Prof. B. War

Khasi Department

Designation: Professor

Qualifications:

  • M.A. (English), NEHU,
  • M.A. (Linguistics) University of Delhi, 
  • MPhil (Linguistics) University of Delhi, 
  • PhD (Linguistics) University of London, United Kingdom

 

Areas of Interest/Specialization: Khasi Morphology, Phonology, Sociolinguistics; Literature in translation; Khasi Literature; Khasi Culture.

Experience: 

  • Joined the Department of Khasi, North-Eastern Hill University as Lecturer in 1983, as Reader in 1996, as Professor in 2001, 
  • Taught Linguistic Anthropology in the Department of Anthropology, NEHU (1994-1996). 
  • Taught General Linguistics, Morphology, Semantics in the Department of Linguistics, NEHU (1996-1998) 
  • Taught two courses - Transformational Grammar and Language Policy in India - in the Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages, Shillong Regional Centre in 1995 and 2003. 

Publications

Books:

  1. Ki Snap ka Bishar Bniah (Co-author) Shillong: Khasi Book Stall 1985
  2. Ha Ki Sngi Jong Ngi (Co-author) Shillong: H.W. Sten 1994
  3. An Introduction to Linguistics Shillong: Khasi Book Stall 1997
  4. Ki Buit-thaw ba kongsan ha Ki Sngi Barim U Hynniew Trep Shillong: Ri Khasi Press 2001
  5. U Basan Ka Kastarbrij Translation of Thomas Hardy’s The Mayor of Casterbridge Shillong: Ri-ïa-dor 2008
  6. Tribal Literature of North-East India (Editor) Shillong: Department of Khasi, NEHU 2009
  7. KI Sawa Bad Ki Dur Kyntien Jong Ka Ktien Khasi (1st Edition 2001) Shillong: Ri-ïa-dor (Revised and Enlarged) 2009 
  8. KI Jait Ktien Bad Ki Ktien Tnat Jong Ka Meghalaya (Co-Editor) Shillong: Ri Khasi Book Agency 2014 ISBN: 978-81-926357-9-8
  9. Ka Kylla-Ktien Bad Ka Litereshor Khasi (Translation and Khasi Literature) Shillong: Ri-ïa-dor 2016 ISBN: 978-81-927796-1-4

Book Chapters:

  1. “Passive Construction in Khasi” in Languages of the North-East. Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore. 1997
  2. “Orality and Written Khasi Literature” in Orality and Beyond edited by Soumen Sen and Desmond L. Kharmawphlang, New Delhi: Sahitya Akademi,. 2007
  3. “Orality and Ka Longkur Longjait (Clan Lineage) as reflected in Ka Tiewlarun” in the Silver Jubilee Souvenir, Shillong: Department of Khasi, NEHU. 2006
  4. “The Point of No Return” (Poem) in the Silver Jubilee Souvenir, Shillong: Department of Khasi, NEHU. 2006
  5. “Growth and development of Khasi language: A Linguistic Perspective” in Growth and Development of Khasi & Garo Languages edited by C.R. Marak and J.S, Shangpliang New Delhi: Sahitya Akademi 2008 ISBN: 978-260-2514-5
  6. “Agreements in Khasi: A Topic of Research in North-East Linguistics” in Rethinking Multilingualism: Issues and Problems edited by Shailendra Kumar Singh. Guwahati: EBH Publishers (India). 2009.
  7. “Writers’ Perception of ‘U Thlen’ in Khasi Literature” in Tribal Literature of North-East India edited by Badaplin War, Shillong: Department of Khasi, North-Eastern Hill University. 2009.
  8. “The Image of the Suffering Woman in Khasi narratives” in Tribal Languages and Literature of North-East India edited by Dr. Latluangliane Khiangte, Aizawl :Department of Mizo, Mizoram University,. 2010.
  9. “Jeebon Roy’s contribution to Khasi Literature” in Jeebon Roy Memorial Lectures Umsohsun, Shillong: Jeebon Roy Memorial Welfare Institute, 2010.
  10. “Some Aspects of Khasi, an Austro-Asiatic Language” in A Glimpse of Language and Culture of North East India edited by Dr. Umesh Deka. Guwahati: Rajendra Mohan Sarma and Dr. Rabindra Mohan Sarma..2012
  11. “Pronouns of Power and Solidarity in Khasi” in Linguistic Ecology: Meghalaya edited by Shailendra Kumar Singh and Saralin A. Lyngdoh. Guwahati: EBH Publishers (India).. 2013. ISBN 978-93-80261-96-6
  12. “Standard Khasi: Some linguistic aspects, Khasi Literature, Vocabulary” in the People’s Linguistic Survey of India: The Languages of Meghalaya. Edited Esther Syiem, Volume 19 Part II. Bhasha Research & Publication Centre, Vadodara, Gujarat, India. New Delhi: Orient Blackswan Private Limited, , 2014 ISBN 978-81-250-55174
  13. “Foreword” in Translation as Man and Machine Enterprise edited by Shailendra Kumar Singh and Arimadan Kumar Tripathi. Guwahati:Eastern Book House (India). 2015 ISBN: 978-93-83252-46-6
  14. “The Gender System of Khasi: A Study of Three Dialects” in Austro-Asiatic Linguistics edited by J. War, Shailendra Kumar Singh, S.A. Lyngdoh, B. Khyriem. Guwahati: EBH Publishers (India).. 2016. ISBN 978-93-80261-88-1
  15. “Independent pronouns, pronominal clitics and agreement markers in Khasi” in Syntactic Typology: Language Contact and Convergence edited by Shailendra Kumar Singh and Saralin A. Lyngdoh. Guwahati: EBH Publishers (India). 2017. ISBN 978-93-86302-00-7.
  16. “Canons of Translation” in Translation: Transcending Boundaries edited by Bobina Wanniang, M.N. Bhattacharjee, A. Nongbri, Shruti Pandey, Lorinda D Marak Guwahati: Eastern Book House (India): 2017 ISBN: 978-86302-27-4

