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LITERATURE FROM NORTHEAST INDIA: TEXTS AND CONTEXTS

Date:
06-May-2019 to 07-May-2019
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Different literary and cultural theories that we have embraced so far have presented a diverse prism of reading, understanding and interpreting literary texts and their inherent world views. There are divergent views among scholars and critics about the way a reader understands the text within a given context of the environment depicted by a particular text and invariably create his or her own perspective that forms an afterlife of the texts. These theories and approaches have enabled readers and authors to recreate their own contexts and gradually navigate them into the centre of mainstream literary discourse that generally tends to ignore those voices from the periphery. The voices from the periphery in Indian literary environment are those coming from the social, economic and even geographical margins that includes inter alia the writings from translingual, minority, Dalit writers as well as writers from remote areas like the Northeast. These writers form a periphery which has been termed as ‘Subaltern’ by Antonio Gramsci and highlight an ongoing endeavour to portray a different ‘context’ or world view that can be understood and adequately interpreted from the author’s own social, cultural and political milieu. Such writings, though limited in number and scarce in our critical literary landscape, nevertheless underline an alternative mode of consciousness that emerges from caste, community, spatial existence and economic marginalization. It also depicts a subtle ongoing struggle of the writings from the ‘margin’ to move towards the ‘centre’. The writings from the periphery, therefore, are a case of assertion of identity, culture and social reality that is ‘different’ from the mainstream and a protest against any literary hegemony of the mainstream. Thus a translingual writer (Na’Asomia) with East Bengal origin in Assam writing in Assamese or a poet from the Ao Naga community all raise questions about those real and imaginary margins enforced and  try to strike back by using their texts as a platform of resistance. Ironically, the centrality of the ‘margin’ in their texts sometimes may be seen as an appropriation of the margin, its literary/artistic practices as well as the further marginal position of gender and sexuality.

 

Literary texts and other forms of cultural expression that were seen as marginal or lying in the periphery during the first half of the twentieth century by scholars like Bourdieu and Even-Zohar are gaining new momentum in recent years. Several factors facilitated this movement that includes commercialisation of cultural symbols, democratic access to literary spaces through the advent of new platforms like the Internet and the social media. Bourdieu regards language as a mechanism of power assertion highlighting the writer’s relational position in a social context. Distinct use of language and cultural symbols, metaphors and special registers

comes from particular contexts and militates against the reader’s own positions about the text and its meaning. Linguistic interactions and literary interpretations are therefore parts of the readers own contextual positions in the broader mainstream social space and parameters of understanding. Depending on the contexts of the reader, the writer’s voice is thus understood and interpreted.  In recent years Even-Zohar stressed on the problems of majority and minority, and centre and periphery in the context of wealth, power and control of resources. His “polysystem theory” focuses on relations between literature and language that reflects a complex analysis of socio-cultural systems.  In understanding the writings from the periphery these socio-cultural systems may play a vital role in redefining our approach to literature from the margins.

 

Globalisation and the emergence of technology-led information society have also impacted the forms and contents of art and culture in contemporary world. However, there are some distinct trends of writing that thrives on being different, driving home the idea that every country, and every local community with different cultures and histories and tries to create a ‘space’ away from the mainstream (called ‘subaltern’ by Antonio Gramsci). The present seminar attains significance in bring to the forefront different perspectives of such writings from two specific contexts – language (translingual), society and location (tribal communities of the Northeast). The seminar not only makes a case for examining literature with a pre-existing, pre-compiled traditional literary history but also examine them critically from the point of view of the caste, class, the minority, the marginal and the quintessential ‘subaltern’. There this seminar will be a fresh academic exercise that will produce new insights into the study of literary texts from a diverse set of theoretical and analytical frameworks.

Objectives

Against this backdrop a two-day national seminar is being organised at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla on 6-7 May, 2019 to discuss the implications of contemporary critical approaches to literature with respect to the idea of periphery and margin. The major objectives of the conference will be:

 

(a) To help bring forth a fresh understanding of the writings of authors from Northeast India specially focussing on two categories: (i) Translingual Societies and (iii) Tribal societies of Northeast Region.

(b) To examine the new and emerging approaches of literary criticism that were until recently deemed marginal from the perspective of the traditional cultural-linguistic centres, such as mainstream English, Hindi and other regional literatures in India.

(c) To discuss the ways in which literature from the margins repositions itself with regard to contemporary technological and social developments.

(d) To explore how literature from the peripheries reacts to the new world of digital platforms like blogs, e-Magazines, social media groups and how they negotiate with the new platforms whether through an integration with other modes of cultural expression or by generating new genres.

