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Dr. Rajagopal Govindaswamy

Dr.
  Associate Professor
     F-15, First Floor, Tutorial Building,
Arts Faculty, Delhi University Campus,
Delhi – 110 007
 
     
+91-11-27666626
+919818487876
     grajagopaldu@gmail.com
     grajagopaldu@yahoo.co.in

Educational Qualifications

TAMIL 

(Ph. D.)

Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh.

Pincode : 517502

1989

Thesis topic: Agananutru Mudal Karu Uripporul Amaippu –  Or Ayvu (in Tamil). (The Structural depiction of Place and Time, Native Elements and Phases of Love in Agananuru –  A Study)

TAMIL          (M. Phil.)

Sri Venkateswara University,  Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh.

Pincode : 517502

1985

Subjects: Tamil Folklore

Thesis topic: Kaman Kadaippadal – Or Ayvu

(A Ballad on Kama – A Study) - (in Tamil).

TAMIL          (M. A.)

Sri Venkateswara University,  Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh.

Pincode : 517502

1983

Subjects: Tamil Language and Literature

Career Profile

University of Delhi, Delhi – 110 007.

Lecturer in Tamil

18.03.1987-28.02.1992

Teaching Tamil Language and Literature to P.G. students as well as to non-Tamil students

University of Delhi, Delhi – 110 007.

Lecturer in Senior Scale (in Tamil)

01.03.1992-26.07.1998

Teaching Tamil Language and Literature to P.G. students as well as to non-Tamil students & A course in Comparative Indian Literature to P.G. students

University of Delhi, Delhi 110 007.

Associate Professor in Tamil

27.07.1998-Till date

Teaching Tamil Language and Literature to P.G. students as well as to non-Tamil students & A course in Comparative Indian Literature to P.G. students

Areas of Specialization / Interest

Ancient Tamil Literature (Agananuru - Love Poems Four Hundred)

Bhakti Literature  

Subjects Taught

M. A. Tamil Course (Teaching since 1987): Cangam Literature (Ancient Tamil Poetry), Ethical Literature,Intensive Study of a Classic (Epic: Cilappadigaram), Epics and Minor Poetry, Modern Tamil poetry, Folklore and Tamil Non-fictional Prose.

M. A. Comparative Indian Literature Course (Teaching since 1994): Study of a Literary Movement (Bhakti Movement). 

Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma Courses in Tamil: (Teaching since 1987).

CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION/PRESENTATIONS

National Conferences/Seminars:

Presented 18 papers in All India University Tamil Teachers’ Association’s Conferences held at various places between the years 1985 - 2010.

The National Conference on  The Western Impact on the First Tamil Novel sponsored by U.G.C., organized by the Department of Tamil, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh,  March 22-24, 1989.

The National Conference on  The First Novels in Tamil and Telugu: A comparative study sponsored by U.G.C., organized by the Department of Tamil, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Tamil Nadu,  March 29, 1989.

The National Conference on Folklore  sponsored by U.G.C., organized by the Department of Malayalam, Calicut University, Calicut, Kerala State, February 8, 1990.

The Congress of Comparative Literature Association, held at Mahatma Gandhi Universiry,   Kottayam, Kerala State, January 1-3, 1991.

The All India Seminar on National Integration organized by Himachal Academy of Arts, Culture, and Languages & Bhasha Sangam, Allahabad, held at Shimla, July 11-13, 1991.

The National Seminar on National Integration: Bhakti Movement sponsored by UGC., organized by the Department of Centre for Comparative Study, Telugu University, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, February 27-29, 1992.

Second Biennial Congress of the Comparative Literature Association of India  held at the University of Delhi, New Delhi, February 17-19, 1993.

The National Seminar on Universal  Literacy / Education  in  Mother Tongue:  Problems and Prospects organised by   Sarba  Bharatiya Banga-bhasi  Samiti, held  at  Jawaharlal University, Delhi, August 24-25, 2001.

