Prof. Dwijen Sharma

English Department (Tura Campus)

Designation: Professor

Qualifications:

M.A.; M.Phil.; PhD.

Areas of Interest/Specialization  :

  • Indian Writing in English;
  • Indian Fiction in Translation;
  • Popular Fiction;
  • Literary/Cultural Theory;
  • Ecocriticism

Experience: 19 years

Awards : Associate Fellow of the UGC Inter-Universities Centre for Humanities and Social Sciences at IIAS, Shimla from 2016 - 2018

PhD Awarded/Supervised: 03

Administrative responsibilities undertaken: HOD from 16.12.2014 to15.12.2017

Academic affiliations: Life Member of CLAI; FCT; IACLALS; IASA; NEIHA; NEIHS

Research Projects

Research Projects : 

  • Minor Research Project (UGC) – 2;
  • Major Research Project (ICSSR) – 1.

Publications

Books:

  • Sharma, Dwijen. ed. Indian Fiction in Translation: Issues and Explorations, MRB Publishers (India), Guwahati, 2014; ISBN 978-81-924953-5-4
  • Sharma, Dwijen. ed. Writing from India’s North-East: Recovering the Small Voices, Aadi Publications, Jaipur, 2019; ISBN 978-93-87799-14-1

Book Reviews (Last 5 years):

  • “The Problematic Relationship between Culture and Ethnicity: A Book Review of Culture, Ethnicity & Identity,” Social Change and Development, Vol. XIII, No. I, July 2016, pp. 90-92; ISSN 0975-4016
  • “Book Review of Arup Kumar Dutta’s The Bag”, Glocal Colloquies, Vol. 4,  (October, 2018), Pp 243-47; ISSN 2454-2423

Book Chapters (Last 5 years):

  • “Miss World Contest: Interplay of Sexuality, Nationalism and Globalisation,”  in Globalisation to Glocalisation: A Multidisciplinary Perspective, ed. Rustam  Brahma, Akansha Publishing House, Delhi, 2015; Pp. 238-44; ISBN 978-81- 8370-421-2
  • “Nostalgia in Sheelabhadra’s “Modhupur Bohudoor”: A Reading,” in Sheelabhadra: Sristi aru Dristi, ed. Akhtarul Islam, Zend Academy Publications, Gauripur (Assam), 2015; Pp. 164-69; ISBN 978-81-928411-3-7
  • “Look East Policy: Power Politics and Gaze over North-East India,” (Jointly with Minakshi Talukdar) in Look East Policy: Perspectives from the South-East Asian Architecture, ed. Abhigyan Bhattacharjee, Excel India Publisher, New Delhi, 2015; Pp. 208-13; ISBN 978-93-84869-86-1
  • “The Politics of Suicide in Indira Goswami’s Novels: A Reading of Nilakanthi  Braja and Datal Hatir Une Khowa Howda,” in Women’s Writing from North- East India, eds. Namrata Pathak and L. K. Gracy, MRB Publishers (India),  Guwahati (Assam), 2016; Pp. 47-59; ISBN 978-93-83403-11-0
  • “Identity in Divakaruni’s The Mistress of Spices” in Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni: A Critical Spectrum, ed. Dr. Manoj Kumar, Yking Books, Jaipur, 2017; Pp. 43-49; ISBN 978-93-85528-73-6
  • “The Mahout Songs of Gauripur Estate: An Inquiry” in Revisiting Orality in North-East India, ed. Deepak Basumatary & Z Khiangte, MRB Publishers (India), Guwahati (Assam), 2017; Pp. 17-30; ISBN 978-93-83403-16-5
  • “Transcending Identity, Celebrating Humanity: A Reading of Three Contemporary Assamese Women’s Novels” in Narrative Cultures and Textual Traditions of North-East India, ed. Arzuman Ara, Dhurjjati Sharma & Bhaskar Jyoti Gogoi, Purbayon Publication, Guwahati (Assam), 2019; Pp. 188-199; ISBN 978-93-88593-31-1

Articles in Peer-reviewed Journals (Last 5 Years):