Research Papers:

  1. “Pronoun and Agreement in Khasi” in Working Papers in Linguistics. London: School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 1991.
  2. “Traditional Grammar” in Khasi Studies Vol. VIII No. 11, November 1994.
  3. “Folk-titles in Khasi: A Linguistic Analysis” in The NEHU Journal, Vol. III, No.2, July 2005.
  4. “Borrowing in Khasi” in Ka Thwet Jingstad (Quest for Knowledge) Vol.I No.1 & 2, Society for Khasi Studies 2005.
  5. “Khasi Orthography: A Success Story” in Ka Thwet Jingstad (Quest for Knowledge) Vol. 3. Society for Khasi Studies 2008
  6. “On Khasi Dialectology” in Ka Thwet Jingstad (Quest for Knowledge). Vol II No.1 October Society for Khasi Studies 2010
  7.  “Compounding in Khasi” in Ka Thwet Jingstad (Quest for Knowledge” Vol.II No.2 Society for Khasi Studies August, 2012  ISSN No. 2278-6813
  8. “Khasi Phonotactics” in Ka Thwet Jingstad (Quest for Knowledge) Vol.II No.3 Society for Khasi Studies December, 2013 ISSN No. 2278-6813
  9. “Khasi Vowels” in Ka Thwet Jingstad (Quest for for Knowledge) Vol.III No.1 December, Society for Khasi Studies 2014 ISSN No. 2278-6813
  10. “Ka Dur Ki Sur ha ka Ktien Khasi” in Ka Saia Jingtip. Shillong: Syngkhong Kyntiew Ri. 1998.
  11. “Ka Bishar Bniah Na Ka Liang Ki Kynthei Ha Ka Litereshor Khasi” in Ka Thwet Jingstad Vol. I No 1 & 2. Society for Khasi Studies 2005-6
  12. “Ka Kylla-Ktien (Translation) Ha Ka Drama U Androklis Bad U Sing” in Laiphew Na Ar Jingmut (Thup-I). Shillong: Comtemporary Khasi Authors’ Association. 2005.
  13. “Ki Dak-thoh bad ka Litereshor Khasi” in the Golden Jubilee Souvenir of Shon Roy Basan Secondary School, Upper Shillong, 2006
  14. “A Siej Lung” (Poem) in Ka Thwet Jingstad (Quest for Knowledge) Vol. 3. Society for Khasi 2008
  15. “Ki Jainphong Khasi pateng la pateng” in Ka Thwet Jingstad (Quest for Knowledge) Vol.II No.2 Society for Khasi Studies August, 2012 ISSN No. 2278-6813
  16. “Ki Ktien Tnat Jong Ka Ktien Khasi” in Ka Thiar Ki Nongthoh Thup - IX. Shillong:  Khasi Authors’ Society. 2012. ISSN 2278-6805
  17. “ Ka Jingkyntiew ïa ka ktien Khasi da ki lad ki lynti ba la pyrkhat bad saiñ lypa (Language planning)” in Ka Thiar Ki Nongthoh  Thup – X Shillong:  Khasi Authors’ Society, 2013 ISSN 2278-6805
  18. “Ka Jingpyndonkam ïa ka ktien Khasi ha ki Jaka Sor” in Ka Syngkhong Jingtip Thup – 4. Shillong: Khasi Authors’ Society, 2013 ISSN: 2278-6791
  19. “U Nongïathuh (the Narrator) Ha Ka Khana-lyngkot “Puhbsein” in Ka Thwet Jingstad (Quest for Knowledge) Vol.II No.3 Society for Khasi Studies December, 2013 ISSN No. 2278-6813
  20. “Ka Biria ha ki parom mutdur jong ki ar ngut shipara” in Ka Thwet Jingstad (Quest for Knowledge) Vol.III No.1 December, Society for Khasi Studies 2014 ISSN No. 2278-6813
  21. “Kaba pyrkhat bad pynkhreh bniah na ka bynta ban kyntiew kyrdan ïa ka Ktien Khasi (Khasi language planning)” in Ka Thwet Jingstad (Quest for for Knowledge) Vol.III No.2 Society for Khasi Studies August, 2015 ISSN No. 2278-6813
  22.  “Ka Jingsdang jong ka jingpule halor ka Ktien Khasi” in Ka Thwet Jingstad (Quest for for Knowledge) Vol.III No.3 December, Society for Khasi Studies 2017 ISSN No. 2278-6813

