Faculty Profile

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Prof. Radharani Chakravarty

  • Affiliation Dean,
    Center for Publishing
    School of Letters
  • Email radha@aud.ac.in

Qualification

PhD in English, University of Delhi

Past Experience

Associate Professor, Dept. of English, Gargi College, University of Delhi (1988-2015); Assistant Professor, Miranda House, University of Delhi (1988); Assistant Professor, Jesus and Mary College, University of Delhi (1978-1979); Assistant Professor, Miranda House, University of Delhi (1978). Cooperative MA teaching, University of Delhi (1992-2007). Visiting Faculty, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi (2014-2015). Visiting Faculty, Jadavpur University, Kolkata (2012); Visiting Faculty, BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh (2007-2008).

My Zone / Area of Expertise

  • Specializations: Tagore, Translation, Mahasweta Devi, Women’s Literature, South Asian Literature, Subaltern Writings, Comparative Literature.
  • Member of the Jury, Hindu Literature Prize for Fiction, 2018.
  • Reviewer, Sectional Committee for Liberal Arts and Humanities, GIAN, MHRD, 2015-2015--2017.
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Romanian Journal of Indian Studies, 2016 to date.
  • Member, India International Centre Library Committee, 2013-2015.
  • Member, Advisory Committee, Kumaon Literature Festival, 2015.

Awards

  • The Essential Tagore nominated Book of the Year 2011 by Martha Nussbaum.
  • Nominated for the Crossword Translation Award 2004.
  • Radhakrishnan Memorial Award 2006.
  • B B Gupta Memorial Medal: best candidate in MA English, University. of Delhi, 1978.
  • Sivakamamma Radhakrishnan Award: best woman candidate in Masters programmes in the Humanities, University of Delhi, 1978.
  • N V Thadani Memorial Award: best candidate in BA (Honours) English, University of Delhi, 1976.

Publications

Books:

