Call for Papers




UGC-Sponsored National Seminar on Indian English Literature & Linguistics

12th & 13th July, 2013

Venue:  Nuui Auditorium, T.T.A.A.D.C, Khumulwng

Organised by

Department of English

Government Degree College, Khumulwng,

Jirania, Tripura State, India

Ph: 0381-2530127

In collaboration with, T.T.A.A.D.C.,Tripura.

About the State:

Tripura is the second smallest state of the Indian Nation. Initially, a Union Territory but in the year 1972 the status of Tripura was elevated to a full fledged state. The very first thing that one notices about Tripura is its natural beauty and its picturesque landscape. The rolling hills, dales, lush green valleys all add an extra dimension to ones understanding about Tripura. Tripura is surrounded by Bangladesh on three sides and she shares her domestic borders with Mizoram and Assam.


 The climate of Tripura is tropical climate and the place receives rainfall during the monsoons. The average maximum temperature is 36 * C in May-June and the average minimum is 10`5* C in December- January. The monsoon starts generally in month of April and continues till September.


Tripura comprises of a variety of ethno-linguistic groups, which have resulted in a composite culture. The dominant culture is Bengali. The minority cultures are those of Tripuri, Jamatia, Reang, Noatia, Koloi, Chakma, Halam, Mog and Uchai. Considering the situation for safeguarding tribals of the state, Autonomous District Council was introduced in the Hilly areas of Tripura.


Khumulwng is a town in the West Tripura district of Tripura and  is situated 25 km from Agartala. The Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) headquarter was shifted to Khumulwng in the year 1996 .

The College and the Department:

The Faculty of English Literature and Linguistics, Govt. Degree College, Khumulwng, is organizing a UGC-Sponsored National Seminar on 12-13th July 2013 . More than 100 teachers, researchers and students from all over the country are expected to participate in the Seminar and present their papers.

Government Degree College, Khumulwng is a nascently-shaped Degree College in the state of Tripura and is recognized as College with Potential for Excellence by Tripura University and Department of Higher Education, Govt. of Tripura.

Since its establishment the College is serving as a hub of learning and research in different fields. Presently active research is being carried out in the areas of English literature and Linguistics.

Khumulwng is well connected by road, rail and air. It is about 25 kilometres from the main city, Agartala. The college campus and the venue of the conference is about 8 kilometres from Jirania Railway station, 5 kilometers from Jirania Bus Stand and about 40 kilometres from Agartala Airport. It has several low-priced flights between Agartala and other cities in India. Participants are required to book their tickets well in advance so that they may reach Khumulwng on or before 12thJuly, 2013 and leave by 14thJuly, 2013. Participants coming from outside Tripura will be paid train/bus fare from their home towns to Khumulwng, Tripura, on production of tickets.

Objectives of the Conference:

The seminar is designed to meet the interests and needs of newcomers to the field as well as those who already have a certain knowledge or experience of their own they want to present and share. The proposed conference also aims at bringing together teachers, students and young researchers from all over the country working in all the branches of English literature and Linguistics. The national conference will have invited talks and paper presentation sessions. Efforts will be made to bring out the proceedings.


Theme and Sub-theme:

   1.     Sharing of experience through literature

a)     Literature based on Diaspora.

b)    Literature based on Partition.

c)     Rise of Dalit Literature.

d)    Trends of Literature before and after Independence.

e)     Literature based on Translation.

f)      Emergence of English literature in the north east.

g)     Focusing Literature through cinematography.

   2.  Sharing of experience through Language and Theory

a)     Development of language in the field of phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax etc.

b)    Language through Literature.

c)     Condition of different dialects under the impact of common wealth Literature.

d)    Inter-language system.

e)     Development of English language in the North East.

f)      Language in Literature in the North East.

Call for Papers :

 Abstracts (not more than 200 words) of papers for presentation should be sent to the Organising Secretary latest by June 15th, 2013 along with the registration fee. Full papers should be e-mailed by 28th June, 2013.  All submissions should be original having a certificate attached that the paper has not been presented in any seminar before and /or published in any journal within and outside India. Only selected papers will be published.   Each participant will be given 15 minutes for presentation which will be followed by discussion for about 10 minutes. 

All participants are requested to fill up the Registration Form and send it to the Organising Secretary on or before 28th June 2013, along with the full paper and the registration fee through DD drawn in favour of "Organizing Secretary " payable at S.B.I., M.B.B. College Branch, Agartala.


Registration fee:-    Rs 500/- for teachers and sponsored persons

                                    Rs 200/- for students and research persons



As far as possible, participants will be accommodated in the A.D.C. Guest House and on shared basis. TA/DA to University/College teachers will be paid as per the University rules. There is no room for spouses to be accommodated.

Foreign Delegates:

 Participant from abroad are welcome. However, because of the paucity of funds, it will not be possible for the department to provide any financial support. The department will be glad to help them find accommodation etc if a request is made well in advance.


Participants will have breakfast and dinner at the Guest House itself. However, lunch will be served at the Seminar venue which will contain both vegetarian and non-vegetarian items.

For queries write/contact:


Dr. D. Chakrabarti: -    Contact no: 9402137370


Mr. Somen Nandi :-   Contact no: 9436470703


Smt. Shyamashree  Sarkar:-  Contact no: 9862478217


Smt. Krishna Majumder:-  Contact no: 9436925588




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