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Name               : Dr Anand Mahanand,


Designation     : Professor


Department     : Materials Development, Testing and Evaluation


School             : English Language Education


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Office phone               : 040-27689544

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Academic Profile


1. Qualifications


S. No

Degree/ Diploma



Ph. D (English)

University of Hyderabad


M. Phil (English)

University of Hyderabad


M.A. (English)

JNU, Delhi


E-Teacher Training in ESP

University of Oregon


2. Research Projects Completed:


S. No

Name of the project

Funding agency


UGC-Minor Res. Project: Using Folktales for ELT




UGC-Minor Research project: Developing a Course in Study Skills for the M.A. Students.

Year -2008





3. Research scholars awarded (PhD/MPhil)


S. No

Name of the scholar


M Phil

Title of the thesis/dissertation


Amit Bansode


“Using Folktales to Develop Linguistic Creativity” 


K.B.S Krishna



“City as a Nightmare: A Study of  Hard Boiled Detective Fiction”


Bhukhya Veeranna


“Developing Speaking Skills of Lambada Learners through Collaborative Learning at the Intermediate Level”




“Writing to Mould their Mind: Indian Women Writing for Children”


Amit Routh


“ Performative Traditions of the Methors of West Bengal


 Ravi S. Kambhar



“The Hermeunitics of Suspicion:  A  Study of the Select   Writings of Edward Said”


Sadananda  Meher



“ Developing Reading Skills of Linguistic Minority Language Learners.”


Suchismita Barik.



 “ Developing  Narrative  Strategies of Tribal Learners in ERM School.”


Pramod K. Das


“Ecological Concerns in  Amitabh Ghosh’s Hungry Tide.”


Patil Sandeep


. “Developing Speaking Skills of Intermediate Students in A.P”




“Developing  Vocabulary of Class IX Students ”



Banoth Deepa Jyothi


“Oral Narratives of the Lambadas: A Study of  Folktales”


Suchismita Barik


.  “An Evaluation of +3 English Syllabus of F.M. University, Orissa”


Sadananda Meher


“Using Home Language as a  Support for English language Education”


Vindhya Prathyusha


“Developing  Emotional  Literacy with Inference Skills of High School Students”


Amit Kumar


“Developing Study Skills of Intermediate Students of Bihar Board”


S. Naveen


  A Language Needs Analysis of M.B.A Students”




 “ Developing Writing Skills: A Bilingual Approach through Folktales”


Subhasis Nanda


“ Text Length As a Factor in Reading”


Isha Adyasha


“Developing Writing Skills through a Process Approach”


Swagatika Panigrahi


“Teaching Speaking to the Intermediate Students  with Task Bask Approach”




“Teachers Belief in Using Authentic Materials”





4. Courses offered :


S. No

Course No.


Course Title


ELE 176


English for Academic Purposes


ELE 133


Language through Literature




Effective Practices in ESP



Ph. D

Academic Reading and Writing

 5. Publication:




a)      Books

1.       Study-Skills (with Ajit Kumar and Meera Srinivas). CIEFL- District Centre Scheme,2005.

2.       Tribal Literature   in India. Hyderabad: CIEFL, 2005.

3.       Tribal Folktales from  Orissa. Bhubaneswar: Akademi of Tribal Languages and Culture, 2009.

4.        Real English. Book 4. With S. Sreetilak. Delhi: Viva Books, 2010.

5.       English through Folktales. With Lalita Goswami. Delhi: Viva Books, 2011.

6.       Maa-Maatira Gita (Songs of the Soil). Cuttack: Kharashrota Publications,2010

7.        Voices of the Forest- Tribal Folktales of Southern Orissa.  Baroda: Bhasha Research and Publication Centre, 2011.


8.       Imagining the Other: Representations of Tribal India in Fiction. Lambert Academic Publishers,2011.

9.       English for Academic and Professional Skills. Delhi: Tata McGraw-Hill,2012.

10.   English Language Teaching: Perspectives from the Periphery. Jaipur: Avishkar Publishers ,2012.

11.   Lo(k)cal Knowledge: Perspectives  on Dalit, Tribal and Folk Literature. Delhi: Authors Press, 2012.

12.   Outbursts: A Collection of Poems. Delhi: Authors Press, 2013.

13.   Echoes of the Oppressed: Stories of the Marginals (With Ramesh C. Malik). Bhubaneswar: Page Maker Publications, 2012.

14.  Riddles for the English Classroom. Bhubaneswar: Page Maker Publications, 2014.


15.Beeja-mantra and  Other Stories by Pratibha Ray. Trans. Anand Mahanand and Pramod  K. Das Ed. Jayashree Mohanraj. Delhi: Authors Press, 2014.

16. The Whispering Groves: A Collection of Poems.

17.Learning to Learn: Study Skills in English. (with Amit Kumar). Delhi: Viva Books, 2015.

