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Dr. Mukuta Borah

Assistant Professor, English Literature

mukuta.borah@sharda.ac.in

About

Dr Mukuta Borah has done her Masters in English from University of Pune, a first class M.Phil Degree from Hyderabad Central University and has done her PhD in English from University of Delhi. Before joining Sharda University, she taught in several colleges of Delhi University like Keshav Mahavidyalaya, Acharya Narayan Dev College, Ramanujan College and Shyamlal college. She was also a counsellor of English of IGNOU for almost 10 years. Her area of research was Women in Conflict. She has presented papers in more than 20 National and International seminars and published many chapters in National and international Publishing Houses like Lexington Books, Niyogi Books , Rawat Books and Harpar Colins.  She has one edited book to her credit too. An ardent follower and practitioner of Creative writing, Dr. Borah has translated many short stories from Assamese to English and vice- versa.  She is a former associate of All India Radio and she has anchored many cultural shows and has done several interviews of imminent personalities for CATA (Centre For Academic Translation and Archiving) Department of English, Delhi university. An avid Nature lover Dr.Borah has hobbies like gardening and  interior designing. Her areas of interest include Women Writings, Gender studies, Conflict and Trauma, Translation, Assamese Literature, British Literature, Comparative literature, EL.L. T, New Literatures, Visual documentations/ Representations of the Diaspora and American Literature.

 

 

 

Experience
  • 5 +years
Qualification
  • Doctorate in English
Award & Recognition

  • Received UGC fellowship for research (Non-NET) for my research work in both M-Phil and Ph.D.
  • National Scholarship from the Government of India for excellence in academics.
  • Was awarded the Kunjalata Mahanta Foundation Award in 1995.
  • Was declared the Best Literary Competitor, Kaliabor College, 1995

Research

  • Presented a paper “Narrating Conflict: Representations of Women Caught in Conflict Zones in Contemporary Assamese Literature” in The Third Ireland India Institute Conference on South Asia held in the All Hallows Dublin City University Campus from 24 th to 26 th of April, 2019 and organized by the Ireland India institute, Dublin City University, Ireland.

  • Presented a paper “Dislocated Women: Narrations of Forced Migration in Assamese Literature” in the 2nd Two Day International Conference on Migration, Diaspora and Development: An Indian Perspective held on 7-8 March 2019 organized by the Centre for Diaspora Studies at Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India.

  • Presented a paper on  “Narrating Conflict Representation of Marginal Women Caught in the Conflict Zones in Contemporary Assamese Literature" on 27th of December, 2018 on  44th All India Sociological Conference held in Mysuru, Karnataka.
  • Presented the paper “Displaced Citizens Marginality of Forced Migration in Ratna Bharali Talukdars Jerei Hagrama Gawo (How Does the Forest Weep)” in an International Conference organized by School of Humanities and Languages, Department of English, Rajasthan Central University on “Moving Beyond The Margin The Politics of Exclusion and Assimilation” on 15 and 16th November, 2018.
  • Presented the paper “Travels in Disguise Exploring the Journeys Traversed by an Insurgent Woman” in the National Conference organized by the Department of English, Shyam Lal College (M), University of Delhi titled "A Cultural Perspective Narrative and Narrativization of Journey", a collaborative seminar with the Centre for Academic Translation and Archiving (CATA), Department of English, University of Delhi on 20th April, 2018.
  • Presented the paper “Displaced Citizens Representations of Forced Migration in Literature from Assam” in the national conference Reading Migrations Fractured Histories, Forged Narratives organized by Maharaja Agrasen College, University of Delhi on March 20-21, 2017.
  • The paper “Re-imagining Gender in Insurgency A Reading of Kaberi Kocharis Memoir” was presented in the national conference Many Patriarchies, Many Positionalities Re-interrogating Gender in Narratives from North-East India organized by Shivaji College, University of Delhi on 15-16 February, 2017.
  • Presented a paper “The Masculine Insurgent and the Woman Insurgent A Comparative Analysis of Two Memoirs through the Prism of Gender” in the ICSSR, UGC and Ministry of Women and Child Development sponsored/supported two-day National Conference on Gender and Popular Culture Representations and Embodiment organized by Women Development Cell, Shyamlal College, University of Delhi on 14-15 Dec, 2016.
  • Participated as a delegate and presented the paper “Fictionalising Trauma Narrating Experiences of Women Caught in the Webs of Conflict” in the two-day UGC sponsored National Seminar on Trauma Memory and History in Literature (8-9 April, 2016) organised by the Department of English, Ramanujan College, University of Delhi.
  • Participated in a two-day DSA UGC (SAP III) seminar on The Future of Northeast Studies in the English Department organized by the Centre for Studies in Violence, Memory, and Trauma (CSVMT) in association with the Centre for Academic Translation and Archiving (CATA), Department of English, University of Delhi, on 24-25 February, 2016.
  • Presented a paper "Heroic yet Domestic A Gendered Comparison of Two Insurgent`s Memoirs" in a National Seminar on Social Epistemology and Comparative Indian Literary Culture held by Delhi Comparatists and Dept. Of MIL&LS in collaboration with ICSSR on 12-13 November, 2014.
  • Presented a paper “The Insurgents Wife Reading Kaberi Kocharis Account of her Life in a Rebels Outfit" in the Womens World Congress on Gender in a Changing World organised by Women`s World Congress (WWC) in University of Hyderabad on August 17-22, 2014.
  • Presented a paper "Fictionalizing Conflict (Anti) Insurgency and its Burden on Woman in Literary Fiction from Assam" in the XIV National Conference on Womens Studies Equality, Pluralism and the State Perspectives from the Womens Movement held by Indian Association for Womens Studies, Centre for Womens Development Studies, New Delhi in Guwahati on 4th to 7th February, 2014.
  • Presented a paper "Domestic Woman and the Male Insurgent Interrogating the Impacts of Insurgency on Women in Assam" in a National Seminar Womens Text and Historiography held by Dept of MIL&LS, University of Delhi on 19-20 February, 2013.
  • Presented a paper "A Sweet Dish An Analysis" in a National Workshop Texts and Textualities Comparative Perspectives held by Centre for Comparative Literature, Hyderabad Central University in 8-10 January, 2008.

