Monday, January 6, 2014

AK Ramanujan Annual Paper Reading Contest.

Department of English, the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda  had organized AK Ramanujan Annual Paper Reading Contest  to commemorate one of its most illustrious faculties under the aegis of  the  UGC SAP DRS-I for four consecutive years  and had met  with a  grand success with participation from across the country.

The UGC SAP DRS-II, begins with this popular and much awaited academic programme i.e   AK Ramanujan Annual Paper Reading Contest. This contest is organized particularly for the students pursuing their Master of Arts from various Indian university Departments during 14 &15 February 2014. AK Ramanujan Annual Paper Reading Contest, thus provides a platform to students to involve themselves in academic and research  activities.

The first prize will be of Rs. 2000/- and a Rolling Shield. The second prize is of Rs. 1000/-. All the participants will receive certificates. The interested departments may please depute two participants from the department and we will be happy to provide local hospitality to the participants and reimburse their second class train tickets or bus tickets.

The topics of the contest are as follows:

i)              A K Ramanujan and Folklore
ii)             Representations of social movements in Films and Visual Arts
iii)            Indian Perspective on Translations or translation theories.
iv)           Dalit Poetry and Literary Cannon
v)            Graphic Novels as  Cultural Narratives
vi)           Treatment of Gender in the Fiction of Vikram Seth
vii)          Social Movements and Science Fiction
viii)         Social Movements and Indian Drama
ix)           Social Movements and Film Lyrics
x)            Social Movements in Personal Memoires
xi)           Computer Games and Feminist Discourse
xii)          Pre Independence Indian Writing in English
xiii)         Naxalite Movement in Indian Literature

The abstracts of the papers should reach Dr. Aditi Vahia (,  Mr. Skand Bhupendra ( or Ms. Dipika Kevlani ( before 20  January 2014  by email...... 

Know more about A.K.Ramanujan 

Attipat Krishnaswami Ramanujan (1929-1993) is one of the foremost Indian poets, linguists, critics and translators. Among his many works are the Collected Poems (1995), Interior Landscapes: Love Poems from a Classical Tamil Anthology (1967), Folktales from India, Oral Tales from Twenty Indian Languages (1991), an English translation of UR Ananthmurthy’s Samskara (1976) and The Oxford Anthology of Modern Indian Poetry which he co-edited with Vinay Dharwadkar.

In 1962, he became an Assistant Professor at the  University of Chicago, where he was affiliated throughout the rest of his career.  In 1976, the government of India awarded him the title "Padma Sri," and in 1983, he was given the MacArthur Prize Fellowship. Before leaving for the United States in 1959, he had worked in many Indian Universities, including the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara. 

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