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Memorabilia 2017-18

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This Memorabilia is collection of all the activities carried out at Department of English, Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar University, Bhavnagar (Gujarat - India). This booklet is edited by group of students. The students have contributed their creative writing (poems), blogs, film reviews, play reviews, art, photographs etc. The booklet has some interesting charts on number of online discussion and the number of words used by students, number of books issued by students from library etc.

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Memorabilia 2017-18

  1. 1. Memorablia 2017-18 1
  2. 2. Memorablia 2017-18 2 Table of Contents The Journey in the Academic spacecraft - Department of English, MKBU:................................................5 Poetic Expression by Ramiz Solanki (Sem 2).............................................................................................5 Prosaic Expression by the Editors: ‘Journey is more precious than destination.’ ....................................6 From the Desk of the Department.................................................................................................................8 About Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar University, Bhavnagar ..................................................11 About Smt. Sujata Binoy Gardi Department of English, Bhavnagar. ..........................................................14 Annual Report: 2016-17..............................................................................................................................16 Achievements of Students:.....................................................................................................................16 Students’ achievement in Youth Festival 2016: -....................................................................................18 Academic Activities by Teachers: - (Year 2016-17).................................................................................18 List of Seminar / Conference / Workshop Attended by Teacher (Prof. Dilip Barad): -...........................18 Research Publications by Teacher (Prof. Dilip Barad) :- (Year 2016-17).................................................21 Out Reach Programmes by Department: - (Year 2016-17).....................................................................21 Photographs of the activities: (Year 2016-17):.......................................................................................23 Glimpses of the Year 2017-18....................................................................................................................25 International Yoga Day................................................................................................................................27 Ph.D Viva Voice and Open Defence 2016-18..............................................................................................28 Library Visit .................................................................................................................................................29 Visiting Faculties .........................................................................................................................................30 Gardening Day ............................................................................................................................................32 Foreign visitors............................................................................................................................................33 Sports Day...................................................................................................................................................34 Academic Activities.....................................................................................................................................35 ....................................................................................................................................................................35 Navratri Celebration....................................................................................................................................36 Out-Reach Program ....................................................................................................................................37 One Day Academic Tour – 2018..................................................................................................................39 Kite Flying Festival...................................................................................................................................41 Talk on Various Topics...............................................................................................................................42 Rangoli Competition ...............................................................................................................................43 NET-SET Workshop 2017-18 .......................................................................................................................44
  3. 3. Memorablia 2017-18 3 Holi Celebration..........................................................................................................................................46 Conference of Dr. Dilip Barad....................................................................................................................47 Portrait of Dr. Dilip Barad ...........................................................................................................................48 Annual Reports ...........................................................................................................................................50 Abstracts of Research Papers .....................................................................................................................62 Report on the Survey on NAMO Tab ..........................................................................................................76 Conference..................................................................................................................................................84 Pune Conference.....................................................................................................................................84 7th A. K Ramanujan Paper Reading Contest 2017 ...................................................................................84 8th A. K Ramanujan Paper Reading Contest 2018 ...................................................................................84 International Conference BAOU at Ahmedabad.....................................................................................85 ‘Yugaantar’ National Youth Conference................................................................................................85 Drawings and Paintings by Students...........................................................................................................86 Photography................................................................................................................................................86 Celebrations ................................................................................................................................................90 New Writers................................................................................................................................................92 Movie Review............................................................................................................................................100 (1) Newton......................................................................................................................................100 (2) Tamasha..........................................................................................................................................101 (3) A Mira Nair Film, "The Reluctant Fundamentalist" .........................................................................102 (4) Padman............................................................................................................................................105 (5) Rang De Basanti - By Ramiz Solanki.................................................................................................107 (7) "Midnight's Children" ....................................................................................................................109 (8) Modern Times - By Mital Raval........................................................................................................110 The Great Dictator ................................................................................................................................111 ..................................................................................................................................................................111 Play Review...............................................................................................................................................112 1) Review of Play 'DigDarshak' - By Komal Shahedapuri (SEM: 4)........................................................112 (2) Yugpurush- Mahatma Na Mahatma - By Niyati Pathak (SEM: 2)....................................................113 (3) Play: “Digdarshak” - By Megha Trivedi............................................................................................113 Book Review..............................................................................................................................................114 (1)'Mahotu' - By Kailash Baraiya...........................................................................................................114
  4. 4. Memorablia 2017-18 4 (2) Polytechnic book one short story - By Krishna Khamal...................................................................115 E-Mail Addresses of Students and Teachers.............................................................................................118 Co – Curriculum Rankers 2016 – 18..........................................................................................................120 Shyamal Youth Festival – 2017, Department of English...........................................................................122 M.K. Bhavnagar University........................................................................................................................122 Co- Curricular Events Record 2017-18......................................................................................................125 Charts: Co- Curricular activities.................................................................................................................127 Participation of Students in Co- Curricular activities 2017-18..............................................................127 Sem-2 ................................................................................................................................................127 Charts: Co- Curricular activities.................................................................................................................128 Participation of Students in Co- Curricular activities 2017-18..............................................................128 Sem-4 ................................................................................................................................................128 No. of Students Participated in Events 2017-18.......................................................................................129 Online Discussion Forum Details 2017-18 ................................................................................................130 No. of words used by students year 2017-18............................................................................................131 Sem-2 ....................................................................................................................................................131 No. of words used by students year 2017-18...........................................................................................132 Sem-4....................................................................................................................................................132 Graphical Presentation of Daily Schedule ................................................................................................133 ..................................................................................................................................................................133 No. of books Borrowed by Students from Department Library during 2017-18......................................134 Semester-2............................................................................................................................................134 Semester-4.........................................................................................................................................134 No. of Books Borrowed by students from Central Library during 2017-18.............................................135 Semester-2.............................................................................................................................................135 Semester-4........................................................................................................................................135 No. of Books Borrowed by Dr. Dilip Barad from Central Library during 2017-18.....................................136 " ર્ડા. દિલીપ બડરર્ "................................................................................................................................137 Group Photos............................................................................................................................................142