Awards: Rastriya Lok Bhasha Samman – 2003 by Gandhi Hindusthani Sahitya Sabha, New Delhi

Phd with degrees Awarded:

  1. Philomena Kharakor – Biblical influence on Pre-Independence Khasi Literature 1995
  2. Antoinette Kharmalki – Attitudes of the Secondary Khasi Students towards English Language 1999
  3. Rockyer L. Nonglait – Literary Criticism and Fiction in Khasi 2005
  4. Sukjai Swer – A Perception of Khasi Cultural Life as Reflected in W. Tiewsoh’s Novels 2005
  5. Icylda Majaw – Human Values in Khasi Short Stories 2005
  6. Ailynti Nongbri – The Image of the Suffering Woman: A Selective Study of the Khasi Novels (1963-1990) 2007
  7. Lungsing Kharbuli – Critical Assessment of Biblical elements in Khasi Poetry (1976-1996) 2009
  8. Angella R. Wa. tre Ingty -  Garo Morphology: A Descriptive Analysis 2009
  9. Dokatchi Ch. Marak – The Dialects of Garo: An Exploratory Study 2009
  10. Rolling Stone Wankhar – Elements of Folklore in Pre-Independence Khasi Poetry (1888-1947): A Critical Study 2011 (Thesis written in Khasi language)
  11. Rosa Mystica Mawlong – Literature in Translation: A Critical Study of Selected Works translated into Khasi 2012 (Thesis written in Khasi language)
  12. Thomlin Lynshing – Echoes From the Past: A Critical Study of Ka Phawar as a Literary Form 2013
  13. Bandarilin Bairo – Writers’ Perception of Family: A Critical Study of Khasi Short Stories 2014

MPhil Scholars with degrees Awarded -24

Administrative responsibilities undertaken:

  • Head, Department of Khasi, NEHU three terms (1998-2001, 2002-2005, 2006-2008),
  •  Dean, School of Humanities, NEHU (2014-2017),
  • Chairperson, Women’s Cell, NEHU (2005-2008),
  • Chairperson of Reviewing Committee for awarding financial assistance to Khasi authors (2007-2015),
  • Chairperson, Syllabus Committee on Khasi Papers for the Meghalaya Civil Services Examinations, Government of Meghalaya.
  • Presiding Officer of the Internal Complaints Committee, NEHU (2018-2019)

Academic affiliations

  • Founder President, Society for Khasi Studies (2005 till date)
  • Founder President, Tribal Literary Forum of India (2009-2012)
  • Member, Linguistic Association of Great Britain, United Kingdom
  • Member, Transactions of Philological Society, United Kingdom
  • Expert for recruitment of Khasi translators at Gauhati High Court, Shillong Bench (2003)
  • Member, Advisory Committee, State Literary Award, Government of Meghalaya (2005)
  • Chairperson, Committee on State Level Eligibilty Test (SLET) for Khasi
  • Member of Reviewing Committee for awarding financial assistance to Khasi (2003-2006)
  • Member of the Executive Board/ Governing Body of the North East Zone Cultural Committee, Ministry of Culture, Government of India, Dimapur, Nagaland (2009)
  • Coordinator of Committee on Preservation and Promotion of Endangered Languages, NEHU, Shillong
  • Founder President, Shillong Academic Society (2013-2016)
  • Secretary, Board of Trust, Shon Roy Basan Secondary School, Lummawbah, Shillong, Meghalaya
  • President, Managing Committee, Lummawbah Government Lower Primary School, Upper Shillong.
  • Member Board of Studies and External Expert in the Department of Linguistics, University of English and Foreign Languages, Shillong Regional Centre (2015-2018),
  • External Expert, Department of Linguistics, Gauhati University, Guwahati
  • External Expert, Department of Mizo, University of Mizoram, Aizawl
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the literary journal Ka Thwet Jingstad (Quest for Knowledge),
  • Treasurer, Khasi Authors’ Society (2018 till date)
  • Member, Main Committee to look into the matters for inclusion of the Khasi Language in the 8th Schedule of the Constitution of India, Arts and Culture Department, Government of Meghalaya

