcending Cultural Boundaries: Studies of Foreign Languages, Literature and Culture in India” (8-9 March 2018).

5.        ““Mere Piya Gaya Rangoon”: Bollywood’s Reaction to the 1942 Indian Exodus from Burma” in an International Seminar on “India and South-East Asia: Mapping Connections” (27-28 April 2018). 

National:

1.      “Self and Society in Dr. Hiren Gohain’s Botahot Kor Gadhuligopal and Hengul Akash, Kola Cycle, Ejon Arohi” in the National Seminar on ‘Life Writing and Self-Fashioning in India: Forms of Revision and Recovery’ (21 and 22 February, 2008).

2.      ““It’s Your Conflict: Why Have You Spread It to my Home?”: Ethnic Conflict and Common People’s Crises, Cries, and Clues to Cures” in the UGC Sponsored National Seminar on “Ethnic Conflict and Identity Crisis of Different Ethnic Groups in North-East India” (7-8 January, 2011).

3.      “Mutilation of Men and Subversion of National Narratives: A Study of Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children and The Moor’s Last Sigh” in the National Seminar on “Imaginary Homelands of Salman Rushdie” (20-21 January 2011).

4.      “Crossed Out the Class Lines?: A Study of Kalidasa’s Malavikagnimitram and Jyotiprasad Agarwala’s Karengar Ligiri” in the National Seminar (under SAP, UGC) on “Modern Assamese Drama” (14-15 February 2011).

5.      “His Problems, Our Prospects: On Translator’s Role as Interpreter of Texts” in the National Seminar on “Knowledge Text Translation Scenario: Assamese” (01-02 March 2011).

6.      “A Study of the Representations of Feminine Subjectivities in Contemporary Assamese Short Stories” in the National Seminar on “Contemporary Women’s Writing from the North-East: Issues of Gender and Nationalism” (20-21 April 2011).

7.      “Expressions of Liberal-Nationalist Sentiments in a Pre-Globalized World: A Study of Krishnakanta Handique’s ‘Anubadar Katha’” in the National Seminar on the “Relevance of Translation in the Global Era” (12-13 January 2012).

8.      “Postcoloniality an Translational Loyalty: A Translationalist Study” in the National Seminar on “Translation in the Context of Assamese Literature” (07-08 February 2012).

9.      “Bezbaroa’s Poetic Ideal” in the National Seminar on “The Role of Lakshminath Bezbaroa in Making of Modern Assamese Literature” (07-08 November 2013).

10.  “The Sense of Common Humanity in Two Poems by Lakshminath Bezbaroa and Chandrakumar Agarwala” in the National Seminar on “Humanity in Assamese Literature” (13-14 May 2014).

11.  Presented a paper on “Ideologies in Children’s Poetry” (Paper) in the National Seminar on “Children and Assamese Children Literature” (07-08 June 2014).

12.  “Factors that Changed Bezbaroa’s Language in Litikai” (Paper) in the National Seminar on “Lakshminath Bezbaroa: The Pioneer of Assamese Modernity” (26-27 August 2014).

13.  “Maheswar Neog as a Historiographer of Religion” (Paper) in the National Seminar on “Professor Dr. Maheswar Neog: An Indologist” (26 September 2014).

14.  “Devakanta Barooah’s Poetry” on “Devakanta Barooah and Emerging Trends in Assamese Poetry” (23 January 2015).

15.  (“Dinanath Sarmar Galpo” in the “National Seminar on Dinanath Sarma” (28 September 2015).

16.  “Bezbaroar Rajnoitik Awasthan” in the UGC Sponsored National Seminar on “Contribution of Lakshminath Bezbaroa to Assamese, Language, Literature, Society and Culture” (03-04 October 2015).

17.  “Bodo Galpo: Keitaman Nirbasito Bodo Galpor Alochana” in the Sahitya Akademi sponsored National Seminar on “Bodo and Assamese: Mutual Influence and Relation in Respect of Language, Literature and Culture” (28 January 2016).

18.  “Maheswar Neogar Sahityar Itihas” in the National Seminar on “Language, Literature and Culture of North, East India with Special Reference to Assam” (15-16 March 2016).

19.  “Assamese Short Stories: A Study on Gender Disparity” in the National Seminar on “Gender Sensitization and Women Empowerment: Issues and Challenges” (25-26 June 2016).

20.  “Gohain Baruar Kabita” in the National Seminar on Sahitya Kandari Padmanath Gohain Barua’s Work and Literature” (27-28 June 2016).

21.  “The Short Stories of Deavabrata Das” in a Literary Forum on ‘Post Modernist Trends in Assamese Literature” (27 August 2016). 

