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Prof. Prakash Pattanaik

Prof.
  Professor
     1st Floor, Tutorial Building,
Arts Faculty, University of Delhi,
Delhi – 110007
 
     
+91-11-27666626
09868617974
     prakash5385@yahoo.com

Educational Qualifications

Ph. D. (Oriya)
Area: Linguistics

Utkal University, BBSR, Orissa

1984

Thesis topic : A Socio-linguistic Study of Juang Tribe

M. A.

Utkal University

1980

Oriya language and literature

P. G. Diploma & Adv. Dip.  Linguistics (2 yrs)

Delhi University

1992-94

General Linguistics, Phonetics, Language Teaching, Syntax, Phonology, Psycholinguistics and Stylistics, and a dissertation

Career Profile

ERLC, CIIL, Mysore

Lecturer

4 Months

Teaching Second Language (Oriya) to Trained Graduate Teacher Trainees

University of Delhi

Lecturer

1987 - 92

Teaching & Research

University of Delhi

Sr. Lecturer

1992 - 98

Teaching & Research

University of Delhi

Reader

1998 - 06 

Teaching & Research

University of Delhi

Professor

2006 – Continuing   

Teaching & Research

Areas of Specialization / Interest

Folklore and Tribal lore of India

Subjects Taught

Teaching Experience (Subjects / Courses Taught)  : 26 years  

Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma    in Oriya as Second Language to non-natives.

Different language courses offered by the University of Delhi at under-graduate level.

M. A., Comparative Indian Literature in the Department of MIL & LS, University of Delhi.

Course-I (Background Course for Indian Literature) Semester Programme

Course 101 - Background Course in Indian Literature

Course 303 – Option II. Folk and Popular Culture

Inter-disciplinary Course

Methods of Research (Course Work for the Research student under the Ph. D. programme).

Research Guidance

19 (Nineteen) under Ph.D. Programme

Ph. D. awarded:

Reena Mohanty (1991) : Orissan Tribal Culture in Gopinath Mohanty’s Fiction (Degree awarded).

Sudhir Ku. Sahu (2002) : A Study of Folk Literature of Western Orissa.

Sanjaya Ku. Bag (2008) : The Traditional Games of Orissa: A Folkloristic Study).

Manjeet Baruah  (2008) : A Quest for Assamese Identity in Twentieth Century Assamese Literature.

Sunananda Premasiri :Stories on the Origin of Universe in India and Sri Lanka: A Comparative Study Wealth Fellowship

Anzum Ajaz  : Tree Worship in Eastern India

Ratnottama Das : Depiction of Tribal life in Paraja of  Gopinath Mohanty  and Yaruingam of Birendra Kumar Bhattacharyya.

Anjala Upadhyay : Rajula and Mallusahi a Folk Ballad of Kumaon: A Folkloristic Study

Thesis submitted for evaluation:

Prabas Ranjan Sahu   : Bhimabhoi and the Rise of Mahima Cult in Orissa

Research work in progress:

Pritam Priya Goswami: The Tradition of Oral Narratives in Assam: A Folkloristic Study

Anwesha Mohanta : Performing Tradition of Assam and the Role of Sattra Institutions

Amir Sadiq Bhat  : Impact of Modernis in contemporary Kashmiri Poets

Bratybrata Basu : Bengali Films and Scripts: Inter-textuality

Musuka Ramchiary : Performing Traditions of Bodos: Exploring Community Identity

Kristina Z Jama : Mizo Identity and Culture: Construction of ‘Mizoness’

Susama Modi: Folklore of the Oraons of Orissa

Urvashi Kuhad  : Indian Women science Fiction; A Study of Radical Potential

Arunima Goswami : Folk Practices of the Tiwas: Destructuring of the Cultural System

Ragini Nayak :  Orality as an Instrument of Social Codification and Negotiation of Identity: A Study of the Myths of Madhya Pradesh

CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION/PRESENTATIONS

Conference Presentations : Eight

Papers presented in National/International seminars/conferences:

Pattanaik, Prakash C.,

2013, Chaired as session and gave a Special lecture on “Folklore and oral Tradition: Documentation, Conservation and Preservation” organizes by CIIL, Mysore at Bhutnir ghat, west Bengal during March

2012, Presented a paper on “Tribal lore and Local Culture of Keonjhar” in a UGC sponsored National Seminar organized by Rimuli College, Kenonjhar, Odisha during December

2012, Delivered a Special Lecture on “Field Work and the Process of Documentation of Oral culture in the Department of Culture Studies, Tezpur University, assam during November

2012, Delivered a Special Lecture on the Local language and Culture with reference to the Sadri language in North Bengal organized by CIIL, Mysore, held at Alipurdar district of west Bengal during November

2012, Participated in the National Seminar on Common Features of Eastern Indian Languages organized by CIIL, Mysore, Bhubaneswar, where I chaired a session and presented a paper on “Common Features of Assamese, Bengali and Oriya”, held in March.