Publications And Research

  • The Insurgent(s) Wife Reading Kaberi Kocharis Account of Her Life in a Rebels Outfit” in the book Gender and History, which comprises twenty-eight selected papers from the session on history organized at the 12th Womens World Congress held in Hyderabad in 2014. Its published by Rawat Books with ISBN 9788131609415 in July, 2018.
  • The critical article “Rita Choudhurys Ai Samay, Sai Samay (These Times, Those Times) A Study.” has been published in the UGC approved journal Literary Discourses, published by Department of English, Indira Kala Sangeet Vishwavidyalaya in March, 2018
  • Translations of two Assamese short story into English have been published in 2017 in an anthology of translated short stories by Assamese writer Arupa Patangia Kalita, The Musk and Other Stories, published by Niyogi Books.
  • Translation of an Assamese short story into English is in the process of publication in an anthology by Harper Collins.
  • Interviewed two prominent literary personalities from Assam, Padmashree Mahim Borah and Dr. Prafulla Kotoky under a project of interviewing and archiving eminent regional literary personalities at the Centre for Academic Translation and Archiving (CATA) at the Department of English, University of Delhi for its UGC SAP (DSA Phase-II) project in December 2015. The DVDs of both the interviews, with subtitles, are now part of the Centre.
  • Invited to contribute an essay to a Festschrift in honour of Prof. T. S. Satyanath of Dept. of Modern Indian Languages and Literary Studies titled New Directions in Indian Literary and Cultural Studies, to be published later in 2019.
  • Published a paper “Displaced Denizens A Socio-historical Reading of the Literature of Displacement from Assam” in the book Muliticultural and Marginalized Voices of Postcolonial Literature. Published by Lexington books, Maryland, U.S.A in 2017. ISBN 978-1-4985-4744-4
  • Published a paper "Scar(r)ed Women Reading Fictional Representations of Women Afflicted by Insurgent Conflict" in the book Contemporary Womens Writing in India. ed. Varun Gulati and Mythili Anoop. Lanham, Maryland, U.S.A Lexington Books, 2014. ISBN 978-1-4985-0210-8
  • Prepared and submitted a study module “Women and Religion” for the MHRD-UGC, NME-ICT Project e-PG Pathshala (Module number 23 for the paper title Gender Studies under the subject name of Comparative Literature).
  • Editor of Kusum Borar Exo Eta Galpa (101 Selected Stories by Kusum Borah). Nagaon Barnamala Publishers, 2015.
  • Wrote a memoir on Padmashree late Mahim Bora, an eminent writer from Assam, in Xahitya.org, an online journal in Assamese (ISSN 2321-5097). Published August 20, 2016. http//www.xahitya.org/2016/08/page/4/.
  • Translated Kusum Bora's Story "Mure Notun Koina" into English (The Perfect Bride) and published by NEZINE. Issue 5th August, 2017 (http//www.nezine.com/info/The%20Perfect%20Bride)
  • Translated Arupa Patangia Kalitas novella “Arunimas Swadesh” into English and published by NEZINE. Published Date 18th July, 2015. (http//www.nezine.com/info/Arunima%60s%20Swadesh)
  • Translated Mahim Borah's Story "Kathonibaari Ghaat" into English and published by North East Review. Issue 7, November, 2013. (https//northeastreview.wordpress.com/tag/mukuta-borah/)
  • Translated Kaberi Kochari's poems into English and published by North East Review. Issue 11, October 2014. (https//northeastreview.wordpress.com/2014/10/01/kkr/)
  • Translated Mahim Borah's story "Smritigondha" as "Fragrance of the Past," published in the section Galpa in the literary website http//www.bipuljyoti.in/story/mahim.html. 2008. Wrote snippets on a freelance basis in English and Assamese dailies from Assam

Certifications

  • Advance Diploma in Personal Computer Operating, N.I.C.M.
  • B.Ed degree from Gauhati University with first class marks.

Area of Interest

  • Women Writing
  • Conflict and Trauma Studies
  • Gender studies
  • British Poetry
  • Comparative literature
  • New Literatures
  • Translation Studies
  • EL.L. T
  • Literature and Visual documentations/ Representations of the Diaspora and American Literature.