Dr. Dokatchi Ch. Marak

Garo Department (Tura Campus)

Designation: Assistant Professor

Qualifications:

M.A. (Garo & Linguistics), PhD

Areas of Interest/Specialization: Linguistics

Experience: 17 years, 6 months

Phd Awarded/Supervised: 3 (Three)

  1. Amanda Aski Macdonald Momin (Supervised)
  2. Dorothy R. Marak (Supervised)
  3. Bijoy L. Dhanwar (Supervised)

Administrative responsibilities undertaken

  1. Appointed as Teacher-in Charge, Department of Garo, NEHU Tura Campus.
  2. Warden, P.G. Girls Hostel, NEHU, Tura Campus (Till date).

Academic affiliations

  1. Chairman and member, Board of Studies, Department of Garo.
  2. Member, Board of Studies, Linguistics Department, NEHU, Shillong.
  3. Member, Board of Studies, Khasi Department, NEHU, Shillong.
  4. Member, Board of Studies, English Department, NEHU, Shillong.
  5. Member, School Board, School of Humanities, NEHU, Shillong.
  6. Judge for Varsity Week programme for different events/competition.
  7. Member, Departmental Research Committee (Till date).
  8. Member of different visiting teams for affiliation of colleges under NEHU, Shillong.
  9. Took students for study tour and field studies.

Research Projects

Documentation  on Garo Language, Co-investigator, Executed by Assam Institute of Research for Tribals and Scheduled Castes, Jawaharnagar, Ghy-22, Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India, March, 2017

Publications

Journal:

  1. A·we, The Standard Language of the Garos (A·chiks)vol.II, Issue 2, August 2012) pp.55-62 Peer Reviewed ‘Source’: a journal of Humanities and social sciences; ISSN 2250 – 0642 Editor,- Dr Uma Bhowmi publisher: Don Bosco College
  2. Superstition:The Native  Universe of meaning of the Garos(A?chiks).Vol. V, no.1 & 2,) pp. 206-210 2012, PROTOCOL: Journal of Translation, Creative and Critical Writings, ISSN 0939807, Peer Reviewed.
  3. Cultural Memory in the Writings of D.S.Rong-muthu,pp.81-86, vol.VII No.2 Winter 2013 PROTOCOL: Journal of Translation, Creative and Critical Writings ISSN 0939807, Peer Reviewed.

Chapter in a Book:

  1. The GaraGan?ching Variety, pp.347-362, Peoples Linguistic Survey of India. Volume Nineteen, Part-II. The Languages of Meghalaya Chief Editor: DevyG.N.Editor: SyiemEsther. BlackswanPublications 2014,ISBN 978-81-250-5517-4
  2. Linguistic Ecology of Garo,Linguistic Ecology Meghalaya, Editors: ShailendraKumar Singh, Saralin A. Lyngdoh, EBH Publishers (India) 2013, ISBN: 978-93-80261-96-6,.
  3. A?chikkuniRokkom: Gara-Ganching pp. 330 -341Meghalayaoagangipaku?sikarouarangnirokomrang, PLSI Meghalaya, Meghalaya Volume, Editors (Garo)MarakCarolineR.,IngtyAngelaW., MarakDokatchiCh., RiKhasi Book Agency, Shillong, 1st Edition-2014 ISBN-13:978-81-926357-9-8, Regional,
  4. Descriptive Analysis of Gara-Gan??ching: A Variety of the A?chik Language pp.51-64, Studies on Garo and its Cognate languages, Edited by MarakCaroline R., AnundoramBorooah Institute of Language, Art & Culture, Assam, 2018, ISBN:978-93-82680-35-2
  5. GisikniChanchiani&GisikRa.a, BalgaogiminBibalrang, MarakColnat B., Department of Garo,
  6. RipengChongmot, MandenKu.sik&JatniSingkam(pp.57-63),Compiled by MarakM.R,Garo Sahitya Sabha, Assam,2019