22.  “Bezbaroah’s (Sub-)Nationalist Promotion of Sankaradeva” in the National Seminar on “Religion and Culture in Northeast India” (3-4 November 2016).  

23.  “Navakanta Baruar Kabita: 1944-1951” in a UGC Sponsored National Seminar on “Navakanta Barua : His Contribution to the Assamese Literature” (2-3 February 2018).

PAPERS


State-Level:

1.      “Teaching Postmodern Novels in a Better Way” in the State Level UGC Seminar on “Good Teaching in Higher Education and Its Impact on the Students’ Performance” (9 and 10 November 2004).

Local:

1.      “The Rise and Development of English in India” in the Academic Seminar on “General Linguistics/Philology” (27 February 2005).

2.      “Adhunik Asamiya Kabitar Dhara: 1990-2007” (“Trends of Modern Assamese Poetry: 1990-2007”) in the Seminar on “Three Phases of Assamese Poetry” (09 and 10 January, 2008).

3.      “Drawbacks of Present Evaluation System and Its Remedial Measures to Meet the Challenges of Modern Education” in the Academic Session (Seminar) of the Orientation Programme held at Baihata Chariali B. Ed College (08 February 2008).

4.      “Evolution of a Poet’s Self: A Reading of Nilmani Phukan’s Pati-Sonarur Phul” in the Seminar on “Life Writing and Self-Fashioning in India: Forms of Revision and Recovery”, (21 and 22 March, 2008).

5.      “The Stories of Birinchi Kumar Baruain the Seminar on “Dr. Birinchi Kumar Barua: Life and Works” (27 September, 2008).

6.       “Masculinity and Femininity in Assamese Short Stories” in a Seminar held by Department of Assamese, Gauhati University and Sahitya Akademi (25-26 February, 2009). 

PAPERS:

Participation Only (Without Papers):


National:

1.      Attended the National Seminar on “Mikhail Bakhtin and the Aesthetics of Transgression”, organized by the Department of English, Gauhati University and the Forum of Contemporary Theory, Baroda on 4, 5, 6 January 2005.

2.      Participated in the UGC sponsored National Seminar on “The Role of Comparative Study of Language, Literature and Culture in the Process of National Integration”, held by the Tezpur College, Tezpur on 28 and 29 August, 2008.

3.      Participated in National Workshop on “Caste and Gender in Early India”, held by the Forum of Contemporary Theory, Baroda on 02-05 February, 2009.

4.      Participated in National Workshop on “Bamboo Culture of Assam”, held by the Department of Assamese, Gauhati University on 30-31 October, 2009.

5.      Participation in a National Workshop on “Comprehensive Translation of Literary Works of Saint-Poet Kanakadasa” at Regional Institute of English (South India) at Bangalore University Campus at Bengaluru on 08-09 November 2014.

6.      Participated in the Symposium on Inner Line Permit as an Instrument of Safeguarding Ethnic Identity, organized by Gauhati University Institute of North-east India Studies at Gauhati University on 12 February 2016.

7.      Participated in the Seminar on “Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) with special reference to 2nd Semester MA Syllabus in Assamese at Gauhati University on 23 January 2017.

8.      Participated in a National Seminar on “External Orientation of North-East India: Possibilities and Roadblocks”, sponsored by ICSSR New Delhi, ICSSR-NERC Shillong and Gauhati University and organized by GUINEIS, Gauhati University on 9-10 February 2018. 

 Local:

1.      Attended the UGC Sponsored Seminar on “Flood vis-à-vis the Backward State Status of Assam”, organized by Barbhag College, Kalag, Nalbari, Assam on 27, 28 December 2004.

2.      Participated in the Seminar on “Amitav Ghosh and Travel”, organized by the Department of English, Gauhati University on 26 and 27 April 2005.

3.      Participated in the “Workshop on Short Stories”, organized by the Nalbari Sahitya Samaj on 09 May 2005.

4.      Participated in the Workshop on “Development of Self-Instructional Material for Distance Education”, organized by the Post Graduate Correspondence School, Gauhati University on 22-24 January 2007. 

5.      Participated in the Workshop on “Dialect Survey and Study Methods”, organized by the Department of Assamese, Gauhati University on 20-22 August, 2007.

6.      Participated in the Workshop on “Impact of Buddhism on the Culture of North-East India”, organized by Nava Nalanda Mahavihara, Nalanda, Bihar on 28-30 September 2007.

7.      Participated in the Seminar on “Ethnic Heritage of Assam: Conflict and Convergence”, held by the Department of Assamese, Gauhati University on 21 and 22 January, 2008.