The National Seminar on Dravidian Literacy Genres and Trends (Classical), held at Dravidian University, Kuppam, Andhra Pradesh, November 8-10, 2002.

The National Colloquium – Seminar on Challenges of our Time and my Role as a   writer  &  Identity crisis of Language Communities as reflected in Indian Literature, sponsored by Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore, organized by the Department of Modern Indian Languages and Literary Studies, University of Delhi, Delhi, March 1-3, 2005.

The National Seminar on Cangam Literary Theories, organised by the Department of Tamil Studies, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry, March 27-28, 2006.

The National Seminar on The Philosophy of Mahapurusha Srimanta Sankaradeva and Other Saint Poets of Medieval India”, sponsored by Srimanta Sankaradeva Sangha, Assam, organised by the Department of Modern Indian Languages and Literary Studies, University of Delhi,Delhi – 110007, November 14-15, 2008.

37th All India Conference of Dravidian Linguistics, organised by International School of Dravidian Linguistics, St. Xavier’s College, Thiruvanathapuram – 695 586, Kerala, June 18-20, 2009.

The National Seminar on Fictional World of Indira Goswami, organised by the Department of Modern Indian Languages and Literary Studies, University of Delhi,  Delhi – 110 007, November 12-14, 2009.

The National Conference on Tamil Didactic Literary Works: Duties and Rights (Padinen Kilkkanakku Nulgalil Kadamaigalum Urimaigalum), organised by the Central Institute of Classical Tamil, Chennai and P.S.G.R. Krishnammal College for Women, Coimbatore, at Coimbatore , Tamil Nadu, February 11-13, 2010.

The 41st Proceedings of All India University Tamil Teachers’ Association’s Conference, held at Noorul Islam University, Kumaracoil, Kanniyakumari District, Tamil Nadu, May 15-16, 2010.

International Conferences/Seminars:

VIIIth International Tamil Conference held at Tamil University, Tanjavur, Tamil Nadu,  January  1-5,  1995.

The International Seminar of Tamil Studies, organised by the International Institute of Tamil studies, held at Chennai, 1998.

IVth Biennial International Congress on Comparative Literature – Popular Literature: Challenging the Canons organised by The Comparative Literature Association of India, held at Delhi College of Arts and Commerce, New Delhi, March 29-31, 1999.

The International Tirukkural Conference – Seminar, held at Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, January    7-9, 2000.

The International Seminar on “Theru-k-Koothu and Contemporary Theatre”, held at Pondicherry University, held at Pondicherry, March 28, 2006.

The International Conference “Bharati - 125”, organized by the Deptt. of Tamil Studies, Pondicherry University, in collaboration with Vanavil Cultural Centre, Chennai, held at Pondicherry, September 21-23, 2007.

The International Conference on the contribution of Bhakti Literature and Movements towards the World Culture sponsored by CIIL., Mysore, organised by the Deptt. of Tamil Studies, AVC College, Mannampandal – 609 305  Tamil Nadu, March  06-08, 2008.

Paper entitled ‘Translation in variance: Tamil into English’ presented in the International Conference on "Expanding Territories: Comparative Literature in the 21st Century organised by Deptt. of English & Comparative Literary Studies, Saurashtra University, Gujarat in collaboration with CLAI, Delhi, CIIL, Mysore & Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi, at Rajkot , Gujarat, March 29, 30 & 31, 2010. 

Workshop participated and paper presented:

Paper entitled ‘Translation or Transcreation’ presented in the “Research Network in Postcolonial Translation: The Case of South Asia Delhi Workshop”, (Leverhulme International Network), Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, January 06, 2009.

Research Projects (Major Grants/Research Collaboration)

Carried out the Literary Translation project “Translation and publication of Cangam Literature (Agananuru  - The Ancient Tamil Love  Poems Four Hundred) into Hindi” in collaboration with Mrs. V.N. Saraswathy, sponsored by the Department of Tamil Development, Government of Tamil Nadu in 2007 under the Classical Language Development Programme.