18. Mastaka Mani. Bhubaneswar: Page Maker Publications, 2012.

19.Diversity: Tales for the Multilingual Classroom.(With Subhasis Nanda).Delhi: Authors Press,2016 ISBN 978-93-5207-189-0

20. Literature for Language Skills. Chennai: Yes Dee Publishing Private Limited (in Press)

21. Multilingual Education in India: A Case for English. Delhi: Viva books, 2016

22. Folktales from around the World. Ed. S. Mohanraj & Anand Mahanand. Delhi: Authors Press, 2016.

23. Tales of Wisdom: Folktales Retold. Eds. S. Mohanraj & Anand Mahanand. Delhi: Viva books, 2016.

24. Dusk. Saraswati Mohanti. Trans. Supreeya Subhadarshini Behera. Ed. Anand Mahanand

Bhubaneswar: Amadeus Press, 2016.

25.  Chhata Upara Ghara. (Room on the Roof) Ruskin Bond-.  Trans.  Anand Mahanand and Lalita Goswami. Bhubaneswar: Page Maker Publications, 2017.

26. Tribal Literature in India. Second Edition. Hyderabad: EFLU, 2018. ISBN: 978-81-906869-5-2

27. Oral Traditions of the Indian Tribes. Delhi: Authors press, 2018. ISBN:978-93-87281-32-5

28. Classroom Tasks in English: A Resource  Book for Multilingual Teaching. Eds. Mahanand, Anand,  Amit Kumar and Subhasis Nanda. Delhi: Viva Books, 2018.

29.  Viva Connect. Ed. Mahanand, Anand. Delhi: Viva Books, 2018

30. Coral. Ed. Mahanand, Anand. Delhi: Viva books, 2018.





b) Teaching Materials:

1.“ How to write a CV” Foundation Course in English. Hyderabad: BRAOU, 2016.

2.“ Writing an Essay Foundation Course in English. Hyderabad: BRAOU, 2016.

3. “Writing a Summary.” Writing an Essay Foundation Course in English. Hyderabad: BRAOU, 2016.

4.  “ Historical  Background.” Tribal Discourse. Delhi: IGNOU, 2017.

5. “ Tribal World View” Tribal Discourse. Delhi: IGNOU, 2017.

6. “ Tribal Discourse.” Tribal Discourse. Delhi: IGNOU, 2017.

7.  “Tribal Thought: Some Voices.” Tribal Discourse. Delhi: IGNOU, 2017.







c. Papers (Book Chapters/Conference Proceedings)


            1. “Translation as Manipulation: A Study of Nilakanth Das’ ‘Dasa Naeka’ and                               Tennyson’s’“Enoch Arden.Translating  Alien Culture. Eds. Amrit Mehta and                    Lakshmi Haribandi. Hyderabad: Bookslinks, 2000. ISBN:81-85194-55-6                              Pp.51-61, Co-author: Panchanan Mohanty

            2. “The Multicultural World of Sujata Bhatt.  Modern Indian Poetry  in English.                          Eds. Nila Shah and Pramod K. Nayar. Delhi: Creative Books, 2000. ISBN: 81-                      86318-77-1      Pp.184-190.

            3. “Ethnography As Travel: Verrier Elwin’s Indian Journey.” Travel Writing and the                      Empire. Ed. Sachidananda  Mohanty. Delhi: Prestige Books,2003.ISBN:81-                        7551-146-X Pp.142-149.

            4. “ Representations of Princely India in Indian  English Novels”. Indian English                           Novels: Critical Perceptions. Ed. N.D.R.Chandra. Delhi: Sarup and                                     Sons. 2007. ISBN:81-2625-481-9 Pp.1-20.

            5. “ Myths of the Bondas : A Survey.” Indigeinity: Culture and Interpretation. Ed. G.                   N. Devy. Delhi: Orient Black Swan, 2009. ISBN: 8125036644 /                                             9788125036647

            6. “From An Unlettered Audience to a Literate Reader: Translating Tribal Folktales.”                    Tribals in Transition: Conflict over Identiy:Resources and Development.Ed.                Ivy Hansdak. Forthcoming.

            7. “ How to  Write an Assignment?”  English Language Teaching: Perspectives from                     the Periphery. Jaipur: Aavishkar  Publishers.

            8. “Contextualizing English language Education for the Language Minority                                    Learners.” Multilingual Education in India:The Case for English. Eds.                          Mahendra K. Mishra and Anand Maahanand. Delhi: Viva books,2017.                                    ISBN:978-81-309-2763-3 Pp.42-51

            9.“Forms of Indigenous Knowledge and Their Relevance in Policy                                                             Formations.”Dalits and Religion. Delhi: Atlantic Publishers and Distributors,                      2009. ISBN: 978-81-269-1267-4Pp.92-100

            10. “ Problems of Students in  Understanding University Lectures.”English and                             Spoken English. Ed. Murali Manohar . Delhi: Atlantic, 2012.ISBN: 978-81-                        269-1686-3.” Co-author: Suchismita Barik Pp.158-165. 

            11. “ Performative Traditions of the Gondas of West Odisha.” Theorizing the Margins                  and the Other. Ed. Bheemaiah. Jaipur: Aaviskar Publishers and Distributors,                       2012.

            12.”The Poetics of Philosophy: Literary Writings of Dr R.C. Pradhan” The                                     Philosophical Thoughts of Dr Pradhan. Ed. Ranjan K. Panda. Delhi: Overseas                   Publications, 2015.

            13. “ Folklore as History: A Study of Myths of the Gondas of Western Odisha.” Dalit                  literature and Historiography.  Ed. Saroj Mahananda. Delhi:  Pragati                                      Publications. isbn: 9788173071492.