2012, Participated in the National Seminar on The Mahabharat and its Impact in Eastern India organized by Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, where I chaired a session and presented a paper on “The Mahabharat: its Impact on the Social-cultural life of the People of Eastern India”, held in March.

2011, Participated in the National Seminar on Laxminath Bezbaruah and his Contemporaries in Eastern India organized by NERLC, Guwahati, Assam, where I chaired a session and presented a paper on “Phakirmohan Senapati and the Elements of Satire in his Characters” held in November.

2011, Participated in the National Seminar on Folklore organized by Dibrugarh University, Assam, where I chaired a session and presented a paper on “Kaluribenta: Anatomy of an Endless Game”, held in November.

2011, Participated as Resource Person in the National workshop on “Preparation of Dictionary of Administrative Terminology” organized by CIIL, Mysore, held in North Bengal University, Siliguri, during November.

2011, Special Lecture on “Tribal lore and Common Cultural Contents” delivered in the Department of Cultural Studies, Tezpur University, Assam in November.

2011, Participated as Resource Person in the National workshop on “Preparation of Dictionary of Literary Terms”, organized by CIIL, Mysore, held in North Bengal University, Siliguri, during March- April.

2010, Delivered Special Lecture on "Cutural Diversity and Construction of 'Lore area', at Centre for Local Language and Culture, North Bengal University on 19th August 2010

2010 Paper presented entitled "Comparative Literature: What, Why and How?" in the National Seminar organized by the Department of Oriya, Utkal University, during 29 - 30 March.

2009 Paper presented on "Indira Goswami: in Search of a New Genre", in the National Seminar on Fictional World of Indira  Goswami held in the Deptt of MIL & LS, University of Delhi during 12 - 14 November.

2008    Paper presented on “The Philosophy of the Panchasakhas” in the National Seminar on The Philosophy of Mahapurusha Srimanta Sankaradeva and Other Saints of Mediavel India held during 14-15, November, at the Department of MIL & LS, University of Delhi.

2008 Paper presented on the “Crow and Bittergourd as a Game Narrative” in the National Seminar on New Vision to the Study of Oral Narratives in North-east and Eastern India, held during 5th – 8th January at ERLC, Bhubaneswar.

2008 Keynote address on “Folklore and Tribal lore” in the National Seminar on New Vision to the Study of Oral Narratives in North-east and Eastern India, held during 5th – 8th January at ERLC, Bhubaneswar.

2008 Keynote address at the National Workshop on “Folk life and Fieldwork: the Process of Documentation” organized by ERLC, Bhubaneswar, held during 23-27, September, at the Department of MIL&LS, University of Delhi

2008 Paper presented on the “Tribal lore and the Indigenous Identity” in the National Seminar on Tribal Culture and Indigenous Identity of Eastern and North-east India, held during 5th – 8th January at ERLC, Bhubaneswar.

2008 Paper presented on the “Anatomy of a Game Narrative” in the National Seminar on Oral Narratives of Eastern and North-east India, held during 5th – 8th January at ERLC, Bhubaneswar.

2008 Keynote address at the Workshop on ‘Langauge, Culture and lore of Lepcha: Documentation and Preservation”, organized by Lepcha Indigenous Culture association and ERLC, Bhubaneswar held during 17 – 20, May, at Kalimpong, West Bengal,       

2005 Attended an International Workshop on Documentation and Preservation of Folk Performances, organized by    Neelacha Puangfookiat, Sattisaran Road, Bangkok, Thailand, during 6 – 10 May 2005.

2005 “Tribal lore: A Promised Land for Indigenous Identity” in the International Seminar on Reinterpreting Adivasis (Indigenous Peoples) Movements in South Asia, organized by the University of Sussex, Brighton, UK, during 22-24 March 2005.

2004, “Tirrukural: A View From the Land of Renounciation” , in the International Conference on Tirrukural organized by the Anna University, Chennai.

2004 “Tribal lore: Construction of Lore Area”, in the First International Seminar cum Conference on Culture, organized by Institute of Medicines Science and Technology, Kedah Darul Aman, Malaysia, during 1-6, December 2004.

2002 “Avant-grade Plays in Oriya: Reception and Survival”, International Seminar on Theatre Tradition in India, Talai-K-Kol, Pondicherry.

Position papers:

2005 “Tribal lore: “A Promised Land for Indigenous Identity” in the International Seminar on Reinterpreting Adivasis (Indigenous Peoples) Movements in South Asia, organized by the University of Sussex, Brighton, UK, during 22-24 March 2005.

