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Dr. Awanish Rai

Professor, Department of English
S.NO.ExamSpecialityInstitute/UniversityYear
1 B.A. Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi1997
2 M.A. Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi1999
3 PhD University of Allahabad, Allahabad2004
4 P G Diploma in Translation (PGDT) Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi2006
  • Indian English Literature
  • Postcolonial Literature & Theory
  • Modern Indian Literature In Translation
S.NO.DesignationCollege/InstituteFromToTotal Exp.
1 LecturerD.D.U. Gorakhpur University13/12/2001 12/12/2013 12 Years 0 Months
2 Associate ProfessorD.D.U. Gorakhpur University13/12/2013 12/12/2016 3 Years 0 Months
3 ProfessorD.D.U. Gorakhpur University13/12/2016 27/06/2022 (Till) 5 Years 6 Months
S.NO.YearTitle of the professional development ProgrammeDate and Duration (from – to)
1 2004Orientation CourseJuly 22 -19, 2004
2 2005Refresher CourseSept. 01- 21, 2005
3 2005Workshop on “Research Proposals and Resources” Oct. 24-25, 2005
4 2007Refresher CourseMarch 08- 28, 2007
5 2009Refresher CourseJan.29- Feb.18, 2009
6 2012Workshop on “Shakespeare Across Cultures” Dec. 3-5, 2012
7 2012Workshop on “Essentials for Research Guides” March 22-28, 2012
8 2012Workshop on “Research Proposals for University Teachers” Nov.8-10, 2012
9 2013Workshop on “Ethics, Spirituality and Moral Values” Oct.25-31, 2013
10 2013Workshop on “Business Ethics and Shakespeare” Dec. 9-10, 2013
11 2014Workshop on “Assessing Modernization in India” June 26-July02, 2014

Teaching

UG Experience: 20 Year(s)
Courses
  • Prose
  • Poetry
  • Fiction

PG Experience: 20 Year(s)
Courses
  • Drama
  • Non-Fictional Prose
  • Indian English Literature

Research

Total Research Experience:
  • Indian English Literature
  • Postcolonial Literature & Theory
  • Modern Indian Literature In Translation
  
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1.       “TheAristotelian Hero and Marlowe’s Dr Faustus”, The Commemorative Number (Vol. LIVNo.2) of the Bulletin of the RamakrishnaMission Institute of Culture ( ISSN 09712755), Kolkata, 2003.


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2.       “Indigenizingthe Brechtian Theory of Epic Theatre: A Case Study of Naga-Mandala”, Journal ofAlternative Perspectives in the Social Sciences Vol.1 No.3 (ISSN 1944-1096)( an online Indexed Peer Reviewed Refereed International Journal), 2009.


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3.       “History,Criticism and the Fictional World of RaagDarbari”,History: Past and Present (Vol.4) (ISSN 2231-3893) (Prof. Chittaranjan Sinha Commemorative Volume), UniversityDepartment of History, Magadh University, Bodh- Gaya, 2011.


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4.       “Nationin Raag Darbari”, The Journal of Contemporary Literature(Vol. 4 No.1) (ISSN 0975-1637), Kitab Mahal, Allahabad, 2012.


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5.       “Dreams,Drama and Doctrines: Staging the Empire in TheDreams of Tipu Sultan”, Oasis (Vol.5 No.1) (ISSN 0975-4334), Radha Publications, New Delhi, 2013.


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6.       “Locatingthe Displaced: Indian English Short Story and Partition”, Dialogue (Vol. IX, No.1) (ISSN 0974-5556) ( Special Issue on IndianShort Story in English), Lucknow, 2013.


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7.       “DeliberatingCaste, Patriarchy and Disability in Mahesh Dattani’s Tara”, Oasis (Vol. 7,June 2015) (ISSN 0975-4334), Radha Publications, New Delhi, 2015.


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8.       “Negotiating Nation: A Reading of ‘Toba Tek Singh’”, ResearchJournal of English Language and Literature (Vol. 4, issue 2) (ISSN2321-3108), K Y Pub., 2016.


