Dr Prachee Dewri

Assistant Professor | Department of English Contact (Off.): +91-11-27667458 Email Address : swmsri@gmail.com


Performance Studies, Translation Studies, Children's Literature, Oral Literature

Educational Qualifications B.A. (Hons) English , 2000 , Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi
M.A. English , 2002 , University of Delhi
M/Phil. in English , 2005 , University of Delhi
Ph.D. , 2016 , Department of English, University of Delhi

Career Profile

Assistant Professor in Hansraj College from December 2004 to date.

Subjects taught

English literature, English language and communication skills, interdisciplinary courses such as "Individual and Society," "Language, Literature and Culture."

Administrative Assignments

1. Admission Convenor (Arts and Commerce), 2016-17

2. Teacher in charge, Department of English, April 2016-March 2017

3. Convenor, North-East Cell (2016-17)

4. Nodal Officer for North-Eastern students, 2016-17

5. Teacher in charge, Department of English, April 2012-December 2012

6. Member of Organising Committee of three-day National Seminar organised by the Department of English, Hansraj College, Department of English, University of Delhi and Sahitya Akademi on "Constructions of Selfhood: Theories, Practices, Contexts" in February 2010.

7. Member of various committees and societies such as Publications Committee, Fine Arts Society, Music Society.


"Bishnuprasad Rava: A Study in Revolutionary Aesthetics," December 2016 (Awarded)


1. “IPTA and the Music of Assam” in the book The Progressive Cultural Movement: A Critical History, SAHMAT, New Delhi, 2017. ISBN: 978-93-80536-60-6

2. “Acceptance,” a translation of “Grahan,” an Asamiya short story by Bhabendranath Saikia in Splendour in the Grass, ed. Hiren Gohain, Sahitya Akademi, Delhi, 2010. ISBN: 978-81-260-2818-4.

Journals Articles

1. “Exploration of Women’s Subjectivity and Questions of Ethnicity in Bishnuprasad Rava’s Songs” in Aitihya: The Heritage [2016] Vol. VII, Issue-2, pp. 56-64. ISSN: 2229-5399

2. “Language Problems of the Karbis,” a translation of “Karbi Janagoshthir Bhasha Samasya Aru Samadhanar Upay,” an Asamiya essay by Bidorsing Kro in Muse India: The Literary e-journal. [2010] Issue 31. ISSN 0975-1815.

3. “Lords of the Marsh,” a translation of “Pitanir Pita,” an Asamiya short story by Manorama Das Medhi in Indian Literature, Sahitya Akademi, Delhi, July/August 2009. ISSN: 0019-5804.

4. “Saru Dhemali Bar Dhemali,” a translation of an Asamiya short story by Jehirul Hussain of the same name in Indian Literature, Sahitya Akademi, Delhi, July/August 2009. ISSN: 0019-5804.

Conference/ Symposium etc. Paper Presented

1. “Bishnuprasad Rava and the Sattra: Individual and Political Interventions” in the two-day international workshop on “Colonial Northeast India: Local Histories, Regional Cultures, Global Connections” held by the Universities of Delhi, Melbourne and Toronto in India International Centre Annexe, on 1st and 2nd December 2014.

2. “The IPTA and the Music of Assam” in the National Symposium “Awaaz Do: The Legacy and Relevance of the Progressive Cultural Movement in India” held by SAHMAT (Safdar Hashmi Memorial Trust), in Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi, on 13th, 14th and 15th October 2011.

3. “Music of the People: A Study of the Evolution of Bishnu Prasad Rava’s Aesthetics” in the National Seminar on “Toiling Muses: Culture of the Working Class” held in English Department, Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi, on 26th and 27th November 2010.

4. “Social Transition and the Deodhani Tradition among the Deoris in the Twentieth Century” in the National Seminar on “Culture of the North-East: A Historical Perspective” held in Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, New Delhi, from 10th to 12th January 2009.

5. “Translation and Questions of Identity in Assamese Children’s Literature in the Twentieth Century” in the National Conference on “Language, Literature and Culture” held in Daulat Ram College, University of Delhi, from 17th to 19th October 2006.


1. "Transcending Cultural Boundaries: Musical Experiments in Mid-Twentieth Century Assam" as a part of the Monthly Seminar Series held by North East India Studies Programme, School of Social Sciences-1, Jawaharlal Nehru University, on 13th October 2017.

2. “Music, Gender and Regional Identity” for Northeast Society of Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi, on 20th February 2017. 

3. “Cultural Exchanges: Nationalism and Women in Bishnuprasad Rava’s Music” at LitAmantes (Hansraj College), on 2nd February 2016.

Workshop/ Conference/ Symposium ATTENDED

1. Organised and attended Faculty Development Workshop on Research Methodology: An Interdisciplinary Approach organised by Hansraj College on 20th and 21st January 2017.

2. Attended Ph.D. Research and Writing Workshop organised by Department of English, University of Delhi, on 4-5 December 2014.

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