            14. “Representation of  women in Tribal Literature.”   Indigenous Literature.  Ed.                          KBS Krishna. Delhi: Authors Press, 2017

            15. “Oral Traditions of the Tribes in the Face of Digital Technology”. Issues and                            Perspectives in Unwritten Languages. Delhi: Sahitya Akademi. (Accepted)

            16. “ Issues in Translating Tribal Folktales” Tribes in Transition. Ed. Ivy Imogene              Hansdak.  Accepted.

            17. “ Foreword” . in Literary Culture Across the World: Eco-critical Studies. Ed.                            Manoj  Singh. Delhi: Adhyayan  Publishers and Distributors.

            18. “Between Silence and Scream: A Study of Violence  against Women in Manjula                      Padmanabhan’s Lights Out”  . Contemporary Women’s Writing in India. Eds.                    Gulhati and Mythili Anoop. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2014. 97-106.Co-                                 author:  Bhavesh Kumar

            19.The Role of Literature in  English Language Education.” Conference                                      Proceedings Papers. UGC National Conference on New Directions for                              Language and Literature Studies.28-29 November 2003.

            20. “Indigenizing ELE Materials” . Liberating Learning. Conference Proceedings-                         Special Issue, Sansodhan 2013.  ISSN 0975-4245

21. National Conference on the unfinished legacies of Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar organized by Vislavath Memorial  Lalu Naik Trust  and  OUCIP, Hyderabad 26-27 August 2019.

Paper:  “The Jara of Sarala Das’s Mahabharata: Some Ethical Issues.” Accepted for publication in the proceedings.

22.    Two Path Finders: James Fennimore Cooper and Gopinath Mohanty”   an International  Webinar  on The Saga of native American Indian Resistance through the Prism of Literature. 7-9 july 2020 Proceedings.

23. International  e-Conference on Migration, Diaspora and Sustainable Development: Perspectives Policies, Opportunities and Challenges. IGNOU. 3-5 November 2020.

Paper:  A  Immigrant’s Journey Towards Excellence:  A Study of Kenneth K. Lalla’s “ I am a Dream for my Village.” Paper accepted for publication in the proceedings.



d. Papers (in Journals)

            1. “Re-visioning History: A Study of Mahasweta Devi’s Aranyer AdhikarKakatiya                     Journal of English Studies.18.1998.

            2. “Translating the Other: Ethnographic and Fictional Representation of the Tribals”.                     Journal of English and Foreign Languages. June, 2001.

            3. “The World of Oral Poetry: Songs of the Bhils” NEW Quest. 148. (April-June                2002)

            4. “The Use of Folktales in the Teaching of English.” JEFL June 2003.

            5.  “ Literature and Humanistic Values.”  Triveni. July-September 2004.

            6. “The Role of Stories in English Language Education.” The English Classroom.              June 2005.

            7. “ Imaging the Adivasis: The Tribal in Indian Films. “ JEFL.  June 2005.

            8.  “ Using Previous Knowledge in Teaching Language through Literature. “ JELT.                       July-August 2005. ISSN. 0973-5208. 13-16.

            9. “Painted Words: An Anthology of Tribal LiteraturePoints of View 9.2. (2002)

            10. “Fantasy: A Collection of Short Stories  edited by V.Sasikumar” JEFL. June                           2004.

            11.”Pratibha Ray: “A Worthy  Inheritor of the Humanist Tradition.” The Mahodadhi.                    2003.

12. “ Sarojini Naidu in Course Books” ELT Quarterly.  ISSN. 0975-0258 2009. Vol.8.                  Pp 11-12.

            13.  “Developing  Academic Skills of Underprivileged Students at the M.A. Level. “                     The English Classroom.  2008

            14. “ Local Knowledge: A Study of C.K. Janu and Bama.” The New Quest. Dec.2008

            15. “ Negotiating Culture in Translating Tribal Folktales” Translation Today. 2010                         Pp.167-171

            16. “ Autobiography as History.”  Creative Forum. Delhi: Bahri Publications,                                 2010. ISSN:0975-6396.Pp.157-165.

            17. “ Using Indigenous Oral Narratives as Scaffolding in L2 Learning.” Languaging.                    2010

            18. “Folktales in the Study of Literature.” ELT Vistas 2009.

            19. “ Folktales as  Instructional Material.” Lokashruti Vol.1. 2010

            20. “Wisdom and Indigeneity:  Lessons from Folktales” Lokaratna.Vol.3. December                     2010

            21. “Using Non-Conventional Materials in the English Classroom.” ELT Quarterly.                       Vol.12.2.Setember 2010. Pp.26-29.

            22. “ More Space for Indian English Writers in Course books” ELT                                                 Quarterly.ISSN0975-0258. June 2011. Pp.92-94.

            23. “English among the Underprivileged: A Case Study of the Linguistic Minority                        Learners in West Odisha.” Language in India.  May 2011 Volume 11: 5 May                2011. ISSN 1930-2940

            24. “The Poetics of Protest: The Poetry of Vasudev Sunani.”Contemporary                                    Discourse. ISSN 0976-3686. July 2011.

            25. “ (English Language) Education for All and Teacher Development.” English                            Language Teachers’ Interactive Forum. ISSN2230-7710 Vol.1.4 December                2010.