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9.       “The Language-PowerEquation: English on the Subcontinent”, GoldenVibes (Vol.1, no.2) (ISSN 2455-2887), 2016.


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10.       “ContemporaryLiterary Discourses and Translation Studies”, International Journal of English Language, Literature and TranslationStudies (Vol.3, Issue 2) (ISSN 2349-9451), K Y Pub., 2016.


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11.       “ContemporarySocio-Political Concerns and Tagore-Gandhi Debate”, New Academia: An International Journal of English Language,Literature and Literary Theory (Vol. V, IssueIV) (E-ISSN 2347-2073; ISSN 22773967),Barloni Books, 2016.


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12.       “Qasbeka Sant Kaavya: Malukdas ka Vimarsh evam Kaavyashastra” (translation of thearticle by Fransesca Orsini), Aalochana (Sahastrabdi Ank 58, April-June,2016 issue) (ISSN 2231-6329), Rajkamal Prakashan (P) Ltd., New Delhi.


S.NO.Title of the bookTitle of the chapterNational / internationalYear of PublicationISBN NumberAffiliating InstituteAffiliating InstituteName of the publisher
1 Indian English Literature Since 1950 (Vol. 2) “Peering Through History: A Study of Tughlaq”National2002ISBN 81-261-1295-6D.D.U. Gorakhpur University, GorakhpurD.D.U. Gorakhpur University, GorakhpurAnmol Publications Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi
2 Apurva“Nalini:A Saga of the Existential Crisis of the Self”National2009ISBN 81-85305-29-3D.D.U. Gorakhpur University, GorakhpurD.D.U. Gorakhpur University, GorakhpurFaculty of Arts, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
3 Theatre International“Yajna,a Performance and Performance, a Yajna: Defining and Redefining the Concepts in The Fire and The Rain”National2010ISBN 8187538-16-3D.D.U. Gorakhpur University, GorakhpurD.D.U. Gorakhpur University, GorakhpurAvant Garde Press, Kolkata
4 The Fiction of Amitava Ghosh An Assessment“Contextualizing the South Asian Realities in The Shadow Lines”National2010ISBN 978-81-8152-284-9D.D.U. Gorakhpur University, GorakhpurD.D.U. Gorakhpur University, GorakhpurBook Enclave, Jaipur
5 Transdisciplinary Environmental Issues“Contemporary Literary Criticism and Environment”International2013ISBN: 978-3-659-35410-6D.D.U. Gorakhpur University, GorakhpurD.D.U. Gorakhpur University, GorakhpurLambert Academic Publishing, Deutschland: Germany
6 Theory and Praxis Indian and Western“Postcolonialism and Strategies of Narration in India”International2015ISBN (10):1-4438-7123-0D.D.U. Gorakhpur University, GorakhpurD.D.U. Gorakhpur University, GorakhpurCambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne: U.K.
7 Representation and Resistance“Postcolonial Strategies of Adaptation and Shakespeare’s Othello”National2015ISBN 978-81-930148-9-9D.D.U. Gorakhpur University, GorakhpurD.D.U. Gorakhpur University, GorakhpurAdhyayan Books, New Delhi
8 Facets of Indian Diasporic Writings “Indian Diaspora: Old and New”National2017ISBN 978-81-269-2259-8D.D.U. Gorakhpur University, GorakhpurD.D.U. Gorakhpur University, GorakhpurAtlantic Publishers and Distributors Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi
S.NO.Title of the bookEditionAuthor(s)ISBN numberYear of publicationPublisherName of the publisher
1 An Anthology of English Essays 1Alok Kumar, Ajay Kumar Shukla, G.H. Behera, Awanish RaiISBN 1403-9111182003NationalMacmillan India Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi
S.NO.Title of the proceedingsConference NameNational / internationalYear of PublicationISBN/ISSN NumberAffiliating Institute
1 Literature in Postmodern Techno-Savvy Globalised WorldLiterature in Postmodern Techno-Savvy Globalised WorldNationalPage: 61-69; 2012ISBN 978-81-8455-396-3D.D.U. Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur
2 Literature: The Socio-Cultural MilieuLiterature: The Socio-Cultural MilieuNationalPage: 77-82; 2014ISBN 9789384734008D.D.U. Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur
3 Essays on Marginalization in IndiaMarginalization in IndiaNational2014ISBN: 978-93-82171-39-3D.D.U. Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur
S.NO.Title of the paperConference/Workshop etc NameConference/Workshop etc TypeOrganised byDate:Place
1 .‘Mythological Archetypes and Karnad’s The Fire and the Rain’ ‘Ethinicity and Identity : Global Performance’InternationalInternational Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR), Dept. of Dramatics, University of Rajasthan & Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur Jan.4-9,2003Jaipur
2 .‘Indigenizing the Brechtian Theory of Epic Theatre : A Case Study of Naga-Mandala’‘Postcolonial Literature and Theory’ NationalDept. of English, D.D.U. Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur March 8 & 9,2003Gorakhpur
3 ‘Translation : A Postcolonial Agenda’ 'Linguistics for Literature’ NationalDept. of Linguistics, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi Jan.21 & 22,2004Varanasi
4 ‘Nalini: A Saga of the Existential Crisis of the Self’ ‘Nissim Ezekiel and Indian Literature in English’InternationalDept. of English, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi Jan.18 & 19,2005Varanasi
5 ‘Yajna, a Performance and Performance, a Yajna : Defining and Redefining the Concepts in The Fire and the Rain’ ‘New Literatures in English : Issues and Trends’ NationalDept. of English, B.N. College, PatnaFeb.19 & 20,2006Patna
6 ‘Vande Mataram, Violence and Anand Math’ ‘1857 and After: Colonialism, Violence and Literature’InternationalIndian Association of Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (IACLALS) and Dept. of English, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi Jan.11-13,2007Varanasi
7 ‘Shakespeare’s Othello and Strategies of Cinematic Adaptation’ ‘Re-Presenting Shakespeare’InternationalShakespeare Society of Eastern India & Shakespeare Centre for Advanced Research, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata Dec.14-17,2008Kolkata
8 ‘Nation,History and Fiction in Raag Darbari’‘Democracy in Our Time: The Past and Future of Enlightenment’InternationalForum on Contemporary Theory (FCT) and Dept. of English, Banaras Hindu University, VaranasiDec.18-21,2008Varanasi
9 .‘Does Global Mean Non-Native?’‘Global Literatures, National Identity & the Subaltern : Emerging Trends in English Writing’ NationalDept. of English, D.D.U. Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur Feb.11 & 12,2009Gorakhpur
10 ‘Contextualizing the South Asian Realities in The Shadow Lines’ ‘Literatures of Indian Diaspora’ InternationalDept. of English, K.S. Saket P.G. College, AyodhyaJan.10 & 11,2010Ayodhya
11 ‘Strategies of Subversive Narration in Three Pre-Independence Indian Texts in English’ ‘Theory at Work : Text, History and Culture’InternationalSahitya Akademi, ICSSR & Dept. of English, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi Nov.9-11, 2010Varanasi
12 ‘Dreams, Drama and Doctrines : Staging the Empire’ ‘Decolonising the Stage: Pradigm, Practice and Politics’ InternationalDept. of English, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi Nov. 15-17,2011Varanasi
13 ‘Reinventing the Space : Multiculturalism, Globalization and Literature’ ‘Literature in Postmodern Techno-Savvy Globalised World’ NationalDept. of English, Buddha P.G. College, Kushinagar Jan.28 & 29,2012Kushinagar
14 ‘Nature Rituals in Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart’ ‘Literature and Environment’ NationalDept. of English, D.D.U. Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur Feb. 14 & 15, 2012Gorakhpur
15 ‘Aesthetics of the Popular Hindi Cinema and Shakespearean Tragedies’ 'Shakespeare Across Cultures’ InternationalShakespeare Society of Eastern India and Dept. of English, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi Dec.3-5,2012Varanasi