  • The Essential Tagore. Ed. Radha Chakravarty and Fakrul Alam. Foreword: Amit Chaudhuri. Harvard University Press and Visva-Bharati, 2011. Nominated New Statesman Book of the Year 2011, by Martha Nussbaum. ISBN: 978-0-674-05790-6
  • Feminism and Contemporary Women Writers: Rethinking Subjectivity. New Delhi and UK: Routledge, 2008. ISBN 978-0-415-46731-5
  • Novelist Tagore: Gender and Modernity in Selected Texts. London, New York and New Delhi: Routledge, 2013. ISBN 978-0-415-84043-9.
  • Tagore the Eternal Seeker: Footprints of a World Traveller. Ed. Suryakanthi Tripathi, Radha Chakravarty & Nivedita Roy. New Delhi: Indian Council for World Affairs (ICWA), 2015.
  • Shades of Difference: Selected Writings of Rabindranath Tagore, With Audio Visual Material: Tagore and his World. Ed. Radha Chakravarty. New Delhi: Social Science Press, 2015 (Indian edition). London and New Delhi: Routledge, 2017 (World edition).
  • Our Santiniketan. (English translation of Mahasweta Devis memoirs). Kolkata: Seagull, forthcoming.
  • Boyhood Days. (English translation of Tagore’s Chhelebela). Inroduction by Amartya Sen. Delhi: Puffin Classics, 2007. London: Hesperus, 2011
  • Chokher Bali. English translation of Tagore’s novel. Random House, 2012. Originally published in Delhi: Srishti, 2003.
  • Kapalkundala. (English translation of Bengali novel by Bankim Chandra Chatterji). In The Bankimchandra Omnibus. Delhi: Penguin, 2006. London: Hesperus, 2011
  • Farewell Song: Shesher Kabita. English translation of Tagore’s novel. Delhi: Penguin, 2011; London: Hesperus, 2011.
  • Vermilion Clouds: A Century of Stories by Bengali Women. Translated by Radha Chakravarty. New Delhi: WomenUnlimited, 2010
  • The Land of Cards: Stories, Poems & Plays for Children. Rabindranath Tagore. Translated by Radha Chakravarty. Introduction by Mahasweta Devi. Delhi: Penguin/Puffin Classics, 2010.
  • Gora. (English translation of Tagore novel). Delhi: Penguin Modern Classics, 2009.
  • Bodymaps: Stories by South Asian Women. Compiled and edited by Radha Chakravarty. New Delhi: Zubaan, 2007
  • In the Name of the Mother. English translations of short stories on motherhood by Mahasweta Devi. Kolkata: Seagull, 2004. (Shortlisted for Crossword Translation Award).
  • Crossings: Stories from Bangladesh and India. Translations from Bengali into English. Delhi: Indialog, 2003.
  • Writing Feminism: South Asian Voices. Ed. Radha Chakravarty & Selina Hossain. Dhaka: University Press Limited, 2010.
  • Writing Freedom: South Asian Voices. Ed. Radha Chakravarty & Selina Hossain. Dhaka: University Press Limited, 2010.
  • Essays/Review articles:
  • Review essay on “Translating women: different voices and new horizons”, edited by Luise von Flotow and Farzaneh Farahzad. Translation Studies, 11:3 (2018), 365-367.
  • “The Fallen Woman in Bengali Literature: Binodini Dasi and Tagore’s Chokher Bali”. In Unveiling Desire: Fallen Women in Literature, Culture and Films of the East, ed. Devaleena Das and Colette Morrow. (Rutgers University Press, 2018).
  • “Figuring the Maternal: ‘Freedom’ and ‘Responsibility’ in Anita Desai’s Novels.” ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature, 29: 2 (April 1998) 75-92. ISSN 0004-1327. Reprinted in Post Independence Voices in South Asian Writing. Ed. by Malashri Lal, Alamgir Hashmi and Victor J. Ramraj. Delhi: Doaba, 2001.