Papers presented in Conferences/Seminars:

International:

  1. Presented a paper “Pronoun and Agreement in Khasi” in the Department of Linguistics, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 1991.
  2. Presented a paper “The Gender System of Khasi: A study of Six Khasi Dialects” at the Sixth International Conference on South Asian Languages (ICOSAL-6) on January 6-8, 2005 in Osmania University, Hyderabad.
  3. Chaired a session of the Conference on “Descriptive Linguistics, Sociolinguistics and Contrastive Linguistics” at the Sixth International Conference on South Asian Languages (ICOSAL-6) on January 6-8, 2005 in Osmania University, Hyderabad
  4. Presented a paper “Personal Pronouns in Three Khasi Dialects” at the Second International Conference of the North-East India Linguistics Society (NEILS) organized by the Department of Linguistics, Gauhati University in collaboration with Scholars from the Research Centre for Linguistic Typology, La Trobe University, Australia on the 7th, 8th and 9th February 2007. 
  5. Presented a paper “Independent pronouns and pronominal clitics in Khasi” at the Third International Conference of the North East Indian Linguistics Society (NEILS) organized by the Department of Linguistics, Gauhati University in collaboration with Scholars from the Research Centre for Linguistic Typology, La Trobe University, Australia on the 20th, 21st and 22nd January 2008.
  6. Chaired a session in the 1st International Conference on World Languages and North East Languages: Convergence, Enrichment or Death organized by the Department of Linguistics, NEHU on the 20th March 2009.
  7. Chaired a session in the Interim Conference of the International Society for Folk Narrative Research, Shillong organized by the Department of Cultural and Creative Studies, NEHU on the 23rd February 2011 
  8. Chaired the Inaugural Function and was Key-Note Speaker in the International Conference on Syntactic Typology: Language Contact and Convergence organized by the Department of Linguistics, NEHU (23-24 November 2015).
  9. Chaired the Inaugural Function and presented the theme paper on “Revisiting Austro-Asiatic Linguistics” in the International Conference on South and South-East Asian Austro-Asiatic Languages organized on the 21st November 2016 by the Department of Linguistics, NEHU in collaboration with CIIL, Mysore and ICSSR-NER, Shillong.
  10. Chaired a session on in the International Seminar on Narratives of Violence and Terror in South Asia organized on the 17th November 2017 by the Department of English, NEHU in collaboration with North Eastern Council, ICSSR-NERC.

National:

  1. Presented a paper “Passive Construction in Khasi” in a National Workshop on Grammatical Categories of North-East Languages organized by the Department of Khasi, NEHU in collaboration with the Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore from 18th to 22nd October 1993.
  2. Presented a paper “Documentation of Khasi Traditions” in a National Workshop on the theme From Fieldwork to Public Domain organized by The National Folklore Support Centre Chennai, Ford Foundation USA and NEHU, Shillong from the 1st May to 15th May 2000.
  3. Presented a paper “National Language Planning and Policy and the case of Khasi” in the National Conference on The Role of Tribal Languages in the Implementation of Educational Policy organized by the Gandhi Hindusthani Sahitya Sabha, supported by the Department of Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India from the 5th to the 7th September 2003 in New Delhi.
  4. Delivered a lecture on “The origin and development of written Khasi Language” in a National Workshop on Compilation of Bibliographies in North Eastern Indian Languages conducted by the Department of Library and Information Sciences, NEHU on the 3rd December 2003.    
  5. Presented a paper “Borrowing in Khasi” in the National Seminar on Borrowings in the Languages of the North-East organized by the Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore and the Department of Assamese, Gauhati University from the 27th to the 30th December 2003 in Guwahati.
  6. Presented a paper “Pronouns of Address as Honorifics: A study across five Khasi Dialects” in the 26th All India Conference of the Linguistic Society of India organized by the Linguistic Society of India and the Department of Linguistics, NEHU from the 29th November 2004 to the 1st December 2004. Chaired one session of the National Conference on the 29th November 2004.
  7. Delivered four lectures on “Language Policy of India” in the UGC-sponsored Refresher Course conducted by the Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages, Shillong Regional Centre from the 28th November 2003 to the 2nd December 2003.
  8. Delivered two lectures on Sociolinguistics as Resource Person in the UGC-sponsored Refresher Course conducted by the Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages, Shillong Regional Centre in December 2001.
  9. Presented a paper “Transcreation and Feminist Issues in Khasi Literature” at the National Convention on Feminist Writers organized by the Department of Language Teaching, SNDT  University, Mumbai, in collaboration with CIIL, Mysore, and Department of Canadian Literature, SNDT University from the 22nd to the 24th December 2004.
  10. Presented a paper “Folk-titles in Khasi” in a National Seminar on Folklore Studies organized jointly by the United States Educational Foundation of India, Kolkata and the Department of English, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong on the 11th March 2005.
  11. Presented a paper “Orality and Written Khasi literature: The tradition of Ka Longkur Longjait (Clan Lineage) as reflected in Ka Tiew Larun” in the Seminar on Orality and Beyond organized by the Centre of Cultural and Creative Studies, NEHU, ICSSR, NEZCC, Sahitya Akademi on the 26th and 27th July 2005.
  12. Organized a ten-day Workshop on Translation/Transcreation of Khasi Short Stories Department of Khasi, NEHU in collaboration with the Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore from the 17th November to the 25th November to the 25th November 2005.
  13. Presented a lecture on “Problems of Translating Literature” in the three day Workshop on Translation organized by the Department of Linguistics, NEHU with the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, Pune from 5th to 7th March 2007.
  14. Resource person and presented a paper “Culture, Religion and Women” in the National Seminar on Tradition, Continuity, Change: An Assessment of Gender Disparity in the context of North-East India organized by the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), St.Mary’s College, Shillong on the 15th May 2007.
  15. Resource Person in the Summer Camp for the New Linguistic Survey of India (NLSI) held at the Central Institute of Indian Languages, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Education, Government of India, Manasagangotri, Mysore, from the 5th June to the 9th June 2007.
  16. Presented a paper “Compounding in Khasi” in the National Seminar on Emerging Linguistic Trends in the languages of the North East organized by the Department of Linguistics, NEHU, Shillong in collaboration with the Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore on the 16th October 2007.
  17. Presentation on “Script, Grammar and Dictionaries in Khasi language” in the North-Eastern State Language Meet organized by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, Pune  on the 1st and 2nd November 2007.
  18. Presented a paper on “Writers’ Perspectives on U Thlen” at the National Seminar on Tribal Literature with special reference to languages of North-East India”, organized by the Department of Khasi, NEHU and sponsored by North Eastern Council, Shillong and Indian Council of Social Science Research, Regional Centre, Shillong from 20th to 22nd February 2008.
  19. Presented a paper “The Importance of Metaphor Study with special reference to Khasi” in the Seminar on Oral Literary Criticism organized by the Centre of Cultural and Creative Studies, NEHU in collaboration with Sahitya Akademi North East Centre for Oral Literature, Shillong on the 10th September 2008.
  20. Presented two lectures entitled “Some aspects of Khasi Language” and “Khasi Matrilineal Society: Some of its aspects” in the UGC-sponsored Refresher Course in North East Studies organized by the UGC- Academic Staff College: Gauhati University, Guwahati on the 12th February 2009.
  21. Delivered a lecture on “The features of Austro-Asiatic Languages with special reference to Khasi” in the UGC-ASC Fourth Orientation Course organized by the Department of Education, NEHU on the 15th April 2009.