            26. “ Localizing Materials : Using Folklore for English Language Education.” English                   Teaching Professional. 2011.

            27. “Developing Strategies to Cope with Academic Disparities.” Theory and Practice                    in Language Studies. ISSN 1799-2591. Sept. 2011.

            28.”Nature and the Adivasi  Belief Systems.”(with Pramod K. Das). Muse India.                           August 2011. ISSN 0975-1815

            29. “Developing emotional literacy along with language skills” Journal of ELTIF. 2.2                    (April-June 2011)8-12

30. “Ecological Concerns in the  Adivasi Poetry of Jharkhand” Lokaratna. ISSN                           No.2347-6427   December 2011.

            31.  “ELT in Multilingual Contexts” The English Teacher. May-July, 2012.


            32. “Using Proverbs in ELT” ELT Weekly. 2013.

33.” A Conversation with Professor B.N. Patnaik” Lokaratna.Vol. V and VI. August                    2013. ISSN No.2347-6427

34. “Bridging  Cultures  through Dialogue”  Lokaratna. ISSN No.2347-6427  July                         2014.

            35. “Integrating Culture with English Language Teaching.” ELT Weekly. 1-7 August                     2013

            36. “Converging Genres: The Guide in the English Classroom.” Research Scholar.                         May 2014. ISSN:2320-61019Da7897881730714928173071492

            37. “ Blending the Oral with the Digital: Using Technology as a Pre-reading strategy                     for the Junanga (Tribal) Learners to Teach English”   (with Harichandan Kar ).          ISSN 22780742.Vol.3 Special Issue I April 2014

            38. “ From Mother Tongue to Many Tongues: Designing Tasks for the English                               Classroom .” GJELLS. August 2014.ISSN 2320-4397

            39. “Challenges in ESL/EFL Teaching Environment: Role of College Teachers”                             International Research Journal for Intellectual Science and Management.                            ISSN:2320-656X (print).  June 2014.(With KVG Purnachandra Rao.

            40. “Need Based English in the Context of Setting Curriculum for Undergraduate                         Engineering Courses in India: Some Observations and Suggestions.” IJMEIT.                    Vol.2, Issue 5. May 2014. PP.227-2229. ISSN:2348-196x (with KVG                                Purnachandra Rao)

            41. “ Diversity is our heritage, let us celebrate it.” English Education Journal . June                        2014.

            42. “Fact, Fiction and Plight of  the Child: A Study of Mulk Raj Anand’s Coolie.                          Research Scholar. ISSN 232—6101 .3.1 February 2015. 181-183.

            43. Vygotsky’s Theories of Learning and Their Experiment in English Language                            Education.” ELTIF. ISSN 223—7710. Dec 2015. 3-4.

            44. “Performing Ritual, Performing Identity: The karma Festival of the                                           Binjhals.”Research Scholar. May,2015.

            45. “Aspects of Odia Culture in Jayanta Mahapatra’s Poetry.”  Spring Magazine on                       English Literature 1.1 December 2015.

            46. “Nature, Poetics and Pedagogy: A Study of Rabindranath Tagore’s  Writings.                                     ELTIF.  ISSN 223-7710. ISSN 223-7710.

            47. “ Law, Legacy and the Stigmatized: The Plight of the De-Notified Tribes in                             India.” Research  Scholar. March 2016. ISSN 232—6101

            48. “ Stories of Success: Strategies Adopted by High Achievers” IJELLS. ISSN                            22780742 April 2016.

            49. “Spiritual and the Material: Insights from Sarala’s Mahabharata.”  Research                            Scholar . ISSN 232—6101 January 2017.

            50.  “ The Jara of Sarala’s Mahabharata.”   IJELLS. January 2017. ISSN 22780742.

            51. “Translation for Human Understanding: The Importance of Translation of Tribal                      Narratives”. Contemporary Discourse. July 2017 ISSN:0976-3686, Pp.93-96.

            52. Lo(k)calizing the Epic: Integration of the Folk  As a Device in Sarala’s                                     Mahabharata.”Spring Magazine of English Literature. Vol.2, No.2, 2016.                            ISSN: 2455-4715.


53. “ “Lok(c)al izing  the humanities syllabi: Integrating the Folk to Expand the Contour” Journal of the Faculty of Arts. Aligarh Muslim University. Bicentennial Volume. 10.1 (2018) 65-80.  ISSN2348-9871.

54. “Towards Developing an Inclusive Syllabus.” ELTIF. Vol.IX.2 (April-June2018)1-10. ISSN:2230-7710.


55. “ From an unlettered Audience to a Middle Class Reader: Translating oral narratives.” Juhar journal. August 2020.


56. “ The Role of Traditional  Stories in English language Education.” FORETELL. ISBN: 2394-92441  January 2021

57. “Using parallel Texts to  Teach Literary Appreciation and Academic Writing  Skills of MA Students” Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities (ISSN 0975-2935) Indexed by Web of Science, Scopus, DOAJ, ERIHPLUS Vol. 12, No. 6, December, 2020. 1-11









6. Seminars/Conferences/Invited Talks

1 National Seminar on Children’s Literature. Dhvanyaloka

Mysore, November 1997.