  • “A Different Idiom: Translation and Disability”. In Disability in Translation: The Indian Perspective, ed. Someshwar Sati and G.J.V. Prasad. Routledge, forthcoming.
  • “Reading Mahasweta: Shifting Frames.” In Journal of the School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies (Spring 2004), Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. 64-70. ISSN 0972-9682
  • Review of Writing Difference: The Novels of Shashi Deshpande by Chanchala K Naik. Indian Literature 230 (2006).
  • “Translating Tagore: Shifting Paradigms”. Journal of Contemporary Thought (Special Tagore issue, ed. Debashish Banerji), No. 34 (Winter 2011). 27-38. Rept. in Rabindranath Tagore in the Twenty-first Century. Ed. Debashis Banerji. Germany: Springer, 2015 (forthcoming). 978-81-322-2037.
  • “Other Histories: Gender and Modernity in the Fiction of Mahasweta Devi”. In Interrogating Women’s Leadership and Empowerment, Spl. Issue of IIC Quarterly (Winter 2012/Spring 2013), 122-133. ISSN 03769771.
  • “Beyond the Comfort Zone: Translation, Self-Worlding and Postcolonialism”. The JMC Review, Vol. 1 (2016), 54-75.
  • “Linking Cultures: Tagore’s Visits to Sri Lanka”. Tagore and Sri Lanka. Ed. Radha Chakravarty. Colombo: ICCR/Indian Cultural Centre, 2013. 39-45.
  • Desai.” South Asian Writing in English. (DLB 323). Ed. Fakrul Alam. Detroit & New York: Thomson Gale, 2006. 86-98. ISBN 0-7876-8141-5
  • “Bharati Mukherjee.” South Asian Writing in English. (DLB 323). Ed. Fakrul Alam. Detroit & New York: 2006. 242-251. 242-251. ISBN 0-7876-8141-5
  • “Re-writing Tagore: Translation as Performance”. Tagore and the Feminine: A Journey in Translation. Ed. M. Lal. New Delhi, Los Angeles & London: Sage, 2014. ISBN 9789351500674.
  • “Unfinished Accounts: Tagore’s Autobiographical Writings”. Towards Tagore, ed. Sanjukta Dasgupta, Ramkumar Mukhopadhyay & Swati Ganguly. Kolkata: Visva-Bharati, 2014 ISBN 978-81-7522-583-1.
  • “‘The Great Fair of Common Human Life’: Re-reading Gitanjali”. One Hundred Years of Gitanjali: 1913-2013. Ed. Sangadomi Coperahewa. Colombo: Centre for Contemporary Indian Studies (CCIS), 2015. ISBN 978-955-7687-00-1
  • “Visionary Cartography: Imaginary Maps by Mahasweta Devi.” In Signifying the Self: Women and Literature. Ed. by Malashri Lal, Sumanyu Satpathy and Shormishtha Panja. Delhi: Macmillan, 2004. 75-88. ISBN 1403-92405-8
  • “Go, be brave: Changing Subjectivities in the Fiction of Bharati Mukherjee.” Identity, Community, Nation: Essays on Canadian Writing, edited by Danielle Schaub and Christl Verduyn. Halbert Centre for Canadian Studies, Univ. of Jerusalem. Jerusalem: Univ. Press, 2002. 89-102. ISBN 965-493-151-6
  • “Mothers in Flight: The Space of the Maternal in Margaret Atwood’s Cat’s Eye.” Mapping Canadian Cultural Space. Ed. by Danielle Schaub. Jerusalem: Magnes Press, 2000. 104-121. ISBN 965-493-087-0
  • “Radical Self-fashioning: Language in the novels of Anita Desai.” In Desert in Bloom, a collection of essays on Indian women writers. Ed. by Meenakshi Bharat. Delhi: Pencraft, 2003. 23-42. ISBN 81-85753-59-8
  • “The Body.” English translation of Bengali short story by Mahasweta Devi. In At Home in the World. Multilingual volume edited by K. Satchidanandan, Namita Gokhale et al. Delhi: Full Circle, 2002. (Special publication sponsored by the ICCR and coordinated by the Sahitya Akademi, in connection with the Festival of Contemporary Literature, Feb. 2002).
