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Pratibha Biswas

Assistant Professor, English Literature

pratibha.biswas@sharda.ac.in

About

Ms. Pratibha teaches English Literature at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.  She is also a Ph.D. research scholar at the Dept. of English, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.  She qualified UGC NET in English Literature in the year 2011. Prior to joining Sharda University, she has taught English language and literature, at colleges of Delhi University namely Daulat Ram College, Sri Aurobindo College (Morning) and Shivaji College. Ms. Pratibha has presented her research in several national and international conferences and published several research papers in reputed journals. Her areas of interest include Indian Literature in English, Dalit Literature, Womens Writing and Contemporary Indian Poetry in English. She enjoys reading and writing poetry. Her poems have appeared in Open Road Review, The Brown Critique, Earthen Lamp Journal, Verse of Silence literary magazine and an anthology titled The Road Taken. She is the winner of Rhapsodies Chapter 1 Delhi, a poetry reading and appreciation competition organized by Verse of Silence literary magazine held in July 2018.  She is also the first prize winner of the Annual Half Baked Beans Poetry Competition 2019

Experience
  • 6+ years approx. 
Qualification
  • Pursuing Ph.D (English Literature) from J.M.I, New Delhi  
  • M.Phil. (English Literature) from J.M.I, New Delhi.
  • Qualified UGC NET in November 2011
  • M. A (English Literature) from Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu.
  • B.A from Delhi University
Award & Recognition

  • Winner of Rhapsodies Chapter 1 Delhi, a poetry reading and appreciation competition organized by Verse of Silence literary magazine held in July 2018.
  • First prize winner of the Annual Half Baked Beans Poetry Competition 2019

Research

  • Paper titled  Victims or Agents: Self-perception of Dalit Women in Pan on Fire  published in the Special Issue on Human Rights and Literature in the prestigious Rupkatha Journal (Vol.11, No.1), guest-edited by Prof. Pramod K. Nayar, released in March 2019. The journal with E-ISSN 09752935  is Indexed by Web of Science, Scopus, ERIHPLUS, EBSCO and UGC. The journal has World Rank 66 in Arts and Humanities and Rank 13 in Asiatic Region by Scopus and Scimago. 
  • Research paper titled “Polemics and Poetics of Bhimayana Towards a New Literary Culture” published in the literary journal Muse India Issue 59 Jan- Feb 2015 (ISSN 0975-1815).
  • Research paper titled “Women in/and History Reading the Novel River of Fire” published in the literary journal Muse India Issue 58 Nov-Dec 2014 (ISSN 0975-1815).
  • Paper titled “English in Dalit Context: Reading Poetry by Meena Kandasamy” published in Gnosis: Vol 3, No.4 July 2017 ISSN 2394-0131; pp.86-96
  • Research Paper titled, Re-writing Body: Critical Study of Poetry by Meena Kandasamy published in Daath Voyage: An International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in English, March 2017 Issue, (ISSN 2455-7544).
  • Chapter titled “A Critical Study of Caste and Gender Interface in the Poetry of Meena Kandasamy” published in the book Dalit Voice: Literature and Revolt. The book with ISBN-, published by Authorpress has been jointly edited by renowned poets and literary critics Sharankumar Limbale and Jaydeep Sarangi
  • Paper titled Dalitizing the Nation: Counter-culture in the Poetry of Meena Kandasamy published in Towards Excellence, An Indexed Journal of higher Education by UGC- Academic Staff College, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat. ISSN no. 0974-035X. ( Vol. 10. issue 1, March 2018)
  • Co-authored paper titled “Gendering of Desire Critical Perspectives on Indian English Poetry” presented at National Seminar on “Indian  Literatures in English; New Directions, New Possibilities” held at Pondicherry University, published as a chapter in the book titled   INDIAN LITERATURES IN ENGLISH NEW DIRECTIONS NEWER POSSIBILITIES- by AUTHORSPRESS, New Delhi . (ISBN 978-81-7273-986-7)
  • Research paper titled “Nation-State, Community and Identity Crisis in the Selected Short Stories of Saadat Hasan Manto ” published in The Criterion An International Journal in English Vol. 5 Issue 6 -Dec 2014 (ISSN 0976-8165).
  • Research paper titled “ Narrating National Allegory: Marvellous Realism in Qurratulain  Hyders River of  Fire published in The International Journal of English Language, Literature and Humanities, Vol. III Issue I, March 2015 (ISSN: 2321-7065).
  • Research paper titled “ Sexualizing Spirituality : A Study of Select Poems by Meena Kandasamy”  published in the Journal The Literary Voyage, Vol. I Issue IV, March 2015 (ISSN-2348-5272).