Paper: ”Representation of Children in Children’s Literature: A Study of Ruskin Bond’s Short Story”

2. International Seminar-cum-workshop on Translating Alien Cultures. CIEFL, 16-20 March 1998.

Paper:” Translation as Manipulation: A Study of  Tennyson’s Enoch Arden and  Nilakantha Das’s Dasa Naeka.”

3. National Seminar on Travel Writing and the Empire. University of Hyderabad. 20-22 March 1998.

Paper: “ Ethnography as Travel: Verrier Elwin’s  Leaves from the Jungle.”

4.UGC National Seminar on The World of Subalterns in Mahasweta Devi’s Writings. Kakatiya University, Warangal 28-29 March 1998.

Paper:  “Revisioning History: A Study of Mahasweta Devi’s Aranyer Adhikar.”

5. National Workshop on Nationalism and Narrative Discourse” M. S. University, Baroda. 8-11 October 1998.

*                      6.National Seminar on The Compulsions and Possibilities of General English: National Policy and Classroom Practice. M. S. University Baroda. 19-21 November 1998.

7. International Conference on Postcolonialism and the Discourse of  Marginality. Gopalpur on Sea 18-19 December 1998.

8. International Seminar on Interdisciplinary Crossings:The Question of Modernity. M. S. University,

Baroda 1-3 January 1999.

9. Seminar on Translating Life. Centre for Translation and Interpretation. CIEFL, 25-28 October 1999.

10. International Conference on Theory at the End  of the Millennium, Vidya Bhawan  Rural Institute,  Udaipur. 16-18 December,1999.

11. National Workshop on the Politics of Representation: Visual and Verbal. M.S. Univeristiy , Baroda. 19-21 October 2000.

12.International Conference of MELUS-India Chapter. Indo-American Centre for International Studies, Hyderabad. 8-10 January, 2000

13. International Conference: The Future of Tradition. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Marathwada University. Aurangabad 15-18 December, 2000.

14. National Symposium on New directions in English Studies in India 14-16 February, 2001

15. National Seminar on Tribal Languages in India. Centre for Advanced Study in Linguistics. Osmania  University. 16-17 February, 2001

16. Translating a Nation: An Indo-Russian Saga International Seminar on Translation. CiEFL, Hyderabad 24-26th December 2001.

17. The  III MELUS Conference-India Chapter 3-5th Indo- Amerian Centre for International Studies January,2002.

18. National Seminar on Exploring Anglo-indian Fiction qua History 1-32 March 2002, Dept. of English University of Hyderabad.

19. UGC Refresher Course in English IACIS, Hyderabad March2002.

20. National Seminar on Teaching of English at the Primary Level. 3-4 ,February,2003.CIEFL, Hyderabad.

21. UGC National  Conference on New Direction for Language and Literature Studies. Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata. 28-29 Nov.2003.


22. MELUS-India, IV International Conference. IACIS, Hyderabad.  2-5 January,2004.

23.All India Seminar on English Language and the Young Learner.”Regional Institute of English, SI, Bangalore 19-21July 2004.

24.Nation and Imagination: ACLALS  International Conference. Hyderabad 4-9 August 2004.

25.International Seminar on Effective Language Management  in SAARC Countries. 14-15 October 2004.

26.National Workshop on  Human Sciences in the Age of Technology.” M.S. University of Baroda  6-9 November 2004.

27.  National Seminar on Mass Media and the Challenges of 21st Century. CIEFL,  North East Campus. 21-22 February2005.

28.   Language, Literature and Pedagogy. Dept.  of English. University of Hyderabad.  1-3 November 2006.

29. National Seminar on English through Satellites. Regional Institute of English. Bangalore. 15-17 November 2007.

30. Symposium on Importance of English in the Context of Globalization . English Teachers Forum. 29-09-2007. EFL–U, Hyderabad.

                31.  Second International and 38th  Annual ELTAI Conference, Chennai. 9-10 February 2007.

                32.  International Workshop on Academic Publishing in ESL, EFLU, Hyderabad. 2-5 January 2008.

33. International conference on Indigenous  Peoples in the Post-Colonial World.” 2-5 January 2008

34. International conference on Comparative Literature. University of  Hyderabad and EFLU, Hyderabad. 26-28 February 2009.

35. National Seminar on Indian Writing in English.  Dept. of English. University of Pune. 25-27 January 2009

36. National Seminar on ELT Methods and Materials: ow Ccan Make How can We Make Them Interesting?”UNIVERSITY OF HYDERABAD 3-4 March 2009.

37. National Seminar on Phonetics and Spoken English. Dept. of English.   Universi ty  of Hyderabad- 500 605. 30-31st October 2009

38. National Seminar on Bridging the Gap between  Teaching and Learning, School of English Language Education. EFL University,  Hyderabad. November 2009.


39.  International Conference on Challenges of s of Ethnicity: The Local and the Global. OUCIP, Hyderabad. 25-27 November 2009.

40. National Conference  of IACLALS on Connecting  Global with the Local. DDCE, Utkal University,  Bhubaneswar. 4-6 Janauary   2010.

Paper: “From Gonda Baja to Sambalpuri Album: A Story of Internal Colonization.”

41. National Seminar on Approaches to Translation: Indian and South Asian Perspectives. Dept. of English, University of Hyderabad. 8-9 March 2010. 41. National Seminar on Theorizing the Margins and the Other. Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Hyderabad. 17-19 February,2010.