  • “My Unknown Twin: A Feminist Reading of Margaret Atwood’s Poetry.” Critical Theory: Textual Application. Ed. Shormishtha Panja. Delhi: Worldview, 2002. 67-94. ISBN 81-86423-76-1
  • “’The Inside Story’: Gender and Modernity in Chokher Bali”. Remembering Rabindranath Tagore (commemorative volume), ed. Sandagomi Coperahewa (University of Colombo, 2011). 8-15.
  • “Tagore’s Autobiographical Writings”. In Towards Tagore, Kolkata, Visva-Bharati, Date.
  • Review of Durgeshnandini by Bankim Chandra Chatterji, translated by Sunanda Krishnamurty. The Book Review, XLII :2 (February 2018), 21.
  • Review of Towards an Ethics and Aesthetics of the Future by Shirshendu Chakrabarti. The Book Review, XLI:12 (December 2017), 57.
  • Review of Encounters with People and the Angels of Hope by H. K. Kaul. The Book Review, XLI: 4 (April 2017).
  • Review of Selected Stories of Premchand, Vols I & II. IIC Quarterly (Autumn 2014), 178-182.
  • Review of Radical Rabindranath by Sanjukta Dasgupta et al. The Book Review (Aug. 2014).
  • Review of Neither Night Nor Day, ed. Rakshanda Jalil. The Book Review (Oct. 2008) 87.
  • Review of Collected Poems 1966-2006 by Kaiser Haq. The Book Review (August 2008) 29-30.
  • Review of Durgesh Nandini by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee, trans. B. M. Bhalla. The Book Review (July 2008) 22-23.
  • Review of Home by Manju Kapur. Indian Horizons 53 (Summer 2006) 117-120.
  • Review of Relationships: Jogajog by Rabindranath Tagore, trans. Supriya Chaudhuri. The Book Review (August 2006) 11-12.
  • Review of Staging Resistance: Plays by Women in Translation ed. Tutun Mukherjee. The Book Review (Jan-Feb 2006) 69.
  • Review of Tree Without Roots by Syed Waliullah and Didima’s Necklace and Other Stories by Niaz Zaman. The Book Review (Dec. 2005) 80-81.
  • Review of The Diary of Mademoiselle D’Arvres by Toru Dutt, translated by N.Kamala. The Book Review (April 2005) 34.
  • “Homaging a Language.” Review of Under the Krishnachura: Fifty Years of Bangladeshi Writing, ed. Niaz Zaman. The Book Review, May-June 2004. 79.
  • “Those Days.” English translation of reminiscences by Selina Hossain. In anthology of writings on peace by South Asian women writers. Published by the Women’s Initiative for Peace in South Asia (WIPSA). Delhi: Kali/Zubaan, forthcoming.
  • “Lethal Love and Haunted Houses: The Maternal Problematic in Toni Morrison.” In BRAC University Journal I:4 (Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2004) 13-20.
  • Review of Talking of Power: Early Writings of Bengali Women from the Mid-19thCentury to the Beginning of the 20th Century, ed. Malini Bhattacharya and Abhijit Sen . The Book Review (Sep. 2004) 26.
  • Review of Without Margins by Sukrita Paul Kumar (Journal of the Poetry Society of India 2005)
  • Review of Orienting India by Vasudha Dalmia. In The Book Review (Oct. 2003) 8
  • Review of Journey to Ithaca by Anita Desai, in The Book Review, Vol. XXI: No.2 (March 1997). 15-16.
  • Review of The Making of Womanhood : Gender Relations in the ‘Mahabharata’ in The Book Review (July 1995) 7-8.
  • Review of The Girl Child in Twentieth Century Literature in The Book Review (Nov. 1994) 6-7.
  • “Like a Child with a Box of Bricks: Katherine Mansfield’s New Zealand Stories.” Commonwealth Review III:1 (1991-2) 45-53.
  • “Time and Change in Judith Wright.” Commonwealth Review II:1-2 (1990-1991) 96-112.
  • Opinion pieces and feature articles in several international newspapers and magazines.

