Prof. Sujata Gurudev

English Department (Tura Campus)

Designation: Professor

Qualifications:

MA, M.Phil, Ph.D

Areas of Interest/Specialization:

Modern Fiction Studies & American Literature

Experience :30 years                                                             

  • Research work  toward M. Phil Degree : D. H. Lawrence’s Vision of the  Risen Lord: A Selective Study  of His Novels, Novellas and Short Stories. Supervisor : Prof. E.N. Lall, Dept. of English, NEHU, Shillong.
  • Research work  toward PhD. Degree : “The Song of Man” – The Humanistic Perspective in the Writings of Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Melville and Whitman, Under the supervisor ofProf. E. N. Lall, Dept. of English, NEHU, Shillong.
  • Degree obtained in 1999.


Current area of Research (Principal Investigation) :

Translation and trans-creation of the ‘Nav Ratri’ in Free Style English Verse.

Awards :

  • Letter of Appreciation From Former Pro-Vice Chancellor, Prof. S. S. Khare, for Rector’s Gold Medal, Department of English, NEHU, Tura Campus.
  • Letter of appreciation from Prof. Singaiah, Pro-Vice Chancellor  for  performance during NAAC accredition programme.
  • Letter of appreciation from Principal of Loyola College, Wiliamnagar.

Ph.D Aawarded/Supervised

Sl. No. Name of Scholar Research Programme Date of Registration Title of the Thesis

Status of Work.

1 Ms. Jova C. Marak Ph.D. 19/10/2004 Beyond Naturalism, Towards Hopeful Humanism: A Selective Study of Mulk Raj Anand’s  Novel

Degree Awarded.

2 Mrs. Jaqueline R. Marak Ph.D. 709 of 16.05.2001 Contribution of Christian Missionaries towards the Garo Language and Literature

Degree Awarded

3 Ms. Naomi Bhuyan Ph.D. 16/10/2003 Axe for the Frozen Sea: ‘Existenzangst’in the Plays of Eugene lonesco

Degree awarded

4 Ms. Ramona M. Sangma Ph.D. 1082 of 16.10.2006 A study of Cross Cultural Conflict in V.S. Naipul’s Travel Writings on India: An Area of Darkness, Civilization and India: A Million Mutinies Now

Degree Awarded

5 Ms. Alva Semeri B. Sangma Ph.D. 1096 of 06.10.2006 Rites of Passage in the Garo Oral Literature.

Degree Awarded

6 Ms. Twinkle Suhasini Marak Ph.D. 1083 of 16.10.2006 The Rooted Past and the Fragmented Present: A  Study of Chinua Achebe’s African Trilogy

Degree Awarded

7 Ms. L. K. Gracy Ph.D. 1217 of 05.09.2007 Exploration of the Self in Golding’s Major Novels

Deree Awarded

8 Ms. Preetinicha Barman Ph.D. 1609 of 20.04.2010 “The Inherited Loss’of Art, Culture and Identity in the works of Orhan Pamuk.

Degree Awarded

9 Lohit Kumar Ray Ph.D. 1961 of 22.09.2011 “Violence, Angst and the Female Body: A Select Study of Partition Novels by Women”.

Degree Awarded    (Co-Guide)

10 Ms. Bonani Chakrabarty Ph.D. 1945 of 22.09.2011  “The Legacy of Ayn Rand: A Critical Study of Her Objectivism, Capitalism and Ethics”.

Degree Awarded

11 Ms. Endy Smera M. Marak Ph.D. 1946 of 22.09.2011 “A Mystical Journey: Quest, Ritual and Rebirth in the Select Poems and Plays of T.S. Eliot”.

Degree Awarded

12 Deisami Sumer Ph.D. 2373 of 07.02.2014 “History as Myth in Wilson Harris’ Novels : A Select Study”.

Submited Thesis

13 Ms. Suraiya Yasmin Ph.D. 2371 of 15.01.2014 “The Sufi Poetry of Rumi, Hafiz and Bulleh Shah : A Thematic Study”.

Submited Thesis

14 Ms. Minakshi Talukdar Ph.D. 2370 of 15.01.2014 “The Politics of Authority in Arthur Miller, George Orwell and Jean – Paul Sarte : A Select Study”.

Pursuing Research.

15 Ms. Padmini Vaikunth Roy Ph. D. 2555 of 04.03.2015 The New Age Paradigm in Aurobindo Ghosh’s Savitri, Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, Marie Corelli’s Life Everlasting and Edgar Allan Poe’s Eureka, A Prose Poem .

