National Seminar on 'Narrativising Cultures of North East India : Indigenous to Contemporary'

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Two days National Seminar on ‘Narrativising Cultures of North East India : Indigenous to Contemporary’ was jointly organised by Govt. T. Romana College and Mizoram English Literary Society (MIELS), Aizawl during September 3-4, 2013 at Aizawl. The Seminar was sponsored by UGC, New Delhi. The Inaugural function held at I&PR Auditorium, Aizawl was graced by Chief Guest Mr PC Zoram Sangliana, Minister, Art & Culture Department. Prof Margaret Ch.Zama, Department of English, Mizoram University delivered key-note address in the inaugural session.  During the two days session, the following papers were presented –
1.    Sebastian Zumvu, Nagaland – ‘Son of the soil : A narrative of the North-East Experience’
2.    Linda Chhakchhuak, Editor, Grassroot Options – ‘Learning to Read Behind the News’
3.    Vanlal Ruatkima, FITH, Mumbai – ‘Narrativising North East in the Cyber Sphere’
4.    Prof Umesh Deka, Director, Centre for North East Studies, Gauhati University, Assam – ‘The Cultural Identity  of the Tribes of Assam’
5.    Prof R. Thangvunga, HOD, Department of Mizo, Mizoram University – ‘Magic and Witchcraft in Mizo Folklore’
6.    Dr C. Lalawmpuia Vanchiau, Department of Mizo, Mizoram University – ‘Does Mizo modern novel exist? On Reviewing reviews’
7.    Dr Kishore Bhattacharjee, Folklore Research Department, Gauhati University – ‘Narrativising Identity : The case of Amti Karbis of Assam’
8.    Vanlalchami, Department of English, Govt. T. Romana College – ‘The tradition of Weaving and courting : women’s cultural space ?’
9.    Isaac Malsawmtluanga, Research Scholar, JNU, New Delhi – ‘A Visual study of Mizo Megalithic tradition’
10.    Jenny Laldinthari, Research Scholar, Department of English, MZU & Dr KC Lalthlamuani, Department of English, MZU –‘Understanding culture through folklore : selected Mizo folktales’
11.    Lalthansangi, Research Scholar, JNU, New Delhi & Pauline Lalthlamuani – ‘Silenced voices : expressions of Trauma in Assamese poetry’
12.    Ardella Challam, Department of English, St.Edmunds College, Shillong – ‘Remnants of the past : A brief study of Khasi Traditions and modernism’
13.    Sanjeev Kumar, Department of History, Kamalanagar College, Chawngte – ‘Folk songs of Chakma’
Valedictory session of the Seminar was graced by Mr Ngurbiaka, Director, Art & Culture Department, Govt. of Mizoram.

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