2004 “Tribal lore: Construction of Lore Area”, in the First International Seminar cum Conference on Culture, organized by Institute of Medicines Science and Technology, Kedah Darul Aman, Malaysia, during 1-6, December 2004.

10 Papers have been presented in the Departmental Seminars, Department of Modern Indian Languages and Literary Studies, University of Delhi (2003-2008).

National Conferences/Workshops/Seminars attended as Participant/ Discussant/Resource person:

2008  Workshop on ‘Langauge, Culture and lore of Lepcha: Documentation and Preservation”, organized by Lepcha Indigenous Culture association and ERLC, Bhubaneswar at Kalimpong, West Bengal, during 17 – 20, May 2008

Paper Presented on “Myths of Juang: Spatio-temporal Analysis” in the National Seminar on Short-narratives in the Oral Tradition of Eastern India, during 5-6, March, 2008, held in the Department of MIL & LS, University of Delhi in collaboration with the ERLC, Bhubaneswar.

Participated as a Resource Person in the Workshop on the Preparation of    Learners Dictionary in Assamese, Bengali and Oriya, held at CIIL, Mysore, during 17th – 23rd February 2008.

Paper presented on  “Jambiliathon: An Epitome of Tradition and Authenticity” in the  National seminar on Tribes of India, Identity, Culture and Lore held during 5 – 7, September, in the Department of MIL & LS, University of Delhi.

2006 National workshop on Preparation of Dictionary of Proverbs and Idioms in Assamese, Bengali and Oriya, at ERLC, Bhubaneshwar, during 30th March-8th April, 2006. (Resource Person)

2005 National Seminar under the DRS Programme of the Department of MIL & LS, University of Delhi, on Folk Narratives held during 20th -22nd February, 2005, as the Chair Person and Paper presented on “The Crow and the Bitter gourd: Anatomy of an Endless Game”

2005 National Seminar on Banga Bhanga Andolan to commemorate the centenary of the movement, organized by CIIL, Mysore and Department of MIL & LS, University of Delhi held during 8-10 September, 2005. (Chair Person)

2005 National workshop on Preparation of Learner’s Dictionary in Assamese, Bengali and Oriya, at ERLC, Bhubaneshwar, during 31th March-9th April, 2005. (Resource Person)

2005 National Seminar on Research at Crossroads organized by the Department of MIL & LS, University of Delhi under the DRS   Programme. Chairperson and paper presented on “Tribal Lore and the Modern Technology” held during 10th-12th March, 2005.

2005 National Symposium on Challenges Before Indian Writers and their Writings organized by CIIL, Mysore and Department of MIL & LS, University of Delhi, held during 1st-3rd March, 2005. (Coordinator and Discussant)

2005 National Workshop on Translation of Metaphysical Poetical Tradition in Orissa into English, (II Phase), organized by IIT, Kharagpur, and ERLC, Bhubaneshwar, held during 16th-18th August, 2005 at IIT Kharagpur Extension Center, Bhubaneshwar. (Participant)

2005 National Workshop on Preparation of Teaching-Learning Materials for Second Language Learners, held at ERLC, Bhubaneshwar. (Resource Person)

2004 National Seminar on Tribals and Indigenous Culture, held at IIC, New Delhi during 21st-22nd December, 2004. (Chair Person)

2004 National Workshop on Theory of Translation of Metaphysical Poetical Tradition in Orissa into English, organized by IIT, Kharagpur, and ERLC, Bhubaneshwar, held during 18th-20th August, 2004 at IIT Kharagpur Extension Center, Bhubaneshwar. (Chair Person)

2004 National Workshop on Preparation of Secondary Teaching Material for the Second Language Learners held at North-Eastern Language Centre, Guwahati during 4th-13th May, 2004. (Resource Person)

2003 National Workshop on Documentation of Cultural Items of Endengered Language Communities at North Bengal University, Siliguri, during 11-20 September 2003, as Resource Person for Folklore and delivered the Valedictory Address.

2002 National Workshop on Prepartion of Question Bank for Second Language Learners (CIIL, Mysore, North-Eastern Jone), Gauhati . (Resource Person).