Pursuing Research

16 Abhilash V.J. Ph. D. 2556 of 02.03.2015 “Transition of Society in Kerala as Reflected in Select Malayalam Literature in Translation”.

Pursuing Research

  Administrative Responsibilities undertaken:  

  • Have in the course of 1996 to 2019 undertaken various responsibilities, Teacher in charge of students welfare , Girls hostel warden, NEHU member on the governing body of Don Bosco college, Tura Govt college, Durama college, Loyola College and also undertaken the CDC affiliation inspection  of colleges in and around Garo Hills as well as routine examination duties.
  • Chairperson of the student counselling Cell of NEHU
  • Chairperson of the Guest house committee
  • Chairperson of the council for Teacher education foundation, Meghalaya chapter

Research Projects

On going Book Projects, Current area of Research (Principal Investigation) 

  • Translation and transcreation of the ‘Nav Ratri’ into Free Style English Verse. (On going)
  • Investigation into Vedic Culture ,Pan Asiatic beliefs, and Indigenous Tribes of North-East India

Book project

  • Problems of Identity in North-East India within the Tribal, Non-Tribal and Mixed Communities:marginalised and the mainstream.

Publications

Sl.no. Book Name Sole Author
1. The Fiction of D.H. Lawrence.
New Delhi: Atlantic
Publishers and Distributors, 2006
ISBN  9788126905690
Published by International Publishers with an established peer review system
2. American Literature: Studies on Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Melville and Whitman.    New Delhi: Atlantic
Publishers and Distributors, 2006
ISBN  978-8126906673
Published by International Publishers with an established peer review system
3. Amma Bhagawan: My Valentine
Authors Press,
Publishers and Distributors, 2018
ISBN  978-9388008976
Published by International Publishers with an established peer review system
4. Mansarovar
New Delhi: Sanbun Publications
Publication and Distribution,2009
ISBN 978-9382393399
Published by International Publishers with an established peer review system
5. Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha as a Narrative.
Indian Fiction in Translation; Issues and explorations
Eds. Dwijen Sharma
MRB Publishers (India),2014 ISBN 978-819245354
Copy Right Head, Department of English, Tura Campus, Meghalaya
6. Literature and Rivers: A Study of its Infinite Charms,
Rivers and Culture Focus on Garo Hills
Ed. Prof. C.R Marak
IGRMS Bhopal, 2004
 
7. Ethnicity and Individual Identity: A textual Overview
In Culture and Ethnic Presistance: Towards Understanding Identities.
Eds. R.S.Thakur & J.Pradhani, Guwahati:
DVS Publications, 2014 ISBN 978-818630779
 

Initiatives towards Books / Journal Published by Department of English as Head:

  • Women’s Writings from North-East India Edited by Namrata Pathak and L. K. Gracy. MRB Publishers, 2016, copyright the Department of English, NEHU, Tura. ISBN No. 978-93-83403-11-0
  • Indian Fiction in Translation : Issues and Explorations. Edited by Dwijen Sharma. MRB Publishers, 2014, copyright the Department of English, NEHU, Tura. ISBN No. 978-81-24953-5-4
  • Research journal: For the first time the publication in August 2007 of a biannual research journal by the Department of English, NEHU, Tura Campus, funded by ICSSR  has been initiated under my headship. The Journal is internationally accredited with ISSN index.

Name of the journal
Protocol-Journal of translation, Creative and Critical Writings

  • Individual  Engagement  with the journal as Co-editor apart from being involved with the journal in official capacity for its successful publication.
  • Initiatives towards creation of a digitalised smart conference hall to facilitate webinars and podcasts in 2019.
Journal Publications
1. SOURCE
A peer reviewed journal of humanities and social science: Post Modernism : And Overview.
Volume 1, Issue 1, August 2011 (pp. 47-61)
Postmodernism an Overview ISSN 2250-0642
2. PRINTING AREAS
Issue-57, Vol-01 September 2019
Peer Reviewed International Refereed Research Journal (pp. 31-38)
Literature, Society and Culture: Issues and Challenges of Migration ISSN 2394-5303
3. Protocol Journal of Translation, and Creative and Critical writings. Vol.1, No.1; Spring 2007.
Poems : Vision, The Androgyne and Brahmaputra-the Red River.
ISSN No. 09739807
4. Protocol Journal of Translation,  and Creative and Critical writings. Vol.1, No.2; Winter
2007.
Profiling Social Change through Literature in Translation.
ISSN No. 09739807
5. Protocol Journal of Translation, and Creative and Critical writings. Vol.1V, No.1 & 2;  2010.
Special Issue in Memory of Prof. E.N. Lall.
“To E.N. Lall”.
ISSN No. 09739807

