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Designation: Associate Professor
Qualifications: MA, PhD
Area of Specialization:Stylistics/D.H.Lawrence, V.S.Naipaul/Postcolonial Studies, Feminist Studies/ Indian Writing in English, Translation Studies

PC Pradhan

D. H.Lawrence’s Novels: A New Historical Approach. New Delhi: Atlantic, 2009. ISBN. 978-81-269-1082-3

Research Papers/Articles/Chapters in Books:

  1. V.S.Naipaul’s Idea of History and Notion of Universal Civilization”. Journal of  OAES,   Vol.1, 1, 2011.52-67. [National]
  2. “Reconstruction of ‘Suppressed Histories’ in India: A Wounded Civilization: V. S. Naipaul’s Search for Indian Identity” in The Atlantic Literary Review.Vol.12, 1, 2011.  [International].
  3. “V. S. Naipaul’s Caribbean Journey: Reconstruction of West Indian History, Politics, Culture and Society” in The Middle Passage in The Atlantic Critical Review. Vol.10, 1, 2011. [International]        
  4. “Imagining India in Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children: An Interpretation in Postcolonial Perspective”. The Atlantic Critical Review (International Journal), Vol. 9, 1, 2010. ISSN 0972-6373. 82-95.[International]
  5. “Contextualizing Postcolonial Studies.” Research and Criticism .New Series Vol.  1, 2010. ISSN 2229-3639. 64-80. (International)
  6. Book Review of Blue Prints of Retrospection published in Illuminati (A Transnational Journal of Literature, Language and Culture Studies), Vol. 1, 2010. ISSN 2229-4341. 131-134. [International]
  7. The Historical, Socio-Political and Cultural Context of Midnight’s Children in Dimensions of Indian Literature. Ed. M.F. Patel. Jaipur: Sunrise Publishers and Distributors, 2010. 38-54. ISBN 978-93-80207-13-1. [National]
  8. Democracy and Dictatorship in Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children in Indian Booker Prize Winners, Vol. 1,Ed S. Sinha.New Delhi: Atlantic, 2010. [National]
  9. “Challenging Patriarchal Ideology: Interpretation of Feminist Vision in the Novels of  Anita Desai, Shashi Deshpande, Arundhati Roy and Manju Kapur”. The Atlantic Literary Review. Vol. 10, 4, 2009. ISSN 0972-3256. 108-122.[ International]
  10. “Treatment of History in Girish Karnad’s Tale- Danda and Its Contemporary Socio-Political Relevance”. The Atlantic Literary Review, Vol. 10, 1, 2009. ISSN 0972-3269. 94-106. [International
  11. “Feminist Rage and deconstruction of Phalloogocentric Symbolic Order in Manju Kapur’s Home”. Apurva (Research Journal of F/A, BHU Varanasi), Vol.4, 2008-09. ISSN-0975-5780. 184-197.
  12. “Colonisation, Decolonisation and Neo-Colonisation in the Oriya Novel Sibavai in   English Translation: A Postcolonial Reading” in Postcolonial Imaginings: Fissions and Fusions , Ed. S. Sinha. New Delhi: Atlantic, 2009. ISBN 978-81-269-1092-2. 285-297. [National]                                                                
  13. From Margin to Mainstream: A Study in V. S. Naipaul’s A House for Mr. Biswas. Apurva, (Research Journal of F/A, BHU, Varanasi), Vol. 13, 2007-08. ISBN: 81-85305-29-3. 56-64.
  14. “Discourse Stylistics”. The Literary Vision Vol. 3, Spring 2008. ISBN 978-81-7054-506-4.80-88. (VBU, Hazaribagh, Jharkhand)[National]
  15. Book Review of A Journey Through Occult. Darkness: The Poetry of D.H. Lawrence by Kanhaiya.  2005. PP 250,  The Journal of Indian Writing in English (JIWE) Vol. 35 No. 1, Jan. 2007 (National) .90-92.
  16. Book Review: K.K. Sharma, The Litterateur as Art - Theorist: Some Approach to Art.  Points of View, Volume XIII Number 2 winter 2006.  110-113. (National)