Poetry:

  • Poems published in Journal of the Poetry Society of India, The Fib Review, Indian Poetry through the Passage of Time (ed. Mandira Ghosh. Authorspress, 2017), etc.

Seminar / Conferences

 

  • May 2019: “Tagore in Translation”. Paper presented at Literary Forum seminar on Rabindranath Tagore: Readings and Translations, organized by Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi.
  • April 2019: “The Unmistakable Humanism of Ghalib and Tagore”. Panel discussion at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, organized by the Indo-American Friendship Association.
  • April 2019: “Quests for Transformation: Rabindranath Tagore and Turkey”. Paper presented at International Conference on India and Turkey held at Ambedkar University Delhi.
  • March 2019: “Trauma, Literature and Translation”. Inaugural Lecture as Guest of Honour at International Conference on Literature and Trauma, organized by University of Kashmir, Srinagar.
  • March 2019: “Women, Literature and Representations of the Body”. Plenary lecture at International Conference on “The 21st Century Woman: Representations and Expressions”, organized by PGDAV College, Delhi.
  • March 2019: “The Changing Values of Women of Asia”. Panel discussion at an International Colloquium on Speaking for Myself: An Anthology of Asian Women’s Writing, organized by IIC-Asia Project and Penguin India, at India International Centre, Delhi.
  • March 2019: Keynote Address at Conference on “The Confessional and Autobiographical Modes in Women’s Writing”, organized by the Women’s Development Centre, Daulat Ram College, Delhi.
  • January 2019: “Translating Classics”. Panel discussion at the Hindu Literary Festival,
  • August 2018: “Towards Cultural Exchange”. Panel discussion at International Conference on 'Rethinking Cultural Heritage: Indo-Japanese Dialogue in a Globalising World Order' organized by IIC and the Institute of Chinese Studies, at India International Centre, Delhi.
  • April 2018: Plenary lecture as Guest Speaker at seminar titled “Poetic Kaleidoscope: Folklore and Culture of India: Bengal”, organized by the Poetry Society of India at DELNET, Delhi.
  • March 2018. “Violent Worlds: Translation, Literature and Politics”. Paper presented at seminar on “Literature and Politics” organized by Department of English, University of Delhi.
  • March 2018: Shlomith Flaum and Santiniketan. Panelist at book discussion organized by Embassy of Lithuania, India International Centre, New Delhi.
  • March 2018. “Tagore and World Literature: Translation in a Contemporary Frame”. Paper presented at International Conference on “World Literature; Postcolonial Perspectives”, organized by the Department of English, University of Delhi.
  • February 2018: “Transformative Practices: Tagore and Translation Today”. Plenary lecture at conference on “Tagore and Translation” at Visva Bharati, Santiniketan.
  • February 2018: Conducted a workshop on “Tagore and Translation” at Visva Bharati, Santiniketan.
  • February 2018: “Translation and South Asian Literature Today”. Paper presented at International Conference organized by Bangla Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • February 2018: “Translation in Today’s World”. Lecture at Satyawati College, University of Delhi.
  • January 2018: “Readings from Six Continents”. Moderated an international panel at Jaipur Literature Festival.
  • January 2018: “Translating the Untranslatable”. Panel Discussion at Jaipur Bookmark, Jaipur Literature Festival.
  • August 2017: “Humanities Matter”. Panelist at round table conference organized by India International Centre, Delhi.
  • May 2017: “A Hundred Different Lamps: Rabindranath Tagore the Polymath”. Tagore Anniversary Lecture at Sahitya Akademi, Delhi.
  • March 2017: Plenary lecture on “Translating South Asia: Women and Radical Textuality” at SMVD University, Katra, Jammu .
  • January 2017: Panelist at Jaipur Literature Festival 2017
  • October 2016: Panelist on Translation in India at Kumaon Literature Festival, Corbett.
  • November 2016: Panelist at Odisha Literature Festival, Bhubaneswar.
  • September 2016: Presented a paper on “A Different Idiom: Translation and Disability” at national conference on Translating Disability, JNU, Delhi.
  • August 2016: “In Memory of Mahasweta”: Commemorative lecture at Department of English, University of Delhi.
  • July 2016: Presented a paper on "Migrant Words: Multilinguality, Translatedness and Comparative Literature in India" at the 21st World Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association, to be held at the University of Vienna.
  • April 2016: Lecture on “A Many Coloured World Tagore’s Idea of Difference” at University of Colombo.
  • November 2015: Presented a paper on “Real and Imagined Journeys: Reading Amitav Ghosh” at National Conference on “Travel Writing and the Intangible Heritage of India” organized by Sahitya Akademi in Bhopal.
  • March 2015: Chaired a dialogue with poet Sudeep Sen and participated in a panel discussion on “Translation Today” at Literary Festival organized by Aligarh Muslim University
  • February 2014: Lecture on “Tagore’s Writings in English: Short Fiction”. Dept. of English, Pondicherry University.
  • September 2014: Lecture on Tagore at seminar on Tagore and Mysticism organized by Legends of India at India Habitat Centre.
  • August 2014: Lecture on “Rabindranath Tagore: The Early Years”. UKIERI Study India Tour, Gargi College, University of Delhi
  • August 2013: Lecture on “Young Tagore: Thoughts for the 21st Century”. UKIERI Study India Tour, Gargi College, University of Delhi
  • October 2013: Chaired a panel discussion on “Tagore, Now”, at Tagore Nobel Centenary seminar organized by Embassy of Sweden and ICCR Kolkata.
  • June 2013: Presented a paper on “Tagore’s vision of a resurgent Asia” at international conference titled “From Tagore to Mo Yuan”, organized by Tongji University, Shanghai.
  • May 2013: Coordinator for an international conference on “Tagore as Envoy”, organized by the Indian Council for World Affairs (ICWA). Presented a paper on Tagore and Cultural Diplomacy.