Papers Presented in Conferences/Seminars Papers Presented in Conferences/Seminars

Sl. No. Date Name  of Seminar Venue
1 28-29 Sep/2000 National Seminar on Rivers and Culture. Sponsored by IGRMS, Bhopal. Title of the papers presented: “ Literature and Rivers: A Study of its Infinite Charms” Dept. of Garo, NEHU, Tura Campus, Meghalaya
2 November, 2003 National Seminar on Revisiting Language and Literature. Title of the Paper presented : ‘Rites of Passage : From Victorian to Postmodern Fiction- Revisiting Language and Literature’. Dept. of English, NEHU, Tura Campus, Meghalaya
3 16-17 May, 19 May, 2005 National Seminar on Oral Literature of Meghalaya Sponsored by Dept. of Arts and Culture and Tourism, Govt. of Meghalaya. Title of the Paper Presented:  ‘ A Speculative Study of the Archetypal Patterns in Garo Oral Literature with Special References to the Creativity Myth’. Dept. of Garo, NEHU, Dept. Of Garo, NEHU, Tura Campus, Meghalaya
4 1 & 2 Nov., 2006 National Seminar on  Profiling Social Change through Literature in Translation Sponsored by ICSSR Title of the Paper Presented: Profiling Social Change through Literature in Translation’ Dept. of English, NEHU, Tura Campus, Meghalaya
5 16-17 December, 2008 UGC Sponsored : National Seminar on  “The Origin, Type, Status and Future of the Matrilineal system of the A·chik people. Title of the Paper Presented: ‘ Women and Patriarchy’. Govt. of Meghalaya and Department of Arts and Culture.
6 5-6 Nov., 2009 ICSSR, ICHR, NEC, CIIL sponsored National Seminar on  Culture and Ethnic Persistence  Towards Understanding Identities.

Title of the Paper Presented: ‘Ethnicity and individual Identity : A Textual Overview
Dept. of English, NEHU, Tura Campus, Meghalaya
7 10 & 11 sep., 2010. National Conference on   Status of A·chik Women organised by Govt. of Meghalaya and Dept. of Arts and Culture. Title of the Paper Presented:  ‘Thoughts of a Non - A·chik Woman. Govt. of Meghalaya and Department of Arts and Culture.
8. 07-09 Nov., 2013 International  Seminar on   “Cultures of Memory : Palimpsest of Memory and the Turkish.  Anxiety in the Novels of Orhan Pamuk. Organised by EFLU, Shillong Campus in collaboration with CIIL Mysore.” EFLU, Shillong Campus, Shillong, Meghalaya
9. 9-19 March, 2016. ICSSR sponsored training Course on Research Methodology for Researchers in Social Sciences & Humanities. Dept. of Education, NEHU, Tura Campus, Meghalaya
10. 20 & 21 March, 2016. National Seminar on “ Re-Thinking New Education Policy : Contextualizing the Issues of India’s North-Eastern Region” . Title of the Paper Presented: “Consciousness : Education for Global Citizenship”. Dept. of Education, NEHU, Tura Campus, Meghalaya
11. 22 & 23 March, 2018 National Conference on Perspectives on Material Cultures in North-East India. Sponsored by ICHR, New Delhi. Title of the Paper Presented: “Cultural History and Traditional Knowledge”. Dept. of History and Archaeology, NEHU, Tura Campus, Meghalaya
12. 5th May, 2017 Capacity Building Programme sponsored by ICSSR and  Management department NEHU, Tura Campus, Meghalaya.  Delivered a lecture on “Critical Foundation of Conceptual Thought”  
13. 29thMay, 2018 Delivered a lecture on “Translation and the problems of Translation” in the Sahitya Akademi sponsored Translation Workshop from Garo into English organized by the Departments of English and Garo Dept. Of Garo and  English, NEHU, Tura Campus, Meghalaya
14. 4th June, 2018 Delivered a lecture on “Research Methodology” at Loyola College, Williamnagar on as a part of Extension programme of the Dept of English, NEHU, Tura Campus  
15. 14 – 19 October, 2019 ICSSR - NERC Training programme on Research Methodology. Delivered a lecture on topic “ Research and its applications in Social Science. Department of Education NEHU, Tura Campus, Tura, Meghalaya.