Paper:” Performative Traditions of the Gondas of Western Orissa. “

42. National Seminar on Re-Reading Sri Aurobindo. Dept. of English, University of Pondicherry. Pondicherry. 4-5 March 2010.

Paper: Sri Aurobindo’s Savitri: A Symbol of the Search for the  Soul.”

43. National Seminar on Translation. Dept. of English. University of Hyderabad. 8-9  March 2010.

44.  National Workshop for Leaders for  Strengthening  ELTAI Chapters.  18-19 April  2010.

45.  5th International and 41st Annual ELTAI Conference.5-7th August 2010

46. National Conference on the Folk in Literature. IGNOU, New Delhi.  30-31st September 2010

47. 4th Conference  on Convergence of Science and Spirituality  for World Renewal.” Prajapita Brahmakumaris  Ishwariya Vishwa  Vidyalaya. Mt. Abu   4th-7th September 2010.

48. International Conference on Global Translation. University of Delhi. 11-12 September 2010.

49. Understanding Social Exclusions. Hyderabad:  English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad  29th October 2010.

50.  Three Day International  Conference on English in the Dalit Contexts. Department of English . University of Hyderabad. January 18-20,2011.

Paper: “English Language Education in Dalit Contexts: A   Case of the Gonda Learners.”

51.  International Conference on Teachers’ Development.  22-24 January 2011.

Workshop: “Lo(k)calizing Materials: Folklore for English Language Education.”

52. Two Day National Workshop on Materials Production for the Teaching of English to Disadvantaged Students. Dept. of English University of Hyderabad. 14th and 15th February, 2011.

Paper:  “Developing Strategies to Cope with Academic Disparities.”

53. Teaching English in the Twenty-First Century: Challenges and Directions. Regional Seminar,  G. Narayanamma  Institute of Technology. Hyderabad.27-28 February 2011.


“ Developing Emotional  Intelligence of Learners along with Language Skills”

54. 6th International and 42nd Annual ELTAI Conference. 16-18 June 2011. VIT University, Vellore.

Featured Paper: “ English (Language ) Education for All and Teacher Development.”

55. International Workshop on “Tasks Development in the Climate of Constraints” 8th November 2011.  Dept. of materials Development EFL University Hyderabad.

56.  Fourteenth International Conference on Transcending Disciplinary Decadence, Exploring Challenges of Teaching, Scholarship, and Research in the Humanities and the Social Sciences. IIS University, Mansarovar, Jaipur 18-21 December 2011.

Paper: “Folklore and Critical Thinking.”

57. Chotro International Conference on Imagining the Intangible: Languages, Literature and Visuals Arts of the Indigenous 6-8January 2012. Bhasha Research and Publication Centre, Baroda.

Paper “ Situating English Language Education in Indigenous Contexts: Problems of Tribal Learners in Learning English.”


58. National Seminar on English Language  Education in India: Theory and Practice. University of Hyderabad. 23-25 January 2012.

59. National Seminar on  Interrogating the New Worlds of English: English Language Education in the 21st Century. Maharaja Ganga Singh University, Bikaner. 24-25th February 2012.

60. “Folklore in English Studies” A talk for Refresher Course in English. Academic Staff College, University of Hyderabad. 2March 2012.

61.International Conference of Teacher Education. EFL University, Hyderabad. 2-5th March 2012.

Paper: “From Standardized Test to Multiple Assessments”

62. 7th International and 43rd Annual ELTAI  Conference on The English Classroom: Experiments and Experiences. Velamal Engineering College Chennai. 19-21st July 2012. 

Paper: “How to Write an Assignment?”

63.A One Day Workshop on “Prescribed Text and the Teacher: Problems and Possibilities.” G.Narayanamma  Institute of Technology and Science for Women. Shaikhpet, Hyderabad

1st September 2012.

64.XV International Conference  on Media and Utopia: Imagination, History , Technology. Allahabad University, Allahabad. 16-19 December 2012.

Paper: Using Proverbs as a resource  for Skills  development in  Multilingual Classrooms.

65. Regional Seminar on English Language Education in Recent Times. GNITS, Shaikhpet,  Hyderabad .

2-3 March 2013.

66.International Teacher Educators Conference on English Language Teacher Education in a Diverse Environment.  16-18 March 2013. Hyderabad.

Paper:  “Towards  Multilingual Methods and Materials.”

67. International Conference on  Liberating Learning. Gujurat Vidyapeeth. Ahmedabad. 7-9 June 2013.

Paper: “ Indigenizing ELE Materials.”

68. 8thInternational and 44th Annual ELTAI Conference on 21st Century Learners’-Learning Styles and Stragegies.SRM University.18-20th July 2013.

Workshop: “From Mother tongue to Many Tongues: English Language Education in Multilingual Contexts.”

69. 2- Day Workshop on “Joining the Conversation: Writing for International Publications” 14-15th September, 2013. GNITS. Hyderabad.

70. Celebratory Colloquium in ELT. EFL University, Hyderabad 19 November 2013.

71. XIX International Conference on Translation. Dept. of Mysore and Forum on Contemporary Theory. 15-18 December 2013.

72. International Conference of Dalit Literature and Historiography. Dept. of English Jamia Milia Islamia University, New Delhi. 19-21 December 2013.

