Narrative Cultures of North East India
Traditions, Texts and Representations
Essays in Honour of Professor Kailash C. Baral

Edited by Arzuman Ara . Dhurjjati Sarma . Bhaskar Jyoti Gogoi . Surajit Sen


At a time when materialistic self-aggrandisement and ruthless proliferation of power politics within the academia have threatened to destroy the age-old guru-shishya tradition, it is heartening to see the manner in which an academician like Professor Kailash C. Baral has held his own and has continued to inspire generations of students and researchers. This book is a testimony and fruition of his four-decade long commitment towards ensuring sustainable intellectual growth of his students. For any teacher, material achievements and power mean nothing if s/he cannot make a place in the hearts of the students. This book proves that Professor Baral is indeed a teacher who has succeeded in his noble endeavour.

Arzuman Ara teaches English and Humanities in EFL University, Shillong campus. She translates creative writings from Assamese, Bangla and Hindi into English. She also writes poetry. Her research interests are in the fields of Literary and Culture Studies, Gender Studies, ELE and Pedagogic Philosophy. She has extensively worked on Partition Narratives, and 1971 War Narratives. She has translated Imtiaz Mahmud's Maxims and Kalo Koutuk into English. Her upcoming publications include edited volumes titled River Cultures of India and Visual Cultures of India, and an authored volume titled Critical Pedagogy and English Studies in India. She has co-edited Indian Narrative Traditions: Texts, Performance and Interpretation

Dhurjjati Sharma is an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Modern Indian Languages and Literary Studies, Gauhati University. He has authored Anvikshan: Sahitya, Sanskriti Aru Itihas. He has a number of scholarly articles published in different national and international journals. His area of academic interest includes literary criticism, literary history, comparative literature, Indian literature and Cultural Studies.

Bhaskar Jyoti Gogoi is an Assistant Professor of English in M. C. College, Barpeta, Assam. He has worked as a guest faculty in EFL University, Shillong campus. His area of interest includes Indian Literature, English Literature, Travel Writings, and Cultural Studies. His writings are published in several national and international journals and books

Surajit Sen is working as the Deputy Registrar (Examinations) at the ICFAI University, Meghalaya where he also teaches English and Communication Skills. His research interest is in Indian Writings, Postcolonialism, and Cultures of Northeast India, English Language Education, Communication Studies and Sociolinguistics. He has been a script writer and speaker for AIR Shillong for its Youth Programs. He has co-edited Indian Narrative Traditions: Texts, Performance and Interpretation. He loves to read books and writes poetry in English.

Dhurjjati Sarma, Arzuman Ara, Anjuman Ara Begum, Jobeth Ann Warjri, Swikrita Dowerah, Debarshi Prasad Nath, Tayenjam Bijoykumar Singh, D. A. Esther, Bharat Bhushan Mohanty, Auswyn Winter Japang, Cynthia Banylla Kharbuli, Preetinichha Barman, Jyotirmoy Prodhani, Ahanthem Homen Singh, Sib Sankar Majumder, Farheena Danta, Sarangadhar Baral, Dwijen Sharma, Sudipta Phukan, Surajit Sen, Arzuman Ara, Bhaskar Jyoti Gogoi
ISBN 978-93-82178-30-9           2021           248 pp           Rs. 800 (hb)