Seminars/Conferences/Symposia/Extension Programmes etc.

  • Initiative as programme co-ordinator and compere for the Second Purno Sangma Memorial Lecture where featuring nobel laureate for peace,  Kailash Satyarthi     in 2018 at the District Auditorium, Tura, Meghalaya co-hosted by NEHU, Tura Campus and P. A. Sangma Foundation.
  • Initiative as programme co-ordinator for the 3rd Purno Sangma lecture in 2019 at the District Auditorium, Tura.
  • Initiatives as programme co-ordinator and counsellor for The Youth Extension and Empowerment Programme, Build Yourself Build India, India Development Mission of ABSS, North-East, India.
  • BYBI  induction programme NIIT Agartala.
  • BYBI Induction programme Loyola college, Williamnagar.
  • BYBI Induction programme Mendipathar College.
  • BYBI Induction programme North-Eastern Hill University, Tura.
  • BYBI Induction programme Kendriya Vidyalaya, Tura
  • BYBI Induction programme Police Public school Tura
  • BYBI Induction programme in collaboration with District Administration, Ampati.
  • Social outreach and Extension programme as part of ABSS activities cleaning drive with Tura Municipal Board, Woman empowerment and Youth programmes at Oiduba , Kherbari, Khatalbari, Khatuligaon, Ampati, Kumaligaon , Harigaon, Manjurigaon and Mahendraganj,
  • As part of the Green drive worked at trees plantation drives with ABSS members also food and clothes distribution drives to the needy as part of social outreach activities
  • Flood relief seva and social activities in collaboration with Nongrum college and Khazizaman college at the flood relief camp situated in Bhaitbari .

Attended:

  • Initiatives as programme co-ordinator for ABSS and Participation in the Social Awareness Drive “Cleaning and Rejuvenation of Water bodies of Tura(Gandrak Stream)” on 3rd June, 2017. Eco System campaign in collaboration with District Administration, Tura and Local Development Committees under Swachh Bharat Mission.
  • Observation of Yoga Day organised International Yoga Day at NEHU, Tura Campus in collaboration with ABSS North-East on 21st June, 2018.
  • Lectured as the Chief Guest on the theme  “Literacy and skills development”  organised by the district unit of SSA west Garo Hills, Meghalaya on the occasion of World Literacy Day.
  • Initiative as Head and co-ordinater in the  annual workshop organized by the National School of Drama  held in  collaboration with the  Department of English, Tura Campus.
  • Initiative as Head and adviser for in collaboration with Tezpur University Intellectual Property Rights (TUIPR) cell. One day Regional Workshop on Facilitation of innovation and commercialisation by intellectual property rights on 29th February, 2016.North-Eastern Hill University, Tura.
  • Chaired the first session of the All India Poetry Festival organised by Sahitya Akademi on Monday 17th September, 2018 in collaboration with NEHU, Tura campus.
  • Initiated well being confidence and soft skill workshop at NEHU, Tura Campus on 7th and 8th September, 2018 in collaboration with Avenues.
  • Lectured on “Woman Empowerment” at the  Koch  annual conference, 2018.  

Lectures

  • Delivered a lecture on “Translation and the problems of Translation” in the Sahitya Akademi Sponsored Translation Workshop from Garo into English organized by the Department of English and Garo on 29thMay, 2018.
  • Delivered a lecture on “Research Methodology” at Loyola College, Williamnagar  as a part of Extension programme of the Dept of English, NEHU, Tura Campus on 4th June, 2018
  • Panel Discussant in the Seminar ,”On recent trends in tribal literature of the northeast India,” Sahitya Akademi Sponsored Translation Workshop from Garo into English organized by the Department of English and Garo on 29thMay, 2018.

Collaboration/Consultancy:  

  • Programmes conducted in collaboration with NEHU and CTEF scheduled for November, 2019.
  • Counselling Programmes in collaboration with District administration , Ampati, 2019.

Any Other

 Teaching , Learning and Evaluation related activities

  • Teaching British Fiction, American Literature, Tragedy, Modern Drama
  • Tutorials
  • Extension lectures
  • Movie club
  • Post Graduate Classes and Interactive sessions using films as visual media
  • Preparation of PG syllabus
  • Preparation of PhD syllabus
  • Evaluation of PG examination papers
  • External examiner of undergraduate examination
  • Adjudication of PhD thesis of university of Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram, Assam, Kolkata and EFLU, Hyderabad.
  • Research guide.