9th 10th August 2013

Organised by

D.D. Thakar Arts and K. J. Patel Commerce College
in association with
English Teachers Association (North Gujarat)

Dear Colleagues,

We are delighted to invite you to the UGC Sponsored (under CPE scheme) two-day National Seminar at D.D. Thakar Arts and K. J. Patel Commerce College, Khedbrahma, Gujarat. 


Indian history has been written and rewritten numerously through wide-ranging portrayals in fiction. Indian life can hardly be imagined without the complex interweaving of History, Myth, Legend and Culture along with the geography of the locale. The present seminar endeavours to bring together, for analysis, the various strands of Indian life that combine in the portrayals of Indian English Fiction. It will also focus on the issues and directions of the established and emerging forms of fiction in the new millennium. 
Mr Kiran Nagarkar : distinguished novelist, playwright, screenwriter, film and drama critic and also the recipient of Sahitya Akademi Award, has kindly consented to deliver the key-note address. Incidentally his Sahitya Akademi award winning novel, Cuckold, portrays scenes from the vicinity adjoining the venue for the seminar; Khedbrahma. 

Registration & Accommodation:
A very nominal token registration fee of Rs.300/- (Rupees Three hundred only) has been decided to encourage serious and meaningful academic participation. Registration can be submitted through Demand Draft favouring The Principal, D.D. Thakar Arts and K. J. Patel Commerce College, payable at Khedbrahma, Gujarat. In case you need accommodation (on a shared basis) please inform us in advance. All seminar participants/paper presenters will be provided local hospitality.

Paper Presentation:
Participants who wish to present papers at the seminar are requested to send in their abstracts (max. 300 words) to / till 30th July 2013. Complete paper (typed in Times New Roman – 12 point – double space, conforming to the 7th edition of the MLA Handbook) should also be mailed to the above email address on or before 5th August 2013. 

Selected papers may be published with ISBN.

Indicative but not exhaustive sub-themes for presentation in the seminar may include
 The Fictional Works of Kiran Nagarkar

 History/Legend/Myth/Folklore in Indian English Fiction

 Nationalistic spirit as reflected in Indian fiction 

 The Novel and the Nation

 Autobiographical Fiction (Biofic)

 Reader response to issues in Indian English Fiction

 Diasporic locations and the homeland

 Indian English novels in Translation

 Postcolonial Indian English Fiction

 Feminist perspective in fiction

 Role of Indian Diaspora

 Socio/Political aspects as reflected Indian English Fiction

 Class consciousness and ethnicity as reflected

 Economic/ Regional/ Psychological aspects as reflected in Indian English Fiction

 Social realism as reflected

 East-West encounter

 Partition Novels

 Any other topic related to the main theme

For any query please feel free to contact

Dr N D Patel Dr Shruti Kikani
Principal Organizing Secretary
94 27 69 55 00 97 14 44 29 39

Dr Santosh Chauhan Dr Anil S Kapoor
President ETA Secretary ETA
94 26 41 15 00 98 25 88 27 47


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