  5. 5. Memorablia 2017-18 5 The Journey in the Academic spacecraft - Department of English, MKBU: Poetic Expression by Ramiz Solanki (Sem 2) सफर ये दो बरस का कु छ इस तरह से कट गया लो कारवाां ये दोस्ती का, आज फफर टुकडो में बट गयाां बहोत कु छ ससखा है हमने इन दो, बरस में...... हमने हसते हसते इम्ततहान के डर को जाना है, पढाइ से रूबरु होकर हमने खुद ही को पहेचाना है साहहत्य की गसलयों में खोकर, समाज की हफककत को टटोलकर फकताबो को ही अपना सच्चा साथी माना है बहोत कु छ ससखा है हमने इन दो बरस में....... कभी कववताओ में छीपी लफ्झो की अांगडाइ को परखा है, तो कभी कहाननयो में छीपे हुए राझ को जकडा है ससखा है हमने, के कोरे कागझ पर अपने खयालो को कै से सजाया जाए फकताबो का आइना बनाकर खुद के फकरदार को कै से सवाांरा जाए बहोत से तीर चलते देखे है कीसी एक ननशान पर मगर हमने ससखा है के बहोत से ननशानो पर कोइ एक तीर कै से उतारा जाए. लो आज हम कहेते है अलववदा, तुतहे भी कहेना पडेगा गम दोस्तो से बबछडने का तुतहे भी हसते हुए सहेना पडेगा कभी सभगा करते थे, उन खूबसूरत लतहो की बरसात में पर आज खुशी का वो बादल एक ही पल में हट गया. - Ramij Solanki
  6. 6. Memorablia 2017-18 6 Prosaic Expression by the Editors: ‘Journey is more precious than destination.’ Our journey of two years of masters at Department of English is very precious that words may less to express it. It makes us what we are today. Significance of English Department in our career is beyond anyone’s imagination. Learning process of these two years at Department that we cannot forget till the end of our life. It is not our second home but First Home where we like to spend our most of the time out of 24 hours and we also like to come in department even on the holidays and Sundays. We have absorbed deeply the great lessons of life like (ખેર્, ખડતરી ને ખંજવડળ જાતે જ કરવી), hard work always pay more than luck, ready with plan B, Dedication to work, punctuality, you are the maker of your own fate or destiny by your deeds, it’s in your hand if you want be good/bad person, self- learning and many more things. Department is heaven as well as pilgrimage for us that not only by reaching here but after doing so many things here, our life became meaningful and successful that in future we won’t have any trouble regarding our Job because in department, we got training of everything from doing photocopy and print to teacher training, research methodology, Digital skill and citizenship which helps us a lot in future. English Department is the Hub of academic activities and events. Each and every activity plays a vital role in student’s personality development. Starting from Daily Schedule to Conference everything sponsored our progress. Our sincere gratitude to our HOD Dr. Dilip Barad, our mentor, guide, source of inspiration and hard work, who whole heartedly devoted to student’s education. His motto “Readiness is all” helps us to solve problem not only in our study but also in real world. These two years of Department gave us golden memories of the journey of our student’s life. When we write about the memories of Department at that time we feel nostalgia. Barad sir taught us well about self learning as well as how to learn literature on digital platform. • Connects the dots • Sharing is caring • Readiness is all – plan B • Critical thinking , arguments • Trouble shoot • Keep on Moving गुरू कु म्हार शिष कुुं भ है, गढि़ गढि़ काढै खोट। अन्तर हाथ सहार दै, बाहर बाहै चोट।।
  7. 7. Memorablia 2017-18 7 This lines absolutely suit on Barad Sir. He is the great ‘Guru’ who always teaches us lessons of life. He is always concerned about student’s welfare. Often he passes critical remarks on work of students. But in true sense it is for the betterment of students. He is our ‘role model’ who always inspired us for innovative ideas and activities. We would like to express our sense of gratitude towards Ms.Poojaba Jadeja and Milan Parmar sir for their dedication to student’s education. They provided us very good guidance and direction for study. With the sense of an ending, Department is a tree which has ripen the raw fruits (students) to be sold on high price in the market in a form employers. This Memorabilia of the year 2017-18 will play a vital role in preserving our sweet memories. This Memorabilia is a collage of our innovative activities and events. The sweet memory is very precious which will remain with us forever. This Memorabilia is the fruit of all editors’ hard effort to preserve the sweet memory. Documentation committee is very thankful to all our classmates for their support and work in making this Memorabilia. Editors of the memorabilia are as follow. • Surbhi Gausvami • Komal Shahedapuri • Megha Trivedi • Budhiditya Das • Matangi Bhatt
  8. 8. Memorablia 2017-18 8 From the Desk of the Department Milan Kundera has rightly observed that it is difficult to understand ‘Memory’ unless we apply mathematical approach. So, the ratio between the amount of time lived and the amount of time from that life that is stored in memory is something significant. No one has ever tried to calculate this ratio, and in fact there exists no technique for doing so; yet without much risk of error one could assume that the memory retains no more than a millionth, a hundred-millionth, in short, an utterly infinitesimal bit of the lived life. Except an imaginary device like ‘Pensieve’, it is not possible to preserve ‘events’ in ‘memory’ as it happened. However, there are dangers of having Pensieve and so not all Witches / Wizards in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter world kept it. It was Dumbledore who kept Pensieve. This Memorabilia is something between Kundera’s mathematical approach and Dumbledore’s Pensieve. The Memorabilia 2017-18 retains and recreates infinitesimal bit of students and teachers lived experience in the Department of English, M.K. Bhavnagar University. At the same time, it is not as magically powerful as Pensieve wherein one can have a peep inside the dark memory which is to be hidden, ashamed off, holds super secrets and protects the privacy of those mentioned in it. Nevertheless, the Memorabilia 2017-18 has something more than what Milan Kundera refers as ‘infinitesimal bit of memory’ and something less than the power of storing dark memories by Pensieve. After all, we have to be ‘politically correct’ and hence abstain from ‘documenting’ dark-secretive memories even at the cost of imperfections. Looking back at the memories created by the students of Batch 2016-18, I see yet another bunch of talented, beaming with spark, and confident young 22 students ready to perform in real life situations. Let me take an opportunity of this space and refer to some of the incredible talents they displayed during last two years. Ajit Kaliya is a gifted artist. His paintings are not only aesthetically pleasing but are deeply meaningful. He brought several laurels to our Department by winning positions in Cartooning, Collage and Installations at University, Zonal and National Level Youth Festivals. His art can be viewed here: https://www.facebook.com/kaliya.ajit.5/photos_albums Alpa Ponda is a very good in acting and in performing arts like drama. It was her vision and hard work that after many years, our Department participated in One Act Play, Mon0 Acting and Skit in the Youth Festival of MKBU. She also presented though provoking research paper on film adaptation of Devdas at M.S. University A K Ramanujan Paper reading contest. She being the leader of ‘Film Screening Committee’, has screened several films, plays and programmes with the help of other members. Architaba Gohil is excellent in photography. On several occasions, she displayed her artistic photos in Daily Schedule. It was her concept of Photography competition. The Department organised first of its kind Mobile Photography Competition and ranks were decided through online public voting. She being the leader of ‘Art and Creativity Committee’ has envisioned several creative programmes with the help of other members. Budhiditya Das was one of the most-remotest students Department ever had. Coming from the Eastern state Assam, in this Western part of India, she would have undergone several cultural
  9. 9. Memorablia 2017-18 9 shocks which, in turn, would have enriched her experience of ‘knowing India as nation’. As the leader of Library committee, she managed all the affairs related to keeping records of books and its distribution to students, research scholars and other teachers. Libraries are very important centres of learning and is the place were ‘soul of academic institute’ is located. Somehow, in digital times, libraries are fast becoming insignificant, an artefact of digital cultures erasing the essence of being human. Thus, her task is even tougher. She stood up to the mark and presented annual report / charts, which is worth watching in this Memorabilia. We hope, she will leave Department / MKBU / Gujarat with positive imprints in her memory. Namrata Zala, the leader of ICT committee, has taken technology integration a step ahead. She and other committee members planned very useful workshop for fresh students so that they can learn the ‘know-hows’ of use of technology in Department for various academic purposes. This was a very idea, which Department will institutionalise it for upcoming years. With the able help of Dharaba Zala and other members, she managed to carry out very tough task of managing Laptop-Bank and other ICT related issues. This committee has the toughest job as we are not very good in technology and have to keep on trouble-shooting new errors, time and again. Rinkal Jani, as a leader of Daily Schedule committee, has displayed astonishing and incredible punctuality. She never missed to ask about the Daily Schedule and all Daily Schedules were very well managed. Special attractions of DS were those Special Days celebrated with varied academic, non-academic presentations made by students. So, the days like Hindi Language Day, International Women’s Day, Guru Purnima etc were very well accomplished under her able guidance. This committee members have to come early to manage several things. She and her committee members stood up to the expectations. Throughout the year, DS became wonderful assembly of ideas and personal presentations. This year they came up with an idea of Slums Visit. It was eye-opening to listen to their reports about the lives of poor slum dwelers and their cravings for quality education for their future generations. All credit goes to Rinkal and her committee members. Megha Trivedi, with a sheer talent for academic work, is promising talent and can have bright career in academics. Her performance in presentations was remarkable. As time ripens, her habit of hard work will give her the fruits of success in real life. She was leader of Gardening Committee. Memory tree plantation, cleanliness of the vicinity of Department and maintenance of planted trees were the responsibilities of this committee. If you are impressed by the ‘green’ outside the Department building, thanks to her and the Gardening Committee. Mansi, Kavita, Mital, Riddhi, Krishna are silent workers. Being in the committee of Bulletin Board, they took care that the poems of students, paintings on the occasions of festivals and quotable quotes on notice board are presented on the bulletin board. What they missed was news about latest happenings in India and around the world. Matangi Bhatt was the leader of celebration committee and he was quite enthusiastic about it. They celebrated festivals like Holi, Christmas and Kite Flying. It was she and her committee members who deserves a big big thanks for all festive colours that the Department celebrated.
