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SECOND VOLUME OF THE ANTHOLOGY “EXPLORING NORTH-EAST INDIAN WRITINGS IN ENGLISH”
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PG Department of English, Assam Central University:: Diphu Campus, Diphu-782 460 Karbi Anglog, India
IN VIEW OF HEAVY DEMAND AND DEEP INTEREST OF THE CONTRIBUTORS, IT HAS BEEN DECIDED TO BRING OUT THE SECOND VOLUME OF THE ANTHOLOGY “EXPLORING NORTH-EAST INDIAN WRITINGS IN ENGLISH”.
The term ‘North-East’ is a form of geographical, linguistic and ethnic stereotyping that clubs together eight disparate, often misunderstood sister states comprising of Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Manipur, Mizoram, and Sikkim, that happen to lie in the Northeastern periphery of the Indian union. The body of works by English-language writers from this region refers to the North-East Indian Writings in English.
As we are aware that North-East India is an under-represented region in many ways. The troubled political climate, the beautiful landscape and the confluence of various ethnic groups perhaps have given rise to a body of writings that is completely different from the rest of India. Some of the most interesting Indian writing in English today is coming from this region.
This Second Volume of the anthology is intended to focus on some of the latest perspectives of the region presented by noted North-East Indian Writers such as Temsula Ao, Mamang Dai, Easterine Iralu, T. Monalisa Changkija, Nini Lungalang, Esther Syiem, Mona Zote, Kynpham Sing Nongkynrih, Robin Singh Ngangom, Desmond L. Kharmawphlang, Indira Goswami, Siddhartha Deb, Daisy Hasan, Mitra Phukan, Bhaskar Roy Barman, Anjum Hasan, Jyoti Prasad Agrawalla, Dhruba Hazarika, Harekrishna Deka, Srutimala Duara, Arupa Patangia Kalita, Sebastian Zumvu, Bimabati Thiyam Ongbi, Dhrubajyoti Bora, Bijoya Sawian, D.N. Bezbaruah, Jahnavi Barua, Siddhartha Sarma, Nitoo Das, Aruni Kashyap and Uddipana Goswami etc. to name a few.
Interested scholars are requested to submit a 200-250 words abstract along with short bio through e-mail as MS Word attachment to Dr. Indu Swami at firstname.lastname@example.org latest by November 15, 2010. The deadline for submission of full length unpublished quality papers (3000-7000 words) in the latest MLA style is December 31, 2010. The anthology will be published by a reputed Indian publisher and a free copy will be provided to each contributor.
Dr. Indu Swami