73. National Seminar on Making the English Classroom More Inclusive. Dept. of English, Nizam’s College, Hyderabad. 06-07 January 2014.

Paper: “ Blending the Oral with the Digital: Using Technology as a Pre-reading strategy for the Junanga (Tribal) Learners to Teach English”   (with Harichandan Kar )

74.  International Teachers Educators Conference on Innovation in English Language Education. Convention Centre, Navotel , Hyderabad 00007

February 21 to 23 , 2014.

75. “From an Unlettered Audience to a Literate Learners: Translating Tribal Folktales” Panel Discussion. International Conference of Tribes in Transition. Santiniketan 12-13 March 2014.

76. “ A Translator’s Dilemma: Translating Tribal Folktales.”  3 Day National Seminar on Translating Oral/Folk Texts from Indian Languages into English” EFL University, Hyderabad-500007.24-26 March 2014.

77. A Symposium on ELT Research in India. EFL University,  Hyderabad-500007. 11 September 2014.


78. Two-Day Need Based Course  in Study Skills. District Centre for English, Jajpur, Odisha 1-3 November 2014.

79. International Seminar on “Which Way The Human Rights?: Treatment of Children, Women , and Old People in Indian English and American Literatures.” 17-19 December, 2014.

Paper:  “Fact. Fiction and Reality of Children’s Plight: A Study of Mulk Raj Anand’s Coolie.” International  Seminar on Which Way the Human Rights?: Treatment of Children, Women and Old People in Indian English and American Literatures.” December 17-19, 2014, OUCIP, Hyderabad.

80. XVII International Conference on Re-Imagining Theory: Towards New Horizons in the Humanities and the Social Sciences. 21-24 December 2014. International Centre, Goa.

Paper: “ Vygotsky’s Theories of Learning g and Their Application in English Language  Education.”

81.Fifth International Teacher Educator Conference 2015: Ensuring Quality in English Language Education . Hyderabad, India. 27 February-01 Marh 2015.

Paper: “The Stories of Success: Learning Strategies Used by High Achievers.”

82. Two Day National Seminar on Tribal Narratives.27-28 March 2015. Dept. of English. Central University Central University of Karnataka. Kalaburagi (Gulbarga).

Paper: “ Performing Rituals, Performing Identity: The Karma Festival of the Binjhals.”

83.International Conference on English Language and Literature: Readings and Reflections. Dept. of English, GITAM University, Hyderabad. 7-8 August 2015.

Chaired a Session on Technology and English language Education

84. “English in Multilingual Contexts” A Talk Azim Premji University, Bengaluru. 8 October 2015. Invited lecture.

85. “Folk Traditions of India.” ITP-51. EFLU, Hyderabad. 30 October 2015. Invited  lecture.

86. “Law, Legacy and Hegemony: The Plight of the Denotified Criminal Tribes” International Seminar on The Enigma of Law” EFL University, Hyderabad. 2-4 November 2015.

87.  11 International Conference on Language and Development.  18-20 November. Hotel The lalit . New Delhi

Paper:” Contextualizing English Language Education”.

88. International Conference on Words Words Words: The Future of Literary Writing. 25-27. Dept. of English Literature, EFLU, Hyderabad.

Chaired:  Plenary  session –Words or World: Literary Writing  in the Era of Globalization. Azim Siddiqui.

                 Creative Writing and the Classroom.

89. XVIII International Conference on the Wider Significance of Nature. Forum  on Contemporary Theory and Revenshaw University, Cuttack , Odisha. 20-23 December 2015.

Paper: “Nature, Poetics and Pedagogy: A Study of Rabindranath Tagore’s Writings.”

90. Two Day international Seminar on Literature, Border and Identity. Dept. of English and OMEL, Visva Bharati, Santiniketan 29February and 1 March , 2016.

Paper:” Modernity, Identity and (Dis)Integration: A Study of Gopinath Mohanty’s Fiction on the Tribals.”

91. Five Day Workshop on Continuing Professional Development for English Language Teachers.

School of English Language Education 1-5 February 2016.

92. National Conference on Epic in India organized by Centre of Comparative Literature, University of Hyderabad. 24-26 August 2016.

Paper: “Localizing the Epic: Integration of the Folk as a Device in Sarala’s Mahabharata.”


.”Using Stories in the Language Classroom.” Dept. of English,  Bharatiar University, Coimbatore.  4 October 2016.

93.XIX  International Conference on  Materiality: Objects, Matter, Things, Doon University, Dehra Dun.

18-21 December 2016.

Paper:” Spiritual and the Material: Insights from Sarala’s Mahabharata.”

94. Symposium on   Unwritten Languages of India.   Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi.26 February 2017.

Paper: “Oral Traditions in Unwritten languages in the Face of Technology”

95.  National  Seminar on Tribes in Transition. Dept. of English. Jamia Milia University. New Delhi. 27-28 February 2017.

Paper: “Issues in Translating Oral Traditions.”

96.  A Course in Research Methodology and Thesis Writing.  NIT, Kurukshetra. 11-12 March 2017.

Presentation: “ Writing  and Publishing a Research paper.”