  10. 10. Memorablia 2017-18 10 Komal Shahedapuri, the leader for entire academic year, managed everything with meticulous care and consideration. This was the year, in which as Head of the Department, I received least complaints from students about each other. The credit goes the leader who manages everyday affairs of the Department. With additional responsibilities, she was very punctual in all her tasks and activities in personal capacity also. Many students stand with an excuse for not doing the tasks on time on grounds of one or other works. She, to the best of my memory, never gave an excuse for not completing the tasks or activities. In addition, she and Megha Trivedi has taken additional project work which requires filed survey also. It will be odd to use the cliché, ‘last but not the least important’ but let it be used to write about Documentation Committee and its leader Surbhi Gausvami. It is, indeed, extremely tough to remain on your toes throughout the year and keep records of all that is happening in and around institutes, which is busy doing lot many things and almost every week ‘something happens’. She very well documented happenings on Facebook and thus gave a very good social media coverage to the activities of Department. What makes social media post significant is - a small but sensible writeup with the photos of the events – and she was able to do so effectively. Komal, Megha and other students also helped in social media documentations. This Memorabilia is also edited by her and the team. It requires lots of perseverance and persistence in working throughout the year for documentation and then organise it in such a presentable shape. It was a tough call, and I am glad to say that Surbhi and her team have done far better than expected. (Visit this for the evidence of the work: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100016979435748 ) I may miss out some students like Arti Vadher (who has excellent talents if used appropriately, she can achieve unimaginable things in life), Kiran Vora (again a gem of person who outshines others in Presentations but rather inactive at other times), Binkalba Gohil, Mital Raval, Kailash Baraiya, Riddhi Maru and Dharaba Gohil (who silently does work in their capacity and are ready to help others), and Krishna Khamal (needs to remember her for her never-say-die attitude in learning digital skills), but they were also an integral part of all the good work other committees / students / teachers and Department was able to do during this academic year 2017-18. As this comes from my memory, there are all chances that things may not be recorded as perfectly as the Black Box. There may be imperfections in my memory and what-so-ever documents supports my perceptions of the students may just be an illusion about them. We never know what we do not know so none can say with a particular amount of certainty in what they say from their memories. One thing is sure – the passing students have contributed a lot in making of me as a teacher and has given innumerable proud moments to the Department of English, MKBU. You all have added great value to the brand image of Department of English which previous students has established and strengthened. With a promise to see that none of your contribution in strengthening the brand of Department of English will ever be weakened or maligned, I hereby, give rest to my fingertips. - Dilip Barad
  11. 11. Memorablia 2017-18 11 About Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar University, Bhavnagar The Vision The University in committed to the cause of a dynamic equilibrium within the society and environment value added education, while keeping the principles of Excellence, Efficiency and Equity in its frame. By identifying social requirement, the University shall generate an environment to provide career solutions through compatible academic programme contributing towards. The Mission To evolve and execute educational & developmental programmers, training programmes, faculty enrichment programmes, social awareness programmes, knowledge acquisition, development, preservation, dissemination and extension of the frontiers of knowledge in the interest of ‘Community at large’. The Genesis Bhavnagar is traditionally known for its cultural heritage in the western India with its last princely ruler Shri Krishnakumarsinhji who was the first to donate his princely state to the Nation. Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation received his initial college education in Samaldas College, which is the oldest college established in 1888, which is today run by Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar University. Bhavnagar District is situated between 21.18-22.18 Longitude and 71.51-72.18 Latitude. The district encompasses a total area of 12,048
  12. 12. Memorablia 2017-18 12 sq. km. The University was established way back in 1978 by the state of Gujarat and the total area of the campus is 269 acres, spread over 3 location. The University is providing high quality of Teaching and Research Programmes in faculties as diverse as Science, Arts, Commerce, Engineering, Medicine, Management, Rural Studies and Law. The University has at present 20 Post Graduate Departments and 4 Recognized Institutes. At present following Post Graduate Departments impart post-graduate education and research in different disciplines. Department of Chemistry Department of Physics Department of Life Sciences Department of Mathematics Department of Statistics Department of Marine Sciences Department of Sociology Department of History Department of Economics Department of Computer Science and Applications Department of Bioinformation Department of English Department of Hindi Department of Sanskrit Department of Gujarati Department of Commerce Department of Education Department of Business Administration Department of Library and information Science Research Activities Acknowledged by the Government: Considering the importance of research activities being carried out by the University in the most relevant and high-profile areas such as nanotechnology, Marine Ecology, Intellectual Property Rights & its Management and Entrepreneurship, Government of India and Gujarat Government have recognized several Departments as Centres of Excellence and Science and Technology Cells for improving PG teaching and Research to make Bhavnagar University at par with National Laboratories/ Institutes. Following Centres of Excellence and Cells are actively engaged in research and consultancy services. Centre of Excellence in Nano-technology: It is funded by Gujarat Council of Science & Technology, Government of Gujarat, Gandhinagar. The Centre has developed various application of nanotechnology by synthesis of mono dispersed nano particles. State Level Nanotechnology Research Centre: The Centre has recently been allocated a grant of Rs. 5.75 crores by the Industries Department of Government of Gujarat as a success story based on the proven track record of the projects undertaken in the past on Nanotechnology. Ocean Science and Technology Cell for Western Coast: It in funded by Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India, New Delhi. This Cell has focused mainly in the areas of Biodiversity of Coastal Ecosystem, Plankton, Ecology and
  13. 13. Memorablia 2017-18 13 Productivity, Coastal Pollution & its Control, Microbial Ecology and Socio-Economic aspects of Coastal Ecosystem and its management. Entrepreneurship Development Cell: It is funded by National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board, Government of India, New Delhi as a part of knowledge base entrepreneurship promotion. This Cell has started entrepreneurship Promotion among the students and apart from promotion is involved in various issues concerning the entrepreneurship in Saurashtra Region. Cell is involved in imparting Skill Development through Science and Technology (STST) Programmes for differently able students in the field of computer technology. University Industry Linkage Cell: To cater to the needs of local entrepreneurs, University has started U & I Linkage Cell which is actively engaged in providing technical solutions of various problems of Chemical and Engineering industries in the region. Corporate Services: Department of Chemistry is recognized by Gujarat Pollution Control Board, Government of Gujarat as Environment Auditor of Class-1 and for Schedule-I & II Industries. Gandhian Study Centre: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi-the Father of the Nation had received early education at Samaldas College in Bhavnagar. Department of History is therefore involved in research activities of various aspects of the Gandhian Philosophy, For the purpose, University Grants Commission, New Delhi, sanctioned a Gandhian Study Centre for further research and to inculcate and reinforce the Gandhian culture in the region.
  14. 14. Memorablia 2017-18 14 About Smt. Sujata Binoy Gardi Department of English, Bhavnagar. Address: Smt. Sujata Binoy Gardi Department of English, Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji University, SardarVallabhbhai Patel Campus, Bhavnagar. 364001. Gujarat Email: eng.dept.bu@gmail.com Phone: 0278-25144401 Year of Establishment: 1988 Faculties: Dr. Dilip P. Barad, Professor and Head Masters of Arts (English)
  15. 15. Memorablia 2017-18 15 Visiting Faculties: Poojaba jadeja and Milan Parmar This Program runs under C.B.C. System. It carries 100 credits. The students are offered 16 courses as Core Courses and 10 courses as Elective Courses from which they are supposed to choose any four courses. Courses offered under CBCS to other students: Two courses are offered to the students of all the P.G. Departments of Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar University to earn additional credits and to enhance their Communicative Competence, where as to the students of other Departments (i.e. Gujarati, Hindi and Sanskrit), all the Core and Elective courses are offered to get an exposure to the World Literature and Literary Critical Theories. Research Based Course : Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in English Literature, American Literature, Indian Writing in English, Post Colonial Studies, Translation Studies, Cultural Studies, Comparative Literature, ELT and Use of Technology in Teaching English Language and Literature. Cambridge ESOL SCOPE Course : This course runs in collaboration with SCOPE (Govt. of Gujarat Initiative) and Cambridge English for the Speakers of Other Languages. It is short term course of 60 to 90 hours of learning. The Course runs on Blended Learning mode and resources of Digital Language Laboratory is utilized for the same. Achievements: 1. The students have passed Gujarat State Level Eligibility Test for Lectureship. 2. One of the students has been awarded Full Bright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program (FLTA) scholarship. 3. The students are recruited as Teachers, Assistant Prof. and Associate Prof. in various educational institutes of India. 4. The faculties have contributed to academic research by publishing books and research articles in national and international publications. 5. The students have passed GPSC and other competitive exams for administration and academic recruitments. 6. The students have presented research papers in national & international conference and conducted workshops at various colleges on Language Skills and Communicative Competence. 7. The students have participated and won prizes in Post Graduate Paper Reading Contest (M.S. University, Baroda), youth and cultural events (Saptdhara Swarnim Gujarat &Yuva Mahotsava) Sports and other academic events. 8. All students have their personalized learning websites and educational blogs.
  16. 16. Memorablia 2017-18 16 Annual Report: 2016-17 (A)Staff Members: - Department Professor Asso. Prof. Asst. Prof. Support Staff English 1) Dilip P. Barad - - 1) B.B. Jadeja (Asst.) 2) Rajubhai Beradia (Peon) 3) Jagdishbhai Gohel (Sweeper) (B) Number of Students: - (During 2016-17) Department M.K.B. University Other University Total English Girls Boys Girls Boys M.A. (I + II) 50 6 18 3 77 M.Phil. 3 1 0 0 04 Ph.D. 5 3 6 1 15 Total 58 10 24 04 96 Achievements of Students: a. Rank in Examination (Year: 2016-17) Name of Student Programme Rank Bhatt Yesha M.A. First Parmar Dipali M.A. Second Hariyani Vaidehi M.A. Third Joshi Bhumi M.Phil. First Parmar Milan M.Phil. Second Solanki Pratiksha M.Phil. Third b. Other academic achievements by Students: Name of Student Academic Achievement Alpa Ponda Presented research paper in international conference at Pune – 10/11 Feb 2016 Namrataba Zala Presented research paper in international conference at Pune - 10/11 Feb 2016 Budhiditya Das Presented research paper in International Conference on Literature, Culture and World Peace. Pune. Sept 2016 Divya Chaudhary Presented research paper in International Conference
