Ms. Dhärä Chotäi Profile

Ms. Dhärä Chotäi

Assistant Professor

Centre for English Studies,

SCHOOL OF LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND CULTURE STUDIES

Email ID: dhara.chotai@cug.ac.in

EDUCATION: M.A., M. Phil., NET (English)

OTHER QUALIFICATION:

  • Completed DIPLOME D ETUDES EN LANGUE FRANCAISE DELF A1 (NIVEAU A1) FIRST LEVEL course in French Language from Alliance Francaise, Ahmedabad in February 2008.
  • Completed CCC (Certificate in Computing Concept) from Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University in April 2007.

ACADEMIC HONOURS AND AWARDS:

  • Awarded "Shri Yogendra Vinayakray Vasavada Smark Gold Medal" for securing highest number of marks in M.A. [English] examination of Saurashtra University held in May 2004.
  • Awarded "Shri Barot Maniben Chhotalal Gold Medal" for securing highest number of marks in M.A. [English] examination of Saurashtra University held in May 2004.
  • Awarded "Shri V. S. Raval Prize" for securing highest number of marks in M.A. [English] examination of Saurashtra University held in May, 2004.

AREAS OF INTEREST:

  • Life Writing
  • Literary Historiography
  • Literary Discourse in the Colonial Period
  • Genre Studies

WORK EXPERIENCE:

TEACHING

  • Asst. Professor in English, Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, from June 2007 to October 2010.
  • Lecturer in English, Shri H. N. Shukla College of I.T. & Management affiliated to Saurashtra University from the year 2004 2005.

RESEARCH

  • Project Fellow in the UGC Special Assistance Programme on "The Indian Renaissance Literature with special reference to Gujarati, Hindi & English" at Department of English & CLS, Saurashtra University, Rajkot from the 2005 to 2007.

PUBLICATION:

   
Translation:
  • Mehta, Ranjitram Vavabhai. ‘Master Nandanprasad’ (2007). In Pre Independence Gujarati Short Stories, ed. Kamal Mehta and R B Zala, Creative Books: New Delhi.

Research Papers:

  • ‘Paging the life of a Prince of Young Bengal: Thomas Edwards’ Henry Derozio’ (2010).Critical Practice: A Journal of Critical and Literary Studies, (annual) Vol. XVII, Creative Books: New Delhi, pp. 117-128 (ISSN: 0972-4230)
  • ‘Reconstructing the Life of a Poet of Unfulfilled and Renowned Hopes: Michael Madhusudan Dutt’ (2012). In Dr. Mukesh Bhesaniya (ed.) Critical essays on Indian Writing in English. Jaipur: Prism Books. (ISBN: 978-81-923203-5-9)
  • ‘Augnismi Sadina Gujarati Charitra sahityana Ugam Bindue Karsandas Muljinu Jivancharitra’ (2013). Forbes, 78(1): 52-57. (ISSN 0559-9253)
  • ‘From Dawn of Poesy to the Dusk of Being: Navalram Pandya’s Kavi Jivan‚, (2013). VNSGU Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, vol. 4, no. 1, 57-65. (ISSN 0975-637X)

EXTENSION AND OUTREACH ACTIVITIES:

  • Invited as Resource Person by Knowledge Consortium of Gujarat, Ahmedabad, and Gujarat Arts & Commerce College, Ahmedabad, to deliver a lecture on “Colonialism : Mask of Conquest by Gauri Vishwanathan” during a one week short Term Course on Research Methodology held from 16th to 22nd March 2015.
  • Invited as the UGC Visiting Fellow under the UGC Visiting Fellow Scheme by the Department of English and CLS, Saurashtra University, Rajkot, for a period of one week, i.e. from 21st to 27 March 2015.

TRANING PROGRAM:

  • Completed SAKSHAM – IT Champion Training Program Organized by Director, Education Advocacy, Microsoft, at the Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar from 8th to 14th September 2015.

SEMINAR/ WORKSHOP/CONFERENCE PAPER PRESENTATION & PARTICIPATION::

  • Participated and presented a paper titled‘Translation as an Apparatus of Colonial Ideology: The Case of the nineteenth Century Gujarati’ in the International Conference on “Theorizing [a] translation: Texts and Contexts” organized by the Department of English, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat, in collaboration with Forum on Contemporary Theory, Baroda, held on 9-10 February 2016.
  • Participated and presented a paper titled ‘The Idea of Region and History: A. K. Forbes‚ Ras Mala‚ in the UGC International Conference on “Of the Indian: Literary Constructs and Responses – Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century British Literary Works” organized by Department of English & CLS and its Alumni Association, Saurashtra University, Rajkot, held on 14, 15 & 16 March, 2015.
  • Attended a two day National Workshop on “Research methodology and Academic Writing” organised by Information and Library Network (INFLIBNET) Centre, Gandhinagar , held on 29th & 30th January, 2015.
  • Participated and presented a paper titled ‘Literary Historiography in Gujarati Literature: Theories & Frameworks’ in the four day The Tenth Biennial CLAI International Conference organized by School of Language, Literature & Culture Studies, Central University of Gujarat, in association with Comparative Literature Association of India (CLAI) on “Social Imagination in Comparative Perspective: Language, Cultures and Literatures” held on 3-6 March 2011.
  • Participated and presented a paper titled ‘Biography & other cognate forms of Narrative Prose: A Comparative Studies’ in the three day International Conference organized by Department of English & Comparative Literary Studies, [Saurashtra University, Rajkot] , Comparative Literature Association of India (CLAI), CIIL & Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi on “Expanding Territories: Comparative Literature in the 21st Century”, held on 29, 30 & 31 March 2010.
  • She has participated in several International and National Seminars/Conferences/Workshops.