Dr Prachee Dewri

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

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

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.

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

Books 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 on 1st and 2nd December 2014 at India International Centre Annexe, by the Universities of Delhi, Melbourne and Toronto. 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 on 13th, 14th and 15th October 2011 at Nehru Memorial Museum and Library by SAHMAT (Safdar Hashmi Memorial Trust), New Delhi. 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 on 26th and 27th November 2010 in English Department, Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi. 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 from 10th to 12th January 2009 in Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, New Delhi. 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 on October 2006 in Daulat Ram College, University of Delhi.

Talks 1. “Music, Gender and Regional Identity” for Northeast Society of Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi, on 20th February 2017. 2. “Cultural Exchanges: Nationalism and Women in Bishnuprasad Rava’s Music” at LitAmantes (Hansraj College), on 2nd February 2016.

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