  17. 17. Memorablia 2017-18 17 on Literature, Culture and World Peace. Pune. Sept 2016 Chintavan Bhungani Presented research paper in International Conference: Contemporary Research in English Studies: Global Perspective Yesha Bhatt Successfully completed MOOCs on Coursera 1) Modern and Contemporary American Poetry – Pennsylvania University 2) The Modern and The Postmodern – Wesleyan University 3) Writing in English at University – Lund University, Sweeden. Divya Chaudhary Presented research paper in International Conference on Literature, Culture and World Peace. Pune. Sept 2016 Jayti Thakar Presented research paper ‘Study on Exiled and Banned writers and their selected work in the disposal of Cultural Paradigms’ in International Conference on Literature, Culture and World Peace. Pune. Sept 2016 Ami Sojitra Komal Sehdadpuri Presented research papers on Film Studies in M.S. University P.G. Student Paper Reading Contest c. Research Scholars who completed Ph.D.: - (Year 2016-17) Sr.No . Notificatio n No. Name of Research Scholar Title Nam e of Guid e Department/ College Gende r Da y Mont h Yea r 1 2009/68 Mr.Mehta Jay Navinchandr a "A COMPARATIVE PSYCHOLOGICA L EXPLORATION OF SELECT SHORT STORIES BY EDGAR ALLAN POE, ANTON CHEKHOV AND DR. JAYANT KHATRI" Dr. Dilip Barad Department of English, Maharaja Krishnakumarsin hji Bhavnagar University, Bhavnagar M 15 10 201 6 2 2009/66 Ms. Trivedi Krutiben Maheshkuma r Socio-cultural and psychological Issue in Some of the Sahitya Akademi Awarded Novels in English. Dr. M. B. Gaija n Samaldas Arts College, Mahatma Gandhi Campus, Maharaja Krishnakumarsin hji Bhavnagar University, Bhavnagar. F 20 9 201 6
  18. 18. Memorablia 2017-18 18 3 2009/99 Mr. Mangukiya Vijaykumar Dungarshibh ai "A Critical Interpretation of Afro- American Poetry and Gujarati Dalit Poetry" Dr. M. B. Gaija n Samaldas Arts College, Mahatma Gandhi Campus, Maharaja Krishnakumarsin hji Bhavnagar University, Bhavnagar. M 12 7 201 7 4 2009/112 Ms. Dabhi Dhara Devendrabha i "More than Victims: A Psycholinguisti c Inquiry of Female in Partition Fiction of Amrita Pritam, Bapsi Sidhwa, and Saadat Hasan Manto" Dr. Dilip Barad Department of English, Maharaja Krishnakumarsin hji Bhavnagar University, Bhavnagar F 29 11 201 7 Students’ achievement in Youth Festival 2016: - Sr Name of Student Event 1 Ajit Kaliya First in Collage 2 Surbhi Gavsvami First in Essay Third in Elocution 3 Budhiditya Das Surbhi Gavsvami Ranker in Debate in Excel Expression 2016 Academic Activities by Teachers: - (Year 2016-17) d. Seminar / Workshop organised by Department: Sr Name of the Event Date 1 Workshop – Online Feedback Mechanism 23 Aug 2016 2 Workshop on Professional Development 30 Dec 2016 3 Workshop – Google Form for Quiz and Feedback 14 Feb 2017 4 Workshop – UGC/CBSE NET-GSET 13 – 15 Feb 2017 5 Digital Portfolio Poster Presentation March 2017 List of Seminar / Conference / Workshop Attended by Teacher (Prof. Dilip Barad): - S.N. Title of the paper presented / Workshop / Poster Presentation / Title of Conference/ Date(s) of the event Organized by Whether Internation
  19. 19. Memorablia 2017-18 19 Chaired Session Seminar al/ National/ State/ Regional/u niversity or College level 1 Personality Development and Communication Skills Development of Technical Education 24 March 2017 RUSA – BPTI, Bhavnagar Regional 2 From Multimedia to Digital Humanities Literature and Multimedia 26 Dec 2016 Arts, Sc and Comm college, Manmad, Nashik National Conferenc e 3 Synergy between Teaching and Technology TEQUIP-II sponsored Two Week FDP on Enhancement of Professional Skills 7 June 2016 Dept. of Humanitie s and Science, Guj Engineerin g College, Bhavnagar TEQUIP-II State level FDP 4 e-Content Development 8 June 2016 5 Flipped Learning 9 June 2017 6 Digital Portfolio 9 June 2017 7 Online Testing and Evaluation 17 June 2017 8 eContent: Modern Tool for Learning Adroitness in eContent Development for Higher Education 12 Jan 2017 Parikh Arts & Sc College, Petlad UGC National Seminar 9 Pedagogical Implications: Teaching and Technology Three-Day Workshop on Flipped Learning 5 Jan 2017 S.S. Govt. Engineerin g College TEQUIP-II State level FDP
  20. 20. Memorablia 2017-18 20 10 Online Session on Intro to Flipped Learning 6 Jan 2017 11 Flipped Learning: Four Pillars 7 Jan 2017 12 Key note address: Threats and Opportunities to eSociety eCommerce and eSociety 5 March 2017 Dept. of Commerce , MKBU and SSCCM 3rd National Conferenc e 13 Digital Platforms and Hindi Language Out Reach Workshop for Hindi language teachers 4 March 2017 Dept. of Hindi, MKBU UGC- MHRD sponsored Out Reach Programm e 13 Workshop on Literary Theory and Practice 27 Feb 2017 Anna Women’s College, Chennai State level for PG Students 14 Workshop on Flipped Learning for English Teachers Four Day International Workshop Series on Integrating Technology for University Classrooms 25 Feb 2017 Anna University, Chennai ELT- RELO, US – Consulate General, Chennai 15 National Education Policy 2016 - VIII. Opportunities in Technology Enabled Learning 2nd International Conference on Global Perspectives on Higher Education 24 Dec 2016 Dept. of Commerce , MKBU and SSCCM Internation al Conferenc e
  21. 21. Memorablia 2017-18 21 Research Publications by Teacher (Prof. Dilip Barad) :- (Year 2016-17) Sr Title of Publication Published in 1 Report on the Use of Technology JOURNAL OF TECHNOLOGY FOR ELT A Quarterly Online Journal for Teachers of English Volume:VI-No. 3 July - September 2016 ISSN (Online): 2231-4431 Impact Factor (2015): 4.310 e. Academic Blog Publication by Prof. Diip P. Barad (Year 2016-17) Sr Title of the Blog Month of Publication 1 Review of Books on Education System April 2016 2 Selfie in Literature September 2016 3 The Teacher is an Iceberg October 2016 4 Review of ‘The Remains of the Day’ November 2016 5 Review of Harry Potter series November 2016 6 Ecofeminism in Mass Media Imagery December 2016 7 Can Technology Replace Teacher? January 2017 8 Techno-teachers are Entrepreneurs February 2017 9 Cultural Studies: Media, Power and Truly Educated Mind March 201 Out Reach Programmes by Department: - (Year 2016-17) Read complete report: http://dilipbarad.blogspot.in/2017/04/report-of-outreach-programme-feb-march.html Sr Funding agency Date Place Objectives and Activities 1 MHRD – UGC Total Funds: 3,00,000/- 21 Feb 2017 To 23 Feb 2017 Samter Village Una Chanakya School Kareni Primary School Kareni High School HMV College NSS Camp Diu College The objectives of these outreach programmes were: 1. To disseminate research outcomes of the research projects (funded by MHRD and UGC) carried out by teachers of Department of English, MKBU. 2. To disseminate procedure, methodology and outcome of action research (Flipped Learning, Digital Portfolio etc) carried out by teachers of Department of English, MKBU. 3. To disseminate innovative teaching practices where in Information and Communication Technology is integrated with teachers of rural schools and colleges. 2 6 March 2017 To PDPU, Raisan, Gandhinagar Shamlaji College
  22. 22. Memorablia 2017-18 22 11 March 2017 Shamlaji High School Mt. Abu Secondary School Mt. Abu B.Ed. College Ambaji College 4. To display best practices in technology integrated teaching and learning with teachers and students of premier academic institutes located in urban spaces. 5. To suggest teachers to implement outcomes of action researches and best practices successfully carried out at Dept. of English, MKBU in their urban / rural spaces. 6. To carry out surveys regarding: a. English Language Proficiency among rural and urban students b. Reading and Writing skills of school children c. Reading habits of school, college students d. Use of ICT by teachers in schools and colleges e. Attitude towards English language f. Attitude toward technology in teaching g. ICT infrastructure in schools and colleges 7. To teach basics of English language to school children in rural spaces 8. To teach communication skills to National Service Scheme female volunteers in NSS camp 9. To teach grammar components through PowerPoint presentations 10. To teach communication skills through innovative teaching methods like play-cards, role-play etc. 11. To teach speaking skills with the help of nursery rhymes, tongue twisters and songs 12. To build confidence among students of Department of English, MKBU 13. To develop L-S-R-W skills among students of Department of English, MKBU 14. To develop skills like teaching, public speaking, negotiations, communications etc. among participating students. 15. To make participants proficient for Junior Research Fellowship 16. To orient and train former students, teachers and regular students in National Eligibility Test for Asst. Professorship 17. To inculcate the spirit of adventure sports among participating students. 18. To make people aware about various schemes like Digital India, Skill India, SCOPE, Swachh Bharat, Start Up India. f. Self-Financed Programmes: i. M.Phil. Programme ii. SCOPE Programme
  23. 23. Memorablia 2017-18 23 Photographs of the activities: (Year 2016-17): Photo 1: Dr. Kalyani Vallath (Kerala) – conducting NET workshop for teachers and students Photo 2:During Our Reach Programme, the students of Rajasthan Govt. School, Mount Abu – Learning to self-teach English language skills.
  24. 24. Memorablia 2017-18 24 Photo 3: Inauguration of Reading Room at Dept. of English by Hon. Vice Chancellor Dr. S.N. Zala and Prof. Vinod Joshi Photo 4: Press-note on Out Reach Programme by Dept. of English.
  25. 25. Memorablia 2017-18 25 Photo 5: Promoting Digital Education as part of Digital India Programme of Govt. of India. Glimpses of the Year 2017-18
  26. 26. Memorablia 2017-18 26
  27. 27. Memorablia 2017-18 27 International Yoga Day
  28. 28. Memorablia 2017-18 28 Ph.D Viva Voice and Open Defence 2016-18 (1) Krutika Trivedi Sub: ‘Socio-Cultural and psychological issues in some of Sahitya Academic Awarded Novels’ External Referee: Dr. J.K Dodiya Research Supervisor: Dr. M.B Gaijan Date: 14th September, 2016 (2) Jay Mehta Sub: “A Comparative Psychological Exploration of Select Short Stories of Edgar Allan Poe, Anton Chekhov and Dr. Jayant Khatri”. External Referee: Dr. Ravi Zala Research Supervisor: Dr. Dilip Barad Date: 15th October, 2016 (3) Vijay Mangukiya Sub: Afro-American and Gujarati Dalit poetry. External Referee: Dr. Atul Parmar. Research Supervisor: Dr. M.B Gaijan Date: 12th July, 2017 (4) Dhara Dabhi Sub: "More than Victims: A Psycholinguistics inquiry of Female in partition fiction of Amrita Pritam, Bapsi Sidhwa and Saadat Hasan Manto "External Referee: Dr. Ami Upadhyay. Research Supervisor: Dr. Dilip Barad, 29th November, 2017
  29. 29. Memorablia 2017-18 29 Library Visit
  30. 30. Memorablia 2017-18 30 Visiting Faculties (1) Dr. R.K. Mandaliya S.P. University, Vallabh Vidhya Nagar Subject:-John Donne- Metaphysical Poetry Date- 25, 26 & 27th August, 2017 (2) Dr. Vinod Joshi Head- Department of Guajarati, M.K Bhavnagar University. Subject:- Indian Poetries with Reference to Rasa Theory Date- 19, 20,28th February, 2018 (3) Atnu Bhattacharya The Central University of Gujarat Subject: English Language Teaching Date- 24, 25 &, 26th February, 2018 (4) Dr. Sanjay Mukharji Professor from Saurastra University Subject:- Cultural Studies, Date- 25,26 & 27th February, 2018
  31. 31. Memorablia 2017-18 31 (5) Dr. Vishal Pandya Principal of Commerce NMC College, MKBU Subject:-ELT Date- 24, 25th September, 2017 (6) Dr. Jay Mehta Professor at Engineering college, Ahemdabad Subject:- Poe’s Short Stories Date- 3, 9 & 10th September, 2017 (7) Ms.Poojaba Jadeza Visiting Faculty (8) Mr. Milan Parmar Visiting Faculty
  32. 32. Memorablia 2017-18 32 Gardening Day
  33. 33. Memorablia 2017-18 33 Foreign visitors A group of senior academicians from Uczelnia Jana Wyżykowskiego (Jan Wyzykowaki University, Poland) visited our Dept. It was very brief but significant conversation with Zdzislaw Polkowski, Wtodzimierz Olszewski and Teresa Olszewska. His work on Developing Innovative Methodology of Teaching Business Informatics is very inspiring. Thanks to Pushpa Dixit Bhatt for escorting them to our Dept from the International Conference organised at Ssccm Bhavnagar under the guidance of Principal Dr. Hetal Mehta. Department of English - Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar University.