  • March 2013: Presented a paper on Tagore and Shakespeare at International Conference organized by the Shakespeare Society of India, at Indraprastha College, University of Delhi.
  • January 2013: Panelist at Jaipur Literary Festival in session on “Epar Bangla Opar Bangla”.
  • November 2012: Distinguished Lecture on “Multilingual Contexts and the Indian Novel in English” at an International conference on Indian Writing in English, at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok (Thailand).
  • June 2012: Coordinated an international conference on “Tagore and Sri Lanka” at Laxman Kadirgamar Institute, in collaboration with the University of Colombo. Presented a paper titled “Linking Cultures: Tagore and Sri Lanka”.
  • March 2012: Presented a paper on “Modernity and Gender in Selected Novels of Tagore”, at international conference on Tagore at JNU, Delhi
  • February 2012: “Tagore and Education”: Keynote address at seminar in Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi.
  • January 2012: “In Search of the Essential Tagore”. Lecture at Rabindranath Studies Centre, Jadavpur University, Kolkata.
  • January 2012: “Amar Bangla”. Panel discussion at Jaipur Literary Festival, 2012.
  • November 2011: “Asia in Tagore’s Imagination”. Paper presented at international conference on Tagore in Hanoi, Vietnam.
  • June 2011: Coordinated an international conference on Tagore at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Feb. 2011: “Tagore’s Short Stories in English”. Paper presented at international conference on “The English Writings of Rabindranath Tagore”, at Cochin.
  • Feb. 2010: 'The Rainbow Bridge: Translating Across Cultures'. Paper presented at international conference titled 'Connecting Cultures', Kolkata University.
  • Jan. 2010: 'Translation, Gender and the Bengal Partition'. Paper presented at international conference on Translation and Postcolonialism, jointly organized by JNU and the University of Newcastle. Delhi.
  • March 2008: “The Inside Story: Gender and Modernity in Selected Novels of Tagore.” Paper presented at seminar on “Tagore in the 21st Century” at the Tagore Festival, India International Centre, New Delhi.
  • July 2007: “Other Histories: Gender and Politics in the Fiction of Mahasweta Devi.” Sufia Kamal Memorial Lecture at Asiatic Society of Bangladesh (Dhaka), organized by the International Federation for Research in Women’s History.
  • Feb. 2007: Presented a lecture on “The Vocabulary of Violence: Translation Across Borders” at the Independent University of Bangladesh.
  • November 2006: Presented a paper on “Textual Violence and the Wounds of History: Narrative as Healing in Toni Morrison’s Fiction.” At an international conference in honour of Toni Morrison, Penne (Italy).
  • Dec. 2005: Presented a paper on “The Politics of Intertextuality in Achebe and Emecheta” at a conference titled “Past the Post? Reading Postcolonial Literature” organized by the Dept. of English, University of Delhi.
  • June 2005: Lecture on “Translating Mahasweta,” organized by Indian Society of Authors, at The Bookmark, New Delhi.
  • Coordinator for a National Conference on “Integrating Knowledge: The Challenge of Interdisciplinary Studies,” organized by Gargi College, scheduled for Jan. 2006.
  • Dec. 2004: Presented a paper on “Caste, Class and Gender in Mahasweta Devi,” at a Conference on Women’s Studies, organized by the Women’s Studies and Development Centre, University of Delhi, at the South Campus.
  • Feb. 2004: Presented a paper on Emile Zola at a Seminar on European Realism at Jesus and Mary College, University of Delhi.
  • Sep. 2003: participated in an International Conference on Women and American Society sponsored by the USEFI, organized by the Dept. of English, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan.
  • August 2003 – presented a paper on “Translating Violence”, at Katha Seminar on Translation and Storytelling, at Indraprastha College, University of Delhi.
  • Jan. 2003 – presented a paper on Mahasweta Devi at the Annual International Conference of the Indian Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies, at Jawarharlal Nehru University, Delhi.
  • Dec. 2001 – organized an interdisciplinary national seminar on “Contending Ideologies” at Gargi College.
  • Dec.2000 – presented a paper on Toni Morrison at national conference on “Women and Literature”, at the Dept. of English, University of Delhi
  • June 2000 -- presented a paper on Bharati Mukherjee at International Canadian Studies Conference, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
  • March 2000 – Presented a paper on Mahasweta Devi at Centre for Research in the Humanities, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • June 1998 – presented a paper on Margaret Atwood at International Canadian Studies Conference, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.
  • April 1998 – presented paper on Mahasweta Devi at International Women’s Studies Conference, Tel Aviv University, Israel
  • Dec. 1997 – presented a paper on Mahasweta Devi at International Conference entitled “Cramp’d Into a Planisphere: Mapping Cultural Spaces”, Haifa University, Israel
  • April 1995 - presented paper on John Donne at the Oxford Conference on the Teaching of Poetry, held at Corpus Christi College, Oxford
  • April 1995 - presented paper on Margaret Atwood and Beatrice Culleton at an International Conference on Canadian Studies, held at the Centre for Canadian Studies, South Campus, University of Delhi
  • 1993 - organized an international conference in Gargi College on Literature after World War II : Theoretical and Methodological Issues
  • February 1993 - presented paper on James Joyce, Virginia Woolf and Dorothy Richardson at the Hindu College, University of Delhi, Seminar on The Twentieth Century: Literary Perspectives.
  • November 1992 - presented paper on T.S Eliot at the Jesus and Mary College, University of Delhi, Silver Jubilee Seminar on the The City in Literature.