(e) To provide an interdisciplinary platform for writers, researchers, academics, theorists and professionals to deliberate upon the trends, issues and methodologies under various sub-themes.

 

Sub-Themes

The seminar will focus on the following thematic areas: This abstract should foreground a problematic and provoke a discussion around the land questions outlined earlier.

a. Literature from Northeast India

b. Revisiting the Subaltern –  ‘Indian literature’ from the periphery

c. Critical approaches to the literature from the periphery

d. Contextualising our understanding of ‘marginal’ experiences

e. Cultural expressions in the writings from the periphery

f. Literature as a socio-political expression of disadvantaged communities

g. Methodological concerns and research ethics in literary criticism

h. Meanings of peripheral voice in

A limited number of participants will be invited for the Seminar. Those interested in participating should send (preferably by email) an abstract (500-700 words) of the proposed paper along with their brief C.V. (of around 200 words) to:

Professor Baharul Islam
Indian Institute of Management Kashipur
Kundeswari, Kashipur 244713 (Uttarakhand) India
Tel (Office) +91-7088270882 / 7900444090-93 Ext: 229 
Cell: +91 83928-11111 / + 91 9435072356
Alt Email: profbislam@gmail.com
Skype ID: kmbislam

 

Ms. Ritika Sharma
Academic Resource Officer,
Indian Institute of Advanced Study,
Rashtrapati Nivas, Shimla- 171005
Tel: 0177-2831385
Mob: +91-9044827297 
Email: aro@iias.ac.in

 

The last date for submission of abstract (500-700 words) is 17th March 2019.  The Institute intends to send Invitation letters to selected participants by 1 April, 2019. It is the policy of the Institute to publish the papers not proceedings of the seminars it organizes. Hence, all invited participants will be expected to submit complete papers (English or Hindi), hitherto unpublished and original, with citations in place, along with a reference section, to the Academic Resource Officer, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla– 171005 by 30th April, 2019. IIAS, Shimla will be glad to extend its hospitality during the seminar period and is willing to reimburse, if required, rail or air travel expenses from the place of current residence in India, or the port of arrival in India, and back.

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Teacher’s Meet (Western Zone – Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat, Damn and Diu) …….Details and Participation Form.

A Teacher’s Meet on

REVITALIZATION OF INDIAN PHILOSOPHY: DECOLONIZATION OF INDIAN MIND

25th – 26th March 2019, Mumbai

Indian Council of Philosophical Research (ICPR)  in collaboration with Department of Philosophy, University of Mumbai, Mumbai is organizing a Teachers Meet on the theme “REVITALIZATION OF INDIAN PHILOSOPHY: DECOLONIZATION OF INDIAN MIND”. The Meet is for philosophy teachers from Western Zone in which States of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Union Territory Daman and Diu are included. The purpose of this Teachers Meet is to bring ‘India-rootedness; in our modes of philosophizing. It aims to acquaint teachers with the rich varied heritage of Indian Philosophy as well as revitalize Indian-ness in the study and teaching of and research in Indian Philosophy in indigenous way in its letter and spirit. The ancient Indian intellectual tradition with its varied academic domains like culture and civilization, spirituality and ethics, social, political and economic thought, mathematics and natural sciences, art and literature, and education system etc. were guided by the indigenous Indian thought, which is more appropriately called ‘Darśana.’ It is common knowledge that under foreign rules our indigenous tradition was distorted and declared primitive and worthless and the Western ‘categories’ became the standard of expounding and evaluating the Indian basic concepts and discourses. Consequently, the cultural imposition of the West has devastated almost every aspect of our glorious culture and civilization. Even after seventy years of our independence from the British rule, the Indian minds have not yet been decolonized and achieved ‘Swaraj’ in true sense of the term.  

The present Teachers Meet has a needed task of exploration of and revisiting and revitalizing the basic Indian Philosophical concepts and theories. We have to be alive to our own intellectual discourses, and rebut the false claim of superiority of Western over India’s entire cultural and intellectual domain. 

With this end in sight, the Teachers Meet aims to have deliberations, discussions and presentations on the theme of REVITALIZATION OF INDIAN PHILOSOPHY: DECOLONIZATION OF INDIAN MIND

The following are the tentative sub-themes on which deliberations will take place: 

  1. 1. Darśanika Cintana: Svarupa, Diśa and prayojana.
  2. 2. Darśana and Ideology
  3. 3. Dharma and Religion
  4. 4. Indo-centric vis-à-vis euro-centric mind –set
  5. 5. Nation, Rajya, Rastra and Rashtriyata
  6. 6. Indian spiritual and ethical values
  7. 7. Philosophy as foundation of all cognitive enterprises 
  8. 8. Philosophical counseling 
  9. 9. Philosophy-teaching at school level 
  10. 10. Focus on development of philosophy in North East India
  11. 11. Status of women in Indian Philosophy and Culture
  12. 12. Unique Indian Terms and their possible translations
  13. 13. Indian philosophy and Contemporary Challenges

Interested faculty member from College/University/Institutions etc. may please send their confirmation with details via email to Dr. Namita Nimbalkar, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Mumbai namita.nimbalkar@gmail.com on or before 05th March, 2019 with a copy to ICPR at seminar.icpr@gmail.com. 