8.      Participated in Workshop on “National Language Processing”, organized jointly by CIIL, Mysore and the Department of Assamese, Gauhati University on 10-13 November, 2009.

SEMINARS, WORKSHOPS AND OTHERS:


AS COORDINATOR:

1.    Acted as the coordinator of a National Seminar on “English Literature from North East India” at GUINEIS, GU on 25 March, 2017.

2.    Acted as the coordinator of a Sahitya Akademi programme called ‘Through My Window” at GU on 09 July 2017.

 

AS EXPERT/ CHAIRPERSON/ OTHERS: 

1.    Expert in a Workshop on the PG Syllabus in Assamese at IDOL, GU on 30 March 2012.

2.    Invited writer at a South and North Eastern Writers’ Meet organized by the Sahitya Akademi at National Degree College at Bangaluru on 20-21 October 2012.

3.    Expert in the National Meeting on “Political Science Glossary (English-Assamese)” organized by the Commission for Scientific and Technical Terminology, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India at the Department of Political Science at Gauhati University on 19-23 August 2013.

4.    Expert in the National Meeting on “Political Science Glossary (English-Assamese)” organized by the Commission for Scientific and Technical Terminology, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India at the Department of Political Science at Gauhati University on 23-27 June 2014.

5.  Chairperson in two sessions in the National Seminar on “Children and Assamese Children Literature” at Gauhati University on 07 and 08 June 2014. 

6.   Chairperson in one session in the National Seminar on “Lakshminath Bezbaroa: The Pioneer of Assamese Modernity” at Assam University, Diphu Campus on 26 and 27 August 2014.

7.   Rapporteur in one session in the National Seminar on “Lakshminath Bezbaroa: The Pioneer of Assamese Modernity” at Assam University, Diphu Campus on 26 and 27 August 2014.

8.    Expert in the National Meeting on “Political Science Glossary (English-Assamese)” organized by the Commission for Scientific and Technical Terminology, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India at the Commission’s premises in New Delhi on 08-12 December 2014.

9.   Panelist on the topic “The World of Short Fiction” in the Guwahati Literary Festival, 2014 (27-30 December 2014), organized by the Government of Assam through its Publication Board in Guwahati on 28 December 2014.

10. Expert in the National Meeting on “Political Science Glossary (English-Assamese)” organized by the Commission for Scientific and Technical Terminology, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India at Department of Political Science at Gauhati University on 01-05 June 2015.

11.  Expert in preparation of a ground list for the Sahitya Akademi Translation Award in Assamese in June 2016 (vide SA Secretary’s letter No. SA/.61/TP/EX/16 dated 08 June 2016.

12. Resource Person in a meeting on “Natun Kabita: Sambhavana aru Seemabaddhata” at Publication Board, Assam on 08 June 2017.

13.  Resource person in a workshop on creative writing at HPB Girls’ College, Golaghat 0n 06 September 2017.

14. Invited writer in a North East and Southern Writers’ Meet, organized by Sahitya Akademi at Ernakulathappan Grounds, Ernakulam, Kochi, Kerala on 7-8 December 2017.

15.  Invited writer in a Poetry Reading Session in The Guwahati Book Fair, organized by Publication Board, Assam at Chanmari, Guwahati from 22 December 2017 to 2 January 2018. 

16.  Chairperson of a Writers’ Meet in the Guwahati Book Fair, organized by Publication Board, Assam at Chanmari, Guwahati from 22 December 2017 to 2 January 2018 (on 24 December 2017).. 

17. Resource Person in a “NET/SET Coaching Programme” organized by Bazali College on 23-25 January 2018 (participated on 25th).

18. Chairperson/Member of the organizing Committee in a UGC Sponsored National Seminar on “Navakanta Barua: His Contribution to the Assamese Literature”, organized by Department of Assamese, Arya Vidyapeeth College and Birubari Sakha Sahitya Sabha on 2-3 February 2018.

19. Chairperson/Member of the organizing Committee in a UGC Sponsored National Seminar on “Navakanta Barua: His Contribution to the Assamese Literature”, organized by Department of Assamese, Arya Vidyapeeth College and Birubari Sakha Sahitya Sabha on 2-3 February 2018.

20. Invited Speaker in a National Seminar on “Indigenous Voices in Assamese Fiction”, organized by the Department of Assamese, Assam University, Diphu Campus on 13-14 March 2018.

21. Chairperson in an academic session in a National Seminar on “Indigenous Voices in Assamese Fiction”, organized by the Department of Assamese, Assam University, Diphu Campus on 13-14 March 2018. 

