27-28 February 2013

Organised by
 Department of English
Government Degree College
(Affiliated to Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa)
Porumamilla – 515 001, Andhra Pradesh

Dear Colleagues,

We are delighted to invite you to the UGC Sponsored Two-day National Seminar on Current Trends in Indian Fiction in English scheduled for February 27 and 28, 2013 at our College Campus.

About the Seminar

Indian English fiction has always been responsive to the changes in material reality and theoretical perspectives that have impacted and governed its study since the time of its inception. Particularly in the recent past, the interplay of a variety of material and philosophical developments marks a discernible shift in the nature and study of Indian English fiction. Consequently, Indian English fictional scene has become variegated, complex and thematically richer. The writers settled abroad and the ones who divide their time between India and abroad have contributed much to this rapidly developing sub-genre of English literature.
Papers are invited on the following authors listed below:

Aravind Adiga, Chetan Bhagat, Upamanya Chatterjee, Amit Chaudhuri, David Davidar, Shoba De, Anita Desai, Kiran Desai, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Amitav Ghosh, Manju Kapur, Tabhish Khair, Jhumpa Lahiri, V.S. Naipaul, Anita Nair, Rohinton Mistry, Arundhati Roy, Salman Rushdie, Vikram Seth,                            Shashi Tharoor, etc

Sub Themes may be:   
Diasporic writing
Subaltern Studies
Social Realism
Exploitation of the Poor / Low caste people
Innovative techniques employed by the authors

Participants who wish to present papers at the seminar are requested to send in their abstracts (max. 200 words) to Selection will be made, purely by the quality of the abstracts, by a peer review team and the participants will have to send in their registration forms and full papers. All participants are requested to adhere to the timeline strictly. No other correspondence in this regard will be entertained.  This seminar is open only for all the English fraternity, M.Phil. and Ph.D. research scholars, and students as well.

The Registration fee is Rs.600/- (Rupees five hundred only) for faculty members and Rs.500/- (Rupees four hundred only) for non-teachers (PhD and MPhil scholars). Please send a DD in favour of the Principal, Government Degree College, payable at Porumamilla from any Nationalized Bank on or before 19 February 2013. In case you need accommodation (on a shared basis at a nominal rate), please inform us in advance, as only limited accommodation is available. Due to paucity of funds, we are unable to provide you TA and DA. All seminar participants/paper presenters will be provided with a Seminar Kit and local hospitality.

Important Dates
Last date for sending in your Abstracts:                                15 February 2013
Confirmation regarding acceptance of Abstracts:                  17 February 2013
Last date for Registering:                                                        19 February 2013
Last date for sending in your full paper:                                20 February 2013

Note: There is no spot registration.
Please send a hard copy (Times New Roman – 12 point – double space) as well as a soft copy (E-mail to: of your Abstract (200 words) and your paper (3000 words with complete references) conforming to the 7th edition of the MLA Handbook.

Dr. T. Mohanbabu, Lecturer in English