  34. 34. Memorablia 2017-18 34 Sports Day
  35. 35. Memorablia 2017-18 35 Academic Activities
  36. 36. Memorablia 2017-18 36 Navratri Celebration
  37. 37. Memorablia 2017-18 37 Out-Reach Program Academic Outreach Program was organized by English Department. Our sir Dr. Dilip Barad believed in picnic with education. Our department’s students made many forms,reports and presentations for rural and urban area’s schools. So we can say that it was our academic tour. This time we all are very excited because in a history of our department of English it’s happened very first time that we arranged picnic at very far place from Bhavnagar and for so many days. And the places were Diu and Abu. Our journey was on 21st February 2017. First we reached at Una. There we arranged program in school for academic purpose. Then we reached at Diu college and presented academic things. There we enjoyed a lot. Our second journey started on 6th march 2017 at PDPU. There we had opportunity to listen many professors. Then we went for Abu. We did various surveys of students at Abu school. We visited all famous places of Abu. We enjoyed a lot and had a great Academic tour.
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  39. 39. Memorablia 2017-18 39 One Day Academic Tour – 2018 On 13 March, 2018 Department of English, M.K. Bhavnagar University organized one day academic tour for students of semester 2&4. We have visited various places like Akashardham Temple, Central University of Gujarat, Mahatma Mandir and Science City. First we visited the Akashardham Temple. Life of 'Swami Nilakhnth' was portrayed well in musical, instrumental, and sound effect. Second place was CUG (Central University of Gujarat). It was very fruitful visit for us. Dr Atanu Bhattacharya sir warmly welcomed us. First we seen Virtual learning center, they have provided better facilities like net, computers to the PhD and M.Phil students/scholars that they are allowed to work till 10 pm and they provided bus facility according their schedule. Then Dr. Balaji Rangnathan sir introduced us about PhD course of central University. It is mainly based on comparative study and translation studies; it was very fruitful session on research methodology, Research aptitude, Research proposal etc. That how students can get admission and which types of entrants’ exam they take. He talked on various research fellow ship also that how these types of facilities given by government like JRF and other for further research or study. He said one thing that one has to do, is open 20 paths not only 1 and out of 20 you will definitely get 1 right way for your bright career but for that you should have faith in yourself and hard work.
  40. 40. Memorablia 2017-18 40 We visited their library which has very interesting facilities to find books with the help of technology. Librarian introduced the all systems that how they arrange books, how students issue and submit their books and if any book misplace then they have one electronic machine and through that they can easily find it. This kind of operating system also we have in our central library of Bhavnagar university but their library have more facilities for authentic research works, journal. Then we visited Mahatma Mandir which is full of technology integration in shows on Gandhi and his life with good 3D effect. We have given valuable feedback on all things that are shown in technical way; there are also digital touch screen books on Gandhi’s life. Such a wonderful museum, it is like we are in the world of Da Vinci Code, a novel where is we find the same structure of Mahatma Museum like Louvre Museum from outside architecture and at bottom of that we find same pyramid also. When we visited the museum at that time we felt that we are in Hogwarts school of Harry Potter not because of magic but the way they use of technology it is very good and that’s why we can feel the whole journey of Bapu. At last we enjoyed fountain show at Science city as a perfect ending. At last I would like to thanks Dr.Dilip Barad to permit us for this academic tour out of busy schedule.
  41. 41. Memorablia 2017-18 41 Kite Flying Festival
  42. 42. Memorablia 2017-18 42 Talk on Various Topics
  43. 43. Memorablia 2017-18 43 Rangoli Competition
  44. 44. Memorablia 2017-18 44 NET-SET Workshop 2017-18 Three days workshop by Kalyani Vallath from Tiruvandaram, Kerela on 13th , 14th and 15th February 2017. Ms. Poojaba Jadeja Two days workshop by Dr. Atanu Bhatacharya and Dr. Sanjay Mukharjee on 24th and 25th February, 2018
  45. 45. Memorablia 2017-18 45 Dr. Chetan Trivedi Mr. Milan Parmar
  46. 46. Memorablia 2017-18 46 Holi Celebration
  47. 47. Memorablia 2017-18 47 Conference of Dr. Dilip Barad
  48. 48. Memorablia 2017-18 48 Portrait of Dr. Dilip Barad Prepared by Ajit Kaliya
  49. 49. Memorablia 2017-18 49 Portraits of Visiting Faculties Ms. Poojaba Jadeja Mr. Milan Parmar
  50. 50. Memorablia 2017-18 50 Annual Reports (1) Documentation Committee Surbhi Gausvami "If it’s not in writing, it didn't happen" General meaning of Documentation is a 'Material which provides official information and evidence and serves as a record'. In any field there should be Documentation. Which keeps the event alive for longer period of time. If history is not documented very well by someone then perhaps we don't have the great heritage. Every event should be recorded in academic field. Which will show the chart of progress of particular field. It is said that "If it’s not in writing, it didn't happen". People would not believe in your words if you haven’t documented the things properly. British have very good habit of documenting the things, where ever they go, they always keep diary, pen and camera. So knowledge and information can be survived for long time. Documents can be exciting, inspiring and creative form of expression. Documents are living data. Additionally, Documentation creates trust. Documentation sets expectation, provides clarity and creates safety. Documentation creates things more real. As we know that writing is a helpful tool for memory. We even can't think clearly if it is not written clearly. "How do you document?" is equally impotent with “What do you document?" There are certain creative ways of documenting the events. English Department is the Hub of academic activities and events, and we document the events in the form of blog. We record all function and festival that took place at Department. We have documented the events in the form of Blog with appropriate images. All events are documented in book too. English Department provides enchanting platform to students for personality development. We have various kinds of committee such as Bulletin Board committee, Library Board committee, ICT Committee, Art and Creativity Committee, Gardening Committee, Celebration Committee, Daily Schedule Committee etc. it’s prime Duty of Documentation committee to document all creative activity of every committee. Students are free to do innovative and inventive activity in Department. Documentation is a “Mirror” of all those activity. It will serve as ‘Light House’ for next generation and also it will handover great heritage and tradition to new generation. This memorabilia will play a vital role in preserving all sweet memories. We record all events in form of writing, images and videos.
