Dr. Rimi Nath

Designation: Assistant Professor

Department of English Department

Qualifications:

M.A., PhD (Gauhati University)

Teaching Experience:

8 years

Specialisation:

South Asian Literature, Indian Writing in English, Partition Literature, Migration and Diaspora Studies, Postcolonial Studies.

Publications

Books:

  • Kushiara and Other Poems, published by Dhauli Books (India) in June, 2021.

Publications (including reviews/ articles/ poems/ book chapters):

  1. A research paper “Ethnic Identity – 9/11 – and – Self-Perception: A Study of Two Pakistani Fictions in English” is published in the conference proceeding volume (ISEIL 2012), Problematics on Ethnicity, Identity and Literature, as full paper [published by The Sibsagar College, Joysagar, Assam; Compiled and prepared by SPS Education India Pvt. Ltd. Kolkata] (p. 92-97).
  2. A research paper “Memory-Home-Diaspora: A Reading of Manjushree Thapa’s Seasons of Flight” is published in International Journal on Multicultural Literature, Vol.3, No. 2, 2013 (p. 67-72).
  3. A research paper “The Postcolonial Ambit in Mohsin Hamid’s Moth Smoke: Implications in a Country like Pakistan” is published in English Forum: Journal of the Department of English (Gauhati University), Vol. 3, 2014 (p. 28-36).
  4. An Introduction “Introduction: South Asian Migration Updates” is published in the book The Age of Asian Migration: Continuity, Diversity and Susceptibility (Volume 1), edited by Yuk Wah Chan, David Haines and Jonathan H. X. Lee, published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing, U. K. (Chapter 23, p. 374-381).
  5. A research paper “Migration from South Asian Nations (Pakistan and Nepal): A Literary Perspective” is published in The Age of Asian Migration: Continuity, Diversity and Susceptibility (Volume 1), edited by Yuk Wah Chan, David Haines and Jonathan H. X. Lee, published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing, U. K. (Chapter 24, p. 382-395).
  6. Worked as a member of the review board for The Age of Asian Migration: Continuity, Diversity, and Susceptibility (Vol. 1 & II) published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing, U. K. in 2014.
  7. A research paper “Cricket and the Formation of Identities: A Study of Romesh Gunesekera’s The Match” is published in Literary Miscellany: An International Journal of Literary Studies (Bahri Publications, New Delhi), Vol. 3, No. 1-2, Jan-Dec 2014 [published in August 2015] (p. 80-92).
  8. Three poems ‘Words’, ‘The Limbo’, and ‘The Hallowed Moon’ are published in Muse India, Issue 67, May-June 2016.
  9. A research paper “The crisis of a migrant: a reading of Nirmal Kanti Bhattacharjee and Dipendu Das’s (ed.) Barbed Wire Fence: Stories of Displacement from the Barak Valley of Assam” is published in Muse India, Issue 68, Jul-Aug 2016.
