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Dr. Rajendra Mehta

Dr.
  Assistant Professor
     Department of modern Indian languages and literary studies Tutorial building, University of Delhi, Delhi -110007
 
     
+91-11-27666626
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Educational Qualifications

Ph.D.

(Modern Gujarati Drama) Bhavnagar University, Gujarat.

1999

PG

MA (Gujarati Language and Literature), Bhavnagar University, Gujarat.

1992

UG

BA (Gujarati Language and Literature), Bhavnagar University, Gujarat.

1990

Career Profile

2008- till date: Assistant Professor (Gujarati), University of Delhi, Delhi.

1992- 2008: Lecturer (Gujarati Language and Literature), Bhavnagar University, Gujarat. Teaching and research experience of 19 years

Areas of Specialization / Interest

Indian Drama and Theatre, comparative Indian literature, translation studies, translations into Indian languages, postmodernism and post colonialism theories in Indian literature

Subjects Taught

Gujarati   language   courses

M.A (Comparative Indian Literature) Theory of literary influence, Modernism, Postmodernism and Post- colonialism in Indian Theatre

M.Phil (Comparative Indian Literature): Gandhi in Indian literature.

Research Guidance

M.Phil. student -4

Ph.D. student    5

Publications Profile

Books/Monographs (Authored/Edited)

Mehta, Rajendra. 2009. Sootrabadhha (Collection Of Critical Essays). Ahmedabad: Parshv Publications.
Mehta, Rajendra. 2009. Nandivak (Collection Of Critical Essays). Ahmedabad: Parshv Publications.
Mehta, Rajendra. 2009. Brahmlipi (Collection Of Critical Essays). Ahmedabad: Parshv Publications.
Mehta, Rajendra. 2008. Brahmpalash (Collection Of Critical Essays). Ahmedabad: Parshv Publications.
Mehta, Rajendra. 2008. Brahmvakya (Collection Of Critical Essays). Ahmedabad: Parshv Publications.
Mehta, Rajendra. 2004. Natyarag (Collection Of Critical Essays). Ahmedabad: Rannade Prakashan.
Mehta, Rajendra. 2003. Apvarya (Collection Of Critical Essays). Ahmedabad: Rannade Prakashan.
Mehta, Rajendra. 2002. Dalit (Gujarati Translation Of Hindi Play In Two Acts By Nag Bodas). Gandhinagar, Gujarat : Dalit Sahitya Akademi.
Mehta, Rajendra. 2001. Manasmanch. Ahmedabad: Rannade Prakashan.

CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION/PRESENTATIONS

Seminar/lectures/conference attended in 2012-13

Delivered a special lecture at municipal arts and commerce college, Mehsana on ‘The Problems and process  of translations in Indian Languages’ under the University Lecture Series of The Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University,Patan,Gujarat

Participated as a discussant in the annual conference of gujarati teachers at Baroda,Gujarat on 9/10 February,2013.

Delivered a special lecture at Shree N.S.Patel Arts College, Anand On ‘The Plays of Sitanshu Yachschndra’ on 8th February, 2013. 

Research Projects (Major Grants/Research Collaboration)

Minor project of the university grants commission on The thematic survey of the post-independent gujarati, Marathi and Hindi plays Gold Medal for securing 1st class in M.A. (Gujarati), 1992.

Kavi Nanalal Paritoshik for securing 1st class 1st in M.A. (Gujarati), 1992. Vishvanath M. Bhatt Paritoshik for securing 1st class 1st in M.A. (Gujarati), 1992. UGC-NET 1994.

Best playwright award for one act play in Indian National Theatre-Gujarat Samachar All Gujarat Intercollegiate Drama Competition, 1995.

Associate ship of Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS-IUC), 2001-2004. Young writers’ Travel Grant by Sahitya Akademi, Delhi, 2007.

Pramodkumar Patel Yuva Vivechak (Young critic) Paritoshik, 2008 (for critical writings in Gujarati).

Awards and distinctions

Jaybhikhhu Gold Medal for securing 1st class in M.A. (Gujarati), 1992.

Kavi Nanalal Paritoshik for securing 1st class in M.A. (Gujarati), 1992.

Vishvanath M. Bhatt Paritoshik for securing 1st class in M.A. (Gujarati), 1992.

UGC-NET 1994.

Best playwright award for one act play in Indian National Theatre-Gujarat Samachar All Gujarat Intercollegiate Drama Competition, 1995.

Associate ship of Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS-IUC), 2001-2004.

Young writers’ Travel Grant by Sahitya Akademi, Delhi, 2007.

Pramodkumar Patel Yuva Vivechak (Young critic) Paritoshik, 2008 (for critical writings in Gujarati).

Association with Professional Bodies

Membership

Life Member, Gujarati Sahitya Parishad, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

Life Member, Gujaratino Adhyapak Sangh, (association of the college and university teachers of gujarati language and literature) Gujarat.

Founder, Brihad Bhavnagar Sahitya Sabha.

Editorial Board

Member, Budreti-Natak (the only Quarterly  on theatre in gujarati )Editorial Board, Ahmedabad ,Gujarat 

Committee and Board

Convener - CBSE- Gujarati Language Committee, Delhi.

Expert, Gujarati language, commission for scientific and technical terminology, Delhi 

Expert-Gujarati, Indira Gandhi national open university, Delhi  

Other Activities

Script writing and direction of more than 31 Act plays and 3 full length plays. More than 100 cultural, scholastics event’s anchoring.

Writing skills of Gujarati, Hindi, English and Marathi. Conversation skill of Urdu and Punjabi Reading and Conversation skill of Sanskrit.

3 years associate ship of Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS-IUC), an Autonomous Institute of Ministry of H.R.D. and Inter-University Centre of University Grants Commission.

Script writing and Voice over for various documentary films produced by: Ship Recycling Association (India), Saurashtra Chamber of Commerce and Industries (Bhavnagar), Bhavnagar Municipal Corporation (Bhavnagar), Various Industrial Units and Commercial Units, Gram Nirman Samaj (N.G.O. for Rural Development), Mahuva District Panchayat (Bhavnagar).

Online Teaching, IGNOU, Delhi. 2009, 2010, 2011