  22. Presented a paper entitled “Culture and Tradition: The image of the suffering woman in Khasi oral narratives” and chaired one session in the 2nd National Seminar on Tribal Literature with special reference to Languages of North-East India organized by the Department of Mizo, Mizoram University, Aizawl from 7th to 9th May 2009.
  23. Resource Person and presented one lecture on “Khasi language: Its present and future status” in a literary programme on the Status of Khasi Language organized by the Department of Khasi, Shillong College, Shillong on the 15th October 2009.
  24. Presented a paper on “Folkloristic Allusion in Soso Tham’s Poetry” in the National Seminar on Folklore and A’chik Literature organized by the Department of Garo, Tura Campus, NEHU on the 29th October 2009.
  25. Delivered six lectures in the UGC-sponsored Refresher Course on Critical Traditions and Khasi Literature organized by the Department of Khasi, NEHU from the 5th to the 25th November 2009.
  26. Delivered two lectures on “Khasi Language” and “Khasi Culture” in the UGC-sponsored Refresher Course on Tribal Studies organized by the Department of MIL, Gauhati University, Guwahati on the 17th December 2009.
  27. Delivered the key-note address as President of the Tribal Literary Forum of India in the inaugural function and presented a paper “Translation and Khasi Literature” in the 3rd National Seminar on Tribal Literature with reference to North-East India organized by the Department of Tinyidie, Nagaland University from the 11th to the 13th March 2010.
  28. Delivered the Valedictory Address as Chief Guest at the Valedictory Function of the District Level Science Exhibition organized by the Inspectorate of Schools, East Khasi Hills District, Government of Meghalaya, on the 15th April 2010.
  29. Delivered a paper entitled “Colonialism and Language Study: The case of Khasi” in the National Seminar on Post colonial writings in tribal languages of India organized by the Department of Khasi, NEHU from the 1st to 3rd June 2010.
  30. Presented a paper “Strategies in Literary Translation” in the National Seminar & Workshop on Translation, Transmission and Cultural Transaction organized by the Department of English and the Department of Linguistics, NEHU on the 18th – 20th November 2010.
  31. Chaired the inaugural function and presented a paper on “Some aspects of Khasi, an Austro-Asiatic Language” in the National Seminar on Tribal Literature and the 4th Conference of the Tribal Literary Forum of India organized by the Department of North-East Studies, Gauhati University on the 2nd to 4th February 2011.
  32. Language contributor on Standard Khasi in the Workshop on People’s Linguistic Survey of India organized by Bhasha Research and Publication Centre in North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong on the 1st and 2nd December 2011.
  33. Presented a speech on “U Soso Tham: The Great Khasi Bard” in the Death Anniversary Celebration of U Soso Tham organized by the Department of Art and Culture, Government of Meghalaya on the 19th December 2011 at U Soso Tham Auditorium, Shillong.
  34. Presented a speech as language contributor on Standard Khasi in the Bhasha Vasudha: Global Languages Conference in Vadodara hosted by Bhasha Research and Publication Centre from 6th to 8th January 2012.
  35. Language contributor on Standard Khasi in the 2nd Workshop on People’s Linguistic Survey of India organized by Bhasha Research and Publication Centre in collaboration with the Departments of Linguistics, English and Khasi of North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong on the 4th and 5th May 2012.
  36. Chief Guest at the Inaugural Session of the Symposia on Storytelling and Women’s Writing on 9th November 2015 organized by Sahitya Akademi in association with the Department of English, NEHU at Old Guest House, NEHU, Shillong.   
  37. Chaired the Inaugural Function and a Session in the National Seminar on Interpreting Tribal Literature: A Multidisciplinary Approach on 18th February 2016 organized by the Department of Khasi, NEHU in collaboration with the Tribal Literary Forum of India and the Society for Khasi Studies.
  38. Presented two lectures on “Aspects of Sociolinguistics” in the Refresher Course on Folkloristics and Semiotics organized by NEHU UGC-Human Resource Development Centre on the 5th May 2016.
  39. Chaired the Inaugural Function of the Orientation Programme for ST Teachers of Meghalaya organized on the 25th July 2016 by the Department of Linguistics in collaboration with the Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore.
  40. Chaired the Plenary Session and delivered the Valedictory address in the Two-Day National Seminar on Exploring the Theory & Praxis of Cultural Poetics organized by the Department of English, Kiang Nangbah Government College, Jowai on the 23rd August 2016
  41. Presentation on proposed projects of Departments within the School of Humanities with Thai Universities as Dean, School of Humanities, NEHU to Her Royal Highness the Princess of Thailand, 2016
  42. Co-coordinator of the two-day Workshop on Translating the Oral Resources of Some Oral Communities in North-East India organized by the Departments of English and Khasi, NEHU; ICSSR-NERC, Shillong and SHABDANA, the Centre for Translation, Sahitya Akademi, Bangalore on the 24th and 25th February 2017.
  43. Delivered two lectures on “Strategies and Problems of Literary Translation” during a winter school organised by UGC-HRDC (NEHU) on 23rd March 2017 in NEHU, Shillong.
  44. Delivered a lecture on “Austro-Asiatic Linguistics” at the Workshop-cum-training programme in Documentation and Description of Tribal and Endangered Languages in North-East India organised by the Department of Khasi and the Central Institute of Indian Languages (Mysore) from 7th to 11th August 2017 at the New Guest House,  NEHU, Shillong
  45. Resource Person and presented two lectures (3 hours) on “Strategies and Problems of Literary Translation” in the UGC-HRDC Winter School organized by the UGC-Human Resource Development Centre, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong on the 23rd March 2018.