  10. A book review of Aniruddha Bose’s Canvas “Looking beyond appearances” is published in The Shillong Times, September 2016.
  11. A poem ‘Nameri’ is published in Coldnoon: International Journal of Travel Writing and Travelling Cultures, 11 June, 2017.
  12. A research paper “A Reading of Mohsin Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist and Bapsi Sidhwa’s An American Brat through the lens of cultural citizenship” is published in Literaria: Annual Journal of the Department of English (Gurucharan College, Assam), Vol. V, 2016-2017 (p. 31-41).
  13. Reviewed article for the journal South Asian Diaspora (Taylor and Francis Group) in September, 2017.
  14. Two poems ‘Nellie’ and ‘Pobitora’ are published in Coldnoon: International Journal of Travel Writing and Travelling Cultures, 30 June, 2018.
  15. Poem ‘Pobitora’ is published in Yendai: a bi-annual e-journal. 30 November, 2018.
  16. Three poems ‘Since/ Then’, ‘Paris of East’, and ‘Benaras’ are published in Setu (Bilingual journal published from Pittsburgh, USA), April 2019.
  17. Poem ‘A Keynote Speaker’ is published in Muse India: the literary ejournal, feature: the madness of the word (85), June, 2019.
  18. Two poems ‘Bookstores’ and ‘Uzanbazar and Brahmaputra’ are published in Cafe Dissensus, ‘Poetics and politics of the ‘everyday’: Engaging with India’s Northeast, March, 2020.
  19. Worked as a member of the advisory board for the book project, Melange, edited by Dr Ashima Sharma Borah, Dr Shrabani Bhadra and Dr Ananta Pegu, Guwahati, IQAC, K. C. Das Commerce College, Guwahati, Assam, 2019.
  20. A haiku published in Wales Haiku Journal (Summer), July, 2020.
  21. Two haiku published in World Haiku Review (Autumn), August, 2020.
  22. A haiku published in Modern Haiku (Fall), December, 2020.
  23. A book review, ‘Amitav Ghosh, Gun Island. Penguin, Hamish Hamilton, 2019’ published in English Forum: Journal of the Department of English, Gauhati University, Vol. 7, 2019. (Published in Dec, 2020).
  24. A haiku published in Frogpond (Haiku Society of America), Vol. 43.3 (Fall), 2020.
  25. Three poems ‘The Core’, ‘Nellie’ and ‘Blue Ambassador’ are published in Kavya Bharati, No. 32, 2020.
  26. Reviewed articles for Dibrugarh University Journal of English Studies (DUJES), March, 2021.
  27. A research paper “Migration and the Struggle with Choices in an Increasingly Unstable World: A Reading of Mohsin Hamid’s Exit West and Amitav Ghosh’s Gun Island” is published in Dibrugarh University Journal of English Studies (DUJES), Vol. 29, June 2021 Issue.
  28. A research article ‘The “Long Shadow” of Bangladeshi Liberation War: Religion and Nationalism in Tahmima Anam’s Bengal Trilogy” is forthcoming in the book Religion in South Asian Anglophone Literature: Traversing Resistance, Margins and Extremism (Edited by Sk. Sagir Ali, Goutam Karmakar, Nasima Islam) from Routledge in September, 2021.