16 ‘Globalization and After : Class conflict in The White Tiger’ ‘Globalization and Marginalized Groups in India : Context and Issues’NationalDept. of Sociology, D.D.U. Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur Feb. 5 & 6,2013Gorakhpur
17 ‘Na(rra)tivizing History and Historicizing Na(rra)tion : A Question of Faith, Doubt and Ideology’ ‘Literature and History’ NationalDept. of English, D.D.U. Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur March 16 & 17, 2013Gorakhpur
18 ‘Locating the Displaced : Indian English Short Narratives and Partition’ ‘Thematic and Stylistic Growth of Indian English Short Story’ NationalDept. of English & Other Foreign Languages, M.G. Kashi Vidyapith, VaranasiMarch 30 & 31, 2013Varanasi
19 ‘Aesthetics of the Popular Hindi Cinema and Agni-Varsha’ ‘Literature, Language and Communication: ‘An Essential Trident’’InternationalAmity School of Languages, Amity University, Lucknow Campus, Lucknow Dec.9 & 10,2013Lucknow
20 ‘Geopolitical Conditions in South Asia and Contemporary Fiction of the Subcontinent’ ‘Literature and Culture of South Asia’ NationalDept. of English, D.D.U. Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur Feb. 28 & March 1, 2014Gorakhpur
21 ‘Socio-cultural Concerns and the Existentialist Dilemma in Hayavadana’ ‘Literature: The Socio-cultural Milieu’ NationalDept. Of English, St. Andrew’s College, GorakhpurOct.17 &18, 2014Gorakhpur
22 ‘Buddhism, Humanism and R.C. Dutt’s “Buddha’s Death’ 'Buddhism, Culture/Literature & the Constitution of India’InternationalDept. of English, B.H.U., Varanasi Dec.20, 2014Varanasi
23 ‘Identity, Space, Location and Beyond’ ‘Feminism & Beyond: Identity, Gender and Politics’NationalDept. of English, D.D.U. Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur Feb. 26 & 27, 2015Gorakhpur
24 ’Post-Independence South Asia and its Linguistic Legacy’ ‘In Search of the South Asian Legacy and the Growth of Regionalism’ InternationalCSN, FSS, B.H.U., Varanasi Sept. 17- 19, 2015Varanasi
25 ‘Postcolonialism, the Global World Order and Contemporary South Asian Fiction’ ‘Postcolonial Theory and Literature’ NationalDept. of English & Other Foreign Languages, M.G. Kashi Vidyapith, Varanasi Dec.22 & 23, 2015Varanasi
26 ‘Globalization, National/ist Literature/s and the Gandhi-Tagore Debate’ ‘English Studies: The Evolving Paradigms of Employability and Power’ InternationalAmity School of Languages, Amity University, Lucknow Campus Feb. 18 &19, 2016Lucknow
27 ‘Reading Culture through Translation: Need, Possibilities and Limitations’ ‘Fifty Years of Culture Studies: Promise, Euphoria & After’ NationalDept. of English, D.D.U. Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur March11 &12, 2016Gorakhpur
28 ‘Language, Literary Studies and Translation’ ‘English Studies in India: Changes and Challenges’ NationalDept. of English, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi November 17 & 18, 2016Varanasi
 

Life member, Forum on Contemporary Theory (FCT),Baroda (INDIA).

Member,Editorial Board, Oasis, an annualpeer reviewed refereed international journal of English language and literature(ISSN 0975-4334)

Member, IACLALS

Member, SSEI


  • Currently Enrolled: 4
  • Awarded:              5

S.NO.Scholar NameThesis TitleYear of Award
1 Priyanka Shukla“Rewriting the Contemporary History: The Post-Independence Indian Politics in the Plays of Asif Currimbhoy”2011
2 Akhil Kumar Gupta“Reconstructing the African Past: A Study of Chinua Achebe’s Novels”2011
3 Alok Tiwari“Representation of Rural India in the Novels of Bhabani Bhattacharya”2012
4 Lorisha Singh“Nation in the Writings of V. S. Naipaul”2018
5 Vandana“Feminist Debates and the Diasporic Condition: Short Stories by Diasporic Indian Women Writers”2019

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