  51. 51. Memorablia 2017-18 51 I would like to mention the important role of ‘Facebook’ in documenting events. Every day I preserve academic memories in the form of digital diary ‘Facebook’. It helped me to record the things date vise and in chronological order. While preparing the Blog I just have to copy the link of particular post from my facebook wall. But it requires tremendous effort to write every event everyday on facebook. This is how integration of technology can help us in preserving activities. Innumerable events celebrated at English Department. New Semester was started with the grand celebration of “International Yoga Day”. Two Ph.D Viva had been done in English Department. One of the Research scholars was guided by our HOD Dr. Dilip Barad. Students participated in two National and one International Conference. International conference was organized by BAOU, Ahmadabad and National conferences were organized by M.S University Baroda. More than Thirty students have participated in Conferences this year. Very enthusiastically students performed in “Shyamal Youth Festival”. One of the students of our Department ‘Ajit Kaliya’ got third rank in installation at National level. Guest lectures and visiting facilities’ lectures are worth attending for every student. Very excitedly we celebrated Kite flying festival, Navratri celebration, Christmas celebration, Republic day, Independent Day, Guarding Day etc. Department organized two days “NET – GSET” workshop for M.A, Graduate students and Research Scholar. We feel very proud that our HOD Dr. Dilip Barad Sir becomes “Dean of Arts Faculty” this year. His hard work and dedication is reflected in his Achievements. I have golden opportunity to record all events of English Department and also remain keen and objective observer of every activity. I would like to thank my committee members for collecting photographs of events. I want to express my sense of gratitude towards Dr. Dilip Barad who teaches me the importance of Documentation. 2) Daily Schedule Committee Rinkal Jani ”The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine” – Mike Murdock Daily Schedule is not just committee but more than that is as tradition of Department of English. A day without Daily Schedule in Department seems incomplete. We start our day by Chanting of University song and Prayers and with various columns like Thought for the Day, News Reading, Vocabulary Drill, Personal Presentation, Opinion Building, Poetry Recitation, Regional Literature, Book Report, Movie review, General Knowledge, Photograph of the day, Humor of the day, Board work and ends with our National Song. The activities are a blessing for us as we get academic as well non-academic things which presented by students in various columns. Its updates our day to day knowledge and enhances our confidence as well as
  52. 52. Memorablia 2017-18 52 speaking skills. It is like a energy drink from which we get energized. Since our school time, we have been doing prayer and this tradition is going on here too. Prayers are done in various languages like English, Hindi, Gujarati and Sanskrit. Coolum’s like News reading, vocabulary drill enhance student’s outer knowledge of the world. Vocabulary drill is not limited with Words and Dictionary meanings but student find various word or phrase which are used in social media or any other place by any other authority, for example word “Hugplomacy” {Political word use by Rahul Gandhi for Pm Modi/ means Hug + Diplomacy = Hugplomacy} So students can express their views on different kind of political or social activities with participating columns vocabulary drill like personal presentation, they can present video and with that they can express their view points. Poetry recitation column in which students presents any poems from any language and they also in which they can show their creativity of creating poetry, Students trying their creativity like poems, movie reviews, book reviews as it needs ideas to think and write review or a report. Students learn how to manage the things when they are anchoring in the Daily Schedule, they can overcome their stage fear by anchoring Daily schedule specially they can learn the management skill and speaking skill also. Movie review or book review are also projected here because movies are also has so many things to tell or taught so what they can see or read they can share and sharing their experiences among all. Board work column is for to appreciating the student who done wonderful board work throughout the year. Daily schedule committee not only limited to department activity but also organized a visit to a Slum area, where students voluntarily donating a money and by that distribute a food packets to slum children’s. Also had a discussion with slum people hear their problems of day to day life and also decided to help them all student together. At last I would like to say that the daily schedule is enhancing students various kinds of skills and knowledge. Daily schedule committee also gives an annual chart of participation of students so its enhance encouragement to students. To work in this committee is not an easy task, or also work in committee require not only member and leader but also require co-operation collaboration and support, especially in to organizing the visit to slum and for that I would like to Thank to all my member. I would like to show my gratitude to Member of Ds committee Hema Goswami, Niyati Pathak, Ramiz solanki, Reena Khasatiya, Riddhi Joshi, Vipul Dabhi, Sagar ladhva, Architaba Gohel, Binkalba Gohel, Budhiditya das, Drashti Nagala, Kavita Meheta, Mansi Parmar, Surbhi Gausvami. Board work by students throughout the year, though they are not member they help me in that things so I heartily thanks to… Ajit kaliya,Vipul Dabhi, Ravjibhai, zankhna Matholiya,
  53. 53. Memorablia 2017-18 53 A special thanks to Dr. Dilip Barad and Department of English for giving me an opportunity to handle all the things from which I also enhanced my skills and also my stage fear wiped away. “Life opens up opportunities to you, and you either take them or you stay afraid of taking them” - Jim Carrey 3) Film screening committee Alpa Ponda “Cinema should make you forget, You are sitting in a theatre.” The story itself involves the images which we can imagine with open eyes that illusion is established upon screen it becomes the movie and it finds its audience. The film screening committee has been started for this year. Throughout the year, it came with many screening of films, drama and talk of the town video. The students and teachers witnessed the screening of Play “Digdarshak” directed by Rishith Jhaveri, written by Priyam Jani and played by Priyam Jani and Aditya Thakor. The drama talks about the theatre, sacrifice in it, and the philsophy of life involved as we are the all the director of our lives to make it run till the end. Another screening was of film Rang de Basanti on 15th August 2016, the movie runs together bringing two stories that of current and past. The third screening was of Kangana Ranaut’s talk in Aap ki Adalat which also manifested talks among the students and the discussion went on various ideas regarding the talk.
  54. 54. Memorablia 2017-18 54 Moreover the journey of watching films not only stayed in department but one movie “Padman”, the students also watched in theatre which discusses the personal issue of women. As we have drama, novel, stories in syllabus we are supposed to feel its essence together. Not only watching but also discussion on any movie or drama took place to make the students aware about what is the thoughts behind the making of movie or play. As the films also have the social, historical etc, reference. Movies represent the society and we are supposed to analyze the society through movies. Throughout the two year, we have done many screening of films. The students and teachers witnessed the screening of the movies like, Waiting for Godot, Mourning becomes Electra, The great Dectator, Modern Times, To the lighthouse, Midnight Children, Scarlet letter, Relucted Fundamentalist, Robinson Crusoe, The Birthday party, Da Vinci Code, Harry Potter series,Life of Pie, Slumdog Millionere,. Apart from syllabus, we also had the screening of a play Digdarsh k and other movies like Rang De Basanti, Sardar and talk of the town video of Kangna Ranaut in AP ki adalat. Also Students manifested the talk discussion went on various ideas. Following films were screened during our academic study: Films on Texts in Syllabus 21. Harry Potter and Philisopher’s stone 1. Hamlet 22. Harry Potter and chamber of secrets 2.Frakenstein 23. Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban 3. Dr. Faustus 24. Harry Potter and Goblet of fire 4. Oliver Twist 25. Harry Potter and the order of phoenix 5. Robinson Crusoe 26. Harry Potter and the half blood prince 6. Guliver’s travels 27. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part-1 7. Tom Jones 28. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part-2 8. Sense and Sensibility 9. Mourning becomes Electra Films on texts not in syllabus 10. Middle March 29. Sardar 11. To the lighthouse 30. Rivers and Tides 12. Waiting for Godot 31. Slumdog millionere 13. The Birthday Party 32. The Reluctant Fundamentalist 14. The old man and the sea 33. Kangana Ranaut in Aap Ki Adalat 15. The scarlet letter 34. Breathe (play) 16. A Tempest 35. Digdarshak (play) 17. Modern times 36.Padman 18. The Great Dectator 37. Rang de Basanti 19. Midnight’s children 38. Life of Pie 20. Da Vinci Code
  55. 55. Memorablia 2017-18 55 4) Art and creativity committee Architaba Gohil “Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” -Scott Adams There is different definition of art for everyone; for some it is passion, for some it is essence of life and for some it is elixir of life. Everyone is not gifted with artistic sense and therefore art and creativity committee gives platform to art lovers to express their creativeness and students can explore more innovative ideas. The garden of art and creativity committee provides an atmosphere where flower of student’s creativity can blossom. Two years back committee was created and was entitled as creativity committee, but title was changed into Art & creativity committee by our senior from the previous year. This year we have arranged different competition. In the starting of the year we had Mobile photography competition in which students have presented photographs which they have clicked through their mobile phones. There was no theme and yes Photoshop was not allowed. Winners were given prize. Then we had Rangoli competition in the first week of February. We didn't kept any themes or rules so that students can make Rangoli in their own way without any restrictions. Students made Rangoli out of various kinds of materials like, clay, water, flower, leaves, wooden waste, broken pieces of glass, sand, stones, grass, cello tape, vegetables etc. Such kind of competitions allows students to think out of the box and gives opportunity to sprout in explicit domain. I would like to thank our Head of the Department Pro. Dilip Barad sir for allowing us to do such activities and yes of course my committee members Ajit kaliya, Alpa Ponda and Kiran Vora for their support. I hope this effort by our seniors and by us will be carrying forward by upcoming batches in upcoming years. Thank you.
  56. 56. Memorablia 2017-18 56 5) ICT Committee: Namrataba Zala 21st century is considered to be a century of unparallel knowledge and in order to gain that it is the basic need of the hour that one should have a sound grounding in the field of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). It is generally believed that students of Literature or Arts are poor at the use of ICT but our Department, Smt.S.B.Gardi Department of English, Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar university redefines learning Literature with extensive and productive use of ICT. Our Professor and Mentor, Dr. Dilip Barad makes us habituated with ICT. He possesses profound knowledge of technology and with his irrevocable intention of making us prepare for future prospects through the use of it provides us guidance because of which we are able to learn literature with the help of technology. In our department, literature and technology thrive side by side and are two sides of the same coin. We have in our department, many committees for various purposes like, ICT committee, Documentation Committee, Celebration Committee, gardening Committee, etc and all are mobilized by students. ICT committee takes care of things related to technology based learning through Projectors, Language Lab, Music System, Laptops and much more. From the very first day, students have to equip themselves with technology as the department has a very techno friendly environment. After getting admission in department one of the benefit is you are being introduced with many new tools as our department has a total of 27 laptops for students to develop themselves with the optimum use of ICT. Department of English has a distinct identity because of the best use of technology. Here, we use tools like mail, G+, Google forms, Flubaroo, urkund, slide share, etc. And for teaching the above mentioned things to new students, we had organized one workshop wherein all seniors put in maximum efforts and make the Presentations accordingly for the juniors which works as an ice breaker in more Ways than one. Under the guidance of Dr. Dilip Barad we created our own Google site for making of digital portfolio where one can find all the academic activities under one roof which accommodates varied interests of the students. Furthermore, we have presentations where sir himself sits for hours together patiently and listens each and every presentation to provide us with feedback and later on we get a DVD of our presentations to improve ourselves through self learning mode.
  57. 57. Memorablia 2017-18 57 Apart from the above mentioned activities, we have here, group activities, online discussions, unit test etc. Throughout the year, we saw a lot of film adaptations of the classics like, Hamlet, A Birthday party, waiting for Godot, To the lighthouse, Midnight’s children, A Reluctant Fundamentalist, One night @ the call centre, The Da Vinci code, Harry Potter etc. Dr Dilip Barad sir has always been a pillar of strength and encouraged us in using technology to the maximum by motivating us to learn with the trial and error method. He is indeed a teacher with a vision to improve us at various levels. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Parth sir and Milan sir for their help and support throughout. I would also like to thank Chintvan Bhai, our senior and previous ICT leader and last but not the least Surbhi, Alpa, Komal, Megha, Kailash, Dhara, Arti, and all classmates and juniors for their help throughout. Without all of them, this journey of learning would have been incomplete. Thank You. 6) Gardening Committee: Megha Trivedi “The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul. – Alfred Austin We all know that trees played very vital role in our life. Without it we can’t survive. That’s why we have to grow more trees around our area. As a good citizen also it is our responsibility that we have to care nature and planting more trees. So from this view we grew garden at Department of English under the guidance of Dr.Dilip Barad. In department, we have tradition that various committee do various activities throughout the year. There are 24 members of both semesters in this committee. Here are some glimpses of all the activities that did in whole the year by gardening committee. We celebrated gardening day two times in every year and new batch planting minimum one tree as the memory of the year.