  Participation in Conferences/Seminars

  • Presented paper titled Victims or Agents: Self-perception of Dalit Women in Pan on Fire  in the Third Ireland India Institute Conference on South Asia  held from 24th April 2019 to 26th April 2019, organized by Ireland India Institute, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland.
  • Presented research paper titled, Dalit Community as Subject/Object : Paradoxes and Projections in the UGC-SAP-DSA -I sponsored Two Day National Conference on Dalit Studies in India, organized by Centre for English Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University on the 7th and 8th March 2019.
  • Paper titled  Self and Community in The Prisons We Broke presented in One Day National Conference titled “Limbales The Outcaste and Dalit Resistance”, scheduled on 22nd March, 2018, hosted by the Department of English, Dyal Singh Evening College, University of Delhi. 
  •  Paper titled Historicizing Memory: Reading The Prisons We Broke as Socio-biography presented in National Conference on Re(Visiting) History, Nation and Culture through Autobiography, held on 12th- 13th January 2018at IIS University Jaipur, sponsored by Indian Council of Historical Research. 
  • Presented a paper titled Migration and Modernity in Autobiographical Narratives by Dalit Women  in International Conference on Globalization, Literature & Culture organised by Higher Education and Research Society, held on 7th & 8th September 2018 at Pune.
  • Presented paper titled Digital Media and Dalit Mobilization in the 32nd International Conference on Indo-Canadian Multidisciplinary Research: Trends and Prospects, sponsored by Indian Association of Canadian Studies & Government of Gujarat, held on 28th & 29th December 2018 at IITRAM, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
  • Presented paper titled, Signifying Pain: Reading Caste and Gender Interface in Autobiographical Narratives by Dalit Women at National Conference on Pen, Pain AND Writing: (Re)thinking Links, Connectives AND Negotiations at Salesian College, Siliguri, West Bengal. (January 6TH 7TH 2017)
  • Presented paper titled  Dalitizing the Nation: Counter-culture in the Poetry of Meena Kandasamy at International Conference  themed Imagi/Nation : India/Canada Past, Present and Future ,held from 25th to 27th March 2017 at Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The conference was jointly organized by Indian Association of Canadian Studies, UGC-HRD and Gujarat University. 
  • Presented paper titled “ Self and Community in Autobiographical Narratives by Dalit women in English Translation”  at National Seminar  on Exploring the Self: Autobiography in Indian Context , organized by Centre for Comparative Literature School of Humanities, University of Hyderabad, India. ( 15TH 16TH  September 2016)
  • Presented paper titled Writing the Body Domesticity, Sexuality and Violence in the Poetry of  Meena Kandasamy at Department of  English Seminar on ‘Bodies that Matter The Ideology of Gender, Ram Lal Anand College, University of  Delhi held on 27th -28th  Feb 2015.
  • Presented paper titled Poeticizing Resistance Subversion in the Poetry of Meena Kandasamy at UGC sponsored National Seminar on Contemporary Narratives of Subversion, held in Ramanujan College, University of  Delhi 20-21 March 2015.
  • Presented paper titled Polemics and Poetics of Bhimayana Towards a New Literary Culture at Researchers at Work Conference on “Literature and Culture; Expanding Horizons New Paradigms of Knowledge Production” organized by Centre for Comparative Literature School of Humanities, University of Hyderabad, India. (11-12 September 2014)
  • Presented paper titled  Teaching of Language as an Intercultural Approach in Higher Education  at International Conference organized by ELTAI ( an associate of IATEFL, UK) on 24- 26 February 2014.
  • Presented a co-authored paper titled  Gendering of Desire: Critical Perspectives on Indian English Poetry at National Seminar on “Indian Literatures in English; New Directions, New Possibilities” held at Pondicherry University, in collaboration with Guild of Indian English Writers, Editors and Critics (GIEWEC), on 21st March 2014.

Certifications

Diploma in Elementary Teacher Education form DIET conducted by State Council of Education Research and Training, recognized by National Council of Teacher Education

Area of Interest

  • Indian Literature in English
  • Dalit Literature
  • Womens Writing
  • Contemporary Indian Poetry in English