Call for Paper Proposals – English Studies

The English stream of the conference looks to address the phenomenon of Indian Writing in English. With a 30% annual growth rate in English books published in India, it is evident that the Indian writer is no longer cause for raised eyebrows and tones of surprise. However, the knowledge of the extent of our national diversity gives rise to a multitude of questions.Who is this ‘Indian’ writer and what is the ‘India’ that is written about? Can there be a singular concept of India and how much does globalization affect this picture? Considering the dearth of new ideas hitting the bookshelves, have we hit a creative roadblock?


About Negotiating Conflict

The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Madras is organising its second academic conference in the month of September, 2012 under the overarching theme of ‘Negotiating Conflict’. The two day conference will have a session each on Economics, English Studies and Development Studies offering an array of lectures, panel discussions by the leading thinkers and paper presentations by students. For queries, please mail at:
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