  • “Ghosh’s The Circle of Reason: A Critique of Nationalism and  Globalisation,”The Critique, Vol. IV & VII, October 2015, pp. 15-18; ISSN 2249-6769
  •  “Celebration of Deep Ecology in Mahasweta Devi’s The Book of Hunter” (Jointly with Pharmenash Ch Marak) DIJARS (e-journal), Vol. II, No. I, September 2016, pp. 11-18; ISSN 2321-3736
  •  “The Pastoral Modes in Ruskin Bond’s The Book of Nature,” (Jointly with Pharmenash Ch Marak) Muse India: the literary ejournal, Issue 70: Nov- Dec, 2016; ISSN 0975-1815
  • “Memory Mechanics in Temsula Ao’s These Hills Called Home: Stories  from a War Zone” (Jointly with Imtijungla Jamir) Reflections, Vol. XV– XVIII, No.1- 4: 2017; pp. 73-80; ISSN 0973-046X
  • “Celebrating Silence and Otherness: A Reading of Kavita Kane’s Lanka’s   Princess and Anand Neelakantan’s Asura: Tale of the Vanquished” (Jointly with Saba Anish) Daath Voyage (e-journal), Vol. 2, No.2, June, 2017; pp. 73-82; ISSN 2455-7544
  • “Women’s Body and Capitalist Space: A Reading of Mahasweta’s “Douloti   the Bountiful,”” (Jointly with Pharmenash Ch Marak) Srotaswini, Vol. III, 2017; pp. 26-32; ISSN 2277-5277
  •  “Oral Literature: A Note on Some Interpretative Strategies,” Apperception: Journal of the Department of English, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, Vol. VIII, July 2015 – June 2016, pp. 106-113;ISSN 2321-1261
  • “Animalization of Women and Feminization of Nature: Reading a Few Advertisements” (Jointly with Saba Anish) Literaria, Vol. 7, No.1-2, January - December, 2017; pp. 257-269; ISSN 2229-4600
  • “Indian Women, Changing Roles and Advertisements: Setting New  Stereotypes” (Jointly with Saba Anish) The Critique, Vol. VIII to XIV, January 2018; pp. 42 - 51; ISSN 2249-6769
  • “Memory, Identity and Social Structure: Material Culture in Bhupen  Hazarika’s Songs” (Jointly with Leenasri Gogoi), Drishti: the Sight, Vol. VII, Issue: II (November, 2018 – April, 2019); pp. 20 - 25;ISSN 2319- 8281

Papers presented in Conferences/Seminars:

Invited Lecture (Last 3 Years):

  • Delivered one lecture on “Literature Review and APA Referencing” in the ICSSR sponsored Research Methodology Workshop for PhD Students in Social Sciences organized by the Department of Management, NEHU, Tura Campus from 17th to 26th April, 2017
  • Delivered the Key Note Address in the National Seminar on Emerging Trends in Women’s Writing in India at Rangapara College, Assam on 27th October, 2017
  • Delivered a Talk on ‘Indian Intellectual Tradition: From Gandhi to Khilnani’ at Lanka Mahavidyalaya, Lanka, Hojai, Assam on 21st April, 2018
  • Delivered a Talk on ‘The Postcolonial Lens and Reading Literature’ at Bomdila Govt. College, Arunachal Pradesh on 11th October, 2018
  • Presented a paper entitled “The Indian English Novel after the Liberalization, Privatization and Globalization” in a National Seminar on Literature in English: Post 1990 at A. M. College, Pune on 8th and 9th February, 2019
  • Delivered a Plenary Talk on “Conceptualizing North-East Indian Writing in English” in a National Seminar on Recent Issues in Literature and Language Studies at the Department of Assamese, Dibrugarh University on 30th March, 2019
  • Delivered Two Lectures on ‘Research Methodology’ in the National Workshop on Research Methodology at Rani Channamma University, Belagavi, Karnataka on 29th April 2019
  • Delivered One Special Guest Lecture on ‘Research Methodology’ in KLE Society’s Lingaraj College, Belagavi, Karnataka on 30th April 2019
  • Delivered One Extension Lecture on ‘Tenets of Postcolonial Theory’ in Rani Channamma University, P G Centre, Bijapur, Karnataka on 2nd May 2019
  • Delivered Two Special Lectures on ‘Modern Critical Theories and ‘The Background to 20th Century British Literature’ respectively’ in Shri S. R. Kanthi Arts, Commerce and Science College, Mudhol (Bagalkot), Karnataka on 3rd  May 2019
  • Delivered Four Lectures on ‘Research Methodology in Cultural Studies’ in the Eleven-Day Workshop on Research Methods in Literary Studies at Bodoland University, Kokrajhar, BTAD, Assam from 11th to 14th September 2019
  • Delivered One Invited Lecture on ‘Intertextuality’ at Kokrajhar Govt. College, Kokrajhar, BTAD, Assam on 13th September, 2019

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Resource Person in the UGC-ASC Refresher Courses:

  • Delivered Five Lectures on ‘Postcolonial Theory’ in the Refresher Course on English and Comparative Literature & Language jointly organised by the Depts. Of English and Garo, NEHU, Tura Campus from 6th to 26th May 2013
  • Delivered One Lecture on ‘Main Trends in Indian English Fiction’ in the Refresher Course on Assamese Literature organised by the Academic Staff College, Gauhati University on 29th June 2013
  • Delivered Lectures on ‘Queer Theory & Literature’ in the Refresher Course on Transcending the Canon: Emerging Indian Literatures in the New Boundaries organised by the Dept. Of English, NEHU, Shillong, from 10th to 29th March 2014
  • Delivered Two Lectures on ‘Gender Studies and Assamese Fiction’ in the Refresher Course on Assamese Literature, Language and Culture organised by the Academic Staff College, Gauhati University on 12th September, 2017