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Full Name:              Bijaya Kumar Sethi
Discipline:               English Literature
Institute Roll No:    12116103
Email Id:                   phd12116103@iiti.ac.in
Supervisor:             Dr. Amarjeet Nayak
Status:                      Ongoing

Personal Details

Mr. Sethi is currently working as a doctoral research scholar in English at IIT Indore. He has completed his M.PHIL in English from Pondicherry University, Pondicherry and P.G in English from Ravenshaw University Cuttack, Odisha. His areas of interest are Dalit Literature, African American Literature and Feminism.

Area of Research

His work focuses on Dalit Literature and Aesthetics. His endeavor is to locate Dalit aesthetic elements in Dalit autobiographical narratives that mark a point of departure from the established mainstream literary norms.

Presented Papers

“Mapping Multiple Marginalities and Exploring Dalit Women‘s World: A Comparative Study of Dalit Men‘s and Women‘s Autobiographical Narratives” in the AHRC funded international conference ‘Cast(e)ing Gender in Dalit Literature’. Held at the English Department at Savitribai Phule Pune University, India, December. 14-15, 2015.

“Standard Language Politics: Reproducing Dominant Culture and Legalizing Social Discrimination” in the national conference ‘Marginalization’. Held at Kirti M. Doongursee College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Feb. 10. 2015.

“From Experience to Aesthetics: A Dalit Perspective“ in the AHRC funded international conference ‘Contemporary Approaches to the Analysis of Dalit Literature&rsquo. Held at Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK, June. 23-24, 2014.

Publications

Sethi, Bijay Kumar and Amarjeet Nayak. “Departure from Speciesism to New Humanities in Selected Short Stories from North-East India”, Perspectives on New Literatures: Postcolonial Responses, Eds. R. Janatha Kumari and Chitra Trivikram Nair, Atlantic Publishers, New Delhi, 2015. pp. 60–68.

Sethi, Bijay Kumar and Amarjeet Nayak. “Redefining Dalit: Identity Politics, Issues and Debates in Contemporary Dalit Literature”, Wizcraft Journal of Language and Culture, Vol. II, No. II, 2013. pp. 137–142.

Sethi, Bijaya Kumar and Amarjeet Nayak. “Urban Dialectics of Caste in Modern India: Reflections from Select Dalit Autobiographical Narratives”. International Journal of Management and Social Sciences. 4.1 (2016). pp. 20-26.