Association with Professional Bodies

Life Member of Comparative Literature Association of India, Delhi.

Life Member of Delhi Tamil Sangam, R.K. Puram, Delhi.

An Executive Member of All India University Tamil Teachers’ Association, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

Other Activities

Delivered a number of Literary Talks/Discourses in the programmes of  ESD Division,  All India Radio, Delhi and Delhi Tamil Sangam, Delhi.

Public Service / University Service / Consulting Activity:

Member of Experts Committee for teaching Mother Tongue Courses, IGNOU, New Delhi–68.

Convener – Experts Committee for Tamil Language and Literature Course, CBSE, New Delhi.

Curriculum Development:

Served as a member of the Courses Committee of Under-Graduate and Post-Graduate Courses and Moderation Committee since 1987.

Cultural/Extra Curricular Activity:

As the Convener conducted Raja Sir M. A. Muthaiah Chettiyar Endowment Lecture programme in the years 2003, 2005 and 2007.

Assisted the Committees of the Department in organizing several National Seminars and Raja Sir Muthaiah Chettiyar Endowment Lecture programme.      

Administrative Assignment: 

Served as the Secretary of the Department Teachers’ Council from 1994 to 1997.

Served as the Superintendent in conducting M. A. Tamil Examinations.

Served as the Coordinator for the M.A. Comparative Indian Literature Course Programme.

Articles:  Nine

 

Mother Tongue and other tongues, in the 35th Proceedings of All India University Tamil Teachers’ Association’s Conference, held at International Institute of Tamil Studies, Chennai, May 2004.

Marivitta Nam Kalvi-c-culal, (in Tamil), in the 36th Proceedings of All India University Tamil Teachers’ Association’s Conference, held at Bishop Heber College, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, May 2005.

Should Dam be constructed?, in the 37th Proceedings of All India University Tamil Teachers’ Association’s Conference, held at Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, May 2006.

Tamil – Samskrita Panpattu Marabugal – Oru Parvai, (in Tamil), in the 38th Proceedings of All India University Tamil Teachers’ Association’s Conference, held at Alagappa University, Karaikkudi, Tamil Nadu, May 2007.

Canga Ilakkiyamum Arakkodpadum, (in Tamil), in the Proceedings of The National Seminar on Cangam Literary Theories, (organised by the Department of Tamil Studies, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry, under UGC-SAP-DRS Programme, March 27-28, 2006), Subramaniya Bharatiyar School of Tamil Studies, Pondicherry University, Puducherry, March 2007.

Bharatiyar Eluttugalil Decamum Nadum, (in Tamil), in Bharati 125 – Ayvuk kalanjiyam  (Collection of Research papers presented in BHARATI 125 International Conference held at Pondicherry University, Pondicherry on September 21-23, 2007), Varshan Pirasuram, Chennai, 2007.

From Word to Wisdom: Travel of Basaveshvara and Ramalingaswami in the Proceedings of The International Conference on the contribution of Bhakti Literature and Movements towards the World Culture sponsored by CIIL., Mysore, organised by the Deptt. of Tamil Studies, AVC College, Mannampandal – 609 305  Tamil Nadu, March  06-08, 2008

 Indraikkum Bharatiyar, (in Tamil), in the 39th Proceedings of All India University Tamil  Teachers’ Association’s Conference, held at Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, May 16-17, 2008.

Cidilam: Cinima Nadigargalukkut Tamilc Camugam Tarum Adita Mukkiyattuvam, (in Tamil), in the 40th Proceedings of All India University Tamil  Teachers’ Association’s Conference, held at Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai – 625 021, Tamil Nadu, May 23-24, 2009.

Eluttoli Peyarppil Kulappangal, (in Tamil), in the 41st Proceedings of All India University Tamil Teachers’ Association’s Conference, held at Noorul Islam University, Kumaracoil, Kanniyakumari District, Tamil Nadu, May 15-16, 2010.