Virtual International Conference

Multiple Dimensions of South Asian Literary Imagination: Classic to Contemporary

September 10 – 12, 2020
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Concept of the conference

South Asia has a history of great literary achievement, known for its material splendor and high intellectual achievement with a sweep from classical to modern writing. South Asian Literature offers a kaleidoscope of perceptions, human experiences and feelings, reflecting myriad realities. The worlds visible through this literary window are widely varied ranging from historical to modern settings with stories set in diverse regions using various literary techniques. South Asian writing at its height in poetry and fiction are steeped in history and myths as well as disintegration of old life-styles and values to expose the urbanized ways such as political upheavals, uprooting, wars, the loss of land, strife, struggle and moral ambiguities. This conference is an effort to provide participants with opportunities to discuss the multifarious dimensions of South Asian Studies.

Selected Articles will be published in an Online International Journal with ISSN

Registration Fees

  • Registration Fees for Participants from Bhutan –Nu. 400/-
  • Participants from SAARC Countries excluding Bhutan (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka): INR 800/- or US $ 11/-

  •  Participants from Non-SAARC Countries –US Dollar 20/-

Themes of the conference

  • Historical and Cultural continuities; sociocultural & religious diversity
  • Travelling South Asian texts: classic to contemporary
  • Roots and Reflections in South Asian Literature
  • Representation of conflicts, identity politics in South Asian Poetry & Fiction
  • Geo-political contestations over construction & deconstruction of expression / notions
  • Legacy of nation-building & rise of nationalism in South Asia
  • Politics of naming & the formation of a region(alism)
  • South Asian writing in English & in Translation from India, Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan & others
  • Great & Little Traditions; Folk, Myth, Bhakti & Allegories
  • Dynamics of change: Home & World

Contact Us

For any clarification with regard to the Conference, kindly feel free to connect with us through the following concerned officials

Dr. S.Chitra

Organizing Secretary
Programme Leader
Yonphula Centenary College


Dr. Jai Singh

Assistant Professor
The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad – 500 007