Regional:

  1. Chaired a session on Khasi Linguistics in a seminar on Khasi Literature, Language and Culture organised by the Department of Khasi, NEHU, 27th and 28th September 1985.
  2. Presented a paper “Ka Jingngeit kat kum ka Khasi Culture” in a Seminar on Khasi Culture organized by the Department of Khasi, NEHU, Shillong from 4th to 8th October 1994.
  3. Presented a paper “Ka Dur ki Sur ha ka Ktien Khasi” in a one day UGC-sponsored Seminar on Khasi Literature and Cultural Heritage organized by Syngkhong Kyntiew Ri, Shillong, 12th & 13th December 1996.
  4. Presented a paper “The Life and Works of Thomas Jones” in A Symposium of Past Authors organized by the Department of Art and Culture, Government of Meghalaya, 1998. Chaired one session of the Symposium.
  5. Presented a paper “Halor ka Jingpule ïa ka Ktien bad ka Thoh ka Tar ha ka Ktien Khasi” in a Seminar on Khasi Language organized by the Khasi Authors’ Society, Shillong 1998.
  6. Chaired the Inaugural Function in the Colloquium on (Late) Professor R.S.Lyngdoh, organised by the Department of Khasi, NEHU, 29th September 1999.
  7. Chaired a session in the one day seminar on Languages May Tell Their History, 31st May 2000 organised by the Department of Khasi, NEHU.
  8. Presented a paper “Growth and Development of Khasi Language: A Linguistic perspective” in the Seminar on the Growth and Development of Khasi and Garo Languages organized by the Department of Art and Culture, Government of Meghalaya, 1st – 15th May 2000. 
  9. Chaired the Inaugural Function in a one day seminar on the theme Teaching Khasi at the Secondary School Level on the 29th September 2001” organised by the Department of Khasi, NEHU.
  10. Delivered four lectures in the UGC-sponsored Refresher Course conducted by the Department of Khasi, NEHU, March 2002.
  11. Chaired the Inaugural Function in a one day Seminar on The Role of Today’s Youths in Politics on 22nd May 2003 organised by the Department of Khasi, NEHU in collaboration with State Resource Centre, NEHU, at Don Bosco Youth Centre, Laitumkhrah, Shillong.
  12. Delivered six lectures on “Khasi Literary Themes” in the UGC-sponsored Refresher Course conducted by the Department of Khasi, NEHU in March 2003.
  13. Chaired a session in a paper reading session on Placements and Job Prospects for Students of Khasi Literature on the 29th September 2003 organised by the Department of Khasi, NEHU.
  14. Presented a paper on “Translation: A Collision of Cultures” in a Seminar on Translation organized by the Khasi Authors’ Society, Shillong September 2003
  15. Delivered a speech as Guest of Honour in the Book-Release Function of Ka Jingiathuh-Khana-Pateng Shaphang Ka Hima Shillong written by I Shortimai Syiem of Hima Khyrim on the 28th February 2004.
  16. Delivered four lectures on “Language and Literature in the Maintenance of Culture” in the UGC-sponsored Refresher Course conducted by the Department of Khasi, NEHU from 26th November to 6th December 2004.
  17. Chaired a session in a paper reading session for PhD Scholars, Department of Khasi, NEHU on Environmental Awareness in Khasi Literature, Land-holding system among Khasis, Women Empowerment in Khasi Society, The Importance of the Right to Information Act organised by the Department of Khasi NEHUon the 29th September 2005.
  18. Chaired a plenary session on Seminar on Women’s Reservation in Durbars and Local Councils organized by Khasi Cultural Society in the KJP Conference Hall, Shillong on the 15th October 2005.
  19. Delivered lectures on “Ka Jingpyrkhat bad ka Nongrim ha ka Thoh Kot Thoh Sla” (Principles of Creative Writing) in the Writer’s Workshop organized by Ka Jingiaseng Kynthei Synod Sepngi, Shillong on the 17th and 18th January 2006.
  20. Chaired the Inaugural Function in the Poster Painting Competition-cum-Exhibition for University and College students on the 16th September 2006 as Chairperson of Women’s Cell, NEHU, Shillong.
  21. Chaired the Inaugural Function of the Silver Jubilee Celebration of the Department of Khasi, NEHU, Shillong on the 24th November 2006.
  22. Delivered speech on Dr. (Sister) P. Kharakor’s book, Ka Kolshor u Khasi kat kum ba ka Paw ha ka Litereshor Khasi on 22nd march 2007. St. Mary’s College, Shillong.
  23. Delivered a Lecture on “The contribution of Jeebon Roy to Khasi Literature” in the Memorial Lecture to Jeebon Roy, organized by the Jeebon Roy Memorial Institute, Shillong, on the 16th May 2007.
  24. Delivered a speech on “The contribution of John Roberts to Khasi Language and Literature” at the Inaugural Function of the Year-long Celebration of the Death Centenary of Rev. Dr. John Roberts, organized by John Roberts Theological Seminary, Mawklot Presbyterian Church, Shillong the 23rd July 2007.
  25. Delivered a speech on “Khasi Culture, Literature, Folklore, Translation and Linguistics” as Guest of Honor in the Inaugural Function of the State Level Workshop on Khasi Studies: In the context of Khasi Culture, Folklore, Literature and Linguistics organized by St. Mary’s College, Shillong on the 23rd and 24th August 2007. Chaired one session of the Workshop on the 23rd August 2007 and as Resource Person delivered a lecture on “Khasi Dialectology” on the 24th August 2007.