Research Projects completed/on-going during the last five years

  1. Interpretation of D.H. Lawrence's Marginal Writings" and "Major Novels”: A New Historical and Cultural Perspective [2005-2007]. [Completed]
  2. Marginality, Cultural Identity and Deconstruction of History in the Novels, Travel Writings and Short Stories of V.S. Naipaul: A Postcolonial Reading [2009-2011] [ongoing]

Fellow of Professional bodies/Academics:

  1. Life -Member of Indo-American Centre for International Studies
  2. (Formerly American Studies Research Centre) [Now Osmania University Centre for International Programme]
  3. Life- member of Forum on Contemporary Theory, Baroda
  4. Member, Board of Studies, University of Pune, Pune
  5. Member, Board of Studies, Sampurnanand Sanskrit University, Varanasi
  6. Member, Indian Society for Commonwealth Studies


  1. UGC sponsored interdisciplinary Regional Seminar on Environment Management of Chilika Lake   and its Importance in Tourism (24-25 November, 2006) K.B.D.A.V. College, Nirakarpur. “Environment Management and Protection of Chilka Lake” . Organization of this UGC sponsored Interdisciplinary Regional Seminar as Convener-Cum-Organizing Secretary
  2. Program on Cooperative Values and Ethics for the Faculty Members of General Colleges (From 28.06.2007 to 30.06.2007) Madhusudan Institute of Cooperative Management, BBSR. “The Importance of Work Ethics and Co-operation in Collective Leadership” 
  3. Global Skills Enhancement Program (July 23rd to 4th 2007) Infosys, BBSR. “Micro Teaching: Teaching Vowels” 
  4. International Conference on Democracy in our Time: The Past and Future of Enlightenment [18-21 December2008] Forum on Contemporary Theory, Vadodara and Dept. of English, BHU, “Nurturing Democratic Ideals and Values of Enlightenment in Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children” 
  5. International Seminar on Translation and Multi-lingualism [March 6-7 2009] Dept. of English and CIIL, Mysore. “Translation as Process: Negotiating between Languages and Cultures” 
  6. National Seminar on Many Faces of Feminism [March 27-28, 2009] Centre for Women’s Studies and Development, FCS, BHU, Varanasi. “Feminist Vision in the Novels of Anita Desai, Shashi Despande, Arundhati Roy and Manju   Kapur” 
  7. International Seminar on Imagining India: Discourse of the Nation, 18-19 December 2009    Dept.  of English, BHU, Varanasi. “The Image of the Indian Nation in V. S. Naipaul’s Trilogy: A Diasporic Perspective”  
  8. National Seminar on Research without Boundaries, 9-10 September 2010. F/A, BHU    “Representation of ‘Suppressed Histories’ and ‘Racial Conflicts’ in V. S. Naipaul’s Later  Fiction: A Study in the Postcolonial Perspective”. 
  9. National Seminar on India in the Fiction of Indian Booker Prize Winners 27-28, November 2010.VSSD College, Kanpur. “Reconstruction of ‘Suppressed Histories’ in IndiaA Wounded Civilization: V. S. Naipaul’s Search    for Indian Identity” 
  10. International Seminar: Theory at Work: Text, History and Culture, 9-11 November 2010. “New Historicism as a Perspective for Interpretation of Literary Text”
  11. National Seminar:  Translation and Indian Culture, 27-28 November 2010.F/A, BHU. “Translation as Practice: Resolving the Problems of Untranslatability” 
  12. International Conference on Diversity in New Literatures, 16-18 December 2010. KU & ISCS “V. S. Naipaul’s Revisioning and Reimagining India as a Nation in A Million Mutinies Now: Resolution for a Final Indian identity in Pluralistic Perspective” 

    *Chaired a Session in the International Conference on Postcolonial Studies: Theory and Practice 


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