2002 National Seminar on The Creative World of Indira Goswami, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT, Kanpur

Research Projects (Major Grants/Research Collaboration)

Major Research Project of UGC since 2006 on Tribal lore of Orissa: Common Culture Contents

Cultural Mapping of the Lepchas of Darjeeling District

Awards and distinctions

Career Award 1994 by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi

Honoured by the ZSAS, Karbi Anglong, Assam for the Research work on Karbi Culture and Folklore 2008 

Association with Professional Bodies

Comparative Literature Association of India

Member of the PAC, National Translation Mission, Government of India, New Delhi

Member of the Moderation Committee SET, College Service Commission, West Bengal 2011-2013

Member (UGC nominee), Advisory Committee SAP of UGC in the Department of Linguistics, Bharattiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

Member (UGC nominee), Advisory Committee SAP of UGC in the Department of Cultural Studies, Tezpur University, Assam

Member (UGC nominee), Advisory Committee SAP of UGC in the Department of English, Ranchi Linguistics, Jharkhand

Member, Governing Body, Sahid Bhagat Singh College, University of Delhi

Other Activities

Preparation of Teaching/Learning Materials:

Pattanaik, P. C. 2006, “Second Language as Oriya”: Teaching materials for Language Trainees of E.R.L.C., Laxmi Sagar, Bhubaneshwar, under Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore.

2006, Bibliography of Tribal lore of Eastern India, Prepared under the DRS Programme of UGC, under the thrust area, Indian Folklore and Tribal lore, Department of MIL & LS, University of Delhi u

2006,Prepartion of assignments for Oriya language and literature Programme under National School of Open Learning, New Delhi.

Evaluation work:

Teaching materials for FOR-I (Oriya) Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi.

No. of Ph. D. Dissertation (in Linguistics, Oriya Literature, English literature and folklore) of different universities.

National Seminar and Symposium Organized:

2013, Conducted national Seminar on ‘Women’s Text and Historiography” held in the Department of MIL & LS, University of Delhi during February

2011   National Seminar on "Land and Landscape in Indian Literature”, 07-09 March 2011, held in the Department of MIL & LS, University of Delhi to mark the Golden Jubilee Year of the Department.

2010  National Seminar on "Understanding Indian Literature” 14 -16 November 2010, held in the Department of MIL & LS, University of Delhi to mark the Golden Jubilee Year of the Department.

2010 National Seminar on "Literature, Art and Other Disciplines: Interrelationships", 25-26 March, 2010, held in the Department of MIL & LS, University of Delhi.

2010  National seminar on "Fictional World of Indira Goswami", 12 - 14 November 2010, held in the Department of MIL & LS, University of Delhi.

2008  National Seminar on “Short-narratives in the Oral Tradition of Eastern India”, during 5-6, March, 2008, in the Department of MIL & LS, University of Delhi in collaboration with the ERLC, Bhubaneswar.

2007    National seminar on “Tribes of India, Identity, Culture and Lore” in collaboration with the ZSAS, Karbi angling, Diphu, Assam, during 5 – 7, September, 2007, held in the Department of MIL & LS, University of Delhi.

National Seminar under the DRS Programme of the Department of MIL & LS, University of Delhi, on Folk Narratives held during 20th-22nd February,

National Seminar on Research at Crossroads organized by the Department of MIL & LS, University of Delhi under the DRS Programme.

National Symposium on Challenges Before Indian Writers and their Writings organized by CIIl, Mysore and Department of MIL & LS, University of Delhi, held during 1st-3rd March, 2005.

Research work under DRS Programme:

Coordinator and Member Secretary of the ongoing DRS (Phase-II) Programme of University Grants Commission, New Delhi, in the Department of MIL & LS, University of Delhi, 2009 - 2014

Deputy Coordinator of the ongoing DRS (Phase-I) Programme of University Grants Commission, New Delhi, in the Department of MIL & LS, University of Delhi since 2004.

In-charge of the thrust area, Folklore and Tribal lore of India under the DRS Programme of UGC in the Department of MIL & LS, University of Delhi since 2004

Research Work: 

Principal Investigator of Major Research Project of UGC on Tribal lore of Orissa: Common Culture Contents

Prepared a Bibliography on the Tribal lore of Eastern India under the ongoing DRS Programme of UGC in the Department of MIL & LS

Editing a volume on Indian Folklore, under the ongoing DRS Programme of UGC in the Department of MIL & LS, University of Delhi.

Field work:

Field work in connection with the Research Project on the ‘Cultural mapping of the Lepchas of Darjeeling District” in September 2012

Field work to collect data on "The Folklore of Lepcha" at Kalimpong during 4 - 14 December 2010.

Field work to collect data on "The Folklore of Lepcha" at Kalimpong during 14 - 21 August 2010.

Field work to collect data on "The Folklore of Lepcha" at Sikkim during 6 - 13 December 2009

Field work to collect Culture and folklore materials of Missing and Dehuri Tribes of Assam under the ongoing DRS Programme of UGC in the Department of MIL & LS, University of Delhi, in November 2007.

Field work to collect data on Tribal lore in the tribal pockets of Orissa during December 2007 under the major Research Project of UGC

Field work to collect Folklore data from the Lepcha community of Kalimpong, West Bengal 

Public Service / University Service / Consulting Activity 

Head, Department of MIL & LS since 16th march 2008