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Research in Arts & Humanities
Headings
Research and Innovation
Office of Research and Innovation,
REVA University, Rukmini Knowledge Park Kattigenahalli, Yelahanka,
Bangalore – 560 064
Karnataka, India
+91-80-6622 6622
+91 9448809443

Research in Arts & Humanities

List of Guides & their expertise

Name of Guides Areas of Specialization Email ID
Dr. Beena G. Postcolonial Literature; Indian Writings in English; Feminist Writings; Eco-criticism, Indian Mythology; Travel Writings  beena.g@reva.edu.in 
Dr. Payel Dutta Chowdhury North-East Literature; Indian Writings in English; Gender Studies; Revisionist Writings payeldutta.c@reva.edu.in
Dr. C. Chamundehswari ELT chamundeshwari.c@reva.edu.in
Dr. Premalatha S. Comparative Literature; Dalit & Other Resistance Literatures; Partition Literature prema.s@reva.edu.in
Dr. Abhisarika Prajapati Theatre & Film Studies; Diasporic Writings; Russian Writings; LGBT Literature; Translation Literature abhisarika.p@reva.edu.in
Dr. Sreenivas Murthy K Hindi Katha Sahitya sreenivasamk@reva.edu.in
Dr. Hemantha Kumar  Human Resource Management, Clinical Psychology, Social Psychology, Educational Psychology, Child Psychology, Health Psychology, Counseling Psychology  hemanthakumara.v@reva.edu.in 

Conferences Organized:

i) One Day National Conference on “Gender and Media” on 15th March 2019

Speakers:

Sl. No.

Name & Designation of the Speaker

Topic

1

Mr. T.R. Gopalkrishnan, Former Editor, The Week

Gender and Media Narratives (Print Media)

2

Mr. Kumar Jahgirdar, President, CRISP

Male Rights and Media

3

Dr. Sapna M.S., Associate Professor, Mysore University

Post Truth in Media Narratives

4

Ms. Sana Suman, Transgender Activist

Media Portrayals of LGBT Community

ii) 2-Day International Conference on “Connecting Cultures: Ramayana Retellings in South India and Southeast Asia” on 14th and 15th September 2017 conducted on the occasion of the centenary celebrations of the noted historian, Prof. Achuta Rao in collaboration with National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bengaluru

Speakers:

Sl. No.

Name & Designation of the Speaker

Topic

1

Prof. Vanamala Viswanatha, Azim Premji University, Bangalore

Rāmāyaṇa Retellings in the Classical Canon of Kannaḍa Literature

2

Mrs. Malini Saran, Independent Scholar, New Delhi

Discourse on Governance and Ethics as a lietmotif in the Rāmāyaṇas of Java

3

Prof. Chirapat Prapandvidya, Silpakorn University, Bangkok

Thai Rāmakien: Its Close Links with South India

4

Dr. A.J. Thomas, Author and translator, Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi

Ādhyātma Rāmāyaṇaṃ Kilippāṭṭu of Tunchat Ezhuttachan: The Foremost Malayalam Bhakti Text

5

Prof. Krishna Murthy Hanuru, Kannada scholar and writer, Mysore

From Palace to Streets: Many Rāmāyaṇas from the Bylane

6

Mrs. Mary Brockington, University of Oxford, Oxford

From Kanauj to Laos: Development of the ‘Floating Maiden’ episode in the Southeast Asian Rāma tradition

7

Prof. Do Thu Ha, Vietnam National University, Hanoi

 

Localizing India’s Values of the Rāmāyaṇa in Southeast Asia—the case of the Malay Hikāyat Seri Rāma

8

Prof. Paula Richman, Oberlin College in Ohio, USA

Ravana Center-Stage: Motivations of a Rakshasa Monarch

9

Prof. Purushottama Bilimale, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

The Making of Rāmāyaṇa in the Yakṣagānas of Coastal Karnataka

10

Prof. Ghulam-Sarwar Yousof, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur

 

The Rāmāyaṇa of the Malay Shadow Play, Wayang Kulit Kelantan, and its possible parallels and connections with the epic versions in northern Southeast Asia