  58. 58. Memorablia 2017-18 58 This time at 5th August, 2017 we did memory tree plantation as part of Clean India Mission/Swachh Bharat. We have cleaned area around department of English, we also have re- arranged blocks so students can use it during recess. We enjoyed snacks together by sitting on blocks. Many students came department by cycles for the purpose of save environment. Then we all visited university tennis courts, gym and played tennis together Sem – 1 and sem-3 students. Then 26th January, 2018 celebrated Republic Day as the Gardening day. After attended Flag Hoisting ceremony, we worked to clean campus around the Department of English. We painted trunks of trees with geru and Lime which all protect tree/plant trunks. We painted and designed all the pot also with geru. We put some pot birdhouse and feeders for birds in garden, because through these birds protects them in summer. Garden is the best place and in department’s garden we passed many sweet memories and happiest moments. Here I would like to thanks to all members of this committee and all members who help us, thanks to Dilip Barad sir for build up such a wonderful garden as a part of Department of English.
  59. 59. Memorablia 2017-18 59 7) Celebration Committee Report Matangi Bhatt “The more you celebrate your life, the more there is in life Celebrate” How to make life beautiful? Does anyone know that? The secret is to enjoy every bit of it with enthusiasm, and for that you need to celebrate every moment of life; this will give you grand joy and unlimited amount of happiness. After all Celebration is the part of our Life. So why not we add the same thing in our study life also? To make it more beautiful as well as memorable? Well… let me tell you one amazing thing about our Department. We make every single occasion very memorable by celebrating it with pure joy. This work’s responsibility is on the “celebration committee”. Let me introduced our committee to you all. Matangi Bhatt the leader, Kiran Vora, Namrataba Zala, Arti Vadher, Dharaba Gohil, Alpa Ponda, Khushali Dave, Rinkal Jani from our semester. We have celebrated many events here that can never be forgotten by our minds. We have celebrated these events : ‘International Yoga Day’, ‘Guru Purnima’, ‘Welcome function’, ‘Memory tree Plantation by new students’, ‘Flag Hosting Ceremony’, ‘National Sports day’, ‘Navratri celebration’, ‘Teachers day celebration’, ‘Youth Festival’, ‘Christmas day’, ‘Kite flying festival’, ‘Gardening day on 26th January’ etc. I want to thank everyone for taking part in every event we celebrated with glee. And also thanking my committee members for always being there and supporting me with every work regarding the events. And special thanks to our Head of Dept, Dr. Dilip Barad for allowing us to celebrate, and also participating in happily. Last but not the least, dear Poojaba madam Jadeja and Milan sir Parmar who were always there to cheer us up in any kind of event. And thank you so much to Jadeja sir, Raju Bhai, Jagdishbhai without whom our department is incomplete. Thank you. 8) Bulletin Board Committee Mansi Parmar Bulletin Board is a place where we see many kinds of message like announce events and information. Bulletin Board is not only for educational purpose but it is a place where anybody can put their various knowledge and creativity. Here I would like to say that in our department three main board
  60. 60. Memorablia 2017-18 60 Bulletin Board, Information Board, White Board Bulletin board: - There is place were student put their various creation things like poems, painting, short stories drawing, article etc. We can say that this place is for those students who does not sharing their all creativity and ability so here they all put their thing so that they can be seen by many people. Here we do many things like any festival came so we decorated bulletin board like this way for example in Christmas we put various thing related to this festival in Makarsankranti we put kites on the board so this kinds of activities we do. Information board:- where we putting various notice and announce event and students information. White Board: - where write various thought which is written by students and faculty member. As a leader of Bulletin Board Committee I would like to say that all the bulletin Board' member has help me a lot to collect students creativity and put into notice Board also. At the last I would like to thanks Pro. Dr. Dilip Barad sir to give this kind of place. Apart from academic information they give freedom to put student’s creativities and ideas. Thank you… 9) Library Committee Budhiditya Shankar Das “A library is the delivery room for the birth of ideas, a place where history comes to life.”- Norman Cousins. Unlike the above mentioned quote it’s very true that Library gives birth to new way of looking at things. It is also considered to be the place full of knowledge where every book
  61. 61. Memorablia 2017-18 61 in their silence opens up with new and unknown facts. In today’s world who wants to go to Library when we have become so techno-friendly but the realities which books can show, technologies fail there. Books and libraries always welcome their readers open-heartedly whoever the reader might be. Once we get the taste of entertainment it provides with all of its knowledge then we would get tempted towards it for its hypnotic magic easily. Department of English, MKBU is known as techno-friendly department because though being an Arts Department it makes use of technology as much as possible but rather than it has got a Library of its own. It’s made for the ease of the students so that time and again they don’t have to go to the Central Library and also they don’t have to get tensed about the availability of books. This Library is open for all the students during the Department hours. Along with the Library the Department has also got its own Reading Room which any student of the Department or any Research Scholar can access according to their own need. Our Head of the Department Prof. Dr. Dilip Barad Sir has also got his own Library inside his office from which he also lends books to students. Every year the Leader of Library Committee keeps on changing and it’s a very good opportunity to learn many new things. And as it’s always said without a support system a Leader alone can’t run the show, that’s why along with the Leader a Committee is also elected. As the Library is open for all so along with the students, teachers and Research Scholars takes the advantages of it. In our Library we have got many self- help books, CDs and DVDs of movies related to our syllabus, NET/SLET help books, and materials of SCOPE to improve Language and many reference books also. Every year this list gets extended with new books. It would be appropriate to quote Zappa- “If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library.” –Frank Zappa Working as a Leader of Library Committee was an awesome experience. Every day when the Department started I had to open Library for someone’s book renewal so for issuing books to someone, and then I had to maintain record of who took which book with their return dates. During Department hours at any point of time someone might come and say that he or she wants to issue a book than I can’t deny and have to do my duty. This is what this Library taught me how to manage your own responsibility. Last but not the least, I would like to thanks Prof. Dr. Dilip Barad Sir, all other faculty members and also my Committee members without whom the proper functioning of Library wouldn’t be possible throughout the year. I hope in the forthcoming future also all the batches would carry on this tradition and would also contribute in the growth and development of Department and its Library.
  62. 62. Memorablia 2017-18 62 Abstracts of Research Papers 1) Lihaaf’ for whom and 'Fire' in whom: Masculine responses to Lesbianism Presented by Komal Shahedapuri Student of S.Y B.A komaltara1311@gmail.com International Conference Rohilkhand University, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh. There has been a great deal of the discussion regarding the concept of ‘masculinity’, which is more pertaining to the psychological behaviors of humans rather than merely biological and physical appearance. There is probably a misconception that the stronger (active in sex), one is the more masculine he is than one who is passive, however, it seems to be a partial conceptions of the notions. A man with muscular body may also be a feminine psychologically. Hence, it is a matter one’s own identity- as perceived by others. We have made an attempt to find out masculinity in females/women and its consequences and how it is a part of lesbian/ bisexual relationships. Easthope (1990) states that ‘masculinity tries to tries to stay invisible passing itself off as Normal and Universal'. The nation of masculinity tries to become a norm in society so then its counterpart, femininity is seen as different and deviant. Against this backdrop, femininity is constructed around the adaptation to male power. Its central feature is attractiveness to men, which includes physical appearance, suppression of “Power” and nurturance of children, heterosexuality, sexual availability and sociability. Masculine and femininity are societal euphemism for male dominance and female subordination. Women became masculine because of her depression, pain and her position in society so, she decides to be a masculine to live good and free life in the society. Some girls or women live as a boy or a man. She believed that in our society, there is also important of men not women so she live as a boy and became a masculine. The word Lesbian can refer to a woman's identity to desire or to romantic or sexual activity between women. A lesbian is a female homosexual who experiences romantic love or sexual attraction to other females. The term lesbian is also used with regard to sexual behavior
  63. 63. Memorablia 2017-18 63 regardless of sexual orientation or as an adjective to characterize or associate nouns with female homosexuality or same sex attraction. To serve these purposes we have taken an Urdu short story ‘Lihaaf’, the Quilt by Ishmat Chugtai and a movie ‘Fire’ 1996 by Deepa Mehta, which provide us explicit account of how (Wo)men instincts are “shown” in the Indian household and their reasons for their metamorphosis in ‘Homos’ and ‘Hetros’. Key Words: Queer, Fire, Quilt, Ishmat Chughtai, masculinity, lesbianism, feminity, bisexual 2) Representation of Colonialism and its Resistance in Literature Presented by Komal Shahedapuri Master of Arts (English Literature) MK Bhavnagar University International Conference at BAOU, Ahmadabad. Frantz Fanon has rightly observed in context of Language of Colonized, ‘Every colonized people in other words, every people in whose soul an inferiority complex has been created by the death and burial of its Local Cultural originality - finds itself face to face with the language of civilizing nation; that is, with the culture of Mother country. The colonized is elevated above his Jungle status in proportion to his adoption of mother country’s cultural standards.’ (Bass) Colonialism is the policy or practice of acquiring full or partial political control over another country, occupying it with settlers who unsettle the native people in their own homeland by exploiting them economically. (English Oxford Living Dictionaries) While Postcolonial view is talking about effects of colonialism and human consequences of external control and economic exploitation of native people and their lands. (Wikipedia) Rereading of literary works happen a lot with the help of the critical analysis of history, culture and literature. This paper seeks to point out the power of colonizers through its representation in literary work, ‘Robinson Crusoe’ by Daniel Defoe while in post colonial aspect the ‘Silence’ of colonized people is broken and voice of resistance for their identity and freedom is given in the literary works like ‘A Tempest’ by Aime Cesaire (French writer) is an adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ from a Postcolonial perspective.