Conferences/ Workshops/ Talks:

  1. Presented a paper in an International Seminar on ‘Contemporary Sri Lankan Fiction in English’ jointly organised by the Department of English, Gauhati University and the Institute of Distance and Open Learning, Gauhati University, in Feb. 2012. The paper was titled ““Fix(ing) the Past” and “Window of Opportunity”: A Reading of Romesh Gunesekera’s The Match.”
  2. Presented a paper in an International Seminar on ‘Ethnicity, Identity and Literature’ organised by the Department of English, The Sibsagar College, Joysagar on 11, 12, 13 and 14 October, 2012. The paper was titled “Ethnic Identity – 9/11 – and – Self-Perception: A Study of Two Pakistani Fictions in English.”
  3. Presented a paper in an International Conference on ‘Contemporary English Studies: Society, Culture and Language’ organised by the Department of English & Forum for English Studies, Assam University, Silchar on 6-8 March, 2013. The paper was titled “Memory-Home-Diaspora: A Reading of Manjushree Thapa’s Seasons of Flight.”
  4. Presented a paper in an International Conference on ‘Asian Migration and the Global Asian Diasporas’ at City University of Hong Kong (6-7 September 2013). The paper was titled “Migration from South Asian Nations (Pakistan and Nepal): A Literary Perspective.”
  5. Chaired a session ‘South Asian Migration and Diaspora’ in the International conference on Asian Migration and the Global Asian Diasporas at City University of Hong Kong (6-7 September 2013).
  6. Presented a paper in an International Conference on ‘Cultures of Memory: Mnemocultural Praxis in Southeast and Other Asian Countries’ at EFLU, Shillong Campus (7-9 November 2013). The paper was titled “Postmodernism and the Role of Memory in the Formation of a Nation.”
  7. Participated in the 114th four-week Orientation Programme, organised by UGC-HRDC, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, 3rd Nov - 3rd Dec, 2015.
  8. Worked as a co-coordinator of the national seminar on ‘Re-interpretations of the past: The discourse of cultural identity in South Asia’ organised by the Department of English, NEHU, Shillong, 17-18 March, 2016.
  9. Presented a paper titled ‘The crisis of an immigrant: A study of literature from Pakistan and North-East India in context’ in an international seminar on Politics, history and fiction in South Asia with special focus on Pakistan and North East India, Department of English, Gauhati University, 25-27 February 2016.
  10. Participated in the 9th Refresher Course organised by UGC-HRDC, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi from 6 Dec – 26 Dec, 2016.
  11. Presented a paper titled ‘Assessing cultural citizenship in context: reading Mohsin Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist and Bapsi Sidhwa’s An American Brat’ in an international seminar on Thinking Literature across Continents, Department of English, University of North Bengal, 25-27 March 2017.
  12. Participated in a national workshop on “Cinema and Society: National Workshop on Film Appreciation” from 15-20 May, 2017, organised by the Department of English, NEHU, Shillong, in technical collaboration with MKDF.
  13. Participated in the IWP course “Power of Pen: Identities and Social Issues in Poetry and Plays”, The University of IOWA (July 17- September 5, 2017).
  14. Participated in the GIAN course “Religion, Ideologies & Nationalism in South Asia” from October 23 to October 28, 2017 at National Institute of Technology, Silchar.
  15. Worked as a member of the organising committee for the international seminar on ‘Narratives of Violence and Terror in South Asia’, organised by the Department of English, NEHU, Shillong, 16th-18th November, 2017.
  16. Delivered two one-hour lectures on ‘Modern Indian Poetry’ to the students of M.A. English literature at the English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), Shillong Campus, on 22nd November, 2017.
  17. Read my poems in the panel “Poetry of the Hills” on 9th December, 2017, in a literary and cultural festival organised by Penguin Random House, India, in Shillong, Meghalaya, India.
  18. Read my poems at an event “Return to the peoples: an afternoon of music and poetry (in solidarity with World Poetry Movement)”, Guest House Conference Hall, EFLU, Shillong, on 31st August, 2018.
  19. Presented a paper titled ‘Travelling for “roots search”: Reading Bharati Mukherjee’s Desirable Daughters, its sequel The Tree Bride and Jhumpa Lahiri’s In Other Words’ in an international conference on Cartographies of Understanding/ Imagining: Explorations into Travel Narratives, organised by the Department of English and Languages in association with Amrita Centre for Research and Development (ACRD), School of Arts and Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kochi Campus, 24-25 January, 2019.
  20. Presented a paper titled ‘The “Long Shadow” of Bangladeshi Liberation War and the National Question: A Reading of Tahmima Anam’s Bengal Trilogy’ at the Third Ireland India Institute Conference on South Asia organised by the Ireland India Institute, Dublin City University, 24th- 26th April, 2019.
  21. Presented a paper titled “Impact of Online Teaching-Learning in the Time of Pandemic for University and College Level Students” at the International Online Conference on Teaching-Learning in the Time of Pandemic: Role of Online Learning organised by Krishna Kanta Handiqui State Open University, Guwahati, Assam in collaboration with Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA), New Delhi, India, 21-22 April, 2020.
  22. Presented a paper titled “The Repercussions of Greed in an Increasingly Unstable World: A Reading of Select Works of Amitav Ghosh” in a webinar on Eco-Environmental Consciousness in South Asian Anglophone Literature organised by the Department of English, Tezpur University, Assam, India on 21-22 April, 2021.
  23. Participated in a Refresher Course in Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies from 10th March – 23rd March, 2021 organised by UGC-HRDC, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong.
  24. Delivered a talk on “Emerging Areas of Research in Literature/ Humanities” as a resource person in the dissertation writing workshop jointly organised by the Departments of English of St Berchmans College, Changanassery, Assumption College, Changanassery, Bishop Kurialacherry College for Women, Amalagiri, Kottyam and St Aloysius College, Edathua from 14-19 June, 2021.