11

Ms. Cheryl Thiruchelvam, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia

Expressions of the Ramayana Epic in Malaysian Arts

12

Mr. Sirang Leng, Silpakorn University, Bangkok

Reamker Performance in Khmer Society

13

Dr. Phan Anh Thu, University of Social Sciences and Humanities,

Ho Chih Minh City, Vietnam

Riemke Performance in the Khmer Villages: Untold Stories

14

Dr. Thomas Hunter, University of British Columbia, Vancuover

Mabasan Rāmāyaṇa, a Continuous Retelling of the Rāmāyaṇa in Bali

15

Dr. Valérie Gillet, Ecole Français d’Extrême Orient, Paris

The Rāmāyaṇa in the Pallava and Pandya Archaeological and Epigraphic Material

16

Dr. Parul Pandya Dhar, University of Delhi, Delhi

The Rāmāyaṇa in the Western Chalukyan Deccan, c. 6th to 8th centuries

17

Prof. S. Settar, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore

Rāmāyaṇa narratives from the Hoysaḷas to Vijayanagara

18

Prof. Sharada Srinivasan, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore

Rāmāyaṇa Bronzes and Sculpture from the Coḷa to Vijayanagara Times

19

Dr. R.K.K. Rajarajan, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

 

The Rāmāyaṇa Paintings of the Māliruñcōlai Temple: Nationalism under the spell of Regionalism

20

Dr. Shiva Aruni, Director, Indian Council of Historical Research

 

Narrative Sculptural Art of Ramayana During the Post-Vijayanagara Period in Karnataka

21

Prof. John Brockington, University of Oxford, Oxford

Stone, Wood, Paint: Rāma Story Representations Throughout Southeast Asia

22

Dr. Gauri Parimoo-Krishnan, Art Historian and Curator, Singapore

 

Mighty Messenger: Adaptation and Localisation of Hanumān and the Rāmāyaṇa in Southeast Asia

23

Dr. Rachel Loizeau, Université Catholique de l'Ouest at Angers, France

Rāmāyaṇa retold in Khmer sculpture with special reference to the Yuddhakāṇḍa (10th-12th centuries)

24

Ms. Nguyen Thi Tam Anh

 

“Robam” of Khmer Ethnicity in Southern Vietnam: Case Study in Soc Trang Province

iii) 2-Day International Conference on “(His)tory, Her-story, and ‘Other’ Narratives: Revisions and Re-interpretations in Story-telling” organized on 3rd and 4th February 2017.

Speakers:

Sl. No.

Name of the Speaker

Topic

1

Dr. T. Satyanath, University of Delhi, New Delhi

Re-Visioning Indian Representations: Pluralistic Epistemology, Margino-centricism and Trans-mediality and Interdisciplinarity

2

Dr. Ettienne Rassendran, St. Joseph’s  College (Autonomous), Bengaluru, Karnataka

Between Dreaming and Arriving: A Question of Identities

3

Dr. Himadri Lahiri, University of Burdwan,  Burdwan, West Bengal

Reinventing the Myth: Diaspora and the Politics of Representation

4

Dr. V. Shantha, Jyoti Nivas College (Autonomous), Bengaluru, Karnataka

Contesting Histories, Competing Narratives

Thrust Areas of Research

ELT; Indian Writings in English; American Literature; Translation Studies; Gender Studies; Postcolonial Literature; Hindi Katha Sahitya; Child Psychology; Abnormal Psychology; Counseling Psychology; Human Resource Management

Details of Ph.D. Research Scholars of the School:

Sl No

Name of the Scholar

Name of the Guide

Title of research

Year of Registration

1

Ms. Jayapradha

Dr. Yogananda Rao

 

Issues of Women’s Identity in the Social Landscape of Kerala with reference to the Selected Works of Lalithambika Antharjanam and Kamala Das

2015

2

Mr. Lohith K. N.

Dr. Yogananda Rao

African American Popular Culture: Reading the Vernacular Tradition (Late 19th Century Onwards)

2015

3

Mr. S. A. Lakshminarayan Shetty

Dr. Sreenivas Murthy

 

Stree Vimarsh Ke Sandharbh Me Mamata Kaliya Ke Kahani Sahitya

2015

4

Ms. Sowmya B.L.

Dr. Sreenivas Murthy

 

Samajik Samasyayon Ke Pariprekshya Me Kahanikar Narendra Kohli Ki Kahaniyan

2015

5

Ms. Sudha Kankanwar

Dr. Sreenivas Murthy

 

Kamaleshwar Ke Kahani Sahitya Me Naari Charitra

2015

6

Ms. Vijayalakshmi R.