97. National Seminar on Translation in Multilingual India. Dept. of English Osmani University, Hyderabad.  20 March 2017.

98.  National Seminar on Translating Cultures. Dept of English. Osmania University, Hyderabad. 21 March2017.

99. Two Day Workshop on Research Method and Academic Writing. OP Jindal Global University, Sonepat. 28-29 July 2017.

Session: “Writing a Research Paper.”

100. FCT International Conference on  The Humanities Across Cultures. Hotel Palm Beach Resort Gopalpur on Sea 17-20 December 2017.

Paper: “ Lo(c )kalizing the Humanities Syllabi: Integrating the Folk to Expand  the Contour.”

101. International Conference on Indian Literature as  World Literature: Past, Present and Future. Dept. of  Indian and World Literature. EFL University, Hyderabad. 18-20 January 2018.

Chaired a Session

102.International Conference on  Modernity and Tradition in Epic Narrative: Recasting of the Mahabharata in Medieval and Modern Indian Literature . Gandhi Nagar. April 15-16, 2018.

Paper: “ Localizing the Epic: The Case of Sarala Mahabharata. “

103. XXI International Conference on Revisiting Cosmoplolitanism at Hotel Chariot, Puri 18-21 December 2018.

Paper “ The Home and the World Dichotomy: Reading Tagore’s The Home and the World as a Site of Cosmopolitanism.”

Chaired a session


104. Refresher Course in English. HRDC,  University of Hyderabad.  24 December 2018.

Topic:  “ Teaching language through Literature.”

105. Refresher Course in English. HRDC, Sambalpur University 24 January 2019.

Topic:  “ Understanding Representation”

106.  Refresher Course in English HRDC, Sambalpur University 24 January 2019.

Topic: “ Understanding Racial Stereotypes”

107. Refresher Course in English, HRDC, Sambalpur university, 25 January 2019

Topic:  “Racial Relationship in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.”

108.  Refresher Course in English, HRDC, Sambalpur University 25 January 2019

Topic: “ Representation of Race in  Conrad’s Heart of Darkness.”

109.  National Seminar on the Spiritual Teachings of Swami Vivekananda. GITAM (Deemed University)

Hyderabad. 05 February 2019.

Topic: “Spirituality in Education: A Scientific perspective.”

110. National Conference on the unfinished legacies of Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar organized by Vislavath Memorial  Lalu Naik Trust  and  OUCIP, Hyderabad 26-27 August 2019.

Paper:  “The Jara of Sarala Das’s Mahabharata: Some Ethical Issues.”

111. Seminar:  Mentoring Teacher Researchers.  British Council  and EFL University Hyderabad-500007.

7 September 2019.

112.  International Workshop-cum-Conference on Creativity in Writing.  EFL University, Hyderabad-500007

 9-14 December 2019.

113. XXII International  Conference on Global South Cultural Production and Dialogue.”  Forum on Contemporary Theory,  Baroda. Hotel Minerva Grand, Hyderabad, 19-21 2019.

Paper:  The Moving Story: A Study of Abhimanyu Anat’s  Lal Pasina.

114.  International Conference on Multilingual Education organized by EFLU and British Council. EFL University,  Hyderabad. 10-12 February 2020.

115.  National Webinar Series in ELT. Organized by Dept. Of English,  Hindustan University, Chennai  in association  ELTAI, Kancheepuram, Chennai  on12 May 2020.  Invited Speech. “ Using Traditional Stories in English Language Education.”

116.  International  Webinar  on “the Saga of  Native American Indian  Resistance through the Prism of  Literature” organized by   Central university of Himachal Pradesh, Dharamshala. 7-9 July 2020. Invited Speech: “ T(w)o Path Finders: James Fenimore Cooper and Gopinath Mohanty.”

117.  Webinar Talk  organized  by Episteme: Forum  for  Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities. Gorakhpur. Invited talk on “The Role of Traditional Stories in ELT”  29 September 2020.

118. International  e-Conference on Migration, Diaspora and Sustainable Development: Perspectives Policies, Opportunities and Challenges. IGNOU. 3-5 November 2020.

Paper:  A  Immigrant’s Journey Towards Excellence:  A Study of Kenneth R. Lalla’s “ I am a Dream for my Village.”

119. National Webinar in Current Approaches in ELT organized by St. Francis College for Women, Secunderabad on 6th November 2020.  Invited Talk on “ Designing Courses, Materials and Tasks.”

120.UGC Refresher Course in ELT organized by JNTU, Hyderabad. Talk “ Integrating Cultural Content into ELT”  13.11.2020

121. UGC Refresher Course in ELT organized by JNTU, Hyderabad. Talk “ Using Parallel Text in the Language Classroom.” 16.11.2020.

122. UGC Refresher Course in ELT organized by JNTU, Hyderabad. Talk: “Teaching Language through Literature.”

123. XVII Annual conference of Rajasthan Association for Studies in English 28-29 November 2020.

Chaired a Session    of Plenary Talk by Professor Deepa Chakravarty.

124. An invited Talk on “ Connecting Contents: Exploring Parallel Texts  in the Language Classroom.” ELTIF. 13 March 2021.

125. An Invited Talk on “ Parallel Texts in ELT” FDP organized by Rupkatha Journal and SOA University, Bhubaneswar on 22 April 2021.





































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