An exploration of India beyond descriptions like “Backward”, “Casteist”, and “Patriarchal”!
CIRHS conducts reading sessions with interested participants. These reading sessions are designed to do the following: Expose participants to new research taking place in the Social Sciences Introduce important texts which allow participants to raise and deal with new questions in the Social Sciences Train participants in reading a text in a way that allows … Continue reading Weekly Reading Sessions
You may be competent in day-to-day conversations in English. You may read English newspapers rather well. But Academic English is another kettle of fish. It is a kind of English that you need for writing college essays, MA theses, literary analysis, a lab report or just to read and understand academic texts, and in … Continue reading Certificate Course in Academic English
Do we understand English Literature? Workshop on the "Cultural Context of English Literature" At the workshop organized by the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Humanities and Social Sciences (CIRHS), SDM P.G. College (Ujire), on the 4th and 5th of February, participants deliberated on the challenges faced by students and teachers of English literature in India. … Continue reading Workshop Report: “Cultural Context of English Literature”
Dr. Dunkin Jalki of CIRHS was part of a panel on the Vachanas and the issue of caste at the fifth Dharwada Sahitya Sambhrama (20-22 Jan 2017). Here are two reports in the Kannada media about the session. Report in the Vijaya Karnataka newspaper: vijaya-karnataka The video recording of the panel discussion will be available here … Continue reading Dr. Dunkin Jalki at Dharwad Sahitya Sambhrama
A Two-day National Workshop on Understanding the Cultural Context of English Literature Teachers in India face a rather strange problem teaching English literature (by which we mean European English literature) to Indian students. It is a subject that requires students to understand human experience. Yet, it is an experience that is very far away from … Continue reading Cultural Context of English Literature (4-5 February 2017)
Twenty-nine students of the Department of Journalism (SDM PG College, Ujire) participated in first round of the day-long "Art of Writing a Master’s Thesis" workshop, on 14 November 2016. The workshop consisted of lectures, group tasks, group presentations (see the photos below) and a question and answer session. Here are some photos from the workshop!