The Participants will be provided with local hospitality and Rail AC III tier fare by the shortest route will be reimbursed on producing of relevant documents. 

(Dr. Namita Nimbalkar)           (Dr. Upendra Kumar)

Associate Professor           Director (P&R)

Department of Philosophy Indian Council of Philosophical Research

University of Mumbai, 36, Tughlakabad Institutional Area, Mumbai     New Delhi-110062

Indian Council of Philosophical Research

ICPR, Darshan Bhawan, 36 Tughlakabad Institutional Area, M.B. Road, Near Batra Hospital, New Delhi-110062 

Teacher’s Meet

In collaboration with Department of Philosophy, University of Mumbai, Mumbai

25th – 26th March 2019, Mumbai

PROFORMA

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Present Position
Address for Correspondence
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E-mail Address

Gender (Male/Female)
Nationality
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Affiliated Department Address
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Signature with seal of the Participant

(Please give your complete affiliation)

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ONLINE CERTIFICATE COURSE: Certificate Course on Legal Research & Avoiding Plagiarism

Knowledge Steez takes immense pleasure to announce the launch of its much awaited certificate course on “Legal Research and Avoiding Plagiarism”. This certificate course is an extensive program that is aimed at honing research and analytical skills among students, researchers and other professionals. Research plays a vital role in a students’ life, whether it is about writing research papers or research for any other purpose. Students enrolling for this course will be able to critically engage with contemporary research in their own disciplines and develop a unique skill set to carry out research independently. The certificate course will focus not only on data collection and data analysis but also on the ethical part of the research. Towards the end of this course, you will be able to establish a methodical approach to conduct a legal research.

Benefits:

 

• Learn how to avoid plagiarism.
• Learn how to use Google to find law review articles, annual reports etc.
• Research skills give you an edge in obtaining Scholarships while applying for higher education abroad. The course will also help students how to write Statement of purpose and letter of recommendation for the Scholarship.
• Certificate of completion for all students attending the course.

• Guidance in getting your research papers published

 

 

COURSE CONTENT:

  • Chapter 1: How to plan clearly for efficient research.
  • Chapter 2: How to form title, hypothesis, literature review, research questions, research problem.
  • Chapter 3: How to collect data; How to use online sources for writing a paper; Reliability; Verifiability of online materials.
  • Chapter 4: Plagiarism, Types of Plagiarism, How to avoid plagiarism.
  • Chapter 5: How to write a good academic article or paper, the structure of the paper writing, footnoting, etc.
  • Chapter 6: How to use Google for legal research (saving time and finding authenticated material).

Duration:  2 Months

SEATS: 30

 

ELIGIBILITY:

• Undergraduate students

• Postgraduate students

• M Phil students

• PhD students

 

FEES:

  • Registration Fee for Students : 1000 INR
  • For research scholars and faculty : 1500 INR

 

Important Dates:

  • Last date to register: 25, March 2018
  • Course starts on: 30, March 2018

 

MODE OF PAYMENT

  • Paytm: 7782044252
  • Bank account details
  • Account holder name: Knowledge steez EduHub LLP
  • Account number: 001463300001712
  • Type of Account: current account
  • Bank name: Yes Bank Ltd
  • Branch address: PLOT NUMBER 38 BLOCK H 1 A SECTOR 63 ,Noida
  • IFSC Code : YESB0000014

 

POST PAYMENT:

After payment of registration fee, you are requested to mail us the transaction receipt. Mail id : legalresearchcourseks@gmail.com

Link:

https://knowledgesteez.wordpress.com/2019/01/07/online-certificate-course-certificate-course-on-legal-research-avoiding-plagiarism/

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Call for Papers: Philosophy of Charvaka

Kindly download titles from here:

charvak par aalekh

charvaka aalekh 2

 

Shiva nath Prasad shivanathprasad51@yahoo.com

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Call for Papers: Prof. H. N. Tripathi Foundation National Conference on “Emerging Trends in Environmental Law & Policy in India” [March 30 , BHU, Varanasi]: Submit by March 10

Dear All,

Call for Papers: Prof. H. N. Tripathi Foundation National Conference on “Emerging Trends in Environmental Law & Policy in India” [March 30, BHU, Varanasi]: Submit by March 10, 2019.