Dr. C. Chamundeshwari

Stature of Metacognitive Awareness in Reading Strategies Among Divergent Learners

2016

7

Ms. Suzan Karkera

Dr. C. Chamundeshwari

Implementing Computer Assisted Language Learning to Promote Listening Skills Among Engineering Students

2016

8

Ms.  Violet McHardy

Dr. Payel Dutta Chowdhury

Transitions in Identity: A Critique of Familial and Cultural Implications in the Evolution of Self in Manju Kapur’s Novels

2016

9

Mr. Tiakaba Jamir

Dr. C. Chamundeshwari

Strategies of Developing Speaking Skills Among Tertiary Level Students

2016

10

Ms. Shanthi Joseph

Dr. C. Chamundeshwari

Activity based Training: A Pedagogical Approach in Teaching English for Tertiary Level Students

2016

11

Ms. Sujatha Girish

Dr. Payel Dutta Chowdhury

Nation and ‘Imagined Homelands’: Exploration of Women’s Diasporic Identity in Selected Novels of Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

2016

12

Ms. Noopur Srivastava

Dr. Payel Dutta Chowdhury

Earth and Fire: A Comparative Study of Sita and Draupadi in Selected Revisionist Texts

2016

13

Ms. Vidya Shankar Shetty

Dr. Payel Dutta Chowdhury

Challenging Stereotypes: A Study on the Unexplored Voices in Selected Works of Devdutt Pattanaik

2016

14

Ms. Nasreen Ghani

Dr. Premalatha S.

A Retrospective Study of Indian Culture and Identity through the Selected Works of Shashi Tharoor

2016

15

Ms. V. Meenakshi

Dr. Premalatha S.

Exploration of Identity, Alienation, and Exile in Jhumpa Lahiri’s Selected Works

2016

16

Ms. Yashaswini P.

Dr. Premalatha S.

Myth, Society, and Identity: A Study of Githa Hariharan’s Novels

2016

17

Ms. Radha D.R.

Dr. Premalatha S.

Paradigm Shift in Representation of Culture, Society and Women in Selected Novels of Chetan Bhagat

2016

18

Ms. Joshi Ashwini Bhujang

Dr. Sreenivas Murthy

Mridula Sinha Ki Katha Sahitya Mein Samajik Jivan

2016

19

Ms. Alka Nana David Prasad

Dr. Sreenivas Murthy

Maitreyi Pushpa Ke Upanasyon Me Parilakshit Stree-Purush Sambandh

2016

20

Mr. Nagappa Appanna Singi

Dr. Sreenivas Murthy

Shankar Shesh Ke Natako Me Chitrit Nari Charitra: Ek Anusheelan

2016

21

Ms. Anupama B.N.

Dr. Payel Dutta Chowdhury

The Personal and the Political: A Study of Khaled Hosseini and Atiq Rahimi’s Works

2017

22

Ms. Radhika V.

Dr. Payel Dutta Chowdhury

Women in the Periphery: A Study of Kavita Kane’s Works

2017

23

Ms. Kaveri V.A.

Dr. Payel Dutta Chowdhury

Portrayal of Culture and Identity in the Novels of Kaveri Nambisan

2017

24

Mr. Joji K.C.

Dr. Abhisarika Prajapati

An Action Research on the Status of English Education of Girls in Ron

2017

25

Ms. Akhila Variyar

Dr. Abhisarika Prajapati

History, Alterity and Normativity in the Fictional World of Rohinton Mistry

2017

26

Ms. Asma Fathima

Dr. Abhisarika Prajapati

War, Women and Trauma in the Novels of Tahmima Anam

2017

27

Ms. Javairia Nousheen

Dr. Abhisarika Prajapati

From ‘Just Harry’ to ‘The Chosen One’: Understanding Child Development in J.K Rowling’s Harry Potter series Using Bildungsroman

2018

28

Mr. Ehboklang Pyngrope

Dr. Payel Dutta Chowdhury

The Oral Tradition in the formation of Khasi Culture and Identity

2018

29

Ms. Shyla Abraham

Dr. Beena G.

Representations and Re-Readings of the Neocolonial Subaltern: Contextualising Aravind Adiga

2018

30

Mr. Rajaneesh Kumar

Dr. Beena G.

Evolution of the female psyche in distinct narrative Patterns: A study of select works of Indira Goswami and Suniti Namjoshi

2018

31

Ms. Poornima

Dr. Beena G.

Vachana Movement and Transcendentalist Sensibilities: Re-Reading of the Saint Akkamahadevi's Vachanas

2018

32

Ms. Meenakshi V.

Dr. Shalini Chandra

Exploration of the Diasporic worlds in the Select works of Bharati Mukherjee, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni and Kiran Desai

2018