  64. 64. Memorablia 2017-18 64 Thus, this paper focuses on the narration of colonialism done by two different writers, white writer Daniel Defoe and black writer Aime Cesaire and how their writings can be distinguish by examining their works. Keywords: Colonialism, Post colonialism, Robinson Crusoe, A Tempest, Daniel Defoe, Aime Cesaire 3) Representation of LGBT in Parallel Cinema Presented by Komal Shahedapuri Student of Master of Arts Part-I, Department of English, MK Bhavnagar University, Gujarat. 7th AK Ramanujan National Paper Reading Contest, Baroda. Rohit K. Dasgupta has rightly observed that ‘established academic debates surrounding representation of queer identities in India have time and again illuminated the relationship between sexual (gendered) subjectivities and the state. More often than not queer individuals themselves have fixated on heteronormativising their queerness.’ While most would prefer to ‘fit in’ for socio-cultural and political progress, the radical queer activists and scholar challenge the ‘norm’ for a different kind of progression. Similarly, Gayatri Gopinath argues that ‘wither the queer woman is erased from patriarchal nationalist rhetoric that refuses her existence or she is colonized by a liberalist western discourse of sexuality that seeks to codify her subjectivity through indexes of ‘gay’ and ‘lesbian’. (R. K. Dasgupta) Queer Theory is a field of poststructuralist critical theory that emerged in the early 1990s, out of the fields of Queer studies and women’s studies .Queer theory builds both upon Feminist challenges to the idea that gender is part of essential self and upon Gay and Lesbian studies. It focuses on mismatches between sex or gender and desire, since early 1990s, it has been adapted by gays and lesbians themselves as a non-invidious term to identify a way of life and an area of scholarly inquiry. These studies have maintained a close relation to the activists who strive to achieve for gays and lesbians political, legal and economic rights equal to those of the heterosexual majority. The portrayal of LGBT is not essay task in India because homosexuality is mostly a taboo subject in Indian civil society and for the government section 377 of Indian penal code makes sex with persons of same gender punishable by law, LGBT people in India face legal and social difficulties, sexual activity between people of same gender is illegal and same sex couples can’t legally marry or obtain a civil partnership. A critical moment of rapture in Indian Queer sexuality
  65. 65. Memorablia 2017-18 65 occurred with the release of Deepa Mehta’s ‘Fire’ (1996), which shows that queer sexuality is not visible within the culture of India through a dialogue between major two characters Radha and Sita that ‘There is no word in our language that can describe what we are and how we feel for each other’ said Sita. Michael Foucault also agree with Mehta’s views that sexuality based identity were invented in 19th century in Europe. Through the lenses of these observation, this paper attempts to look into lesbian and gay identities as portrayed in a serious way in two films of Parallel Cinema ‘FIRE ’(1996) by diasporic Canadian filmmaker Deepa Mehta and ‘BOMgAY’(1996) by Riyad Wadia. Key Words: Lesbian, Gays, Queer Film, Fire, BOMgAY (4) Report of Survey on ELT Group Activity to Examine Speaking Skill Prepared by Komal Shahedapuri and Megha Trivedi (Sem-4) Group Members: Komal Shahedapuri, Megha Trivedi, Krishna Khamal, Matangi Bhatt Introduction: ELT is the teaching of English language to the people whose mother/first language is not English. ELT is an abbreviation for ‘English Language Teaching’ specifically to the students whose native language is not English. English language taught as the Foreign or the Second language (L2) to the people whose native language is different like in India, which is the multilingual country. CALL (Computer assisted Language Learning) is not a method but tools for learning and teaching language. In CALL, tools like laptop, smart phone and social media like Face book, Whatsapp, G+, Google classroom, YouTube can be used in language learning and teaching. Objectives: To Carry out Survey regarding: ✓ English Language Proficiency among students of Master of Arts (English). ✓ To check Reading, Listening and speaking skills.
  66. 66. Memorablia 2017-18 66 ✓ Attitude toward Technology in learning language. ✓ Attitude towards English language. ✓ How to improve speaking skill through innovative learning tool. ✓ To enhance recitation skill with the help of poem (Daffodils by Wordsworth) In order to check the language proficiency of students, Whatsapp group can be created as a web tool to improve language skills by writing, chats and recording your voice to convey your message. Here in this task, we have used Whatsapp as a web tool to test speaking skills in English language of the students wherein instructions for activity has given in audio form and ask students of Masters of English to recite poem ‘Daffodils’ by Wordsworth with proper pronunciation, rhythm, tone and stress on the lines by using recoding option in Whatsapp. For this activity, we have provide them a video where a poem recited and its transcript also given, so if some parts of poem are left by students while listening, they can read the poem. We have received good responses from students in which 11 girls and 6 boys are there. Here is the video of that given speaking activity. This is the Mind Mapping chart created by Dr. Dilip Barad while students are giving the analysis of their findings of various activities on ELT. We have dealt with Group-1 where activity is on speaking skill that you can see in chart. Findings • Common Errors in pronunciation for example, many students have done mistakes to pronounce words like William as Williams, Jocund as Jacund , host as ghost, lie as li etc.
  67. 67. Memorablia 2017-18 67 • There are long sound at the end of the lines of the poem in responses of many students. • Tone of some students seems to be artificial during the recitation of the poem. • Students do not focus punctuation marks, as they do not pause at right place and do not put proper stress on particular words in the poem. • Sometimes, speed of the recitation of poem by students is very fast that we can’t understand some words or lines properly. Thanks. (5) Representation of Gandhian thought in selected Indian English Novels Presented By Krishna Khamal Master of Arts (English), Department of English MK Bhavnagar University Email id: krishnakhamal01@gmail.com “Be the Change, you wish to see in the world’’ -Mahatma Gandhi. Mahatma Gandhi had been a great influence not only on Indian but also the world Literature. He was a socio-political figure who cannot be forget or ignore. He has influenced every aspect of human consciousness. This paper focuses on how Gandhian Thought and Ideology inspired and influenced the Literature especially Indian writing in English. Gandhi believed that “Literary education is of no value, if it is not able to build a Character” And Gandhian philosophy is Non -violence, Untouchability, home economy also presents. In the period from 1918-1950, in the anti-colonial against the British time was grossly occupied by Gandhian ideology from social to culture and from political to economical .still now we can see the effect of him in literature. It has huge and
  68. 68. Memorablia 2017-18 68 deep effect on the Indian writers especially on the Indo-Anglian novelist.Gandhi also wrote in English for the writers of this generation. Gandhian thought became a powerful metaphor. R.K Narayan and Raja Rao were most celebrated novelists of India in 1930 and 1940.Both novelist had depicted Gandhian thoughts in their novels like, “Waiting for Mahatma’’ and “Kanthapura’’ are best for analyzing. To study the influence of how Gandhian ideology and thought are influenced in Indian Writing in English. Thus, there are so many ways in which Gandhian thought and ideology have affected the Literature in a positive way. Key words: - Gandhian thought, Indian writing in English, Untouchability, Non-violence, home economy, etc. (6) INDIA’S IDEA OF SPIRITUALITY AND PHILOSOPHY Presented by 1. Hema D. Goswami (MKBU, M.A Sem 2) hemagoswami474@gmail.com 2. Jagruti R. Vasani (MKBU, M.A Sem 2) jagrutivasani17@gmail.com 3. Kavitaba P. Gohil (MKBU,M.A Sem 2) kavitabaprahaladsinhjigohil@gmail.com This research paper is based on India’s idea of Spirituality and philosophy. The motive behind this topic is to make Indian people aware about the concept of spirituality and philosophy, because in present time this term lost its value in Indians mind. Whereas the western world is influenced by this concept .The word spirituality is connected with the re-formation. The basic idea of spirituality in India is connected with the religion but there is controversy about this connection. Spirituality is much more of an Individual practice. “You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.” –Swami Vivekananda Philosophy is about the study of fundamental problems. Spirituality goes much deeper than the philosophy, which mostly talk about outer subject matter. In the history of Indian civilization
  69. 69. Memorablia 2017-18 69 numerous spiritual and philosophical leaders have delivered their idea about both the term. Sri Aurobindo and Swami Vivekananda were two prominent figures who talks about these terms. “What the souls sees and has experienced, that it knows; the rest is appearance, prejudices and opinion.” – Sri Aurobindo Key words: Western world, re-formation, religion, individual practice, fundamental problems, spiritual and philosophical leader. (7) Popular Fiction in The Light of Paulo Coelho’s “The Alchemist” and “Eleven Minutes” Presented by Megha Trivedi Student of S.Y B.A E-mail:-meghatrivedi666@gmail.com International Conference Rohilkhand University, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh “The Alchemist” and “Eleven Minutes” have now become an important contribution to the field of popular fiction. But one should ask a question that what makes these two fictions ‘Popular fiction’, the straight answer would be they encompass in them certain traits of popular fiction like, wide spread appeal, large readership, use of simple and lucid language, use of popular and interesting topics, less ambiguity of plot and many more. It is often argued the popular fiction are not concerned with the serious aspects of life and they aimed at entertainment rather than message or moral but when we read novels of Paulo Coelho we learn that they offer us a message, teach us something vital about life and at the same time they entertain us. But the novels talks about journey: from inexperience to experience, from the world without to the world within, from one place to another in search of dreams. Paulo Coelho himself says that he tries to share with his readers his inner experiences and basically his spiritual quest. He doesn’t have to explain about the universe but he wants to share. Through these novels Paulo Coelho suggests that even if everything that we want is near us, we should move forward patiently to find the ultimate truth. The reasons for popular fictions or literature being considered as inferior would be the bias which people hold for about popular fictions in general. The critics have not tried to find anything from the works belonging to the field. Now the time has come when we need to change our attitude towards popular fictions as they are widely read.

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