Prof. H. N. Tripathi Foundation National Conference on “Emerging Trends in Environmental Law & Policy in India”

 

Venue

K.N. Uduppa Auditorium, I.M.S. Banaras Hindu University (B.H.U.), Varanasi

 

Date

30 March 2019

 

About the foundation

Prof. Harihar Nath Tripathi was a renowned political scientist, an academic leader by excellence and a social reformer by destiny. Prof. Harihar Nath Tripathi Foundation (A Society registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860) Registration No. 1355/2013-14 is established in memory of the great political scientist with the sole objective of continuing his mission in an organised manner and to fulfil his cherished dreams.

Prof. H. N. Tripathi was also in close aide, association of many educationists, politicians, social reformers, civil servants, foreign ambassadors. He was amongst one of the close associate to:

Late Shankar Dayal Sharma, Former President of India.

Late Gaini Zail Singh, Former President of India.

Late Mrs. Indira Gandhi, Late Rajiv Gandhiji, Former P.M.of India.

 

About The Conference

 

Climate change raises significant social, environmental and legal challenges. The governance system applying to    climate change is complex and multi-level. A central issue in international law and policy is how countries of the world should allocate the burden of addressing global climate change. Countries around the world are taking important domestic actions to help tackle the issue of climate change.

In particular, we would like to think through the following issues and see how the human condition is being re-imagined today in humanistic studies:

  • Historical and political implications of the idea of the “Anthropocene”.
  • The problem of scale in the study of human societies, past, present, and future.
  • Capitalism and sustainability.
  • The unsustainable distinction between natural and human histories.
  • Rights, agency, justice, and politics in an age of climate change,
  • Human responsibility towards life.

 

Themes                          ·         Climate Change

  • Transfer of technology in defense and electronic industry
  • Optical fiber and environment
  • Environmental facets of use of Li –ion batteries
  • Climate change and geo-political impact
  • Right to live in clean environment vis – a-vis health
  • Impact of climate change on people living on high altitude
  • Climate change and food crisis
  • Climate change and vector-borne diseases
  • Multiple facets of palm oil industry into environment protection
  • Environment and food habits
  • Use of nano-technology
  • Carbon tax & credit
  • Impact of climate change on human rights
  • Climate change and stress on resources (Non-renewable and renewable energy)
  • Forestation, afforestation, re-forestation & deforestation
  • Environmental degradation; climate change and human migration
  • National strategy on environmental education and awareness
  • Environmental information and climate change
  • Agriculture and genetic engineering
  • Soil testing and soil degradation
  • Use of bio-manures and GMOs
  • Agriculture and conservation of biodiversity.

 

Submission Guidelines

 

Abstracts not exceeding 300 words on any of the aforesaid themes should be sent to the Organizing Secretary through email at hntripathi17@gmail.com  on or before 10 March 2019

  • Intimation of Acceptance of Abstract within 3- 4 working day of submission (if accepted).
  • All Papers and Abstracts shall be sent via e-mail to hntripathi17@gmail.com as an attachment, the subject of which should mention ‘ABSTRACT SUBMISSION’ or ‘PAPER SUBMISSION’ accordingly.
  • No co-authorship is allowed, only single authored paper is allowed.
  • Both the Abstracts and Final Papers should mandatorily have Cover Page which clearly indicates the following-

* Name of the author(s)

* Designation of the author(s)

* Contact details of the author(s)

* Email Id(s) of the author(s)

 

Paper Guidelines

 

  • Full length research paper, maximum in 6 pages should be submitted latest by 17 March 2019 through email at hntripathi17@gmail.com
  • The participants are expected to avoid plagiarism as far as possible and submit original papers only. Thus, any previously published material shall not be accepted.
  • All Papers should be submitted in

* Font Type : Times New Roman

Font Size : 12 pts

* Line spacing : 1.5 spacing

Alignment : Justified

Bluebook (19th Ed.) Citation Format

 

Important Dates

Submission of Abstract not more than 200-300 words 10th March 2019
Last date of intimation of acceptance of abstracts 13th March 2019
Submission of full Paper  17th  March 2019
Last date of Registration 25th March 2019

Contact

 

For further information and Latest Updates, Write us at hntripathi17@gmail.com or contact

  • Adv. Rahul Mishra +91-9425844411
  • Adv. Ayush Tripathi   +91-8765214051
  • Adv. Dheeraj Kumar Tiwari     +91-7579006367

 

For details, view the brochure given here. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE BROCHURE

 

Registration Form

Google Drive Link For Brochure :    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NEmv80Lohy4Kj3MJtFZnPATWtIiiZOA5/view 

Regards

Dheeraj Kumar Tiwari

Advocate

M.P. High Court, Jabalpur

Mob: 7579006367

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Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access to Legal Education commonly abbreviated as IDIA is a non-profit organisation working in India, which aims to empower underprivileged children by giving them access to quality legal education. It is a student run movement to train underprivileged students and help them transform to leading lawyers and community advocates.