Papers presented in Conferences/Seminars:

  1. Presented a paper titled ‘The Dialects of Garo’ in the National Seminar on the History and Culture of the people of Garo Hills, jointly sponsored by Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi and the Department of Garo, NEHU on the 18th – 19th April 2001.
  2. Presented a paper titled ‘Comparative study of Atong and Ruga Consonant phonemes’ in the national Seminar on the Place of Garo Hills in the History and Civilisation of the North-East, organised by the Department of Garo at NEHU, Tura Campus on the 11th -12th November 2002.
  3. Presented a paper titled ‘The Status of A?chik Language’ in the National seminar on achik Identity, organised by the Department of Garo on 7th -8th October, 2004.
  4. Presented a paper titled ‘Superstitions as expressed in Oral Literature: Analysis of Four A?chik Superstitions’’ in the Regional seminar on Oral Literature on Meghalaya, organised by the Department of Garo on 16th -17th May, 2005, sponsored by the Department of Arts & Culture, Government of Meghalaya.
  5. Presented a paper titled ‘A?chikkuo Gital Kattarangko Bimang Ong?atani Aro Bariani’ in the seminar on A?chik Language, Literature & Culture, organised by A?chik Literature Society on 22nd-23rdAugust, 2008.
  6. Presented a paper titled ‘SerejingRinga’ in the seminar on A?chik Folk Music, organised by District Museum Tura on 31st October, 2008.
  7. Presented a paper titled ‘A?chikMe?chikrangni Songsalo Janggi Tanganio Namdapatna Ja?ku De?ani’ in the Annual General Conference cum Seminar on Status of A?chik Women, organised by A?chik Literature Society on 10th -11th September, 2010.
  8. Presented a paper titled ‘Cultural Memory in the Writings of D.S.Rongmuthu’ in the National Seminar on Post-Colonial Writings in Tribal Languages of India, organised by the Department of Khasi on 1st-3rd June, 2010.
  9. Presented a paper titled ‘Descriptive Analysis of  Awe Phonology’ in the 8thInternational Linguistics Conference, organised by the North East Indian Linguistics Society (NEILS) on 31st Jan’- 2ndFeb’ 2014         
  10. Presented a paper titled ‘Colonialism and its Effects on the Socio-Cultural and Religious life of the A?chiks (Garos)’ in the National Seminar on Constructing Identity in Tribal Literature and Languages of India, organised by the Dept of Khasi, NEHU, Shillong on 26th-28th March 2014
  11. Presented a paper titled ‘Extent of Multilingualism in the localities of Tura town: A case Study’ in the National Seminar onSituating Tura town from West Garo Hills, organised by the Dept. of History and Archaeology, Dept. of  Garo in collaboration with A?chik Literature Society on 5th-7th June, 2014
  12. Presented a paper titled ‘Microfinance: A Source of living in Garo Hills’ in the National Seminar on Emerging Trends of Financial Services in India, organised by the Dept. of Management, NEHU, Tura Campus on 20th-21st Nov’2014
  13. Presented a paper titled ‘The Use and Practices of Barter System in Garo Hills’ in the National Seminar on Coinage and Economy: Continuity and Change in Northeast India, organised by the Department of History & Archaelogy & Department of Garo, NEHU, Tura Campus on 18th-20th  Dec’2014,
  14. Presented a paper titled ‘Traditional Jhum Cultivation: Its importance in the preservation of language’ in the National Seminar on Oral Literature: A Reflection, organised by the Department of Garo, NEHU, Tura Campus, Tura on 20th –30th October 2015.
  15. Presented a paper titled ‘The Inclusion of Mother Tongue in the Primary Level of Education in Reputed Educational Institutions’ in the National Seminar onRe-thinking New Education Policy: Contextualizing the Issues of India’s North-Eastern Region, organised by the Department of Education, NEHU, Tura Campus on 20th& 21st March, 2016,
  16. Presented a paper titled ‘Mythological Figures in A?chik Lores’, in the National Seminar onOral and Textual Tradition of North-East India, organised by Arunachal Institute of Tribal Studies(AITS), Rajiv Gandhi University on 28th-30thMarch 2016,
  17. Presented a paper titled A Sociolinguistic Perspective on the Kinship Terms used by Megam Speakers of Kyllonmathei’ in the South and South-East Asian Conference on Austro Asiatic Languages, organised by the Department of Linguistics, NEHU, Shillong, on  21st -22nd November 2016.
  18. Presented a paper titled ‘Recent Trends in Garo Language’ in the National Seminar on Recent Trends in Tribal Literature of North East India, organised bySahitya Akademi on 28th February and 1st March 2017   
  19. Presented a paper titled ‘Mite aro Mite-Mande Dakgiparangni Gimin A?chikrangni Aganritingbaani’ in the Regional Seminar on The Importance of Collection & Compilation of Oral Literature, organised by the Directorate of Arts and Culture, Shillong, Government of Meghalaya on 9th Dec’ 2017
  20. Presented a paper titled ‘Classification of Bodo-Garo Group of Languages’ in the RegionalSeminar on the occasion of International Mother Tongue Day, organised by the A?chik Literature Society & Department of Garo, NEHU, Tura Campus on 17th Feb’ 2018.
  21. Presented a paper titled ‘Reflections of socio-political life in the novels Khalsin&Sonatchi (Garo) and NunnaKawngthuampuiah (Mizo)’ in the        Mizo Literature Festival- cum National Seminar,organised by the Department of Mizo, MZU on 6th -8th June, 2018.      
  22. Presented a paper titled ‘Oral Narratives: With special Reference to Three Garo Folktales’in the National Seminar on Cultural Self-Fashioning in North-East India: Interplay of the Oral, the Written and the Performative Arts’,organised by the Department of Modern Indian Languages and Literary Studies, Gauhati University on 22nd -23rd March, 2019.