  26. Presented a paper on “Traditional Creativity – its overall character – styles, arts, oral precepts, behavioural norms, civics and citizenship” in the Seminar on Traditional Creativity in the Light of Economic Productivity organized by the Khasi Cultural Society, Shillong on the 8th September 2007.
  27. Chaired the Inaugural Function of the UGC-sponsored Workshop on Capacity Building of Women Managers in Higher Education organized jointly by the Department of Anthropology and the Department of Khasi, NEHU, Shillong on the 24th September 2007.
  28. Chaired the Inaugural Function and presented a paper on “The phonological basis for Khasi spelling” in the Regional Seminar on Khasi Orthography organized by the Department of Khasi, NEHU in collaboration with the Khasi Authors’ Society, Shillong on the 26th October 2007.
  29. Resource Person in the Workshop on North East Languages under UPE Project, Department of Linguistics, NEHU on the 17th March 2008.
  30. Delivered one lecture in the UGC-sponsored Refresher Course in the Department of English, NEHU entitled “Orality and Clan Lineage in Khasi” on the 24th March 2008.
  31. Guest of Honour and delivered an address on “H. Lyngdoh: the Great Scholar on Khasi Culture” at the Fiftieth Death Anniversary Commemoration of Dr. Homiwell Lyngdoh in Shillong on the 22nd April 2008.
  32. Presented a speech on “Khasi Poetry” in the Poetry Reading Competition organized by the Department of Khasi, Shillong College, Shillong on the 4th September 2008.
  33. Chaired one session in the seminar on Ka Kolshor Khasi: Ka Iktiar u Shynrang bad ka bhah ka Kynthei Khasi organized by the Department of Khasi, Synod College, Shillong on the 30th July 2010.
  34. Chaired the programme Lectures on the Hill State Movement in Meghalaya organized by the Society for Khasi Studies, Shillong on the 19th October 2011.
  35. Presented a paper “Ka Jingpyndonkam ïa ka ktien Khasi ha ki jaka sor” (The use of Khasi language in towns and cities) in a Seminar on Khasi Language organized by the Khasi Authors’ Society, Shillong at Mawphlang on the 26th October 2011.
  36. Chaired a session in the seminar Ka Jingpeit Thymmai ia ka Bynta u Rangbah Khasi organized by the Department of Khasi, NEHU, Shillong on the 25th November 2011.
  37. Delivered a lecture on “Ka Bhah Jong Ka Translation ha ka Thoh Drama, Poitri bad Novel Khasi” in a literary programme organized by the Department of Khasi, Lady Keane College, Shillong on the 29th August 2012
  38. Chaired a session in the Seminar Ki Lum bad ki Khlaw ha ka Kolshor bad ka Litereshor Khasi (Mountains and Forests as reflected in Khasi Culture and Literature) organized by the Khasi Authors’ Society on the 25th July 2015 at the Don Bosco Youth Centre, Shillong.
  39. Chaired a Session in the Seminar Ka Bynta Ki Seng Niam Ha Kaba Ïada Ïa ka Mariang (The role of religious bodies in protecting the environement) on the 8th August 2015 organized by Ka Seng Biria u Khasi in Mawkhar, Shillong and released the book Aiom Baieid Na Ri Ki Rngai written by Wan Kharkrang.
  40. Chief Guest in the Regional Seminar on Khasi Language, Culture and Literature organized on the 26th August 2015 by the Department of Khasi, NEHU in collaboration with the Society for Khasi Studies, Shillong
  41. Chief Guest in the Book Release of K.W, Nongrum’s Ki Nongthoh Kot Khasi- Bynta – IV Simon Jenkin Duncan Hujon (Ka Jingim bad Jingtrei jong u) in Shillong, December 2015
  42. Presented a speech in the Special Lectures on Impact of the Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Mission on Khasi Language and Literature organized on the 2nd May 2016 by the Department of Khasi, NEHU and the Society for Khasi Studies.
  43. Chaired the Inaugural Function and presented a paper on “The beginning of Khasi Language Study” in the one-day Symposium on The beginning of written Khasi Language and Literature organized on the 28th February 2017 by the Department of Khasi, NEHU in collaboration with the North-Eastern Council, Shillong.
  44. Chaired a session in the Seminar on Ka Jingsynshar Nongwei bad ka jingktah jong ka ïa ki Riti Dustur Khasi kumba ka paw ha ka Litereshor Khasi (Colonial rule and its impact on Khasi customs and traditions as reflected in Khasi Literature) organized on the 24th April 2017 by the Khasi Authors’ Society in collaboration with Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council and the Office of the Deputy Commisioner, East Khasi Hills, Government of Meghalaya Shillong.
  45. Chief Guest and presented a speech on “The importance of the written form in uniting a community” in an inter-college debate on Ki Dak Thoh – Ka jinglong kawei ka Jaitbynriew (Khasi Alphabet – Uniting the Community) organized on the 22nd June 2017 by the Department of Khasi, Shillong College.
  46. Resource person and presented the Special Lecture on Khasi Orthography organized on the 8th September 2017 by the Department of Khasi, St. Anthony’s College, Shillong.
  47. Presented a lecture on “Ka Jaka jong ka Ktien Khasi hapdeng ki Jait Ktien ka Pyrthei” in the Seminar on Haba Im Ka Ktien, Im Ka Jaitbynriew organized by the Department of Khasi, Shillong College in collaboration with the Khasi Authors’ Society, Shillong on the 4th August 2018