Dalit & American Literature

Dr. Khagendra Sethi

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Department of English

Phone no.-943720028 5

Email-sethi.khagendra@gmail.com

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Jayanta Jena

Research Scholar

SaktiSekhar Dash

Research Scholar

Netrananda Das

Research Scholar

Aryaputri Sthitaprajna

Research Scholar

Group Alumni

Dr. Tithi Roy

Thesis Title : A Subaltern Speaks: Voice of Protest in MulkrajAnand’sFiction

Dr. Srikumari Panda

Thesis Title : A Search for Ethnic Space: Haunting Voyages in Toni Morrison.

Dr. SomalikaSahu

Thesis Title : Apostle of Freedom: The Emancipatory Impulse in the Writings of Emerson and BhimaBhoi

Dr. Runubala Moharana

Thesis Title : Reclaiming of Nativism in the novels of Thomas King: A Study of Identity, Culture and Home

Dr. Monalisa Chakravarty

Thesis Title : The Little People: Alienation and Assertion

M.Phil.

  1. “The Role of Fate in the Major Novels of Thomas Hardy” by Smruti Sulalita Mohanty at Ravenshaw University (2009-2010)
  2. “Theme of Exploitation: A Study with Reference to Mulk Raj Anand’s Coolie and Untouchable” by Tithi Roy at Ravenshaw University (2010-11)
  3. “Journey from Suspension to Emergence: A Study of Women Characters in Alice Walker’s The Color Purple and Meridian” by Bismita Pradhan at Ravenshaw University(2011-12).
  4. “A Parable of American Innocence and Disillusion: A Study with Reference to Philip Roth’s American Pastoral” by Ankita Paul,  Ravenshaw University (2011-12).
  5. “Postcolonial Aspects in Chinua Achebe’s Trilogy” by Shritapa Das at Ravenshaw University (2012-13)
  6. “Presentation of Family Relationship in Philip Roth’s American Pastoral and Human Stain”by Sarojakanta Nayak at Ravenshaw University.(2013-14)
  7. “The Elements of American Romanticism in Washington Irving’s The Sketch Book” by Monalisa Chakraborty at Ravenshaw Univ. (2013-14)
  8. “Developing Cultural Competence: A Study of the Selected Novels of Arundhati Roy, Kiran Desai and Bharati Mukherjee” by Yasoswini Panda at Ravenshaw University (2015-16)
  9. “Bama’s Vanmam: A Way to Religious Solidarity” by Pujapriya Behera, Ravenshaw University (2016-2017)
  10. Displacement and Alienation in V S Naipaul’s A Bend in the River” by Krushna Sing, Ravenshaw University, (2016-2017)
  11. Can A Wife Speak?: A Study of Meena Kandaswamy’s When I Hit You by Kalinga Das, Ravenshaw University, (2017-18)

His research interest includes Dalit Literature and American literature

Books:

  1. Emerson on Time and Space. Cuttack: Waldenwoods, 2013 (ISBN: 978-81-89881-21-4)
  2. Bhima Bhoi’s Writings: Critique and Commentary. Cuttack: Waldenwoods, 2016 (ISBN: 978-81-89881-21-4).
  3. Hemingway’s Mighty Heroines. Notion Press, 2021 (ISBN 978-93-84763-75-6).
  4. Emacipatory Impulses in the Writings of R W Emerson and Bhima Bhoi. Co authored, Notion Press, 2021.

Chapters in Edited Books:

  1. “Voicing the Dalit Women: Subjugation and Assertion in Bama’s Sangati ” in Negotiating the Nation: Colonial, Post-Colonial, Transnational Fictions, Abhishekh Prakashans, Delhi, 2015.
  2. “Subjugation of Women in Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things” in Asian Literature in English, Prestige Books International, New Delhi, 2017

Research Papers:

  1. “Dalits and their Challenges Ahead” published in Indian Journal of Social Perspectives, Volume – 5, No. – 1, January, 2011. (0974 – 5238) 65-67.
  2. “The Concept of Eternity: Emerson and the East” in Indian Journal of World Literature and Culture, Volume – 7, July – December 2011 (2229 – 7251) 39-51.
  3. “The Concept of Eternity: Emerson and the East” in Indian Journal of World Literature and Culture, Volume – 7, July – December 2011 (2229 – 7251) 39-51.
  4. “Humanism beyond Boarders: A Study with Reference to the Poetry of Bhima Bhoi” in Indian Journal of Social Perspectives, Volume-07, No. 2, July 2013. (0974-5238) 147-156.
  5. “Exploring Family Relationship in Roth’s American Pastoral and Human Stain” in iEnglish Vol. 2, December 2013 (2319-2488) 79-84.
  6. “Patriotism in Odia Children’s Poems” in iEnglish Vol. 3, June 2014 (2319-2488 ) 1-11.
  7. Emerson: God, Man and Nature” in The Atlantic Literary Review, Volume 15, No. 2, April-June, 2014. (0972-3269) 34-41.
  8. “Emerson: A Pantheist and Mystic” in The Literary Voyage, Volume I, Issue III, July 2014 (2348-5272) 274-280.
  9. “Traityavad in R.W. Emerson” in The English Express, Volume 2nd , Issue 8th, October-December 2014 (2347-2642). 133-144.
  10. “Indian and Emersonian Concept of Time and Space” in The Literary Perspectives, Volume 10, No. 1, January 2015 (0974-0368) 65-71.
  11. “Exploitation in Mulk Raj Anand’s Contemporary Society” online in Langlit Vol. 2, Issue 2, November 2015. (2349-5189) 859-864.
  12. “Achebe’s Africa: From a Postcolonial Perspective” in The International Research Specialist, Vol. No. II, Issue No. VIII, December 2015. (2350-1499) 112-121.
  13. “Voice of Protest: A Study of Mulk Raj Anand’s Untouchable” in Indian Scholar, Vol. 2, Issue II, December 2015. (2350-109X) 79-84 .
  14. Sketching Mulk Raj Anand as a Postcolonial Writer” in IJELR, Vol. 2, Issue No.4, Oct – Dec 2015 (2349-9451) 72- 81.
  15. “Global Family: A Cosmopolitan Outlook in Bhima Bhoi’s Poetry” in RJELAL, Vol. 3, Issue 4, Oct – Dec 2015, (2321-3108)  135- 143.
  16. “Illusion and Disillusion in Philip Roth’s American Pastoral” in Scholarly Research Journal, Vol. 3/13, December-January 2016 (2348-3083) 3284-3290.
  17. “Beyond the World: Transcendentalism in the Poetry of Bhima Bhoi” in Literary Endeavour, Vol. VII, No. 1, January 2016. (0976-299X) 79-84.
  18. “Subversion of Human Dignity: A Study of Mulk Raj Anand’s Coolie” in International Research Journal of Sciences and Humanities, Vol. No. 5, Issue No. 1, January 2016 (ISSN No. 2320-4702) 142-150.
  19. “Mysticism in the Poetry of Bhima Bhoi” in IJELLH Vol. No. IV, Issue No. I, January, 2016. (2321-7065) 78-88.
  20. “American Womanhood in The Sun Also Rises” in iEnglish Vol. 5, January 20116 (2319-2488)  53-58.
  21. “Three Fold Marginalization in Bama’s Sangati” in Literary Perspectives, Vol. XI, No. 1, January 2016. (0974-0368) 53-64.
  22. “Discovering the Self: A Study of Philip Roth’s Novels” in Rock Pebbles, Vol. XX , No. I, January- March 2016 (0975-0509) 84-88.
  23. “Deconstructing American Dream in Philip Roth’s American Pastoral” in Replica, Vol. XIX, I, August – September 2016 ,72-80.
  24. “Formatting Young Psyche: A Study from the Perspectives of Odia Children’s Poems” in I J I F R , 4, Issue-3, November 2016 (2347-1697) 112-121.
  25. “Existential Dilemma in Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises” in Research Chronicler, Vol. 3, Issue 4, November 2016 (2347-503X) 88-99.
  26. “Religious Solidarity in Vanmam” in SRJIS, 5 : 44, UGC 49366, March-April 2018 (2278-8808 ) 10115-22.
  27. “Morality in Odia Children’s  Poetry” in Journal for Humanity Science English Language, 6 : 26, February – March 2018 (ISSN No.2348- 3083), 7721-28

Co-authored :

  1. “Historicizing Toni Morrison and Her Fiction” in SRJIS, 4 : 35, July-August 2017 (2278-8808) 6161-6168
  2. “Toni Morrison’s Beloved and The Bluest Eye: A Saga of Untold Suffering” JBM & SSR, 6 : 10, October 2017 (2319-5614), 101-105
  3. “Comparing Gopinath Mohanty with Mulk Raj Anand from the Perspective of Resistance Literature” in Journal of Humanity Science and English Language, 4 : 23,  August – September 2017, (2349-9664)6100-6107
  4. “Contemporary Social Picture: A Study of the Novels of Anand and Mohanty” in Innovation: The Research Concept, 2:9, October 2017 (2456-5474)
  5. “Bhima Bhoi: A Critique of His Writings and Preachings” in Srinkhla  Ek Shodhparak Vaicharik Patrika, 5:9, May 2018 (2321-290X ) 44-49
  6. “R W Emerson on Women Emancipation” in Asian Resonance, 8: 2, April 2019 (0976-8602) 10 – 16
  7. An Ecofeminist Reading of Cormac Mccarthy’s Outer Dark in Dogo Rangsang Research Journal, 11-03, March 2021 (2347-7180) 17- 22

Teaching :

  1. He teaches courses on linguistics and research methods besides the regular prescribed courses in English Literature.