Invited Lectures/Talks

  1. Invited Lecture (Univ.) on The Importance of Language in Research, Research Methodology for Researchers in Social Sciences and Humanities March, 2016, Department of Education, NEHU, Tura Campus.
  2. Invited Lecture (Univ.) on Introduction to Tibeto-Burman Languages spoken in north-east India, UGC sponsored Refresher Course, 6th -26th May, 2013, organised by the Department of English & Garo, NEHU, Tura Campus.
  3. Invited Lecture (Univ.) on The Aspects of Garo Phonology, UGC sponsored Refresher Course,  6th -26th May, 2013               Department of English & Garo, NEHU, Tura Campus.
  4. Invited Lecture (Univ.) on Typological Classification of Bodo-Garo Languages,UGC sponsored Refresher Course,  6th -26th May, 2013, organised by the Department of English & Garo, NEHU, Tura Campus.
  5. Invited Lecture (Univ.) on Basic Introduction to Phonetics &Phonology,UGC sponsored Refresher Course, 6th -26th May, 2013,organised by the Department of English & Garo, NEHU, Tura Campus.
  6. Invited Lecture (Univ.) on Problems in learning the L2 (Second Language) in the Remedial Course in the study of Literature; 14th June,16th& 17th July, 2013, organised by the Department of Garo, NEHU, Tura Campus.
  7. Invited Lecture (Univ.) onResearch Ethics in Language & Culture in the Training Programme on Research Methodology for Research Scholars, organised by the Department of Education, NEHU, Tura Campus.

Workshops attended: 15 (Fifteen)

Any other:

  1. Life member & Chairman, Board of Scrutiny, A?chik Literature Society,
  2. Life member &Treasurer, Tribal Literary Forum of India,
  3. Editorial Board member, NokdangniRipeng journal, Tura,
  4. Editorial Board Member, Duramong Magazine, NEHU, Tura Campus.