Int’l Conf on Dalit Literature and Historiography in Delhi


By India Tomorrow News,

New Delhi 18 Dec 2013: An International Conference on “Dalit Literature and Historiography: Resistance and Reconstruction” is going to be held from 19-21 Dec 2013 in New Delhi. The conference is being organized by the Department of English, Jamia Millia Islamia.

The proposed Conference aims at providing an interdisciplinary platform for writers, poets, researchers, academics and non-academics to deliberate upon the trends, issues and methodologies in “Dalit Literature and Dalit Historiography”, in the true spirit of exchanging ideas and mapping new horizons.

The Inaugural Session of the Conference is scheduled to be held on December 19, 2013 at 10 AM in Edward Said Hall, Administrative Block, Jamia Millia Islamia.

Prof. M Asaduddin, Head, Department of English, Jamia Millia Islamia will deliver the Welcome Remarks on this occasion.

Prof. Kancha Ilaiah, Director, Centre for Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy, Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad shall deliver the Key-note Address of the Conference.

Prof. S.M. Sajid, Vice-Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia shall Chair and deliver the Chair’s Remarks in the Inaugural Session of the Conference.

In the three-day International Conference, spread over 14 academic sessions, more than 60 papers are expected to be presented on the themes/sub-themes of the Conference by senior national-international faculty members, research scholars of various colleges/universities.

The Broad Themes-Sub-Themes of the Conference are –

1) Revisiting the Subaltern: Dalit Literature and its Discontents
2) Dalit Literature: Trends and Issues
3) Dalit Literature & Dalit Historiography
4) Dalit Historiography vs Marxist Historiography
5) Dalit Historiography vs Subaltern Historiography
6) Dalit History: Oral vs Written
7) Dalit History: Resistance and Reconstruction
8) Dalit Literature: Politics of Translation
9) Dalit, Afro-American and Aboriginal Identities: Convergence and Comparative Perspectives

The Conference shall be attended by the Invitees from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Indira Gandhi National Open University, Delhi University, University of Hyderabad, Utkal University, EFLU, University of Calcutta, etc. as also other foreign Universities.

The Valedictory Session is scheduled to be held at 4 PM in Tagore Hall on December 21, 2013. Dr. Nandu Ram, formerly Dean and Ambedkar Chair Professor, CSSS, Jawaharlal Nehru University will deliver the Valedictory Speech.


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