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Narendra Kumar

narendra@lnmiit.ac.in

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Humanities and Social Sciences


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Biography


Research Area

Postcolonial Studies; Decoloniality; Ethnic Conflict; Literature of the Indian Subcontinent (South Asia); Literature of the Caribbean/African Diaspora; Adaptation Studies/Film Studies

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Dr. Narendra Kumar

Associate Professor

Humanities and Social Sciences

Education

Degree/DiplomaInstitute/ OrganizationYearBranch/Specialization
1Ph. D. Doctor of PhilosophyUniversity of Rajasthan, Jaipur2011English (Title: Race, Ethnicity and History: Postcolonial Interrogations in the Fiction of Caryl Phillips)
2M.A. Master of ArtsUniversity of Rajasthan, Jaipur2002English
3B.A. Bachelor of ArtsUniversity of Rajasthan, Jaipur1999English, Sanskrit, Philosophy

Projects

Name of ProjectTotal Cost of ProjectFunding AgencyDuration FromDuration To
1Tracing the Faultlines of Ethnic Conflict in Postcolonial Indian Subcontinent: Narrative as a Socio-Political Discourse800000Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR)20142016

Publications

1 Kumar, Narendra, Race and the Politics of Representation: Epistemological Challenges Posed by the Revisionary Studies of Canonical Literatures, Transcending Disciplinary Decadence (Forthcoming). Ed. Lewis Gordon. Routeledge, India. 2019 ,
2Kumar, Narendra, Cartographies of Identities in Postcolonial Pakistan: Kamila Shamshie’s Kartography, The International Lincoln Centre for American Studies, Louisiana State University, USA, and Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Kolkata on “Global South Cultural Production and Dialogue.” DEC 2019 ,
3Kumar, Narendra, Nationalism and Cosmopolitanism: Reading a Decolonial Discourse in Tagore’s The Home and the World., The International Lincoln Centre for American Studies, Louisiana State University, USA,
4 Kumar, Narendra., Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict in the Indian Subcontinent: Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children, Shalimar the Clown and Shame, XX international conference of Forum on Contemporary Theory,

Expert lectures

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1August2020Delivered lecture on "Democratising Learning & Re-forming Conventional Paedagogy: MOOCs and OER" in a week-long FDP (“Workshop on MOOCs, e-content Development and Open Education Resources”) organised by UGC-HRDC, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, on 17-22 August 2020. AUG 2020
2August2020Delivered lecture on "E-Content Development and Blogging" in a week-long FDP (“Workshop on MOOCs, e-content Development and Open Education Resources”) organised by UGC-HRDC, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, on 17-22 August 2020. AUG 2020
3August2020Delivered lecture on "Humanities and Social Sciences for Technology Students: Why and How" in a five day TEQIP-III sponsored FDP on "Student-Centred Teaching Methods & Strategies in Higher Education" organised by RTU, Kota and SKIT, Jaipur on 10-14 August 2020. AUG 2020
4January2020Delivered plenary talk on "The text and the context, the part and the whole: Hermeneutics and Revisionary Constructions" in an international conference on "Hermeneutics Today: Negotiating Traditional Approaches across Cultures, Literatures and Languages" organised by Swami Keshvanand Institute of Technology, Jaipur, on 24-25 January 2020. JAN 2020
5October2019Delivered lecture on "Democratising Learning & Re-forming Conventional Paedagogy: MOOCs and OER" in a week-long FDP (“Workshop on MOOCs, e-content Development and Open Education Resources”) organised by UGC-HRDC, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, on 7-12 October 2019. OCT 2019
6October2019Delivered lecture on "E-Content Development: Simple Tips" in a week-long FDP (“Workshop on MOOCs, e-content Development and Open Education Resources”) organised by UGC-HRDC, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, on 7-12 October 2019. OCT 2019

Workshop attended

TypeMonthYearInformation
1Short Term CourseJuly2015Four-week-long Theory/Praxis Course on EFL, Shillong Campus (Organised by Forum on Contemporary Theory, Baroda) Course Faculty: Prof. Walter Mignolo (Duke University) & Prof. Simon Gikandi (Princeton University)
2TrainingMay2011Four-week-long UGC-Orientation Programme organised by ASC – North Eastern Hill University, Shillong. I earned "A" grade in the programme.
3Short Term CourseFebruary2011Winter School on "Imaginative Reading, Creative Writing: Language, Literature and the Teacher" organised by IIT, Kharagpur
4Short Term CourseFebruary2009Soft Skills Workshop held at Infosys Technologies Ltd., Chandigarh-Campus
5Short Term CourseSeptember2007Soft Skills Training Program held at Infosys Technologies Ltd, Chandigarh-Campus
6Short Term CourseFebruary2007"Creative Reading & Writing Workshop" conducted by Prof. Valarie Miner, Stanford University, USA and organised jointly by Department of English, University of Rajasthan and the American Center, New Delhi
7Short Term CourseSeptember2007National seminar on "Rethinking Ability/ Disability: Reflections and Representations in Indian Cinema" organised by Institute for Research in Interdisciplinary Studies (IRIS), Jaipur