LECTURES: 

1.    Delivered a lecture on “Modern Assamese Poetry” at Rangdhali Club, NRL, Golaghat on 21 January 2015.

2.      Delivered the “Dr. Maheswar Neog Smarak Baktrita” at Nalbari Sahitya Samaj on 31 January 2016.

3.      Delivered a lecture on “Uttar Adhunikatabad aru Asamiya Sahitya” at Kumar Bhaskar Varma Sanskrit and Ancient Studies University on 19 March 2016.

4.      Delivered a special lecture on “Asamiya Sahityat Pashchimiya Prabhav” at Pragjyotish College, Guwahati on 23 March 2016.

5.      Delivered a lecture on “Translation of Folk Elements in Literature” at a programme organized by the Pranjal Bhattacharyya Sowarani Samiti, Kahilipara at the KL Baruah Auditorium on 30 April 2016.

6.      Acted as Keynote Speaker at a programme at Bishnu-Jyoti Madhya Ingraji aru Uchchatar Madhyamik Bidyalay, Dalua, Nalbari on 01 October 2016.

7.      Delivered a lecture on the PG CBCS Syllabus of the Department of Assamese, GU at Darrang College on 05 November 2016.

8.      Acted as the Keynote Speaker in the inaugural programme of the Rasa Mahotsava at Silpotabori, Nalbari on 14 November 2016.

9.      Delivered two lectures on “Assamese Poetry and Creative Literature” at Nowgong College, Nagaon, on 19 November 2016.

10.  Delivered a special lecture on “Creative Writing” in the Department of Assamese, Pragjyotish College, Guwahati on 21 November 2016.

11.  Delivered a lecture in a Seminar on “Snatakottar Asamiya Pathyakram aru Srijanisheel Sahitya” at Hojai College on 23 November 2016.

12.  Delivered a lecture on “Creative Writing” in a Workshop for PG teachers of the Kendriya Vidyalayas at Kendriya Vidyalaya, AFS, Borjhar on 01 January 2017.

                  13.  Delivered a lecture on “Samprotik Asamiya Kabita” at Pragjyotish College,                                  Guwahati on 06 April 2017. 

MEMBERSHIP

Membership of National Forum:    

1. Life member of Forum on Contemporary Theory, Baroda (since 2009)

2. Jury for the final selection of Tagore Literature Award in Assamese (given by the Sahitya Akademi) in March 2011.

3. Member of Assamese Bhasha Samiti for the Saraswati Samman, 2012 

Institutional Membership:

1. Member in the Advisory Committee of Centre for Sankaradeva Studies, Department of Assamse, GU.

2. Member of the Anti-Ragging Squad (2015-16).

3. Member of the Media Cell, Gauhati University since 08 February 2016.

4. Teacher Advisor of the Literary Secretary, PGSU (2015-16). 

5. Member of the Anti-Ragging Squad (2016-17).

6. Teacher Advisor of the Literary Secretary, PGSU (2016-17).

7. Associate Editor of Insider, the GU Newsletter since April 2016.  

 

AREAS OF CREATIVE WRITING:

1. Short Story

'2. Poetry.

AREAS OF TRANSLATION:

1. From Assamese into English

2. From English into Assamese

PUBLISHED BOOKS OF CREATIVE WRITING:

1.        Manuho Gosor Dore, a collection of 20 short stories in Assamese. Published by Akhar Prakash, Guwahati in 2007.

2.        Ei Bisteerna Jaladhir Parat, a collection of 36 poems in Assamese. Published by Jagaran Sahitya Prakashan, Dhing, Nagaon in 2008. (ISBN: 81-202-8785-4 and 978-81-202-8775-4).

3.        Ek Minute-r Golpo, a collection of 18 short stories in Assamese. Published by Jagaran Sahitya Prakashan in 2010. (ISBN: 81-202-8856-4 and 978-81-202-8856-0).

4.        Mrityukamana, a collection of 16 short stories in Assamese. Published by Panchajanya, Guwahati in 2010. 

5.        Antarvartir Itihas, a collection of 15 book-reviews of books on contemporary, especially on post-1991 India. Published by BR Publications, 2018 (ISBN:978-93-85229-44-2).

6         Kagazphul 1: Bisay: Kabita, a collection of 29 articles on poetry. Published by Sampriti, 2018. (ISBN: 978-81-939823-0-3).

7.        Umakanta Sarma Rachanavali, Vol. 1, edited, a collection of the novels of Umakanta Sarma. Published by Publication Board, Assam in 2018 (ISBN: 978-93-84733-36-0