The Pune Chapter of IDIA is conducting a pan-India Creative Writing Competition where the participants will be able to retell the below listed popular works from the view point of a different character than the protagonist which will allow them to change the ending and/or theme of the book altogether. The word limit for the same is 2000 words.

Books-
1) Harry potter
2) The song of Ice And Fire
3) Pride and Prejudice
4) God of small things
5) Julius Caeser

All the participants will be given a certificate and the winners will be awarded with cash prize.

Students will have to register using the google form and the link for the same is – https://goo.gl/forms/H0uNjmzuSI6UqvXl2
Registration fees –
For individuals : Rs 150
For Co- Authors : Rs 20

Contact
Liji Shamilin
9764251455

idia

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CALL FOR PAPERS

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS AND ALLIED ISSUES

VOLUME 5 ISSUE 2 – MARCH 2019

International Journal of Legal Developments and Allied Issues (IJLDAI) is delighted to announce a call for papers for its Volume 5 Issue 2, which will focus on contemporary issues of law in the field of Contemporary Law (National & International).

SUBMISSION ARE INVITED IN FORM OF

  1. 1. Articles
  2. 2. Research Work/ Academic Projects
  3. 3. Case Comments/ Case Analysis
  4. 4. Case Review
  5. 5. Book Review
  6. 6. Translations
  7. 7. Essay
  8. 8. Short Notes
  9. 9. Critiques

GUIDELINES

  • • Authors should not mention their name or any kind of identification mark in the manuscript. Any manuscript found to have any details of authors shall be rejected upfrontly. 
  • • Article shall be of 2500-10000 words, book reviews: 1000-1500 words, short comment: 1000-1500 words.
  • • All submissions have to be made in MS Word format with Font size 12 and 1.5 line space.
  • • Co-authorship is allowed to a maximum of 5 Authors. 5 separate certificates will be provided to each author. 
  • • The piece should not be overly technical, but practical and engaging.
  • • Papers must be written solely by the candidate, in English, and may not have been submitted for publication elsewhere.
  • • All the claims of the authors, in the body of the manuscript, are expected to be backed by reasons along with proper citations [any uniform citation will do] and shall not be merely an assertion.
  • • Submission should also mandatorily include the author’s view, in the conclusion, taking into considerations the aspects/contentions discussed throughout the manuscript.
  • • Plagiarism is strictly prohibited and shall lead to immediate rejection.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE

  • The deadline for submissions is 11:59 PM Indian Standard Time on March 2, 2019
  • • Authors should send their papers using the “Submit Article” link on the website i.e. http://ijldai.thelawbrigade.com/
  • • For any queries, contact us using the link on the website. 

THE PEER REVIEW PROCESS & OTHER INFORMATION

  • • It is the author’s responsibility to ensure that all references and citations are correct, and the submissions do not contain any material that infringes copyright or is defamatory, obscene or otherwise unlawful or litigious.
  • • The copyright of the manuscript will vest with The Law Brigade Group. Due accreditation will be given to the authors.
  • • For the purpose of anonymity, the author/s shall not disclose their identities anywhere in the body of the manuscript.
  • • The submissions will undergo a double blind peer-review process.
  • • The Editorial Board reserves the right for modification of the manuscript to maintain the standard and quality of the submission. The board will notify its decision and other relevant information through email.

ARTICLE PROCESSING CHARGE/ PUBLICATION FEES [TO BE PAID AFTER THE PAPER IS ACCEPTED FOR PUBLICATION]

The author/s are expected to deposit publication fee, once the research paper is accepted for publication. The mode of payment will be intimated to the author/s via email.

Single Author Rs. 1200 [30 USD for International author]
Co-Authorship for 2 Authors Rs. 1600 [60 USD for International author]
Co-Authorship for 3 to 5 Authors Rs. 2500 [100 USD for International author]

IMPORTANT DATES

Submission Deadline: March 2, 2019

Intimation of Acceptance: March 7, 2019

Date of Publication of Volume 5 Issue 2: March 15, 2019

Websitehttp://ijldai.thelawbrigade.com

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