Cultural & Creative Studies Department
M.A (Eng); Ph.D.(NEHU), Folk Literature
Desmond L Kharmawphlang is Professor and Head of the Department of Cultural and Creative Studies. Desmond L. Kharmawphlang has published a number of books namely -Touchstone, a book of poems, Here, a book of poems, Ki Matti Byrshem ( a collection of essays on Folkloristics) Narratives of North-East India I &II, Folklore in the Changing Times, Conference, Confluence: (a collection of essays), Attributes of Khasi Folklore, Khasi Folksongs and Tales, Orality and Beyond, Essays in Khasi Folkloristics, Folklore Imprints in Northeast India.
Has also published various scholarly articles in national and international journals numbering about forty five. Participated and presented academic papers in thirty two national and international seminars. Participated, on sponsored invitation, in literary programmes in Switzerland, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, and Norway. Lectured at Western Oregon University, Oregon State University and Portland University, USA on a consultancy programme sponsored by the Institute of International Education, New York, USA. Was inducted as an Associate Member, Folk Fellows, an Association instituted by the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters. Serving as National Editorial Board member of the Journal of Indian Folklore Research, Mysore and is one of the four National Vice Presidents of the Indian Folklore Congress.